Rakesh Raman, Managing Editor and CEO, Raman Media Network (RMN) Company
I do not possess anything. I do not belong to anyone. I am alone in this world. I am not rich. I am not poor. I do not feel happy. I do not feel sad. So, I am now on a path toward peace – eternal peace. ~~~ Rakesh Raman
Rakesh has more than 20 years of experience in the technology and media markets as a technologist, senior journalist, analyst, and columnist.
Through his personal worldwide social media community of about 10,000 people and thousands of other direct readers, currently Rakesh gets nearly 3 million (3,000,000) Webpage views in a month for the editorial content work that he is doing. And it is growing. [ Data: Webstat (December 2015) ]
Rakesh has also formed a humanitarian organization RMN Foundation to serve different sections of the society with a particular focus on children’s education. It is registered as an educational and public charitable Trust with the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi at New Delhi, India.
Besides writing thousands of articles for various media properties and top technology companies of the world, Rakesh has been interviewing market leaders in the global technology markets. Currently, he is managing a “Thought Leaders” editorial section on the RMN Digital site.
At present, Rakesh is also managing a “Tech-Wise Knowledge Center for SMBs” to provide useful and actionable information to businesses so that they could benefit from technology deployment in the most efficient and cost-effective way.
Rakesh is managing a comprehensive editorial section Wars, Conflicts, Terrorism to cover related news and views from all over the world.
He is also managing an editorial initiative called REAL VOTER that covers political developments in India.
Also, Rakesh had been associated with the United Nations (UN) through United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) as a digital media expert to help businesses use technology for brand marketing and business development.
Similarly, Rakesh was associated with the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) to help small- and medium-sized export companies use technology for their business development in global markets.
He has anchored nationwide technology events and tech awareness programs for some of the top local and international companies.
In 2012, he edited a comprehensive book for CARE India, which is the Indian branch of CARE International – a leading humanitarian development and relief organisation with poverty-fighting projects in 84 countries across the world reaching 122 million people. The book focuses on the National Strategy on Gender in Emergencies.
Rakesh has been conferred the National-level government award for his contribution in the field of technology journalism, which has been a unique distinction in the country. The award was presented to him at the Republic Day function.
Besides holding senior editorial positions with top media companies, Rakesh was writing an exclusive edit-page tech business column (named Technophile) regularly for The Financial Express (a daily business newspaper of The Indian Express Group). The column covered emerging personal and enterprise technology trends, evolution in the digital / new-media business, and technology applications for digital gaming and film-based entertainment.
You can read some of the articles that he wrote as the edit-page columnist for The Financial Express newspaper.
Here is the weblink for The Financial Express: http://www.financialexpress.com/columnist/rakeshraman/1
Among other international technology content projects, he has launched – “Raman’s Tech Tale Series – Knowledge Stories for Children,” a book series aimed to spread technology awareness among children through short stories. This work has also found a mention in Bookbird, a journal of international children’s literature, produced by IBBY, the International Board on Books for Young People.
Rakesh has also written a novel “Robojit and the Sand Planet” for children and young adults. It was started on Twitter. Now this novel is positioned as a global entertainment project at an exclusive site (which is under development): http://www.robojitandthesandplanet.com/
Even Reuters has written about this work, comparing Rakesh with the top Twitter novelists in the world. Reuters report link: http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/08/09/writing-a-novel-just-tweet-it/
Rakesh has also written a novella “Rattrap and the Jinni: Mysteries of the Future World” for children – mainly for tweens and teens all across the world.
He has created a cartoon character Goby Geek, which is presented as a comic strip. Goby sheds light on the contemporary issues in the information-driven world, which is moving at a breakneck pace.
Under a regular column (Tech Guru), he has also written technology awareness fictional stories for a popular children’s magazine. These stories are written in a creative format using dialogues between fiction characters.
Moreover, Rakesh has been fighting against corruption single-handedly for years: You can know about some of his campaigns against corruption at this link.
Besides working at senior editorial positions, Rakesh has also handled an important advisory role for Punjab Police. His work involved the management of technology-driven police applications, media planning, and the use of digital media to combat the threats from criminals in India and abroad. His work has been appreciated by the Punjab Police as well as the top law enforcement agencies of the Government of India.
As a journalist, Rakesh has worked as:
- Tech business columnist for The Financial Express newspaper
- Editorial Director for an online tech media company, ITNation (acquired by UTV)
- Group Technology Editor for A&M Group magazines, including A&M (on Advertising & Marketing) and Global (on international trade)
- Editor – Special Projects and Features Editor for Cyber Media Group
- Asstt. Associate Editor for Computers Today magazine (India Today Group)
- Independent tech/business writer for The Tribune and The Indian Express newspapers
Rakesh has handled major content development, editorial, and custom publishing projects for leading global technology companies including IBM, HP, Intel, 3D Networks, SAP, and a few leading Indian companies.
After doing his M.Sc. and Computer Science orientation from Panjab University, Chandigarh, he has worked as a software developer for about seven years with a couple of leading technology companies at Mohali, Chandigarh (India).
His areas of interest are content and brand communications strategy design for the upcoming online virtual worlds and content development and management for the future Semantic Web.
- Rakesh’s Facebook link: http://www.facebook.com/rakesh.raman
- Rakesh is on LinkedIn, at: http://in.linkedin.com/in/rakeshraman
- Rakesh is on Twitter, at: http://twitter.com/rrthakur