“Both my parents are journalists; that’s how I had my early glimpse into this profession. However, as a teenager, my passion was to be a dentist, and I even went on to study Biology in my 11th standard. From a very young age, I inclined to learn foreign languages, and that’s how I picked up Japanese and Spanish.
I had a sudden change of mind and wanted to pursue my Bachelors’s in English Literature as I was curious to learn more languages. I wasn’t one of the brightest students, and that meant I had to struggle to get into the right college, but I managed to get into one. And the reason I got the admission is because of my good score in the English language papers. While I was still in college, I attended a Yoga Teacher’s Training Course that had a gurukullam format, meaning we had to stay there for a couple of days and learn under the watch of our guru. I had the opportunity to meet people from different backgrounds, cultures, and countries during the training program. That’s when I knew I wanted to be in a profession where I could connect with people.
After my graduation, I had the opportunity to work with a local evening newspaper and got a first-hand experience of reporting and writing. I would meet new people every day, tell their stories to the world, and make a difference in a small way that I can. That’s how I decided to pursue journalism as a full-time career. However, a Bachelor’s degree alone may do no good, so I joined a Master’s program in Journalism and finished the course with a specialization in print media. I was lucky to find a job that I love during campus placements. The best part is I get to go around my city – Chennai and bring out the flavors of it and the news that matters to the people here.
The beauty of this city is that it is warm and welcoming of everyone, and every place you visit has a story and a history! It thus makes it impossible to not fall in love with it!”
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