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Open-talent 'gig' economy on the rise, but is freelancing future of work?

Gigs represent a culture, a work ethic and even the kind of projects a freelancer undertakes

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Gig Economy  |  Freelancing

Manavi Kapur 

Your own boss
Photos: Dalip Kumar

What do you want to be when you grow up?” Every child has heard this question over the ages. And surely the adult posing this annoying question will not have been prepared to hear “freelance architect and part-time volunteer” for an answer. Akanksha Bansal, a 29-year-old Delhi-based architect, didn’t have this answer ready either — not till she realised that her work schedule at a leading architecture firm was becoming gruelling and she quit to work independently. “I loved the firm I was working for but, after a point, I felt that I wasn’t getting adequately paid for the effort I was putting in,” she says.

I loved the firm I was workingfor but, after a point, I felt that I wasn't getting adequately paid for the effort I was putting in, says Akanksha Bansal,  Freelance architect and part-time volunteer

I loved the firm I was workingfor but, after a point, I felt that I wasn’t getting adequately paid for the effort I was putting in, says Akanksha Bansal, Freelance architect and part-time volunteer

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First Published: Fri, April 05 2019. 20:50 IST