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Varsha Bansal

Independent Journalist


About me

I am an independent journalist based in Bangalore. With everyone living their lives online, I am curious about how technology impacts people in expected and unexpected ways. My stories are usually on the intersection of technology and people, culture, human rights and business.

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How India's vaccine drive is being slowed down due to a glitchy software

February 10, 2021

I wrote this story for MIT Technology Review on how instead of falling back on tried and tested methods, India is depending on a new software Co-WIN to vaccinate 300 million people by August. Think data sharing, techno-solutionism and more.

How micro loan apps are driving defaulters to death

January 20, 2021

This story for WIRED UK is about how many people in India who turned to one-tap digital loan apps are not being shamed into repaying the loans which is pushing many to take their own lives.

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