Subir Bhaumik is a veteran journalist and author. He worked as BBC bureau chief for 17 years with his base in Calcutta and then was founder editor of the now defunct Seven Sisters Post published from Guwahati and Dibrugarh. He has been senior editor with Dhaka-based bdnews24.com and consultant editor with Mizzima News of Myanmar. He has authored five books including best sellers like “Insurgent Crossfire” (Lancers), “Troubled Periphery” (Sage) and now “Agartala Doctrine” (OUP). He was a Queen Elizabeth fellow at Oxford University (1989-91), East-West Centre Fellow at Washington (2004) and Eurasian Fellow at Frankfurt University (2009). He has won many awards for excellence in journalism and is also a successful media trainer and a corporate risk analyst.
Subhra Kanti Gupta worked for many newspapers like Dainik Sambad (Agartala) and Overland (Calcutta) before he joined BBC in 1997. He worked as Production and Research Assistant to BBC Eastern India bureau chief Subir Bhaumik. In 2000, he left BBC and joined Khabor Ekhon TV channel as Staff Reporter. He then worked as Television journalist with ETV (Hyderabad) and Asia News International (Delhi). Gupta joined Panos South Asia as Radio Correspondent. He then edited and published a monthly thoughts-and-ideas magazine LOOKEAST. But the idea of a media dedicated to cover Asia’s one of the crucial link regions is behind launching the LOOKEAST