Uday Marakini, one of the most respected film journalists of Sandalwood, will start writing for Chitraloka.com from Sunday. In his 25 years of film journalism, this will be Uday Marakini's first regular column and his first foray into writing exclusively for an Internet portal. Fondly nicknamed 'Uma' he has used that name for many of his writings over the years. Over the decades, Marakini has worked for Aragini group, Samyukta Karnataka, Kannada Prabha and worked as the programming head of Suvarna News channel. His contribution to journalism as well as his writing for films and television serials has given him an insight into Sandalwood and its players that is unparalleled.
He will regularly write a column for Chitraloka.com sharing his views and experience. The past, present and future of Sandalwood will be presented by him in his own unique perspective. Chitraloka started as the first web portal exclusively focusing on Kannada films. We started providing news both in Kannada and English. Over the years, most of it was in English. Marakini's new column will be in Kannada, that will give our readers the experience of Sandalwood in our own language. We are proud to have him on board and have no doubt that all of you will enjoy reading him. The countdown is just a few hours long.