#InternInIndia: Independence Day, Delhi and Agra
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Lancaster graduate Yasmin Jaunbocus is interning at The Times of India and New Indian Express in Bangalore, in the south of the country. Here she shares her adventures with TNS... Aside from the fun I've been having at Indulge Magazine, The New Indian Express, the past few weeks at the office have been hectic. The weekly magazine is over 20 pages, so that's a lot of content to produce for a small but dedicated team. Of course reviewing new places in Bangalore and interviews are fun but there's serious business going on too. This week I set up a Twitter account for Indulge Magazine (@Indulgeblr) and have taken over their Facebook page. In a growing economy and with changing consumer behaviour when it comes to how we get our news, India is no stranger to recognising the importance of social media. Apart from everyone having a business card, all businesses are quickly promoting their products online too. Although Indulge already reaches a massive audience, an online presence is important too. Hopefully the response will be positive. With it being a such a busy week, me and two other interns, Ciara and Claire, decided to book a spontaneous trip up North. We got back from the office at 10pm and had to quickly pack for our 6am flight to Delhi the next day. A couple of hours later, feeling a bit bleary eyed, we arrived in the capital just in time to celebrate Independence Day. Opposite India Gate we met up with local entrepreneur Viren Khanna, who organises events in Bangalore. Delhi being his home town, he was keen to show us around. We only had a couple of hours there so we spent it in the park in front of the palace; the atmosphere was jubilant. We played at flying kites with the kids- a favourite past time for the holiday- and ended up on national TV wishing India happy independence! We were so wrapped up in the festivities we almost missed our coach to Agra! Luckily, punctuality isn't one of India's strong points and so we made it and three hours later arrived in the city of the most iconic buildings of India and one of the seven wonders of the world.
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