Ludhiana, August 12, 2012: Journalist turned restaurant owner Kuljinder Singh has opined that journalists are becoming machines these days.
In an exclusive interview with City Air News here, he told that he had joined profession of journalism with great hopes to do something for the society. “I wanted to work for taking up issues related to the society but when I find that there is no further scope to work in this regard, I decided to get myself cornered from the profession”.
Singh quit as a Business Reporter from Dainik Bhaskar a few months ago. Later, he worked for Dainik Jagran for a short period. Finally, he took a hard decision to leave the profession. But, he does not agree that he has quit the profession permanently. “I think , I have taken a pause”, he remarked.
He told that there was no scope for a journalist to go into “depth” for writing a story. “Bosses ask a journalist to complete the job within a set performa ”, he said, adding resulting to which a journalist had actually become a “machine” . A journalist was overloaded with work and he was supposed to file a number of stores in a day.
Suddenly, he got a chance to open his restaurant namely “Food Ville” in the Azad Nagar locality, near the Dhuri Lines after he decided to corner himself from journalism. “I had a passion to cook”, he said, his mother was a very good cook.
Singh who himself can cook a lot of eatables, said Indian, Chinese and Italian items were available at his restaurant. He told that he had been giving special care to cook eatables in a hygienic manner. “I did a lot of research before starting a restaurant”, he revealed.
Replying to a question, Singh told that he did journalism in the year 2003 following which he joined the profession. “Had I been like many others, I would have minted a lot of money in the profession of journalism”, he said, adding however, he never thought of earning money through journalism.
Opening a restaurant is just a beginning for Singh. He said,” I wish to open a chain of restaurants in the future”.