SR Sports Journalist
Last Updated: 17th April 2018 (over 4 years ago)
Currently I am working for the Asian Age, Deccan Chronicle Holdings Ltd, Mumbai, India as Sr. Sports Reporter cum Sub-editor since six years and five months. Previously I worked with Sakal Times, Pune ( four and half years) and Mid-Day Mumbai after training in Indian Express and Kashmir Times.
Me and my colleague provide content to local sports page in Mumbai. Coordinate with other bureaus for national page. Conduct interviews, and cover sports events in western part of India as well especially cricket and football mostly national and international. Until Last May for five years, I did local changes on the national pages (using quark Xpress) after writing local copies.
In cricket I have covered six Test matches, Three ODIs and seven T20Is including ICC WT20 2016. I regularly cover IPL matches in Mumbai and Pune besides other domestic tourneys. In football I regularly cover ISL and I-League.
I cover other sports as well like squash, tennis, hockey (HIL), badminton (PBL), golf, motorsport, Athletics etc. I play myself also most of the games.
I love desk work also and am well versed with page making. I love to be well versed with digital work as well.
I thrive for progress in life and work towards it. At this juncture in my life, I want to embrace new challenges in my life that will give my career a necessary lift and also help me evolve. I am looking forward for the broader horizon now and the platform which will give my career new direction.
MA in MassCommunication and Journalism
— Apr 2004
The subjects in MassCommunication and Journalism included
Reporting,, Editing, Advertising and Marketing, PR, TV Production, Radio Programming, Media Research, Communication.
In charge of Sports Desk in Editorial section, Mumbai.
Cover various sporting events especially cricket and football in Mumbai and Western part of India.
Provide content for local sports page in Mumbai Age by doing stories, interviews, features & reports.
Select briefs and download related photographs, copy editing of agency copies and press releases.
Contribute Page 1 stories, year-enders, and impact local sports stories for City Pages. Conduct interviews for sports features and Sports folios for Tabloid Sunday Age.
Build up stories for multi sporting events like Olympics, Football and Cricket World Cups.
Re-worked on national pages to make local changes using Quark Xpress.
Key Events covered:
Cricket: Covered ICC World T20 2016, Five Tests including Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th match, Four ODIS and Three T20I’s. Also did stories on BCCI functioning, covered six editions of IPL and domestic tournaments. Conducted interviews of top cricketers.
Football: Covered Fifa U17 World Cup, India’s International matches, Indian Super League – all editions, I-League and local tournaments. Conducted interviews of prominent Indian and yesteryear and current International stars.
Other Sports: Covered two rounds of MRF Challenge in Bahrain and one in Dubai, JK Tyre racing in Coimbatore, Hockey India League, Champions Tennis League, PGTI Golf, Badminton, Squash, Mumbai Marathon & Athletics.
— Nov 2011
Covered local, national and international sports mainly in Pune.
Selected important International, National, Local stories from agencies and press releases and prepared a story list for the page assigned. Also did special feature stories and year-enders.
Edited stories and downloaded photographs, worked on Indesign with designers to make regular and special pages. Give appropriate captions, headlines and straps.
Key Events covered:
Multi sporting events: Covered the CYG in Pune (Oct, 2008). Did build-up stories to Delhi CWG and Beijing Olympics.
Cricket: Covered India v West Indies (2011) Test, IPL and domestic tournaments.
Football: Did stories on Blackburn Rovers, covered India's Intl matches, I-League and Santosh Trophy.
Other Sports: Covered the Asian billiards tournament and U-21 snooker and other local and national events in Golf, Hockey, TT and Athletics.
Freelance Sports Journalist
— Feb 2007
Other Sports: Covered I-League football, PSA Squash Events Gold Cup hockey etc.
Deskwork: Pitched story ideas to the sports editor, prepared written and visual content to daily deadlines, conducted interviews and made profiles of rising stars, monitor wires.