The germ of the seed got implanted in the brains of the editor-in-chief Dhara Kothari, a professional writer based in Mumbai (Bombay). The germ grew out of frustration of not being able to print factual news and information for the readers. The lack of true democracy in journalism spurned the idea, the seed into starting an e-newspaper that is open to all to write and share news from any part of the universe. Journalistic news, reporting, photos, etc to be shared with one and all.
That seed was own by the owner of whitedrums.com, Biren Shah, an equally enthusiastic man who made sure the sapling was nurtured into a plant that stands today.
Now these members need your environmental support to help grow this plant into a tree. Come, write and support this plant by spreading the information and encouraging others to write and help the plant to grow into a fine, strong tree that can help the global community in the future.
1. Biren Shah - Founder - Owner
2. Dhara Kothari - Editor-in-Chief & Co-Founder
Q – Why the name White Drums?
A- The name drum is associated with the ancient system of communicating and since only drums would have indicated a site of music, we added another word. The color white also denotes purity and we have honest intentions.
Q- Does that mean whitedrums.com gives facts and true news?
A- We strive to give the truth. However, we are unable to verify all the news and articles that are sent to us. Yet we try our best to make sure they are as accurate as possible. If a reader were to point out any mistake in news reporting or fraud, we would take immediate action.
Q – Does whitedrums.com pay the writers?
A- Unfortunately NO! This is citizen journalism and reporting platform and not a commercial news media venture.
Q – Does whitedrums.com earn through commercial means?
A- No! We do not earn anything as yet; our tie-ups are based on sharing than commercial reason and the advert rate card given is low enough to barely cover the service and maintenance cost of the website. Also we do not accept donations. We believe in free reporting without commercial pressures from anyone.
Q – Why citizen journalism?
A- Citizen journalism and reporting is the future of media today. A most democratic form of reporting and sharing news, etc to all readers and writers on this site. We wish the people of the world to participate write and share news, features, photos, videos, etc to all, so that truth can be recorded on this global platform in the most democratic manner. We urge citizens to come forward and report, rather than sit and expect news to only reach them. One must become a participant too in the making of news.
Q – How can we write and submit news, etc?
A- You need not be a professional writer. As long as you can write in simple words and sentences in English for others to understand, it would have achieved its purpose. Normally the editors do not edit anything, unless the grammar or major spellings need changes. We ensure not to touch the matter or the meaning, unless it fails the submission guidelines. We strongly suggest every new writer to check the submission guideline and also to follow the basic rules of writing.
You can now log in and submit news directly. You can technically submit the news or article on word file and attach photos if any on the submission form in the submission section. Please submit the photos preferably in jpg format and videos with smaller file sizes or flash files.
Q – Can the whitedrums.com reject any submission?
A- Yes whitedrums.com and the company Casper Creations reserves every right to reject a submission if it fails the submission guidelines or otherwise.
Q- What about copyrights?
A- The writer can submit the news, articles, photos, videos anywhere else, after appearing at whitedrums.com. We do not accept already published articles and photos (except from news agencies). In case a writer has submitted an article copied from elsewhere, whitedrums.com and Casper Creations do not take any responsibility for the same and will not pay any royalties either. In such cases, please ensure you have the required permission to copy information or facts and in case of a clash, we shall remove the said article, photo or video.
Q- Are the submissions archived?
A- Yes any submission is archived for later access. Only news, along with the respective photos from news agency and events are not archived and will be deleted periodically. One can search for the article via search window.
Q – Do you give credits to the author?
A- Yes, we give all due credits and courtesy to the person submitting news, articles, photos, videos, comic, etc. In the circumstances the writer wishes to remain anonymous, we shall respect their decision that should be given to us in writing over email for the same.