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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

World's Leading Registrars Joins hand with Infibeam to Offer Global Top Level Domain .OOO ( dot-tripe-O)

Infibeam today announced that it has executed Registry Registrar  Agreement (RRA's )  with world leading Registrars to make the new generic top level domain .OOO available to millions of customer worldwide. All the Registrars are accredited registrar with ICANN, having over 15 years of experience in distribution and management of domain names and specializes in offering the very best domain services from trademark protection to DNS protection to corporations and general customers. 


Among the large global registrars with whom Infibeam signed agreement are: Bigrock(India), Comlaude (London), CSC Global (USA), Enom (USA), EuroDNS (Luxembourg), GMO (Japan), Markmonitor(USA), Name.com (USA), Network Solutions (USA), Uniregistry (Cayman Islands), 101 Domains ( USA).

In today's domain industry, there are a lot of pain points for domain buyers and domain users. One of the major concerns for the buyer today is to get choice of domain name as most of the names either have been taken or have been hoarded. .OOO will unfold the opportunity for the users to have name of choice and will fulfil all internet related business needs.

.OOO is the new generic top level domain and will be available for customers worldwide for creating global business and identity. .OOO will now open the scope for millions of SME's, enterprises and brands who struggling to get right digital identity and get visibility globally. Infact today .OOO is the most credible global domain available in terms of its scope, availability and will offer opportunity for all legitimate purpose on Internet to everyone worldwide.

Partnering with global Registrars will help Infibeam leverage to reach out to a broader customer base worldwide for .OOO and will continue building broad base of global registrars.

Infibeam has launched the sunrise phase on 22nd September, 2014 (12 UTC-5.30 am IST) for trademark holders to safeguard relevant registrations before it opens for general availability from 23-10-2014.

On this occasion Soumya Iyer - Project Manager .OOO said that  “We are happy to partner with one of the most credible and experienced companies in domain industry and we are confident that using their sales platform, we will be able to reach out to millions of  potential customers. Users will have unprecedented choice to make their brand identity recognised online.”

.OOO is a new global generic Top Level Domain, which is SEO friendly, Keypad Friendly as it’s easy to remember and easy to type (specially on a mobile). Being generic, .OOO has no restrictions and is available for everyone.

About .OOO:
.OOO is a subsidiary of Infibeam Inc., a leading and fastest growing Indian e-commerce technology company. .OOO is a new generic Top Level Domain and its Infibeam's latest venture which aims at redefining online for any and every business across the world.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Infibeam launches Generic Top Level Domain dot-tripple-O (.OOO)

Infibeam, India's leading and world fastest growing e-commerce technology company has announced that it has launched a new Generic Top Level Domain dot-tripple-O (.OOO). The new GTLD is a new and major business development in the digital space by Infibeam and is the first of a kind initiative by any e-commerce company.

Infibeam launches Generic Top Level Domain dot-tripple-O (.OOO)

In the process Infibeam has also become the first credible technology company from India to launch GENERIC TOP LEVEL DOMAIN (GTLD) globally.

The domain will be made available for corporation and general public worldwide through credible and experienced global channel partners with whom it has signed Registry Registrar Agreement (RRA's).

The sunrise phase has opened on 22nd September, 2014 (12 UTC-5.30 am IST) for trademark holders to safeguard relevant registrations before it opens for general availability from 23-10-2014.

Infibeam has cleared all the compliances required and received licence from Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to own Internet root and become a part of a very secured and credible community i.e INTERNET.

Introducing domains under a new extension is a multi-step process that's designed to include protections for trademark holders and give average users a fair shake at getting the digital identity they want.

India expected to be one of the largest domain name markets by 2017, there are a number of tremendous market opportunities for various stakeholders to get in early and leverage new domain names.

As the Internet is becoming more diverse, more personalized,2014 will be going to be remarkable year for most basic form of user online navigation as extensions i.e. domain. 
About .OOO
.OOO is a subsidiary of Infibeam Inc., a leading and fastest growing Indian e-commerce technology company. .OOO is a new generic Top Level Domain and its Infibeam's latest venture which aims at redefining online for any and every business across the world.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Infilicious: Food Festival at Ahmedabad Branch of Infibeam

One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating. Isn't it okay, once in a blue moon, to give a break to our brains and do something that our tummy would approve of? After all, belly rules the mind. And Infibeamites at Ahmedabad office decided to celebrate their love for food.


It all began with a casual chit-chat after lunch on a lazy afternoon. Somebody popped up with a suggestion - Potluck; and others were waiting to catch the pot. As luck was in our favour, Addy...oops, +Advit Sahdev - Marketing & Promotion team head, waved go-ahead. Then plan, plan and plan. +Rachna Rawat took the initiative to engage the entire floor; she personally went to each desk and asked what they (or their moms & spouses) could cook the best. A lavish menu was prepared on July 11th and each person was assigned with some tasks. Those who were not able to bring anything from home, got something from food stores. Our design team supplied crockery and cutlery: thermocol dishes, bowls, spoons and forks.


On July 12th, everything was in apple-pie order. The conference room on 7th floor was filled with the delicious aroma of irresistible food. As the clock struck 1 pm, all invitees including Mr +Vishal Mehta, CEO - +Infibeam and Mr Malav Mehta - Director, Infibeam made their way to 7th floor conference room. The spectacular event began with smacking of lips and ended with licking of fingertips.

Finally, the team Marketing & Promotion got a pat on the back from Vishal Mehta. And also got the nod for more such events every month. Special thanks to Rachna, Vineeta, +Naresh Koshti and +Jigar Gondalia, who put their heart, soul and hunger to make the entire show a stunning spectacle.


Our ace photographer +Praful Vaidya captured some foodful pics and also employed his creativity to design the invitation. And last but not the least, +Jayesh Purohit & +Advit Sahdev penned the copy for invitation; +Vishal Shastri contributes to circulate this blog.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

TV18 Broadcast Launches India’s First Gujarati Business Channel

Becomes world's first and only truly diversified Business News Network Sanjay Pugalia to be Editor-in-chief
From small-time traders to business leaders, the Gujarati community is India's most dynamic business community. Born entrepreneurs and risk takers, they have been driving the Indian economy with their ambition and putting India on the global business map. It has always been a part of their DNA to give birth to pioneering business ideas, capitalize on opportunities and create a glorious future. It is for this community that we are launching CNBC BAJAR, India's first Gujarati Business Channel- A channel that speaks the real language of business. Designed for India's most vibrant community, dedicated to the original entrepreneurs and global Indians CNBC BAJAR is a tool for Gujaratis to make most of every business and trading day. It's a tool almost as powerful as the Gujarati community itself.

CNBC Bajar is partnered by Infibeam.com, in association with Adani and Ganesh Housing.

Backed by the editorial might of the CNBC Universe - CNBC TV18 and CNBC AWAAZ, CNBC BAJAR is the newest jewel in the crown of India's only business news network. The channel has found endorsement from various personalities.

Mr. +Narendra Modi "It is truly a BIG IDEA to have initiated a business channel in Gujarati. You have understood the mindset and lifeline of Gujarati and I believe this Gujarati channel will get you the highest profit, as compared to all other channels of your Network. Even in the Diamond market, an Israeli is learning Gujarati, in order to conduct business with a 5th standard pass out Gujarati businessman. In the entire world, Gujarati language is accepted as the language of business. It is a form of currency. It is reflective of the economy. And that is why the tagline, "Business Ni Matrubhasha" is easily relatable to Gujaratis."

Mr. Uday Kotak : "First of all - Congratulations. CNBC BAJAR has been launched at the right time. I would say that "Share Bazaar" and "Gujaratis" are synonymous."

Mr. Deepak Parekh: "I'm very happy and delighted to learn that the TV18 Group is starting a new channel called CNBC BAJAR. It is important that we have a business channel in Gujarati, because every Gujarati is a businessman. Business is in the veins of every Gujarati individual."

Ms. Chanda Kochhar: "Gujarati businessmen have two stellar qualities. One is their entrepreneurial spirit and the other is their inherent ability to work hard. When the circumstances are good, they go out of their way to find business opportunities. But when they face challenges, they seek innovative methods of facing them."

Mr. Vallabh Bhansali: "In Mumbai, particularly in the textile market, the wholesale markets, the stock market, the primary language is very much Gujarati. That's why now a Gujarati channel starting in Gujarati language is a very good thing, and my best wishes are with it."

Mr. A.M. Naik: "I think Gujaratis can make business out of nothing. And apart from their entrepreneurial bent of mind, they are devoted to what they do. And that is a deadly combination."

Mr. Adi Godrej: "Gujarat has always played a very strong role in the business affairs of our country. Gujaratis have been entrepreneurial and pioneering. A disproportionate part of the investment into the Indian Stock Market, both primary and secondary, comes from Gujarat."

For the detailed bytes of all the dignitaries, please visit the Annexure.

The channel is anchored and driven by some of the biggest names in Indian news and television. Mr. Sanjay Pugalia is the editor-in-chief and reputed anchors, Mr. Pradeep Pandya and Ms. Aashka Goradia will be the face of the channel.

The channel offering will be a mix of live markets coverage from NSE, BSE, commodities, currency, etc. and feature shows on aspects such as personal finance, entrepreneurship, property, lifestyle, etc.

Editor in chief, Mr. Sanjay Pugalia had this to say on the launch "The kind of programming plan that CNBC BAJAR has, the channel is armed with a global attitude and the pace of a general news channel. We have added stronger doses of content around SME, retail, bullion and commodity into the typical mainstream mix of business news. We will focus both on the micro markets within Gujarat as well as the global markets which affect the investment and business decisions of the business savvy Gujaratis."

CEO of CNBC channels and Forbes India, Mr. Anil Uniyal spoke about the business rationale behind starting this channel "On every economic parameter, from industrialization to GDP per household, Gujaratis are top performers today. However, there isn't enough content being created to serve this hugely affluent set of viewers. It was thus a very simple decision for us when we decided to start this channel. Not only that, no other community devours content revolving around finance, markets, business and economics the way this community does.

With the launch of CNBC BAJAR, our company has become India's only truly diversified business news network with unmatched presence across platforms. We can only go upwards from here."

Speaking on the partnership, "Gujaratis are entrepreneurial and well known for their business acumen. This channel in Gujarati will be worthwhile for their business and new vision. It will be truly their own channel"

Since Gujaratis are perhaps the most global community in the country today, the channel will not only find interest in its home state but also all over the country and beyond that as well.

The marketing campaign of the channel is centered around the thought "The mother tongue of business". It brings out the centricity of business in the life of Gujaratis and how extensively the language is used even today in the numerous dealings of business. The campaign has been designed by Piyush Pandey's O&M.

At a time when the TV industry is going through wholesale changes, this channel targeting a specific niche of affluent viewers is an example for the rest of the industry on the way forward for everyone.

CNBC BAJAR is available on Tata Sky channel 896, You Scod channel 286, GTPL channel 263.

About +Network18 - The Network18 Group is a media and entertainment company with interests in television, internet, films, e-commerce, magazines, mobile content and allied businesses. Through its subsidiary 'TV18 Broadcast Ltd.' [BSE: 532800, NSE: TV18BRDCST], the group operates news channels - CNBC-TV18, CNBC Awaaz, CNBC-TV18 Prime HD, CNN-IBN, IBN7 and IBN-Lokmat (a Marathi regional news channel in partnership with the Lokmat group). TV18 also operates a joint venture with Viacom, called Viacom18, which houses a portfolio of popular entertainment channels - Colors, Colors HD, MTV, Comedy Central, Vh1, Nick, Sonic, Nick Jr./Teen Nick and Viacom18 Motion Pictures, the group's filmed entertainment business.

About +Infibeam  - Infibeam.com is an Ahmedabad based leading e-commerce company with offices at Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. The Company is retailing more than 1.5 million products across 30 categories online. Infibeam today is not just a preferred online shopping destinations for the millions of customers but also runs another remarkable platform BuildaBazaar, which was launched in 2011 with the objective to offer technology platform through which any retail brand, big or small can build its own web store in just a few minutes. Today, BuildaBazaar is hosting more than 15000 retail stores online over its platform.

Annexure-
Mr. Narendra Modi: "It is truly a BIG IDEA to have initiated a business channel in Gujarati.

I know someone who had an English newspaper, which was running into losses and was low on circulation. He was worried about how to keep it afloat. Then he started a newspaper in Gujarati, which focused only on news about the share market. You won't believe, even teachers and farmers started buying the newspapers as they were interested in the share market. As compared to the several pages of English newspapers, this 4-page Gujarati newspaper made a profit that made up for the whole. You have understood the mindset and lifeline of Gujarati and I believe this Gujarati channel will get you the highest profit, as compared to all other channels of your Network. Even in the Diamond market, an Israeli is learning Gujarati, in order to conduct business with a 5th standard pass out Gujarati businessman.

In the entire world, Gujarati language is accepted as the language of business.

It is a form of currency. It is reflective of the economy.

And that is why the tagline, "Business Ni Matrubhasha" is easily relatable to Gujaratis."

Mr. Uday Kotak : "First of all - Congratulations. CNBC BAJAR has been launched at the right time. I would say that "Share Bazaar" and "Gujaratis" are synonymous. The way the country's future is poised, good times are sure to come. And this, I believe, this will be a marathon and not a mere 100 meter sprint. I, thus, advice all your viewers that if they are planning to enter the share market, they should plan their investments from a long-term perspective. For the Gujaratis' time has come."

Mr. Deepak Parekh: "I'm very happy and delighted to learn that the TV18 Group is starting a new channel called CNBC BAJAR. It is not Bazaar, it is BAJAR. And this channel is going to be in Gujarati. It is important that we have a business channel in Gujarati, because every Gujarati is a businessman. Business is in the veins of every Gujarati individual. The Gujarati community has presence all over the world.

Gujarati language has become more or less a part of business language in India. After English, Gujarati language is spoken in all parts of the country, but particularly in business circles."

Ms. Chanda Kochhar: "Gujarati businessmen have two stellar qualities. One is their entrepreneurial spirit and the other is their inherent ability to work hard. The state of Gujarat has undergone development, primarily for two reasons. One of course is the entrepreneurial spirit of Gujaratis and the second is the policies of the Gujarat Government. The Gujarat Government's policies are investment-friendly and this is why Gujarat has experienced ample investment and development. As our business has grown in Gujarat, we have seen investments and savings potential across rural and urban areas. Over and above that, I have some great experiences associated with Gujarat, like sarees from Panetar, sarees of Bandhej and Gujarati food. I think these are some unique experiences. My experience with Gujarati businessmen shows that they seek opportunities and face challenges with equal flair. When the circumstances are good, they go out of their way to find business opportunities. But when they face challenges, they seek innovative methods of facing them. As we have seen frequently, Gujarat has faced several challenges such as earthquakes and more, but even in tough times, Gujaratis have worked hard, overcome these challenges and come out stronger."

Mr. Vallabh Bhansali: "As for success, I think indeed in business, Gujaratis succeed quite a lot. Their business attitude and aptitude, both are very strong. When they fall, stand up again to fight and this is the reason behind their success."

In Mumbai, particularly in the textile market, the wholesale markets, the stock market, the primary language is very much Gujarati.

That's why now a Gujarati channel starting in Gujarati language is a very good thing, and my best wishes are with it.

Mr. A.M. Naik: "I think Gujaratis are entrepreneurs by birth. Every Gujarati has in their DNA the knack to run a business. They see business in anything. I think Gujaratis can make business out of nothing. And apart from their entrepreneurial bent of mind, they are devoted to what they do. And that is a deadly combination.

And what I love most about them is that they not only know how to make money, but also know how to enjoy life. They are great food lovers and travel all around the world.

Mr. Adi Godrej: "Gujarat has always played a very strong role in the business affairs of our country. Gujaratis have been entrepreneurial and pioneering. A disproportionate part of the investment into the Indian Stock Market, both primary and secondary, comes from Gujarat. Some of our largest companies in the country have been started by people from Gujarat. Gujaratis have always been global...in their mindset and in their actions." 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Father's Day Gift Ideas to Make Your Dad Feel Special

It is quite common that people eulogize sacrifices made by mother and role she plays in shaping our life. But quite often we underrate countless sacrifices made by our dear father and despite that, not for once he makes his kids feel that whatever he has done is done for them. Your father has got a very soft heart under that tough skin. This Father's Day, say thanks to your dear dad, give him a warm hug and a beautiful gift.

So here are some cool Father's Day gift ideas for you...

Vacation

An unforgettable experience is one of the best Father's Day gifts you could give to your dear ones. And what could be a better experience than a small vacation spent on an exotic destination? This Father's Day, surprise your dad by sending him to an exotic location to spend some memorable moments, of course with your dear mom. If you are not able to pick the right destination from the bewildering list of locations on the earth, take help of your mom and ask her about your father's choice. Or if you want to send your dad to your choice of destination, you need to consider his health and age as he might have some climate allergies or nausea.

Membership of a Club

This could be another joyful experience for your father. Whether the club locates within the ambit of your city or on the outskirts, time spent with like-minded folks would keep him energetic and excited. If health doesn't permit your father to commute, club situated in city would be preferable. A club membership can vouch for lot of benefits & facilities like networking, health club, swimming pool, yoga & mediation and more.

Your Fingerprints On Play-Doh

During your childhood years, you might have created weird shapes with Play-Doh only to receive happy smile and a pat on your back from your dad. Now with the same Play-Doh you can delight your father to the core. Get a Play-Doh and put your fingerprints on it, and get the same framed. Hurray!!! He would cherish this masterpiece forever as the gift is now priceless.

Personalized Photo Books

A picture speaks thousand words and countless emotions. This Father's Day, create a collage of your photos taken with your dad and get the collage framed to gift your father. A word of advice: don't forget to include your childhood memories with your family. This would surely make his day as he would love to walk down memory lane; this will also give him a chance to relive his own childhood.

Audio/Video DVDs

Perhaps the easiest way to wish your dad Happy Father's Day is to give him a collection of audio and video DVDs of movies and songs of his choice. Either download movies/songs or purchase DVDs online - this could be one of the cheapest but nicest gift to your father. Let him dance and sing with his favourite movie stars and melodious songs.

Electronics

If you are running short of options, electronics can provide you gift options galore. Check out any online portal and you have countless electronic items on your finger tip. Tablets, Smartphones, Laptops, iPods, iPads, Cameras, Gaming Consoles, Home Theaters, DVD Players...The list is endless. Take a tour of online shopping portals in India and use the best deal to shop perfect gift for your dad.

To sum up, I would say no matter how tall you have grown, you always look up to your father. He is your friend, philosopher and guide; he is the force behind your energy; he is the reason behind your smile and well-being. Happy Father's Day!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Sony Music Entertainment Buys Strategic Stake in Infibeam Digital Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. (INDENT)

Infibeam Incorporation Pvt Ltd (Infibeam) and global music giant Sony Music Entertainment have announced a definitive agreement, where in Sony Music has bought strategic stake in Infibeam Digital Entertainment (P) Ltd (INDENT). Under this agreement, Infibeam will hold majority stake in the Company and Sony Music will hold a 26% stake post completion of transaction. Indent with its clear strategic focus will offer an attractive platform to large and medium music labels in India and International. Any music label or brand holding rights to content can use the Indent platform to engage customers and monetize by distributing digital as well as physical content under their own brand with payment integrations.

Sony Music Buys Stake in Infibeam Digital (INDENT)

Commenting on the same, Shridhar Subramaniam President India and Middle East, Sony Music Entertainment said, "Indent fills a need gap for all Music rights owners. As the digital eco system keeps evolving, there has been a strong need for an independent technology company that music companies can partner with to build innovative services and offerings. Every content owner has aspirations to reach consumers and brands directly, Indent empowers these labels with a scalable and commerce ready platform."

On this occasion Vishal Mehta, Founder & CEO Infibeam shared that 'INDENT' continues to build state-of-the-art inclusive digital platforms powering music applications installed on millions of mobile phones and providing high quality experience to music lovers. Indent will enable brands, technology and music on common interface with innovative customer engagement models".

+Sony Music India is one of the largest and most integrated music companies in India owning digital music content rights with highly sophisticated marketing and distribution channels. Last year, Sony Music partnered with the new range of Sony Xperia Smartphones to launch 'Sony Music Jive' - a first of its kind music service that allows consumers to download and stream music from the Sony Music Catalog of 2 million songs. Jive is powered by INDENT's Music platform. Post the successful launch of the Jive application on the Xperia smartphones in India, the same application was launched in Indonesia, North Africa and Middle East markets. The service was also extended to Sony VAIO laptops in 2013.

With large repository of music content, INDENT will continue developing applications for many large labels and brands with integrated Telco billing, OEM bundling and Social platforms. Currently, INDENT offers its service to SONY Music, INRECO (The Indian Record Manufacturing Company Ltd), to name a few. Indent is projecting revenues of $3-5mm in current year.

About Infibeam: 
+Infibeam Inc is leading ecommerce technology company, recognized for its innovative approach towards delivering business values and responsive to changing customer needs. Infibeam today is trusted name in ecommerce technology platform services and a partner of choice for global business. Infibeam's retail platform offers more than one crore retail products and 50 lakh visits per month by Indians online. The company endeavors to maintain lowest prices for consumer and trusted merchant selling quality products on Infibeam (www.infibeam.com) in categories like Books, Movies, Music, Mobiles, Electronic, Gadgets & Computers, apparel, Jewellery, footwear, home furnishing & decor, toys & baby care, Auto accessories, wellness & health care and many more. As a part of business offerings Infibeam also provides B2B enterprise platform www.buildabazaar.com, enabling SMEs and retail brands to host their online store.

About Sony Music:
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre and artists like Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Santana, Beyonce, Britney Spears, Ke$ha, Avril Lavigne, Shakira, Kings of Leon, Hurts, Foo Fighters, Pink, The Script to name a few.

A wholly owned subsidiary of SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT INDIA, boasts of an extensive catalogue that comprises of some of the most legendary recordings in history and is home to renowned and celebrated artists and several iconic Bollywood Film soundtracks.

For publishing, Sony Music India has a tie up with Sony/ATV wherein Sony/ATV exploits and manages Sony Music India's publishing works overseas, likewise, Sony Music India manages Sony/ATV's International works across four countries - India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal.

In 2013, Sony Music Entertainment India and Warner Music Group announced a strategic licence deal for Sony Music to represent Warner Music's legendary recording artists' releases and labels in India, Sri Lanka and the other SAARC countries.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Shaili Chopra on Effects of Social Media on Politics

Shaili Chopra
Shaili Chopra
A keen watcher of social media, a golf aficionado and now a writer of a popular book The Big Connect - Shaili Chopra dons many hats during her career in journalism. Winner of The Ramnath Goenka Award, Shaili believes that as journalist, one just can't have a laid-back attitude; rather, a journalist has to be a reporter chasing big stories. She regularly contributes articles on golf and thinks that "the sport deserves tremendous attention as it loses out to cricket". In a conversation with Infibeam, Shaili opens up about her book The Big Connect, her ideas over use of social media in politics and her newly found love for poetry. Read on...

Que: You have been into journalism for a long time. What made you to write a book?

Shaili Chopra: I am a keen watcher of social media. I walked into a store to fetch a book on the subject but i couldn't find one. I was surprised that something that topical, that interesting and so with-the-times was missing a full documented discourse. This led me to think about a book.

Que: You write a special blog on Golf, any specific reason?

Shaili Chopra: I have a few passions and golf is one of them. I believe the sport deserve tremendous attention as it loses out to cricket. It's brilliant sport and can be developed in our country in a big way. I grew up playing it. It's an intelligent sport, needs strategy, mind application and more.

Que: You have received one of the biggest awards The Ramnath Goenka Award- How did you feel receiving it?

Shaili Chopra with her book "The Big Connect"
Shaili Chopra with her book "The Big Connect"
Shaili Chopra: It was the most special honour for me. I believe as a journalist you cant just be news reader, you have to be a reporter, chase big stories, report on them, do interviews and ask in-depth questions. I was very grateful for the award as it recognised the reporter in me. 

Que: Your list of awards is not ending. FICCI has also awarded you with Young Women's Achiever Award for contribution to media. What was the feeling at that time?

Shaili Chopra: FICCI is A very reputed body and recognises rare talent. I was happy to receive this award with the likes of Vidya Balan, Mary Kom - it meant A lot.

Que: The Big Connect is related to the effect of Social Media on Politics. Do you really Feel that SM will effect Politics in future too?

Shaili Chopra: Yes I believe so. That so-me is now a part of our lives is something reflected in the amount of time Indians are spending online. I think it speaks volumes that we are partially governed today not by our time but our timelines. Our views are a confluence of people we speak to, our friends, our social media space.

Que: Do you plan to write more books? And what will be your subject this time?

Shaili Chopra: I have a couple of them in the pipeline. I will be able to share more details with time.

Que: You have interviewed many Big Shots across the world. Is there any specific person you want to interview and have not got a chance to?

Shaili Chopra: Yes, Tiger Woods. I think he is not only the biggest sportsperson in the world but he also has a discerning business sense. Business + Sport would be a great subject for me to connect with him on.

Que: You like writing poetry too, what kind of poetry you like to write?

Shaili Chopra: I write rhyming poems for children, other kinds for myself. It's not for public consumption but a person passion.