M.A. in English Lit, Kirori Mal College, Delhi University
B.A. in English Lit, Cotton College, Guwahati.
H.S.S. Cotton College, Guwahati, Assam
High School, St Johns Whitehall, Shillong, Meghalaya.
Writing, reading, eating, cooking, music, singing, movies and travelling.
Yes, in this particular order!
TASHNEEM ALI CHAUDHURY
Writing has been my passion for as long as I can remember. Being a book fanatic from my childhood, it had to happen.
It started when I was in school, then in college and then when I started my official writing career as a journalist with a national daily.
It stayed with me when I quit my full time job, after an extremely satisfying career working as a lifestyle city reporter at first, and then writing for the weekend Sunday magazine, to raise my two children and embarked on a new career as a freelance features writer.
If there's any interesting lifestyle content work that I can do, I do it.
Its my prime passion.
Today I have ventured into something new--as a writer of fiction with a digitised version of my flash fiction collection titled INSIDE YOU available on the Jugggernaut books app.
I also have a deep love for writing poetry, quotes and narrative poems; all of which I have encapsulated in an ebook format, again with Juggernaut books, titled - A BIT LIKE HAIKU.
Year 2006 - 2017
Years 1996 - 2006
Freelance writing (features) for all the major publications in India; newspapers, magazines and websites.
Articles on food, fashion, films, relationships, book reviews, health/wellness, travel, etc.,
Times Of India Sunday mag
Content for the website of Zee TVs channel, Living Foodz
Hindustan Times HT BRUNCH
TOI supplement CREST
HT MINT newspaper
Magazines like Child, Prevention, Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping, Men's Health (India Today group), Discover India, Doc n Doc, Crossword publications, the EMM group- Asia Spa, Millionaire Asia
Websites like Shaadi.com, U.S. edition of the online travel portal Travelmole
Wrote a weekly column on parenting for the Chandigarh based Daily Post newspaper.
First job: NE DAILY, GUWAHATI
Then: ANI, DELHI
After that: INDIA TODAY GROUP ONLINE, DELHI
And: Hindustan Times city edition, HT CITY.
Along with lifestyle reporting and editing, I worked on two books: THE DELHI CITY FOOD GUIDE and A SALON SPECIAL with hair expert Javed Habib.
Also organised the city's first large scale Northeastern food festival at the ITC Maurya.
Later: Switched to the Hindustan Times Sunday magazine HT BRUNCH. Also edited and independently brought out the film magazine HT PREMIERE.
Extra: Worked with and trained junior writers and the team responsible for launching the HT city brand in Mumbai, HT STYLE.