In120words.com was born over a cup of coffee.
At Rashtriya Khabar’s office at Harmu Bypass Road,Ranchi, they serve excellent hot,steaming coffee. No coffee vending machine but hand made by a lady staff, a young girl, who mixes lots of intelligence with the right amounts of coffee, milk and sugar. Even the foam that fills the brim of the coffee mug seems to be measured, quite unlike the costly, yet ghastly coffee, that is served at all airports across the country, where the quantity of foam, in the paper mug in which it is served, is always more than the hot liquid floating below.
It was a chance discovery though. It was early March 2017. Rajat Kumar Gupta, editor, Rashtriya Khabar, a Hindi daily published from Ranchi, called and invited me for an evening chat at his office. Over that magical cup of coffee, that was served soon enough, Rajat began showing me the rashtriyakhabar.com web page and all the hits that it attracts. The Rashtriya Khabar web page is in Hindi and I just querried if we could come out with an English news portal with lots of new and unique features, to make it attractive .
“YES”, his voice boomed. “Do it”, he stressed. That was more of a command !
We began looking at various names – The Front Seat, Jharkhand Observer , News Hour, News Now . Most of the names were unappealing. It was at this point that Shishir Kumar came along. The younger generation is always smarter that the older school of thought and Shishir, who looks fresh out of university, has his head brimming with ideas.
And In120words.com was born.
Team in120 words.com
Rajat Kumar Gupta Shishir Kumar Rudra Biswas