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August 2022

Letter #8: Patience Is Mostly A Virtue, Right?

By |August 18th, 2022|

Dear Friend of Ashaya, An interesting little incident happened with Jayashri, our informal worker. Wide-eyed and usually with a wide smile, Jayashri works part-time with us. She leads the pre-processing processes at Ashaya of washing and shredding plastic packets, and sometimes even dabbles in some of the more complex

May 2022

February 2022

Letter #6: A Numbers Game

By |February 27th, 2022|

Dear Friend of Ashaya, Just as we started inching towards some sort of normal, the northeast part of the world had other ideas. I would love to just dive in but it’s thoroughly disheartening when we still live in a world where large-scale invasions are a thing. It puts

November 2021

Letter #5: Humans, Machines & Control

By |November 25th, 2021|

Dear Friend of Ashaya, Where do I even start? The last three months have been a whirlwind - like other earlier whirlwinds, but maybe with an increased velocity that makes flying by the seat of my pants more real than metaphorical. Let’s start with people. While our computational chemist

August 2021

Letter #4: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

By |August 2nd, 2021|

Dear Friend of Ashaya, Everything isn’t always hunky-dory, especially in the start-up world. And we know this, but when you see it happening in slow motion, it’s quite daunting. So far, we had really ridden our luck, making swift progress where it mattered – early breakthroughs, validated direction, and some

May 2021

Letter #3: Strange Times

By |May 4th, 2021|

Dear Friend of Ashaya, It is a strange time to write to you about our progress at Ashaya. As history anticipated, the second wave is throttling us here in Pune and India. Fortunately, we have been healthy so far, but many of our friends, our extended families, and our

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