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Interview: Anagha Rajadhyaksha, Co-Founder, PING Network

ST Bureau
New Delhi

This interview is a part of Startup Terminal interview series to mark the occasion of 'International Women's Day'

ST: Please tell us more about yourself.

Anagha Rajadhyaksha: I was born and raised in Mumbai. I've grown up with an absolute obsession for 2 things - sports and music. For most of my teenage years I played state-level badminton followed by national level cricket and then made the hard choice of picking academics over pursuing sports. The media, as an industry, always interested me. I got initiated with the world of broadcast during my first job with Network 18. A few years later, I had the opportunity to work on digital content, much before it became what it is now. I covered the World Cup of 2011 for Yahoo Cricket, an assignment I will cherish for a long long time. It was shortly after that, when I met Prashanto Das and came on board as a Co-Founder of PING Network.

Anagha Rajadhyaksha, Co-Founder, PING Network

ST: Who is your biggest influence in life?

Anagha Rajadhyaksha: In my professional life, I don't think it's a person as much as it's the industry itself. The dynamic nature of this space is honestly the biggest influence because it constantly pushes me to learn, un-learn and develop new skill sets.

ST: What challenges do you face in your day to day professional life, if any?

Anagha Rajadhyaksha: The challenges are pretty much those of an organization that is scaling. Better time management and creating/implementing more robust processes is a constant challenge!

ST: Where do you want to see yourself in next 5 years down the line?

Anagha Rajadhyaksha: My biggest fear is that of getting complacent and feeling jaded! Five years from now, I hope I am working on a good idea with the same level of excitement and enthusiasm as I always have, and still using the approach of thinking hard and working smart.

ST: What is your message to the readers on ‘International Women’s Day’?

Anagha Rajadhyaksha: Let absolutely nobody decide how much we should learn, when we should speak, how we should share our opinions, how  much we should earn and which glass ceiling we shouldn't dream of breaking!

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