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Apurba Basumatary I Assam I 2016

Apurba belongs to the Boro community and is from Rangapara in Assam. He had worked with several NGOs working on conservation, prior to Green Hub. During his fellowship he helped initiate the identification list for the documented biodiversity clips by the fellows. He is working currently with MASK - Mahila Shakti Kendra, an NGO working  on women’s self help groups and sustainable livelihoods in Balipara, Assam. 

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Akash Harizan I Assam I 2016

Akash had worked as  a photojournalist with The Mileage, a monthly news magazine from Guwahati. He was  also a member of Aaranyak, a wildlife and environment NGO, and was working for Prag News on feature stories. Akash loves snakes and does a lot of snake awareness workshops. One of the reasons for him to join Green Hub was to combine his love for camera with his love for snakes, and see if he could make some films related to that. He had to leave the fellowship midway due to personal reasons. Currently he is working with a health agency, and continues to work on snake awareness workshops and photography. 

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Franklin Rongphar | Assam | 2016

Franklin is from Rongphar Senot Village, West Karbi Anglong, Assam. He completed schooling from Don Bosco High School, Satgaon.  He did his Higher Secondary and B.A from Diphu Govt. College and holds a Diploma in Journalism from the same college. He has interned at local newspapers (The Hills Times) and All India Radio (AIR) Guwahati. He has also worked as a coordinator with the People’s Initiative for Rural Development (PIRD). Post Green Hub he is worked as an Assistant Researcher in The Karbi Project, which was on  Karbi Shifting cultivation practice. Currently he is working for a news channel in New Delhi. Franklin loves composing his own songs and is quite active on social media where he has his own youtube channel.

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Geeta Timsina | Assam | 2016

Geeta is from Morisuti village in Sonitpur District, Assam. A graduate from Kusumtola College, she was a  field worker with Assam Mahila Samata Society and worked on Human Trafficking before joining Green Hub. During the fellowship Geeta documented the Pygmy Hog project of Ecosystems India. She rejoined Green Hub as a training assistant in 2019 and continues to work with the technical department. Geeta has a very open and independent personality, and is keen to work  with her community in Morisuti village. She has formed a small collective there called Monalisa Kishori Manch.

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Harshavardhan Dhruva | Assam | 2016

Harshavardhana or Harsh for short,  is from Guwahati. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Multimedia from Punjab Technical University and his Masters in Mass Communication from Guwahati University. Harsh joined Green Hub to get more perspective on conservation and wildlife issues in the northeast. During his fellowship he worked on multiple projects from tiger census in Manas Tiger Reserve to Hornbill project in Pakke. He also was part of the camera team and  edited the first film that came out of Green Hub ‘Elephants in Tezpur’. 

Harsh is part of Genesis 4, a production company set up by four Green Hub fellows. He also set up a sports cafe in Guwahati. Harsh has a very warm and helpful personality, and during the fellowship was always there to assist the fellows who were new to this technology. 

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Limthure Yimchunger | Assam | 2016

Limthure is from Fakim village, Nagaland and is a Yimchunger. He along with Y. Tsuseki  formed Bhutan Glory Eco Club based in Fakim Village. Limthure is keen on documentation of biodiversity in his area. During the fellowship he worked on several films related to his area from the eco club to local festivals. He along with Tsuseki received the Mud on the Boots Fellowship in 2017. He also received the Balipara Foundation award and the Salim Ali award for conservation work. He now works with the forest department. 

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Dhrubojyoti Das | Assam | 2016

Dhruba graduated in Electrical Engineering from Assam Engineering Institute, in 2001. He has worked with Eco-Systems India, Guwahati in the past, and is currently working with Mahila Shakti Kendra (MASK), Balipara, Assam. He worked on a series for Animal Planet called World’s Deadliest Towns, which focused on wildlife conflict in the northeast of India. His deep commitment to wildlife conservation and social development coupled with the interest in story telling led him to Green Hub. His knowledge and background helped at many occasions to give perspective to other fellows from his batch. Dhruba continues to associate closely with Green Hub. 

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Hiskiya Sangma | Assam | 2016

Hiskiya is from Chariduar Assam and is a Garo. Hiskiya is multi- talented from being a district level football player to being a singer of repute. Despite using the camera for the first time, Hiskiya was able to pick up really fast, and had a good eye for unusual shots. He  worked with Ecosystem India during the fellowship and covered the pygmy Hog project. He also filmed projects of  Aranyak and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI).He continued with Green as a Training Assistant for a year, and then was offered a job with MASK. Currently he is freelancing. 

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Anoko Mega | Arunachal Pradesh | 2016

Anoko, is from Koronu village of Lower Dibang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh and belongs to the Idu Mishmi tribe. During the fellowship Anoko documented the biodiversity in his area, and the Idu Mshmi weaving. Films made by him on Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary were appreciated by the forest department. Post the fellowship, Anoko received the Mud on The Boots fellowship from Sanctuary Asia to work on awareness programs for protection of the  Western Hoolock Gibbon. He also unravelled the illegal trade in one of the rare medicinal plants from his area. Anoko was part of the Arunachal State Wildlife Board and has been a strong spokesperson for protecting the environment in his area.

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Zakhuma Don | Mizoram | 2016

Zakhuma is from West Phaileng, in the Mamit district of Mizoram. He has been interested in protection and conservation of wildlife, especially nesting birds since his childhood. He was involved in the local Eco-Club till 2007 and by May 2008 had joined the Forest Department, as part of the Tiger Protecting Force (TPF). He also worked on a camera-trapping project in the core area of Dampa. He is very knowledgeable and has assisted many researchers as a field guide. Zakhuma is a natural with the camera and has video  documented and photographed the biodiversity of Dampa Tiger Reserve extensively. He is committed to using camera as a tool for community awareness on conservation, especially in the context of Oil Palm plantation. Zakhuma was the recipient of the Mud on the Boots fellowship in 2017, and Balipara foundation award in 2018. Recently a comic book was released with Zakhuma as the main character. This is going to be part of school curriculums. 

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Sital Dako | Arunachal Pradesh | 2016

Sital is from Seijusa, Pakke, Arunachal Pradesh and belongs to the Nyshi tribe. She is working with Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF) as a field assistant and looks after the nursery. Sital was very keen to learn the camera and as well as the computer to help her expand her capacities. She got selected to represent her work at Nature in Focus 2016, along with another fellow Tallo Anthony. Sital continues to be a role model for girls from her community. 

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Plinder Marak | Meghalaya | 2016

Plinder is from Siju village in Baghmara, South Garo Hills, Meghalaya and is a Garo.  He has been associated with the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council local court, and is a founder member of Siju Eco-tourism and Conservation Society. He got trained as a bird and butterfly guide by Titli Trust. Plunder has a great eye for spotting wildlife, and during his fellowship  made a lovely  clip on birds and butterflies of his area. He continues to work with the Eco-tourism and Conservation Society. 

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