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.
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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.
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Going places with the Internet
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When the Internet user base in the country is on the rise, India- related content on the Net also seems to be growing. Indicative of this is the exhaustive site, `www.indiamart.com’, which has two attractive features to it – a comprehensive and interactive list of hotels in India and a database of over 60,000 Indian companies and businesses (apart from a host of other India- related data).
apan, with a population of 125 million people, boasts of 2302 shops on the web, out of which 20 percent deal in food and beverages. In addition to the large corporations, many small companies are also effectively using the Net, especially those involved in distribution of books, news, information services, and food products. There are magazines also for reporting and advertising on the Internet. However, in India, it is online shopping but with a difference. The Indian entrepreneurs are operating within limitations-though a few innovative minds have developed a unique model for shopping on the Net. If shirt is what you want to buy, the address to be watched out is http://www.cdshirts.com. The site, owned by one of the largest retailers of shirts in India, provides for the purchase of the various models being marketed. All that a person has to do is to choose, click, and order.
However, now starts the tricky part of the whole deal-the payment problem. Here the showroom has adopted the traditional VPP mode of payment. The site, designed by Rediff-on-the-Net, is a pilot project. “As and when circumstances allow, we would like to include electronic payment also,” says Ajit Balakrishnan, MD, Rediff-on-the-Net.
And if it’s pizzas or burgers that you wish to bite into, click on to http://www.indiamart.com. The site is a 3D gallery of the virtual market. The participating shops include the Delhiites favorite eat-out Nirula’s. The site has been developed using contemporary standards of VRML. It also provides shop-space to companies like USHA Beltron, Seer Global, Oswal Overseas, Dharampal Satyapal Group etc. The site has been developed by Delhi-based InterMESH Systems. And for stocking your cupboards with the latest and best designer wear, click on to indiafashion.com, which displays an array of creations from leading Indian designers like Rohit Bal, JJ Vallaya, Ritu Beri, and Ritu Kumar. If need be-these high-profile designers will also churn out an exclusive creation for you, if you email your measurements to them. The payments here again are made through the traditional modes of payment mode such as VPP.
– PK SUBBALAKSHMI in Delhi.
To commemorate 50 years of India’s independence, Delhi-based InterMESH Systems has launched Virtual IndiaMART. It is a web site that features 3D galleries, where Nirula’s, Usha Beltron, Ganapathi Exports, Seer Global, NDA Securities, Sohrab Group, Oswal Overseas, and Dharmapal Satyapal Group display their products and services.
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The internet has redefined the market place. Click onto some usefull cybermarts and reach out to a world wide market.