Shonali Ghosal — Tehelka

Shonali Ghosal
Shonali  Ghosal

Shonali Ghosal joined Tehelka in May 2011 after completing a postgraduate diploma at the Asian College of Journalism. Chennai. Prior to that, she graduated with English Honours from Delhi University. She reports on health, environment, human rights and has a special interest in the Right To Information (RTI) Act and its impact on governance. She is based in New Delhi.

Blogs By Shonali Ghosal

How not to report a disaster

How not to report a disaster

1 June 26, 2013 in Musings

Some journalists can be so full of (sh)it, so full of themselves. They can be almost as annoying (for fellow journalists) to bear as being accosted by the next-door uncle on your way back from the market, to be given random lectures about media ethics and what/how the media should […]

Spot fixing: Have rotten apples spoilt the barrel?

Spot fixing: Have rotten apples spoilt the barrel?

0 May 29, 2013 in Current Affairs

The IPL spot-fixing scandal has thrown up a barrage of questions on the game of cricket and pretty much everything to do with it. From allegations of players indulging in spot-fixing to owners-turned-mere-enthusiasts of franchisees involved in betting, to an umpire who was sold out. A lowly flunky is probably […]

Are you going to the Love Me Do Weekend?

Are you going to the Love Me Do Weekend?

0 October 5, 2012 in Culture & Society

A drunken professor gently swaying to Hey Jude at our informal farewell. Appreciative nods from the 30-something editors at work on seeing your Beatles T-shirt. Having a rather strange GTalk conversation with your better half, using only the lyrics of The Beatles. Alright, people born in the ‘70s, we came […]

A newspaper invite to murder

A newspaper invite to murder

4 September 17, 2012 in Current Affairs

By Shonali  Ghosal A disturbingly bizarre newspaper report cropped up the other day. Unfortunately, to explain my extreme discomfort, I must first reconstruct the offensive piece. It starts with the description of how the police broke into a house (mentioning the exact address right down to the flat number) in […]

Promotions in the Indian Army need to be earned, not demanded

Promotions in the Indian Army need to be earned, not demanded

33 September 5, 2012 in Sports

By Shonali  Ghosal An Olympic silver medal, a Khel Ratna award, Rs1 crore from the Himachal government, Rs 50 lakh from the Rajasthan government, Rs 25 lakh from the Rifles Association of India, unbridled praise, recognition and an out-of-turn double promotion in the Indian Army. If all that doesn’t cut […]