There’s Something About Mahesh


There’s Something About Mahesh

Illustration: Arré/Jeurgen Dsouza


remember being 22, fresh out of college, at my first real office job. Engineering had caused in me an urge to make something of myself, so I naïvely threw myself into what didn’t seem nearly as risky as it was. I became the will-do-whatever-is-necessary guy at an internet start-up that worked in the engineering graduate hiring space.

Start-ups are intriguing – you do most things for the first time and are expected to iterate and achieve excellence in the shortest duration possible. One such assignment was improving our Alexa ranking and I was the lone fighter who decided to take it head on.