An excerpt from my honors thesis on Trustless Systems. You can read the whole thing here.

The idea that other people could be trustworthy and can be entrusted with things that as an individual, we care for, seems to be naive. When advocating for trust, the questions immediately rise to…


One of the big items on my agenda for the coming few months is how we can create a circular economy for our flowers — although reducing wastage has been an obsession for a long time, now I want to figure out how we can turn used flowers into something…


Reflecting on the communities that have been integral to our growth on Women’s Day

On all the puja packets we send out to the world we have a simple message: “Powered By Women.” The idea is simple enough — we’re a company founded by women, a large portion of our early adopters were women and our model runs on the skill and hard work of our puja ladies.

Hoovu by Rose Bazaar puja flowers — women’s day

We celebrate this everyday because the reality is, this is a huge strength for us. …


Disclaimer: this is not my own commit history

When I was a junior in college, I took a leave of absence in my last quarter to come to India and work for my dad. I had never really worked at a big company before — all my internships were in the journalism, art and education sectors and my…


This past week was Dussehra celebrations, and it was absolutely crazy for us. All festivals are, but this was a 10 day long affair compared to the usual 2–3 days of activity, so it felt like a marathon where we were running at top speed. But my favourite thing about…


tl;dr: I’m the CTO

Recently my friend asked me what my job is — beyond the title, what is it that I actually do. I tried to explain it the best way I can: it’s all the tech stuff. I was met with silence so I tried to expand — the day to day…


Ever so often I get a message — sometimes from people I know, sometimes from strangers — asking if I have some time to talk about how I got into Stanford, and by extension, how they can do the same. It’s completely understandable — I remember vividly being that age…


Part 1

Hello world. I’m someone who really enjoys writing and really enjoys coding — but so far, I’ve never considered writing about my code. But one of the perks of quarantine is having a lot of time, so I figured this was the best time to try it out.

So this…

Rhea Karuturi

I like to read, write, code and nap. Not in that order.

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