The Himalayan Beacon Vol. 15. No 25

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Barun Roy
Barun Roy , Dec 1, 2013 - 60 pages

The Himalayan Beacon known until 2006 simply as BEACON, is a monthly news-magazine published in Darjeeling by The Mandalay Books India (Pvt.) Ltd., and distributed throughout Darjeeling Hills and Sikkim. It is now owned by The Mandalay Books India (Pvt.) Ltd., which publishes other periodicals, including the weekly newspaper This Week and The Himalayan TravellerBEACON is the largest and the first magazine to be published by and for the Darjeeling Hills. Nicknamed the "Fire Hose" for its colourful appearance and undiplomatic journalistic style, it is often regarded as a source of record, meaning that it is frequently relied upon as the official and authoritative reference for modern events. Founded in 1998 by Barun Roy, the magazine is by far more popular among the youths of the region than the readers of other generations. The magazine's name is often abbreviated to Beacon, due to its earlier popularity as Beacon. Its famous motto, always printed in the upper left-hand corner of the cover page, is "News and Views on All for All."


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About the author (2013)

Barun Roy is an author, researcher, journalist and an editor. As an author, Roy is known for his excellence in both fiction and non-fiction.

Some of his well acclaimed books include Vedas - Revisited, Sunset Dreams, Portraits of Life, Words, just words, Fallen Cicada - Unwritten History of Darjeeling Hills, Modern Student Journalism and Enter the World of Mass Media among others.

Roy is also the founder editor of The Himalayan Beacon, a news-magazine turned Research Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities.

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