John Samuel Raja Duraipandy

Founder of How India Lives, John is an economist by training, a financial journalist by experience, and a data fiend at heart. As a journalist he wrote on corporate affairs and economy for The Economic Times, Outlook Business, Business Standard and Mint, 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), and uncovering corporate malfeasance. In 2012, as a Tow-Knight Fellow in the entrepreneurial journalism programme of the City University of New York, John crystallised his business idea of making available public data in a searchable and visual format into How India Lives which completed three years last December, and has so far, built three data products and serviced more than 30 clients.

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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