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Freelance Photographer & Travel Writer

Location:Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 55 6078308
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National Geographic Channel May 2009 – Present
Working as Channels Operations Supervisor
Job Description:
• Set up the operations of Nat Geo in Abu Dhabi
• Launched world’s first free to air Nat Geo channel on 1st July 2009 – National Geographic Abu Dhabi, an Arabic dubbed channel
• Launched National Geographic Farsi on 15th October 2011
• Work closely with the programming team in selecting monthly premieres
• Coordinate with Washington, London & Hong Kong offices about the monthly premieres
• Responsible for dubbing in 5 different counties (Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Iran & the UAE) in the region
• Work closely with the versioning department to get the shows dubbed on time
• Technical check of all the telecast master tapes
• Responsible for censorship
• Responsible for producing short form vignettes & fillers

UTV NETWORK August 2007 – April 2009
Worked as Associate Producer (May 2008 – April 2009)
• Directed LG World Movies This Week – an English weekly show on UTV World Movies
• Production of 50 Movies To See Before You Die with Koel Puri – an English weekly show on UTV World Movies
• Shot & produced many short form vignettes for UTV Movies – an Hindi movie channel

Worked as Executive – Programming (August 2007 – May 2008)
• Launched two channels - UTV World Movies & UTV Movies
• Worked with the programming team in acquisitions
• Responsible for making telecast master tapes for both the channels
• Technical check & logging of all the telecast master tapes
• Responsible for recording & logging APTN live feed
• Worked closely with operations on the censor certificates

MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATIONS February 2006 – August 2007
Worked as Segment Director
• Produced stories for Gizmo Freek – a weekly show about cars, bikes, gadgets & gizmos on Zoom
• Produced stories for Maximum Style – a lifestyle weekly show on Zoom
• Sometimes directed anchor links (outdoor/studio based) for both the aforementioned shows

• Has written a couple of feature articles for Gulf News – an English leading daily newspaper in the GCC
• Has written a feature piece for The Hindu
• 5 photos were selected by the jury for London Annual International Street Photography exhibition in 2012
• I also did a black & white photo exhibition ‘Life in Frames’ on child labour at Travancore Gallery in New Delhi, India

• Still Photography
• Studio & Outdoor Lightning
• Final Cut Pro
• Sony DSR 450, PD-150 & 170

• Post Graduate Diploma in Development Communications from AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India (2004 – 2006)
• B. Com. (Hons.) from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India (2001 – 2004)
• Senior Secondary School from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India (1999 – 2001)
• Secondary School from Green Wood School, Rampur, Uttar Pradesh (1999)
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Travel Writing