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Inspirational Woman: Karuna Ezara Parikh | Travel Show Host, NDTV Good Times

Karuna ezara parikh

Karuna ezara parikhI started my career as a print journalist writing and editing for various publications. I first tried my hand at television when Doordarshan asked me to anchor the series, ‘Destination Himalaya’. I really enjoyed the travel and talking and when NDTV Good Times offered me the show, ‘Life’s A Beach’, it sounded a bit like a dream come true! I ended up doing almost 50 episodes at different beaches across the world.

‘Life’s A Beach’, it sounded a bit like a dream come true!

Tell us about any current projects you are involved in

Though I still shoot for various things (most recently the music video Dreamgirl for solo artist Rohan Solomon), I’m going back to my writing roots and working on writing film scripts for Indian cinema. The film for a script I co-wrote will release next year, and a second project is underway.

What has been your biggest challenge in achieving your success?

Convincing people that a pretty girl on TV doesn’t necessarily have to be stupid. While shooting my shows I tried hard to maintain a lot of my own personality and add elements to the show that actually do interest me in real life. Different cuisines, museums, religious sites and sports played a large role in my episodes.

What has been your greatest achievement personally?

Wow that’s a big question! I’d say remaining true to myself.

If you weren’t doing what you do now, what would you be doing?

Writing books. Though that’s something I hope to still do. The one impossible dream I did have for a long time though was to become a doctor with Medicins Sans Frontiers.

Who has been your biggest inspiration?

I have no one single inspiration. I’m inspired every single day by new things. The books I read, the people I meet, and the places I visit all form a pin board for my imagination.

What does the future hold for you?

Hopefully a very serious return to writing. Developing my poetry project (the #postitpoetryproject on Instagram) and obviously, more travel to new places!

About Karuna Ezara Parikh

Karuna Ezara Parikh has worked as a print journalist, television anchor, screenwriter and model. Her fashion line Karuna for Fashion At Click is available on the website www.fashionatclick.com. She has a deep passion for travel and music and hopes in time to expand her writing into the realm of fiction. Most dear to her heart she developed a micro-finance project aiding Haryanvi women at The Laksh Foundation, Mangar, and their wares are now available in Delhi and New York.

Instagram: karunaezara

Twitter: @karunaparikh

Blog: www.inkimageideology.blogspot.com

This article was provided by WeAreTheCity Mumbai Committee Member Abhishek Chandola.

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