Thanks for visiting my site. Here’s who I am.
I am a senior journalist and lecturer based in Mumbai. I am a first generation entrepreneur too.
I am now a director with SVKM, the largest education Trust of India which controls and administers NMIMS university, colleges like Mithibai College, Usha Pravin Gandhi College, Narsee Monjee College etc and educational institutes like Harkisan Mehta Institute of Media, Research and Analysis (HMMRA).
I am currently administrative in-charge of HMMRA.
I am also a freelance journalist and columnist.
Before joining SVKM, I was working as the Bureau Chief with The Times of India.
I am a lecturer too and teach Journalism and New Media to post graduate and graduate students.
I am a public speaker and I frequently talk about the start-up scene in India. I specialise in online content management and I prefer to talk about online start-ups that deal with content.
I am also frequently invited for guest lectures and master classes media institutes of repute.
In my journalism career, I have worked with leading media houses such as The Times of India, Web18 (CNN-IBN group), DNA, and The Telegraph for the past 16 years. I specialise in writing on Indian cinema and was the film critic at DNA and later at Web18 (Network 18, CNN-IBN group).
I am also an expert in launching media start-ups. I played a pivotal role in launching the regional newspaper for The Times Of India called Ei Samay, a part of the Samay series of newspapers. Previously at Web18 (CNN-IBN group), I played a prominent role in re-designing and re-launching the portal in.com. Over the years, I have launched several successful media ventures for my employers.
I started my journalism career with The Telegraph.
I AM A POPULAR BLOGGER:
I started a blog called Bollywood Journalist during May, 2013.
My blogs were based on my experiences as a journalist. I often shared investigative insights about the Indian Film Industry. Some of the most recognised names in Indian cinema blogged with me. The blog received five thousand hits on an average everyday for one year. Subsequently, I was recognised as one of the most popular bloggers in India in 2014.
In 2015, the blog made way for the popular website bollywoodjournalist.com.
Today, the website is a boutique news agency and one of the most popular blogging platforms on the Indian Film Industry.