Wednesday, September 19, 2018


In a world today, which speaks of only conflicts, thanks to a brain tearing, brainstorming media, South Asia  Views should be the new spokesman of not an endangered world, but that of cosmic fusion, a new bearer of the media and the world wide web. This integration of the world, upheld by small or big cultures, has only one thing to fall back upon- history and the past, a cosmology of tradition and contemporaneity. South Asia Views will articulate world views, seen from new and fresh perspectives, that of single and singular humanity. The ‘ other’, the ‘ them ‘ or even the ‘ us ‘ will commingle in the grand diversity of the world, aided by new technology of hope, to cement and foster growing world relationships.The opinions expressed in the articles will be solely that of the author. South Asia Views will in no way be responsible for them. However, to accommodate divergent viewpoints and in keeping with the spirit of democracy South Asian Views host such ideas for healthy debate and discussion. South Asian Views is a forum for exchange between South Asia and the rest of the world, seeking cross-cultural discussion and mutual exchange of ideas.


Managing Editor
Rajib Chowdhury is a Fellow Panos South Asia and a senior editor and noted TV journalist.He has been covering India’s North East and South East Asia for past two-half decades for various regional, national and international media houses and TV channels. He has been awarded by various national and international organizations for his outstanding contribution in the field of journalism. Chowdhury looks after the execution of the plans and operations of the portal, from our News Headquarters in   Guwahati, Assam, India, His focus is on innovating new ideas to reach out to the readers in a more effective manner.
David Laitphlang is a Shillong based senior journalist in India’s Northeast and is on the brink of completing two decades of active journalism both in print and broadcast media. Has been involved in several startups including a popular local news channel Peitngor Cable News (PCN), a newspaper that migrated to a magazine and now into a popular news portal The Northeast Today (TNT) and a national newspaper with pan northeast editions Eastern Chronicle. In the broadcast media, he is an active anchor/moderator for Doordarshan Shillong as well as All India Radio and also a News Service Associate with TV Today group. A national council member of the Indian Journalist Union, he is also an active member of several social and sports organizations and an ardent musician.
SUBIR BHAUMIK, Editorial Director
Subir Bhaumik is BBC’s former bureau chief (East & Northeast India) and author of five books like ” Insurgent Crossfire” (Lancers), “Troubled Periphery” (Sage) and “Agartala Doctrine” (OUP).  He has been in journalism for 35 years, worked for PTI, Ananda Bazar Group, Reuters, and BBC (for 17 years).  Now he is the senior editorial consultant for Dhaka’s and consulting editor for Myanmar’s Mizzima Media Group. He writes columns for leading Indian dailies like Times of India, Telegraph, The Hindu, Economic Times, Hindustan Times and Deccan Herald and contributes special stories to South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), Asia Times (Bangkok), Al Jazeera Online and BBC. Bhaumik is a former Queen Elizabeth House Fellow at Oxford University (1989-91), a fellow at East-West Centre-Washington (2004) and Eurasian Fellow at Frankfurt University (2009). He has done research papers and monographs for leading think-tanks and university research projects like Observer Research Foundation, Calcutta Research Group, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung and Western Sydney University. He is also a media trainer and a corporate risk analyst.
JOYDEEP DAS GUPTA, Consulting Editor (East)
Joydeep Das Gupta is a Kolkata based Multi-Media Journalist, with nearly 15 years of experience in mainstream Journalism and Academics. A former Bureau Chief of Zee News, Kolkata Bureau makes Documentary films on various issues of importance and works as Media and Communication Consultants for Corporates. Das Gupta operates out of  Kolkata in India.
SHASHWAT DC, Contributing Editor
Shashwat DC is a media professional with over 15 years of experience across various streams from print to broadcast to digital. He is currently employed with Network18 as a Features Editor. He is our Contributing Editor operating out of Mumbai, India
Prasanta Baruah, Executive Editor
Prashanta Baruah has been leading the bureau in New Delhi apart from covering UP, MP, Haryana, HP, J&K.