The Transcontinental Times (TCT) is a digital newspaper published by the media company Transcontinental Times S. L., established in Madrid, Spain. Independent, impartial, and deeply informed journalism is the oxygen that fuels our passion in service of the general society. We are covering topics around the world and telling stories that would otherwise be untold. As an international press house, Transcontinental Times is firmly committed to the public interest.
An Indian-Spanish writer, entrepreneur, and filmmaker, known for his award-winning short films and non-fiction books, Roshan Bhondekar founded the Transcontinental Times with his life partner Sahra Ardah in June 2020. Sahra Ardah (also known as Sara Canizal Sardon) is a Spanish art director, writer, and journalist. In the first year, the company has experienced challenges proper to all startups with a similar focus. Since October 2021, Transcontinental Times has entered its second stage of development as a digital medium and will fully launch the new and improved transformation model in January 2022.
Sahra ArdahSPAIN: Co-founder and CFO
Art director, writer, dance teacher, choreographer, and journalist, Sahra Ardah is TCT's co-founder and Chief Financial Officer.
Roshan BhondekarSPAIN: Founder and CEO
An Indian-Spanish writer, entrepreneur, and awarded filmmaker, Roshan Bhondekar is TCT's founder and Chief Executive Officer.
Yogesh BhondekarINDIA: CIO
Yogesh Bhondekar is a vetted business analyst focused on functional and technical disciplines. He is the Chief Information Officer of TCT.
The Transcontinental Times advisory board is made up of seasoned professionals who provide us with strategic advice and help us with internal decision-making.
Nalin SinghINDONESIA : Business Advisor
Nalin Singh is a published author, co-founder of Orbit Future Academy, CEO of Natio Cultus, and former CEO of a Fortune 500 company. A political analyst, startup financing expert, life coach, and business strategy coach, he is also a senior journalist and leads the Smart Entrepreneurship Decoded interview series.
Niloy ChattarajINDIA: Business Advisor
Niloy Chattaraj holds a postgraduate Diploma in Cosmology from CalTech and is a double gold medalist engineer. Niloy is the scientist who pointed out Hawking’s flaws in the Black Hole theory. Besides being in the advisory board, he is a senior journalist and creative director who covers social issues, science, and Indian history.
The editorial board of the Transcontinental Times is currently undergoing training to fully assume roles in January 2022.
Ishita ChakrabortyManaging Editor
Ishita Chakraborty contributes pieces on social issues, UN initiatives, and diversity and acts as a managing editor.
Divya DhaddAssistant Editor
Divya Dhadd covers a great variaty of topics from fashion and lifestyle to breaking news and technology.
Dhruv ChakrabortyAssistant Editor
Dhruv Chakraborty files pieces on fitness, sports, nutrition and related stories, and acts as assistant editor.
Journalists and Regular Contributors
Journalists from around the world join the Transcontinental Times for different periods of time. Here are those who collaborate with us on a more regular basis. Remember that to confirm the media credentials, you must contact us.
Hamzat Ibrahim AbagaNIGERIA: Journalist
Hamzat Ibrahim Abaga reports on investigative journalism, contemporary cultural issues and events.
Raju VermekarINDIA: Journalist
Raju Vermekar is a Mumbai-based journalist who have worked with many daily newspapers on versatile topics.
Khushant RungheINDIA: Journalist
Khushant Runghe covers the entertainment industry, notably movies, comics, graphic novels, and motion pictures.
Partha Pratim RayINDIA: Journalist
Partha Pratim Ray is an expert on corporate communication, branding, social media management and public relations.
Pradeep ChamariaINDIA: Journalist
Pradeep Chamaria is a travel photojournalist and a published author who promotes travel destinations.
Guest Journalists and Contributors
We accept guest writer submissions that align with our audience and editorial style. As we cannot list the 200+ people, we have just listed some of the contributors who have been the most active. Please note that guest writers do not generally have media clearance to access events on our behalf. Remember that to confirm the credentials of the media, you must contact us.
Avnika SarafINDIA: Journalist
Avnika Saraf is a former ACJ journalist. Currently, she covers politics, international relations, and crime.
Godfrey MaotchaMALAWI: Journalist
Godfrey Maotcha worked for the local Guardian and the digital and print media company Montfort Media for six years.
Omid SobhaniAFGHANISTAN: Journalist
Omid Sobhani is a senior journalist at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and the Transcontinental Times.
Justina AsishanaNIGERIA: Journalist
Justina Asishana is a data and investigative journalist. She covers health, agriculture, education, and governance.
Kefa LemayianKENYA: Journalist
Kefa Lemayian is a news anchor, print media writer, bilingual reporter and a voice over artist based in Kenya.
Tanbirul Miraj RiponBANGLADESH: Journalist
A correspondent on politics, human rights, and international relations, Tanbirul has interviewed 180+ political experts.
Priya SharmaINDIA: Journalist
Priya Sharma is a freelance journalist who covers business, lifestyle, startups, and technology.
Smita MalweUAE: Journalist
Communication enthusiast, public relations professional and an avid writer. Former Senior Account Manager at SPAG.
Suman BajpaiINDIA: Journalist
Suman Bajpai is a published author, writer, editor, travel journalist, translator and traveller who covers global destinations.
Suriya Shaji PereiraUAE: Journalist
Suriya Shaji Pereira covers business development, entrepreneurship, and events in the United Arab Emirates.
Tafadzwa MwanengureniZIMBABWE: Journalist
Tafadzwa Mwanengureni is a journalism student at the Harare Polytechnic with a major in print journalism.
Nilesh ChogleINDIA: Journalist
Nilesh Chogle reports on the pharma industry, corporate culture, finance, foreign trade, procurement, and SCM.
Mohammed YakubuNIGERIA: Journalist
Mohammed Yakubu reports on public health, human rights, climate change, education, and gender issues.