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Trivandrum
Friday, September 25, 2020

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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 or 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 conveys multiple points of view.

I make my living from writing. Of course, whatever is presented on the visual medium is also 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 maybe. 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 can approach and question people.
      • I am polite but persistent.
      • I am friendly and reliable.
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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

  • Own and Operate THE INSIGHT
    February 2015 –
    Expertise in News Reporting, News Production, News Research, News Presentation, Webcasting, Podcasting, Social Media Management, Web Design, Layout
  • News Editor at Indiavision Satellite Communications Ltd
    September 2012 – February 2015 (2 years 6 months)
    Expertise in News Reporting, News Production, News Research, News Presentation
  • Senior Reporter at Mathrubhumi Printing and Publishing Company Ltd
    March 2001 – August 2012 (11 years 6 months)
    Expertise in News Reporting, News Editing, News Research, Pagination
  • Sub Editor at Indiainfo.com Ltd
    July 2000 – February 2001 (8 months)
    Expertise in News Reporting, News Editing, Copy Writing, Copy Editing, Web Page Design
  • Reporter at Mathrubhumi Printing and Publishing Company Ltd
    June 1999 – June 2000 (1 year 1 month)
    Expertise in News Reporting, News Editing, News Research, Pagination
  • Sub Editor 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
    Was presented with the Kerala State Award for the Best Broadcast Reporting, 2012
    Government of Kerala -March 2013
Receiving the state award for the best broadcast reporting from the chief minister Oommen Chandy
  • G.V.Raja Award for Sports Reporting
    Was presented with the G.V.Raja Award for the Best Sports Reporter
    Thiruvananthapuram District Football Association -February 2010
Receiving G.V.Raja award for the best sports reporter from the minister for sports M.Vijayakumar
  • Indian Delegate to China
    Was a part of the Indian Prime Minister’s Youth Delegation that visited China
    Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India -June 2009
At Guang Zhou, as a member of the Indian prime minister’s youth delegation that visited China
  • Vakkom Abdul Khader Moulavi Award
    Was presented with Vakkom Abdul Khader Moulavi Award for the best young journalist, 1998
    Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai Memorial Trust -October 1998
Receiving Vakkom Abdul Khader Moulavi award for the best young journalist from the opposition leader A.K.Antony
  • K.M.Cherian Memorial Gold Medal
    Was selected the Best Editor at the Institute of Journalism, Press Club, Thiruvananthapuram, and was awarded the K.M.Cherian Memorial Gold Medal
    Malayala Manorama Company Limited -July 1998
Receiving K.M.Cherian memorial gold medal for the best editor at the institute of journalism from the minister for education P.J.Joseph
  • M.J.Krishna Mohan Memorial Gold Medal
    Was awarded M.J.Krishna Mohan Memorial Gold Medal for securing First Rank from the Institute of Journalism, Press Club, Thiruvananthapuram
    The Mathrubhumi Printing and Publishing Company Ltd -July 1998
Receiving M.J.Krishnamohan memorial gold medal for securing first rank at the institute of journalism from the minister for education P.J.Joseph

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 46 years
  • Date of birth 23rd of July, 1974
  • Spouse Devika Panikar, Assistant Professor of English, Government College for Women, Thiruvananthapuram -695014
  • Son Pranav Nair
Pranav Nair, V S Syamlal and Devika Panikar

Last Edited on 2020-07-23
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