Did you know??

  1. TV journalist Rajdeep Sardesai is the son of the Indian Test cricketer Dilip Sardesai.
  2. Rajat Sharma was awarded the Padma Bhushan by Government of India in 2015.
  3. Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge is the longest running movie in the world. It has been running for over 1000 weeks.
  4. The Bachchans holds the Guinness World record for being the only father-son duo to have played reversed roles on-screen in Paa.
  5. The concept of a dream sequence was first introduced in the movie Awara released in the year 1951. Ghar Aaya Mera Pardesi became an instant hit with that concept.
  6. Amitabh Bachchan was rejected  for his voice, gangly height and not having a ‘camera conductive face’
  7. The longest Bollywood movie is actually Gangs of Wasseypur which is 319 minutes long. It was released as a single movie at the Cannes film festival but was split into two parts for the Indian theaters.
  8. Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai entered the Guinness World Record for holding 92 awards for one movie in almost all the categories.
  9. The red dot on NDTV logo is inspired by Dr. Prannoy Roy’s wife Radhika Roy bindi.
  10. In the USA the largest section of the TV audience is made up of pre-school children. On average their weekly viewing turns out to be in the area of 30.4 hours which means by the age of 17 they would have amassed about 15000 hours of television watching.


Become a Travel Journalist- Get Paid to Voyage

Media has made a virtual visit to incredible and far off lands possible. Tv, online media, newspapers and magazine bring faraway places near to us. We can watch, browse or read about places we had only read of in geography text books or seen maps of when we were in school. All this is a reality today because of travel shows, travel documentaries and features occupying a special space in all mediums.

The audience perceives the location with the eyes of the writer. The host of the travel show gets a chance to pitch for unusual destinations. Becoming a travel journalist can be a fun, exciting, and a rewarding career! As with any career, you must have dedication, enthusiasm and passion for your work. A good education complemented with hard work is the key to get into this adventurous career.

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Sports events unite the whole world together. International sporting events like Olympics, FIFA, Common wealth games, Cricket World Cup provide a common platform for a sportsperson to showcase their talent hailing from different continents across the globe.

The credit for bringing sports and sportsmen near to us goes to the media and sports journalist who travels the world to report on various sporting events. Covering sports comes naturally to those who like to watch or participate in different kinds of games. Get inspiration from lifestyle, hard work and playing style of a different sports person and are keen to travel.

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Famous for being famous

Reality Shows- a different genre of television production has revolutionized our TV watching habits. Kaun Banega Crorepati brought common people to the limelight. The triumph of these shows lies in creating real life situations for ordinary citizens or celebrities. After the long history of soap operas like Saas Bahu shows, reality shows looked more exciting and enduring thus bringing enthusiasm in the audience.

Pathos plays an important role and when celebrities open themselves up and appear raw in front of the audience bringing out their true colors, nature and looks without making somewhere creates a big connectivity between the two as the audience can relate to these celebrities learning about their achievements and failures.

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Cell Phone Novel

Can you imagine reading a novel on your cell phone? For literature lovers, this new age technology offers the latest concept:  A cell phone novel or mobile phone novel.

A cell phone novel is a fictional work written on a mobile phone via text messaging. The concept in literary genre originated in Japan. Recently its popularity has also spread to countries like China, USA, Germany, Taiwan and South Africa. Due to character limitation, each chapter consists of about 70-100 words.

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Magazines are fixed periodical publication published in print format and in today’s contemporary world even online known as an online magazine. A regular magazine contains a variety of content. The origin of the word magazine is from various languages like makzin in Arabic, magazzino in Italian and magasin in French. In all languages, it means to store. In journalistic terminology magazine, publication means a collection of written articles and features.

A magazine gets its finances from advertisers, subscription fees paid by its readers and newsstand sales.

There are three broad categories of magazines: Consumer, trade and in house magazine. The most popular is, of course, is the consumer magazine which contains an assortment of topics like politics, fashion, travel, beauty, health and fitness, parenting and entertainment.

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The exciting world of TV Production!

Television is an integral part of our lives and also an important form of Mass Communication. It brings important historical events, current events, entertainment and infotainment directly into our homes.  Unlike the print medium people don’t just read about, but witness events in real time. Television has converted the whole world into a global village and has virtually shrunk the world on fingertips with the help of a remote control. TV today offers a wide range of programs from entertainment, movies, cartoons, music, sports, life style and news.
News channels play an important role with ever increasing viewership. Audience from across the country watches both national and regional news available across all news channels. Today anchors and reporters are also considered as part of the celebrity circuit.

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India is a slowly but gradually becoming a health conscious country. The reason for this is a hectic lifestyle, awareness created by media, and also the need to look fit, remain healthy and the desire to have those perfect curves and longevity. This has made the Indian health industry a booming sector with approx US$ 65 billion during 2011-12 and is expected to reach US$ 280 billion by 2020.
Health coverage has become an important beat in the recent times. With all mediums of mass communication giving enough footage or space to various topics related to health like fitness, exercise, medicine, lifestyle or chronic diseases. The audience usually finds an article or news story about health as personally relevant.



Are you in love with motorcycles and cars?  Do SUV and Sedan drive you crazy? Do you have an interest in which motorcycle or car models are in and which ones are out? Then probably you are an automobile freak and love everything that moves on wheels.

Automobiles today are covered widely across all forms of Mass Media. Be it Newspaper, Magazines, TV, Radio or Online.  There are various shows based on automobiles both on News channels and Infotainment channels. Some international famous automobile shows are – Top Gear, Monster Garage, FutureCar, Pimp My Ride and Torque. In India, famous shows of this genre are CNBC-TV18/Awaaz – Overdrive, NDTV – Car & Bike show, Zee Business – Wheelocity, Times Drive, Chake-pe-chak on Aaj Tak, Raftaar on NDTV etc.



For all of you who are a foodie…

Food is the basic necessity of life.  But fine dining is a luxury.  We first eat with our eyes and then with our mouth. After all cooking is both an art and science.

In the contemporary time, it has become a trend to first read the review and then watch a movie, buy a book, visit a place or dine in a restaurant. As review writing has a created a niche for itself in the media industry.

Gastronomy is the study of food and culture; which includes- tasting, experiencing, researching, and understanding the nutritional value of food, presentation of the cuisine, décor of the restaurant, service by the restaurant staff with the main focus on gourmet cuisine.

A food reviewer or Gastronome is the person who has a great sense for food and can understand the preparation and aroma of different cuisines. The job of is to precisely convey the tastes, textures, smells, appearance, and fun of food eaten at a restaurant.

Your job is not only to judge the food and the chef’s culinary skills but also the ambiance, staff knowledge and courtesy, music and the speed of service. As this gives the general impression of the restaurant or cafe.

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