Got Featured On Malayala Manorama

Here is some old news, just for the record. ‘Old’ not because the News isn’t relevant anymore, but because I was too lazy busy to write it up here and you probably know about it by other means. Me and my start-up got featured on the Malayala Manorama News Paper.

( For some of my international readers (at least I like to think so), Malayala Manorama is the largest circulated regional daily news paper in India. )

Here is how it happened. This Saturday afternoon, 4th of August, a Malayala Manorama journalist, Mr. Manoj Mathew calls me and tells me that he wish to feature my start-up, One C Media, in the Business section of the daily which is to be out on Monday. He is a chill guy; we talk for about an hour or so. It went very well, until he asked me for the photos of all the founders.

How hard can be a group photo? Not hard if you have one taken already. We didn’t have one and all of us are not at one location to take one at that time. After searching through my hard disc’s without any luck, I called back Manoj if singles would work. Finally we went for a single of mine. That wasn’t easy either. Took me an hour and close to 100 shots to get one right. Finally the tripod I bought in December, paid its worth.

So here we have it. Unfortunately there is no English translation; Malayalam isn’t a language supported by Google Translator either.

Malayala Manorama 6th August 2012 (click to englarge)
Malayala Manorama 6th August 2012 (click to englarge)

The online version is available here. Also a photograph scan of the real newspaper is here.

Almost Famous: I didn’t think of it as a big deal until it got published and people started calling me up. I have been interviewed before and its not the first time I am recognized. Still this felt different because family members, friends and other people who have no idea about what I do and generally never appreciate those things, called me up. The story was shared on Facebook by friends and school mates and people who haven’t called me in a long time started calling.

It feels nice to have something published in print, that too on a main stream media. Feels good to be known.


21 responses to “Got Featured On Malayala Manorama”

  1. Congats Arun!

    You’re such a great insperation to others ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks man, glad you read this ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Congrats Arun… it’s lovely to see your post ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Thanks Leslie, it was quite an experience ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. ah… no comments man
    you are always awesome

    1. Whoever this is, thanks!

      1. this is jyothis joy, joe as usual…

  4. Adipoli Arun. So, One C Media is really making news… Congratulations ๐Ÿ™‚

    PS: I had given your contact to a person who wanted to create leads in the home loan segment.

    1. Thanks man, both for the ref and the wishes. This was quite an experience, print media is something different, it reaches to the older generation and that is something ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Thats very good news Arun. I feel so good when one of the fellow bloggers find success. Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Congrats man. Me also read that news online.

    Great Inspiration man.

  7. At least i know something more that i didnt know. That Malayala is the most circulated newspaper in india.
    And that must have been great Arun. Cheers

    1. It is the most circulated regional daily, not the most circulated daily. There should be other newspapers in English that have more circulation ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Arun- I was seeing if you had uploaded any photos of Dubai on your personal blog yet, and saw this article. You never even told me you were featured in the paper, you silly goose!
    How exciting. I am waiting to see those images from Dubai now.

    1. he he, it wasn’t a big deal until it got published ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Anusree Avatar

    Hi da…:):)
    hope you remember this name…:):):)…even it’s too late …hearty congratz..:)happy 2 c u in our media with a such a gd news..:)…wish u all success..!!!…anusree:)

    1. of course! Thanks for dropping by my blog and the wishes. Wondering how you got here in the first place. Evideanu eppo?

  10. […] The first few kilometers passed easily. It was a new sight for the people of the city, they stood along the sidelines and cheered for us. Media was everywhere. In fact, I managed to get my face on TV in between the race and at the finish. Manorama News covered us live and my family got a chance to see me running. Thank you Manorama for the brief moment of fame, once again. […]

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