Sunday, February 17, 2013

Freelancing with The Hindu

I've started freelancing with the City and Neighbourhood section of The Hindu.  My first article appeared last Thursday, on a North Karnataka-style home restaurant.  

The online version doesn't have a picture, and some people expressed a wish to see what it looked like, so here is a pic of the paper - the photograph was taken by the staff photographer. 

It was truly interesting to go as an interviewer and talk to the owners, the customers - and to sift through the information overload, and put it all down in 400-500 words.  The delight of people who have been told they will be featured in a newspaper is so wonderful.  And they transferred that joy to me - They forced me to have a meal there, and didn't accept money for it.  And after the paper came out, the proprietor called me again and thanked me profusely (even though I was just the messenger - I had been asked to write about this place, I didn't select it myself.)  The whole experience was fun!


Radhika said...

Shruthi, all of my questions answered! I infact wanted to ask you how did you choose what you would write on etc. Thanks for this post.

rajk said...

Many congratulations! I'm so happy for you! Looking forward to more articles. Please provide links/photos here as I won't be able to get hold of the hard copy here in Hyd!

austere said...

Congratulations! And I want to read the story!

Sushma U N said...

Welcome to the "profession" :D :D

Aarthi said...

congrats Shruthi. As usual well written. I am looking forward to visiting this place next time I am in Banglore. My inlaws also live in Mahalakshmi layout :)

Slogan Murugan said...

That's a lovely story. Will check it out the next time I'm in BLR!

Hesarallenide'Bidi said...

yavdo totally unrelated Google query inda ivat illig bande.

2 weeks ago bengLoor inda Canada ge thinno item na paper nalli suthkoND bandidde. adanna hOdh vaara tintaa hange paper noDtidde. adralli ee article odhi mundin sala nammoorge hodaga ee hotel hogle bEku ankoNDid nenpaytu! ^^

. o O ( gosh, the fabric that somehow weaves us all )

Shruthi said...

Radhika, great!

RajK, sure, I will. I will keep updating my "My writing" page with the links.

Austere - the link is in the post.

Sushma, LOL! Be my guide!

Aarthi, so cool! :) then you must visit :)

Slogan Murugan, and I hope you enjoy it :)

Hesarallenide Bidi, nice name, and great, interesting story. Just the kind of story I like. :) Hesarallenu illa, haudu, aadare, matte ee blognalli comment maadidare, ide hesaralli maadi :)

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