25 January, 2021

Subham Ghosh, Singur

Born February 4, 1995

Sandipan Chatterjee
Subham Ghosh, Singur

The only child of a farmer, Subham smiles shyly at the suggestion that he is spoilt. “Maybe a little bit,” he admits but quickly adds, “but it hasn’t made me irresponsible”. His father Subhash Ghosh lost several acres of farmland to the controversial Tata Motors’ Nano factory which was built here in 2006. “I remember one day there were lots of people out on the streets fighting. There was police everywhere, charging at everyone with sticks. I was returning from school. My friends and I ran back home taking a different route.” But Subham now wants to move on.

What I want to be

I haven’t decided, but I like history so something connected with that.

My idea of India

A place where people have the power to voice their opinions no matter how small they are; where the poor can rise up against the oppression of the privileged.

What religion means to me

I don’t consciously think about religion, but am...



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