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New Global Indian launches magazine, portal for NRIs

22-January-2008
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New Global Indian launches magazine, portal for NRIs

New Global Indian, an initiative of iPremm Inc, a US-based corporation, and Icons Media, a Delhi-based initiative, recently unveiled a portal Newglobalindian.com and an offline magazine ‘New Global Indian’ for Indians living all across the globe on the occasion of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.

The New Global Indian, a multimedia platform, will play an interactive role and aims to extend knowledge sharing among Indians living abroad for social networking, business and educational networking, and betterment of their lives, thereby further strengthening of India’s positioning in the global arena. It is a platform for Indians across the world to express their concerns, views and issues.

“The 30 million Indian expatriates can very positively impact their motherland if they have a chance to find ways to do things in India, with India and also in the countries they are now residing in. There is a great need for Indians worldwide to take advantage of the globalisation process. Through informal and intimate networking using latest technology, ordinary Indians across the world would be able to connect via our various NGI media initiates. Our forum will enable the NGIs to connect, meet, build relationships, share ideas and resources, and improve their own lives and of their families as well as all other Indians,” noted Kanchan Banerjee, Editor-in-Chief of Media Initiatives and CEO of iPremm.

Speaking at the launch of the ‘New Global Indian’ magazine and portal, Prof Ujjwal Chowdhury, Co-founder of New Global Indian, and also Dean of Pune-based Symbiosis International University, said, “With the launch of NGI, we aim to create a financially viable multimedia initiative towards the provision of interactive forums as a consistent medium that would bring together Indians living across the globe, besides showcasing a wide range of topics that would be of interest to the expatriate Indian audience. The portal in particular has been envisaged on the plank of Web 2.0 as a platform for Indians abroad expressing their views and highlighting their concerns.”

“With over 50 million Internet users in India and nearly 142 million English daily readers, the market for NGI media in India is as vast as the 31 million Indians the world over,” Chowdhury pointed out.

The NGI media also plans to embark upon global networking events for NGIs across the world, make films focusing on the lives and times of NGIs, and create other initiatives with the same mission. Thus, NGI media, targeted to serve the global Indians in the territory of India and the world over, will soon move into other communication platforms like on-ground events for NGIs in different countries, audio-visual media, including cinema.

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