Shoma Chaudhury is an Indian journalist, editor, and political commentator, known for her strong but nuanced, often counter-narrative, stands on national issues. She was managing editor and one of the founders of Tehelka, an investigative public interest newsmagazine.
She was also the founder and editor-in-chief of Catch News, a digital news platform; and director and co-founder of THiNK, a cutting-edge thought leadership forum. She is currently director and co-founder of Algebra – the Arts and Ideas Club, a unique new space for critical conversations.
Shoma Chaudhury Biography
Chaudhury was born in Darjeeling and grew up in the tea gardens of West Bengal, where both her parents were doctors. She studied in St Helen’s Convent in Kurseong; La Martiniere School in Kolkata; and in Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi. She topped the national ISC Board in English in Class 12, and also topped Delhi University twice, both for her Bachelors and Masters degree in English Literature. She is married and lives in Delhi.
Shoma Chaudhury Career
Shoma Chaudhury started her early career by joining Doordarshan, one of the largest broadcasting organizations in India, directing more than 40 weekly television shows on books and writers. She then began her career in journalism as a Book Editor at ‘The Pioneer’. After that, she moved on to India Today, before joining the Outlook News Magazine.
Shoma Chaudhury joined Tehelka, an iconic Indian weekly newsmagazine, acclaimed for its investigative and public interest journalism, as Director of Special Projects and Features Editor and went on to become its Managing Editor. On 21 November 2013, Shoma was criticized publicly in the media because of the way she handled a complaint of sexual assault by a young woman journalist against the Tehelka’s founder, Tarun Tejpal.
In 2013, Shoma resigned from Tehelka following a controversy surrounding her handling of a sexual assault complaint by a colleague against Tehelka editor and founder, Tarun Tejpal. Chaudhury, who is a prominent voice on women issues, was criticised by the media and some colleagues for possibly underplaying the case at her own magazine.
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