I had a different idea in mind when I signed up to study mechanical engineering. But after my first semester, I knew that I just dug my own grave. It wasn't what it was supposed to be. Well, maybe that's what you get if you end up studying in an average college. I remember why I decided to do this.
I was just following the crowd. Societal norms. Be a part of the acceptance; glorifying the religion called engineering. I thought once done, I could pursue PG in a foreign university, get hired at a sleek, cool automobile company, get hooked by a gorgeous girl and eventually earn a ton load of money. But that was then and this is now.
'Would you like to work here?' my associate editor asked me a year ago.
Today, marks my first birthday as a journalist. Boy, it's been a ride! I studied engineering but I am a journalist! I was scared, to be honest, when I decided to become a journalist. Will it work? Will I succeed? Will I get a job? But what scared me the most was to live to a life doing a job I hated. I'm so glad that I took the risk.
My job as a reporter for NewsToday, an English evening daily newspaper based in Chennai has offered me fantastic opportunities.