ISBN 9788132103011,Troubled Periphery : The Crisis of India's North East

Troubled Periphery : The Crisis of India's North East


Keya Acharya


SAGE India



SAGE India

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9788132103011

ISBN-10 8132103017


Number of Pages 312 Pages
Language (English)


This collection of essays by some of the most prominent environmental journalists in Indian and South Asia gives deep insights into their profession and its need and relevance in society. It looks at this ?specialisation? of journalism both in the past and the present. Underlying almost all the essays is the changing nature of media in the region and the dilemmas facing environmental journalists. The varied background of the writers ensures the showcasing of a wide range of realities and experiences from the field. Contributions include essays by Darryl D?Monte, the late Anil Agarwal and Sunita Narain, among other. This is the first book of its kind on environmental journalism, which would be an excellent resource to aid the future evolution of the enterprise in the region. Apart from essays from India, there are contributions from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and the Maldives. The book will interest a wide readership, any informed reader, besides journalists and environmentalists. Table of Contents Foreword by DARRYL D?MONTE Preface by FREDERICK NORONHA and KEYA ACHARYA I: ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALISM AND ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING Environment Stories, Among the Most Challenging LYLA BAVADAM This Separate Category KUNDA DIXIT Environmental Journalism at the Time of Economic Liberalisation RICHARD MAHAPATRA Environmental Journalism since Economic Liberalisation S GOPIKRISHNA WARRIER The Most Serious News SUNITA NARAIN Writing About the Birds and the Bees KEYA ACHARYA My Words, It?s Still Fun! SUDHIRENDAR SHARMA Problems of Aesthetics and Misplaced Altruism: Media and Environment in Northeast India KAZIMUDDIN (KAZU) AHMED Good Journalism, That`s All Kalpana Sharma Media is No Longer the Fourth Estate DEVINDER Sharma Lost in the Smog DIONNE BUNSHA Tourism and Beyond: Does Environmental Journalism Matter? FREDERICK NORONHA Environment Journalism, Maldivian Style AHMED ZAKI NAFIZ Uphill and Downstream in Pakistan BEENA SARWAR II: SCIENCE, HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT Good Science, Environment Journalism and the Barriers to It! PALLAVA BAGLA Environment, Exotic Diseases and the Media: Emerging Issues PATRALEKHA CHATTERJEE III: WILDLIFE JOURNALISM At the end of a Dark Tunnel, a Faint Light NIRMAL GHOSH Tiger Defends the Biodiversity MALINI SHANKAR IV: ENVIRONMENT AND WATER The Media?s Role in Water and Sanitation SAHANA SINGH Water Journalism Warrants Better Attention SHREE PADRE V: REPORTING ON DISASTERS Dispatches from the Frontline: The Making of The Greenbelt Reports NALAKA GUNAWARDENE and MANORI WIJESEKERA Floods: Blacked Out but Real SUNITA NARAIN Turbulence: How Volunteers Cyber-Responded to a Tsunami PETER GRIFFIN VI: PHOTOJOURNALISM Stop all the Clocks! Beyond Text, Looking at the Pics MAX MARTIN What Does One Photograph Do to Depict a Flood? SHAHIDUL ALAM It was a Long Journey NANDAN SAXENA VII: COMMUNICATING ON THE ENVIRONMENT Paradigm Shift in Agricultural Communication SHIVARAM PAILOOR A ?Global City? vs the Environment Ardeshir Cowasjee Wild Panther in Miramar? Goa on the Verge of Environmental Hara-kiri NANDKUMAR KAMAT VIII GENDER AND ENVIRONMENT Reporting Gender and Environment: Beyond Tokenism LAXMI MURTHY IX: ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENTS The Grass is Greener This Side MEENA MENON The Chipko and Appiko Movement PANDURANG HEGDE X: AN ANIL AGARWAL READER Media Games ANIL AGARWAL Saying it with Pictures ANIL AGARWAL No Screen PRESENCE ANIL AGARWAL