About Us

MyBangalore.com is the first, in a series of city-centric portals to be launched by DoubleSpring Media (India) Pvt Ltd and went online in December-2008.

Bangalore's strong global presence has already catapulted the city into new business arenas and opportunities. High-End labels, pulsating Events and new energy in Education is all on offer for the Bangalorean. MyBangalore.com delves into all top drawer aspects and issues related to Art and Culture, Lifestyle, Entertainment, Events, Education and City News.

DoubleSpring is a new-media startup that intends to connect: content creators and large audiences with local advertisers through its network of vertical geo-domain properties. By using its proprietary social media tools, DoubleSpring will provide an interactive, personalized and vertically-focused media experience for users. As traditional media companies are trying to grasp the power of new media, online communities and user-generated content, we see an opportunity for DoubleSpring to redefine this space in India.

Double Spring Media (India) Pvt Ltd

15/1 Robertson Road, Frazer Town, Bangalore - 05

Tel (Line 1): 91-80-40917279
Tel (Line 2): 91-80-40917126
Email: info@mybangalore.com

Our Founders

Shuhaib Shariff

Shuhaib Shariff

Founder

Articulate, Entrepreneurial & Experienced: Shuhaib, has an acute insight into the web as a platform and has successfully built online businesses in the past. Constantly pushing the envelope to bigger challenges and better ideas, he incorporates good practice and standards based approach to all aspects of concepts, implementation, design, and operations. Always up for giving the team guidelines as well as getting feedback with regular quick meetings.

Shuhaib enjoys good living and this translates into taking care of his team too. When not at work, he allows himself to unwind with a game of squash or tennis.

Famous First Words

Let's keep meetings short, and get things done.

Shaikh Naseer

Shaikh Naseer

Co-Founder

One of the co-founders of Doublespring, Naseer is all about entrepreneurship, getting things done, with a keen insight into all things design and web. Naseer strives to bring together creativity and innovation. His enthusiasm for design is complimented by his progressive web standards and industry best-practices mentality. A movie buff and a foodie, Naseer also has a Snooker champ feather in his cap. Naseer is health conscious and enjoys working out. Though he has taken a break from the gym for while, he now contemplates picking up the weights again. Naseer likes to wind down with a nice double apple Sheesha at Mocha with his friends.

Famous First Words

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today!

The Editorial Team

Sahar Adil

Sahar Adil

Assistant Editor

Sahar Adil has a law background, a registered company , a stint in a Television Channel, a wealth of Trivia and an undying love for marketing and ideation. Creative and conceptual, she has an exceptional way with words, an individual sense of style and cannot have enough shoes. As an Assistant Editor, she is a ruthless copy editor, understands literary nuances, reads the fine print and is all about value addition. She is also known for getting lost on a straight road but has always found people who are willing to oblige her with directions. Sahar's first love is Photography, she enjoys Yoga, has an unending supply of chewing gum, strong likes and dislikes and an intense love for tea.

Famous First Words

You always have to have tea, good humour and lots of random ideas.

Venkatesh L

Venkatesh L

Freelance

In Venkatesh’s words he is a “light junkie and a self taught photographer who lives life one day at a time with a camera in hand.” For mundane, he is a network engineer who says life is too short to live one profession and love another, and so he has vowed to devote himself to photography. Venkatesh is sincere, intelligent, voluble, and brimming with ideas and feels incomplete without his motorcycle and his camera. A devoted dog lover to Diesel and Fred, he says furry love is the best kind. For him black coffee and jazz, warm beer and Kurosawa define unwind.

Famous First Words

"If you're pictures are not good enough, you are not close enough"

Our Technical Team

Shuhaib

Shabeer

Tech Lead

Has a wide array of skill sets the most prominent of which is being playing the "Godfather", to the Technical Team. Shabeer has been with DoubleSpring since its inception. Shabeer enjoys surfing the internet to update himself on what's happening in the world of software and development. Known to "block out the world when he is working", Shabeer rises for air to watch movies and indulge in some shopping. He is a firm believer in team work and wants to one day create software which becomes a habit to internet users.

Famous First Words

Innovation is key, without it technology fails to make sense

Bilal Ck

Bilal Ck

Visualiser & Designer

Bilal was the Player of the Year for 2008 for MyBangalore.com. Interface, Interaction, Visual Design and Web Development as well as coding practices, Bilal constantly has his hands full as he eats, breathes and sleeps design. Bilal is not too big on small talk but we did discover that when Bilal is not chewing on a new Design idea he is devouring tandoori chicken or fried fish. Bilal is also known to bend it like Beckham! However, his favourite football star is Ronaldo all the while being a die-hard Chelsea fan! If there is anything that mild mannered Bilal dislikes, it is Vegetarian food.

Famous First Words

I enjoy bringing design concepts to life with interactive prototypes that look simple and beautiful.

Fazal Sulaiman

Fazal Sulaiman

Sr. Software Engineer

The Performer of the Year for 2008, Fazal Sulaiman is one of the mildest people you will meet. He is profoundly passionate about web analytics software and Malayalam poetry. He is ever ready to help, and always has a plan to trouble shoot glitches that the tech team may face. An aspiring Kalariputtu artist along with Feroz Khan, he is also a strong advocate of Ubuntu and claims Windows fades in comparison. He wants to climb the Kailashnath, have an 8 pack (6 packs are for kids!) and maybe even fly to the moon. Fazal is allegedly a hopeless romantic but sorry ladies he is engaged!

Famous First Words

There is no failure, just experiences and your reactions to them.

Dhananjay Bhandarkar

Dhananjay Bhandarkar

Software Engineer

Always cheerful Dhananjay loves the fact that MyBabangalore has given him the opportunity to work on advanced developing programs. Dhananjay says, "I have learnt things from scratch and I am now able to implement changes that are helping the backend of MyBangalore.com." What Dhananjay also likes apart from creating codes that make our life better, is to go "bird watching" on Brigade road. When this enthusiastic developer has a day off from work, apart from "bird watching", he enjoys visiting temples and religious places. What Dhananjay could possibly be doing penance for, remains a mystery?

Famous First Words

Love is giving and forgiving. Self is getting and forgetting.

Shuhaib

Jenny

Software Engineer

An Orkut buff, Jenny is also a fiend with writing coding and Java. While Jenny, knows her way around most software tricks, she gives credit to the work culture at MyBangalore.com. She feels she has access to freely implement her ideas and loves the fact the team work atmosphere has really helped her discover her strengths. When she takes a break from codes and Orkut, she pulls out all stops whipping up creative Chutneys, while she listens to Tamil and Hindi tunes. Jenny dislikes lies, loves hanging out with her office buddies and reams one day to build, "a compact and beautiful home" where she can spend her time away from work discovering newer technologies.

Business Development Team

Hemant Kumar

Hemant Kumar

Business Development Manager

Hemant is known, almost reverently as Hemant Kotler. This marketing whiz offers tangible solutions for every kind of marketing environment or emergency. A self confessed stickler for details, friends and job well done, this MBA's hands on approach to everything that he puts himself to completely reflects in his output. A self starter, who requires little motivation, Hemant would one day like to write a book about his campus life. Our very own Chethan Bhagat in the making? When he is not strategizing the sales plan, whipping up masterful presentations, being mysterious or focusing on Hyderabadi Biryani, Hemant can be spotted speeding down NICE road with his camera taking in the local landscapes. Hemant also enjoys a good game of tennis, playing the guitar and intelligent conversations on varied subjects

Famous First Words

"Life is like a bike, engage the right gear at the right speed"


Man Friday

Shuhaib

Kishore Thapa

Man Friday

Thapaji is always to the rescue for everyone at MyBangalore.com. Ensuring we get our tea on time, as well as our lunch, he also recharges phones and supplies us with stationary. He is the most photogenic face at work and quietly enjoys this fact very much. He is now a proud father to a little boy for whom he has big plans. He enjoys listening to old Kishore Kumar songs after work, is a huge Sunny Deol fan and is also an unsparing mimic. Thapaji is always offering to cook for the MyBangalore.com team.

Famous First Words

"Dil khol ke khilao!" (No expense will be spared when I feed you)

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