about Baramasa

Baramasa is an initiative by a group of young journalists who have a proven track record of quality ground reports, work experience of most reputed National and International News organisations and several National awards for excellence in Journalism.

Having pulled out of their high paying jobs of serving big media houses and newspapers, these Journalists decided to tread back to their roots to lay the foundation of Baramasa, a one of its kind initiatives of ARCHIVING and documenting the rich tradition, history and culture of Uttarakhand. Baramasa is proposing to be a public supported media house.

We take pride in the fact that we have no corporate or political partnership or allegiance. With limited resources and unlimited dedication, we are attempting to develop an alternate media platform. It is a pursuit to document and archive the rich society, glorious traditions, majestic folklores and spell bounding history, a fragile polity and an intricate ecology of the state.

Barmasa is engaged in documenting Uttarakhand through an audio visual format and quality podcasts. The vision is to capture the beauty and richness of our state systematically to preserve it for future generations and the ever migrating populace. In our effort we intend to counter the major problems that our state has been dealing with of migration, of ecological and environmental issues and policy paralysis.

Our Aim

We are on a mission of creating an audio visual encyclopedia of Uttarakhand. Our effort is to create a sense of belonging and familiarity for the migrated youth. We intend to bring out the issues of the state into the mainstream debates to counter the policy paralysis that only understands the construction of roads to be the precursor of development.

We are making an effort that Uttarakhand be not known in the map of India as a state of environmental disasters but be known for what it is worth, its beauty, its rich cultural composition, its glorious heritage and its contemporary struggles. We aim to connect with our people, conserve their roots to the state and bring the stories of the hinterland out onto the centre stage.

In achieving this aim we depend upon you, the people who have a sense of belongingness to Uttarakhand. Subscribe to Baramasa, support us and contribute in ARCHIVING UTTARAKHAND.

Our Team

'We work together, dream together'

Rahul Kotiyal Founder & Editor
From ‘Red Corridors’ of Bastar to curfewed streets of Kashmir, from riot-hit lanes of Delhi to crowded election rallies in the middle of pandemic; Rahul has extensively reported from nook and corner of the country in past one decade. He has been awarded with most prestigious Journalism Awards including Ramnath Goenka Award (2013 & 2016) and Red Ink Award for Excellence in Indian Journalism (2019)
Manmeet Rawat Co-Founder & Managing Editor
Reporting crime, health, transportation and urban planning; Manmeet has dug out a variety of quality news stories which made to the headlines of the largest Indian news dailies. In past 15 years he has worked with National dailies like Amar Ujala, Dainik Jagran, Hindustan and has contributed environmental, development and social new stories in Down To Earth, Dainik Bhaskar, Newsclick etc. A traveller by passion, Manmeet also have a book to his credits named ‘Inner Line Himalaya.’
Priyanka Goswami Writer
Priyanka hails from a small village called Garhtara in the beautiful hills of Kedarghati. She is a Post-graduate in Journalism from IIMC and has a love for writing. Travelling and writing are her passion. She firmly believes that we all are part of beautiful stories which need to be heard and acted upon. She works as a Linguist for the Google Localization project for her living and breathes stories which are reflected in Baramasa.
Aman Rawat Multimedia Producer
'Kukhyat' fame Aman is a Communication graduate from HNB Garhwal University. After honing his skills at Amar Ujala, AIR Dehradun and few other news channels, this multitalented Pahadi boy is about to grab the title of Baramasa's 'Star Anchor'. Only struggle in his life these days is how to differentiate between the pronunciation of स, ष and श.
Pragati Rana Broadcast Journalist
An alumna of Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University (Bhopal) Pragati is Jack of all trades (Master of none - Pun intended). This full of life young girl brings colour to Baramasa's newsroom. Apart from anchoring and doing quirky Voxpop she handles Social Media, manages website's back end and makes everybody alive with her splendid CHAI.
Udita Devrani Anchor
Professionally an architect and academician, Udita has a Masters degree in Sustainable Architecture. She also 'masters' in architecting Storytelling so beautifully that she is definitely our 'Star Anchor.'
Akshat Maletha Multimedia Journalist
Akshat is the brain and skill behind the awesome visuals you find in our Videos. This freshly graduated magician with camera captures 'Life' through his frames and inserts 'Soul' through his editing skills to every story. He believes in staying behind the camera and doing wonders.
Arnav Dangwal Multimedia Journalist
Arnav is an aspiring filmmaker. Graduated from Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University (Bhopal) he has made several short films some of which also made to the international film festivals. It's mostly Arnav's work for which you comment on our videos, 'Great Production.'
Rohit Jugran Intern - illustrator
Rohit to Baramasa is what Manish Malhotra is to Bollywood. He grooms our content aesthetically and beautifies it. Otherwise very shy and introvert, his work speaks on his behalf. The creative illustrations, graphics, thumbnails and layouts you find in our content are almost singlehandedly done by him.
Akanksha Banduni Intern
A Mass Communication graduate from the HNB Central University at Srinagar Garhwal, Akanksha Banduni has a keen interest when it comes to frame words on black and white. An avid reader and an eloquent speaker, she knows how to manage things even at oddest hours. Aspiring to be a 'Woman in Uniform', currently she's sharpening her skills at Baramasa.
Chandrakant Purohit Website Developer
Chandrakant is an enthusiast of Website Development & Digital Marketing with 15+ years of experience in the field.

Contact Us

Please feel free to get in touch.

Registered Office: 37, Sewak Ashram Road. Dehradun. 248001

Corporate Office: 28, Officer’s Colony. Milan Vihar. GMS Road Dehradun. 248001.

Email: baramasa.in@gmail.com
Mobile: +91-88594 00012

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