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Staff Writers

Abinaya Vijayaraghavan

Abinaya Vijayaraghavan writes on tech companies in Bangalore, after a five-year stint at Reuters, where she covered US manufacturers, education providers and a smattering of ... View profile

Arundhati Ramanathan

Arundhati writes on the tech sector at large and fintechs specifically. If you have any interesting ideas in these areas, reach out at [email protected] In ... View profile

Benjamin Cher

Benjamin Cher covers Southeast Asia business and technology for The Ken. He’s based in Singapore where he was born and raised. Benjamin has been a ... View profile

Durga M Sengupta

Durga is our in-house nitpicker. An online news pure-breed, she's previously worked at Catch News and Hindustan Times, with a brief stint at ScoopWhoop. At The ... View profile

Janane Venkatraman

Sci-fi/fantasy nerd, cat person and news junkie who is slowly trying to wean herself off the 24-hour news cycle. Formerly with The New Indian Express ... View profile

Jon Russell

Jon Russell is Southeast Asia editor for The Ken based in Bangkok, Thailand. Originally from the UK, Jon moved to Asia in 2008 and it ... View profile

Jum Balea

Jum is a business journalist from Manila, Philippines. She covers Southeast Asia tech and startups for The Ken. Previously, she reported on startups for Tech ... View profile

Ka Kay Lum

Ka Kay Lum has been a business journalist for over four years. Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, she writes about startups, tech and investments across ... View profile

Nadine Freischlad

Nadine Freischlad covers Southeast Asia tech and the digital economy for The Ken. She is based in Jakarta, the city where she was born and ... View profile

Jaideep Vaidya

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Olina Banerji

Olina started her journalism career at the India Today Group as a features correspondent. In a sharp U-turn, which she says, she is now accustomed ... View profile

Prajakta Patil

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 ... View profile

Pratap Vikram Singh

Pratap covers policy and its myriad intersections with the other sectors, most notably technology. He has worked with Governance Now for seven years, reporting on ... View profile

Ranjan Crasta

One of the few actual Bangaloreans at The Ken, Ranjan, somehow, is a part of our Delhi team. This only gets stranger when you realise ... View profile

Ruhi Kandhari

Ruhi is a staff writer with over a decade of experience as a journalist. At The Ken, she has covered the impact of healthcare policies ... View profile

Savio D'Souza

Savio D’Souza joins us as The Ken’s very first Training Editor.He joins us after spending nearly 15 years at Reuters. Like all of us, ... View profile

Seema Singh

Seema 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”, ... View profile

Sharathkumar Nair

Sharath switched to journalism after working for 8 years in the IT sector. Fresh out of J-school, IIJNM, he joins The Ken as a Staff ... View profile

Shreedhar Manek

A computer science and humanities graduate from IIIT Hyderabad, Shreedhar joins his first job at The Ken as a Staff Writer. His interests range from ... View profile

Sumanth Raghavendra

Sumanth 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 ... View profile


Vandana joins us in New Delhi. She has been a business journalist for more than a decade. In her last assignment, she was with The ... View profile

Praveen Krishnan

Praveen is the Head of Product at The Ken. Before joining The Ken, his last role was Director of Product at InMobi - the world's ... View profile

Pranav Shankar

Fresh out of J-school, ACJ, Shankar joins The Ken as a staff writer. Beyond writing, he has a keen interest in graphics and design. When ... View profile

Pranav Balakrishnan

Pranav is one among the fresh graduates joining from ACJ’s Bloomberg programme. Being born into a business family and the fact that he loves journalism ... View profile

Rohin Dharmakumar

Rohin is co-founder and CEO at The Ken. He holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and an engineering degree in Computer ... View profile

Sharath Ravishankar

Sharath Ravishankar is a visual designer. Sharath joins us in Bangalore. He graduated last year from the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, where he ... View profile

Guest Writers

Aditi Rao

Aditi Rao is a writer, teacher and potter. She is the founder of Tasawwur, an arts-for-social-change programme for teenagers in Delhi, the author of two ... View profile

Karthik Subramanian

Karthik from Chennai writes on technology and culture. He pursues a spiritual life but at times breaks for spirituosity. His long-term goal is to ... View profile

Amish Mulmi

Amish is a Nepali writer and publishing professional based out of Delhi. He's Consulting Editor at Writers' Side Literary Agency and has previously worked at ... View profile

Anand Venkatanarayanan

Anand V is a Senior Engineer at NetApp India Private Limited. He was mostly into Data Security and recently (2+ years) has taken an interest ... View profile

Anchal Agarwal

Anchal is a co-founder of Tofler, a chartered acountant, company secretary and a lawyer. She is an open data evangelist and has been making active ... View profile

Anisha Rachel Oommen

Anisha Rachel Oommen is the editor and co-founder of The Goya Journal, a digital food publication owned by Goya Media. She sees food as a ... View profile

Anupam Gupta

Anupam Gupta, a chartered accountant, is consultant to Marcellus Investment Managers. He has worked in institutional equity research in India as a sector analyst. Since ... View profile

Aria Thaker

Aria Thaker is a journalist based in Delhi who reports and writes on issues of technology, politics and culture. She tweets at @ariathak. View profile

Ateesh Tankha

Ateesh currently focuses on logistics IoT product development, including India’s first indigenous network video recorder for smart surveillance. He worked for Citi Cards in the ... View profile

Avinash Luthria

Avinash Luthria is the Founder, Fee-Only Financial Planner and SEBI registered Investment Adviser (RIA) at Fiduciaries ( His approach can be more precisely described using ... View profile

Aysha Tanya

Aysha Tanya is the editor and co-founder of The Goya Journal. Her writings on food have appeared in several publications including Lucky Peach, Food52, Vogue ... View profile

Colin Daileda

Colin Daileda is an award-nominated freelance journalist with bylines in The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, Mashable and Roads & Kingdoms. He has covered stories on police ... View profile

Chandni Doulatramani

Chandni Doulatramani is an independent journalist and writer. She writes on culture, technology, gender, and lifestyle. Her stories have appeared in publications such as The ... View profile

Daljit Kochhar

Daljit is the founder of KT Advisory, a boutique investment banking practice based in New Delhi. He is a seasoned professional with experience spanning ... View profile

Priyanka Pulla

Priyanka Pulla is a freelance journalist who writes on science and health. Her writing has been published in Science Magazine, Forbes India, The Wire and ... View profile

Gayatri Gambhir Sarin

Gayatri has over ten years of experience in writing. She works as a content writer writing blogs, articles, reviews, and stories in the industries of ... View profile

Gopal Raj

Gopal is a science journalist based in Thiruvananthapuram who has written extensively about the Indian space programme for over two decades and published a book, ... View profile

Huizhong Wu

Huizhong Wu is a journalist based in Beijing. She was previously a freelance journalist based in New Delhi. She has written for CNN, Foreign Policy ... View profile

Srinivas Kodali

Srinivas Kodali is an interdisciplinary researcher working on cities, data and internet. He was previously a project associate at the Intelligent Transportation Systems Laboratory at ... View profile

Janice Pariat

Janice Pariat is the author of Boats on Land: A Collection of Short Stories, Seahorse: A Novel and The Nine Chambered-Heart. She was awarded the ... View profile

Manu Joseph

Manu Joseph is a journalist and novelist. He is the former editor of Open magazine and the author of two novels — The Illicit Happiness ... View profile

Tanvi Joshi

Tanvi is a pharmacist, public health practitioner and marketer. A Boston University alumnus, Tanvi writes about healthcare and culture. She was previously seen at the ... View profile

Karthik S

Karthik is a communications professional who, after two decades of being in 'employment', recently discovered the joy of being an independent consultant. He loves music, ... View profile

Alok Prasanna Kumar

Alok is an advocate currently based in Bengaluru. He has previously worked as lawyer in the Supreme Court, from the chambers of Mohan Parasaran. He ... View profile

Lathika George

Lathika George is a landscape designer, environmentalist and organic gardener. She is the author of The Kerala Kitchen, published in India as The Suriani Kitchen, ... View profile

Virat Markandeya

Virat Markandeya is an independent journalist based in Delhi. He has written on science and technology for publications like IEEE Spectrum, Nautilus and the Nature ... View profile

Mandar Kagade

A policy wonk and a lawyer (in that order), Mandar Kagade is focussed on the development of regulatory policy in connection with the payments ecosystem. ... View profile

Mark Kahn

Mark is a Managing Partner of Omnivore, a venture capital firm based in India, which funds entrepreneurs building the future of agriculture and food systems. ... View profile

Nilesh Christopher

Nilesh Christopher is a journalist who reports and writes on technology and startups. In his last assignment, he was a staff writer at FactorDaily, an ... View profile

Nitin Pai

Nitin Pai is co-founder of the Takshashila Institution, a centre for research and education in public policy. View profile

Parijat Garg

Parijat is a co-founder of Tofler, a computer science graduate and a CFA charter holder. He has spent the last seven years applying technology to ... View profile

Prachi Sibal

Prachi has been a journalist for over a decade. She writes on popular culture, the arts, cinema in the South and every exciting trend that ... View profile

Pranesh Prakash

Pranesh Prakash is a Policy Director at — and was part of the founding team of — the Centre for Internet and Society, a Bangalore-based ... View profile

Prem Panicker

Prem Panicker is now into his 30th year as a professional journalist. After working his way through a daily newspaper, a city tabloid and a ... View profile

Saif Iqbal

Saif has been in the e-commerce industry for four years in various leadership roles, working closely with all the major market players. He has earlier ... View profile

Sajjad Anwar

Sajjad is a cartographer and programmer. He leads products and strategy at Development Seed to make open data and tools more accessible to governments and ... View profile

Sampad Swain

A serial entrepreneur, Sampad is the co-founder and CEO of online payments gateway Instamojo. He believes in the power of design and distribution to create ... View profile

Saurabh Mukherjea

Saurabh Mukherjea is the founder of Marcellus Investment Managers. Saurabh is the former CEO of Ambit Capital, prior to which he co-founded Clear Capital, a ... View profile

Sanchit Vir Gogia

Sanchit is the Chief Analyst, Founder & CEO of Greyhound Research, an award-winning global Research & Advisory firm. In his other avatar, Sanchit is an ... View profile

Shruti Srivastava

Shruti is a Principal at Omnivore, a venture capital fund based in India, which backs entrepreneurs building the future of agriculture and food systems. She ... View profile

Sidu Chonira

Sidu's worked in the Indian IT industry, both services and product, for 12 years. He has held two jobs and co-founded four startups in that ... View profile

Sindhuri Nandhakumar

Sindhuri Nandhakumar is a freelance journalist and Erasmus Mundus scholar. Past experiences include working as a reporter from The Hindu's Chennai bureau. View profile

Sudarshan Rangarajan

Sudarshan Rangarajan raises funds for non-profits. He's passionate about providing civic access to marginalised communities. View profile

Suhail Kazi

Suhail Kazi is a computer engineer bootstrapping his agri startup. He likes working with smart people on challenging ideas. View profile

Vasudevan Sridharan

Vasudevan Sridharan is an experienced journalist based in Bengaluru. His work has appeared in publications like South China Morning Post, Deutsche Welle, Haaretz and Mongabay. ... View profile

Vipin Nair

Vipin is a marketing and retail professional with over 12 years of experience. When he is not saving the world (his own, mostly), he writes ... View profile

Vivek Aithal

Vivek is an aerospace engineer from IIT Kharagpur (on paper) and programmer by trade with 2+ years in ride-hailing (Ola, Gojek), and a short stint ... View profile

Arlene Chang

Arlene is a freelance journalist who reports and writes about the environment, social businesses, technology, sustainability and/or stories at the intersection of these areas. She ... View profile