As we reflect on our past and look toward the future—in a world where ideologically narrow or simple answers are less adequate, and can even be more destructive, than ever—we decided to put to words a handful of stories we thought represented authentic guiding commitments for us and to our audience.
We know great storytelling is part of great journalism. But honest reporting and analysis, and the integrity they represent are what matter most to us, even if their pursuit requires giving up on an alluring narrative.
Certainty can be comforting, but it can also get in the way of understanding. For us, the end of every story or argument should be the beginning of a conversation, and the end of every conversation the beginning of another—or even another story or argument.
We see it as part of our job to help keep our audience up-to-date on the most important news and current events across India and around the world. But the bigger part of our job is to work out—through reporting, argument, and debate—what that news means now, and what it could mean for the future.
No story is ever complete, no argument is ever perfect, and debates worth having tend to shift and turn more than the end. So we can never rely on a single point of view, or even on a “balance” of two. Important ideas, observations, points, and counterpoints can come from anywhere—from across the broader spectrum—so we have to look everywhere for them.
People are connected today in ways they’ve never been before, through established media, new media, social media, or otherwise. But these kinds of connection have also balkanized, filtered, alienated, and inspired retreat—into private concerns, into entertainment, into ideological comfort zones, and so on. We want to connect with the world by fully engaging with it, and with people who see it differently from how others see it.
Orient us in a way that not only is genuine for The Professional Times, but that helps us be as meaningful as possible to you in your life and as good a force as possible for the world around us.
We offer our audience an actual 360 experiences across an unparalleled portfolio of media assets. Every asset and every story entertains, enlightens, and enables people to better understand the world and their place in it – our core purpose.
The Professional Times has been igniting the explorer in all of us through groundbreaking storytelling from the best and brightest innovators, explorers, leaders, and entrepreneurs in the world.
Kshitiz Verma is the CEO & Editor-In-chief of The Professional Times and also Founder & CEO of Maple IT Services. He held a degree in Engineer and did MBA Post Graduate in Marketing and Information & Technology.
Kshitiz has vast working experience in Information and Technology space. In the past, he worked very closely with the Media and Entertainment industry. Being into an IT industry, he was extremely passionate about the media industry and always wanted to have his presence in this segment, and that is how he started The Professional Times.
Saumya Verma is the Co-Founder of The Professional Times and also Co-Founder & COO of Maple IT Services. She brings around 20 years of operations to experience at startups and large companies in India and abroad in the Human Resource, Manufacturing and Information Technology industries.
Saumya’s vision and passion for delivery excellence have helped companies deliver best-in-class service, with significant value to our customers.
Prior to MAPLE, she had worked with Essar Group, Piramal Group and Tata Group companies. Saumya has a Master’s Degree in Human Resource from Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research.
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