Pioneer of India’s first regional satellite channel Asianet. Presently the chairman of Asian School of Journalism. He has scripted and directed Kaya Taran, a Hindi film, which won him G. Aravindan Award for Best Debut Filmmaker. He has also acted in Malayalam films – Ennu Ninte Moideen, Balyakalasakhi, Loudspeaker etc. His well known book is Unmediated: Essays on Media, Culture and Cinema.