The Thumb Print invites nomination for THE COOLEST NORTHEASTERNER OF THE YEAR 2014
The term ‘cool’ has a modern connotation, a term that at once spells super achievement and the panache to carry with dignity the frills (often also nuisances) that come with success. Who do you think deserves to be in the list of the coolest person from Northeast India in 2014?
Mail your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec 25, 2014
1. ASHUTOSH AGNIHOTRI is an IAS officer. He is presently Secretary , planning and development and Science and Technology and tourism, Government of Assam.
2. BUNNY SURAIYA is a writer, reviewer and crossword-addict. Her acclaimed novel, Calcutta Exile, is now under print for a second edition and will also be published in France with the Spring 2015 releases from Albin Michel of Paris.
3. MITRA PHUKAN is a writer, translator, columnist and classical vocalist who lives and works in Guwahati, Assam. Her published literary works include four children’s books, a biography, and a novel, “The Collector’s Wife”. Her most recent work is another novel, “A Monsoon of Music” published by Penguin-Zubaan in September 2011.
4. GAYATREE SIDDHANTA SARMA is a faculty of international business at Marist College School of Management, Poughkeepsie, NY. Gayatree has worked/lived in India, Japan and Germany and has extensive international experience.
5. RADHIKA M B is a journalist, blogger and crafter living in New Jersey, US. Over her 12-year span in the field of news writing, she has worked in print and internet – The New Indian Express, Tehelka, Techyolk and The Times of India.
6. JARJUM ETE is a well-known activist from Arunachal. She is former Chairperson of the Arunachal Pradesh State Commission on Women.
7. GITA ARAVAMUDAN is a journalist and author. Her latest book of narrative journalism “Baby Makers: The Story of Indian Surrogacy” (Harper Collins 2014) the first ever comprehensive book on the subject has already received excellent reviews and is being translated into Japanese.
THE COOLEST NORTHEASTERNER OF THE YEAR 2013