G Sampath is a writer and journalist based in Delhi. He is currently the social affairs editor at The Hindu. He was previously a columnist for Livemint. He was part of the launch team of Daily News and Analysis (DNA) in Mumbai and served as its books editor from 2005 to 2012. His books include How to Make Enemies and Offend People (Penguin-Viking, 2013), a collection of non-fiction humour, Autoplay (
HarperCollins, 2017), a book of short stories, and The Pleasure Principle (Amaryllis, 2016), an edited anthology of erotic fiction. He also pens the satirical Sunday column ‘Allegedly’, hosts the In-Focus series of current affairs podcasts, and curates the Evening Wrap newsletter for The Hindu.