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Karthigaichelvan S

 
 
 

Karthigaichelvan S

-- the name he uses in his day-job is known in the media circles as an all rounder. He manages a healthy balance between print and TV journalism.  


karthigai selvan iflKarthigaichelvan is having a solid experience of 23 years in print, Visual and digital news media. He is presently working as Managing Editor in Puthiya Thalaimurai TV.  Previously he Worked for Times Of India as an Assistant Editor.

He has started his career in Tamil Daily Newspaper Dinamani in 1996.  

He had Participated in an international visitors program in the US in 2012 (Special program to discuss post war situation in Sri Lanka). It was organised by US state department.

Karthigaichelvan has been consistently reporting on Sri Lankan Tamil issues from 2000. Covered Northern Province election in 2013 and the 2014 Presidential poll in SriLanka. Taken interviews of Srilanka president Sirisena,  Northern province CM Wigneshwaran and other senior leaders.

karthigai selvan iflHe had Closely worked with Former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam for writing a book in Tamil.

Karthigaichelvan is now anchoring a prime time show 'Nerpada Pesu' in Puthiya Thalaimurai TV besides anchoring Agni Paritchai (a one-on-one Interview with senior political leaders)

He had interviewed many senior leaders including TN former Chief minister's M Karunanidhi and  J Jayalalithaa.

He was awarded by many organizations including Vikatan group for best anchoring. Vikatan has mentioned him as 'Anbin Neriyaalar'.

He has anchored more than 1000 shows in PT-- TV. He had appeared as an analyst in various news channels including Times Now,  NDTV & Dhoordharshan.

Karthigaichelvan's on field coverages during Chennai floods,  Jallikattu , farmers death, Ochi & Gaja Cyclone are highly appreciated by the viewers.  


More about him:

Karthigaichelvan, Thanthi TV – “Achu Alasal”   As Chennai lazily wakes up to aromatic filter coffee on weekend, Karthigaichelvan - karthigai selvan iflone of Tamil Nadu’s most well-known and seasoned journalists - takes one through the week’s important news affairs.

Titled “Achu Alasal” (meaning ‘analyzing print’), his show discusses and analyses print and social media topics that have dominated the news cycle that week. It is one of the few shows in Tamil that discusses social media trends. Karthik is among the few journalists who has managed a healthy balance between print and TV journalism.  

Karthik, the name he uses in his day-job is known in the media circles as an all rounder. He broke several major stories and delivered consistently on political journalism through his stints at Tamil political magazines and English newspapers.  

Born at a village in Chidambaram town, Cuddolore district, Karthik’s romance with journalism started, he says, with children’s magazine ‘Gokulam’ when he was in his third grade. What started as an interest gave him his career.    “Achu Alasal” is not his first run-in with TV.

karthigai selvan iflHis first TV appearance was in the 2002 when DD Podhigai sought him out for a ten-minute political-analysis show. He has to his credit around 300 programmes for the same. He has been conducting his present show for 8 months now.

“Earlier I used to read some English and Tamil dailies to keep myself updated. Now, I need to read every single paper including party papers that I get hold of,” he says. He also appears as analyst on many other channels.  

Ask him what has changed over the years and he says politicians have understood the importance of TV media, “Once private channels sprung up especially in the last three or four years they have created a space.

Even politicians are a bit open to accept criticism from them now.” He adds that earlier there were few channels hosting discussions. “Now there is a space to discuss everything,” he says.

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Puthiya Thalaimurai TV :

karthigai selvan iflSay “TV journalist” out aloud and the names which come to mind are popular TV personalities in the English and Hindi news arena. But it's not just there, in Tamil Nadu too, there has been a television news revolution in the last few years.

If Sun TV got the best technological turn-around for Tamil TV, it was Puthiya Thalaimurai which changed Tamil TV news content forever when it launched in 2011. And that set off a completely new breed of news anchors who aren’t newsreaders but hardcore journalists. They raise questions, spark off debates and do not take evasive answers lying down. They move beyond cities and bring stories from deep inside Tamil Nadu.

Puthiya Thalaimurai TV is a Tamil news channel headquartered at Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is run by Chennai-based The New Generation Media Corporation, along with Puthiya Thalaimurai Magazine. The Channel is viewed channel in Tamilnadu. The channel is known for its neutrality and reflecting people's emotions in their programmes.

 

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