Sunday, July 5, 2020
Smita is a multi-cultural freelance journalist, writer, and filmmaker based out of London, Hong Kong, and India. Global Indian Stories is her brain-child and she created the platform to help people share their stories, get published, and reach out to their diaspora across the globe.

WHO WE ARE, WHAT WE DO

We are a web magazine that promotes story-telling and improved literacy to aid the Indian and South Asian community, by encouraging them to raise their voices by getting published with us.

By connecting the growing 13 million Non-Resident-Indian diaspora across the globe to their 1.5 billion Indian counterparts, through a digital medium that knows no boundaries, we aim to increase diversity, inclusivity, and encourage social mobility.

With a growing interest in India, stories of relevance to Indians is a niche market, but is something that is often not touched by the mainstream, even though there is a lot of dynamism and work in this area.

We intend to get diaspora stories published through us for the advancement of education and community development. We mentor and encourage contributing writers from all walks of life, and with a pool of over 50 writers, aged between 9 years to 90, ours is a truly unique platform by the people, designed to benefit them. So, over time, the website will become a chronicle of Indian stories, a go-to website for unique Indian stories written by the people themselves.

WE ARE NOT A NEWS PORTAL, WE ARE DIFFERENT

Our USP is that we offer an open platform. We do not cover only events or people in the news. We encourage contributing writers to share their stories with us, while we train them to produce interesting, inspirational tales for their communities and generations. This platform has benefitted many small businesses, single mothers, smaller charities, aspiring writers, etc. We cover common topics, such as movies and music, but also personal stories of any scale. Inspiration can come from a popular spiritual leader or a local person following their dreams or helping their community.

CONTACT US IF YOU WANT TO CONTRIBUTE OR HELP

While this is not a profit platform, we still need some funds to run it. So if you have a story you’d like to share, or perhaps you’d like to support the cause, or buy some advertising, then please get in touch.

Contact: smita@globalindianstories.com