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Call me JS

To be honest, I am a common man who wishes to interact with other common people – any celebrated personality visiting my blog will be a bonus.

It was pretty late in my life that I realized, like everybody, God has gifted me too a skill – the art of writing reasonably well. As and when I discovered that, I started writing and pretty soon I saw my expressions published on a ‘contributor’s space’ of a popular evening newspaper called ‘Today’. To see my words in a publication is one of the best feelings I ever had.

Days went by, I kept writing, some got published, some didn’t, but I kept writing. Then on one good day, I met Mr. Hingorani – an old man in his 70s – but more importantly for me, an eminent journalist of the yester years. Hearing my somewhat emotional story patiently, he said, “Recognize what best you can do and be that” and there I was attending my first lecture of journalism in 2004, four years after I thought of doing it.

I did journalism very religiously and coupled with my writing stint as a contributor, I got hold of a few projects as a freelance content writer for documentaries, media promotions, websites, etc. Also continued medical transcription as a part-time money-making source.

Four years went by and in the middle of year 2009, after feeling an urge to sit down and work with a bit of stability to boost my confidence, I started hunting for a full-time opportunity and thankfully, Mr. R. S. Kohli of the Frankfinn Group gave me a chance as an Assistant Editor of their publication Aviation Times.

It was a wonderful experience to work for Aviation Times and I learned the finer nuances of the trade there. But somehow, I knew at the back of my mind that it was sports journalism where my optimum potential could be realized. So after a stint of just over an year with AT, I quit (yes, you read it right), to give myself time to search for my dream job wholeheartedly.

Then, through a path guided by Him, I landed at the Network 18 office and met a gem of a person called Mr. Ranabir Majumdar, the editor of Cricketnext.com. The words of encouragement and praise he showered about my blog in that meeting still keep percussing my eardrums. It choked me to the hilt and I couldn’t hold back my tears even in front of him. I was on the verge of getting where I belonged – the Sports Desk.  And then the moment arrived. After the second and final meeting with him, I got the nod and here I am working as Sr. Sub-Editor on the Online Sports Desk of Network 18’s two web portals, http://www.cricketnext.com and http://www.ibnlive.com.

Glad I never gave up!

Comments
  1. Roopa Atluri says:

    Hi there,

    I just encountered your blog and I really enjoyed reading your posts!

    Your topics are very relevant today and that is what makes it so interesting.

    I am actually working on a project for my work about Indian society and cricket. I think you would give me great insight that will give great insights.

    So…I was wondering if you would be willing to let me interview you or just have a bried chat online.

    Let me know!

    Roopa

  2. Very Very nice work dude…They say Himmat e marda, madad e khuda…God helps the bold…Well done..keep it up..May God Bless you with more fruits in years to come..we have a long way to go and i have saved your number and would give u a call when i get some time..Thanks for the kind act in the stadium

    • JS says:

      Thanks PPS. This is something i love doing and would want to do full time. Let’s see where this takes me. Keep in touch.

      JS

  3. Porush Jain says:

    Awesome blog and articles ! inviting you to write one guest post at SportsKeeda.com

    Cheers

  4. Akshay says:

    Hi,

    I am working on something for which I would need your help. Please contact me on my email id so that I can tell you the details.

    Regards,

    Akshay

  5. Request you to exchange links with my blog – http://myhistoryisinteresting.blogspot.com

    Let me know your thoughts.

    Regards
    Madhu

  6. You should take part in a contest for one of the best blogs on the web. I will recommend this site!

  7. Rahul Yadav says:

    Hi Jaspreet:

    Good, keep it up. I am glad you never gave up.

    Keep in touch,

    Rahul Yadav

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