"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference." These lines from Robert Frost's poem, The Road Not Taken, has served as the inspiration for several decisions I have taken in my life. Hailing from a family predominantly consisting of doctors and engineers, breaking away from the norm proved a stiff challenge. Faced with conflicting interests, one misdirected step eventually led to me zeroing in on sports journalism as my future. After tenth grade, I was faced with the difficult choice of picking either science or arts for my further studies. I was fascinated by aeroplanes and wanted to become an Air Traffic Controller. I erroneously opted to trudge the long, competition-filled path to become a Telecommunications engineer, a pre-requisite for working as an ATC. Two regretful months into my pre-university experience, I realised that my genuine interest was watching and covering sports events. I started a blog around the same time, where I enjoyably wrote previews and reviews for various cricket and football matches. Belatedly struck with a career-defining realisation, I could not switch streams till after my twelfth grade. Throughout my liberal arts Undergraduate program, I knew exactly what I wanted to pursue as a career, which clarified lingering doubts and put me on track to sports writing, something I had viewed as a lifelong passion. Having obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from FLAME University, I have now zeroed in on a future as a sports journalist. As a writer, I enjoy covering events across Cricket, Football, Formula 1 and its feeder series (F2 and F3), Kabaddi, Tennis, several Olympics events and Darts. I regularly share my views and analysis on Instagram and Twitter. In addition to writing previews and reviews, I love analysing and probing deeper into the sports I follow. Across sports, I have been supporting clubs and teams passionately from my childhood days. Combining analysis with a fan's perspective is something I aim at introducing. I also want to continue covering football and Formula 1 transfers by accurately flagging false rumours and breaking stories, which I have done reliably on multiple occasions across different social media. In my short career as a writer thus far, I have attempted to broaden my coverage to the grassroots levels by keeping a keen eye out for rising talent, a facet I hope to build on in my career. I have interned at NGOs, Runs.com, and The Deccan Herald. I covered the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup for Truso.co. I work as a content creator for real estate company reAlpha and during my stay in Brighton as a master's student, worked at Sussex County FA as a reporter and Brighton and Hove News as a sports journalist covering Sussex Sharks' T20 Blast home games.
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