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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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The media is in a hurry to exonerate tea companies on their own

The media is in a hurry to exonerate tea companies on their own
The Tea Board did not “trash the report;” it only “denied the allegations.” Photo: Petr Kratochvil / publicdomainpictures.net
When reportage is a disaster in itself
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
Review of 'Prey by the Ganges': All night long
Review of 'Prey by the Ganges': All night long: It’s nice to be taken by surprise, once in a while, you know. Of course, one only has the... Continue reading Review of 'Prey by the Ganges': All night long
SC judgment on fatwas needs to be seen closely
SC judgment on fatwas needs to be seen closely: Too much hot air is being blown into Monday’s Supreme Court judgment clarifying that fatwas are... Continue reading SC judgment on fatwas needs to be seen closely
 
 
 
 
 
Random Items: Cinema
Flashback: World cinema’s first superstar – the woman who refused to pay
October 2, 2011 | Flashback: World cinema’s first superstar – the woman who refused to pay: A little more than a 100 years ago, a 20-year-old girl who barely knew the facts of life, accidentally became pregnant. At the turn of the 20th century when the very idea of single mothers would have... Continue reading Flashback: World cinema’s first superstar – the woman who refused to pay
Random Items: Environment
There’s more to Teesta than just water-sharing
September 7, 2011 | There’s more to Teesta than just water-sharing: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s recalcitrant stand on the sharing of the Teesta river waters with Bangladesh has been widely criticised in that it has severely strained bilateral... Continue reading There’s more to Teesta than just water-sharing
Random Items: Northeast
Separate High Courts to be set up in all Northeast states
August 27, 2011 | Separate High Courts to be set up in all Northeast states: This has taken a long time – but would be more than welcome for people of the Northeast. The government has announced that it will set up separate High Courts for each of the Northeast states.... Continue reading Separate High Courts to be set up in all Northeast states
 
Random Items: People
Faultlines: Talk of rights and become the enemy of the State
June 16, 2014 | Faultlines: Talk of rights and become the enemy of the State: In a milieu where bedlam and mutual suspicion hold discourse to ransom, it is difficult not only to find voices of sanity, it is as challenging to remain circumspect oneself. One invariably ends up... Continue reading Faultlines: Talk of rights and become the enemy of the State
Random Items: Wildlife
India’s shores danger zone for 45% of threatened turtles
October 2, 2011 | India’s shores danger zone for 45% of threatened turtles: Almost half (45 per cent) of the world’s threatened sea turtle populations are found in the northern Indian Ocean. The study by top sea turtle experts have also determined that the most significant... Continue reading India’s shores danger zone for 45% of threatened turtles
Random Items: Women
What's it like to wear a burqa ― A young woman's experience
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