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Ankur Das | Assam | 2019

Ankur is a resident of Panbari village in Panbari Reserve Forest, Kaziranga. From 2016 to 2018, Ankur worked as a volunteer at Bhumi, a research-based wildlife organization working in Kaziranga National Park. During the fellowship he documented the human - elephant interaction in his own village.  Ankur is currently working as a freelance photographer and conservation and wildlife filmmaker. He enjoys writing poetry and stories in Assamese.

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Chonglise Sangtam | Nagaland | 2019

Chonglise (popularly known as Chonglee at Green Hub)  is a Sangtam from Tuensang District of Nagaland. He worked with  Better Life Foundation from 2014-2017 on community livelihood programs such as SHGs, apple orchards etc. In 2012, Chonglise spent a year in Japan attending the Asian Rural Leaders Training. During the Fellowship, Chonglise spent time in Changlangshu Village in Mon district of Nagaland, documenting the log drum festival which spans over 2 months. This also a pilot forest project site for Green Hub, being led by Wanmai Konyak from the first batch, and from the village. Chonglise dreams of working on his land and making it into a sustainable organic farm. 

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Goldenstar Thongni | Meghalaya | 2019

Goldenstar is from the Southwest Khasi Hills of Meghalaya. His family runs a community based fish sanctuary. He is keen to work with his community on conservation, especially looking at protection of wildlife.Post the  fellowship,in July 2019, he was selected for the Wipro Sustainability Educator Program for working on conservation education in his area. 

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Gaurab Talukdar | Assam | 2019

Gaurab is a bird enthusiast from Assam, lovingly called ‘birdman’ by his friends. He did his Master’s in Economics from Assam University in Silchar. Gaurab is also a volunteer with Green Guards Nature Organization. Gaurab has worked on human-elephant conflict mitigation programs with communities, providing awareness in schools and helped with wildlife rescues.  During  Green Hub he filmed in Uttarakhand with Titli Trust and also at the Dampa Tiger Reserve with his batch mate Lalvohbika Hrahsel. With his quiet presence and sense of humour, he was the ‘go- to’ guy for his batch for any advice or trouble shooting. Gaurab is deeply committed to wildlife conservation, and continues to work towards that.

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Jangminthang Guite | Manipur | 2019

Jangminthang is from Manipur and belongs to the Thadou-Kuki tribe. ‘Jammin’ for his friends here, he has a natural flare for camera and editing. He filmed projects on Hoolock Gibbons, Organic farming and homestead gardening during his fellowship. Jangminthang is a talented singer and likes playing the guitar.

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Joyhind Engleng | Assam | 2019

Joyhind is from East Karbi Anglong, Assam, and very committed to working on conservation action and social change with his community. Post the fellowship Joyhind received a fellowship to work with his community on diverse social issues. He has been conducting a series of awareness workshops with youth, along with Moniram who is also a Green Hub fellow from the area. He has consistently strengthened his work, and during the COVID 19 lockdown period  took tremendous initiative to do relief work from distributing food ration to medical kits, as well as helping stranded students and labour in other parts of the country. He along with Moniram also took the initiative to form the Green Hub Alumni group.

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Lepo Mello | Arunachal Pradesh | 2019

Lepo is from Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh and is an Idu Mshmi. His village is the furthest from Green Hub and takes almost 7 days to reach through public transport and walk. Lepo is the youngest in his batch, and enjoys singing hindi songs. Lepo’s village area is still untouched and very rich in biodiversity. Lepo is keen to document both the wildlife, as well as the traditional knowledge of his community. Post the fellowship he assisted Ram Alluri, an environment filmmaker, and Nandini Velho, a wildlife biologist for a documentation project in Dibang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh. Lepo has a warm and grounded personality and is quite a favourite in his batch. 

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Lalvohbika | Mizoram | 2019

Lalvohbika is a member of the forest patrolling team at the Dampa Tiger Reserve in Mizoram. A natural with the camera, as well as editing Vohbika is more of an artist, and one can see that in every aspect of his work, whether its films, illustrations or music. During the fellowship he worked on the threats  of oil palm plantation to the biodiversity of Dampa and surrounding areas. The film Dampa Hmathlir_ thinking about the future, that he made along with his batchmate Gaurab was the runner up at Nature in Focus 2019. Vohbika is continuing to work with the Forest department at Dampa. 

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Lamthanglian Vaiphei | Manipur | 2019

Lamthanglian ( Lamthang in short)  is from Senapati District in Manipur and belongs to the Kuki tribe. He believes that the Fellowship has changed his outlook towards nature and its conservation. Before the Fellowship, he used to hunt deer and squirrels but now he talks to people about conservation and about the protection of wildlife. He is currently working as a freelance photographer and filmmaker in his village in Manipur.

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Lamthanglian Vaiphei | Manipur | 2019

Lamthanglian ( Lamthang in short)  is from Senapati District in Manipur and belongs to the Kuki tribe. He believes that the Fellowship has changed his outlook towards nature and its conservation. Before the Fellowship, he used to hunt deer and squirrels but now he talks to people about conservation and about the protection of wildlife. He is currently working as a freelance photographer and filmmaker in his village in Manipur.

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Lokesh Mam | Arunachal Pradesh | 2019

Lokesh is from Wakhro, Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh and is an Idu Mshmi. He has a youth group ‘I-care’ which takes up initiatives related to social awareness. During the Fellowship Lokesh worked with Titli Trust in Uttarakhand and also documented the opium cultivation in his area. Lokesh got selected for the Wipro Sustainability Educator Program in July 2019,  post the Fellowship. Lokesh is keen to work with his community on multiple social concerns which includes opium addiction among his people, river pollution and other issues. 

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Lucky Neog | Assam | 2019

Lucky is from Lakhimpur district of Assam. He did his Bachelor’s in Mass Communication and Journalism from Guwahati in 2018.  Lucky is a an LGBTQIA activist, specially advocating for the trans-community. He joined Green Hub to understand filmmaking related to conservation. Post the fellowship he continued with Green Hub as a training assistant. During this time his project  got selected for Lets Doc, a prestigious pitching and mentoring platform for new filmmakers by Documentary Resource Initiative, Kolkata. Lucky enjoys  video blogging, is into fitness and during COVID 19 set up and informal helpline  for members of the trans community. 

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Millo Tako | Arunachal Pradesh | 2019

Millo is from the Apatani tribe and belongs to  Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh. For his graduation, he majored in Botany. During the Fellowship, Millo spent time in Changlangshu Village in Mon district of Nagaland, documenting the log drum festival which spans over 2 months. This also a pilot forest project site for Green Hub, being led by Wanmai Konyak from the first batch, and from the village. He also worked with the Arunachal Forest Department, Ziro (Hapoli) on a film called the Wild Orchid Trail. Millo is a talented videographer and  is currently working as a nature guide at his village in Tajang, Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh.

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Hemant Chakma | Assam | 2019

Hemant is originally from Assam and  is a visual artist, having graduated from the Delhi College of Art in New Delhi. Prior to Green Hub, he  worked as an art teacher in Holistic Yellow School in Goa, and also did painting and graffiti work. During the fellowship he filmed in Ichol Art residency in Madhya Pradesh where a traditional bamboo structure was being constructed. He also filmed in the forest project site of Green Hub in West Karbi Anglong, which is being led by Serlibon Timungpi. Hemant is currently working as a freelancer in New Delhi. 

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