About Me



First of all, thank you for wanting to know more about me and I’m glad that this is happening virtually and not in person 😀 ! Anyway, you wanted to know more, so here you go…

I am currently an Entertainment Journalist working for The New Indian Express (Psst! If you want to know about the interviews and reviews I’ve done, click here). Let me tell you about what I used to do before and how about I do it like a wannabe rapper whose lyrics don’t rhyme? Here goes nothing…

By degree, I’m a Biological Scientist and an International Business grad, a foodie from day one, a film fanatic since censor certificates included my age, a traveller from the time I learnt walking, a biker since I turned wheels and a writer ever since I figured out what pencils do. From being a helping hand to 5-star hotel chefs, washing dishes, serving food, cleaning crockeries and learning the tricks of the trade in the name of part-time jobs in the evenings, to learning how Salmonella, Listeria and E.Coli ruin food in the name of Microbiology in the mornings, my passion and love for what all I do now blossomed during my stay outside the country when I studied and worked. With an experience of two years in the food industry apart from the three years as a learner, I’ve spent my time during my tenure abroad discovering the foodie and cinephile in me. Thanks to student discounts, watching films became my most favourite hobby and I’m one of those weird people you now know who would watch a good film even if it’s not in a language I would not be able to comprehend.

Back home, I put those thoughts to words and I’m now an avid reviewer/blogger/influencer (whatever the fancy term is, depending on which year you’re reading this), who has written articles for many food, film and travel websites, magazines and newspapers. I’m also the co-admin of ‘Where Chennai Eats‘, one of the largest food-based Facebook groups in the world and I’ve also been ranked as one of the nation’s top bloggers!  

Thanks for stopping by and I hope I didn’t bore you with all the bragging. I certainly hope that this site is helpful to you in one way or another and if you want to contact me, I’m just a click away


Gopinath Rajendran