More about Tongam Rina
Tongam Rina is a journalist based out of Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh. She is currently the associate editor of The Arunachal Times, the largest selling daily in the state.
Tongam has been a school teacher, an advertising agency team member, has led the the Hunger Project’s state unit, has worked on issues of local self-governance and gender, and taught communication in the state’s university. She is today recognised as one of the dependable voices of political and development analysis, largely through her popular column Ring Side View.
She has written on issues ranging from the politics of hydropower to the dilemmas of environment and development, from the complex web of the public distribution system to waterlogged city streets.
Caution: Wet Ink is her freewheeling thoughts on Arunachal, the North-East and life in general.
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