Tuesday, November 29, 2011

First you get your MA, then you get the job

A lovely coincidence today.

At 10.30am GMT Ganesh Ananthasubramanian became the first ever recipient of a Masters in Journalism from Cardiff University (his friend Naimul Karim was awarded the second ever, just seconds later ...)

The Bute Building, home to Cardiff University's School of Journalism

Ganesh gained a postgraduate diploma in journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai, and came to Cardiff to write up his dissertation project, which was about Cardiff City FC (the Bluebirds). During his time here he took in several of Arsenal's matches at the Emirates and, most memorably for him, bumped into Rahul Dravid making his way across Bute Park, from the Swalec Stadium to his hotel. This was an encounter that would never happen in India, so Ganesh came halfway round the world to meet one of his country's best cricketers. (The following day he saw his national team lose yet again to England.)

Former Indian captain Rahul Dravid at play.Image via Wikipedia
Dravid in action

At 7.15pm GMT I got an email from Ganesh saying he had been offered a job as a reporter-cum-subeditor on Sportal, an Indian sports website.

Job done!
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