“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that,” Martin Luther King Jr.
Nilutpal Timsina is a media student based in Bengaluru, Karnataka. Originally from the state of Assam in the Northeastern region of India which was once considered a hotbed of insurgency.
At the age of 17, he chooses to speak out for the Northeast region through his writing. Mainstream media in India from a long have made a negative image of the region amongst the people by showing news which only consists of hate. He took up writing like a gun to tell the world about the beautiful Northeastern region in India which gets often ignored by the media.
He contributes for online and offline media house beside working on an own project which fights against online hate. For a year now, he has been working on a project named “Online Watchdog” which fights against online hate and fake news. Although due to limited resources available and no hands to join in, he has successfully taken it to a level in a very short social media circuit. His project talks about: the ways to prevent online hate and the spread of fake news; the awareness to be spread out amongst the netizens and the necessary measures the enforcement agencies to take against the spread of rumours. His project was appreciated by enforcement agencies, a section of people and media.
Besides being a student journalist, he has experience in online marketing and has a “The Online Marketing Fundamentals” qualification from Google, Indian School of Business and FICCI which he earned in the year 2017. He is a Hindi slam poet, as well as, flaunts a blog. He is a 2nd-year graduate student at Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru. He dreams of a peaceful world and will continue his fight towards online hate and fake news.
He always says to everyone who forward fake news in social media, “Remember, your one click of share can take away someone’s life.”