User Generated Content In India: Its Evolution & Opportunities

On November 16, 2011 VCCircle had organized an event “VCCircle Digital Content & Investment Forum 2011” in Bangalore. I was asked to moderation a session on User Generated Content. The panelists were, Read more on User Generated Content In India: Its Evolution & Opportunities…

Oneindia is India’s second most popular Local News Destination amongst NRIs: Comscore

The latest comscore press release “India‚Äôs Local News Destinations See Visitors from Outside of the Country Account for a Significant Share of their Global Audience” talks about the traffic the popular Indian sites are getting from outside India (safe to assume most of the users from outside India are NRIs). We at Oneindia.in are excited to see being ranked highly but competition is tight. We are happy to see where we are but not satisfied completely. We have a lot more potential which we are in the process of exploiting. Read more on Oneindia is India’s second most popular Local News Destination amongst NRIs: Comscore…

When will online journalists in India get free housing and awards?

The print and TV media in India are no doubt the hot favorites of the governments in India (Central/Federal & State) and the politicians. The government spends sizable amounts of money on the already cash rich newspapers. Most of us in the internet industry have waited to get a piece of that pie (however small is fine, we need a beginning). Few months ago DAVP invited internet portals to submit their credentials to be eligible for advertisements from Govt of India.

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Not just politicians, now offline & online stores after non-metros, villages of India

Our politicians often claim “I am a poor farmer”, other than owning farm lands not sure how many of them have ever done real farming.

Indian retail industry is about $43,500 crore, will grow to $84,000 crore by 2015 (Pitch Magazine, March 2011 issue). Offline retail stores like Marks & Spencer, which has an ‘unaffordable tag’, has been struggling to make its presence felt in India. Marks & Spencer is now planning on expanding to non-metros, Tier-2 towns. The ambiance of the stores in the small towns will be the same as their stores in metros.

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Only 2% of radio stations are dedicated to news

As kids we grew up listening to just one radio station – All India Radio. The tone of every news bulletin, every jockey was the same – monotonous. It wasn’t even clear if the news item was good news or bad news.

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