Saturday, September 10, 2005
Look mom, I'm on television!
It's an emotional moment for me and Yatin as JAM just celebrated its 10th anniversary. We've been partners in this journey - both professionally and personally - and yes it's been interesting and fun, but certainly not been a smooth ride all the way.
But then nothing that's really worth it ever is!
It feels like just yesterday that we stood outside St Xavier's actually selling the first copy of a magazine with the strange headline : "We don't print headlines."
We've lived a lot, learnt a lot. Survived the dotcom boom and bust, been a part of the journey of young India from PPO to BPO.
Cool used to be Pink Floyd, now it's Rabbi Shergill and Preity-Saif as well. But at the heart of it youth is still about the struggle for identity, of wanting to stand out in the crowd and yet belong. And JAM continues to provide that sense of belonging.
We have many plans for the future, including expanding JAM to the other large metros (print media being 'hot' now, we are now actively seeking out funding! We're also looking to leverage the JAM content onto mobile phones.
To the many, many of you who helped JAM in different ways over these 10 years - with moral and material support - a personal thank you! JAM is an Entity that feeds off the primal passion and youthful energy of its young audience.
Each one of you has made a difference and we hope in return the magazine has, as well!
You can catch an interview with Yatin and me on CNBC's 'Young Turks' at these times today and tomorrow:
Sat Sep 10 at 9.30 pm
Sun Sep 11 12.30 noon
They say each of us gets our 15 seconds of fame. Well, we've got about 8 minutes of it - which should keep us energised for some time :)