About Us

Enewsroom.in is an independent, non-profit news website based out at Kolkata. We have a sharp focus on developmental, political and cultural stories that can help shape India better. Apart from analysing issues, reporting stories that need to make it to the headlines. We aim at providing a platform where old school journalism can thrive.

The basic premise of enewsroom is to let quality journalism survive and that can be when editors are editorially and financially independent. With this vision, we are open to having contributions from reader and patrons who want to feel that there is a need for quality journalism to survive.

As an e-publication, we are committed to report stories that can help us preserve the democratic fabric of India and also highlight issues of public interest.

Today, we are starting in a modest way with our only constrain being our resources, not vision. So, we have an honest appeal to you all: Do read and share our stories, and do keep giving us your feedback. It will help us improve.

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ND Sharma
Patron

One of the most respected journalists of central India, Narayan Datt​ Sharma comes on board with experience spread over five decades. Sharma is quintessential, old school journalist – flair for writing on anything and everything, fearless, scholarly, low profiled- yet assertive and always strong on facts.

Now living in Bhopal, “ND” or Sharmaji as he is popularly known, has worked with leading editors of India, M Chalapathi Rau, Iqbal Singh, B G Verghese,​ Arun Shourie, Prabhu Chawla, ​ H K Dua, ​Shekhar Gupta, Hari Jaising​, Rahul Singh, Bharat Bhushan and several others. Hailing from Punjab, his career stint took him to Delhi, Jammu & Kashmir, Ranchi, Ahmadabad and numerous other destinations.

Living up to the adage that a true journalist never retires, Sharma, after his long and eventful innings with The Indian Express, The Tribune, ​ M​id-Day​ and Current Weekly​. At present, he is active blogger and contributing to magazines and on-line portals. On social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, Sharma’s lively posts are a delight, raising issues and quality of debates on key issues of the day.

Follow him on Twitter @ndsharma

Shahnawaz Akhtar

Founder

Shahnawaz is a seasoned journalist with over 14 years of experience in on-field reporting. He comes with a 360 degree experience in the field of journalism – print, agency and online media.

He has had the opportunity to on-ground reporting from three vital Indian states —Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. Adding on to his stint, he also worked as an editor with China Daily, in China. His strength, however, lies in doing human interest stories, a genre that he mastered during his days with The Telegraph. He has also worked with IANS and DNA.

As an independent journalist, Shahnawaz also wrote for Al Jazeera, BBC Radio, Rediff.com, among others.

Shabina Akhtar

Founder

Shabina is an International Visitor Leadership Program, 2009 alumni. She comes on board with a rich experience of having worked with some of the best dailies in India. Right from The Telegraph to The Times of India to DNA. She has led DNA After Hrs team in Jaipur. Shabina has also been associated with World Economic Forum. In her over decade old experience, she has become well adept with writing, editing and planning out editions. Feature writing remains to be her forte.

Nasreen Khan

Co-Founder

Nasreen comes with 17 years of experience in journalism. She has worked with almost all the leading media houses in Kolkata including Ananda Bazar Patrika, The Times of India, The Telegraph, Doordarshan Kendra (Kolkata), Hindustan Times and Financial Express. She is a lawyer too, but has a deep interest in journalism. She specializes in lifestyle, entertainment, legal stories.

Sucheta Chakraborty

Co-Founder

A graduate from Lady Brabourne College, Sucheta, comes on board with 15 years of experience in Journalism. She also holds a PG Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication. She has worked with some of the best media organizations like – Indian Express and The Telegraph. During her nine-year-long stint with The Telegraph, she has actively covered socio-political news related to Bengal. She has been a researcher for a documentary (Ei Shohorer Kotha), early in her journalistic career.