Work History

Work History
May 2006 - Present

Deputy Manager (Corporate Communication)

Gas Authority of India Limited

At present, handling corporate communications at GAIL (India) Limited, India's largest natural gas transmission and distribution company. The job broadly entails media management, public relations campaigns, advertising, printing of corporate brochures, content  development and website management.

Jan 2006 - Apr 2006

Feature Journalist

The Asian Age, New Delhi

Covered the capital to write for feature stories and in turn got 40+ Bylines on various soft story segments of fun, food, fashion, music, films, art and culture. Reported to Ms. Asmita Agarwal, Assistant Editor, The Age, New Delhi

Nov 2004 - Dec 2004

Feature Writer

The Indian Express, Lucknow

Covered New Delhi for feature stories and got 15+ Bylines on various soft story segments of fun, food, fashion, music, films, art and culture. Worked under the supervision of Mr. Raman Kirpal, Resident Editor, Indian Express, Lucknow

Jun 2004 - Aug 2004

Feature Writer

The Hindu, New Delhi

Worked under Mr. Ziya Us Salam, Assistant Editor, Metro Plus of The Hindu group of newspapers. Covered New Delhi to write for feature stories and in turn got published over 35 stories/articles on feature segments like fun, food, fashion, music, films, art and culture. One major 350-word article on gas sector with byline published

May 2004 - Jun 2004


Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Was intern under Mr. Vinay Jha, Assistant Editor, HT Media, Delhi. Covered DU admissions 2004-05 


2003 - 2005

Master of Journalism and Mass Communications

Aligarh Muslim University

Studied journalism, public relations, advertising, reserach methods and communication theories.

Secured 1st division with 67% marks. Did practicals on news gathering, editing and reporting and completed a dissertation on blockbuster films made by Yash Raj Films (YRF), a renowned film production house of India.



Strong Interpersonal Communications

Content Writing and Development

Professional Experience

Conceptualisation, execution and measurement of day-to-day corporate communications strategies at GAIL (India) Limited, India's largest natural gas transmission and distribution company owned by Government of India. As part of my work responsibilities, i have managed the following core function in CC team:

Public Relations: 24x7 activity focussing on the reputation management of GAIL

Media Relations: 24x7 live contact with media for generation of positive coverage about GAIL

Advertising: Strategising about the location and timing of company's presence for brand value addition

Web Communications: Website/Intranet management, through regular content updation and 

Printing: Internal communication tools like house journal, corporate/product brochures, annual report and

CSR: Undertaking a social responsibility strategy to strike a balance between planet, people and profit   

Plus, my hands-on experience with print media houses is as follows:

1) Around 7-month experience as an 'intern' with several prominent newspapers like  'Hindustan Times', 'The Hindu', and 'The Indian Express'. Credited with 10 plus 'bylines' in features and general news segment 

2) Worked for over 3-months as a trainee journalist (features) with 'The Age', a feature news supplement of the newsdaily 'Asian Age' in Delhi. Credited with 40 plus bylines in features and general news segment Co-curricular actvities during student days: 

Published over 100 'Letters to the Editor' in many reputed news dailies in India


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