Life Before Splainer

You’re a super-smart, curious woman and love being well-informed. Your phone is buzzing with a stream of app notifications, Whatsapp forwards and tweets. It’s just relentless: the sheer volume of news. It’s incredibly loud… and, dear god, there is so much of it! Why does it have to be noisy and exhausting? It's time to KonMari your news... declutter and spark a bit of joy!

Life After Splainer

Each morning, you click on your daily edition that lands in your inbox — or WhatsApp if you prefer. You get the big picture, analysis and best reporting on that one big story everyone’s talking about. Catch up on key headlines, and discover a wealth of cool, funny, smart reads and videos from across the globe. There is zero jargon and no rants - and all of it's served with a generous dose of cheeky humour that makes you lol! It’s easy, painless and (hallelujah!) fun. In fact, you have such a good time, we promise that you'll miss us on the weekends! Have questions? Click right here.

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Meet the team!

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Lakshmi Chaudhry

I founded Broadsheet Daily and earlier co-founded My past work life includes working and writing for lots of places, including Wired, the Nation, Vogue, Columbia Journalism Review etc.

As for the rest, I live in Bangalore with a badly behaved menagerie that includes one child, two dogs and a boyfriend—who test my superhuman patience every day. They are all alive and accounted for…as of now.

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Sunainaa Chadha

I've previously worked at Business Standard, HT, Times Now and Firstpost but my true passion lies in baking sugar-free and refined flour free cookies and cakes for kids at @toddlerbaker.

Apart from that, my two-year old keeps me on my toes with DIY activities and mamma and toddler workout sessions.

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Adya Goyal

I graduated from Vassar College last May with a degree in Psychology and Political Science, ready to change the world one opinion at a time. My most treasured accomplishment is my undergraduate thesis, which is a critical study of politics, feminism and dharma through the eyes of Draupadi!

The past year has been wild on the roller coaster ride that is the startup life. And it has been worth every minute...with the help of many cups of chai.

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Ishita Shah

I belong to the unfortunate pandemic-afflicted batch of 2020 of IIT Bombay. While grumbling about my cancelled plans and wondering if I will ever attend my convocation, I'm working at splainer learning all about the crazy startup life.

When I'm not working, I'm either curled up in a corner with a book, or learning how to cook with my mother. My favourite uni achievement: becoming the secretary of our Literary Arts club, and organising quizzing and literary events.


Tarini Tiwari

I’ve been splitting my time between student newspapers and the theatre department all through my school life. That’s remained unchanged at the University of Kent where I’m News Editor of our newspaper, InQuire while studying Drama and English Literature.

In all the craziness of the pandemic, I’ve found solace in reading, writing, yoga and playing the guitar (although not very well).


Anoushka Chandarana

I recently graduated from St. Xavier's College, where I spent all my time staying up to write my dissertations and experiment with college leadership positions.

Before I pursue my Master's in policymaking at the University of British Columbia, I'm working at Splainer to experience the thrills of a news startup! At any given time, I'm thinking of the next book I want to read, Roger Federer, and a double chocolate chip cookie!


Nikita Achanta

I graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in December, a month before coronavirus brought the world to a halt. As someone who wants to pursue journalism, discovering splainer and getting to work with the team has been the highlight of my 2020.

I’ve spent the majority of this quarantine with my last two braincells, playing video games, noodling on the guitar, brushing up on some Nietzsche and annoying my Golden Retriever to no end.

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Deepika Gulati

From staging western musicals, to running a social entrepreneurship project, to being the college magazine editor; I've lived my (Delhi) university life just like I plan on living out in the "real" world - all over the place, with run-on sentences, a bit of humor, dreams of being the next great polymath - as I try to maintain my sanity and my compassion through it all.

Throwing myself head-first into a startup is part of that vast and messy grand plan!