Hi my name is Hemendra negi, people know me more by my nick name hemu. I was born in Dehradoon a beautiful city in the foot hills of himalayas today its the current capital of the state Uttrakhand. I was born on 12 March so I m a piscean by zodiac sign, I did my studies in Dehradoon via St. Thomas collage and then did my BCA form DAAS in dehradoon.
I am a Sydney based passionate journalist, presently Executive Editor of theindoaustimes, an online news portal. I have worked on various Indian community related issues including the ‘Violence against Indian students in Australia’; domestic violation cases and is always have highlight the issues which influence the Indian community and various other Migrant communities’ settled in Australia.
I represented few other local media organisation also such as Fiji times, Rabata and many of the newspapers take pics from me due to my expertise in photojournalism I cover various functions and occasions and has been awarded by many Indian organisations in Australia for my pro-active approach. I am a well know Indian journalist sydney in Sydney. I worked as a web designer for few years in Delhi and have worked on a large number of websites. I came to Sydney in 2008 and have been living here since then.
My hobbies include
Photography: Since my childhood camera fascinated me in one way or the other, I never even realized when this started to happen and how with the advent of new technology and digital world knocking on on the doors things became so easy and prismatic. Once know as a very costly and time consuming hobby became a handy and a affordable habit. Since my interaction with the Indian community grew and the fact that I ventured in to the Indian media part in Sydney covering events became a need and what could be better, easier and more effective then pics displaying the story so I started taking pics and infact today every know me for my pics I have received several complements and appreciation for my photography.
Mountaineering : Perhaps born in the hills climbing was in my blood, I remember when we were kids the fav pass time was to climb the top of a hill and look down the valleys, with serveral such landmarks around us we never got bored with nature. I took a formal course in mountaineering and tracking when we I grew up I joined the chandra parbha atwal mountaineering course in Uttarkasi and learned the skills, it was really a nice experience witnessing so many methods, techniques, instruments, terminology and we also learned how to survive in various situations. Later on I also did a course in Nanital Aurbindo ashram.
Tracking : just like mountaineering this was also thing inculcated within me by birth, and this is one hobby I still enjoy and do when ever I get time. I have been to many tracks in India some place that have breathtaking views and some with daunting tracks. Nature has always inspired me to track I have seen places like Gaumoukh a glacier in shape of a cow form where river ganga emerges, Dodital a lake high up in mountains, Hari Maharaj temple and well know for its magical well that is the only source of water its a very small well but never dries out nor does the level of water goes down by an inch we were 24 trackers tried to empty it but nothing happened, I have been to many other places like yamunotry, Vaishnu devi, Tiffin top, cheena peak, Patal bharav and many other countless places
Travelling : I love to travel and see new place. It is one of the hobbies that has often been on hold I do go for travelling but not the long ones I have visited many parts of India but sadly haven't been much of places in Australia.
Graphic Designing : Designing is what I started to do for living and one thing that I always loved playing with colors and pics making things on your own, blending ideas into visual and carrying the message of a design. I am just addicted to this one thing time flies by or passes in a wink I am often so lost in designing at times.
Poetry : expressing emotions via words is an art and a gift I started doing it long time ago and still at time when I m high on emotion I do tend to write.
Music : Who wouldn't have this as hobby I remember the words of shake spear "If music be the food of love, play on " I listen to almost all types of music be it Indian or English and some times of languages which are alien to me but yes as they say music has no language its has emotions. Its a vast ocean one can never say or have enough of it.