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While summer sweeps across India and scorches the earth, it’s been quite action-packed for us at The Ken. We’ve just moved into a beautiful, new office at Indiranagar in Bengaluru and are busy settling in. Not one but two of our longtime colleagues are headed to one of the world’s top B-schools. Our podcasts continue to climb the charts consistently, helmed by the talented audio team, racing towards our milestone of a million downloads. And as always, our wonderful reporters continued to write stories that we’re immensely proud of week after week, month after month. 

We’ve also been hiring and growing, and we have four new additions to our team, across our editorial, product, and audio divisions. Oh, and we still have a few open roles in our newsroom and business teams, and you can check out here.

Let us introduce you to our latest team members. 

Akshaya Chandrasekaran 

Akshaya joins The Ken’s Podcast team as host and producer of Cost to Company, where she’ll tell compelling stories about what’s changing in India’s workplaces and careers, alongside Sneha and Shreevar. 

It’s not easy to find someone who fits everything we want to do with podcasts, but Akshaya checks all the boxes. She’s worked at The Hindu Businessline as a sub-editor, where she covered careers, startups, and education, while simultaneously hosting and producing episodes for their flagship podcast. She’s a graduate from MOP Vaishnav College in Chennai and did her post-graduate in journalism from the Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication at Pune.

In her words, she’s “a half-baked cinephile, pseudo photographer, part-time surfer, and an aspiring pasta chef”. 

Akshaya will report from Bengaluru, and you can say hello to her at akshaya at the-ken dot com, or just wait till you listen to her next week when she makes her Cost to Company debut with a cracker of an episode.

Anushka Mukherjee

All great podcasts need great producers, who work behind the scenes and build things that take it to the next level. 

Enter Anushka, who joins The Ken as our Podcast Producer. 

In her prior role, Anushka was responsible for researching, writing, and production for podcasts at All Things Small, where she helmed the writing for some of India’s biggest podcasts such as Maha Bharat with Dhruv Rathee. She’s also researched, produced, and commissioned podcasts from Audible and Luminary. She’s a journalism graduate from the Symbiosis Centre for Media and Communication in Pune. 

Also based in Bengaluru, Anushka also loves to read and write creative non-fiction of all kinds and is always looking for good recommendations. 

You can send them to her at anushka.m at the-ken dot com

Indrajith Iyer

The newest member of The Ken’s Product team has had a fascinating education and career path.

Indrajith did his engineering from Government Engineering College, Thrissur, and followed that up with a degree in liberal arts from Ashoka University, joining their prestigious Young India Fellowship program. 

Since then, he developed a fascination for behavioural economics and data analytics, and combined this by working as an analyst at worxogo, an AI startup that uses Behaviour Design, Neuroeconomics, and Predictive Analytics for their product.

At The Ken, Indrajith will combine all of his interests and skills to build models that combine product analytics and subscriber behaviour to solve some of our most challenging problems and create more pioneering products. 

He’s based in Bengaluru, and is currently working his way through the Ponniyin Selvan books, while also playing chess and football. 

You can find him at indrajith at the-ken dot com

Gaurav Noronha 

Ever since The Ken was set up in 2016, fintech coverage has been one of its mainstays. And we have covered the ebbs and flow of this fascinating sector. Now, as fintech is a bit more mature but still passes through various regulatory hoops, we needed a discerning and mature reporter to handle this shape shifting sector.

That’s why we hired Gaurav Noronha.   

Gaurav has firsthand experience working in fintech. He worked with the neobank Fi Money. And before that he was a reporter with The Economic Times, covering the economy and the ministries of finance and corporate affairs in Delhi. Gaurav studied journalism at the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai, and majored in Statistics at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.

Gaurav will report from Mumbai, where he was born and raised. 

He is interested in topics involving public and economic policy; he also finds behavioural economics a particularly interesting subject for its potential impact. 

When not reporting, he is always up for a good game of football, table tennis, and pool. You can also hit him up for non-fiction recommendations.

If you want to work at The Ken or you know someone who does, there’s no reason to wait. We’re hiring for a range of positions, and you can find the details on our careers page. If you don’t see a role that suits you, just write in to us at info at the-ken dot com with a pitch and what you’d like to do, and we can take it from there.


Praveen Krishnan

Praveen has over 9 years of experience in product management. Prior to The Ken, he was the Director of Product at InMobi. He holds an MBA from IIM, Bengaluru and an engineering degree in Electronics & Communications from NIT, Tiruchirappalli.

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