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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
I am a 36-year old commerce graduate woking as a journalist in Assam, a province situated in India's troubled Northeastern region. I am brought up in the region's another violence infested state, Nagaland. Covering conflict situations, peace processes and trans-border issues are my core areas of strength.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
My direct experience is limited to India in general and its northeast region in particular. But I am keen observer of conflict situations around the world and have a significant expertise about the conflict situation in Myanmar, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka.
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
I am a principal correspondent with an English daily called Telegraph. I have 15 years of experience in the field of journalism
What is your personal or organizational website?
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Conflict Resolution, Dialogue, Human Rights, Internally Displaced, Media, Peacekeeping, Terrorism
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Advocacy, Communication, Monitoring
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Presently I am engaged in a research on whether Bougainville peace agreement and Good Friday agreement can be models for resolving conflicts in Northeast India

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crazy weather

Posted on August 18, 2009 at 3:21am 0 Comments

The crazy weather pattern this summer in India’s Northeastern provinces has seen an unprecedented rise in temperature blended with prolonged dry spell and a destructive late monsoon. This year a weak monsoon and low, late rainfall in many regions of India has severely affected the agro-economy of the country.

In the northeast provinces drought was officially declared in several states as crops failed due to late and poor rainfall. Low rainfall also affected power output in the peak of… Continue

Naga rebel groups take unity leap

Posted on June 16, 2009 at 7:16am 1 Comment

The Naga warring groups have signed a joint declaration to resolve “all outstanding issues” among themselves in the “larger interest” of the Naga people and for an early solution to the nearly 65-year-old Naga political imbroglio.

This is the most significant step ever towards “unity and reconciliation” by the militant groups who have engaged in fratricidal killings for decades, especially as all of them have vowed to resolve their problem through non-violent means.

The… Continue

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At 2:50pm on April 5, 2011, Muhammad Tahir Tabassum said…

Dear Mr. Samir,

thanks why not, we must collaborate with each other.

I would like to joint work with your organization.


At 1:36pm on April 4, 2011, Muhammad Tahir Tabassum said…

Dear Samir, Welcome to join peace network here,

Happy to visit your profile here in peace network, its great place to share

expertise and achievements for peace-makers.

We can be good friend and partners on common issues.

In Peace.
At 2:04pm on January 27, 2010, ckvishwanath said…
Dear samir,
yes,north-east-iron sharmila....
and i like hiren gohain's comments very much.
At 11:04pm on October 30, 2009, irfan ali said…
Dear samir kar purkayastha.
Thanks for your comment, yes your are absolutely right no religion can every justify the killing of the innocents but unfortunately a fanatic group is trying to justify killing of the innocents and jeopardizing the peace of the world. It wants to plunge Pakistan and Afghanistan into cave of darkness and Stone Age.
At 9:45am on October 25, 2009, irfan ali said…
Dear Samir Namasthi.

As you said that you are a keen observer of conflict situations around the world and have a significant expertise about the conflict situation in Myanmar, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. i am interested to know about your view on conflict situation in Pakistan, Afghanistan?
Irfan Ali.
At 9:06am on August 7, 2009, Adam Greenwell said…
Dear Samir

I am so pleased to meet you!
Thank you very much for your commitment to the holistic improvement of the world and humanity; and owing to our mutual interest, thank you for your friendship.
I look forward to learning more about your work and activities, and know that we will all enjoy our exchanges on this wonderful network.
Wishing you a great weekend,
At 6:38pm on May 28, 2009, Arundhoti Roy Choudhury said…
Samir ,it seems is working hard on conflict resolution.He has a natural bent of mind towards peace
At 7:08pm on May 25, 2009, Rene Wadlow said…
Kuan Yin : She who harkens to the cries of the world
Rene Wadlow*

Wise in using skilful means
In every corner of the world
She manifests her countless forms

Sri Lanka: After the final round of armed violence: a need for a vision of the future. Citizens of the World call for creative responses to the challenge of new government structures.
Rene Wadlow*

On 19 May 2009, the Government of Sri Lanka proclaimed an end to the fighting against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelan (LTTE), one of the world’s most enduring insurgencies. The LTTE had once controlled a quarter of Sri Lanka’s territory as they had pressed their campaign for an independent state for the country’s Tamil minority. Some 265,000 people have been displaced during the past several months in this last round of fighting.

Thus the major issue today is no longer calling for negotiations between the Government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE but rather to encourage all parties to look toward the future in a spirit of reconciliation.

The armed conflict, which began in 1983, has taken an estimated 70,000 lives with many wounded and lives broken. The psychological wounds are deep, and the healing of individual traumas with psycho-spiritual techniques is a real priority.

There is a need to develop governmental structures in which all citizens will feel that they belong and that their interests are safeguarded. Citizens of the World have often proposed federal structures as a way of respecting differences in a pluralistic society while providing the possibilities of joint action.

Such federal forms of government were agreed to in 1987 with the India-Sri Lanka accord leading to the 13th Amendment to the Sri Lanka Constitution. The Amendment provides for the establishment of provincial councils. Unfortunately, these councils have never become functional.

The suffering of the war may sow the seeds of future unrest and a desire for revenge unless steps are taken quickly to develop flexible structures which provide real regional autonomy.

We hope that you will join with other Citizens of the World in this call for creative responses in Sri Lanka

* Rene Wadlow, Representative to the United Nations, Geneva, Association of World Citizens
At 5:13pm on May 8, 2009, samir kar purkayastha said…
Kidnapping for ransom is one modus operandi the militant organizations adopt to collect fund for their movement across the world.
At 11:54am on May 8, 2009, Survajyoti Sengupta said…
You will remember that a person from Assam serving an oil company was kidnapped and then released. That was south Nigeria.

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