From the Editor-in-Chief Rajesh Ahuja

Welcome to North India Kaleidoscope

Dear friends,

Aloha

Welcome to our new birth after many travails!

We are coming before you in a new, aggressive and better Avatar. It is an ongoing process and the changes should be visible soon.

I am a veteran journalist with over 36-37 years of experience in the profession having joined the National Herald as a cub reporter in 1982 while I was awaiting my MA English Honours results! I moved on to THE HINDU and joined the newly-launched Delhi edition as a Staff Reporter. Soon, I was promoted as Senior Reporter and subsequently promoted as Special Correspondent and transferred to Chandigarh in 1993 as Special Correspondent. I have covered everything under the sun including Haryana politics! I left The Hindu in September 2012 and after a bitter experience with the Sunday Guardian and Aaj Samaj thanks to its then Editor and Venod Sharma and his son Karthik Sharma, I launched this news portal in April-May 2013 and my weekly newspaper North India Kaleidoscope in 2014. The newspaper is currently suspended temporarily due to financial constraints.

It personally hurts when officials of the Public Relations Department of Punjab question my credentials as a journalist and ask for my “documents” relating to my experience and “accreditation” record in order to renew my accreditation as a veteran journalist. At the age of 60, one does not retain the records and throughout from 1993 onwards I have remained accredited with the Haryana Government. The “attitude” of the State Governments towards veteran journalists I will take up some other time.

As concerned global citizens, we must know what is the ground reality and we must give suggestions and critical feedback so that affirmative action becomes the order of the day. NIK, which was launched from Chandigarh, India in 2013, is committed to this. We need authentic quality spam-free content. Everyone is a journalist. The portal is open to Citizen Journalists and especially students of Mass Communications to come forward and contribute news, analyses, features, stories, photos, cartoons and videos. Our Editorial Team reserves the right to select and edit the material. As per our present policy, no payments shall be made for the contributions.  Please mail your contributions to nikmediaventures@outlook.com/nikmediaventures@gmail.com

We reaffirm our dedication to high journalistic values. We believe in using journalism for bringing happiness and positivity in the world. We are committed to value creation instead of hankering after crass sensationalism.

Please contact us at nikmediaventures@gmail.com for display, classified and affiliate ads at competitive rates. We are happy to announce our rates for display and classified ads. We are open to receiving donations and financial assistance/sponsorship to sustain this venture.

We are grateful to the Haryana Government for releasing ads in 2017 and 2018. We are still awaiting payment for the five ads released in 2017-2018 despite numerous reminders. Inshallah. We are also waiting for the mandarins in the Haryana Public Relations Department to release ads on a regular and ongoing basis. We shall be approaching the other State Governments and the private sector to give advertisements in 2019. Our plans to re-subscribe to the IANS services for latest news and events have been held up due to financial constraints.

However, we will courageously face these circumstances and emerge victorious with your kind support.  This portal will be the best in the world with your cooperation and blessings. North India Kaleidoscope will “roar like a Lion”.

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From the Editor-in-Chief Rajesh Ahuja | NORTH INDIA KALEIDOSCOPE

Rajesh Ahuja

I am a veteran journalist based in Chandigarh India.I joined the profession in June 1982 and worked as a Staff Reporter with the National Herald at Delhi till June 1986. I joined The Hindu at Delhi in 1986 as a Staff Reporter and was promoted as Special Correspondent in 1993 and transferred to Chandigarh. I left The Hindu in September 2012 and launched my own newspaper ventures including this news portal and a weekly newspaper NORTH INDIA KALEIDOSCOPE (currently temporarily suspended).

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