Letter From Bengaluru

A grinding corporate culture begins to unravel in India as workers demand better

Fintech employee Tiara D'Souza (left) consciously carves out personal time, while human resource leader Alexander Peter decided to slow down and live healthier. PHOTOS: TIARA DSOUZA, ALEXANDER PETER
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BENGALURU - To most people around the world, 2020 was the year of Covid-19. But Ms Tiara D’Souza in Bengaluru, India, remembers it more vividly as the year that pushed her to the edge.

When the pandemic began, the then 24-year-old was two years into her first job as a finance team lead at a major Indian fintech start-up, working 12-hour days.

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