Bikramjit Ray joined CNN IBN in August 2005 with a single purpose, to do a food program. Before that, he had somehow managed to get an honours degree in Political Science from Jadavpur University, a fact that continues to befuddle both his batch-mates as well as his professors. He then went on to spend 10 years in journalism, beginning life as a trainee sports reporter in the Times of India and ending it as an Assistant Editor with Today, the tabloid brought out by the India Today group. He worked in the Indian Express for 7 years during this decade and wrote extensively on food in the gourmet section. In January 2005, Bikramjit brought out the India Today 100 top restaurant guide for Delhi. Bikramjit has been associated with Secret Kitchen from its inception, he was fully involved in its birth. Supported by his location producer/director/cinematographer who, along with the Executive Producer of the show are the only two people Bikramjit is actually scared of. Bikramjit's major obsession from a tubby childhood to an obese adulthood remains food. Other interests include reading, voraciously. Surprise, surprise, not always food, but historical crime fiction, and watching TV-especially the midnight advertorials!