Byju Raveendran has just too much energy. Like, shake your legs constantly and fidgeting with stuff on the table; a pen, an iPad, sort of energy. Also, he is quite the looker. Tall, about six feet, dark, pumped out chest, body-hugging black tee and blue jeans. It adds to his whole persona that Byju has cut his teeth in the art of performing; for years, he has been a sought after teacher and taught mathematics to a crowd of thousands. Tens of thousand. So, fairly apt then, that right now, at the corporate office of Byju’s at IBC Knowledge Park in Bengaluru, inside a large conference room, seated at the head of a long conference table; the last relic of corporate productivity, Byju is turning on the charm.


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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