Vipul has been a serial entrepreneur and business incubator with divere industry experience. He is the founder and CEO of Merinews.com and Founding Member at IJGPS. He has a rich experience of over 15 years in managing businesses at national and international level.
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Shefali had been the editor and Founding Director of Ontrack Suburbs, leading weekend newspaper in Mumbai. She had also been Editor-in-Chief of K10R-Retail Revolution, a pan Indian monthly retail magazine. A passionate social work activist, Shef gets associated with anything she finds has a potential to change the society for good.
Rohit is a man who has been there and done that. A task master professionally, thanks to his defence background, and a complete sport otherwise, he currently manages the editorial team. A free thinker and always open for suggestions, he gives a new meaning to how to lead a pack and boost the team's morale in each and every way possible. His other USPs include his sense of humour and his love for interacting. His latest specs, Shah Rukh Khan iishtyle, has been the talk of the office within the team for a long time!
Sudipta comes with diverse experience of managing new businesses in the online space. He had worked with Times of India group in managing online communities and initiatives around user generated content. He is also a regular columnist in various newspapers and magazines.
Rohit is a man who has been there and done that. A task master professionally, thanks to his defence background, and a complete sport otherwise, he currently manages the editorial team. He is always open for suggestions, he gives a new meaning to how to lead a pack and boost the team's morale in each and every way possible. His other USPs includes his sense of humour and his love for interacting. His latest specs, Shah Rukh Khan iishtyle, has been the talk of the office within the team for a long time!
Wahid makes no bones about his love for gadgets - he is the only amongst us one who has an iPhone and a Macbook. Mostly dressed to kill, he carries his elegant frame with poise, and is always ready for a laugh. A Mass Communications post-graduate, he is second in command at the editorial section. Writing is his passion and not a surprise; you will always find him hitting the keyboard. He loves travelling and would never miss a chance to live in mountains. He loves cooking, listening to soft music and is a movie-buff as well.
A voracious fiction reader, Shiv can't resist missing reading a novel set in rural backgrounds and written around the social systems. Dreaming to own a house in an open space where he can warm himself with sunlight (irrespective of its intensity) and cool off under the shade of trees, Shiv hates even thinking of an apartment in a concrete jungle (referring to gated skyscrapers). A post-grad in broadcast journalism, Shiv can be seen scanning through news websites on his smartphone when he is not watching his favourite news channels or war movies.
Rajat is a fun-loving person and keeps everyone laughing with his continuous witty remarks, which never cease to both surprise and tickle. A non-vegetarian, who is confused about his food preference, he loves bikes, and dreams of owning a sports bike one day. Sharing and caring are two mantras of this Punjabi boy, and theater is his first love. Rajat likes being part of the merinews team as he loves interacting with people.
Shrabani, a Mass Communication post graduate, is a part of the editorial team at merinews.com. She has a great sense of fashion and manages the entertainment and lifestyle section of the portal. Generally soft spoken, with a cute and charming smile always lingering on her face, she fires up in debates, and can happily fist-fight in her own 'personal circle of friends'. She has a penchant for good food and looks dull in absence of the same. In her spare time she enjoys taking her beauty nap or reading her favourite novel.
Divya, a multimedia designer, is responsible for how the site looks. This pious and God-fearing girl is extraordinarily meticulous in doing her work. However, that doesn't stop her from keeping updated about 'what is happening in the company'. It's a dull day at work if this avid Shahrukh Khan fan doesn't debate in his favour with her colleagues. She believes in living life king size and prefers to burst out with laughter rather than smile. In her spare time, she enjoys driving, as it is a form of relaxation for her, she also enjoys watching Roger Fedrer on the winning side.
Neeraj is a part of the editorial team though he keeps proclaiming himself as "an editor by accident" A complete music buff, especially contemporary rock and classical Indian that soothes him, he is the oxygen to all the mischief happening within the team, and always brings gales of laughter with his outstanding sense of humour. Chivalrous, friendly and laborious are the words that describe him the best. In his spare time the "gipsy" in him takes over, and he sets out on travelling date with his friends.
Ashim, a by-product of Jamia Millia, is a part of the editorial team at merinews.com. This enthusiastic footballer and a sports freak, is extremely particular about even the minute details concerning his work, and always agrees to disagree when involved in arguments with colleagues. He is passionate about photography and love to capture the different shades of life in his frame. In his spare time, when he is not brushing his ponytail, he loves to travel and spend quality time with close friends.
Sorabh is responsible for making you see those advertisements on merinews.com. He spends his day planning campaigns, making reports and getting blamed when revenues dip. He is notoriously famous for keeping a time check on coffee breaks. Popularly known as 'half Salman' (we don't know who started this), he loves giving advice to his companion out of his philosophical mind. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his group of friends.
Shuchi, a management professional, is responsible for the product side of merinews.com. When she is not fighting with 'bugs', and is not 'following up with the tech team', you will find her spying on competitor sites thereby increasing their page views. A charming girl who mesmerizes the staff with her alternate hair-dos, she always wears a permanent smile on her face, and can't resist gales of laughter at every funny thing on the floors of merinews. She is a quick learner and never backs off from taking up challenges at workplace.
Alekhya Bolla, is a bachelor's in Pharmacy and has gained the tag 'doctor' for giving helpful insights into various physical maladies. This mother of one finds gardening to be the most soothing experience after a hectic day of work and home. With her gregarious laughter and quick wit she brings life into the team. Her main aim in life is to promote vegetarianism although very few people in the team actually falls for her ploy but is wavered from time to time owing to the delicious lunch that she brings each day.
Our very own desi munda who draws his energies from milk (and milk alone). Sanjeev is part of the SEO team, responsible for driving you to the site from any corner of the web space. So, if you are on this page today then it's probably because he has a role to play in it. He is a cheerful and fun-loving person who helps in creating a lively atmosphere at work. When you are with him, keep looking out for his funny one-liners.
A member of Indian Angles Network and founder Director of TiE, he is a technocrat & a visionary holding a Masters Degree in Computer Science from the University of Tokyo, Japan. A visionary and an entrepreneur, Vikram has worked closely with various global corporate like NTT DATA CORPORATION, Nikko Cordial Group, Toshiba, UNL Labs etc.
An IIT(KGP) and IIM(Bangalore) alumnus, Balu is the Managing director of Morpheus Media Fund. In his earlier stints he had been the Managing Director of IMG India, Regional Director of Yahoo and Head-VAS in Hutchison India. He brings with him rich experience spanning over 20 years in media, marketing and business development.
Dilip is the co founder of and Consulting Partner for Perfect Relations. He has been Editor at Business India and the Observer. A communication specialist and bureaucracy watcher Dilip brings years of seasoned professional's experience for the merinews editorial board. He himself is a widely read columnist and T.V. commentator.
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