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About Samarth

I am Samarth Bansal, a reporter at the Hindustan Times in New Delhi. I write this newsletter in my personal capacity, for fun and my desire to engage with people who are curious and want to learn about India.

Previously, I reported for the data and investigations team of the Wall Street Journal in New York as an Alfred Friendly Fellow I started my career reporting for The Hindu in New Delhi.

I love to tell stories, write code, wrangle data and explore big ideas. I graduated with a BS in Mathematics and Scientific Computing from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 2015.

Say hi! I’d love to hear from you (samarthbansal42@gmail.com)

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