Shubhangi Mehta: MxM’emoirs: An experimental voyage

10 Sep,2012

By Shubhangi Mehta

 

Something that started off as an experiment has continued to be a year-long journey for MxMIndia and me. In September 2011, Pradyuman Maheshwari, Editor-in-chief and CEO, MxMIndia, told me about his new venture, MxMIndia.

 

The offer to work with a start-up at the beginning of my career came with scepticism which was accompanied by immense thrill and conscientiousness.  This twelve-month journey helped me to discover and develop my own distinct voice in Journalism.  The stories I’ve done, be it exclusives or features, have been lessons that merge as inspiration and instruction.

 

The admirable element of working with MxMIndia has been that whether one is a beginner looking to express one’s own voice or someone experienced looking for inspiration, there has been room for it all.

 

Of course nothing in this world is perfect, in fact nothing should be or else it loses its charisma. There have been colossal moments accompanied by the stumpy ones for MxM and me.

 

Being a B2B journalist I always thought there was less scope of expressing oneself as a writer; but at MxM I think I was given ample opportunities to write the way I liked. We are let free here but there is always enough encouragement and wisdom from seniors available whenever required.

 

It’s not easy for a journalist, whose work means connecting and networking with other people, to spend most of the time working out of a part of the world where no one, absolutely no one from the industry is present.

At MxMIndia, I have learnt as much as I have worked, despite working out of home. It’s been one of the most different working experiences for me here, and there can be very few who could understand it, doubtlessly the ones who have sometime or the other have had an experience of working out of home.

 

It’s not easy for a journalist, whose work means connecting and networking with other people, to spend most of the time working out of a part of the world where no one, absolutely no one from the industry is present. I managed one year doing that and the credit goes to both, MxM and myself – sadly, I will have to pat my own back (one of the drawbacks of working out of home).

 

Connecting with advertisers and creative people was meant to be a task sitting out of Mumbai; I can’t describe what a pain it can be when one tries to figure out a piece of news sitting in Dehradun but one thing assured in all of this is that once you get the news, and that too an exclusive, no ‘weed’ can give you a high equal to that.

 

Years will pass by, MxM will grow and so will I, but one thing that’ll stay with me for sure, whether I work at MxM or not, is it will always be one of the most special working experiences for me. Wish you a Happy First Birthday, MxMIndia!

 

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One response to “Shubhangi Mehta: MxM’emoirs: An experimental voyage”

  1. Daffodil Sharma says:

    What warm and sweet opinion, I wish the best for MxM as well as you Shubhanghi… and I hope all your aspirations to write all you wish to deliver to the world pursue.

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