The article is about teenage drug peddlers in Bengaluru who, although are rare, very much exist. I wrote this for Bangalore Times, the features department for Times of India.
I am drawn to risk-takers *sitting on bed, eating icecream*. In this piece, I covered two women who had quit their jobs to start their own company of giftcards, umbrellas, notebooks, stationary and more. The minute I heard a word of them, I had to get my hands on their story.
Arjun’s story was the most heart-warming one I had ever come across during my internship. A friend of my uncle’s, he is a free-lance, self-taught musician. But his story was the charm. Over a one hour phone call explaining his life story of being a nomadic teenager, shuffling from state to state with his family, I was watching a movie, Arjun’s movie, in my mind.
This is the piece I am most proud of.
I covered an eco-political blog started by two infants. Okay, two 15 year olds but nevertheless, impressive right? One of the girls is actually a classmate of mine and when I heard about her blog through the grapevine I was like “WHAT? WHAT AM I STILL DOING EATING GRAPES?” Continue reading
My Features editor suggested *cough* (forced) me into writing a fashion piece. I was given two words “new trend”. So of course, I researched the cyber globe on the latest trends to find, well the ‘trendiest’ and my find could have been slightly fabricated. For someone who isn’t exactly a style expert, I thought half of the piece was bollocks. But if you’ve got bollocks, you may as well pull it off with confidence.
This was my first ever article to be printed in the Deccan Chronicle, Bangalore. While I was beyond grateful (I really thought they’d make me a chaiwalla), I was pretty pumped. It was this article that boosted my motivation and confidence to stop my Features editor in the hall and ask her whether I could cover this person, this company blah blah etc, in my next article.