Shashank Bengali

Shashank Bengali isthe Los Angeles Times’ South Asia correspondent, covering a stretch of countries from Iran to Myanmar.He joined The Times in 2012 asanational securityreporter in theWashington bureau. He has reported from more than 50 countries since beginning his career with McClatchy Newspapers, where he servedas 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 shootingin 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 wifein Mumbai, India.
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It's like a professional game of tag, only with kicks and tackling, and India is riveted

The traditional Indian schoolyard game of kabaddi is now a major professional sport with glamorous owners and telegenic stars. It's also hugely fun to watch.

Steven Mnuchin says he'll attend Saudi investment summit despite reports of journalist's killing

The Treasury secretary said he would reconsider attending "if more information comes out" about Jamal Khashoggi, who was reportedly killed by Saudi security forces in Istanbul.