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Me and my company dotCORD were featured on Indian Express Newspaper recently(25-07-2009).
FlashBack : It was around 11Am on 22 July 2009. I was sleeping on my bed ( I usually sleep from 4am to 12pm or so since its holiday time !). I got an call from my college(GIT,Belgaum) placement officer Prof.D.G.Kulkarni. I picked up the call in sleepy mood. D.G.K. sir told me some news reporter has come for our interview and asked me to come to Principals cabin immediately. I was suprised to hear it ! I just took bath and got ready in hurry burry and ran to pricipals cabin (Took half an hour). Our Principal Dr.D.H.Rao was all alone in cabin when I entered and he told me that they are waiting for me at Placement cell and I moved on there.
The reported introduced himself as Tushar Majukar from Indian Express. He said that a editor from Bangalore had called him up saying there is a company in GIT. He was in dilama how can there be a software company in college and had come to get more information. He just started asking about us and company. Since my partner Manoj was out of station I alone had to explain him everything. He told we will move on to our dotCORD office meanwhile.
We continued to keep talking on the way to dotCORD office which is located at IT Incubation Center, Librar Block, GIT. Our internee Maneesh was working in office while we entered and I introduced him to Tushar. Then Tushar asked me to show some of our work and I opened up the computer and showed some sites we had done. Our work reminded him of his old days(1990’s) when he was trying to dowebsites in HTML. He also told me about his friends who are in IT field. He collected information about how we started off, what we do, how we get clients, how we work, how we do business etc. He went on asking questions to me and I went on answers those questions.
We moved back to Placement office. I called up our mentor and IT Incubation Center co-ordinator Prof Santosh Saraf. He asked him about the activities of IT Incubation Center etc. He got an overview of support being provided to us from our college. Then those both moved on to Principals cabin to get his statement while I waited for them outside. I had no guess that our Pricipal comment big like in the article below. After coming out Tushar told me to mail me my and Manoj’s photos to his email id which he had given earlier. He told he will publish the article the next day and he left.
I checked the Indian express the next day but it had not come. Gangubhai had expired that day and I assumed to due to which all other news articles and not publised to make space for the Gangibhai’s news. I did not go to ask Tushar again on the topic. Then I had just left the topic and one day(saturday, 25-07-2009) my senior Meenakshi send me an SMS saying congratulations for your new company. Through her I got to know the article was published in Indian Express. But I was Bangalore and it was published in Belgaum Edition. I had to wait till I go back to read the article. Finally I read the article on Monday i.e after to days. I had got many calls from people who read Indian Express and I spoke to them without knowing what exactly was written in newspaper. Actually even I called up and thanked Tushar before I read the article myself !
dotCORD IT Solutions is a company founded by a group of students of Gogte Institute of Technology, Belgaum with a professional tint to their pursue of knowledge.
We are a registered company in web industry of information technology, with a commitment to provide our customers with Reliable, Efficient and Quality solutions that best fit to their needs.
We specialize in providing services to help clients identify, define and realize their business solutions tailored for the unique requirement of individual client.
What dotCORD Provides
- Website Design and Development
- Software and Web Applications
- Animation & Interface Design
- Graphic Design
- Domain Name Registration
- Web Hosting
- Professional E-mail Solutions
- Search Engine Optimization
- Online Advertising
For more details visit www.dotCORD.com