The Media Industry has never failed to bring in impressive and creative talent, one of whom is Madhav Mohan who is making a mark in medium with his articles. Having sowed his seeds to the major niches of political and sociological thought, his articles are contemplative and a bit melancholic. Madhav’s educational background is a master’s degree from Cardiff University and a post-graduate diploma from the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai. Having roots from Coimbatore and kick-starting his writing career from times of India, he has had a passion for writing since a very early age.
His published articles mostly reflect the culture, tradition, and changes in society that have been taking place tremendously in this 21st century. Madhav’s way of observing and drafting issues in society into words is unique as it is. One of such published articles, “The Conundrum of being a Malayalee Hindu” details the heartfelt feelings within a common Malayali- and the dilemma that has been running the peace of mind, due to external factors like Religion and Politics. The bitter reality in the state of mind of a typical Malayalee is very well portrayed throughout the workpiece, where God’s Own Country is filled with ambiguity in most terms. The last phrase in the article is eye-grabbing, which would make the reader ponder.
His “Predictions for the 21st Century”, reflects his interest and nature of observing the world through every angle, along with comparison and analysis. As in this write-up, the 21st Century is being compared with that of the 20th Century, wherein one came across stark contrasts as well as similar events which seem to be repetitive. The best instance is of the pandemic situation, well interpreted and connected in the first paragraph of the write-up itself. His tone of expression, with a global view of society, makes the work unique. As a reader, I wish most of us, as citizens had such a proactive approach to observing the globe, people, and the universe as a whole!
As one goes deeper into Madhav’s articles, each one seems to have a greater depth in terms of thoughts and reality. The one titled “Madhu and You” is one such masterpiece. Although the tone of the article is quite ironic, that is again the reality of the motherland- India. India and its social differences are something that needs attention even now. As the years passed, the number of educated youth has only increased, although the essence of social values does not seem to have changed. Madhav’s piece of work indeed implies the need for every educated and socially aware Indian man and woman to contribute to the betterment of society. The Indian society and its current situation even go hand in hand with the Pareto Principle.
Last but not the least, Madhav’s work titled “Five Things an Indian Liberal Must Do Right Away” reflects the differences between today’s nationalism and today’s liberalism and who want to contribute to the development and a better India itself. His five key tips on how to move about it are a must-read for the youth. Although the article was published a few years ago, Madhav’s keen interest and the desire to bring in the element of change within the citizens are notable.
In the end, Madhav’s articles portray an “it is the best of times, yet it is the worst of times” kind of a world where one must intermingle a cautious optimism that the world is progressing technologically but be pessimistic that human patterns and behavior sometimes never change and that paradox will never cease to amaze us. I would take the time and read his work, for it will enlighten you in some way or the other.