Somewhere I had gone through an anonymous quotation which runs “Doctors bury their mistakes, lawyers hang them and journalists put theirs on the first page”. Though we are always told to lessen our mistakes, but to be a good pressman, you must have a bunch of mistakes to make you someone in your desired profession. “Mistakes make a man perfect” is another pivotal example of success.
Every day we make mistakes unknowingly and even more, knowingly. We know what the actual truth behind some wrongdoings is, but we suppress it for some inexpressible reasons. What is lacking in us the fearlessness of mind and raising the voice. As Tagore wrote, “Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high”, that’s what all need first to be a man, then, the flag bearer of truth, i.e. a journalist.
This is Chandrakana Ray, who was born and brought up in the City of Joy, Kolkata. After finishing Bachelors’ from University of Calcutta, I moved to Bengaluru, with the dream of becoming a Journalist.
Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM) has helped me a lot in fulfilling it by training me in covering Business Journalism, Sports Journalism, Photo Journalism, Rural Journalism, Social and Religious Journalism.
I have picked up the nitty-gritty of Microsoft Office,Quark XPress8, Pinnacle Studio 16, In design, Dreamweaver, Adobe Premiere Pro Cs3, Adobe Premiere Pro Cs6, Adobe Photoshop, Photo Stage and Flash.
About the Blog
This blog comprises my college works as well as the published stories during my stint in IIJNM, in its in-house publication – thesoftcopy.in. It also contains stories which I covered during my internship with The Hindu.
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