Journalist, retired as Deputy Chief of Bureau (Deputy Editor) of India's National Newspaper The Hindu in Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala State, India).
Born at Elamdesom in Idukki district of Kerala in
After completing the course and a brief stint with a weekly in
I have covered the Kerala
proceedings for more than 25 years and was hounoured by
the Assembly for the same during its quasquicentennial
in 2013. Reported widely on developmental
issues across Kerala including the endosulfan
issue. Broke a story on conditionalities specified by ADB for its
loan to Kerala for Modernising Government Programme and fiscal reforms.
That and subsequent coverage of issues related to the loan and
financial position of State government by newspapers led to significant
discourse on the subjects in the State.
Beats covered by me during the past two decades include Kerala Government Secretariat (policies and programmes of various departments, Ministers press conferences, Cabinet briefings and the like.) besides Bharatiya Janata Party at the State level. Was also the State-level news coordinator for the Internet edition and a forerunner in computer-assisted reporting and data journalism in this part of the world.
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Contributor to Youth Times
(Times of India publication)
Minerals and Metals Review etc.
Trainee at The City TAB, Bangalore
Assistant Editor, The
Deputy Chief of Bureau, The
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Won the Media Fellowship of the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (Calgary-New Delhi) in 1995 and undertook the Comparative Study of Hydroelectric Projects in Canada and India, featured in these pages, at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Five connected reports, including an investigative report on the Idukki project, were published in The Hindu.Photography, Information Technology, Journalism Education:
Seminar Papers/ speeches:
A Handbook for Journalists on Computers and WordStar published by the Press Club, Thiruvananthapuram, 1997.
Chapter on Cyber Journalism in Information and Communication Technology: Recasting Development, edited by Kiran Prasad and published by B. R. Publishing Corporation, New Delhi, 2004.
Chapter on Foreign Direct Investment in Print Media: Legal and Ethical Issues in Media Law and Ethics: Readings in Communication Regulation, edited by Kiran Prasad and published by B. R. Publishing Corporation, New Delhi, 2008.
Chapter on Online Journalism: Methods and Diversity in e-Journalism: New Media and News Media, edited by Kiran Prasad and published by B. R. Publishing Corporation, New Delhi, 2009.
Chapter on Social Networking Media in New Media and Pathways to Social Change: Shifting Development Discourse, edited by Kiran Prasad and published by B. R. Publishing Corporation, New Delhi, 2013.
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