Ramjee Chandran

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Ramjee Chandran
Born Bangalore, India
Residence United States
Nationality Indian
Occupation Journalist
Years active 1989–present
Known for Explocity

Ramjee Chandran is an award-winning journalist and author.[1] Chandran has been the Editor of Explocity a fortnightly magazine since 1998.[2] According to The Daily Telegraph, Explocity is partly owned by Rupert Murdoch.[3]

Career[edit]

Ramjee Chandran launched several magazines devoted to the city of Bangalore, India,[4] notably The Bangalore Monthly[5] and Bangalore Weekly.[6] Also Chandran wrote several columns for various newspapers and magazines. Prior to the inception of Explocity, Chandran first began a Bangalore-based magazine, "Bangalore This Fortnight", in 1989.[7][8] This was followed by the launch of the Bangalore Monthly and the Bangaloremag.com. The internet had just begun its journey in the late 1990s in India, when Chandran created Explocity.com in 1999.[9] Some of the initial funding was from Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.[10] Explocity has content includes events, restaurants, hotel listings, shopping, nightlife and sightseeing in cities like New York City, Dubai,[11] and Indian cities.

Chandran is also a jazz guitarist[12][13] and has performed with other acclaimed musicians on stage.[14][15]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Chanakya Award for Innovative Leadership[16]
  • Best entrepreneurs from Karnataka, India[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Awards 2008-09 : Chanakya Award by the Indian Council of Public Relations for Innovative Leadership". Public Relations Council of India. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Jana, Partners Of Guru &. Banter Beyond The Buck: Banter Beyond The Buck. Guru & Jana. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "The magazine market that leaves you spoilt for choice". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "In an Emergency, Call 100. Or is it 1098? Or 103?". The New York Times. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "Criminal Charges Against Amway in India". Fraud Files Forensic Accounting Blog. 2 October 2008. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "The Hindu : Exploring Bangalore, a mouse click away". The Hindu. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  7. ^ FINEMAN, MARK (17 December 1991). "Culture : India's New Middle Class Finds Home in Bangalore : The country's 'Silicon Plateau' is the home for yuppies and mystics. Growth is phenomenal.". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  8. ^ "Clipping in Mid Day Newspaper". 
  9. ^ "The Hindu Newspaper". Chennai, India. 22 November 2000. 
  10. ^ "Clipping in Asian Age Newspaper". 
  11. ^ "Article in the Hindu Business Line". 
  12. ^ "SING SING! With Radha Thomas & Sandhya Sanjana - Jazz and Hindustani vocalese". Time Out (magazine). Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  13. ^ "Discography of Ramjee Chandran". SoundCloud. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  14. ^ "Ramjee Chandran discography". Discogs. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  15. ^ "UNK: The Radha Thomas Ensemble". Discogs. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  16. ^ "Awards 2008-09 : Chanakya Award by the Indian Council of Public Relations for Innovative Leadership". Public Relations Council of India. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  17. ^ "India Inc's finest: Best of Karnataka". Rediff. Retrieved 16 May 2016.