I live in SnapDeal.com Nagar …!

Internet, no doubt has been making a great influence in our lives. I guess expect for some biological activities like breathing we rely on internet majorly for everything. The influence is so too an extent that people have started keeping names of their children by getting inspired by internet jargons. I guess this is stale news. So the fresh news is places rather to be very précised, villages been named inspired by the name of the website.

Yes… that’s true… A village in the northern part of India is been named SnapDeal.com Nagar, influenced by the famous shopping website, SnapDeal.com that features a best deals coupons at an unbeatable price on the best stuff (especially to do, see, eat, and buy) in various cities in India.

It happened so that the Snapdeal.com’s founder, Kunal Bahl intended some charity with his company’s increasing profit. Somehow he got to know about this village known as Shiv Nagar from one of his employees where his family lived. The residents of this cluster of villages had to walk over a kilometer every day and stand in line just for clean water. Hence, the Snapdeal CEO adopted the village and got 15 hand pumps installed within a distance of 50 meters so the villagers don’t have to walk to get clean water. No doubt, the result was life-changing for the village! The villagers were so grateful for the SnapDeal.com-branded pumps distributed throughout the village; they decided to change the name of their village. And so now the village, which was formerly named after the Hindu God Shiva, is known as SnapDeal.com Nagar. Someone truly said, “I never saw God. I know him only by the face that provides me bread and butter!” so the village had all good reasons as SnapDeal, Indian Groupon, provided it with fresh water.

Bahl’s efforts being a socially responsible individual are truly appreciated and his gesture makes me think that to make a change around, you don’t have to be wealthy. Just with some investments in villages such as Shiv Nagar (Now Snapdeal.com), we can try making lives of many easier. It’s just all about intentions. Snapdeal.com is an inspiration to others who are much larger as an organization inIndia. I feel this way our dream of seeing India raising the progress graph & a better place to live will truly come true.

The company is also planning to do some more activities in this village with respect to school and hospital. Seems great for the village! Well, so if the village is renamed as a gesture of appreciation from the residents, nothing wrong in it. On the other hand this incident serves as a demonstration against the carelessness and incompetency of the government.

There is a possibility that this social step of snapdeal.com might be one of its PR strategies. Well in that case also, I feel that it’s a fair deal & no one is at loss. Hoping to have some more such names adding in the list, for good!

Imagining some one from this village saying, “Hey, I live in snapdeal.com Nagar.”  🙂


12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Spiro
    Jun 23, 2011 @ 08:51:04

    Nice work Rakhi 🙂



  2. sukhi
    Jun 23, 2011 @ 12:00:20

    I think it’s great that someone has taken the initiative to move forward in the right direction. Wealth is a factor, but more so is the fact that a person has to have compassion for others in s/he heart to do this. Mostly I find in India everyone thinks for themselves, as in what’s in it for me, and forget about your fellow being.

    Snap Deal 2 thumbs up dude 🙂


  3. Kumar Gautam
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 09:33:58

    Yeah, read about it in NP…but you have presented it in an interesting manner…keep writing. Cheers 🙂


  4. Rajesh
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 09:35:44

    SnapDeal is not a pioneer here, we also have jamshedpur & tatanagar….
    Point you mentioned “I never saw God. I know him only by the face that provides me bread and butter!” is a very apt one. Entrepreneurs need to redevelop this ideology of adapting villages or towns, just wonder where would be your & my hometown without ONGC, Asian Paints, Godrej, Hoechst, GNFC…and many more to name. Truly feel this agenda being left out with the new age IT & telco companies


  5. Krupali
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 19:45:09

    Good Job Rakhee !! Nice to see your blogs !!


  6. Aziz
    Jun 27, 2011 @ 05:34:04

    Nice food for thought.. 🙂


  7. Danesh
    Jun 27, 2011 @ 05:35:19

    Amazing rakhi! Didn’t know u write a blog…. Way to go.


  8. Orkide
    Jun 27, 2011 @ 05:36:42


    I’ve just visited your blog. I think you need to put some information
    about who you are and what is this blog for? It is nice to have a blog:-)
    Enjoy it! Cheers!

    Best Regards,

    Orkide Ünsür (Filmmaker & Writer)


  9. Aaishwaryaa
    Jun 27, 2011 @ 05:38:03

    Since when did you get interested in cyber crime? Have you done that course? Read most of your blogs and saw them related to it… was pretty zapped… Let me know.


  10. Faiz Salam
    Jun 27, 2011 @ 18:57:39

    A very well written blog. It’s an eyeopener. Wish there were more like minded people who care for their country. You have presented this news beautifully Rakhi. All the best and keep writing good stuff.


  11. Ashley Joseph
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 06:04:58

    wow, indeed interesting!


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    Dec 26, 2013 @ 05:41:01

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