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Annie Hariharan

Business consultant, pop-culture nerd, occasional writer

Annie Hariharan is a business consultant, pop-culture nerd and occasional writer. She is interested in people, places and cultural identities and is constantly searching for better ways to narrate these stories.
Movies Never Change, But The People Who Watch Them

Movies Never Change, But The People Who Watch Them Do

I have a 'go to' movie for every occasion ('Love Actually' for Christmas, 'Mean Girls' for when I'm recovering from a cold), so I constantly find myself re-watching movies in the way some people look forward to greeting old friends. And, just like with old friends, I find myself reacting differently to a movie after each viewing.
04/04/2016 12:31 PM AEST
It's Not My Fault You Can't Pronounce My

It's Not My Fault You Can't Pronounce My Name

In Australia, people often pause for a few seconds when I hand them my name card. I know they are mentally calculating the risk of trying to pronounce my last name and getting it wrong.
22/02/2016 5:40 AM AEDT
Poor People Are Not Props For Our Philanthropic

Poor People Are Not Props For Our Philanthropic Photos

In 2013, I volunteered to teach English at an education centre in East Bali for a month. I was armed with nothing more than good intentions and a need to 'give back' because of my own middle-class privilege. But within the first few weeks, I begun to realise that the volunteers' presence might actually be more damaging for the students' education.
04/02/2016 5:09 AM AEDT