Dear Readers of Kalimpong.info,
It has been almost three years that this website has been serving you with news and information about our very own Kalimpong. It gives me immense pleasure to administer this website, specially with the knowledge that this site helps keep our Kalimpongeys (and other guests) informed about our hometown.
This site was launched with the hope that it would serve as an anchor to those away from home, to keep us informed, and to keep us rooted with our home and heritage. And I am glad and privileged to report that over the years this site has found a small (but growing) and loyal readership. The most important contributor to this site is you, the visitor. Your invaluable interaction fuels dialogue and debate, which is what we need in order to contribute to positive change in our town. Your views and opinions are very important and I encourage all to actively speak your mind, proffer your opinions and participate in discussions about issues that are important to all of us, and to our Kalimpong. So please, don’t hesitate to comment away.
You may have noticed, as of yesterday, that the site now displays some (hopefully unobtrusive) advertisements. This website was setup with a goal of being a public service site, a non-profit endeavor. This hasn’t changed. However I have taken a decision to try sponsored advertisements in order to defray the costs of web-hosting and domain expenses. I hope that enough revenue will be generated through advertisements to at least meet those costs. If (fingers crossed) the ads earnings exceeds those requirements then I will use the surplus in a way that will serve Kalimpong. And if that is indeed the case, I will ask you, dear readers, for advice.
I would like to thank all the visitors to the site for your continued readership and your support. This site is for you, and without you this site is nothing. I would love to have feedback and suggestions for what can be done to further improve the utility of this site. There’s still a lot to do and with your help it’ll all be possible. So please bookmark this page, keep coming back, and spread the word.
Thank You and Wishing You All a Very Very Happy New Year.