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Committed to Promoting Learning, iMahal Launches the First iMahal Scholarship Contest

FOSTER CITY, Calif.--October 4, 2000    iMahal (, a portal specializing in Success and Learning, launched its first Scholarship Contest. “We at iMahal are committed to encouraging, promoting and supporting Education and Learning, the cornerstone for Success. This contest is the first for iMahal, but certainly not the last.” Said Prof. Srikant Datar, an iMahal founder and Senior Associate Dean of Harvard Business School. “We shall continue to demonstrate our commitment to promoting Learning through a series of Scholarship opportunities for students, with increasing frequency and larger financial awards.”

Any full-time student, over the age of 17, is eligible to enter the Contest. Contestants should submit a 500-1,000 words long essay by December 8, 2000 on, “The Internet: Digital Bridge or Digital Divide. Between the developed world and the developing world, will the Internet be a bridge or a divide?” iMahal will inform the winners by December 31, 2000.

The winner will be presented with an award of US$1,000. Two second-place winners will win US$500 each. Five third-place winners will win US$100 each. Fifty honorable mentions will get one iMahal T-shirt each.

“Soon after the official launch of iMahal on September 5, 2000, we wanted to demonstrate our commitment to those striving for Success and Learning. Well, here it is. Stay tuned, because the best is yet to come.” Said Dr. Lokesh Datta, an iMahal founder and CEO & President.

For more information on the iMahal Essay/Scholarship contest, visit:

About iMahal
iMahal, the portal for Success and Learning, stands out for its unique focus on education and careers.

iMahal offers:

  • The largest, most comprehensive and proprietary education resource on the Web, providing coverage for the USA, Canada, the UK, and India
  • A comprehensive career development resource, including the proprietary and authoritative iMahal Jobsite Ratings
  • And, such powerful features as up-to-the-minute news in 250+ categories, free email, interviews with successful individuals around the world, advice column on education and careers, Web directories, Web search, discussion forums, and so on.

iMahal complements these services of universal appeal with another powerful dimension: that of being India-centric. Specialized targeted services, such as the largest, proprietary India-centric Web directory, are offered to over 1 billion Indians around the world.

Unlike other look-alike portals, iMahal was designed from the ground up to be both beautiful and easy to use. iMahal has a rather distinguished, uncluttered look & feel - projecting an elegant blend of the East and the West. Navigation around the iMahal portal is rather impressive as well. The user is always one click away from wherever the user wants to be.

All in all, iMahal is a unique portal: for its focus, its content, its look & feel, and its navigation.

For more information visit:

Joe Judge


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