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?
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.
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.
See you on Wednesday.