Interview Zone: Life of a Page-3 Reporter

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Page 3 of any newspaper is important as it consists of celebrity gossip. And Today I have Mr Tausif Khan’s Interview who is not only a page 3 reporter but pretty much famous as well. So here we go.

Moni: Hi Tausif. Welcome to Her_Blog’s interview zone. So shall we start?

Tausif: Sure.

Moni: Well, you are a Renowned Page-3 Reporter so what do you like to read on your own time?

Tausif: Well I like to read but I am a very lazy person and also the work load is too much so all I get to read daily is the newspaper.

Moni: At least you read. So What do you do apart from working as a reporter of Page 3?

Tausif: I own an Academy called Mentor Academy where we take English speaking classes, Personality development, Image Development, Content writing and many more classes. I also train there.

Moni: Tausif indeed that is a great thing. We all know that your work is pretty hard so how do you cope with the stress of tight deadlines?

Tausif: Well here’s the catch! I don’t get stressed at all. I love my job, infact I am doing this job because it fascinates me, so no problems with the tight deadlines because one can do anything when One thinks He can!

Moni: I must say you never fail to impress but, Tausif how do you ensure accuracy in your work?

Tausif: Yes I do. And I dnt take in that terms, I just do it, It turns out accurate anyways 😉.

Moni: Okaay, would you mind sharing some examples of your best work?

Tausif: No! Because my best is yet to come. But I can share some of my good works viz. Interview with Farah Khan, in-depth coverage for Asha Bhosle, Paresh Rawal, Mika Singh, Shreya Ghoshal, KK, Aditi Govitrikar and many such Celeb coverages.

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Moni: Will you please describe a time you found and pitched your own story.

Tausif: Sorry Moni, my first story was quite naive. I developed as a writer and m still learning.

Moni: Ok, how often do you use social media? Which sites do you use the most?

Tausif: Not too often, I mostly use it for my work. I have a page for my column on FB. ‘Lokmat Times Party Time Column’ is the name. And another page for my Academy which is ‘Mentor Academy’. So mostly its FB, Insta, LinkedIn and WhatsApp.

Moni: How would you rate your ability to use technology for storytelling within 1-10 (1 being the least)? And along with that what are your strengths and weaknesses in this area?

Tausif: Storytelling via technology? It is a myth anyways. Storytelling is an art from within so technology has most probably nothing to do with it. But still some way it can be useful and I rate it around 3. And I don’t have weakness in any area 😉😎

Moni: Please describe a time you worked with a multidisciplinary team to tell a story.

Tausif: I have always worked with a multidisciplinary team. The only one who was not disciplined in ‘that was me’.

Moni: How has the popularity of the Internet affected your profession?

Tausif: It has affected positively! We are on e-paper now anybody can read my articles from anywhere, you don’t need to have a hardcopy nowadays.

Moni: What are some common myths about the journalism profession?

Tausif: That Journalists are corrupt, they are rude to everyone, they have a very low personal life and all these are just myths. I might agree on the last one though!

Moni: Can you describe a typical day of work?

Tausif: I might write a book on this question! 😅 each day of work is typical for me.

Moni: How familiar are you with your staff writers? Whose work do you follow and why?

Tausif: Well I interact with everyone but there are a very few people I get familiar with. And there are many people whose work I like Mr Yogesh Gole, KM Joseph and Muzammil Bari to name a few.

Moni: Do you feel that is important for someone to be passionate about the journalism profession to be successful?

Tausif: Not just Journalism, One should be passionate in whatever profession he/she might be in. Infact passion is the only tool which helps you give your best shot!

Moni: What awards and/or successes have you received? How important is such recognition to you, personally, and to your career?

Tausif: I always believe that writing is an art and for an artist appreciation is the greatest award. I got critically acclaimed many a times for the quality of my writing. Got the best acclamation when the Director of International Board from US came to me after a show which I compered and said,”You need to be in Hollywood!” Got many awards in sports, Cricket especially. Getting the Best Batsman Award since 4 consecutive years in the annual Inter Press Cricket Tournament.

Moni: What are some of your personal and/or professional goals for the future?

Tausif: I don’t set goals be it personally or professionally. I take each day as it comes. That’s the most exciting part you know, when you take life always unexpected. What if you set a smaller goal for yourself and life has something much more bigger for you? I just enjoy my life day by day as it comes be it good or bad I accept it.

Moni: What has been your personal key to success?

Tausif: My personal key to success? But am not successful yet! Until I have got at least a Harley Davidson and a Range Rover Evoke in my list of vehicles I won’t consider myself as successful!

Moni: So Tausif You prefer Bike or Car?

Tausif: I still love bikes I will always love to ride. Speed thrills anyone and I still prefer a bike ride over a car drive!

Moni: Tell us about your education.

Tausif: My education is still going on! The education am talking about comes from your life experiences, the people you meet and even nature. And for the education you are talking about am a BJ Grad.

Moni: Well Mr Khan it has been a tough discussion, you know that you are handsome so are you married? (Pun intended)

Tausif: Many a times! 😉 (Pun Intended as always!)

Moni: Ok last Question, any message you want to convey to the upcoming journalists?

Tausif: Well I don’t think I have attained that level where I can give this message but being a trainer I will say just do whatever you do with passion and interest. Take any subject any genre but be passionate about writing on it.

Lastly I want to thank you Monidipa ‘Mishti’ Dutta! You are doing a great job and as always you are too good in whatever you do! GOD BLESS you always!

Well, I should thank you Tausif for taking your time out for this interview. I am glad you gave such an interesting interview

So Everyone this was Mr Khan. I hope you will enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed taking his interview.

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See you on Wednesday.

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Interview Zone: Interview with The Photographer

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Hello Readers, So today is Sunday that means Interview day.. Today I have got Mr Suryaya Sankar Saha’s interview on photography. Let me tell you, Mr Saha is a well known photographer. From a shop owner in India, West Bengal to a renowned photographer has been a very big step in his life. Here goes some of his works.

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So without further delay I’ll move on to the interview.

Moni: Hello Mr. Saha welcome to Her_Blog.

Mr. Saha: Thank you Monidipa

Moni: Let’s start with the interview. So my first query is What is your expertise as a photographer? What do you basically shoot about?

Mr. Saha: My expertise is in capturing candid moments in various events… I shoot events, music videos, portfolio, product shoot etc.

Moni: Wow, that’s a lot of work.. Ok moving on to the next question, in your country how is the business of photography. On a scale of 1-10 how much would you rate about it. 1 being the least.

Mr. Saha: The prospects of photography is increasing in our country day by day… I would give a rating of 8.

Moni: Not bad at all, you are very much talented Mr Saha have you ever thought of persuing your talents out of your country? If no, why?

Mr. Saha: Yes I have thought about it. And I am working on it though.

Moni: Well, that’s a good news then I guess. So, how long have you been working in the photography arena?

Mr. Saha: I have been working in the photography arena for three years as a full timer & around six years as a part timer.

Moni: Interesting, Why did you choose this line of work? You know there might be risk and all.

Mr. Saha: Honestly speaking Moni, I choose photography because it was my passion.

Moni: Ok, What were the challenges that you most commonly have faced and how did you deal with them?

Mr. Saha: The biggest challenge that we face is the mindset that anybody and everybody can do photography, it doesn’t require any special skill. I dealt with the challenge by clicking unique & creative photographs.

Moni: I don’t know what to say after this, so I’ll move on to the next question. What do you enjoy the most about your job as a photographer?

Mr. Saha: Ummm, I love everything about my work but I would say getting a chance to meet various people and exploring different places.

Moni: Have you ever faced a difference of opinion with a client? How did you handle it?

Mr. Saha: Yes. I handled the difference in opinion and I dealt with it by explaining my point of view, about which I don’t want to get into the details.

Moni: No issues, when it comes to work what is your biggest strength and weakness?

Mr. Saha: Biggest strength is creativity & punctuality & my weakness is I forget everything else while I am at work.

Moni: Haha, totally understandable. What inspires you at your work?

Mr. Saha: The desire to challenge my own work inspires me in my work.

Moni: How do you make a picture stand out?

Mr. Saha: I make a picture stand out by using different angles and different light.

Moni: Mr. Saha how much experience do you have in Photography field?

Mr. Saha: Approximately, around 10 years.

Moni: Photography. What does it mean to you?

Mr. Saha: It is my bread & butter as well as my passion, in short it is my life.

Moni: Ok last question, If you were to give advice to a rookie about how to become a photographer, what would you say? What would you not say?

Mr. Saha: I would ask him/her to have patience to capture the perfect moment & I would not tell him/her that the journey he is undertaking is a difficult one. In short I won’t discourage anyone.

Moni: Well Thank You so much Mr. Saha for sharing your experiences with us. Thank You for this interview.

Mr. Saha: It was my pleasure.

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So everyone, this was Mr Suryaya Sankar Saha with us. I hope you will enjoy reading his interview as much as I enjoyed taking his interview.

So see you soon.

Interview Zone: An Interview with A Medium

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As we all know an Ouija Board is also known as a Spirit Board or a Talking Board. The concept of Ouija board is pretty old. This wooden board includes The English Alphabets, 0-9 numbers, yes, no and some other symbols. those who do this work of calling spirits are also known as spiritualists or mediums. Well, all mediums do not use Ouija board. They can feel what others are feeling and have a gift of vision. Here when I said gift of vision I didn’t mean vision of future but they can feel the spirits. They can convey the messages of the spirits to their beloved ones. But as we all know a good medium is hard to find because some can be frauds as well.

Recently I met this lady Adrie Venter Bekkar through a friend, even I thought she is like others, so I thought of testing her. Well let me tell you its hard to describe about me as I am a tough nut to crack and Adrie did not know me at all. But I was extremely surprised when she said stuff about me which only my mother knew. I was amazed and convinced that she connected to my mother. We became friends, I knew she is a lovely lady with a sweet personality but I later got to know from others the way she helps others.

So today I asked Adrie some questions. To put it as an interview. Everyone deserves to know about her. So here we go.

Moni: When you thought of starting as a medium Where did you go for good advice?

Adrie: I never really thought of becoming a Medium – it kind of just happened lol. If I need help I always talk to Psychic Medium James Cook.

Moni: So Adrie can you tell me what are the qualities of a medium?

Adrie: Umm, Qualities
Empathy, Modesty, Passion, Reliability…
Moni: Do you remember the first time you had a valid psychic experience? Can you tell me about it? How did you feel?
Adrie: My first experience connecting was supposed to be a reading on a house, the lady had a spirit in her house and I only wanted to tell her what sort of spirit she was dealing with (up in till then I could only tell if someone was in the house and how they have passed and if the energy was good or dark) among-st all the photos she send there was a photo of her daughter, when I looked at the photo I could hear a name ….. when I gave her the name she said it was her mother … It was an amazing feeling to think that I just connected with someone’s loved one and the message that came through for her that day changed not just her life but mine too….
Moni: Wow that sounds pretty interesting. In regards to psychic abilities, is it always a guide or angel passing information, or do you have abilities of your own which are independent of your guides?
Adrie: No it isn’t always. I have my wonderful guides that help me every step of the way.
Moni: What is the difference between a psychic and a medium?
Adrie: Oh goodness mmmm….
Psychics I think use Tarot cards, palms and astrological charts.
Mediums usually gets information from spirits that are personal and have private meanings.
Moni: Does everyone have guides, how do you recommend people get in touch with them.
Adrie: I do believe everyone have Spirit Guides. Meditation usually helps to clear the mind and get in touch with your spiritual side.
Moni: Then I think I should try it too.. haha.. Adrie do you believe that criminals will some day be prosecuted based on information given by psychics or mediums?
Adrie: I hope so. I know in some countries psychic mediums are used to help with cases.
Moni: Besides giving psychic readings, what other work do you do in this area like seminars, radio, teaching, tarot reading?
Adrie: No. I have 4 children lol doesn’t leave much time for anything else.
Moni: That sounds wonderful.. Some psychics give predictions, some don’t. How do you feel about predictions, and why do you or do you not do them for people?
Adrie: I don’t do predictions, the future’s a mystery and must remain that.
Moni: Good thinking, I must say. Have you ever been watching the news about a crime or case and known information that could break the case? Would you call authorities? If not why not?
Adrie: I never watch the news. But I think if I was to have info and had to take it to the authorities they would most likely think I am crazy.
Moni: Life after death….. can you give me your interpretation of what it is like?
Adrie: I believe most Spirit stay around to become our Guardian Angels. Death is just another step of our great journey.
Moni: Adrie, You said you went to James cook. Is he alive?

Adrie: Yes he is very much alive. He is a great person.
Moni: Do you have any advice for people who have the gift of sight, but don’t understand what is happening to them?
Adrie: Yes, would say get a Medium/Psychic to help you understand and develop your gift. And practice as much as you can …..
Moni: Anything else you want us to know about you?
Adrie: I am a Medium and I am no different than anyone else ….. I don’t have secret powers and I can’t read minds lol. I only connect with passed loved ones with permission…… I am not dark and evil like some people think. I love what I do and I love helping people ….
Moni: Thank you for your precious time to answer these questions.
So everyone reading this. Adrie is a lovely person. If you are on facebook you can join her group as well. Link is given below.

Thank you.