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Bijoy Venugopal

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Bangalore, India
Travel Writer, Cartoonist and Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  Travel, Tourism, Travel Destinations, Hotels, Hospitality, Natural History, Wildlife, Birding, Travel Writing, Music, Hospitality, Conservation, Heritage, Food, Culture, Profiles, Music, Parenting
Doesn't Cover: software, finance, technology

Digital Content Nut. #Travel Writer. Cartoonist. Musicosaur. Founder-editor @thegreenogre. Co-host #TravelIST Thurs 8:30 PM IST. Views extreme. Troll with care

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Biography

Journalist and travel writer. Most recently Travel Editor at Yahoo India in Bangalore, where he led the creation of innovative online travel content. Contributes to leading magazines and has been published in Outlook Traveller, Open magazine, Mint Lounge, Tehelka, India Abroad, etc. Over 16 years...

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Nov 18, 2017

Update on #TravelIST Meetup In The Luru: Drop all your plans and make it to @thepermitroom on Sunday, Nov 26, 4pm-7pm. Besides the back-slapping and hand-pumping, we have interesting conversation-starters lined up. Deets here: https://t.co/tDu93dLe3A https://t.co/dz4Rj9kOaY

Nov 16, 2017

RT @thevirdas: Here's an idea. Why don't Indian news channels just have the logo of the political party that owns them next to the…

Nov 16, 2017

This is more myopic canard-mongering. Communist ideals under EMS Namboodiripad paved the way for social and educational reform in Kerala, and several of those social indicators endure to this day https://t.co/oQhy5egQhs

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I was an intern at a weekly newsmagazine, The Week, in Kochi, India. My next job in journalism was at Rediff.com, Mumbai.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes!

How is social media changing news?

News is breaking faster but filtering noise is a bigger challenge. Old journalistic values such as balance and scepticism still hold good.