Sunetra Choudhury started her career at The Indian Express in 1999 where she headed the city team. In 2002, she moved to TV news, first Star and then NDTV. After covering the 2009 election campaign by travelling across the country on a bus for two months, she wrote Braking News (Hachette). Her latest book Behind Bars: Prison Tales of India's Most Famous ( Roli) was the result of extensive interviews with VIP inmates like Peter Mukerjea, A Raja, Amar Singh, Pappu Yadav and others. 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.
Sunetra is the political editor at NDTV and is also a contributing editor for Elle magazine.