Shamit Khemka

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Shamit Khemka
Born Shamit Khemka
(1974-05-27) May 27, 1974 (age 46)
Residence New Friends Colony
Education St. Xavier's College, Bachelor of Commerce
Alma mater Scindia School, Gwalior
Occupation Regional Director, Entrepreneurs' Organization South Asia,
CEO, SynapseIndia
Co-founder, Foodcloud
Director, Cross Section Interactive
Home town New Delhi

Shamit Khemka (born May 27, 1974) is the regional director of Entrepreneurs' Organization, South Asia, CEO & founder of SynapseIndia,[1] an IT service provider, and co-founder of Foodcloud, an online food ordering portal.[2] He has been associated with NGOs including International Chandramauli Charitable Trust[3] and Yogamission Charity.[4]


In 1998, Shamit launched Sampatti[5][6] - an online database for the real estate sector. Shamit founded an IT outsourcing firm, SynapseIndia in 2000. He has co founded an online food portal[7] with Vedant Kanoi.[8] He co-founded FoodCloud, which currently operates in Delhi NCR region.[9]


In 1999, Khemka was arrested in Calcutta for operating a website, the web address of which was an insult in the Bengali language.[10] Khemka's website made offensive jokes about the Bengali community and the then Chief Minister of West Bengal Jyoti Basu. The Telegraph newspaper described Khemka's website as a "hate site" but argued that his arrest was an over-reaction.[11] Writing in the New York Times, the former editor of the Statesman, Sunanda Datta-Ray, expressed a similar view.[12] However, the Financial Express described Khemka as "obsessed with his hatred" against the Bengali community.[13] The arrest of Shamit Khemka clashed with the time when the Bengali community of Kolkata was struggling with their own language and cultural war. Only 56 percent of the city's inhabitants were ethnic Bengalis and only 6 percent of Calcutta's businesses were controlled by Bengalis. The country's best-known poets, Sunil Gangopadhyay persuaded the state's 23-year-old Marxist government to join a campaign which was intended to put up a fight to protect their language and culture. This situation coincided with the arrest of Khemka, who faced outrage from the Bengali Community, people with whom he was born and brought up. He was granted bail, and moved to Delhi to establish a business.[14]


  1. "SynapseIndia: Offering Quality Workmanship". SiliconIndia Magazine (July 2015). 26 June 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  2. "The New Wave Of Food Entrepreneurs". Times City. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  3. "International Chandramauli Charitable Trust". 
  4. "Yogamission Charity". 
  5. "Sampatti.Com Launches Portal Portal". Business Standard. 
  6. "Birla Home Finance may take stake". Business Standard. 
  7. "A cool marketplace for chefs". The Times of India. Retrieved March 27, 2015. 
  8. "Chef are us". India Today. Retrieved 12 Jan 2015. 
  9. "Food Cloud opens avenues for new chefs across NCR". Zee News. Retrieved November 18, 2013. 
  10. "Cyber slur links last three CMs". 
  11. "The Telegraph". 
  12. Datta-ray, Sunanda K. (1999-08-09). "A Bengali Growl Against the Net". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. 
  13. "Financial Express: Cranky software expert arrested for anti-Bengali website". 
  14. "Welcome To Kolkata". 14 May 2000.