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”, 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.

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India's public edtech broadcast system DIKSHA has a private bottleneck

Vinay, thanks for reading the story. May I ask what is negative about this story? We'd be grateful if you could illuminate us. There's nothing like negative or positive in The Ken stories, it's either truth or falsehood. Instead of writing a rah-rah story on what a magnificent platform DIKSHA is, Olina chose to write about how it got built, how it's doing, how's it being positioned and what are its shortcomings. I am sure all the people behind the tech and operation of this platform will benefit from the meticulous work the writer has done. If you have any specific questions, please send them to Olina or post them here. She'll be happy to address them.

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The leadership storm brewing in IIM-Calcutta

Anugrah, I'm astonished and sorry that you find no value in this story. That said, may I ask what do you mean by "this kind" of an article? And who is an average reader according to you? We write about business and we write about education. This story sits squarely in the middle of those two subjects. (I'd recommend reading our two-part coverage on B-schools in 2019.) Coming to Ashoka, it's one of the grandest and sincerest experiments in higher education—education as an enterprise—and it has been led by some successful entrepreneurs in the country. As journalists we love to chronicle such experiments and our readers appreciate that. Too bad that you found that story useless as well.

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