Dr. Kamini Rao's Master Class

This episode of Dr. Kamini Rao’s Master Class features Executive Editor, South-NDTV, Maya Sharma. She comes from the very first batch of trained TV journalists, and now is a resident editor of NDTV Bangalore. She has a track record of over three decades in television journalism. Besides being a reporter, she is an anchor and a documentary filmmaker. Being a part of major news stories ranging from the pioneering live telecast of election results in India in 1989 the devastation of the 2004 tsunami, the Mangalore air crash, the crimes and death of Veerappan, she states: “Television journalism was very new in the late 1980s… There was no difference in our training, whether it was a male reporter or a female reporter.” In this exhaustive conversation with Dr. Kamini, Maya brings out several aspects of the society in addition to speaking about the trend of bad news making breaking news in recent years.

“All dogs are wonderful, but the breeding industry in India is a very cruel industry.”

Dogs fill our lives with love, loyalty and plenty of reasons to smile. But certain unscrupulous organizations pump out dogs intending to satisfy humans whims and fancies. She says: “People buy dogs as a status symbol, not out of love.”

It’s difficult to ascertain the amount of trauma these breeding female dogs go through. The horrible living conditions and overbreeding in an unregulated breeding industry often lead to behavioural and psychological issues.

She further states: “There’s unconditional love from street dogs…”

It is said that “the smallest acts of kindness can make the biggest impact.” When offered the smallest kindness, street dogs are extraordinarily generous in their courtesy, affection, and loyalty. In the words of Charlie Chaplin: “He who feeds a hungry animal feeds his own soul.”

“We need to be kind to each other. We need to empathize where the other person is coming from.”

Simple acts of kindness help us establish a positive identity and make us feel proud of ourselves. There’s immense happiness in wishing others well. Even by witnessing an act of kindness, the watcher experiences a warm feeling, which motivates them to behave positively and helpfully. In the words of Bob Kerrey: “Unexpected Kindness is the most powerful, least costly and most underrated agent of Human Change.”

“Every story has so much emotion in it, which you may not realise when you are watching it from outside.”

Listen to Maya Sharma in this exclusive conversation where she talks about media, society and much more. Watch this session of Dr Kamini Rao’s Master Class loaded with information only on her official YouTube channel. Inspirational talks are incredibly powerful, and this motivational talk show by Dr Kamini Rao, and directed & produced by Mrs Pooja S Rao, is widely appreciated and loved by viewers across the globe. The effort by the dynamic duo to bring in people who made the impossible possible with their hard work and ability continues with our upcoming episodes. Stay Tuned and Keep Watching Dr Kamini Rao’s, Master Class.