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Subir Ghosh

Subir Ghosh is a regular commenter on Firstpost.com and one of our first guest bloggers. He is a New Delhi-based independent journalist and writer. He has worked with the Press Trust of India (PTI) and The Telegraph, and handled publications/communications for the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), the Federation of Hotels and Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI), and the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI). He specialises in Northeast affairs and is an advisory council member with the Centre for Northeast Studies (C-NES). He is the author of 'Frontier Travails: Northeast - The Politics of a Mess' published by Macmillan India, and has won two national awards in children's fiction. His subjects of interest include conflict, ethnicities, wildlife, human rights, poverty, media, and cinema. He blogs at www.write2kill.in, and designs websites during his off hours.

Oct 7, 2011

The North- East is in danger of becoming the next Maoist hub

The signals coming from Arunachal Pradesh and Assam should leave the policy-makers in Delhi worried. The Red rebels are trying to cash in on local grievances to build base. #Arunachal Pradesh #Assam #Communist Party of India #ConnectTheDots #North East India #Tarun Kumar Gogoi #United Liberation Front of Asom

Sep 20, 2011

Dam safety in Sikkim – we were lucky this time

A quake-hit dam can be a catastrophe of untold proportions. There have been seven draft bills so far but no Dams Safety Act in India. Are we serious? #Dam #Dam removal #Dam Safety Bill #Engineering #Environment #Hydroelectricity #Sikkim #ThatsJustWrong

Sep 8, 2011

Issue of antibiotic resistance concerns us all, why are we so lax?

Anti-microbial resistance is a public health hazard which needs to be tackled with urgency. But the ministry is busy with bureaucratic solutions to scientific problems. #Antibiotics #HowThisWorks #Medicine #Pharmaceutical industry

Jul 18, 2011

Gorkhaland agreement: Hope the hills indeed go alive

Mamata has bought herself time, not a complete solution; for GJM chief Bimal Gurung it’s perform or perish from now on. #ConnectTheDots #Darjeeling #Gorkhaland #Mamata Banerjee #Prashant Tamang

Jun 17, 2011

Why Karnataka is saying no to the UNESCO tag

The Karnataka state government's refusal to allow a UNESCO tag for the Western Ghat forests is because it will prevent them from plundering these sites at will. #Karnataka #Kudremukh #ThatsJustWrong #United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization #Vijayashankar #Western Ghats

Jun 15, 2011

Swami Nigamanand’s death is not a tragedy, it is a travesty

If actions speak louder than words, then Nigamanand’s struggle ought to be screaming sense into us. But it's doubtful that it will do that. #Baba Ramdev #Ganges #Swami Nigamanand #Uttarakhand

Jun 10, 2011

ULFA’s Paresh Baruah factor: Lots of fight, lesser might

Paresh Baruah is a spent force. His ultimatum to an oil and gas company is a desperate bid to stay relevant. #Asom Gana Parishad #Assam #United Liberation Front of Asom

Jun 3, 2011

All unquiet on the Naga front

Manipur-Nagaland tension is only beginning to rankle again. But the ripples are yet to be felt in far off New Delhi. #Community Bloggers #Manipur #Nagaland #Neiphiu Rio #New Delhi #North East India #Okram Ibobi Singh