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Akriti Seth

Senior Reporter

London, UK
As a correspondent for Channel NewsAsia, Singapore and for India Technology News, Akriti has covered a wide range of subject-matter including politics, economics and technology for a B2B audience. She has also gained experience working for Bloomberg TV India and Mid-Day Mumbai. Akriti is a graduate of the University of Mumbai and holds a masters from Mumbai's Xavier Institute of Communications. Most recently she has worked as a freelance journalist in London, where she is now based, having lived there for the past two years. She enjoys photography and blogging.

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