About Me

MEDIA PROFESSIONAL, BLOGGER, CONTENT & EVENT PLANNER AND VISUALISER

Well, nourishing words has been my forte ever since I have been acquainted with them. Today when I need to write about myself it is kind of reminiscing my childhood where inevitably you have to write an essay “Myself” and that too in a minimal capacity of words.

Hailing from Purulia I embarked upon as a cub reporter at the age of ten, in a journal named “KHUDE SANGBADIK” a popular fortnightly Bengali children’s magazine, edited by illustrious ‘Swapan Buro’ aka Akhil Neogi. And the journey continues….

A Media professional with 32-years of proven proficiency & varied experience in Print, Radio, TV, Advertisement & Web. Had a long 12-yrs association with All India Radio in Kolkata & New Delhi. Later joined Zee News and played pivotal role for long 16yrs to set up, launch and establish several channels and business functions in the east including ‘24Ghanta’. Associated with Kolkata TV for 4yrs in the capacity of News Editor. Always embraced challenging assignments to achieve all possible heights and make positive contributions to the society, help others to build a unique identity in media industry and to develop a vibrant, credible, dynamic, futuristic & business friendly brand.

An IVLP alumnus Arindam is a Google Certified Master Trainer in ‘Fact Checking and debunking of Fake news’.

Objective

Infodemics or information disorder is a serious threat in this age of Digital doctrine. Now the role of media as a watchdog has been undermined and driven by biases, ideological leanings, geo-politics & business interests. It works to spread half-truths, disinformation and alternative facts. So, truth is a casualty in the current media ecosystem. Fourth Estate is now a conglomeration of propaganda model which serves the interest of certain groups. So, through this platform opening the windows for free opinion, solutions without any bias or interest to build a system, an environment of cooperation and peaceful coexistence for welfare of the people en masse.

PROFESSIONAL ACQUAINTANCES

ACADEMIC

  • Conducted several Workshops for Journalists to develop their acumen and skill for further growth in their respective field.
  • Part time Lecturer in some Colleges under University of Calcutta.
  • Performed as Paper setter, Reviewer in MA Exams, conducted by University of Calcutta
  • Worked as External Examiner, NSHM.
  • Former Member, Board of Studies, Dept. of Journalism, St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata.

MEDIA

Digital:

  • Consultant & Director at SC. Communication & E-Motion Media Works to facilitate planning, programming and visualization for varied events and digital productions.
  • Providing contents for different social media platforms.
  • Previously associated with planning & layout of Kolkata TV Website.
  • Launched www.24ghanta.com on September 29, 2011. Published online puja magazine ‘Sharodiya 24’ – read by more than one lakh people.

Television:

  • Kolkata TV – News Editor - Feb 2015 to Aug 2019.
  • Consulting Editor - Six Samay Network Channels-Sahara Group, Noida created 196-hours of election programming software in 10-varied genre under ‘Dangal-2017’ brand during crucial Uttarpradesh /Uttarakhand assembly election.
  • 24 GHANTA – Output Editor – Jan 2006 to Dec 2014.
  • Zee News Ltd. – Chief of the Bureau & Executive Producer (Alpha Khabor, Zee Bangla Khabor and Nonfictions) – Aug 2000 to Dec 2005.

All India Radio:

  • News Services Division, AIR, New Delhi – News Caster, In Charge, Bengali Division – Feb 1994 to Aug 2000.
  • Member of NSD Pronunciation Cell under the leadership of Iconic Mr. Barun Halder & Mr. Krishna Kumar Bhargava. Associated with the publication ‘ Uchcharan Shabdakosh’ (Pronunciation Guide book on Indian & foreign languages),compiled by Mr. K.K. Bhargava.
  • Produced ‘Rajdhanir Chithi’- a newsletter aired from RNU, Calcutta from October, 1995 to July, 2000.
  • Coordinator at ambitious Rabindranath Tagore project (Facets of a genius: Rabindranath Tagore), which was published by the then Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Mr. Atal Behari Vajpai at Rabindra Sadan, Calcutta.
  • Acquainted with DAVP, Film Division for translation of publication materials, voice-over & narrations for documentaries, advertisements.
  • Associated with IFFI as Language Expert with the Juries.
  • Member of UPSC’s IAS Main Exams Panel as Language Expert.
  • All India Radio, Kolkata – Oct 1989 to Feb 1994
  • Worked as an ‘Editorial Assistant’, ‘Script Writer’, ‘Coordinator’ in Regional News Unit, All India Radio,Calcutta. Scripted and produced popular programs like ‘Sambad Shironame’, ‘Sambad Darpane’, ‘Sambad Parikrama’, ‘Samiksha’. Done Reporting & other assignments.
  • Worked in Monitoring Service of AIR to prepare reports and evaluations of broadcasts aired by other neighboring countries.
  • Supervised & produced science-based monthly magazine ‘Suchetana’, two of which were adjudged as ‘Best Programme of the month’.

Print : Aug 1987 to Feb 1994

  • Contributed several articles (Post-editorial, Middle, Spl. Column, Full page assignments, Spl. features etc.) in vernacular dailies published from Calcutta.
  • Regular contributor in ‘Paribartan’ – a renowned weekly news magazine.

Advertisement:

  • Worked as ‘Script Writer’, ‘Translator’, ‘Copy Writer’, ‘Creative Person’, ‘Language Expert’ in leading Advt. Organisations like HTA, O&M, Maccan Erickson etc.
  • As ‘Language Consultant’, worked with some UN sponsored project in Bangladesh.
  • Narrator, ‘Darkness of the Thousand Suns’ – a documentary on the devastation of Atom bombs.

AFFILIATIONS

  • Participated prestigious ‘International Visitors Leadership Program’ for TV broadcast Journalism, sponsored by Dept.of States, Govt. of USA, 2007.
  • On invitation, participated in the 50th anniversary of independence of Malaysia, 2006.
  • Visited Dhaka on invitation of Govt. of Bangladesh on December, 2013.
  • Attended business conferences in New Jersey, New York, Kualalampur, Hongkong,Thailand, Maccau & Singapore.

Awards /Accolades

  • Shared stage as ‘Narrator’ with eminent Film Director Rituparno Ghosh in ‘Panchakanya’- a tribute to Tagore, where the legendary singer Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar was on dais along with all the representatives of Mangeskar family.
  • Felicitated by St.Xavier’s College, Kolkata with ‘Dashabuja Bangali’ award, as one of the top 10 Bengalees, who had carved out a special place in their respective field in Bengal.