Sunetra started her career at The Indian Express where she headed the city team. Three years later, she moved to NDTV, where she is currently Political Editor. Her first book Braking News (Hachette) was based on her experience of covering the 2009 election campaign across the country by bus. Her latest book Behind Bars: Prison Tales of India’s Most Famous (2017, Roli) was the result of extensive interviews with high profile jail inmates and has been translated into Hindi and Marathi with a Telegu edition in the works. She is a Jefferson Fellow (2018) and the recipient of this year’s Mary Morgan Hewett Award that recognizes women journalists in Asia, the Pacific and the United States.