Thursday, September 3, 2009

Being online can mean checking e-mails, finding resources, getting the latest news or satisfying Facebook cravings. Now some desi UBC engineers have created a technology that will add to that list. Being online can now also mean finding desi businesses close to home and desi events that are happening around town. is a search engine that makes it easier than ever to find South Asian businesses and events. Say you are looking for video or fashion stores, you can search using related terms like bollywood, saree or mehndi! Results from these searches can be displayed by the shortest distance from your home (walking, biking, or car ride) or by the appropriate category. offers directions and maps to each of the businesses. For those of us who are not spelling bee champions, it comes with a reliable spell check feature.

Do you miss out on going to South Asian events? Ekam’s Events section now covers all types of South Asian events in BC. With pictures, maps and sorting by date, you can be up to date with the latest in town and plan your weekends well in advance.

Ekam provides a platform for the South Asian businesses to compete with the rest. Ekam listings are well placed in Google search results. This tremendously improves the online visibility of small businesses. It gives these businesses a chance to reach for customers that are searching for local businesses on major search engines.

Ekam is definitely a tool worth checking out. Go


1 comment:

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