Paranjoy Guha Thakurta
Paranjoy Guha Thakurta is a journalist and an educator. He is editor of the “Economic and Political Weekly”. His work experience, spanning over 39 years, cuts across different media: print, radio, television and documentary cinema. He is a writer, speaker, anchor, interviewer, teacher and commentator in three languages: English, Bengali and Hindi. He teaches and speaks on these subjects to students, general audiences and also trains aspiring – and working — media professionals. He participates frequently in, and organizes, seminars/conferences. He is a regular contributor to newspapers, magazines and websites. He is featured regularly on television channels and radio programs as an anchor as well as an analyst and commentator.
Shoma Chaudhury, is an award-winning journalist, editor, and political commentator who has contributed tremendously in the field of journalism and has worked rigorously for the betterment of the society by her invaluable participation in the same. In 2011, Newsweek in the US picked her as one of 150 power women “who shake the world”. Among a slew of other journalistic accolades, 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” Apart from her career in print journalism, Shoma is a virtuoso speaker and has been invited to address many forums both in India and abroad. She has also interviewed the most cutting edge minds globally on politics, policy, business, science, civil society, cinema, literature, sports and media.