Shoma Chaudhury, managing editor and one of the promoters of the weekly magazine Tehelka, has been named among the “150 Women Who Shake the World” in the re-launch issue of the American newsweekly, Newsweek.
“Champions women in India’s celebrated newsmagazine Tehelka,” is the seven-word caption for Chaudhury.
Newsweek has been relaunched this week under Tina Brown, former editor of Tatler, Vanity Fair, New Yorker and Talk, who currently runs the webzine The Daily Beast.
Chaudhury had interviewed Brown during her 2007 India visit and written for The Daily Beast founded by her in 2009. Tehelka editor Tarun J. Tejpal interviewed Tina Brown during the Jaipur literature festival in 2009, was crowned muckraker-in-chief by the webzine earlier this year.
Tina Brown has been quoted as saying that “Tehelka is one of the most exciting news magazines in the world. Its probing in public interest, its vitality, enterprise and tenacity give it influence beyond the subcontinent.”
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