Shashank Bengali

Writer

Shashank Bengali is the Los Angeles Times’ South Asia correspondent, covering a stretch of countries from Iran to Myanmar. He joined The Times in 2012 as a national security reporter in the Washington bureau. He has reported from more than 50 countries since beginning his career with McClatchy Newspapers, where he served as a foreign correspondent in Africa and the Middle East. In 2016, he shared in the Pulitzer Prize awarded to The Times staff for coverage of the mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif. Originally from Cerritos, Calif., Shashank holds degrees in journalism and French from USC and a master’s in public policy from Harvard. He lives with his wife in Mumbai, India.

Recent Articles

  • One family fought the system and stopped Donald Trump's first venture in India

    One family fought the system and stopped Donald Trump's first venture in India

    When a Mumbai real estate developer acquired a crumbling, 80-year-old apartment building and announced plans to replace it with a luxury skyscraper, two dozen families accepted buyouts and moved. But one tenant refused. Prasad Panvalkar, an ink salesman, argued that city regulations required the...

  • India to Amazon: We're not your doormat

    India to Amazon: We're not your doormat

    No diplomat wants his or her country to be stepped on. India’s foreign minister took that sentiment to another level. Sushma Swaraj lashed out at Amazon’s Canadian website after learning from a Twitter user that the online retailer was selling doormats in the design of the Indian flag. In a series...

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