Sunetra Choudhury started her career at The Indian Express newspaper where she headed the city team. Three years later, she moved to TV news, working for India’s most prestigious private broadcaster NDTV. After covering the 2009 election campaign by traveling across the country on a bus for two months, she wrote Breaking News (Hachette). Her latest book Behind Bars: Prison Tales of India's Most Famous ( 2017,Roli) was the result of extensive interviews with high profile inmates. It reveals the dystopian world of prisons, full of torture, blade slashers, cruel wardens but also unexpected joys and tales of survival. It has already been translated to Hindi and Marathi and the Telugu edition is in the works.
Sunetra is the political editor at NDTV and is also a contributing editor for Elle fashion magazine. In 2016, she received the Red Ink award for her story about Indian adoption trends. She is a Jefferson Fellow (2018) and the recipient of this year's Mary Morgan Hewett Award that recognizes the achievements of women journalists in Asia, the Pacific, and the United States.