By Prashant Kurup
Bangalore may be known as India’s Silicon Valley but Delhi may soon steal a march as far as on-line entrepreneurship goes. And the beneficiaries range from children to parents to travelers and tourists and food enthusiasts…. .…Indiamart has now become a global gateway to India with sites on travel, handicraft, apparel, investment, health and news with links to major Indian Dailies… … Delhi citizens are slowly becoming netizens and enterprising ones at that too.
IndiaMART.com has come out with a site dedicated to healthcare. Christened health.indiaMART.com, the site apart from exhaustive information on emergency services and healthcare has an interesting sex guide dealing with sexual relations and related problems. An engrossing section is the section on health tool kit that features calculators for child-birth due date, calorie burn, target heart rate and an obesity calculator.
More than 70 Telecom/Networking-based companies are profiled with a brief on their individual performances, products and services offered, tie-ups and turn-overs.
(June 12, 1999): The CBSE results are out and the most talked about upcoming event amongst students just passed from their schools is admissions in colleges. For the first time, complete information on admissions in Delhi University is being made available on the Net. ‘Bharat on-line’, MTNL’s portal site, created by Intermesh Systems has a complete section (bol.net.in/duadmissions) devoted to the issue.
May 13, 1999: Following the concept of ‘america-on-line’— the largest and the most popular portal site on the world wide web, MTNL is setting up a Indian site named— ‘bharat on-line’ (bol.net.in). This site will serve as an interactive and comprehensive portal site for connecting the rest of the world to India. This interactive site will showcase Indian culture and the developments made in various contexts. It will also host various ongoing Indian and international events.
12 May, 1999: As MTNL enters the arena of the world wide web on the occasion of its becoming the second largest ISP (Internet Service Provider) in India after VSNL, it is making a big start-up by offering live coverage of the World Cup’99 on-line. MTNL has engaged Intermesh Systems— India’s leading internet solution providers and the creators of http://www.IndiaMART.com — India’s largest business database on the net, for creation and maintenance of this site.
This web site is going to serve as the curtain raiser for MTNL’s portal Indian site— ‘Bharat on line’. The site www.cricket.bol.net.in, is first of its kind to offer a ball-to-ball commentary of the ongoing matches on-line. The site will also display updated CEAT rating of the world’s top 20 cricketers with each successive match. Other highlights are features like on-line polls for the winning team and the official World Cup song. It also contains interesting sections like schedule of the World Cup matches and card-file of all the competing teams with detailed profiles of the top players who are expected to create waves in the ’99 World Cup.
Interesting features like history of all six world cups held in the past, records made during these Cups and other one day-internationals make this site a must visit for all cricket fans. This site uniquely presents the accounts of famous Umpires, the momentous history of World Cup venues and a list of trophies and prizes to be awarded during the World Cup. A section on the ‘point-distribution system’ lists out the rules laid out for the teams to qualify for each successive round. Daily news updates will keep the surfers informed with the latest events of the Cup.
The unique features of the site are its visual appeal and eye-catching sporty layout. The site is designed to facilitate easy browsing and downloading using cutting edge Internet technology. http://www.IndiaMART.com, the creators of this web-site are pioneers of Internet technology in India with over 300 Indian and overseas clientele including National Panasonic, Le Meridian, Eureka Forbes, Jindal Steel and Apollo Hospitals. They plan to develop MTNL’s site, ‘Bharat on line’ into an interactive and comprehensive portal site connecting the rest of the world to India. This interactive site will showcase Indian culture and the developments made in various contexts. It will also host various ongoing Indian and international events.
The site will feature general topics covering news-updates, weather, classifieds, etc.; special interest sections like sports, technology, trade and business, travel and tourism, entertainment, health, and a host of other interactive facilities like discussion panels and on-line chat available to the Net users free of charge.
Looking for an exporter or importer or a dealer of Indian goods? It could be pottery, brass, batik, paintings or anything else. Here’s a site where you search might find a successful conclusion. It contains a searchable database of over 60,000 companies. Read More
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Sites on the Net that help you zoom in on new holiday destinations
For Travel buffs who are in search of places which are yet to be discovered by the masses, check out allindia technologies for a holiday with a difference. The section titled off the beaten track lists about 40 -odd destinations which are not your regular tourist stuff. Each place is depicted by a photograph and just a click gives you the required information.
An alphabetical reference of IT companies in the Northern region.
Intel Communication & Marketing India Ltd.
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With the vision of connecting businesses with the fastest communication medium of the day, Dinesh Agarwal, a computer software engineer from Madhu Vihar, set up the first company in India to provide directory services for exporters and importers on the Internet.