The Authors

Paranjoy Guha Thakurta

PARANJOY GUHA THAKURTA is an independent journalist and an educator. His work experience, spanning 37 years, cuts across different media: print, radio, television and documentary cinema. He is a writer, speaker, anchor, interviewer, teacher and commentator in three languages: English, Bengali and Hindi. His main areas of interest are the working of the political economy and the media in India and the world, on which he has authored/co-authored books and directed/produced documentary films. He teaches and speaks on these subjects. He participates frequently in, and organizes, seminars and conferences, He is a regular contributor to publications and websites and frequently appears on the radio and on television channels as an anchor as well as an analyst.


Subir Ghosh

SUBIR GHOSH is a Bengaluru-based journalist and writer. He started out his career in sales, before switching over to journalism in 1991. He has worked as a journalist for various news establishments, and handled communications for leading environmental NGOs. He specializes in conflict, environment and human rights. He has a keen interest in north-east affairs and is the author of Frontier Travails: Northeast - The Politics of a Mess published by Macmillan India in 2001. He has published two 'e-zines': The Reviewer (one that reviewed books) and Northeast Vigil (one that aggregated news and information pertaining to north-east India). His writing can be found on


Jyotirmoy Chaudhuri

JYOTIRMOY CHAUDHURI is an independent researcher and editor based in New Delhi. His main interests have revolved around the environment, aviation and strategic affairs and he has worked in the print medium across magazines and books. At the Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi, he has worked in Down To Earth magazine as well as with the teams that brought out the 5th and the 7th State of the Environment Reports. Earlier, at the United Service Institution of India, New Delhi, a defence think-tank, he edited publications at their armed forces history centre. He was also associate editor at the Vayu Aerospace and Defence Review, a New Delhi-based aviation trade journal, and had a brief stint with the Tehelka group as a special correspondent.