Kumar Sambhav

Kumar Sambhav is a journalist and Founding Partner of Land Conflict Watch. He has reported for India’s prime news outlets, including Business Standard, Scroll.in, Hindustan Times, Down To Earth, Times of India on governance, business and social justice. For his reporting, Sambhav has received the Press Council of India National Award for Excellence in Journalism, Shriram Award for Excellence in Financial Journalism, Global Investigative Journalism Network's Global Shining Light Award, and the Thomson Foundation Young Journalist from the Developing World Award.


April 24, 2020

Frustration In National Covid-19 Task Force Over Govt Inaction

Despite prior warnings from its scientists in late February, India’s government did not put in place a testing and surveillance strategy against the Covid-19 outbreak till end March, by which time its own medical experts expressed frustration at the inaction

April 23, 2020

Govt Knew Lockdown Would Delay, Not Control Pandemic

“Absent any other control measure, lifting lockdown would allow a resurgence of transmission:” India’s top medical-research body told the government in the first week of April. Two weeks into the lockdown, the measures were still not in place

March 19, 2020

EXCLUSIVE: Telangana Offered Its Own 360 Degree Citizen Tracking System To Modi Govt

After the Supreme Court restricted the use of Aadhaar, documents show the Telangana government offered to help the Union govt build an intrusive citizen database modelled on the state's Samagram system

March 17, 2020

EXCLUSIVE: Documents Show Modi Govt Building 360 Degree Database To Track Every Indian

Documents obtained under RTI show the govt is planning to use Aadhaar to automatically track every single Indian – from who they marry, address changes, financial status – through the National Social Registry


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