Shoma Chaudhury is an award-winning journalist, curator, and political commentator. She is the founder of Lucid Lines, an intellectual properties company. Chaudhury also co-founded and was director of THiNK, an international conference of ideas, and Algebra, the Arts & Ideas Club, a platform for live conversations with prominent Indians. Earlier, Shoma had been the managing editor and one of the founders of Tehelka, an investigative and public interest newsmagazine. She has been awarded the prestigious Ernest Hemingway Award for Political Journalism, the Mumbai Press Club Award for Political Journalism, the Ramnath Goenka Award, and the Chameli Devi Award for Best Woman Journalists.