Nikhil Sonnad


Nikhil Sonnad is a reporter at Quartz. He is obsessed with leveraging code for the sake of compelling and important stories. That means heavy doses of data collection, analysis and visualization. Before coming to Quartz, Nikhil worked on data-driven stories and visualizations with the Australian non-profit news venture The Global Mail, and before that, he studied philosophy at Michigan State University. He is fluent in Mandarin, Javascript, Spanish, Python, and English. Above all he enjoys learning.

2016 in Chinese characters


Every year, various countries with large Chinese-speaking populations vote to select a “Chinese character of the year.” Here are the words chosen to represent 2016:…

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