This is a dream to go global with local stories – tales of the marginalized, the under-reported, criss-crossing through geographical terrain and psychological barriers. Our soul lies in Northeast India. We wish to be international, savvy in our outlook towards the rest of India, South Asia, and the world. We hope to live and delve in the contemporary times and tell stories with a difference. We want to act as a bridge between the region and the world and what could be a better medium than an online news magazine. We hope to take the eight states to the world, and bring the world to our doorstep.
Sevanti Ninan, Editor, www.thethoot.org, author and columnist
Patricia Mukhim, Editor, The Shillong Times
Jyoti Malhotra, senior journalist and columnist
TERESA REHMAN, Managing Editor
Teresa Rehman is an award-winning journalist based in Assam. She is inquisitive and anxious to place Northeast India on the global map by telling the untold and unexplored stories. By chronicling the lives of the common people of this under-reported and conflict-torn region, she wants to dispel certain myths about the region. Her biggest advantage, she feels, is her location. She has earlier worked with India Today magazine, The Telegraph and Tehelka news magazine, The Hoot, Reuters Alertnet, Women’s Feature Service.
MONIDEEPA CHOUDHURY, Consulting Editor
Monideepa Choudhury is a development professional and an independent journalist and editor. She began her career as a sub-editor with The Sentinel in 1992, thereafter moving on to The North East Times as Assistant editor and Feature Writer in the The Telegraph. She has edited two books by late Professor Dipankar Banerjee – Heritage Guwahati and Jyoti Prasad Agarwalla. A perfectionist to the core, she is now honing her skills in a new field — livelihood and community based rehabilitation for the disabled.
RADHIKA M B, Consulting Editor
Radhika M B (added the ‘B’ for writing purposes recently), currently lives in the First State of United States – Delaware. A journalist, aspiring writer, blogger and crafter, she dreams of visiting the seven heavenly states of India’s Northeast some day. Her 12-year experience spans covering a range of beats for The New Indian Express, Tehelka news magazine, and The Times of India. She loves playing with blog designs. At the moment, country life in the US keeps her close to nature. And the internet connects her to all things India. www.cerebraltoothbrush.com
RHINUSMITA KAKOTY LAHKAR, Consulting Editor
Rhinusmita Kakoty Lahkar started off as a reporter cum copyeditor for the magazine North East Sun. She has been an editor with Tata McGraw-Hill and have also been associated as a freelance with publishing houses like Rupa, OUP, Wisdom Tree, Viva. She has been deputy coordinator with Centre for Science and Environment. She is passionate about sports, books and movies.
ANANYA S GUHA
, Consulting Literary Editor
Ananya S Guha lives in Shillong and has been born and and brought up in Shillong. An alumnus of St. Edmund’s School & College, Shillong, he has been writing poetry in English, and publishing them in magazines, journals and lit zines for over 30 years. He also writes prose, columns on various subjects, articles and papers on Education, book reviews. Currently, he is the Regional Director in Indira Gandhi National Open University Shillong.
ANINDITA DAS, Correspondent
Born and brought up in Assam’s Guwahati city, Anindita Das did her masters from Tezpur University and M.Phil from Gauhati University in English. She had previously worked as a lecturer in a college and is at present working as the Project fellow in the Department of English, Gauhati University. Occasionally anchors in T.V programmes, and reading and cooking are her favourite pastime.
ANIS UL HAQUE, Photojournalist
Anis UL Haque is an ace lensman and avid sportsperson and sports organiser. Apart from swimming, athletics and cycling, he also leads a bikers’ club called BITA and the club promotes ‘responsible’ biking. He loves strumming the guitar with various rock bands. He is also pursuing his MCA.
KALYANJIT HATIBARUAH, Head – Marketing / Technology
Kalyanjit, a graduate in Electronics and Communication Engineering from REC Kurukshetra(NIT Kurukshetra) and MBA from University Department of Management Sciences(PUMBA), Pune University, India, has more than 15 years of global IT experience in Software Sales & Development, social media, mobile/web applications. He looks after the Promotion/Sales/Marketing of Thumbprint Media as well as using the right technology platform to move ahead. In this free time he tries to be part time Adviser/CTO to different startups all over the globe and manages a small team of expert software developers at Flugelsoft