About India West: Best Indian Newspaper in America
India-West, the largest and most prestigious among weekly Indian newspapers on the West Coast of U.S., was established in 1975. India-West readers are among the nation's single most affluent and well educated immigrant group (Indian Americans). The Indian American population is currently approaching three million in the United States, and the community views India-West as an indispensable part of their life for news, opinion, events and entertainment. India-West offers exclusive unique content.
Indiawest.com is the first of its kind web portal that is designed to be a primary source of news and information for the entire Indian community in the U.S. Not only does it provide News, but also provides a plethora of information on a vast range of subjects such as Weddings, Real Estate, Job Opportunities, Film Reviews, Event Listings, Matrimonials, Recipes, and much more.
It has a section for blogs from eminent writers, a Live Channels section containing videos of talented Indians, and an e-commerce section for Hot Deals from merchants.
Indiawest.com is the primary go-to source website for all things pertaining to the global Indian community.
IndiaWest.com is currently ranked highest among websites of Indian American newspapers by Alexa.
ABOUT THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
•RAMESH MURARKA, President and Publisher
Ramesh Murarka arrived in the U.S. in 1969 after graduating with top honors (gold medalist) from his college in India. He attended Stanford University for three years, where he received two more degrees.
Ramesh and Bina Murarka had launched the print edition of India-West way back in 1975. The print edition continues to flourish and has earned 43 awards to date for excellence in journalism.
Ramesh has a very gregarious personality, which he has used to establish strong relationships with all the major Indian business establishments in the U.S., particularly those in California and in the New York/New Jersey area. He also has excellent connections with all the leading ad agencies that place corporate ads in ethnic media.
• BINA MURARKA, Co-founder, Editor and Content Manager
Bina Murarka arrived in the U.S. at the young age of three. She lived and studied in several countries besides the U.S., such as Chile, Peru, Italy and Canada, as her father worked for the United Nations. She attended Stanford University for her undergraduate studies (where she met Ramesh) and then completed her graduate studies in Sociology and Journalism at UC-Riverside.
Bina is a meticulous editor, always demanding the best from her team of talented writers. She is very cognizant of the issues confronting the Indian immigrant community settled in the U.S. and strives to deal with these issues in a very detailed and responsible manner.
The 43 awards for journalistic excellence are testimony to this hard work and dedication of Bina Murarka.
• NIBHA AGGARWAL, Chief Technology Officer
Nibha is a veteran of the enterprise software industry. During the last 20 years in the software industry, she has played a key role in major technology companies transforming markets, developing products, and exploiting untapped opportunities. Nibha has been involved with engineering, marketing, executive management, and business development for large technology companies such as Amdocs, Novell, Informix, and Wind River Systems. She also spent nine years in the start up space. She founded SkyFlow, Inc. commercializing a cutting-edge Grid Based Computing Architecture from UC Berkeley to provide speech self service solution to call centers. She has been working in the SaaS CRM space for several years, spanning areas such as sales automation, marketing automation and call center automation. Nibha has an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada, and a B.E. (Honors) in Electronics Engineering from India.
OUR ADVISORY BOARD
Our advisory board comprises highly respected and well-recognized luminaries from the hi-tech world of Silicon Valley. Each one of them provides continual input and guidance to us, which is extremely valuable in ensuring rapid growth of our portal.
• RAJU REDDY, C.E.O. of Sierra Atlantic
• MANISH CHANDRA, Founder of Kaboodle
• NAVEEN JAIN, C.E.O. of Intelius
• SAM MATHAN, C.E.O. of Matisse Networks
• ANIL GODHWANI, Founder of SimplyHired.com
• NITIN MEHTA, C.E.O. of GreenOaks Capital
• NIKHIL MODI, C.E.O. of Whiz Technologies
• RAJ JASWA, C.E.O. of Dyyno, Inc.
• VIVEK WADHWA, Famous Columnist and Blogger