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Thoughts and observations on data journalism in India — January 2021

Journalists refer to themselves as storytellers. Is that a mistake? — January 2021

Why the event-oriented structure of news doesn’t help in understanding how the world works — December 2020

The distinction between information, knowledge and competence — June 2022

Fighting the information-bullshit-entertainment complex — Jan 2023

Why personal essays matter — Jan 2023

Why india does not have a personal essay culture — Jan 2023

Work and Career

How I approach and manage my freelance journalism career — January 2021

Start building hard skills. Now. — September 2017

Finding purpose in work? — December 2021

Politics and Public Affairs

Turning politics into theatre — February 2021

Seven rules to resist online manipulation — May 2022


Why I am relearning statistics — June 2021

The want to write. But why? — Jan 2023

Health and Fitness

Lessons learnt from my 52-week workout streak — June 2021

Why resistance training matters — April 2022

Why body composition matters — May 2022

Exercise vs training — May 2022


I don’t know how to resolve the tension between the desire to enjoy the world, the curiosity to understand it and the rage to change it — February 2021

How I cope when it seems like the world is falling apart — February 2021

I hate instant messaging — Jan 2023

Everyday communication goals — Jan 2023