At the age of 20, I wrote 20,000 words on Indian Cinema. My respect for films became larger than life when I compiled my research dissertation on Commercial Success versus Critical Acclaim in Indian Cinema.
I believe in the power of print media. One of my stories for the Hindustan Times (Indian’s second leading national daily) brought about a revolution at the University of Delhi, where I was studying. That half a page article in the broadsheet compelled the authorities to sanction funds to build the state of art studios for journalism students.
I took the risk of being expelled from the university by publishing thousand words against them. But, I managed to graduate with a distinction and bagged the student of the year award at my college.
I had never seen an airport in my entire life. The first flight I ever boarded brought me to London, where I’m pursuing my MA in Multimedia Journalism (Print and Online) at the University of Westminster.
I believe that print media is synonymous to film tickets and online media is the theatre. You have to buy the ticket and be at the theatre.