From the outside, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras looks like an ocean of calm. It is early December and there is a cool breeze rippling through the rain-washed campus. But as one gets closer to Sharavati hostel, a ladies’ hostel that has temporarily been turned into a venue for the yearly job mela…

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Arundhati Ramanathan

Arundhati is interested in how people use money in the digital age and how new economies will take shape based on that interaction. She writes the newsletter Ka-Ching! ever Monday. She lives in Bengaluru and has spent over 12 years reporting and writing on various subjects.

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