Recently the beta version of Sakaal Times was launched by Sakal Media, the flagship media group in Maharashtra. Sakal Group is one of the leading diversified media entities in India. This is the online version of their English newspaper which was launched by them this year. The site was developed by Vishwak Solutions using its flagship offering “VPF” – a popular solution stack for building news media portals with state of the Web 2.0 features. VPF was selected by Sakal group over several other Web CMS solutions due to VPF’s robustness and reduced time to deployment. The site features Sakal’s “active knowledge” – a combination of actionable thought through user generated content, multimedia content such as Video and others.