Spoon Helsinki is happy to welcome Nikhil Sivadas to the team. Nikhil, who is an experienced television journalist, moved from Mumbai to Helsinki and started as an Editor at Spoon in January. He has already tried rye bread and standing in the snow, and says he enjoyed both.
What is your superpower?
I am a mutant. I adapt to situations. I was a warm-blooded creature who has now become cold-blooded.
What is the best story you’ve ever told?
Back in Mumbai, we did a lot of investigative journalism for a television channel. We did a story that broke the micro-finance bubble. A lot of micro-finance companies were adopting the for-profit model, and were lending money to people without due diligence. This created a vicious cycle where people killed themselves, unable to pay off their debts. The story was the first to talk about this, and soon the government enacted laws to ban micro-finance companies from operating in certain states.
You have interviewed Donald Trump. What’s up with his hair?
The hair looked like cotton candy painted orange. If you make him stand under a light, you can see the light coming through. In the interview in 2014, he said he would run for president. I asked him if he’s serious. People I interview become presidents of the United States. Who wants to go next?
You can reach Nikhil for further questions about Donald Trump’s hair and other matters at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Photo: Spoon’s Mood Manager Moxie welcomed Nikhil to the team.