Arundhati Ramanathan is a Staff Writer at The Ken

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.

Arundhati is a Staff Writer
Ashish K. Mishra

Ashish K. Mishra is a Co-founder and Senior Writer at The Ken

Ashish (@akm1410) has spent just about a decade in journalism. 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. Lives in Mumbai. Works out of anywhere, where there is a good story to be told.

Patanjali Pahwa is a Staff Writer at The Ken

Patanjali (@vegan_shakes) has spent over seven years in journalism. He last worked at Business Standard as Principal Correspondent, where he wrote on startups, e-commerce companies and venture capital. He has worked at an array of institutions, which include Forbes India, Caravan and Outlook Business. He is a Mumbaikar, born and brought up. Patanjali did his BSc in IT from Mumbai University and then got his journalism degree from IIJNM in Bangalore. He is enamoured by Ernest Hemingway and Tom Waits and may try to sneak in references to them in his stories.

Patanjali is a Staff Writer
Rohin Dharmakumar

Rohin Dharmakumar is a Co-founder and Senior Writer at The Ken

Rohin (@r0h1n) has over 15 years of experience in journalism, technology and entrepreneurship. Before starting The Ken, Rohin was the founder of an early-stage mobile startup, Owntastic, targeted at creating and improving ‘ownership experiences’ for various consumer products and services. Prior to that, he was a senior journalist with Forbes India for over 5 years, doing investigative and deeply-reported features on technology, telecom, e-commerce and startups. Rohin holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and an engineering degree in Computer Sciences from the R.V.C.E., Bangalore.

Seema Singh is a Co-founder and Editor at The Ken

Seema (@singh10seema) has over two decades of experience in journalism. Before starting The Ken, Seema wrote “Myth Breaker: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and the Story of Indian Biotech”, published by HarperCollins in May 2016. Prior to that, she was a senior editor and bureau chief for Bangalore with Forbes India, and before that she wrote for Mint. Seema has written for numerous international publications like IEEE-Spectrum, New Scientist, Cell and Newsweek. Seema is a Knight Science Journalism Fellow from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a MacArthur Foundation Research Grantee.

Seema Singh
Sumanth Raghavendra

Sumanth Raghavendra is a Co-founder and Senior Writer at The Ken

Sumanth (@sumanthr) is a serial entrepreneur with more than eighteen years experience in running startups. He is currently the founder of Deck App Technologies, a Bangalore-based startup attempting to re-imagine productivity software for the Post-PC era. Sumanth’s columns appear regularly in leading publications. He holds MBA degrees from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management, USA.

Venkat Ananth is a Staff Writer at The Ken

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.

Venkat Ananth
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Moulishree Srivastava is a Staff Writer at The Ken

Moulishree (@moulishree_jps) has over five years of experience in journalism. In her previous assignment, she was a Principal Correspondent for Business Standard where she wrote on technology and telecom. Prior to Business Standard, she was at Mint, where she wrote on various subjects — tourism, hospitality, real estate, science, cyber security and technology. Moulishree graduated as an engineer in Information Technology from Chandigarh Engineering College. She worked as a software engineer briefly but then took a detour and got her journalism degree from IIJNM, Bangalore. She will be based in Bangalore and you can reach her at her

Ruhi Kandhari is a Staff Writer at The Ken

Ruhi started writing news features a decade ago. Born and raised in Delhi, she has written for various publications including The Economic Times, Down to Earth and Tehelka. She has written on health, energy, and mining. An undergraduate student from the University of Delhi, Ruhi has a specialisation in Print Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism and an M.Sc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics. In her last assignment, she was a special correspondent with Tehelka. Ruhi spends her weekends taking ballet and modern dance lessons. At The Ken, Ruhi will write on health care and the intersection of technology and policy.


Nikita Takkar is in charge of Social Media at The Ken

In her last assignment, Nikita spent a few months at Network18. Prior to that, she was at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she graduated with a Masters of Science in Data Journalism. Nikita has worked at BBC World News and at The Times of India in Pune. She has a post graduate diploma in journalism from Indian Institute of Mass Communication and a bachelors in business administration from University of Pune. Nikita can be reached at first name Twitter: @nikitatakkar. Snapchat: nikita.takkar

Shruti Garodia is a Copy Editor at The Ken

In her last full time role, Shruti managed content initiatives at Happy Marketer, a digital marketing agency in Bengaluru. She also spent some time as content manager at Urban Ladder. Before that, she spent about four years as digital content editor at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).com in Mumbai. Shruti has over six years of copy editing experience. She is a graduate from Boston University’s College of Communication, with an undergraduate degree from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. Shruti will be based in Bengaluru and can be reached at first


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