Doubling down is the term I’ll go with. Today’s hires are all about that. 21 months in, The Ken has never had a full-time data visualisation person. We’ve done visualisation, on and off, and have always felt more would be better. So, now we have someone who will be on top of it. There’s that and The Ken on Weekends (TKOW). In July this year, we started writing on Sunday. The project is still in beta but the response to TKOW has been very encouraging. So, we now have a dedicated weekend features writer. Needless to say, I’m very excited with how things are going. Anyway, on to the journalists.
Prajakta Patil previously worked as a designer at Mint. For over six years. At The Ken, she will be visualising data, writing data stories, dealing with everyone’s daily data requests. Which, she has learnt, is a whole bunch of requests. She will be working out of Bengaluru. When not at work, Prajakta is busy trying out different kinds of food, and, in this regard, is rapidly going down the hipster rabbit hole. Sustainable food connoisseurs, please get in touch. She can be reached at prajakta at the rate the-ken.com
Roshni P. Nair joins us from Reuters, where she was an online producer. With a background in weekend features at Hindustan Times and DNA, Roshni has written on subjects ranging from India’s amateur UFO investigators to the provenance of sambhar. When not pursuing story ideas, she enjoys reading, making a great cuppa adrak chai, playing with street dogs, and avoiding large gatherings. Roshni will work out of Mumbai and can be reached at roshni at the rate the-ken.com