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SHARAD GOEL

The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance - and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning

The editor of Vichar Parikrama dreamt for years to launch a magazine which would bring revolution in the media world. A longtime social worker with a commerce degree, experience and vision led him, in 2008 to launch the first idea-sharing platform in the form of Vichar Parikrama that offers views, data, and counseling, on current prevalent issues.

He has followed a career path forged by fate and faith.

Faiths in the desire to change people’s lives, by helping them develop the insight and vision necessary for meaningful change in their communities.
But a lot more needs to be done. He wishes to reach out to every reader in Gurgaon, and spread our message across.

Do our newspapers today have a responsibility to make the public space a better place?
How many times have you thought about canceling your daily newspaper but did not get round to it. Or decided against it because you quite enjoy the celebrity gossip, the Sudoku and tips on where to go for your next holiday. But what about the political reporting and commentary which - once upon a time - was the main reasons people bought newspapers
The intelligent readers now resent smart editors telling them what to think and they now feel that they can get better and more balanced information off the internet. As a consequence, the press is fast becoming irrelevant to public debate and if so, how it might rediscover its public purpose in order to help us citizens join the big debates and solve our genuine problems.

This is where Vichar Parikrama steps in.

Each issue deals with a single concern. Existing basic problems - political, social and economic - are taken up and discussed.  And all write-ups are from people specializing in the subject the magazine is talking about. They also encourage readers to send in their comments.

He asserts, Journalists are human beings. We are the communicators. People learn about society through what we write. If we want to create a humane society we need to be humane beings. We have to expose the problems as it is, but our real job is to champion the good.

In today’s world of sound bites and tabloid news, we wish to present sound and responsible reports.
He muses; I do not want to rest... until I have faithfully made the most of my talent and cultivated the seed that was placed in me until the last small twig has grown.