fbpx

Forgot Password

About Us

Why Pondylive?

People come from all over the world to Pondicherry!

Some are born here, some just find their way here;

Some have never lived anywhere else; some come for a brief affair;

Some never leave, some keep coming back.

Whichever category you belong to, like so many others, we are sure there is some love/curiosity/ attachment to Pondicherry within you.

This looks like a small, simple city- but its layers , like its history are complex.

We want to get to know this intriguing city- and we hope you will join us in doing that too!

We are just getting started!

Subscribe to our notifications so you never miss our latest post!

WHAT IS PONDYLIVE?

PondyLive is an independent, online media platform focusing on Pondicherry’s unique culture, lifestyle, heritage, food, brands, people, events & experiences!

We are a registered firm as of 2019 with a tiny team but lots of passion and energy!

We are a trusted and reliable source of information and entertainment for locals and travellers- the expert insider who’ll tell you what to see, where to eat and what to do- throwing in some secret tips and some timeless stories!

Get in touch with us @ info.pondylive@gmail.com

Our Team

Olympia Shilpa
Olympia Shilpa
Founder & Chief Editor
PondyLive is her excuse to indulge her love for doing multiple things
Naveen
Naveen
Founder & Chief Business Officer
His love for the city led him to co-found PondyLive.
Sophia
Sophia
Listings Editor
She has big dreams and knows how to hustle hard.
Ashwin
Ashwin
Marketing Whiz
Draws inspiration, from just about anything that ain't school!
Amoolya
Amoolya
Events & Listings Editor
Poetry feeds her soul
Devangi Ramakrishnan
Devangi Ramakrishnan
Guest Columnist
Devangi is an architect-urban designer, based in Pondicherry since 2012.

Work with Us!

SALES / ADVERTISING EXECUTIVE

If you are just starting out in the sales/ advertising business and want an opportunity to prove yourself, join us!

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Must be based in Pondicherry
2. Speak fluent English (+ basic knowledge of spoken Tamil )
3. Own vehicle for moving around town
4. Must have an outgoing and pleasant personality
5. Freshers: 0- 2 years

DETAILS:

– Part-time job: 4 hours a day / 5 days a week
– Work hours are flexible
– MBA students looking for a part-time opportunity can also apply
– In addition to salary, there is a commission on sales
Apply directly to info.pondylive@gmail.com

Office:97 Hub, Eswaran Koil Street, Heritage Town

Intern with us

NEW:

Winter Internships (November 29 2019- February 29 2020 )are now open!

Winter Internships : Part-Time
3 months (November 29 – February 29)

Hone your skills in digital media production, digital marketing and community engagement.

WHY PONDYLIVE?

Pondylive is a local online media startup, city guide and the top source for events and travel information in Pondicherry. Pondylive has also been the online media partner for several high profile events including the annual Pondicherry Heritage Festival, Rotary Pondicherry Marathon, JIPMER Spandan etc.

December-February is Pondicherry’s busiest season with a heavy inflow of tourists and plenty of events that engage tourists and locals . We want to cover these events in an interesting manner and offer interested young people an opportunity to showcase and improve their digital media skills.

WHAT YOU GET?

  • Certificate of internship from Pondylive Media Services , a partnership firm.
  • Personal letter of reference or recommendation if requested by employer
  • Leads for jobs
  • Practical experience which adds value to any resume
  • Get published on pondylive.com or our facebook/instagram pages with credit
  • Opportunity for fully paid assignments after February 29
  • Showcase your skills to reach a wide audience through our facebook, instagram and website – Front row seats to exclusive and unique events in Pondy
  •  Mentorship by the editor who has over 7 years journalistic experience
  • Meet cool people !
  • Flexible working hours
  • Free beverages

CATEGORIES:

1. CONTENT

You must have expertise or keen interest in one of these areas:

  • Food
  • Local History & Heritage
  • People – interviews
  • Local News or covering Events & Experiences.

You must have expertise or keen interest in one of these formats of content production:

Photos. Live Videos. Instagram Videos. Quick Mobile video production. Anchoring

page1image62732160

2. MARKETING

Event promotions
New Year’s Eve Ticketing and Promotions
Online campaigns
Creative promotions on instagram and Facebook Acquisition of new clients

3. MISCELLANEOUS

Merchandise Development
Workshops and Walks : Conceptualisation & Management

IMPORTANT: WORKING HOURS

This is a part-time internship. You will not be bound to a desk.

Content producers will be most active on weekends (Friday- Saturday) and on rotation on weekday evenings.

Work minimum THRICE a week ( 3- 4 hours a day)
Preferable if intern has their own laptop/ smartphone/ camera. We will provide good internet connectivity , mic etc

STIPENDS:

Our stipends are variable

Minimum stipend per month : Rs. 1000 (if you have worked for at least 3 hours a day each for 3 days a week)
Maximum: based on your skill and work input
– Earn commission for marketing

– Minimum Rs. 400- 600 for every sponsored content production assignment – Extra pay for more than 3 days a week

Miscellaneous category stipends will vary based on project.

REPLY IN THIS FORMAT to editor@pondylive.comor info.pondylive@gmail.com 

  1. NAME
  2. AGE
  3. CURRENT COURSE/ OCCUPATION
  4. CATEGORY OF INTEREST
  5. ATTACH SAMPLE / RESUME

DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 26 @ 10 P.M

We will host a common meeting to brief you and we get started right away this month end.

GOOD LUCK!


 

Are you a student with an interest in any of the following?

  • Journalism
  • Photography
  • Arts and Feature Writing
  • Videography
  • Mobile reporting
  • Social media
  • Digital marketing
  • Advertisement and Marketing
  • Design

PondyLive not only has a young team that would welcome you into their fold, but an evolving platform to help you showcase your creativity, hone your skills and shine!

Get in touch with us @ info.pondylive@gmail.com