Adrija Bose is a Senior Editor at BOOM Live. She has worked across several media publications including Firstpost, HuffPost India and CNN-News18. Her reportage focussing on gender, politics, human rights, environment and the Internet culture has won her several awards. She has won three UN Laadli Awards for gender sensitivity in reporting, the 2019 RedInk Awards for her reporting on Meghalaya’s coal miners and the Polestar Award for her story on Haryana’s female footballers. She leads Decode, a vertical for BOOM where the focus is on the intersection between technology and people's lives. She commissions, edits and reports on polarisation, disinformation and human rights.
Anmol Alphonso is a fact-checker with BOOM. He has previously interned at IndiaSpend as a fact-checker and was a reporting intern at Times of India, Indian Express, and Mid-Day. He is a post-graduate diploma holder in journalism from St Paul’s Institute of Communication Education, Mumbai.
Archis is a Senior Correspondent at BOOM, and covers issues related to technology and politics, along with writing fact-checks, and studying mis/disinformation. He has a bachelor's degree in political science from Paris Institute of Political Studies, and a master's degree in Media Studies (specialising in political communication), under the Erasmus Mundus Journalism Programme - a joint degree provided by Aarhus University of Denmark, and the University of Amsterdam. Prior to BOOM, Archis had worked as a freelance reporter for The Times of India, covering business news, and has also interned as a reporter for The Telegraph - ABP Group, covering local stories in Kolkata. His interests lie in sports - specifically running, cycling, and occasionally punching and kicking heavy bags - and he also likes to practice Vipassana meditation. His most enduring romance is with food - he loves to eat, as he loves to cook and feed others. Archis is also quite a geek and a nerd, and is obsessed with digital privacy, video games and science-fiction.
Divya Chandra is Producer, Workshops and Training at BOOM FactCheck. She conducts training sessions and LIVE workshops to teach the art of fact-checking. Previously, she was Correspondent-Fact Check at The Quint. She did her Masters in Journalism from Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune. When not fact-checking, you can find her at a cafe next door.
Karen Rebelo works as an investigative reporter, fact-checker and a copy-editor at BOOM. Her specialization includes spotting and debunking fake images and viral fake videos. Karen is a former Reuters wires journalist and has covered the resources sector in the UK and the Indian stock market and private equity sector. She cut her teeth as a prime-time television producer doing business news shows.
After an almost decade-long career as a photojournalist, Ritika returned to the fold as a journalist and now covers the Indian judiciary and all that it entails. Originally from Mumbai, she is now based out of Delhi. Ritika is a writer, part-time dreamer & full-time K-drama addict. A true Mumbaiite, Ritika graduated from Jai Hind College and completed her Masters from University of Westminster, London. Through her writing, she hopes to simplify the law, and decode the judiciary. Before joining BOOM, Ritika worked with several digital news portals, and cut her teeth with newspapers like DNA, and The Indian Express. Ritika started her career as a journalist, but found solace in photography. However, a decade later, she returned to the journalism where she found her true calling in writing stories. If not bingeing on k-dramas, you will find Ritika escaping the city and discovering the world.
Sachin Baghel is a fact checker with BOOM. Sachin has a post graduate degree in Political Science from University of Delhi & PG Diploma in Journalism from IIMC, New Delhi. Sachin has previously worked with Prasar Bharti and Jansatta, also has a sharp eye for political, economic disparity, communal & social justice related happenings in India and around the world.
Sista is a fact checker and social media lead at BOOM Bangla. She has previously interned at DataLEADS with their fact-checking team. She has completed her Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Aliah University, Kolkata. Besides fact-checking, she loves to travel and dance.
Surbhi Sharma is a desk writer at Boom and has previously worked as a social media manager at The Quint, and as a digital content producer at Mishry Reviews. She has a postgraduate diploma from IIMC, New Delhi and a degree in Computer Science from the University of Delhi. When not at work, she can be found in her blanket watching the same sitcoms and movies over and over again, or hanging out with friends.
Swasti Chatterjee is BOOM’s News Editor (East) and project coordinator of the two international verticals of BOOM in Dhaka (Bangladesh) and Yangon (Myanmar). She is a fact-checker and media literacy trainer; Swasti has worked in the mainstream media in the capacity of a senior correspondent and chief copy editor with publications including The Times of India, The Indian Express and NDTV.com. She has majorly covered films, education and city while her tenure with these organisations