Monday, May 02, 2011

FIVE Years as a professional TV Guy!

I completed 5 years in the Television industry or so to say, FIVE years of my professional life today (2-05-2011) From a TV journalist to News Anchor to a well recognized Voice Over of Kannada Television Industry, I have seen quite a few ups and downs in these five years. But, by God’s grace, I have seen more ups than downs in the last so many years.
Looking back at my journey, I feel good that I have done quite a few things that I had not imagined I would, when I had started my career as a reporter in TV9 on 2 May 2006. I was just out of college, had come back from the convocation at XIC, Mumbai, after doing my Tv and Video production PG Dip there.
TV9 was nothing more than a Telugu news channel then and had wanted to grab the attention of the Kannada audiences with their new Kannada News Channel. But there was nothing but a building and a little over a few dozen of crew at the building, which did not even have a studio ready those days. And my journey lasted there for more than two years. I was an anchor there, reporter then and the first ever correspondent from a TV channel to have gone abroad to cover a sports event, when I travelled to West Indies to cover the 2007 world cup. Tv9 had just gone on air those days. I had the chance to bring in the latest from the Cricketing world right from where the World Cup action was going on. India crumbled out in the first round itself. Bob Woolmer dies. I was back in India within two weeks. But I had already got a chance to do something which had never happened in the Kannada television industry.
Moving on, I hosted a show on Worldspace Sparsha on weekends called Masale Mandakki. Later in 2008 joined BIG FM as an associate producer for a short period. Then came my stint with Aajtak/Headlines today as a Bangalore correspondent, dealing mostly crime related News.
Come 2009, I joined Suvarna as promo chief and a voice over artist. A new page in my life. Something I had never thought was about to happen. I become the official Voice of Suvarna. This is apart from my voice still being telecast on TV9, which started on Day 1 of that channel!
Now, exactly after FIVE YEARS, I am foraying into the acting world. Starting 2 May 2011, the serial I am acting in, Krishna Rukmini has started telecast on Suvarna, Monday to Friday 7 PM.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Whats up?!

Hey Wassssup?!
And you might say, sarcastically that you see the ceiling, up!
Whoever says this, has a point and all they see in life, may be, is the ceiling. That according to me means that, they might be looking for a secure future. They might even be looking for a roof above their head.
You might ask me, what do we actually need to see when we see up?
I would say, we need to see the SKY, when we see up!
Sky according to me is abundance, the source of endless joy and wisdom. Sky has no limits, sky has no boundaries, sky doesn't even have something called a fence that will obstruct our vision towards what we want to see. Whatever is up there, is up for our visionary delight.
We always keep telling ourselves that "sky is the limit". Do we put this in practice. Do we have that real vision in our minds?
Now, let us all practice by having Sky as the upper limits.
Now let us analyse what else can we see ''up"?
If, for example, you see the ceiling fan, that means you are limiting your vision only to one thing. And that it is revolving inside your head like that ceiling fan. That restricts your vision and hence the possibility to explore further more than that dies out.
So, don't have the vision of Ceiling Fan Up on your mind, as far as you can.
If you don't even see a ceiling, a ceiling fan or the most important and vital Sky in your mind, and all you see is blankness, it means you are either hallucinating that there is nothing which is worthy in this world, you have no vision for your life or you do not intend to have any vision for your life.
I do not believe in new year resolutions. But, since this post on this particular subject has come up in the beginning of the year, I take this opportunity to tell that let us all take this up as our resolution of the year. Let us all try and live upto our dreams, which is sky high. If we do not have any limits to what we dream., then we wont hesitate to try out new things in life. Had the human race not ventured out on trying out new things in life, we wouldn't be in the place and position where we are today.
So, pls tell me, wasssssssssuup!