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Rachel Chitra

Financial journalist and special correspondent, Times of India

Rachel is a finance journalist and special correspondent for the Times of India with a passion for using data to tell human stories. She has previously worked for Reuters, New Indian Express, and Deccan Chronicle, and specialises in covering banking, insurance and the capital markets.

In 2020, when the government declined to release information, she gathered publicly available data – and shared it with colleagues at other outlets – revealing the PM Cares Fund had distributed more than $1.4bn.

Rachel's project at the Reuters Institute will look at the documentation of lynching and rape of Muslims and Dalits in India.