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Varsha Bansal

Freelance Journalist

Varsha Bansal is an independent journalist, writer and editor based in Bengaluru. She writes at the intersection of Technology, AI and Humans. Her work has appeared in WIRED, TIME, Al Jazeera, Slate, Caravan, Economic Times, Mint and more. She was longlisted for International Journalist of the Year award by One World Media in 2023 for her reportage on gig workers in India. She is a grantee and an inaugural AI Accountability fellow at the Pulitzer Center. Varsha is also a visiting faculty at the Asian College of Journalism.

March 27, 2024

Indian social media influencer Chandni Bhagat has been creating devotional videos on Instagram for three years - now she's mixing politics with her daily dose of religion.

Bhagat is one of thousands of social media influencers mobilised by political parties in the runup to elections with the aim of wooing a young and ever-online India.