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Yashas Mudumbai

I'm a data journalist currently working at ICIS, having had experience with The Telegraph and The Times. My passion is telling stories through numbers and statistics. I am also the author of the eBook: Dear Depression: Letters of Comfort and Hope When Feeling Alone.

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My eBook on depression

Having experienced the profound impact depression can have first-hand, I have always felt a responsibility to help others who may be experiencing pain. For that reason, I have written an eBook, which is a collection of 30 letters I would have sent to my younger self in the hope it can help others. All the money raised from the sales will be donated to the Mental Health Foundation in the UK.

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Worked as a sports data journalist, primarily focussing on analysis of athletes' performances in women's sport, particularly football, tennis and athletics. Also interviewed athletes about their journey in sport and how they overcame difficulties like injury or disability.

Interview - Saskia Sills

A ninth-place finish at the World Windsurfing Championships, a silver medal at the World Cup series and finishing her last two competitions as the No 1 British woman - it's safe to say 2019 has been a stellar year for Saskia Sills...

Interview - Danielle Brown

Imagine being a Paralympic and Commonwealth champion. Imagine the high you would experience after achieving that success. Now imagine the opportunity to add to those medals being taken away from you because somebody decides...

Women's Grand Slam Analysis

The US Open final saw Bianca Andreescu become the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam singles title with her stunning performance against Serena Williams. This tournament closed out the decade of majors on the women’s side, and it has been an exceptional 10 years with ...

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The Telegraph

Worked as a data journalism fellow, primarily focussing on writing stories through the use of numbers and statistics. Used R programming and Adobe Illustrator to create charts and graphs for stories in sport, politics and lifestyle. Wrote stories on the Women's World Cup in football, the Ashes in cricket and polling analysis.

Work life balance analysis

Everyone would like the perfect work-life balance, where you are able to thrive in the workplace and get enough time to recuperate away from the office. However, judging by a study released by Sweet Spot, a data research company, there ...

Theresa May approval ratings

Theresa May leaves Number 10 with the lowest satisfaction rating of any outgoing Prime Minister since Margaret Thatcher. Mrs May ends her three-year tenure with a net satisfaction of -44, according to Ipsos MORI. This was after turning a Conservative majority ...

ICC World Cup 2019 Analysis

England, despite their mid-tournament struggles, made it through to the semi-finals of the ICC World Cup by playing the brand of cricket that has served them so well in the last four years. Aggressive batting, quality bowling in the middle overs and an unadulterated ...

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Worked as an interviewer and writer for the podcast. Wrote analysis articles for the website on tennis and the FIFA Women's World Cup. Also interviewed short track speed skater Ethan Treacy and young badminton player Hope Warner for episodes on the podcast.

FIFA WWC 2019 analysis

The World Cup. It’s the pinnacle for anyone in their particular sport and, without a shadow of doubt, it is an experience that a sportsperson will never forget. For the 24 teams that will step on to the field in France over the next month, the ...

Interview - Hope Warner

“It’s very difficult because at times you can feel like you’re not good enough – or at keeping up with the standard others are producing – and you don’t feel like you fit in for a while.” Badminton star Hope Warner is currently training with the very best in the country ...

Interview - Ethan Treacy

“I think in the moment, when you step on the ice in the senior competitions with top quality skaters, you leave respect to the side.” For British short track speed skater Ethan Treacy, the last few years have seen him compete against his idols at the European Championships and ...

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The Times

Worked as a sports desk trainee during my sports journalism course, where my focus was on researching statistics for graphics and charts, used for the publication. Specialist knowledge of cricket was used during the England versus India test series in 2018 and also during England's cricket tours of Sri Lanka and the West Indies.

Kamindu Mendis Analysis

England encountered one of cricket’s curiosities in their opening game of their tour to Sri Lanka when they faced an opponent bowling with his left and then right arm in the same over. Kamindu Mendis bowled left-arm orthodox to Joe Root, England’s right-handed batsman ...

Ryder Cup 2018 Analysis

The Americans received a huge stroke of luck when Tony Finau’s tee shot to the par-three 16th bounced up off the timber bank guarding the lake and landed within four feet of the cup. Finau’s birdie made it all square. With Rose finding the water with his approach and Rahm ...

England v India 2018 Analysis

One area where England appear to have an advantage over India is in slip catching off pace bowlers. Since India’s previous generation of great batsmen — Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Virender Sehwag — retired from Test matches, the team have struggled in the slip cordon ...

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SW Londoner

Contributed to a range of interviews, features and video content for the publication during my sports journalism course. Work was not limited to just sport, also covered topics such as campaigns in south west London, homelessness and interviewing actors.

Interview - St Mungo's charity

It is a moment many of us will have experienced when using the tube. As the train left Oxford Circus, a rough sleeper came onto the London Underground and appealed for money. “I promise I’m not a drug addict or an alcoholic, I’m just looking for some help,” he confessed ...

Interview - Stefania Licari

Clapham Omnibus Theatre’s production of The Orchestra will thrive because of the internationalism it possesses when it opens next year, according to one of its star cast. The play, which will open at on 29 January 2019, explores an orchestra’s journey in a small French ...

Interview - Sir Garfield Sobers

West Indian cricket legend Sir Garfield Sobers admitted despite the riches T20 cricket gives, he would still choose to play test cricket if he played today. Sobers, who scored 8,032 runs and took 235 wickets in 93 test matches, believes test cricket provides crowds with unique ...

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If you would like to get in contact about freelance opportunities or work that I can do for you, you can email me at yashas.mudumbai@gmail.com. Alternatively, you can get in touch on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn.