K Balakumar

Director (Editorial)

Hailing from Madurai, K Balakumar always wanted to be a writer. But, as it happened, he did his engineering (Chemical), but quickly realized that his calling was journalism and came over to Chennai.  

Has been with Talk media since inception in 2004. He has been directing and coordinating the efforts of the large base of sub-editors and reporters across the various Talk publications.  

A hands-on editorial person, Balakumar, with his over two-decade long experience as a journalist, understands the various facets of news gathering and provides the much-needed thrust to the young and dynamic Talk team across various platforms. He realizes that for journalism to survive in this flux-filled world, it has to embrace and understand the emerging medium (digital) without fear and also balance the commercial demands without inhibition.

He is the author of Crank’s Corner, a column in Talk Media Publications, that provides a zany and irreverent take on anything and everything with the accent being on humour and wit. Balakumar is also a popular face on the social media circuit with his Facebook page (for the Crank’s Corner column) and twitter account enjoying several thousands of followers.

He has also seen fair bit of the world in work-related trips, understanding the ever-changing demands of journalism in this new age.