“I scored well in my 10th and so, this raised the expectations from my family for my 12th mark. Unfortunately, I did not pay attention to my education and scored very less in my 12th public exam.
I was so much interested to join a course relating to media but like most families, they were scared that films and the media industry would spoil my character and harm my originality. However, I didn’t like to pay and get into any college.
I thought I would be able to join Loyola with the lowest cut-off that I had and waited for 2 long months. Sadly, I did not get into Loyola but had the golden opportunity to get into Anna University for the Electronic Media Science course. I assume I must be the one who got a seat despite being the least scored in the entire university through reservation.
Since I had good knowledge of political and social fields, I was able to get rapport with most of my seniors, teachers and experienced professionals. Simultaneously, I learnt photo/video editing & photoshop.
During my 2nd year, in 2017, I was reached out for an opportunity by a set of seniors who wanted me to edit videos for their newly launched YouTube channel.
A riot took place wherein custody torture happened in one of the cities in TN. I exposed the news via our channel and this reached a lot of netizens. This was the time I got exposed to being a journalist and my career continued being one.
The process was slow but the learning was immense during each stage.
I began reading books based on politics, social reforms, philosophy, and autobiographies and these helped me shape my mind for a radical perspective.
Covering documentation became my interest and yes, I have covered minor community people and underprivileged people’s happy faces. Besides just showcasing their troublesome phases, I revolved to the other side of their living which is super-fun, exciting, colourful and authentic. I joined Comrade Talkies (a YouTube channel) and welcomed a lot of awareness-related subjects as well. For all the projects which I did outside, I was only paid for my allowances and meanwhile, I wasn’t in a mindset to expect money instead I was thirsty to discover more.
During the COVID, I had exposure to a lot of issues and covered almost all the stories with exhilarating ideas. Asiaville offered me a freelance opportunity during my 4th year in order to bring in a lot of documentary films.
Concerning my family’s financial needs, I joined Asiaville as a full-time Multimedia Producer and it’s been a year now.
Nothing comes free; either you’ll have to invest your time in order to learn or to get paid. When both happen, it turns out to be your passion!”