This is me

nevinbwI despise writing in third-person and since it is my blog I will stick to what I like. I am Nevin Thomas, a freelance sports journalist, and video producer. I took up this profession after I realised I wasn’t exactly cut out to become the next Didier Drogba on the field.

I like to see life as a big experiment. You try out things and move on if they don’t work out. I am a failed computer science engineer, a wannabe film-maker, ex scotch-whiskey delivery boy (you are buying me rum to get the full story out of me), a half-baked environmental activist and an inspiration-seeking novelist.

Like the little pug in the old Hutch ads, Sports is something I have always loved and followed throughout my life. There is no experience quite like being in the field, playing a diagonal, to release the winger on the opposite flank, nothing as cathartic as screaming in support for your team. Probably explains why I ended up being a sports journalist or why I wrote a thesis on Sevens football in Kerala. The quest is to now understand sports from a socio, political, economic point of view. And be the story teller everyone loves.

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