Fact Crescendo (www.factcrescendo.com) is an independent digital journalism initiative and is a part of Crescendo Transcription Private Limited (CTPL) a private limited company registered in India. (www.crescendotranscriptions.com

Fact Crescendo (www.factcrescendo.com) is an independent digital news platform and has a separate dedicated team solely working for fact checking news/claims.

“Fact Crescendo is an independent, unbiased fact-checking website that is committed to bringing the fact behind every news, debunking of mis-interpreted & hoax news on a daily basis on false, mis-informed, social media as well as mainstream media. We believe in transparency of news source & methodology while carrying out our core activities, a commitment to transparency of funding as well as organization and open & honest corrections policy in case we make a mistake. Our vision is to be the touchstone for truth & a disrupter leveraging technology to bring about a new perspective in how news industry is viewed & functions.”

We are also competent of checking Videos and Text in the following languages – English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya, Assamese, Punjabi, Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati and Urdu.

In case of any clarification or questions, you can contact us by email on info@factcrescendo.com.

Fact Crescendo is a Verified Signatory of the IFCN code of principles.

"Our Team"

Vinod Rathi
Founder & Thought Leader

Vinod Rathi started his entrepreneurial journey at the age of 18 and over the years by embracing his entrepreneurial spirit he has set up 3 market leading companies operating in different domains of IT, Human Resource and ITES. He is also the founder & CEO of Crescendo Transcription Private Limited which today serves more than 50 MNC’s with its unique offerings.

 Rakhi Rathi
Founder

She also leads the FactCrescendo human resource initiatives. Her – to the point thinking, optimal utilization of resources and critical analysis has paved the way to a lot of processes that FactCrescendo has imbibed.She spends her time raising her 2 beautiful daughters and at the same time raising the efficiency and quality bars at Crescendo continually.

Munna Shaikh
Finance Manager

I took charge as a Finance Manager at FactCrescendo in Aug 2018. I am in charge of the whole Finance Vertical. I ensure we comply with all the rules and regulations, ensure that all processes and procedures are followed to the book, and of course maintain the books up to date

Nair Harish
Fact Checker / Researcher

Possesses 2 years of experience in EMS. Immense passion for media research and linguistics brought him to Crescendo Transcriptions Pvt. Ltd.(CTPL)  

Since 2017 he is associated with CTPL. As a researcher at Fact Crescendo, he endeavours to debunk preposterous pieces of hoax and unsubstantiated claims that can affect the society at large in a detrimental manner. Loves to interact with people and source information to enrich his knowledge-base with their insights and experiences. 

 

Dheeraj Shinde
Community Manager

“Having proved my mettle in Crescendo Transcriptions I was asked out for FactCrescendo. I took up the challenge, having witnessed the growth story of Crescendo Transcriptions, I was sure FactCrescendo is also going to be huge and the next big thing.
I take care of the hiring, sensitisation and redressal of all employees’ grievances and issues at FactCrescendo. In short I am the community manager. I ensure nobody, absolutely nobody has been unfair to.

Drabanti Ghosh
Fact Checker

Possessing two years of experience in PR, Content Writing and Event Management with ‘Youniquemag’ and ‘Rotary Club’. Tremendous passion for research and investigation has brought her here at Crescendo Transcriptions Pvt. Ltd.(CTPL). With strong journalistic integrity and immense creativity, she is an aspiring journalist with a commitment to high-quality research and writing. In FactCrescendo she strives to invalidate feigned and fallacious claims for better awareness of the mass. Loves reading and socializing to understand various opinions and gain knowledge.

Nita Rao
Fact Checker/Researcher

Possessing over 14 years of experience across ITSM, Manufacturing, Finance, HRM, Automotive functions and a Psychologist by education, enables her to assess, identify and remediate areas of improvement and transform mediocrity into excellence.   

“Eye for details and hunger for Facts is what brought me to FactCrescendo. As a Fact Checker/Researcher, I strive to scrutinize any news/info before believing/publishing.” 

Rajesh Pillewar
Editor / Fact Checker

Possessing 25 years of experience in Print, Electronic media, Public Relations, Content Writing, Editing, Fact Checking and Media Management with Dainik Bhaskar Group, The Hitavada, Daily Nav-Rashtra, InCable news and more. Creativity, strong journalism ethics with positive attitude and out of the box thinking are his assets. Joined FactCrescendo family to minimising negative effects of untrue, malicious information. Passion for reading and always hungry for knowledge. 

 

Amruta Kale
Fact Checker/Researcher

 Possesses over 10 years of experience in journalism (Electronic and print media).  She brings across vast experience of a News Anchor in ETV Marathi, Casual Announcer in All India Radio, Gyanvani Educational Radio, FM Channel, Reporter/Sub Editor in Dainik Lokmat, Dainik Pudhari, And Dainik Divya Marathi. 

Now as a Researcher/Fact Checker in FactCrescendo to unveil the facts and bring out the truth to the people. 

Ravi Chaudhary
Digital Publisher/ Website Editor

I am a web developer, digital marketer and avid blogger with more than 5 years of  professional experience 

As the the digital publisher and website editor of FactCrescendo.com an independent fact checking website.  My responsibilities include managing FactCrescendo.com and all our digital media & Social assets.

Ajit Singh
Graphic Designer & Video Editor

I am a Graphic Designer & Video Editor with more than 3 Years of Experience in Graphic Design & video editing, For the past 6 Months, I was working as a freelancer.
 Now at FactCrescendo, I am responsible for all digital graphics and video editing, I will give my best and use my imagination and skills to create stunning graphics and great video content.

Deepa M
Fact Checker / Researcher

Worked in the roles of sub-editor, content writer, PR professional in leading organisations armed with glorious 16 years of experience.
Excellent writer in Malayalam and published articles in leading Malayalam magazines and web portals. Very good observational and organisational skills. Love to read, write and travel.
Joined with the vibrant team of Fact Crescendo to unseal the reality and genuineness of the news in front of you.

Dattatray Gholap
Fact Checker/Researcher

A passionate media journalist with over 16 years of experience in Marathi news media, having worked with Sakal, Etv, Danik Bhaskar, Mr. Dattatray brings in a rich experience and expertise, having been a content head (Marathi news) he ensures that our research and stories are done with utmost prudence.

Mayur Deokar
Fact Checker/Researcher

Having experienced in the leading Print and Digital media house of Lokmat and Sakal, Mayur is passionate about his new role at Fact Crescendo. Thrilled by the newsroom atmosphere, he has proven his skill as a sub-editor. In the age of post-truth and fake news, he is determined to combat negativity and misinformation on social media and prevent people from being misguided.

Praveen Kumar
Fact Checker/Researcher

Possesses over 18 years of experience in journalism (Print and Dot com). He brings across vast experience of a News Editor in newstm.in Tamil, Doctor Vikatan.
Now as a Lead Researcher/Fact Checker in FactCrescendo to unveil the facts and bring out the truth to the people.

Parthiban S
Fact Checker/Researcher

Possessing 12 years of experience in Print, Electronic media, Review, News/Content/Subtitles Writing, Reporting, Editing, Translation, Content Editorial Supervision and Social Media Management with Theekkathir & Dinamalar Tamil News Dailies, Behindwoods.com, Sun TV Network, Times Internet Ltd and more. Creativity, strong journalism ethics with positive attitude and out of the box thinking are his assets. Joined Fact Crescendo family to minimize negative effects of untrue, malicious information being spread among Tamil community. Passion for reading, travelling and revealing truth to the public.

Frany Karia
Fact Checker/Researcher

Possessing 5 years of experience in Print and Electronic media, Review, News/ Content/ Subtitles Writing, Reporting, Editing, Translation, Content Editorial Supervision and Social Media Management with Kathiyawad post news paper, Divyabhaskar news paper, Tv9 gujarati, sandesh news channel and more. He relies on his strong investigative skills, reasoning and creativity to debunk preposterous news articles that could potentially create commotion, unrest or can mislead people. He has joined Fact Crescendo so that he can use all his abilities to debunk fake news that get viral on social media.

Dhiraj Vyas
Fact Checker/Researcher

Dhiraj possesses 4 years of experience in journalism. He has worked for print, electronic and digital media. He has previously worked with Sandesh, Divya Bhaskar and Nascent infotechnologies. His interests are public communication and playing cricket. He also has an affection towards creative Gujarati content writing. He is effluent in Gujarati and has good knowledge of grammar. He keeps an eye for potentially fake news and debunks it using his experience as well as various verification tools.