Singapore based journalist Hiren Phukan to attend GPC program in Assam

Senior Assamese journalist Hiren Phukan, who has worked for many years in Singapore, will interact with the city-based scribes on Friday (25 January 2019) next. 

Phukan, now settled in the port city State, will answer queries from the members of Guwahati Press Club (GPC) through video conferencing during the program starting at 3 pm.

Hails from Uzanbajar locality of the pre-historic city, Phukan used to work for The  Straits Times, Singapore’s leading English language daily till 2005. Earlier he was associated with The New Straits Times, Malaysia’s premier daily. After working for two years in Kuala Lumpur he left for Singapore in 1982 and since then he is living there.

Prior to it, Phukan worked for The Statesman for 13 years from 1967. An MA in Economics from Gauhati University, he started his career in journalism with The Assam Tribune in 1964. Graduated from Cotton College, Phukan  completed his school education in St Edmund’s School,
Shillong. Now he keeps busy himself with freelance editing & writings.

Nava Thakuria

Nava Thakuria is a Guwahati (North East India) based journalist, who contributes to News Hour and various other media outlets. He writes over various socio-political and environmental issues of North East India along with Bangladesh, Burma, Tibet, Bhutan, and Nepal. One of his areas of interest is also the media and its development.
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