My project is to develop a news website/blog for the Indian diaspora in the Unites States of America.
Due to lack of time the diaspora always do not look into the online news sources of their home country. The India-related news that appears in the U.S. mainstream media is often of an accident or natural disaster, thereby only presenting a limited version of the happenings there.
For instance, in the last four or five days, India news that were picked up by the U.S. media were: hearing of the Delhi gang rape case and the communal clashes in Muzaffarnagar. While both these stories are very important and deserve a mention, I think the Indians here may also want to know what else is going on. One such news that would interest Indians here, but went completely unnoticed by the U.S. media was, India’s leading tennis player, Leander Paes’ winning the doubles at the U.S. Open at the age of 40. I therefore think, there is a need-gap here, and a potential audience that my news site can cater to.
I want to create a news-aggregation site that will list the 10 important India-related news every day. It will be somewhat the The Daily Beast’s, Cheat Sheet. I will not have any original reporting, one paragraph to summarize the news, and then link them to the original Indian news site.