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We have a new hire. This can only mean deeper, well-told stories. On subjects that we are very kicked about.

Olina Banerji joins us as Staff Writer. Olina started her journalism career at the India Today Group as a features correspondent. In a sharp U-turn, which she says, she is now accustomed to, she next joined Ashoka, a global non-profit, where she helped social start-ups scale their ideas. During her time at Ashoka, Olina wrote on welfare policy and skill development for Forbes, Yourstory and The Wire. With The Ken, she is getting back to journalism and writing. Based in Delhi, she will write on digital policy, regulation, institutions and the impact they have on businesses and citizens. Despite her Delhi upbringing, Olina says her true heart lies in a cracking South Indian breakfast. She can be reached at first name at 


Ashish K. Mishra

Ashish edits and writes stories at The Ken. Across subjects. In his last assignment, he was a Deputy Editor at Mint, a financial daily published by HT Media. At the paper, he wrote long, deeply reported feature stories. His earlier assignments: Forbes India magazine and The Economic Times. Born in Kolkata. Studied in New Delhi – B.Com from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University. Works out of anywhere, where there is a good story to be told.

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