Subir Ghosh is a Bengaluru-based independent journalist-writer-researcher who writes about crony capitalism, corporate corruption, sustainable fashion, environment, conflict and cinema. He is the author of three books, and has co-authored three with others. He started out his career in sales, before switching over to journalism in October 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 January 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 non-fiction work is Grand Illusion: The GSPC Disaster and the Gujarat Model, published in December 2017. His previous major work was Sue the Messenger: How legal harassment by corporates is shackling reportage and undermining democracy in India, published in May 2016. Subir was the lead author of the book, and leading journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta its co-author. The two of them had in 2014 worked with Jyotirmoy Chaudhuri on the bestseller Gas Wars: Crony Capitalism and the Ambanis; with Paranjoy being the lead author. His collection of poems, On the Face of it: Chronicle of a Self-Imposed Exile was published in February 2017.
At present, Subir is Contributing Editor with Fibre2Fashion magazine, where he writes mostly about sustainable fashion and policy issues related to the textiles and apparel industry. Besides, he works as a political and environmental risk analyst and editorial consultant with both corporates and voluntary organisations.
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