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We’re now just two weeks away from kicking off our two ambitious goals – deliver one new story everyday to subscribers; and introduce paid subscription plans. So as you can imagine, a lot has been going on behind the scenes at our end. The biggest of those have been our efforts to bring on board the best of writers and colleagues.

We’re very pleased to announce the addition of two very talented and promising journalists to our team – Arundhati Ramanathan and Venkat Ananth. In her seven years as a journalist, Arundhati (@tam_arund) has worked with various publications like Reuters, Outlook Business and most recently for the financial daily Mint. Working across multiple media like newswire, magazine and a business daily she has covered a range of sectors from Auto, HR to Corporate Social Responsibility. She is a biochemistry graduate from University of Madras, with a Masters in Communication from MOP Vaishnav College for Women, in Chennai. She lives in Bengaluru and is looking to tell stories that make a difference.

Venkat (@venkatananth) is currently in his tenth year in journalism. Prior to The Ken, he was Deputy Content Editor at Mint as part of the newspaper’s digital team. He also wrote in-depth features on the business of sport for the newspaper. His earlier assignments include Yahoo! (as a columnist) and the Hindustan Times, where he began his career. Born in Mumbai, Venkat holds a Bachelor of Mass Media (Journalism) degree from SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mumbai and a Master of Arts degree in International Studies from Goldsmiths, University of London. He currently resides in New Delhi, where he moved nearly five years ago.

You can reach both Arundhati and Venkat via email using their first names Thank you for your support (which really has been stupendous!) and have a great weekend.


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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