A letter from The Editor

Posted on Oct 27 2011 - 7:14am by Shaunak Chafekar

We often hear people say, “He is a kid, what can he possibly do?” Kids are not capable of doing anything in the ‘real’ world. We challenge this stereotype by trying to build something, but are easily cowed down when difficulty strikes. We accept that as a part of our fate and limit ourselves by not trying harder. We change our goals and give in to limitations, which in turn, are not really our limitations, but something the society tries hard to impose upon us.

It is with this in mind that we decided to start a youth magazine, by the youth, and exclusively for the youth. And that is how, ‘Scribido’ was born! ‘Scribido’ symbolizes the passion to write, not recognizing any barriers or any limitations! It all started 3 months back, in a café in Bandra, when Vardhan and I were pondering over the thought of starting a youth magazine, a magazine that speaks to the youth, which represents the youth.  We started getting together like minded friends and built Scribido, brick by brick. Our magazine has grown from a 2 member family to a collaborative action of 28 people! It was not an easy process, nope, nowhere near it! We faced many challenges, but today, when we look at this website, we feel our baby has finally learnt to walk!

The Core Editorial Team at ‘Scribido’ is its biggest strength. Comprising of Vardhan Karanjikar, Sakhi Nitin-Anita, Chaitanya Atre, Bharat Nadkarni, Felix Joy and I. Over the past two months we have worked very hard as a team. Burning the midnight oil editing, talking to writers about their articles, suggesting and what not! However, all the sacrifices, late night conference calls and squinting due to computer eye strain was all worth it, when we see this website finally up and running! Apart from the core team, how can I miss the writers who are the pillars of this Magazine! Each one of them has taken lots efforts, keeping in line with the deadlines and producing the best they can! I am indebted to all of them. And last, I thank Omkar Walimbe without whom this website would not have seen the light of the day. Scribido is nothing but a testimony to what the youth can do, when unleashed!

The Magazine is divided into four parts- Fun Stuff, Lifestyle, Viewpoint and Reviews. For the first inaugural issue, we have one of India’s best known Sports Psychologists Mr. Bhishmaraj Bam interviewed.  Bam Sir has been a mentor to various youth icons like Abhinav Bindra, Gagan Narang, Sachin Tendulkar and not to forget Rahul Dravid. His insight into the way the youth thinks is incredible. We hope that you enjoy reading the interview and connect to it. Apart from that, make sure you don’t miss out on Sagar Atre’s   ‘A day in a Ghantagadi’. Sagar spent one full day on the ‘Ghantagadi’ and saw how exactly these guys, who clean our city, work. We have a whole lot of other exciting stories you don’t want to miss out on!

Today we have come up with this beta version of ‘Scribido’ purely for reviewing purpose. This online magazine is being shown to a handful few, who we think are capable of judging us. I request you to go through the entire website and give us a feedback so that we learn and incorporate the required changes. On that note, I, from the entire team at ‘Scribido’ wish you a very Happy Diwali and hope that the light from this new beginning guides us to our dreams!


-Shaunak Chafekar




About the Author

Shaunak is the founder and the CEO of Scribido Magazine. He studies mechanical engineering,however his real love lies in politics,business and current affairs. Apart from that he loves traveling,trekking,meeting new people and is a voracious reader. A major foodie,Shaunak is someone who lives to eat! With entrepreneurship in his blood,this guy manages his academics and business very well. You can reach him at shaunak@scribidomagazine.com

  • http://justnashik.com harshad munshettiwar

    A very unique concept and nice name at the same time good content and sections. Best luck to you all. thanx

  • Mohit Kolhatkar

    Im going through the magazine… well… i am amazed to find interesting stuff from this magazine…. as it represents the youth…
    congratulations first of all to the creators of this amazing stuff…. shaunak- great job man…. ;-) hats off…
    as time will proceed… i’ll find more n more interesting stuff in this magazine… n then, my comments could be more…. experience based… ;-)
    All the best to all of u guys… u rockk! ;-)

  • Rahul Singh

    The editorial is very inspiring! You have managed to get the right content and a nice website,congratulations!

  • Amar Singh

    Loved this! Brilliant work! Happy Diwali to you too!

  • shraddha shetty

    gud job guys!! keep it up!!

  • Chinmay Datar

    Nice piece of work guys….

    waiting fr the main site to launch….. :)

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  • Niyati

    Great Work!
    Loved It! :)

  • Niteen karanjikar

    Geat reading. I am going to follow you guys. Keep up the spirit and write soem vital issues haunting youths

  • sandeep chaphekar

    Heartiest congratulations Shaunak and your team!! Its a real great great feeling!! Am very proud to have nephew like Shaunak!! I remember him as a small boy who has grown up now and would ROCK!! Very proud feeling!!

  • Rohit sonar

    Amazing effort from Shaunak and team..
    Keep Up The Good Work!

  • Rohit sonar

    Amazing efforts from shaunak and team..
    Keep Up The Good Work!!

  • Rohit sonar

    Amazing effort!!
    Keep Up The Good Work..


    Amazing initiative which must not only be persuaded but be consistently followed also. Having read the argument in the first few lines , i am pushed to express that it is not about ability but going one step further than that by initiating something. I just wish to share a quote which might be interesting to you “”Unless you try to do something beyond
    what you have already mastered, you will never grow.”
    - Ronald E. Osborn

  • nikhil

    great work guys…!!!!!

  • om

    Wonderful stuff :-D

  • Tanmay


    Awesome effort! Liked it! Keep it up!

  • Colonel Rohan Kute (retd)

    Hi Shaunak. God Bless you. The editorial and efforts deserve an applause- CHEERS!!!. Great job. Will follow the magazine. All the best.
    Rohan Kute

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