About

I’m a writer and filmmaker working in the areas of ecology, history, knowledge politics and natural resource governance. Now based in Bangkok after journeying from Chennai, South India, I have been fortunate to meet many inspiring people in my work with civil society organizations, academia and news and media enterprises. I write articles for booksnewspapers and journals, co-edit books, and help social science researchers take their journal articles and book chapters to publication. Every now and then, I collaborate and produce social documentary films.

My most recent stint was a very enjoyable five years with Unit for Social and Environmental Research (USER) in Chiang Mai University, Thailand researching “Mekong water governance”. It was a wonderful workplace that allowed me to rediscover how so much in life becomes possible when we can come together with a small group of people who are like-minded, well-read, articulate, have a sense of humor, are good at what they do (research and writing) and, most importantly, love to sit together and enjoy a couple of beers at the end of the day.

My work takes me across Thailand and the Mekong region. After the birth of my son in June 2009, I have been spending most of my time working from home.

Noel Rajesh Daniel

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One thought on “About

  1. What ho! What ho! What ho!

    i’m impressed…..enough to promise myself to follow this site……

    may you find all the words you need, when you need them!!!

    Jai ho!!!

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