Friday, August 31, 2012

In Memoriam...

It’s not a common occurrence that I am at college and writing an entry for my blog. Yes! I am trying to control my excitement. You ask why? For the second time today, I am wondering what to write for the World Bloggers’ Day Celebration Blog Writing Contest that I am a part of, right now!

The OC of the 1st World Bloggers' Day in MBICEM
I joined MBICEM two years ago. Within a week of being part of ‘college’, I was in the main Organising Committee for the 1st Bloggers’ Day Celebration on 31st August 2010. It had been an awesome experience. For the first time in over two years of blogging, my blog and my skills as a writer had been tested and appreciated. I remember spending a sleepless night before the event, because I couldn’t think of any topic to write my entry on. It had been a big cause of dilemma. It’s been two years since that eventful day...

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Love OR Arranged- It's complicated!

In July, I was at home and had the rare opportunity to be glued to the television set when my mom was watching Bade Ache Lagte Hain on Sony. It was during one of the commercials then, that I first saw the ad for the upcoming show, Love Marriage ya Arranged Marriage. Being a media college student and with my recent experience of working with a news channel, the moment I saw the ad, I was sure of one thing- The effect of the youth in influencing the decisions of a popular entertainment channel is immense and everyone is now learning to play effective TRP games. Haha…

It was a matter of great surprise for me when I opened IndiBlogger that night and found a new contest by Sony waiting for me to present my views about it: Would you prefer a Love Marriage or an Arranged Marriage? I was amazed and subsequently, have spent almost an entire month in trying to decide my take on the subject.


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Being 'that' Senior

08:44 PM

On a friend’s recommendation, just recently I started adding people who I didn’t know personally, on my facebook friend list. These are people who I have heard a lot about, people I know exist, people I know are friends of friends and trustable. A few of these included alumni from my college- ones I have never personally known but have heard a lot about from seniors and the faculty, the ones who have done wonderful work and so, are worth being part of the memory books of people I talk to.

I was just going through the profiles of 2-3 of these new ‘friends’ of mine when I stumbled upon their blogs. It feels great when you find someone, who you have always only heard about, sharing a common interest with you. Within minutes, I was going through these two particular blogs (Check here: 1 & 2) of my ‘seniors’ from college and I had no idea when over an hour’s time had passed while I was reading the entries and clicking the ‘Older Posts’ tab at the bottom of each page.

Monday, August 20, 2012

5 'Hoaxes' you ought to know about

There are so many things we believe to be true just because we have heard it somewhere or read it somewhere. But probably, a little research would tell us that this might not be actually what we are being led to believe. In the past few months I have been making a list of such ‘hoaxes’ and here I present to you five of the top ‘make-believe’ situations that I have been in. If you are on facebook (there isn’t a reason why you shouldn’t be there), then I am sure you would have come across some of these at some point of time.

Saturday, August 04, 2012

So this is what I did at Times Now

This entry has waited a really long time and right now, as I sit in this almost empty compartment of my train to Delhi and reading a special book, I am urged to use the time and finally write it.

I joined Times Now as an intern on 4th of June. Four days later I was sitting in office late at night and had penned, what were, my ‘first thoughts’ regarding the place. (If interested, you can check it here) What hadn’t been a part of the entry was my assessment regarding the days I spent there and of course, since it was in the very first week, it didn’t carry any of the light details of my experiences in the next five weeks. Yeah, I am going to write all the normal stuff- how good I felt, what a wonderful experience it was, the amazing people I met, blah, blah, blah… There might be small bits of info that you would find amusing and unexpected to read. But well, you have been warned! Continue reading at your own time’s risk [:D]

I completed writing my summer training report a few days back and thanks to that, I have already written a few good paragraphs about my experiences. But considering that it is an official report, I was careful not to be too personal in it. But this is my blog and I have got all the rights to brag about whatever I wish and so here goes the stuff, (well almost all of it!) [;)]
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