I'm at my wit's end. What makes news?? As an intern, my primary task at IBN is to come up with story ideas. It sounds simple enough, especially because this is what my job also included when I was working at AM850. The only problem is, here, in Chennai, what constitutes news for the large… Continue reading Viewer discretion advised
Perhaps my view of India thus far has been far too simplistic. A recent conversation got me thinking......me: im inspired to make a list: the top 100 things i hate about india ...i'd be fair and make the top 15 things i like about india as well Jis: do it blog it me: u know… Continue reading The next world power?
Some kolams done by my grandmother outside our home in Chennai for the Pongal (spring harvest) festival.
Last weekend I went to a performance of the Bolshoi Ballet of Uzbekistan here in Chennai at the Music Academy. I know. A Russian ballet? Here in South India? I wondered what kind of audience it would attract and if it was possible for the Music Academy crowd to appreciate Western classical art with the… Continue reading Classical Western music falls on deaf ears
The political news reporter had apparently already set off an a shoot early this morning around 7 or 8, so I guess I missed her. But the CNBC correspondent, was in the office. Basically, she spent most of today teaching me and the other interns how things work and what we should be doing and… Continue reading At IBN: excerpts from my internship diary
Right when the monsoons have passed: that’s when Chennai is most hospitable. Music rings through the city, with kutcheris at every corner, people buzz through shops trying to take advantage of Margazhi, New Year, and Pongal sales. The city is teeming with life.Moreover, Chennai’s weather is also bearable this time of year. The crisp morning… Continue reading As cool as it can get in Chennai