Shoma Chadhary is an award-winning journalist, curator and political commentator. She is the founder of Lucid Lines, an intellectual properties company. In 2011, Newsweek picked her as one of the 150 power women "who shake the world”. In 2018, she was invited to deliver the Gandhi Oration in Sydney. 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 Journalist for, in the words of the citation, "going where angels fear to tread”.
She co-founded and was director of Algebra - the Arts and Ideas Club, a unique forum for conversation. Earlier, Shoma has been the managing editor and one of the founders of Tehelka, an investigative and public interest newsmagazine, where she wrote extensively on issues of justice, equity, human rights, the media, law, and the economy. She also founded and was the editor-in-chief of CatchNews, a digital news platform and also co-founded and was director of THiNK, a cutting-edge conference of ideas.