My name is Punnoose Tharyan,
and I call myself Roy P.Tharyan. I am the Editor of Motown India, a monthly magazine
brought out from Delhi and sold pan India. Motown India magazine (URL www.motownindia.com) has just completed
five full years of uninterrupted publishing. Not a single issue was skipped in
the last five years. Ever since I started my journey in journalism in 1987 with
the Hindustan Times, as a Sub-Editor on the News Desk and then as a Reporter in
the Business Bureau of HT and then finally working in the Economic Bureaus of
newspapers like the Indian Express and Pioneer, I never thought I would ever
become an automotive journalist. I left mainline journalism and became a
Special Correspondent with Auto India before joining Autocar India in 1999 as
its Delhi Bureau Chief and then taking on the additional responsibility as Delhi
Bureau Chief of Autocar Professional in the years to come. I quit Autocar India in 2009 and
became an entrepreneur and started Motown
Publications Pvt Ltd.
I became the Editor of Motown
India magazine and the first edition of the magazine rolled out in October
2010. There has been no turning back since then. All these years I covered every aspect of
automotive reporting, from F1 motorsport to vehicle launches, road test
reviews, interviews of leading personalities in the automotive industry,
corporate stories, news analysis, et al. There was so much to learn and so much
to deliver. It was awesome in every manner. I could not have done all this
without the support my team. Every member played an extremely motivating role
in my professional and personal life.
Sometime in the summer of
2015, I also got to play a journalist in a short clip produced on behalf of Maruti Suzuki Ltd. It was during the
launch and drive of the S-Cross that the company asked me whether I could be
filmed doing my regular job. A battery of fine cameramen and directors followed
me as I drove the S-Cross. They filmed me at the launch in Mumbai, they filmed
me driving the vehicle they filmed me resting and chilling out...never has such
an honour gone to any journalist in India doing a similar exercise. I am
humbled and I thank the team at Martui Suzuki to have considered me for this
short film. Cross my heart, I loved the experience!!
In case you want to read the
review of the S-Cross on our website, you can do so by clicking on the link
S-CROSS ROAD TEST REVIEW
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