THE INSIGHT -Impressum

I am V.S.Syamlal, who would like to be termed as a public interpreter. I have set my role to research on complicated issues of fact, and then communicate an accurate and understandable version to the public as a teacher and a policy advisor.

My product is intended for the general public. I want my work to be creative and analytical rather than a simple relay of raw information. I try my level best that my reporting is based on facts rather than fabrications. I always ensure that my product convey multiple points of view.

I make my living from writing. Of course, whatever is presented on television screen is written first. I want my work to be recognised by others, which helps to give it a value. Knowing the power of the printed or spoken word, I entered this field. I use the power to influence people for good. I also recognise my role as a servant of the people. I never use journalism for selfish ends. I have tried hard to improve the life of other people – remembering that they may not always agree with me on what those improvements should be.

As many journalists do, I also tend to know a little bit about a lot of things, rather than a lot about one subject. I claim to have a deep love of language, written or spoken. I try to understand the real meaning and flow of words and take delight in using them.

I aim for accuracy. Without accuracy I may lose trust, viewers and ultimately the job. I go out, find a story and hang on to it until I’m satisfied and have it in full. I often have to ask hard questions and risk upsetting people, who do not want to co-operate. It may be painful, but in the end I tend to gain their respect. I always try to be polite, however rude people may be. My rule is simple: be polite but persistent.

* I have an interest in the world around me.
* I love the languages I have in hand.
* I have an alert and ordered mind.
* I am able to approach and question people.
* I am polite but persistent.
* I am friendly and reliable.

COLLAGE

EDUCATION

Institute of Journalism, Trivandrum
PGDJ -News Reporting, Editing, 1997 – 1998
Grade: First Rank with Distinction
Activities and Societies: Editor of lab journal – Co-ordinator role in lecture sessions

University College, Thiruvananthapuram
Master of Arts (M.A.) -English Language and Literature, 1995 – 1997
Activities and Societies: Leadership role in English department association activities

University College, Thiruvananthapuram
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) -English Language and Literature, 1992 – 1995
Activities and Societies: Campus theatre artist – Active participation in social and cultural organisations and activities – Leadership role in student’s cultural union

Govt. Arts College, Thiruvananthapuram
Pre Degree Course -Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, 1990 – 1992
Activities and Societies: Arts Club Secretary – Active participation in social and cultural organisations and activities

St.Joseph’s High School, Thiruvananthapuram
Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) -Languages, Basic Science, Social Sciences, Mathematics, 1987 – 1990
Activities and Societies: School theatre artist – Active participation in social and cultural organisations and activities

Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Vazhuthacaud
Upper Primary School -Languages, Basic Science, Social Sciences, Mathematics, 1978 – 1987
Activities and Societies: School Leader – Many awards for general proficiency – Active participation in social and cultural organisations and activities

EXPERIENCE

Broadcast Journalist at Indiavision Satellite Communications Ltd
September 2012 – Present
Expertise in News Reporting, News Production, News Research, News Presentation

Print Journalist at The Mathrubhumi Printing And Publishing Company Ltd
March 2001 – August 2012 (11 years 6 months)
Expertise in News Reporting, News Editing, News Research, Pagination

Web Journalist at Indiainfo.com Ltd
July 2000 – February 2001 (8 months)
Expertise in News Reporting, News Editing, Copy Writing, Copy Editing, Web Page Design

Print Journalist at The Mathrubhumi Printing And Publishing Company Ltd
June 1999 – June 2000 (1 year 1 month)
Expertise in News Reporting, News Editing, News Research, Pagination

Print Journalist at Kalakaumudi
December 1997 – May 1999 (1 year 6 months)
Expertise in News Reporting, News Editing, News Research, Pagination

HONOURS

Kerala State Award for the Best Broadcast Reporting
(Government of Kerala -March 2013)
Was presented with the Kerala State Award for the Best Broadcast Reporting for the year 2012

G.V.Raja Award for Sports Reporting
(Thiruvananthapuram District Football Federation -February 2010)
Was presented with the G.V.Raja Award for the Best Sports Reporter

Indian Delegate to China
(Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India -June 2009)
Was a part of the Indian Prime Minister’s Youth Delegation that visited China

Vakkom Abdul Khader Moulavi Award
(Swedashabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai Memorial Trust -October 1998)
Was presented with Vakkom Abdul Khader Moulavi Award for the best young journalist,instituted by Swedashabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai Memorial Trust

K.M. Cherian Memorial Gold Medal
(Malayala Manorama Company Limited -July 1998)
Was selected the Best Editor at the Institute of Journalism, Press Club, Thiruvananthapuram, and was awarded the K.M. Cherian Memorial Gold Medal, instituted by the Malayala Manorama daily

Krishna Mohan Memorial Gold Medal
(The Mathrubhumi Printing and Publishing Company Ltd -July 1998)
Was awarded Krishna Mohan Memorial Gold Medal, instituted by the Mathrubhumi daily, for securing First Rank from the Institute of Journalism, Press Club, Thiruvananthapuram

COMMUNICATION

English (Native or bilingual proficiency)
Malayalam (Native or bilingual proficiency)
Hindi (Native or bilingual proficiency)
French (Limited working proficiency)
Sanskrit (Limited working proficiency)
Tamil (Elementary proficiency)

INTERESTS

Theatre
New Technologies
Gadgets
Movies
Music
Driving
Travel

PERSONAL DATA

Age
43 years

Date of birth
23rd of July, 1974

Spouse
Devika Panikar
Assistant Professor of English
Government College for Women
Thiruvananthapuram -695014

Son
Pranav Nair

Address
SIVADAM, T.C.18/1233-3,
Thrikkannapuram, Aramada P.O.
Thiruvananthapuram- 695032
Kerala, India

Phone
+91 98470 62789
+91 98470 01435
+91 471 2359285

E-mail
[email protected]

Website
https://www.vssyamlal.com

Blog
https://vssyamlal.wordpress.com

Facebook Page
https://fb.me/vssyamlal1974

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. sreeni says:

    dude….keep going….all the best.

  2. ravindran says:

    feel very interested all the best

  3. Anilraj ks says:

    ഒറ്റവരിയിൽ പറയാം. മുഖ്യധാരാ മാധ്യമങ്ങൾ വിവരം എന്തെന്ന് അറിയും മുൻപ് ഇദ്ദേഹത്തെ ഒന്നു റഫർ ചെയ്തിരിയ്ക്കും ‘സത്യമറിയാൻ

  4. Chaskacherry says:

    I am impressed.

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