Living a dream of one billion...
by Bipin Sharma
Ever since a country of one billion was introduced to the fascinating world of internet or the web magic, it’s been one giant leap for mankind. With these astounding new age inventions, life for the common man has transformed into a whole new world of exciting dream come true options. A ‘web portal’ comprising a detailed info on various significant issues alongside relevant breaking news and other key segments such as online forums and social networking is undeniably, one of the most distinctive usage being proffered by the web. Albeit, the print and the broadcast media have an enviable edge over other forms of media, cyber media’ meaning the online medium too enjoys its exclusive merits over the electronic as well as the print media depending upon the area, its gentry and other relatable factors such as the strategic significance of the place to which a particular web portal caters or primarily focuses on. The core purpose of a web portal is to help the millions of internet users all over the globe draw advantage through the data and information provided on it. One of the main advantages that a vertical or a horizontal portal has over the electronic and the print media is in context of the interminable aspect, which in simpler terms means that the data on a web portal can always be accessed at merely a click of the mouse, or the button unlike in the case of electronic, where the image alongside the information remains for only a brief stint. In case of newspapers too, the probability of news preservation is relatively less when compared with the information on the website owing to the fragileness of a newspaper. The other manifested and notable merit that a web forum holds over others is the quintessentially pivotal option of having information and news constantly updated and modified in order to keep the portal abreast with the latest, and in sync with the pace of breaking news.
Gajanan Mali...Living a dream of one billion....
Whilst talking about the countless benefits of web, websites, and their indispensable impact on people’s lives today, one is compelled to bring the indefatigable, Gajanan Mali (A Post Graduate in Commerce and Economics) into this invigorating discussion. A simpleton from Kolhapur, Mali immigrated to the capital city Delhi way back in the 90s, and since 2001 has been happily settled in Greater Noida which he now calls his second home after Kolhapur sans any qualms. At the very onset, Mali was vexed of how the twin cities of Noida and Greater Noida lagged behind in terms of the “quintessential cultural vibrancy” despite possessing every vital component of a modern day conurbation.
....Giving away prizes at St Joseph's school
Elucidating more, the staunch believer of social networking - Mali points, “When I shifted my base to Greater Noida in 2001, it pained to see a marvelous cosmopolitan city like Noida and Greater Noida being devoid of any vivacious cultural fiber. Hailing from a lineage of go-getters and achievers, I knew destiny had a role especially carved for me, to bridge the gap between like minded denizens of this affluent, yet dormant city. Being sound with the intriguing ways of the web technology only helped me in my mission. Furthermore, I was certain that the best possible way to bring masses on one forum would be through the remarkable medium of a stimulating web portal. Thus, genesis of attachowk.com and parichowk.com happened, which in the present day scenario has become the gateway, and in literary sense, the ‘lifeline’ of Noida and Greater Noida. My sole objective has been to connect people hailing from different walks of life irrespective of any divides so as to help them collectively address the grave, day to day issues of concern, and for raising the overall quality of life. Moreover, life’s practically worthless in societies and habitats divested of linkages, amity and camaraderie which is why I have made a sincere strive for forging an everlasting bond amongst city denizens. Although I have miles to go, the cheering factor is that the launching has been incredibly wonderful. People have taken extremely positively to my concept of staying connected through these two portals primarily because there is so much in the offing for the end user such as a city overview coupled with latest happenings, press releases, public utility directories comprising a comprehensive database, online forums, useful links, blogs by senior media personalities, video archives, photo and video today section, who’s who list etc to complete the full circle.”
....Speaking at Seminar......
The overzealous and philanthropic facet of Mali’s personality has earned him the sobriquet “Cultural Ambassador” from his coterie of special friends, colleagues, and relations. Be it any occasion, rhyme or reason, Mali epitomizes ‘24x7 connectivity’, a fact duly corroborated by the endless number of SMSes he keeps shooting off to his close friends all day long. The logic is simple to comprehend, as Mali puts it candidly, “Messages are just a way for remaining linked and hooked to our loved ones amidst the frantic lifestyles. It takes pride to state that as a team, we have organized numerous Health Camps, Blood Donation camps, Traffic Green Card Camps, Environment Quizzes, Cultural Programs, Voter list Camps, Voter Identity Cards camps, Seminars.”