NRI Pulse – First News Paper Published outside India by NRI Women


US-based Veena Rao, the editor and publisher of NRI Pulse, has been recognized by the Limca Book of Records as the first non-resident Indian woman to edit and publish a newspaper outside India.

Rao launched NRI Pulse in 2006. It is a free monthly newspaper that serves the Indian-American and other South Asian communities of Georgia and other southeastern states of the US.
‘It is important that people know what’s happening in their community, and the country they live in. It is important that they stay abreast of happenings in India. This is vital for the socio-economic and cultural growth of the community as a whole,’ a statement quoted Rao as saying.
Rao has a masters’ diploma in journalism and communication from India’s Symbiosis International University and she has also done her masters in economics. 
About NRI Pulse is a fortnightly online magazine that was born out of a desire to provide a platform, a voice, for every member of the Indian American community. is a virtual home for the Indian American family- where members can relax, get informed and entertained, and showcase their talents, skills, their families, opinions/views or merely make their presence in this country known. is also a unique combination of a newspaper and a magazine, and offers features that have never been seen before in an online format. The magazine has an impressive lineup of regular columnists- community members who are not only experts in their fields, but are actively involved in community service and are local role models. A facet that gives each columnist that extra edge, the local feel, the empathy in identifying with the readers. also offers deep, incisive analyses/opinions/views and debates on hot button topics and matters affecting our daily lives.

Each fortnight, profiles a local role model from the community, an achiever in his/her field or a community activist who has contributed to the local community scene.
The magazine has a full-fledged City News section that offers complete, in-depth coverage of local news and events. Its monthly Indian Calendar can be relied upon for marking festivals and important dates. currently offers free Classifieds, Matrimonial and Birthday Greetings. The magazine will soon have a Jobs Section, where employers/job seekers can post their requirements. is also in the process of compiling a comprehensive list of resources for the community- a free listing of businesses, services, schools etc.

With so many features rolled into one attractive Web Site, we are confident that it is a just a matter of time, before becomes a habit with each member of the Indian American community. 

Paavan S.

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