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Zoho Beyond The Bustling City

The CEO and co-founder of the global SaaS platform is betting big on rural and non-urban business centres. It is not just a one-off experiment. He has the philosophy of transnational localism informing his multi-dimensional approach to rural capacity building 

The decade gone by has seen Mathalamparai, a quiet village in Tenkasi district of Tamil Nadu, evolve into a centre of rural excellence. The villagers do not have to migrate to the cities for work. They can stay close to their families and earn well, in turn supporting the overall growth of the village economy. The credit goes to an entrepreneur who believes that world-class products can be built anywhere.