Channel V interviews Metrobloggers…

On Metroblogs, several of us ensure that many topics, major and minor, serious and lighthearted, get covered. And when Channel V wanted to do a program on blogging in several cities across India, they decided to contact Metroblogs of Bengaluru, to meet the bloggers. The recording of the discussion was done yesterday.

It was quite fascinating for me to see the TV crew at work, and watch how “location” recordings are done. The equipment seemed to be really portable, unlike the heavy cameras and sound recording equipment I saw earlier with Suvarna TV.

Here are some of the members of the Channel V team:

team from channel V 250907

the channel V team members

Apart from the team from Channel V, there were two young women present…. the channel had run a competition to choose two budding bloggers/journalists who would accompany the team to 8 cities and help in producing the prorgarm. Ruhi of Delhi, and Pallavi of Mumbai, pictured below, were chosen from literally hundreds of candidates.

ruhi (left) and pallavi, from delhi and mumbai resp,chosen by channel V

You can see Pallavi at work, interviewing Anita (they had one-on-one interviews after the grouip discussion):

pallavi interviewing anita

Here are some of us at the group discussion about the environment:

rajesh, anita, ravi of metblogs

Since the discussion was on the environment and ecology of Bengaluru, we had decided to include Janet Yegneswaran, who runs “Trees4Free”, which plants trees anywhere in Bengaluru for free, for those who want them. Anita has posted about her earlier:

Janet Yegneshwaran of trees4free.org 250907

The recording was very enjoyable…how often is one able to sound off about one’s views on camera! Whether it makes it past the editor’s scissors or not, we don’t know, but we held forth at length on what each of us felt were Bengaluru’s problems, and what we would like to do to alleviate them…! Since, in general, we are just a group of ordinary people posting about Bengaluru, it feels good to be recognized as a group!

4 Comments so far

  1. Cindy (unregistered) on September 26th, 2007 @ 9:51 pm

    How nice to see some of the faces behind the posts! I am really enjoying reading and learning about Bengaluru. Thank you for all that you share.


  2. Deepa Mohan (unregistered) on September 27th, 2007 @ 1:31 am

    thank you, Cindy!


  3. famus (unregistered) on September 27th, 2007 @ 8:57 am

    congratulations


  4. Mytri (unregistered) on September 28th, 2007 @ 1:01 am

    Wonderful!! Congratulations. Soon this group will be the go-to guys if anybody needs anything :-)



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