About

I am not a full-time blogger but I do blog once in a while. This space is for my thoughts, views and comments; and that’s what ‘My Open Vistas‘ is all about. Just like most of the other bloggers, I also started blogging on Blogger sometime in the mid-2000, then moved on to WordPress and finally, a self-hosted blog in 2015.

To give you an idea about my background, I am an Engineer turned Journalist turned Entrepreneur who is also an online media professional.

I was born in Kerala, brought up in Bhilai, a steel city which is now in Chattisgarh but was in Madhya Pradesh those days. I was in Bhilai till Class 12th and then in Nagpur and Bangalore for my higher studies. I was in Bangalore for about 11 years before moving to Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram) in 2007. I have also stayed in Hyderabad, New Delhi and in Taunton (Somerset, UK) for a shorter durations.

As a media professional, I have worked with leading TV News channels and other organisations before launching my own start-up in 2007. Launched ‘Kerala IT News‘, a comprehensive IT news portal with a focus on Kerala in 2009; ‘Kerala Biz News‘ in 2011, Startup Buzz India in 2013 (wound it up in 2016) and Kerala Rail News in 2016. I am also a guest faculty at the Institute of Journalism run by Press Club, Thiruvananthapuram since 2007.

To follow me on a daily basis, check me out on Facebook and Twitter where I am more vocal. I speak my mind on all contemporary topics and issues that affect or interests me.

Anil Philip