Simplest way to explain this is to post the below.  Jury list here.  It is arranged alphabetically by first name and S(hoba) comes way down.  But it is a great list of a disparate group of people.

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Dear Shoba,

How are you?

Thank you so much for being part of our jury for the first India’s Top Restaurant Awards!

The 50 restaurants that have made the list will be informed by me personally later today, but their rankings will not be revealed (to anyone!) until the actual ceremony on Tuesday, December 19, at The Lodhi, New Delhi, at 8pm.

 An e-invite for the evening is attached. I would absolutely love for you to join us!

 Please do RSVP at your earliest convenience.

 Now that the results are in, you can officially announce that you were part of this esteemed jury and voted for your favourites! Also attached is a fun animated announcement that you’re welcome to share on your social media. Please do remember to tag @cntravellerindia on Facebook and Instagram, and @CNTIndia on Twitter. The official hashtag is #TopRestaurantAwards

Your bio and image is included in this complete list of judges:

Once again, Thank You for your invaluable time and culinary wisdom!

I look forward to seeing you in New Delhi for a really fun evening.

 Best wishes,


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