Monday, August 31, 2015

Gentlewoman of Sports Broadcasting in India - Harini Rana (Profile)

This post is a part of the #madeofgreat contest hosted by #indiblogger and tatamotors

She is Sachin’s straight drive, Dravid’s cover front, Dhoni’s iconic helicopter shot to sports journalism in India. Meet India’s top broadcast journalist and commentator of the last decade, Harini Rana. Doesn’t flaunt a fancy pixy hair cut, no diamonds, or designer snob. Sports is male dominated, but I cannot take away anything from Harini's commitment. She makes hard work seem effortless, a true Gentlewoman. 

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As a journalist, you naturally start connecting with the athletes as someone who is silently watching their journey. Witness all the small steps before the big game, all the sacrifices that led to their victory and the heart break post loss. Harini has covered almost all the international sporting events in the last 8-10 years, such stories have constructed her own personality. When you are middle of so much glamour you can either be one of them or shine out like a star who believes in spreading light. I wanted to pluck her out of her profession and know who she really is. And she is Guts!
Harini's Vision - She is keen on sports being a part of our youth's upbringing by building on a robust plan to facilitate support and encouragement. Harini is endorsing #IAmTheChange and is working towards making this a reality, 30ish will be more than happy to be a part of this movement, where every child is allowed to dream and play like they were born for the field. 
Her words - "Being a journalist is a thankless job and you are only as good as your last story and having worked in this business for close to decade now I know how true each word in that sentence is. One needs to draw a line, self sense of right and wrong is your only weapon".

Harini has such clarity of thought, that this post just went with the flow. My only challenge was to not over dress her personality because the soul of this game changer lies in the fact that she is so genuine. You make us proud, watched you so closely in sports media and there was no person I met from your fraternity who wasn't charmed by your simplicity. Beautiful in and out and an inspiration for women who shy away from playing like a master blaster @30ish. Be as gentle and fearless, always.
PS: Her boss challenges the entire nation, (Any guesses?) and she thinks 2 strides ahead, to keep up with him. I rest my case! Respect lady :D

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  1. Nice article. Keep Blogging. Lionel Messi is the world’s great player. He is idol of youth in the entire world so Tata Motors association with the Lionel messi will be great and will globally increase the brand value of the Tata Motors

  2. Wow very good post. Lionel Messi too is a great player of Football and he is a star player, icon of the youth force. Hence this association of Tata Motors with Messi will lead to success for Tata in near future. Keep blogging.

  3. The story of a Legend in herself – that’s how I will describe it in a short sentence. Very well written with the pics which enhance the simplicity yet greatness of the Lady. Salutations and very happy for you to have got inspired and bringing out your best in life.

    My answer: Tata is a name which any and every person can rely on for its honesty, commitment and perseverance. Lionel Messi is a legend who has carved his name in history books with total dedication to the game, simple living and improvisation which is seen with each game he plays. The association of Tata Motors and Lionel Messi as their Brand Ambassador will definitely give an edge to the Tata group over its competitors solely because the brand Ambassador also holds the same reputation of not letting his fans down ever, like Tata Motors who have given the best to the world over the decades. Its an exemplary association par excellence.

    You can choose my answer as the best if you feel I described it all well.. :)

  4. hi pooja,
    yours is an awesome blog!
    Indeed a nicely written post. I wish you good luck for the contest
    Here is my answer
    The association of Tata Motors with Lionel Messi is that of two greats. Lionel Messi has been exceptionally talented who with his hard work, determination and sacrifices has got better and tougher in his chosen sport so is the Image, reputation and quality of TATA Motors that have transformed brilliant ideas into masterpieces of engineering and created a brand and products that we are so proud of as Indians. Lionel Messi has transformed his body and the mind body co-ordination into a masterpiece of precision and excellence it would not be wrong to say that Lionel Messi is the TATA Motors of sports where as TATA Motors is the Lionel Messi of vehicles both giants in their own spheres driven by the drive to excel and lead by example. So Lionel Messi is the best choice for becoming the brand Ambassador for TATA Motors

  5. Thank You for all the comments. #MadeOf Great is a fabulous digital connect for @TataMotors. I am glad 30ish fits in well with their vision.

  6. Your post describes #madeofgreat so well that it has winner written all over it. Good luck for your entry.
    Here is my answer.
    Like minds think and act alike looking at the track record of TATA Motors it has stood the test of time and built a business that was built using bricks of hard work on a foundation of trust. Authenticity, reliability, simplicity, as well as its commitment to innovation are the trademarks of brand TATA Motors. These same qualities are present in Lionel Messi who with his immense talent has made a mark for himself on the international football field .Facing all hardships he has worked hard toiling on the fields and in training sessions facing injuries and pressure to come out trumps and be a winner. Thus these two greats Lionel Messi and TATA Motors are made for each other .There association is a bond of two legends
    In case you pick me a winner my email id is :
    Fingers crossed :)

  7. Your post defines #madeofgreat to the hilt. Goodluck for the contest
    My answer is:
    Authenticity, reliability, simplicity, as well as its commitment to innovation are the pillars of strength on which TATA have built a brand that has put India on the global map. It is a brand that has stood the test of time just like Lionel Messi who tackles opposition on the field with his skill,agility,strategy,brilliance and raw power to reach and score a goal so has been the track record of TATA motors who has become a brand leader and a global giant. These qualities make TATA Motors and Lionel Messi perfect partners who stand for the same set of values thus Lionel Messi is the perfect brand ambassador to represent TATA Motors.
    Hope my best to be a winner here; do contact me for the prize at
    fingers crossed

  8. Yours is a very well written post your .Its is a very nice description of #madeofgreat
    TATA Motors is a brand associated with performance, endurance and excellence. These words are also synonymous with Lionel Messi who plays as a forward and weaves his magic on the football field.Just as Lionel Messi is considered the best footballer in the world ,TATA motors which is Indias premier automotive manufacturer gives wheels to the people of India with its wide range of vehicles. Both believe in excelling in whatever they do and set examples for others to follow. They compliment each other as both are reliable trustworthy and leaders thus Lionel Messi is the natural choice as the brand ambassador of TATA Motors
    Please consider me as a winner

  9. Wow! Nvr knew so much about Harini Rana! Truly #madeofgreat!

    My answer: Lionel Messi is one who has risen from his roots to the
    great, commanding position in soccer he holds today. He has made
    excellence his habit, and brilliance his being. He just does what he’s
    good at to the best of his ability, with humility and precision. His
    every kick, every move is a master-stroke, making millions sit up and
    take notice. Being great is not his goal or destination, but just the
    way he naturally is. The best part is that he’s constantly evolving to
    be better at his game through dedication and practice, how much ever
    great he may already be! All these characteristics also personify Tata
    Motors, which is constantly working to produce ever more sophisticated
    cars for the modern global denizen. Rising from being a small motors
    company, Tata Motors is today a huge global brand commanding respect
    and awe in every country. Its acquisition moves make the world sit up,
    while its humility and all-encompassing nature in assimilating
    different cultures and people is the ability even legendary brands are
    unable to master. Tata Motors and Lionel Messi undoubtedly are two
    greats, where one plus one do not make two but their energies combine
    to give a far superior synergy and result…like…a perfect 100! Great
    that this brand association has happened!


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