Whispers in the Corridors is a unique website that might be the only one that provides news and information about the administrative side of the Government. So, you will find information about what’s happening with the IAS, IPS, and other Governing administration organizations. Why does the website have the name Whispers in the Corridors? Which are these corridors? Most of us have seen the photograph of the Vidhan Sabha and the Lok Sabha; some might have even visited the place and the name will seem sensible to them.
If you look closely, some corridors connect the entire building. Some factually correct movies set several scenes in these corridors. The Corridors of Power is a media term for these corridors, and the website takes its name from this idea, that these are the corridors where power walks.
The website is unique in the sense that it doesn’t seem like it has any ads. Even the images that are present on the website provide information about the semi and government organizations. For example, one of the images on the website directs to the job vacancies in Air India. The website is not ad-supported and just a passion project for the owner, making it all the more neutral and unbiased about the information that the site has.
Nowadays, several news websites give out only the news in a few sentences. However, Whispers in the Corridors have been following this concept ever since its conception. So, you get a quick update on any aspect of the IAS, IPS, and other bureaucratic news that you might want to read.
One unique aspect of the website is that it gives only the information in a few sentences. In some cases, the news comes out with two sentences. The no-nonsense and no-frills attached concept of news reporting is refreshing and fresh.
Another unique aspect of the website is the classic concept of asking questions and letting the audience ponder over them. For example, if there’s some rumor doing the rounds of the corridor, the website doesn’t try to unravel the truth. Instead, it posts just a single sentence related to the concept and lets the audience think, making the audience think of the activity’s reason. In this era of force-feeding news, it is refreshing to see that a website is sticking to give out the information and not think about who’s behind what.
Whispers in the Corridors has a robust presence online. You can follow their social handles over Twitter and Facebook to get the latest updates in the Indian bureaucratic world. Visiting the website is a fascinating look into the day-to-day happenings of the IAS, IPS, and other administrative organizations in India. Whispers in the Corridors is one of the few websites that adapts a forward-moving, neutral attitude in reporting the daily workings of the administration of the country.
Though the look and feel of the website seem a bit old – it doesn’t seem like it is on WordPress, it has every modern tool that’s a staple of modern web designing. So, you can search the website, there’s a separate Contact Us page, and other such pages. Another unique aspect of the website is the e-mail address of the author/blogger being readily available. So, anyone who would want to send across a tip can do so – and all it would take is a simple e-mail. The site is thriving from all counting categories, with a whopping two crore hits. A website becomes profitable when it has 30000 hits per month, making up for about 15000 members any given month.
The website has a unique UI, with the news ticker showing the latest updates, right on the homepage. So, you do not need to spend a lot of time browsing through the website to get to the news article you wish to read. It’s right there on the top of the homepage. All you need to do is wait for the news ticker to display the article you want to read. The ticker, of course, is an aspect you see in the websites that provide you urgent and relevant information, like the sites that give you information about shares, gold, bullion, etc.
While Whispers in the Corridors is a bold and imaginative website, it does need to spruce itself up and make it ready for Web 2.0. From the website’s looks, it still works on PHP and has not embraced a CMS like WordPress. However, not being on WordPress makes it unique as one of the few websites that don’t want to go to the old dashboard of WordPress. So, if you are someone who likes the aspect of visiting an old school website, Whispers in the Corridors is a website that you should bookmark. Even if you aren’t interested in the subject matter of the website – which is Indian administration and bureaucracy.
Whispers in the Corridors In Print
Whispers in the Corridors is a unique and bold concept. With newer websites going to the IoT model, the founder of WiC, Suresh Mehrotra, believes that a news website speaks exclusively about a particular subject. Whispers in the Corridors is one of the few websites that caters to a unique and exclusive readership. Whispers in the Corridors is one of the few publications that have had a successful evolution from print to online, from its looks. The website advertises the magazine’s print edition, which you can subscribe to, for 500 rupees per year. The link to the magazine subscription is right up there on the website’s header. This makes it easier for the user to add their subscription to the already burgeoning number of members.
And another aspect that makes Whispers in the Corridors is the media presence that it gets. It’s sporadic for any newspaper or portal to cover another. So ‘Whispers in the Corridors’ has achieved the unimaginable. Newspapers have carried articles about the founder and the website, making this another unique proposition.
These are some of the unique aspects of the website. Make sure you visit it when you can!