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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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Manavi Kapur
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

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First Published: Apr 05 2019 | 8:50 PM IST

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