I began my career as a journalist in January 1993 with the
Indian news agency United News of India.
to television programming in June 93 and by 99 I had covered
and dabbled in various aspects of television programming;
producing, directing, editing and cranking the camera
for documentaries, current affairs programmes, docu-dramas,
fiction, live news coverage for general elections as a
Line Producer, Live OB Producer and providing consultancy
to various television production and post-production houses
like BBC World, NDTV and Doordarshan.
years in the electronic media, I moved to the medium of
digital media and new media communications in July 99
and joined the India Today Group Online (ITGO.)
I joined Reuters in 2000 as an Online Producer and was
promoted as Editor of Reuters India Online | www.reuters.co.in
The Wall Street Journal as the India Editor for WSJ.com
in December 2008, responsible for the WSJ's digital footprint
I am fascinated
by the potential of digital media as a tool of mass communication
and firmly believe in the power of convergence and dream
of a day when I can virtually live my life off the net.
Since December 2008
| The Wall Street Journal Online
Responsible for The Wall Street Journal's digital footprint
in India. | My blog
2005 to December 2008
Editor, India Online | www.reuters.co.in,
Reuters News at Thomson Reuters | My blog
team of multimedia producers, filer and a correspondent
in the 24/7 India Online Desk that publishes multimedia
news @ www.reuters.co.in, provides content to dotcom clients
like Yahoo, NDTV, Rediff, Hindustan Times, Indiatimes,
IBNLive, AOL and mobile content to telecoms markets across
Asia and Oceania.
the client-facing Reuters India website till August
2007 and launched the consumer-facing website as part
of Reuters' direct-to-consumer offering in India.
role involved day-to-day editorial operations for
the India website, news selection and coordination,
generating multimedia content (slideshows, video interviews,
web exclusive video packages and Reuters Insights),
coordinating with bureau editors on a day-to-day basis,
writing and commissioning blogs, guest columns and moderating
blog comments. Conceptualising global coverage pages
around big news events in coordination with all global
stakeholders - editorial, business and product - and
manage them on a day-to-day basis from India. Conceptualise
and implement simple text or Java SMS news content for
mobile clients in India, Asia and some in Oceania.
in with reporting as and when required, especially in
breaking news situations like the Delhi serial blasts.
shot by me at one of the 9/13 Delhi serial blasts site.
role involved content and channel packaging as per
business or sponsor plans, search engine optimization
tasks for the news website and our business and personal
finance website Reuters Money; third party content management,
initiating and coordinating new features for the site
with the Reuters global product, design and technology
team as well as optimizing available resources for the
site. Promoting Reuters web properties on social media
sites via feeds, linkbacks and widgets and helping the
Reuters global product team with new initiatives on
social media platforms like Twitter, Squidoo and FriendFeed.
Hire design consultants for creating micro sites, hand
hold all external consultants for design, look and feel
and overall site design as per the Thomson Reuters global
point of contact for all technical issues for online
agency clients as well as for Reuters India websites.
October 2000 to September 2005
Producer, India Online | www.reuters.co.in at Reuters
of my assignments in a Breaking News situation - the October
2005 New Delhi market bombs:
Post | Yahoo
Gallery | Tiscali
July 1999 to September 2000 - India
Multimedia specialist, streaming media specialist and
web editor for aajtak.com and Co-head of news desk, correspondent
and photographer for the India Today Group's news web
site Newstoday. (www.indiatodaygroup.com)
My work -- 1
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co-head of the news desk and news coordinator at ITGO;
managed the 20 member team at ITGO's news desk, its seven
outstation correspondents and coordinating with India
Today correspondents for news reports and new media content.
Also pitched in with newsgathering as a correspondent
and photojournalist covering the general elections in
media specialist, Editor and Webmaster for the ITGO news
and streaming media site aajtak.com. Provided solutions
and developed content for live and on demand video and
audio streaming on the website. Did India's first live
webcast of PM Atal Behari Vajpayee's address to the nation
on August 15, 2000, Independence Day, for aajtak.com.
the 1999 general election in India as a correspondent
for ITGO's election website indiadecides.com
content developer and SMS content editor on behalf of
India Today for India's largest cellular service provider
Airtel's SMS news service.
April 1993 to July 1999
Television news producer, live OB producer, executive
producer, Multimedia producer, independent documentary
filmmaker, director of docu-drama series and investigative
series, broadcast journalist, cameraperson, VT editor
and radio producer for:
Star News, BBC World, Sony Television, Doordarshan, Zee
TV, Star Plus, UTV, Times FM, Dev Features, India's Ministry
of External Affairs, India's Ministry of Tourism, India's
National Commission for Women, Nuclear Power Corporation
of India, Renoir - UK and India's National Literacy Mission.
January to April 1993
Trainee Journalist with the United News Of India (UNI)
India Online | www.reuters.co.in, Reuters News. Leading
a team of multimedia producers who publish multimedia
content 24X7 to www.reuters.co.in
at ITGO for a team of 20 journalists.
As Executive Producer and Director in television, headed
a multimedia production team of 35 professionals.
Multimedia specialist, streaming media specialist; live
streaming specialist on real producer and windows media,
digital nonlinear video/audio editing for on-demand video
and audio streaming, encoding and authoring, multimedia
and web authoring using Dreamweaver and Photoshop.
Television: Content/Editorial -- News producer,
Output/Input Editor, Correspondent.
Production -- Electronic News Gathering with DV and
DVCAM; Documentary videography with DV camcorder, field
editing with Panasonic, Sony DV/DVCAM laptop editors,
linear editing (cuts and A/B roll) on Sony BVU 2000 for
Betacam and Digibeta, DFS 500 effects generator, location
audio recording on DAT and Beta, DV/Beta/Digibeta tape
mastering and audio mixing on Tascam studio mixers.
News gathering as a correspondent and photojournalist.
Have covered two general elections in India as a television
news producer, correspondent and photojournalist.
Freelance radio spots producer and sound editor for public
Photojournalist. Gear used - SLR (Film and Digital)
guest faculty, Department of Journalism, Kamala Nehru
College, University of Delhi.
Bachelor's Degree in Journalism (Hons.), University of