Subir Ghosh is a Bengaluru-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 three with others. He started out his career in sales, before switching over to journalism in 1991. His first job as a journalist was as a sub-editor with news agency Press Trust of India (PTI) in Kolkata. He joined the Telegraph daily in 1995, where he developed a keen interest in Northeast affairs and reported extensively from the region, besides writing op-eds about the Northeast.
He shifted base to New Delhi in mid-1998, and handled publications and communications for a number of organisations. Subir’s last stint in the mainstream media was with the Bengaluru edition of DNA newspaper.
His latest work is Sue the Messenger: How legal harassment by corporates is shackling reportage and undermining democracy in India, published in May 2016. Subir is the lead author of the book, and leading journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta its co-author. The two of them had in 2014 co-authored with a colleague the bestseller Gas Wars: Crony Capitalism and the Ambanis.
At present, Subir is a full-time writer and part-time columnist. Besides his writing interests, he works as a political and environmental risk analyst and editorial consultant with both corporates and voluntary organisations. He also occasionally ghost-writes for those who don’t write for a living. » Read more