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About Subir Ghosh
Subir GhoshSubir Ghosh is a Bangalore-based independent journalist-writer-researcher who writes about conflict, ethnicities, wildlife, human rights, women, poverty, media, and cinema. He is the author of one book, and has co-authored two with others. He started out his career in sales, before switching over to journalism in 1991. His first job as a journalist was with the Press Trust of India (PTI) in Kolkata. He joined The Telegraph daily in 1994, where he developed a keen interest in Northeast affairs. He shifted base to New Delhi in mid-1998, and handled publications and communications for a number of organisations. Subir's last stint with the mainstream media was with the Bangalore edition of DNA newspaper. MORE »
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When reportage is a disaster in itself : Memories of last year’s Uttarakhand catastrophe are a tad difficult to push under the rubble of... Continue reading When reportage is a disaster in itself
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Random Items: Cinema
September 25, 2011 | Flashback: The birth pangs of cinema: “Of everything other than thought, there can be no history.” RG Collingwood, The Idea of History Watersheds, when looked at closely – as film historian Eric Rhode wrote – become less... Continue reading Flashback: The birth pangs of cinema
Random Items: Environment
April 11, 2014 | It’s about attitudes, not models: Now that the unbridled frenzy over Earth Hour – the most-hyped annual event the world perfunctorily celebrates – has petered out, it is time to look at the tokenist event through a prism of... Continue reading It’s about attitudes, not models
Random Items: Northeast
January 3, 2011 | Three ceasefire agreements extended in Northeast, but settlements elusive: In less than a week, as many as three ceasefire agreements have been extended in the Northeast. Technically, these are not called ceasefires; they are dubbed Suspension of Operations (SoO)... Continue reading Three ceasefire agreements extended in Northeast, but settlements elusive
 
Random Items: People
September 23, 2010 | Poachers threaten world’s most isolated tribe, the Sentinelese of Andamans: Poachers targeting rich fishing grounds in the Andaman Islands are endangering the world’s most isolated tribe. More than a hundred iIllegal fishermen from Burma have been arrested in recent weeks.... Continue reading Poachers threaten world’s most isolated tribe, the Sentinelese of Andamans
Random Items: Wildlife
September 30, 2010 | One fifth of the world’s plants are under threat of extinction: Plants are as threatened as mammals, with one in five of the world’s plant species threatened with extinction. It is for the first time that the true extent of the threat to the world’s estimated... Continue reading One fifth of the world’s plants are under threat of extinction
Random Items: Women
November 7, 2010 | What's it like to wear a burqa ― A young woman's experience: When the burqa debate was raging across the world, a young Pakistani women's rights activist, who doesn't wear a headscarf as a rule, travelled to Jalalabad in Afghanistan to see for herself what it... Continue reading What's it like to wear a burqa ― A young woman's experience