“Our industry is very competitive and what happened in China between Uber and Didi was like World War-II…

…this is corporate war and the competition between us and Uber is very intense…

…the analogy that I gave about India is that this is like Vietnam War. We are the local guerillas. We have the Americans carpet bombing us but we will go into the nooks and corners of the country…”

That was ride-sharing startup Ola’s founder and CEO, Bhavish Aggarwal speaking at a TiE event in Hyderabad on 27 March.

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Venkat 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.

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