A Candid Conversation with the Multi-Talented Maria Goretti: From VJing to Cooking, Poetry, and Beyond
Exploring My Journey through Television, Culinary Delights, Poetry, and More
From my exciting VJ days at MTV to my culinary adventures, poetry, and more, it’s been an exhilarating ride
A Trip Down Memory Lane: My MTV Days and the VJ Hunt
Let’s take a stroll back in time to my student days, where I was full of uncertainty about my career path. Little did I know that my journey would lead me to MTV and the exhilarating world of television. It all began with ad films and gradually transitioned to hosting shows on Zee. But the pivotal moment came when I received a call to participate in MTV’s Vijay Hunt—an opportunity that would change the course of my career.
The Golden Era of MTV India
I fondly reminisce about the transformation of MTV India during my time as a VJ. The channel’s programming shifted to reflect Indian youth, giving rise to relatable faces like mine. There was a distinct camaraderie among the VJs, and competition took a back seat. We embraced our Indian roots and became a part of a cultural shift that resonated with the youth of the nation.
Cooking Up a Storm: My Culinary Escapades
My journey didn’t stop with VJing. I ventured into the culinary world, hosting shows like “Do It Sweet” and “I Love Cooking.” My passion for cooking developed when I became a mother and had to whip up delicious meals for my children. As I learned, experimented, and grew as a cook, I found joy in presenting food authentically, without elaborate styling. It was an exciting exploration of flavors, techniques, and creativity.
From Cookbook to Poetry: Expressing Creativity
My creative journey extended to writing, leading me to author a cookbook and a collection of poetry. The cookbook emerged from my learning experiences as I navigated the world of cooking. Each recipe was a reflection of my journey—a culmination of trials, errors, and triumphs. As for my poetry, it was born spontaneously. I typed my poems directly onto my phone, expressing my thoughts and emotions with raw authenticity.
Adapting to Digital Evolution
The landscape of media has evolved drastically with the rise of digital platforms. Television has taken a backseat, and digital content has become the reigning king. This shift reflects changing audience preferences and content consumption habits. It’s been fascinating to witness this transformation and adapt accordingly.
Staying Positive: My Mindset
My positivity stems from my belief that challenges are temporary and lead to better outcomes. Every setback holds a lesson, and I approach tough times with the conviction that things will improve. This mindset has guided me through various phases of my life and keeps me motivated even during the toughest moments.
A Glimpse into the Future: Upcoming Ventures
Looking ahead, I have some exciting projects in the pipeline. You might have caught me in “Masaba Masaba” and “Mind the Malhotras.” Additionally, I’m gearing up for a serious role in “Breaking News,” a departure from my usual light-hearted roles. I’m also working on a book that celebrates East Indian cuisine, a subject close to my heart.
Final Thoughts: Embracing Creativity and Change
My journey is a testament to the fact that life is a tapestry of experiences. Embracing new opportunities, following your passions, and staying true to your roots are key to a fulfilling journey. As I continue to explore new horizons, I hope to inspire others to do the same. So, here’s to embracing change, nurturing creativity, and finding joy in every endeavor we undertake.
Stay tuned for more updates and stories from my creative journey. Your support and enthusiasm mean the world to me!