The best, the smartest and the most ingeniously creative bunch of people from different walks of life, come together to create a dynamic team by spirit and mind.
TANUSHREE HAZARIKA – Managing Director, Eclectic Group
A business management graduate from Boston University, Tanushree has worked previously in MNCs like Fidelity and Morgan Stanley in the US. She has been successfully bringing out the most popular English magazine of the region, Eclectic Northeast since 2007. She has been key in introducing and establishing a formal magazine publishing platform in Northeast India. Through Eclectic, she has highlighted important issues of concern and featured various inspirational change-makers of the region. The magazine is renowned nationally for its responsible perspective of Northeast India.
In a short span of time, she has also added interesting new ventures to the group and has hosted and promoted a variety of successful seminars, events and festivals across the Northeast. Tanushree started Tattva Creations in 2010, which, provides brand and communication solutions to corporates and organizations. One of her initiatives is the Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival, which has become a landmark event in promoting Northeastern Cinema and budding talents.
She has received the Young Communicator award from the Symbiosis Institute in 2010 and the Outstanding Woman Achiever awardby FLO (ladies wing of FICCI) in 2013. She is a Fellow of the fifth class of the India Leadership Initiative and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Prasanta Talukdar – Head Admin and Liaison
Ever since his college days, he has been actively participating in a plethora of social and cultural activities. Also, as the Sports Secretary of the Cricket Club of Assam, he had the unique opportunity of visiting various educational institutions and monitoring their welfare. Even after his college days, he has not lost touch with public life as is evident when he started working with numerous government & non-governmental organizations. He has worked for the Health & Family Welfare Dept., Govt. of Assam, for data collection and statistical analysis and it is his experience there that prepared him for his future role at Eclectic NorthEast. The Vice President of the non-governmental organization, A Step Towards Education, Empowerment and Prosperity (A STEeP), he is collectively working for the disabled section of the society in Northeast India.
NASREEN HABIB – Executive Editor
An M.Phil in Comparative Indian literature from the University of Delhi, the publishing industry has been Nasreen’s home-ground. She has worked with the most interesting names in the publishing industry from Katha Books to Penguin India to Oxford University Press, apart from a very brief stint at Pustak Mahal. Committed to socio-economic equality and change, Nasreen has also worked with grass-root organizations like Mazdoor Kisaan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS) as well as with global organizations like UNICEF. In fact, she started to work in her very first year of college with Sarojini Naidu Centre for Women’s Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, where her connection with social concerns took root. After a ten-year-long hiatus, she has finally come back to Assam looking for stories that need to be told and re-told.
Meeta Borah – Senior Sub-Editor
An English honours graduate, Meeta’s first writing job was when she was studying in college. She was a content writer for a small organization in Kolkata. Needless to say, it was hard work because it dawned on her that knowing the language is not the only thing you need to know to be able to write well. Her next job was with Digicaptions in Bangalore where she worked for about a year. Her first year at Eclectic Northeast was challenging as she had to take on more responsibilities than before but with time, she worked out a system that helped her meet her deadlines and have fun while doing so. She is continuously trying to perfect her writing and editing skills as she feels the ‘learning should never stop’.