Five startup stories that went behind the scenes

The undoing of Zilingo, the comeback of Rahul Yadav, all things Byju’s and more.

It has been a year of reckoning for Indian startups. The transition from a market of abundant capital and high valuations to one with a severe liquidity crunch has been hard. This entire year was enveloped in the news about layoffs, cost-cutting, strategy overhauls and shutting down verticals. In the process, accusations of fraud and financial irregularities became a common affair.

All year, we have followed the startup world closely and persistently reported on developments across sectors. Before we bid this year goodbye, we have five standout stories shortlisted from our tech coverage in 2022—from the unravelling of an edtech …


Harveen Ahluwalia

Harveen is a co-founder at The Morning Context, and leads our Internet coverage, overseeing a team of reporters writing on startups and tech. She has previously worked as a media, consumer and tech reporter at The Ken and Mint. At The Morning Context, she writes on startups, venture capital, consumer and media businesses—from e-commerce to healthtech to streaming.

Editor, Internet