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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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Review of 'Prey by the Ganges': All night long

Review of 'Prey by the Ganges': All night long
We are now in a new centoru, decades away from Bihar's feudal past and all its cruelty. that curtain, however, has not lifted. If anything, it lies thicker upon the ground: Hemant Kumar
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Faultlines: Talk of rights and become the enemy of the State
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... Continue reading Faultlines: Talk of rights and become the enemy of the State
 
 
 
 
 
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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
Does government care a damn about ecology?
September 10, 2012 | Does government care a damn about ecology?: An appraisal panel of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has virtually thrown the Madhav Gadgil Committee report on the Western Ghats out of the window. The Expert Appraisal Committee... Continue reading Does government care a damn about ecology?
Random Items: Northeast
Future shock for Kaziranga wildlife: 70 dams in Arunachal
October 25, 2011 | Future shock for Kaziranga wildlife: 70 dams in Arunachal: The main threat to Kaziranga National Park in the next 25 years will come not from poachers or encroachers, but the 70 dams that are being built in the Eastern Himalayas of India’s Northeast.... Continue reading Future shock for Kaziranga wildlife: 70 dams in Arunachal
 
Random Items: People
Amnesty and Gael García Bernal launch films on migrants in Mexico
November 8, 2010 | Amnesty and Gael García Bernal launch films on migrants in Mexico: Amnesty International and Mexican actor Gael García Bernal have launched a series of films depicting the plight of irregular migrants in Mexico. The four films are being called The... Continue reading Amnesty and Gael García Bernal launch films on migrants in Mexico
Random Items: Wildlife
Future shock for Kaziranga wildlife: 70 dams in Arunachal
October 25, 2011 | Future shock for Kaziranga wildlife: 70 dams in Arunachal: The main threat to Kaziranga National Park in the next 25 years will come not from poachers or encroachers, but the 70 dams that are being built in the Eastern Himalayas of India’s Northeast.... Continue reading Future shock for Kaziranga wildlife: 70 dams in Arunachal
Random Items: Women
One in 14 women worldwide sexually assaulted by other than a partner
February 12, 2014 | One in 14 women worldwide sexually assaulted by other than a partner: The rash of rapes and cases of molesations in the country continue to paint India as among the worst countries for women to live in, but research finds it otherwise. The incidence of sexual violence... Continue reading One in 14 women worldwide sexually assaulted by other than a partner