Saritha Rai is a contributing editor based in Bangalore. She was formerly the business writer in India for The New York Times, and before that the tech writer in South Asia for TIME Asia. She is currently a contributing editor at Forbes Asia, writes an India blog on Forbes.com, a monthly column for CBS Interactive on India’s tech industry, and a column on social change in India for NYTimes.com. Rai has a degree in journalism from Bangalore University and was a Knight Fellow at Stanford University.
Saritha Rai Hello! Saritha Rai here from India. If I needed to direct you to my home in Bangalore, instead of simply giving you the address, I’d tell you the name of my neighborhood and that I live in the residential high-rise behind Oracle’s development center. Go past a certain mall and turn right at […]
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