πŸ‘‹ Hey, this is Samarth. I write words and code.


I am a journalist, computer programmer, and self-appointed observer of the human condition. This is my home on the Internet. Thank you for dropping by.

πŸ“° I am focused on building the future of news, journalism and knowledge production in India. The journalistic method is not β€”Β and has never been β€” perfect. But rigorous, fact-based and data-informed reporting, with scientific integrity, can help us understand the impossibly complex world we live in, hold the powerful accountable, and seek the truth. That's the goal of the work I do.

🌐 On this site, you can find my blog, links to published work, archives of The Interval (my newsletter, currently on pause) and ways to contact me.


About me

πŸ“Born and brought up in New Delhi. Now based in Landour (Mussourie), a stunningly beautiful mountain town in the lower Western Himalayas.

❀️ Love reading non-fiction, drinking coffee, dancing, exercising (i.e. taking care of my body), and walking leisurely amid trees and hills. Blessed with an addiction to freedom and solitude.

πŸ’‘I live for big ideas and small details. Always nerding out on statistics, writing, moral philosophy, epistemology, technology, media and human nature. Enjoy finding cross-disciplinary patterns to make sense of the world.

πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“ Spent my undergrad learning the fundamentals of math, engineering and computer science at IIT Kanpur. Worked at a tech startup. Revamped the student magazine. Had a lot of fun. Graduated in 2015.

πŸ’Ό Worked as a reporter with The Hindu and Hindustan Times. In 2018, spent life-changing five months as a reporting fellow with The Wall Street Journal's investigative team in New York. Left full-time work in January 2019. Freelancing and working independently since.