pankaj

Date of Birth: February 12, 1968

Place of Birth: Deoghar, Jharkhand

Present Assignment: Working as a Consultant with Doordarshan News since February 2005.

Directing and Producing four weekly programmes for the news channel, besides looking after news stories and the look & feel of the channel.  

·        Mere Desh Ki Dharti

·        Ehsaas

·        Mehnat Rang Layegi

·        Jaanane Ka Haq

 Directed and Produced several special programmes for the news channel

 Produced all political special programmes of the channel since joining the organisation.  

Summary of Skills and Experience

-A professionally trained journalist with sixteen years of experience in print as well as broadcast news management.

-Proficient in handling TV news and current affairs programmes in a highly competitive environment.

-Adept at organising team of reporters, planning for future, live coverage of big events like Human Tragedies, Riots, General elections etc.

-Resourceful in executing investigative reports, features and live shows.

-Flair for motivating human resource in a fast changing technological atmosphere and reducing manpower and cost through multi-skilling/tasking.

-Sound knowledge of socio, political and economic developments in India and the World.

-Quick decision making, yet capable of keeping full control on accuracy and quality of content.

-Ensuring value addition in each report by comprehensive planning and providing backgrounder and research.

Direction/Reporting/Anchoring

-Directed and produced “In The Name Of Faith” – a documentary on Gujarat riots. The very first documentary, which caught the mindless killings of innocents on camera, with live footages and exclusive interviews with the survivors of the pogrom. The film won international acclaim and received great critical praise in the electronic as well as in the print media.

-Channel 4, UK: Reported and worked in the research team for the BBC award winning documentary series – “Kumbh Mela – The Greatest Show On Earth”. As a member of the core group, was also involved in the production and planning of the series during December 2000-January 2001. The programme was uplinked on a daily basis from the base camp in Allahabad for a fortnight.

-Anchored a programme called “Chaupaal” for ETV. It was a 20-episode show, which was shot in remote villages of Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal, where the sitting MLA/Minister and the opposition candidate had an interface with their voters. It was a multi-camera shoot and the episodes were edited online.

-Scripted, reported and made political cartoons for a 120-episode daily news based    programme “Khabarein Khabardar” for Doordarshan.  It was a news-based programme, taking a satirical view of the day-to-day political happenings.

-Associate Director for a 7-episode series for Doordarshan, “Kargil Se Kargil Tak”. The focus was Pakistan sponsored insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir.

 -Directed and Produced more than a dozen documentaries on various      social, cultural and political issues. Conceptualised and Produced video spots highlighting current, political and social issues combining cartoon animation and satirical verses.

  • Special Skills

-As a political cartoonist worked for Mid-Day, Hindustan, Saptahik Hindustan and Sunday Mail.
     -Proficient in the use of PD150, 170 DV cameras.
     -Familiar with non-linear editing.
     -Proficient at writing satirical verses on current, political and social issues  
     -A Political Cartoonist and animation filmmaker.

 

 

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