Editor’s Note September 2018

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Let’s take a moment and stand up to the massive losses of life, peace and property to the people of Kerala, the God’s own country. What we saw was colossal destruction and kudos to Kerala, for standing strong and for fighting those bully thunderstorms. I am sure it will retain it’s gleam and glow and the prestige that it’s known for. On one side nature took its fury out, call it global warming and it was really overwhelming to see how the whole country came together to send relief materials, cash, prayers and of course the Indian army to save countless lives and salvage the situation from reaching catastrophic standards.

Now coming back, we hosted our very first Gaming Awards – IGA (India Gaming Awards) and all the stakeholders came together to raise a toast to the winners and the Indian gaming industry. Gaming is a serious play now and being a multi-billion dollar industry, the stakes are high, and we have just done our part along with our partner Nodwin to recognize their efforts and award them. Along with the IGA, this was a month of another first with the official launch of our new talent and production division where we are ready to belt out digital films, TVCs, short films and paint the picture in the digital frame. We have already shaken hands with the established celebrities with iconic brands and got them married. To have a spin-off division means a dedicated team nurturing our own talents and continuing the brand engagement.

Nowadays, the speed with which smartphones and other tech is getting launched, it’s difficult to keep count – But just to emphasize it has been 9 major launches with Poco F1, RealMe 2, Nokia 6.1 Plus, Honor Play, Oppo F9 Pro, Saregama Carvaan Mini, Asus Zenbook Pro 15, Acer Predator Helios 500 in the run-up to the big daddy in Samsung launching their Note 9 which would be our chart-topper. Expect these launches to keep pouring in with something coming from Apple and the new One Plus 6.

We also launched our list of Top 50 Influencers and exhibited them in this issue who are not mainstream celebrities but are silently influencing and becoming pseudo media companies in their own right. It’s fascinating to know their journey and how with the click, a few lines and a picture post they are posting multiples of zeros in their bank accounts and enjoying a good life – attention, luxury, travel, money and in the process, engaging with their followers.

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Ramesh Somani

Ramesh Somani

Founder, Publisher & Chief Editor

Entrepreneur by profession, Believes in karma and has tech in his DNA. Of all things harbours a dream to do space travel in his own space shuttle. He is also the Chief Editor & Founder of thetechy.com – Part of Exhibit Group.

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