Manoj K Puthiavila
Address : ‘Puthiyavila’, TC No: 18/776/3, K.K. Road, Konkalam, Aramada P.O., Thiruvananthapuram-695032 Present Engagement : Assistant Scrutiny Officer to the Government, Dept. of Information & Public Relations, Govt. Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram. Other posts held in Govt : Editor, Vyavasayakeralam magazine (Published by the Dept. of (2006-2012) Industries and Commerce, Govt. of Kerala) Assistant Information Officer and Assistant Editor, Dept. of Information & Public Relations, Govt. Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram. Professional Experience in Visual Media: Sr. Sub Editor / Senior Reporter / (2000-2006) Bureau Chief–in–Charge (Thiruvananthapuram) Kairali TV (News), Malayalam Communications Ltd. Fort PO, Thiruvananthapuram Professional Experience in print media : 2006 (6 Mths) News Editor ( Thiruvananthapuram Unit), (1986 onwards) Veekshanam Daily 98- 00 (2 yrs) Sr Sub Editor/ Sr. Reporter, Malayalam Varika, An Express (Madurai) Group Publication 96-98 (2 yrs) Media Co-ordinator, People’s Plan Campaign, State Planning Board 95-96 (1 yrs) Sr. Sub Editor, Sadhvartha Daily 93-95 (2 yrs) Sub Editor, Deshabhimani Daily 90-92 (2 yrs) Sub Editor, Eureka Children’s Science Magazine 88-89 (1.5yrs) Sub Editor, Balarama Children’s Fortnightly 86-87 (6 mths) Sub Editor, Lekha Political Weekly Recognitions : State Award for the best reporter for the year 1999 Educational Qualification : MA (Mal) Professional Qualifications : 1. PG Diploma in Journalism (III Rank, Press Academy) 2. Specialisation Certificate in Political / Development / Crime Reporting given by Kerala Press Academy Articles and Books Published : Co-authored the book ‘99% Wall Street Kayyatakkumpol’ with Dr. T.M. Thomas Isaac, published by Chintha Publishers. (2011) A book ‘Keralathil Sambhavikkunnathu’ on the transformation of Kerala, published by the Centre for Cultural Studies (2010) Edited ‘Janakeeyathayude Ponkani’ and ‘Janakeeyasoothranam: Sidhanthavum Prayogavum,’ published by the State Planning Board. Two books for children: Calendar and Kaalathinte Muzhakkol, were published by the State Institute of Children’s Literature. Viswasam Sikshichu, a book for neo-literates was published by Saksharatha Samithi. A number of Investigative, Political and Developmental Reports published in Samakalika Malayalam Weekly were discussed widely. A number of articles, reports and interviews on business, industrial development and investment promotion were published in Vyavasayakeralam and other publications. Articles are being published in various other periodicals. Script, Talks, Discussions, and Science and Educational Programmes were broadcast by AIR and telecast by DD. Documentaries & TV Productions : Prapared script and directed a Documentary on Indian Rare Earths Ltd, Chavara, an in house production which was telecast on DD National. Produced a documentary, Onanatinte Daivangal, on ‘Jeevatha nritham,’ a cultural art form of Onattukara for Kairali TV Produced a 7-episodedocumentaryPoraattangalute nooru varshangal on the history of the last 100 years which transformed Kerala Produced the current affairs programme Samakalikam and reported a hundred and fifty plus news/special stories for that. Produced a number of other current affairs programmes including Keralathinte Prathisandhikal, Vaakkum Porulum, Bharanam 2002, Sabarimala Vikasanam: Prasnavum Pariharavum etc. The first journalist to adventurously expose the Deception behind the Makara Jyothi by videographing Ponnampalamedu area, tricking the police. Other Experiences : 1. Participated in the research work for International Newspaper Exhibition ‘90 conducted by Malayala Manorama. 2. Two years experience in Book Production (Subedited and produced a number of books published by the Kerala Sasthra Sahitya Parishad during 1990-92) 3. Qualified in the audition test for the News Readers for by AIR. 4. Associated with the production of the programme Sasthra Kauthukam for Doordarshan (DD1) by CDIT, Thiruvananthapuram. 5. Associated with the production of Kerala Diary, News Magazine for Doordarshan (DD 1) Major Assignments in Kairali TV (2000-2005): 1. Co-ordinated the day long live coverage of the 2001 Assembly Elections and the Panchayat Elections 2000 being in charge of the Election Desk. 2. Worked as Desk Chief and News Producer from the very beginning and contributed in moulding Kairali Ne