Our BOOM Team
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 fact-checker and reporter at BOOM. He has previously worked as a journalist for broadsheet newspapers and in communications for a social start-up incubator. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Sciences Po Paris and a Master's in Media and Political Communication from the University of Amsterdam.
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.
Mohammed is a post-graduate in economics from the University of Mumbai, and enjoys working at the junction of data and policy. His specialisations include data analysis and political economy and he previously catered to the computational data analytical requirements of US-based pharmaceutical clients.
After an almost decade-long career as a photojournalist, Ritika returned to the fold as a journalist and is now a legal reporter. A true Mumbaiite, she did her graduation from Jai Hind College and Masters from University of Westminster, London. Through her writing, Ritika hopes to simplify the judiciary and all it entails. If not cooped up at home reading or bingeing on TV shows/movies, she is probably traveling or trying out new restaurants.
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.
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