The People: Current and Former Staff

The People: Current and Former Staff

INSCRIPTIONS is headed by journalist-writer Subir Ghosh.

Subir is a Bengaluru-based independent journalist-writer-researcher who writes about environment, corruption, crony capitalism, conflict, wildlife 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 a full-time writer and also Contributing Editor with Fibre2Fashion magazine, where he writes mostly about sustainable fashion and policy issues related to the textiles and apparel industry. Besides his writing interests, he works as a political and environmental risk analyst and editorial consultant with both corporates and voluntary organisations.

Subir's official website is

Pallavi Krishnappa

Research Associate | March, 2019 to June, 2019

Pallavi Krishnappa is a Research Associate with Inscriptions Publishing. She completed her undergraduate in political science (Hons) from the University of Delhi and holds a Masters degree in social work with a specialisation in community organisation and development practice from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. She has also previously interned with the independent media house The Wire in Delhi, the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) and, the water rights based campaign Pani Haq Samiti in Mumbai.

Tatsita Mishra

Research Assistant | March, 2019 to June, 2019

Tatsita Mishra is currently pursuing her Masters in public policy and governance from Azim Premji University. Tatsita graduated from Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru in 2018 where she pursued a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies, English literature and psychology. Her areas of interest involve research, content development, film studies, film editing, politics and culture. Skill-sets include generating and proofreading content, qualitative research and research design, textual analysis (both media and academic texts), writing academic papers, film editing on Final-Cut Pro.

Sekulu Nyekha

Design Assistant | June, 2019 to November, 2020

Sekulu Nyekha has been active in digital activism through digital art. A student of visual communication & performing arts with psychology, she is passionate about using behavioral and cognitive knowledge to create media spaces which are positive and rewarding. She is a young advocate of sexual and reproductive health rights, and is currently involved in youth advocacy, mental health and marginalisation issues. She is passionate about positive activism and connecting this movement with media.

Chahat Rana

Research Assistant | June, 2019 to August, 2019

Chahat Rana holds a degree in English and journalism from Ashoka University, where she was named Best Student in Media Studies. She also pursued an advanced research diploma in English as part of which she completed a thesis in Dalit literature. She has published articles on news platforms such as the Indian Express, The Print and The Citizen. At The Citizen she worked as a city reporter and published nine stories in the span of a month. As an editorial intern for the Indian Express, she managed two daily columns of the paper.