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SYED ALI MUJTABA commented on Mike Shanahan's group COP11 in Hyderabad
"Biodiversity Summit: Need For A Rethinking On Treaty Enforcement By S.Faizi"
Oct 2, 2012
SYED ALI MUJTABA commented on Mike Shanahan's group COP11 in Hyderabad
"OK ! am trying to figure out what dates will be suitable for me to visit- its a over night journey by train or bus - i think i need to stay overnight there- where will i stay , i need to figure out - let me know your thoughts - i have seen all this…"
Oct 1, 2012
SYED ALI MUJTABA commented on Mike Shanahan's group COP11 in Hyderabad
"Hi Mike - i am not far from Hyderabad and based in Chennai. i also edit a magazine called public relations - i can give a good coverage about the conference in this  magazine- if you like to look at its soft copies i can mail you- i…"
Oct 1, 2012
SYED ALI MUJTABA joined Mike Shanahan's group

COP11 in Hyderabad

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Oct 1, 2012
SYED ALI MUJTABA commented on Mike Shanahan's blog post Welcome to the Biodiversity Media Alliance
"This is good place to network and discuss issue that concerns people and the problems and suggest solutions that are practical and achievable"
May 20, 2010
SYED ALI MUJTABA is now a member of Biodiversity Media Alliance
May 20, 2010

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Syed Ali Mujtaba is a working journalist based in Chennai. He was Jefferson fellows at the East West Center, Hawaii in 2003. He also freelance as India Correspondent for, a pro democracy Burmese media outlet that specializes on Burma related news. Recently he has done a series of video programme ´Talk Time´ for Besides, he also writes for several newspapers, news syndicates and websites. Mujtaba has taken doctoral degree from School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has authored two books, "The Demand for Partition of India and British Policy 1940-45," Mittal publication 2002 and "Soundings on South Asia", New Dawn publication, 2005. His second book was released in India, UK and USA. He is currently working on "Partition of India- A collective Reading." He has contributed a chapter each in four edited volumes. His research papers have appeared in Indian Institute of Defense Studies and Analysis (IDSA), Journal of South Asia, Jaipur and Polsan studies, Nepal. An abstract of his research paper appeared in Political Science Abstract from France. Mujtaba had qualified National Education Test, conducted by University Grant Commission that provided him scholarship to pursue doctoral research. He also bagged government of India's grant for a field trip to go to England in 1994 to do further research. He was based in London and visited Oxford and Cambridge universities for his research. He even presented a paper at the Darwin College, Cambridge. He was also invited in 1995 to present a paper by the Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu Nepal. Mujtaba is a peace activist and is actively engaged in propagating the idea of for regional peace and harmony in the South Asian region. He is the founder and moderator of an Internet forum called South Asia Contact Group that has over 250 members. Mujtaba is also a documentary filmmaker. A US based company Lamppost Media hired him for shooting a documentary on Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg the first Protestant missionary to visit India. The documentary is called "Beyond Empires" and can be accessed at His works can be accessed though Google and the U Tube. Mujtaba has taken his Bachelors and Masters Degree from AMU Aligarh and was in the University Football team.

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