John Samuel Raja Duraipandy

John Samuel Raja is an economist by training, a financial journalist by the years, and a data fiend and a new-economy explorer at heart. Before joining How India Lives, John was a journalist for 11 years, writing on corporate and economy subjects for The Economic Times, Outlook Business, Business Standard and Mint, and actively using data as a forensic tool. In the last five years, he focused on doing stories based on public information (an area mostly ignored), as businesses and governments are forced to disclose more than ever before, and uncovering corporate malfeasance. In 2012, as a Tow-Knight Fellow in the entrepreneurial journalism program of the City University of New York, he crystallised his business idea of making available public data in a searchable and visual format into How India Lives How India Lives completed three years last December, and so far, it has built three data products and has serviced more than 30 clients in data consulting and data journalism verticals.



Session Detail :

Numbers Speak the Loudest In a world of alternative facts, are numbers the most efficient way to speak truth to power?

Pramit Bhattacharya, Rukmini S, John Samuel Raja, Rakesh Reddy DubbuduModerated by Seema Singh

Followed by a presentation by Vivek Kaul:

How media, companies, political parties and governments cherry-pick data

  • Saturday, August 4
  • 3.30 – 4.30
  • Silver Oak
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