Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Popular citizen journalist websites in India

New media technology, such as social networking and media-sharing websites, in addition to the increasing prevalence of cellular telephones, have made citizen journalism more accessible to people worldwide. Due to the availability of technology, citizens often can report breaking news more quickly than traditional media reporters. Notable examples of citizen journalism reporting from major national events are, the 16 December 2012 rape case and the Modi campaign spreading its wings across the nation. Citizen journalism has really come to the fore, and it’s something traditional media outlets can’t compete with given that have-a-go hacks are normally at the scene of a story before it even happens across the nation.
Below are most popular websites of citizen journalists you should know-

CNN IBN is a citizen journalist that shares stories, pictures and videos about the causes and issues that matter to common man. The CJ show has been awarded thrice for the best cross platform content at the prestigious Asian TV Awards. The show has been nominated and commended several times for being a truly inclusive citizens platform.

The Viewspaper
The Viewspaper is India's largest youth paper. It is the voice of the youth. Based on the citizen journalism concept it has young people from around the world expressing their views and thoughts.

India's largest citizen journalism based news portal. merinews.com is the winner of Manthan Award for best e-content in 2006 and also received a special mention in the Webby Awards in the same year. The site provides a platform to people to share local news, opinions, reviews, photos etc. and also debate on the current hot topics.

A New Media Platform powered by and for the people of Jammu and Kashmir. U4Uvoice is a portal which seeks to empower the common man by offering a platform to mould opinion and lead to positive action.

Mynews is a citizen journalism website that aims to serve as a platform for those who want to be heard and walk with a dedicated team to serve informational evolution process together.

It's Not Yellow
“It’s Not Yellow” (INY) is a platform that invites people to raise “real” issues in our society that are not fully covered by the mainstream media. The contributors are regular people who want to discuss issues that affect their daily lives and create an environment for change and progress. One does not have to be a professional journalist to publish on INY, just a concerned citizen who cares about the quality of life in India. This unique platform can bring forward the real problems by treating its readers as collaborators and not just end consumers.

White Drums
White Drums allows the people of the world to participate write and share news, features, photos, videos, etc to all, so that truth can be recorded on this global platform in the most democratic manner. It urges citizens to come forward and report, rather than sit and expect news to only reach them.

Now Pick Is Yours for reporting of your breaking news anyway share with us your favourite citizen journalist website in the comments.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Websites For Car & Bike in India

The Internet has revolutionized vehicle shopping. It offers convenience, lightning-quick comparison and best of all savings. In cars & bikes websites you will get the latest automobile news, car reviews and bike reviews from the Indian automotive industry. Below are few popular car and bike sites in India which covers all the latest news and tons of useful stuff for the vehicle owners and also for new vehicle buyers:

Zigwheels : The country’s leading automotive enthusiast website zigwheels, is a part of the Times Group. Zigwheels offers you to buy new car, used cars, sell cars at great prices. Provides Auto news, expert car reviews, new car prices, used car prices.

Autocarindia : Autocar India is the part of Autocar U.K- the world’s oldest car magazine. Autocar India is the online home for all latest car and bike road tests,reviews,latest news and lots of other stuff. The online forum feature provide us an excellent way to discuss vehicle owners experience directly and get clarification on virtually any information about the vehicles.These discussions helps us to choose the right decision for new vehicle buyers.

Bsmotoring : Business Motoring is the India’s oldest and most popular motor magazine dedicated to cars and bikes. Having both printed and web versions, it covers all latest Indian cars and bikes news, reviews, the vehicle comparisons and motoring awards. The magazine is also know for its unique and most funny way of presenting the articles that makes readers more excited to read.The column named Which Car? is the most famous among all the articles of the magazine.

OverdriveOverdrive another popular auto magazine in India provides tons of information about all latest vehicles. As a leading car and bike magazine,it provides very useful stuff like Road Test and reviews on cars and bikes, news and features.You also get in-depth reviews of the latest vehicles, tips on safe driving and posters.

Cardekho : A website that goes way beyond the boundaries of facts and figures in its exploration of the glamorous and exotic world of cars, providing complete freedom to the car-fanatics of India to watch, know and understand the deepest passion of their lives in much greater detail and from a wide variety of viewpoints. Stringing together a comprehensive set of pages, each of which presents a new window into the automotive universe, this auto-portal talks about every existing car-breed ranging from hatchbacks, which are the smallest and yet the smartest members of the automobile community, to the electrifying super cars, which reign over the fantasies of car-enthusiasts across the globe.

Team-bhp : This website is the most comprehensive and only unbiased information resource on the Indian automotive scene. Team-BHP is where car owners & enthusiasts come together to form a collective force; a community of, by and for Indian petrol-heads. Its a completely independent website and do NOT accept any car advertisements. Here, you will find impeccably honest reviews, news, opinions and analysis. Team-BHP is also the first Indian automotive community to have cemented its position on the Global Big Boards Registry.

BikeindiaThe official BIKEIndia website is produced by die-hard motorcycle enthusiasts with over 25 years of hands-on experience.

Gaadi.com : This website is an attempt to build a high quality Auto Website in India which is relevant to it's users. Gaadi.com offers its users Car loans, car insurance, car accessories New Car Research, a Used Car buying and selling platform, Exclusive Car content, A community of Car enthusiasts to interact with, and a lot more.

Now Pick Is Yours anyway share with us your favourite motoring sites in the comments.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Where to get best of Indian Premier League (IPL) online

India is a land of cricket-lovers, who treat it more like a religion than a sport. After exploring internet we have come up with below information of Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 cricket tournaments have for you online that will keep you abreast with the latest happenings in the world of cricket in general, and IPL in particular.

Official website : iplt20.com

The participating team’s websites are as under:

Free IPL cricket Apps for your mobile

1. IPL 2013 Schedule & Scores app updates you live action and drama right into your pocket.
2. BCCI official iPhone app for all BCCI Events. It also brings you LIVE action for all Indian Premier League, Team India and Champions League Twenty20 matches.
3. IPL Live Streaming - The delicious app can be downloaded via this Google Play link.
4. ESPNcricinfo - Available for free on Google Play as well as the iPhone's App Store.
5. Although this is not really about the IPL,Cricket in Hand is an interesting app that gives you all the information about cricketing performance of different countries.

The live streaming links will works on match days only. Below the official live streaming links
Live Mobile Streaming apps
Buy ipl t20 tickets online here

Other options online:

That's all from our side and now Pick is yours if we are missing on something interesting do let us know about it in comments.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Shopping Footwear online : India

With all the offers and discounts to be found online these days and the benefits of online shopping, footwear shopping should not be the exception. Below are few websites in India for your footwear shopping online :
Yebhi.com : There is a wide range of footwear available for men, women and kids in different materials like suede, leather, canvas, rubber, etc., ranging in vast designs and patterns in this eshop. You can also check out the latest range of attractive collection of footwear from the best brands from around the world at Yebhi.

Metroshoes : Its a famous in-store outlet in India which which is also online. In this eShop Metro Shoes showcases a wide collection of men’s & women’s footwear, both casuals as well as formals, for every need of their brand only! They also provide traditional footwear and accessories, flats, ballets, block-heels, mojdis, belts, wallets, handbags are in abundance. With reasonable shoe prices, multiple payment options and prompt delivery.

Bestylish : This eShop seems to be India’s Largest Online eShop in Footwear segement committed to delivering an exceptional shopping experience in India. This eShop is specialize in footwear for Men. women & children that range from casuals to formals and much more. This eShop gets you top brands, latest styles and exciting promotions, they offer more than 5000 styles across 100+ brands for men, women and children – that’s over 50,000 shoes!

Bata : Bata is the no. 1 in-store footwear brand in India & has been holding a unique place in the heart of Indians for more than 75 years. You are Bata footwear fan don't have time to go in-store shopping visit their eShop.

Above mentioned are the couple of eShops which are having good range & broad categories in footwear why we liked them as these eShops are exclusively for footwear.

Check out also myntra.com & jabong.com. Now pick is yours for buying online footwear and if we have missed any good footwear eShop let us know about it in comments.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Online Shopping Tips

Here's a list of tips you should consult when shopping online. Print this page and keep it in a handy place so it will be easy to review before you order.

1) Trust your instincts. If you don't feel comfortable buying or bidding on an item over the web, or if you feel pressured to place your order immediately, maybe you shouldn't.

2)Be knowledgeable about web-based auctions. Take special care to familiarize yourself not only with the rules and policies of the auction site itself but with the legal terms (warranties, refund policy, etc.) of the seller's items that you wish to bid on.

3) Double check pricing. Be suspicious of prices that are too good to be true. Also consider carefully whether you may be paying too much for an item, particularly if you're bidding through an auction site. You may want to comparison shop, online or offline, before you buy. Make sure there are not extra shipping or handling costs.

4) Find and read the privacy policy. Read the privacy policy carefully to find out what information the seller is gathering from you, how the information will be used, and how you can stop the process. If a site does not have a privacy policy posted, you may not want to do business with it. If it does have a privacy policy, there will probably be a link to it from the seller's home page, or it could be included with the Legal Terms.

5) Review the return, refund, and shipping and handling policies as well as the other legal terms . If you can't find them, ask the seller through an e-mail or telephone call to indicate where they are on the site or to provide them to you in writing. See Legal Terms.

6) Make sure the Internet connection is secure. Before you give your payment information, check for indicators that security software is in place. See Security.

7) Use the safest way to pay on the Internet. Pay for your order using a credit card. See Payment.

8) Print the terms. You should print out and date a copy of terms, conditions, warranties, item description, company information, even confirming e-mails, and save them with your records of your purchase. See Recordkeeping.

9) Insure the safe delivery of your item. If you're concerned you may not be home when your package is delivered and that someone may take it if it is left on the doorstep, ask whether you can specify that the shipper must receive a signature before leaving the package. Or, it may be safer to have the package delivered to your office. See Delivery.

10) Inspect your purchase. Look at your purchase carefully as soon as you receive it. Contact the seller as soon as possible if you discover a problem with it. Tell the seller in writing about any problems you have, ask for a repair or refund, and keep a copy of your correspondence. See Legal Terms.

It not necessary you should always follow above tips before shopping online its for eShops where you are shopping first time.

Source: http://www.safeshopping.org

Monday, February 18, 2013

List of online shopping of Jewellery websites in India

As you are aware that an online shopping stores are eShops selling an array of products ranging from international brands to authentic Indian designer wear, from perfumes to shoes to clothes, electronics and a lot more! In jewellery-crazy India many eShops have come up with online Jewellery  stores below we are mentioning list of few Jewellery eShops:

CaratLane : Has the largest range of over 125,000 diamonds of every colour, cut, clarity and carat weight combination. You can use their easy to use solitaire search to find your perfect diamond.

Jewelskart : This eShop claims its product range is available at 'Unbeatable price.Fast Delivery'. They are providing a diverse range of jewelry including gold, silver, diamond and in precious and semi-precious gems. One can order the products like bracelets, ear and figure rings, pendants, necklaces and other type of jewelry.

Bluestone : This eShop believe in giving you an experience that you'll cherish. Choose from there extensive collection of jewellery and accessories, and make the special occasions in your life even more special. Gifting apart, what you wear is what defines you.This eShop know the personal bond that women and jewellery share, so you can trust them to craft the best designs that can accentuate your inner self.

21diamonds : The only online jewellery store in India with a global presence that offers the unique feature of customizing jewellery, 21Diamonds has created a stir with its unassailable prices and brilliant silver, gold and diamonds jewellery designs. This eShop offer's branded and non-branded pendants, diamond rings, earrings, wedding rings, gold bangles, bracelets and much more in silver, yellow gold, white gold and rose gold.

Tanishq : This is renowned shop-in store by TATA group which has forayed in to e-retailing.

Few things common in all of above mentioned eShops are:

1) They provide certified Jewellery by renowned names like the International Gemological Institute (IGI) and HKD Diamond Laboratories.
2) 30-Day No Questions Asked Return Policy gives you ample time to ensure that your piece of Jewellery is the right one for you.
3) Lifetime Exchange Policy.
4) Free delivery/shipping on all items within India.
5) Mode of Payment all the above mentioned eShops have online as well offline payment options.

We know there are many more online eShops for Jewellery but we found above one good advise for you anyway if we are missing on some good Jewellery eShops lets us know in comments below.

Anyway be cautious while buying any jewellery item online and now Pick is yours where to buy what. 
Happy Shopping.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Valentine day shopping online:India

Online retailing has made Valentine day in to a shopping bonanza. All the eShops in India have put on their V-day faces with lucrative offers, discounts and deals. These eShops have so many options and suggestions from flowers to tech trends for your delight and everything is just clicks away. These online shops also gives an opportunity to those who are away from their love interest, they can send Valentine gifts to them through online shopping portals, where they can choose & send the most romantic gifts to their partners. Remember, when it comes to giving the perfect gift, don't be afraid to think outside the box!

To make it easier and to get you started on ideas we came up with a list of some websites offering deals for V-day for what to get your special Valentine:

 SnapDeal: Providing some heavy discounts on gifting ideas for HER & HIS shopping concept and Dress up your Valentine. They are also running a contest to Vote for the city that stands for love and make it the "Love Capital" of India 2013. To visit offer page click here: http://www.snapdeal.com/offers/valentines-day

Flipkart.com: This website has on display what it calls its “This week, we deliver your heart’s content with great offers on Valentine day gifts” It neatly flaunts gifts segregated into categories, also stating Trendy gifts he will love, gorgeous gifts she will adore with an e-gift voucher for your loved one if you are unable to decide what to gift. To visit offer page click here:

Tradus.com: Discounted prices of products upto 85%OFF stating “sweet valentine save big amazing discounts on cakes, flowers and special gifts”. To visit offer page click here http://www.tradus.com/tradusnew/ci/index.php/StaticPage?q=promo34

Infibeam.com: This eShop has on display what it calls ‘Valentine’s Special.’ It neatly flaunts gifts segregated into categories saying Valentine Gifts: Voice Your Unspoken. This eshop addressing people living in abroad “Send Valentine Gifts to India”. To visit offer page click here http://www.infibeam.com/Valentine_Gifts/

Myntra.com: Aiming to redefine fashion mantra on this Valentine this website kept it simple and elegant “Shop for yourself and your Valentine and get additional discount 14% off I 20%off”. To visit offer page click here http://www.myntra.com/online-fashion-store?hpbnr=hm-vday-cart-feb07

Shopclues.com : This shopping site has come up with Valentine’s Sale with a caption “Best selection of gifts for your valentine” its deals neatly placed for him and her. Although in limited options, the website does put forth some lucrative deals.  For offer page click here: http://www.shopclues.com/valentine-sale.html

Jabong.com : This eShop appears to follow the traditional color theme here, although not much red, but various tech-gifts dipped in the love-shade, Pink for her. It has discounted prices on Jewellery, offers on Love collection apparels and with offer “100% CASH BACK OFFER/ LOVE IS FOR SHARING”.
To visit page click here http://www.jabong.com/love-collection/

Rediff shopping:  This shopping site also has its deals neatly placed. Although in limited options, the website does put forth some lucrative deals. Both sections show some good deals on computer and audio peripherals. The devices range from tablets, flash drives to smartphones and more. If your partner is a tech or gaming enthusiast then this just seems the right place to be. To visit offer page click here http://shopping.rediff.com/categories/valentine-gifts/cat-9188?sc_cid=www.google.co.in|browse

Above are few eShops we missed many and if you know any better let us know in comments and to know more offers and deals for V-day follow us on twitter and facebook. Happy online V-day shopping as we say PICK IS YOURS now what to gift your loved one.