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It was a jubilant scene in Hall 3 — the hostel block 3 of IIT Kanpur. The block has again won the ‘Galaxy’, the fiercely fought annual inter hostel cultural festival. Though they are used to winning this year after year, every win is special. For Srijan, it was extra special because, in his five years on the campus, Hall 3 came victorious every time. As a singer, he had played a part in it.

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“I grew up in a musical family. Don’t get me wrong. Nobody in my family was trained singers or played instruments. But there was always music at home. Every evening, we come together as a family and connect over music”, says Srijan Saket. …


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It was March 2019. The scorching heat of summer had just started hitting the country. Senthil, like every other day, was engrossed in his work as an accountant in a company in Salem, a little town in TamilNadu. Then, a few hours into his daily work, his phone rang. It was an unknown number but with one of the most unexpected messages. And, in his own words, changed his life forever!

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“The call was from ShareChat. The team saw the sketches that I uploaded on ShareChat and wanted to know if I would be interested to explore an opportunity to work for ShareChat as a designer”, he says. Senthil had to pinch himself to believe if it is for real. …


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The following blog post originally went out as an email from Ankush Sachdeva (Co-founder & CEO, ShareChat) to all ShareChat employees, on 20 May, 2020.

Dear Team,

I hope all of you are safe and healthy. Today, even as the world is going through truly unprecedented times; I’m incredibly proud of how each one of you came together and adapted quickly to ensure we give our users the best possible experience! Thank you for your amazing efforts.

When we got together for our last Town Hall, I had communicated to all of you about how the lockdown would impact us both in terms of engagement as well as revenue. I had also mentioned, we were fortunate to have raised another round of capital last year. However today with the market uncertainties due to COVID-19, we are compelled to take a relook at our business. We have had to make a few decisions that would allow us to become leaner and position the company better for the future. …

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