Samrat Choudhury is a journalist and author. He currently edits the Mumbai edition of The Asian Age. He has earlier edited daily broadsheet newspapers in Delhi, Bengaluru and Chandigarh, and his journalistic writings have appeared in most major newspapers and news magazines in India. He is co-editor (with Preeti Gill) of Insider/Outsider: Belonging and Unbelonging in North-East India (2018), and The Urban Jungle (2011) was his first novel. He grew up in Shillong during the troubled 1980s, and has remained engaged with the Northeast’s issues as a journalist throughout his professional life.