The first thing you do in the morning is to peep into at least seven newspapers and try to mug up every thing that’s written in the editorial page. (And while doing so mugging up every detail becomes more important than understanding the issue)
You suddenly become a drawing room hero, and start discussing every problem that the country or society may be facing. (Although you yourself may not understand whatever you are saying)
You not only debate on every problem, but actually start believing that winning these drawing-room debates will solve the problem.
During every conversation, you start looking for any such point from where you can start discussing about media and its impact.
The most important thing for you is to deliver sermons to friends that why the newspaper they are reading or the news channel they are watching is worthless.
You always end up suggesting them an alternative newspaper/ news channel and how reading/ watching a particular newspaper/ news channel will help their personal and professional growth.
During every 15-minute conversation, you take names such as Rajdeep Sardesai, Barkha Dutt, Vir Sanghvi and Karan Thapar, at least 15 times each.
Even after completing the two year course, you find difficulty explaining to people what ‘Mass Communication’ exactly means.
– Amrit Anand
Just Another Journalist