Shoma Chaudhary is a controversial, but very talented Indian journalist and reporter. She has worked with Tehelka and Catch News. She left Tehelka after Tarun Tejpal alleged sexual molestation attempt on a Tehelka reporter. She was kicked out of Catch News, which has, in fact, surprised many independent media watchers of India. She has also worked with many other reputed media organizations.
Profile of Shoma Chaudhary
Shoma was born as Suparana Chaudhary. It is not known why she changed her name after doing schooling with the name Suparana.
She completed her schooling education from Kolkata after which she took admission in Lady Shri Ram College, The Delhi University for B.A – Hons.
She had always been a prolific writer during her college days. On the basis of this skill, she got job with Doordarshan where she was supposed to make features projects on books and writers. She later joined The Pioneer where her job profile was a book reviewer. Being a Left oriented person, she never loved to work with The Pioneer, a Right Wing Newspaper. Soon, she left this organization to join Outlook and then India Today.
A short interaction with Tarun Tejpal convinced Shoma that she will enjoy working with Tehelka.
Tehelka enjoyed patronage during UPA regimes and here Shoma made contacts with lots of politicians.
However, in 2013, she failed to do one thing. She couldn’t take immediate action as the Managing Editor of Tehelka when a fellow young reporter accused sexual molestation against none other than Tarun Tejpal.
This case is one of the biggest blots of Indian journalism history. The person and the entire group championing the cause of women’s rights got entangled in a sexual molestation case by none other than a reporter of the same group.
Facing lots of criticism, Shoma resigned from Tehelka. After a hiatus, Shoma joined Catch news as its Editor-in-Chief.
Catch News, an online news website, is promoted by Rajasthan Patrika. However, it is not able to get sufficient viewership among many other news websites launched recently, like FirstPost, Scroll.in, The News Minute, The Pint and Swarajmag, among others.
Rajasthan Patrika management took a decision of summarily removing Shoma Chaudhary. However, that is not something you should treat a journalist.
Husband of Shoma Chaudhary
The exact relationship status of Shoma Chaudhary is not known. I don’t know whether she is even married or still a single. I couldn’t find any relevant information on the Internet.