Watch this exciting story of Mubina Kabasi, a SoBo girl (South Bombay, for the unitiated) who narrates her formative years in Villa Theresa High School, Mumbai, stumbling upon her hitherto unknown public speaking skills, campaigned with her Rubic Cube to be elected as ‘Minister of Punctuality’. Inspired by her father, Prof. Kapasi of Kapasi Coaching Classes, she leveraged her love for accountancy to become a CA and spent 1.5 years in Stat Audit at Deloitte before realizing that media was her true calling. A diploma course in journalism was her bridge to an internship in CNBC , working on NSEL payment crisis, the Vodafone tax tussle. One fine day, her Eureka moment was going live on air from the Mumbai High Court. Later being spotted by Nikunj Dalmia of ET Now and now handling India’s only 1-hour long personal finance show, called The Money Show. You can’t miss this one
So Mubina, you are a SoBo girl ; how does it feel One childhood story that left an indelible imprint on you as you grew in Mumbai and Villa Theresa High School? Have extra-curricular activities played a major role in shaping you? You were Minister for Punctuality’ at school
You were a first attempt CA — N’11. Why the CA Route? Anyone in the family?
Why did a potential journalist spend 1.5 years doing Control Testing and LR/ Year End audit of Shipping and Ports Sector at Deloitte before you moved to CNBC?
You got an award — ‘Most Promising idea in generating new revenue streams and enhancing customer experience’ at Bharti Airtel Innovation Jam Contest conducted by the Consultancy department of Deloitte. What was that?
What does it take to shift to the media industry? Is it easy? Are there enough vacancies? Any additional course?
Was the shift to media a most risky career transition, were you in dual minds? Did you have goose bumps?
At CNBC, how was it like reporting on the NSEL payment crisis, the Vodafone tax tussle
At ET Now — you are presenter of India’s only 1-hour long personal finance show, called The Money Show. Tell us more
What’s your typical day at work? Highs and lows? Is it stressful? Is it fun? If you were to rewind, what would you do have done differently in your career
What you do for fun and fitness — I reckon you are trained in Classical dance of Bharatnatyam.