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Chief Editor and Founder

Mr. Vijaysingh B. Padode is the Chief Editor and founder of Dalal Street Investment Journal and Flash News Investment Weekly since last 29 years, which are largest circulated investment magazine of India. He is also a Chairman of Central of Developmental Education a society since 1996.

He has served the Government of India in the Indian Revenue Service for nearly 3 decades He opted for voluntary retirement from this service to pursue his childhood dream of building his own enterprise in the publishing space. He pioneered financial journalism in the country by creating India's largest and the most circulated investment magazine Dalal Street Investment Journal (DSIJ). The DSIJ has been recognized as a primary vehicle for propagating financial literacy in the country and for shattering the myths associated with the capital markets in the minds of the public at large. The launch of this journal coincided with the liberalization of the economy and this coincidence helped both the government and the enterprise floated by Mr. V B Padode to achieve their respective objectives. The magazine was the seed for the creation of more ventures which are now popularly referred to as the DSIJ group. Amongst the known success of this group is the IFIM Business School which was founded by Mr. V B Padode after acquiring Center of Developmental Education (CDE) a not for profit society registered in the state of Karnataka. IFIM Business School ranks amongst the top 50 business schools in the country and is also rated as the number one private business school in Bangalore. Hi passion for literacy resulted in more number of publications in the financial market. Some of the successful publications are the Stock Market Book, Corporate Results, PSU’s of India, Top Golden 400-companies of India and Business School Directory. Mr. V B Padode holds a LLB and Master in Arts in Economics.

Mr. RAJESH V Padode

Mr. RAJESH V Padode


Rajesh V Padode, Managing Director, has been instrumental in bringing the e-initiative to the company and evolving the company into an ‘investor engaging and services’ company rather than just remaining a ‘publishing’ company.

Rajesh's strength in Technology, Securities Market, Media and Systems and Processes have enabled the company to go beyond the realm of print media to engage and deliver its high-powered performing research products via newer media like the internet, mobile, tablet, real-time simulation, etc. – the point being that he understands the position that the digital domain has come to occupy in our lives. The new business/products introduced now comprise 70% of the company’s revenue.

Rajesh holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Aerospace Engineering from IIT, Mumbai. Rajesh is also a certified PMP professional from PMI Institute, USA. He has 25 years of experience. Prior to joining DSIJ Ltd, Rajesh was Director - Software at Synechron Technologies and responsible for spearheading all Microsoft IT projects.




A 1989 pass out from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, with Honors in M. Sc. (Math) and B. E. (Electrical and Electronics Engineering) had the entrepreneurial spirit from time of leaving college and founded Dataline and Research Technologies Ltd (DaRT). This company was the first in the country to pioneer online access to information and email services in 1993. The service was popularly referred to as "India Online" and "DaRT Mail". DaRT was the first real time market data provider for the Indian Stock Exchanges. The company partnered with Dow Jones Telerate to introduce a low cost market data terminal to enhance the penetration of Equity Trading in the country. The company was listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange.

To meet the evolving needs of the market for trading, he founded Asian CERC Information Technology Ltd. which developed India's first Order Routing and Risk Management System for real time financial trading on the Internet. Asian CERC owned more than 80% of the market share in both financial information dissemination and providing technology solutions for securities trading. Asian CERC was then acquired by the Religare group and Sanjay continued to lead the company's new Avatar, Religare Technova Global Solutions Limited for a period of four years. During his stint as the CEO of Religare Technova, the company made international and national acquisition and grew from a strength of 250 to 3500 employees.