Ayan

Hailing from a family with deep cricketing interests, Ayan fell in love with the game at an early age. Growing up, his understanding of the game has been honed by hours of reading and writing about the sport.

His love for cricket has steered his aspirations towards sports journalism. He was a cricket content writer with Sportskreeda. Punctuality is a virtue that he has nurtured over a period of time. His areas of expertise include media studies, current affairs and Psychology.

A voracious reader, he likes reading biographies of renowned cricketers. When not reading about the game, he listens to old Hindi music over a simmering cup of tea.

Living in Pune for four years has given him exposure to myriad cultures, lifestyles and people which he believes have had a lasting impact on various facets of his personality.

Ayan looks at his time at NSoJ as an opportunity to kick-start his re-learning process. It will allow him to move beyond the realms of the conventional education system and make strides towards a more satisfying, relevant and hopefully impactful career. Ayan is a graduate in Liberal Arts from Symbiosis International University, Pune

"Work hard and walk harder" is the Jingle he wakes up to.

Stories by Ayan

Jingoistic Nationalism Muzzling the Media
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National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: In his recent column in The Hindu, A.S. Paneerselvan wrote: “…some of the cardinal principles t ...
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Play the Man
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National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: What began as a spot-fixing case in the summer of 2013 is today threatening to send the Board o ...
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In Search of a True Voice
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National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: As the clock struck two, she walked through the door to the table where I was seated and pulled ...
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Greenery Amid a Concrete Jungle
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Over the years, Bengaluru has been bestowed with several sobriquets. From the silicon valley of India to the garden city of the country, the metropolis ...
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Rain no longer spoilsport here!
Deepika Ardra S Neha Jain Ayan    | 
The sight of players spending rainy days in the dug-out, instead of playing cricket out in the middle, is too well-known to cricket fans. But in a rath ...
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Bhopal Encounter: Outlawing the law?
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National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: The "encounter" of eight SIMI activists ...
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Just Cricket and More
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National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: Tucked away on the outskirts of Bengaluru, far from the city’s hustle and bustle, the sprawling ...
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Pitch Perfect?
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National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: The 4-Test series against Australia was supposed to cap off a successful home season for India ...
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Suresh Menon: Beyond 22 Yards
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There is a soothing smile on his face as he opens the door of his house to let me in. The aura of calmness around him is almost infectious, but I am fi ...
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It’s T.W.O.’s way of giving back to society
Deepika Ardra S Neha Jain Ayan    | 
The din of vehicles honking and revving is a common sight on the streets of Bangalore. Traffic in the city moves at a snail’s pace, as two-wheelers, fo ...
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Social Media Turning Into Our Frankenstein?
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National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: The city of Bengaluru turned the page on 2016 with a series of harrowing mass molestations that ...
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Wither Green Revolution?
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National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: There were stray notes everywhere. At first, they were scattered here and there as India hurtl ...
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The Curious Case of Mohammad Azharuddin
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National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin’s nomination for Hyderabad Cricket Association preside ...
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Safe in India first, Make in India next
Ipsita Kabiraj Ayan    | 
National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: Bengaluru: At the stroke of midnight hour on December 31, 2016, when the entire nation reveled ...
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Sticks That Leave You Wood-struck
Tristan Mark  Ayan    | 
National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: Tucked away in a lane adjacent to 12th Main, Indiranagar, just opposite the oft-frequented Humm ...
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Words & Thoughts
Kriti Kulshreshtha Ardra S Ipsita Kabiraj Ayan  Aathira Konikkara   | 
National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: Some glimpses into the creative writing skills of students at NSoJ The Romance of a Dream by ...
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Do subways serve any purpose?
Neha Jain Ayan    | 
Not so long ago, the subways in the city had become vibrant public places providing a potpourri of entertainment – music concerts, dance performances, ...
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Of Nail-Biting Excitement and The Call of Duty
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(This is a report by our student journalist on his first coverage of an international match.) National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: ...
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AIFF a Fit Case for Judicial Overreach?
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The Supreme Court recently appointed a four-member committee of administrators to run the affairs of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) u ...
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Test cricket: attrition can be therapeutic
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India’s 500th Test at Kanpur’s Green Park stadium comes at a time when the longer format is wrestling to defend its relevance in an age of broader blad ...
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Bowlers Become Crown Jewels, Once Again
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National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: Amidst the hair-raising bidding wars and mind-boggling cash transfers at the 10th IPL auction i ...
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Numbers dwindle but spirit soars high
Neha Jain Ayan    | 
It is an overcast Saturday morning at the perennially crowded Queens Road-Shivajinagar-Cunningham Road traffic junction. Vehicles hurtle forward incess ...
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Chugging Safely?
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National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has expressed concern over the series of railway accidents but ...
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Calypso: The Beat That Has Gone Missing
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It might have started in 1997. That year, Pakistan pace spearhead Waqar Younis bowled an in-swinging yorker that knocked Brian Lara, off his feet. Lara ...
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Stories from the Internships
Sabyasachi Roy Chowdhury Neha Jain Shama Nimkar Ipsita Kabiraj Ayan    | 
National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: Take a look at stories which were written by our students and made it to the newspaper with the ...
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Dhoni the Iceman
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National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: Cricket is an indulgence. Like the lingering aroma of coffee, the inebriating essence of the ga ...
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Acing it in Style
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National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: It is seven in the morning. The long shadows scattered across a sprawling court, a boomerang-sh ...
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Winning is the Norm, Losing is an Aberration
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National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: If there is one thing that Virat Kohli hates more than getting out, it is losing. A fierce comp ...
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The Thinking Man’s Cricketer
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National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: It must have started in 2012. That year, India toured Down Under for a four-Test series, and pl ...
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Years Ago Today - April 11
P.S.Roop Ayan    | 
National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: <b>April 11, 1970</b> In what was touted as one of the most dramatic events in annals of sp ...
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Years Ago Today - April 4
Deepika Ayan    | 
National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: <b>The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.</b> As the sun set on April 4, 1968, renow ...
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Years Ago Today - April 5
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National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: <b>April 5, 1994</b> <b>Kurt Cobain Found Dead</b> Nirvana singer, Kurt Cobain, who help ...
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Years Ago Today - April 12
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National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: <b>April 12, 1945</b> Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States and the only Ch ...
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Years Ago Today - April 24
Deepika Ayan    | 
National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: <b>April 24, 1953</b> Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, the British leader who spearheaded ...
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