It is said that time just flies when one is enjoying and it has been true as far as daijiworld.com is concerned. It has been fun channelizing all our energies towards providing a comprehensive and germane web portal that caters to all sections of society and to the family as a whole. It has been two decades since we came into existence on January 14, 2001, and it has been a challenging as well as a fruitful period for the entire daiji family. During this period we have witnessed exponential growth which has been possible only due to the solid support and encouragement we have received from our esteemed readers, patrons, and advertisers.
Daijiworld Media was a result of an April Fools' Day prank by Walter Nandalike, the now Editor-in-chief of the portal. He had migrated to the Gulf for employment, with no knowledge of computers. Having learnt about computers, he sent his first E-mail to his friends on April 1, 2000, mentioning that he was hosting a site on the Internet. This was just meant to be a joke but his friends took him seriously and started enquiring about the site. Surprised by their curiosity, Walter started thinking seriously about the project. He learnt computers thoroughly, and eight months later, on 14 January 2001, launched www.daijidubai.com, primarily with the objective of hosting information and news pertaining to Konkani language and society. The portal is now known as www.daijiworld.com Daiji in Konkani means "relation", and the portal was started by Walter and a group of writers of the Daiji Dubai Writers Forum with a view to promote and spread awareness of culture and tradition.
In March 2007, it established itself as a media company under the banner of "Daijiworld Media Pvt Ltd". In order to cater to the increasing demand for news from India by the NRIs, an exclusive office was opened in Kankanady, Mangalore with 40 correspondents spread across the twin districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi. On 18 July 2008, Daijiworld took a step further and inaugurated its Udupi office.
In May 2014, Daijiworld moved to its own corporate office at Bondel, Mangalore. Daijiworld Television was also launched at the same time. On 10 September 2015, Daijiworld launched its fourth venture, Daijiworld Audio-Visual Studio. In May 2016, Daijiworld Udupi franchise moved to new premises, in addition to setting up its own television studio.
Over the years, daijiworld.com has emerged as a competent, professionally managed and resourceful web portal known for its wide coverage of news and views, precision, promptitude, timeliness, and humane approach. Through our people-friendly policies and approach, we have been able to create an impact in the competitive media field. With the vital contributions from our band of dedicated workforce that includes the vast network of our correspondents spread worldwide, the name of our website has become an inseparable part of people and families in India and abroad. We are proud to say that today ‘daiji’ has become a brand in itself, creating its own niche in the challenging field of web media.
The prime objective of daijiworld.com was to relay the latest news from the coastal Konkan region and the world at large to the Indian Diaspora. With the passage of time, we have included a variety of subjects apart from news content to give our readers a wide array of relevant topics and issues. Our reports have created the desired impact, provoked people to think and act, given them the power of reasoning, informed, educated, and entertained people across the globe. Our calls for charity work have been flooded with overwhelming responses, as a result of which many families have been benefitted in the last 10 years of our existence. It is a matter of great satisfaction to us that may a time daijiworld has been the source of news content, photographs, and video to many web portals and news agencies the world over.