News Tips

Do you have the next big story? Want to share it with Shilpa Ahuja? We offer many ways to get in touch with and provide materials to our editors and journalists. We’ve outlined each below, but please review any app’s terms of services and instructions, too. No communication system is 100% secure, but these tools can help protect your anonymity. Please do not send story ideas, questions, feedback, news pitches, blogger features or press releases through these channels. For more general correspondence, visit our Contact page.

What Makes a Good Tip?

A strong news tip will have many different components. Firstly, a news tip should be newsworthy and interest all readers. It should not be biased or personal, for example, focusing on a single one-time experience. Secondly, a strong evidence or proper documentation is essential. Just having a hunch or speculating does not make a good tip. A good news tip should understand the issue, its solution or results. It should articulate a clear and understandable problem with real-world consequences. Be as specific as you can.

Here are some examples of good tips:

Here is evidence that Kylie Jenner is pregnant.

Here is proof that this makeup brand has unethical practices.

We will be reviewing your tips and messages regularly, but because of the volume of tips we receive, we cannot promise each will receive an individual response. There are multiple ways for you to submit tips. Each method provides different levels of protection, so we encourage you to look at each to be certain of the pros and cons of what you’re selecting. To maintain your anonymity, we will respond to your news tips using the same method they were submitted in. For example, if you submit a tip to us using email, we will reply to you using email only.

Email

Feel free to send us encrypted or unencrypted emails. Mailvelope is a browser extension for Chrome and Firefox that makes it easy to use Pretty Good Privacy or PGP. PGP is an encryption software that allows you to send encrypted documents, messages or emails.  Mailvelope will not encrypt metadata such as sender, recipient, subject or time stamp. This metadata will be available to your email provider. It will only encrypt the contents of your email.

You can also send us an anonymous email through send-email.org.
Email: tips@shilpaahuja.com

Postal Mail

Snail mail or mail delivered through postal services is another safe and secure means of communication. For anonymity, you are recommended to use a public mailbox instead of a post office.

Address:

Tips
Shilpish Fashion Loft
Suit 385/5 Green Garden
Anna Nagar 1st Avenue
Chennai, TN 600102, India

Attention: Shilpa Ahuja
+91 44 4355 0838