interview is a part of Startup Terminal interview series to mark the occasion
of ‘International Women’s Day’
Please tell us more about yourself.
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.
Rajadhyaksha, Co-Founder, PING Network
Who is your biggest influence in life?
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.
What challenges do you face in your day to day professional life, if any?
challenges are pretty much those of an organization that is scaling. Better
time management and creating/implementing more robust processes is a constant
Where do you want to see yourself in next 5 years down the line?
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
What is your message to the readers on ‘International Women’s Day’?
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!