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Soumyadip Choudhury
Works at Network18
Attended St. Edmund's College, Shillong
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Indian Railways has amended its Tatkal rules but didn't bother to inform the people to whom it matters the most - the passengers.
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The good ol' Amby has finally shuddered to a halt and here's an unofficial Google doodle honking in honour of the grand old lady of Indian roads.
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The real reason why there are so few tigers left in India.
When the Government of India officially invited the world to come and kill our tigers for fun
This Government of India Tourist Office advertisement from the 1960s shows that India used 'sport' of shikar to attract the world to our shores.
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If you are in India, this is the only Football World Cup schedule you need to look at.
This is plain and simple but effective interactive schedule for 2014 Football World Cup. You can search and sort and also embed. All times in India time.
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This 1999 advertisement for Zaroor Condoms, featuring Vrajesh Hirjee as a rather incompetent condom salesman, is in a class of its own.
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BBC News quotes a Cutting the Chai post in a feature on Indian political parties with strange names.
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Internetaholic. Also handyman and incubator at and the Chaiwallah at

My school leaving certificate spells my name as Soumyadip Choudhury (সৌম্যদীপ চৌধুরী), some call me The Chaiwallah. I work and live in what is generally referred to as Delhi (I work in Noida and stay in Ghaziabad).

My work profile labels me as a journalist (of the Internet kind) and my areas of specialisation includes technology. The Internet is the primary area of personal and professional interest and I also build products for the Web. I currently work for Network18 as a New Editor (amongst other things) with

In the eight years of empoyment, I have worked with HT Media, Career Launcher, The Times Group, NDTV and Network18 in various capacities.

As a chronicler of popular culture via advertising, movies, photos and more, I maintain a popular blog, Cutting the Chai, since 2005.

Have been hard-wired to everything tech since childhood, I have a penchant for making and repairing (and occasionally breaking) things. My wife and family suspect that I am secretly married to my laptop.

Was born and brought up in Shillong and that is the place I still call home (in the physical world).

  • St. Edmund's College, Shillong
    Economics, 1997 - 2000
  • Network18
    Technology Editor & Product Manager, 2010 - present
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