In the last couple of days, I have been overwhelmed with the quality and quantity of blogs being written and read in India. It also made me realize that I need to include my blogs in Indian Blogging related directories.

While I have been blogging since October 2004 [ I started with Blogger on the ideas @ aside blog ], I have only now started searching for Indian bloggers.

Some of the blogs I checked out today were simply “mind-blowing” in terms of quality of content – we do have some very passionate people! Yay!

I am in the process of adding my blogs to Indian Blog directories and also adding links to fellow-Indian bloggers blogs in my blogroll [ wow! now that’s a blogalicious sentence 🙂 ]

There is also a Mumbai Bloggers Meet taking place on the 31st of January at Cafe Coffee Day at Bandra [ Carter Road ]. You can find the details of the time and venue at Eventful as well as Upcoming.org. I am attending – leave me a note in the comments sections and I’ll add you to my contacts to meet list 🙂

Mark from Weblogtoolscollection was also mentioning a WordPress meet in Calcutta, India and while I am based in Mumbai and will not be able to make it, if you are in or around Calcutta AND you host a blog on WordPress – maybe you’d be interested in meeting with him!

10 comments

  1. You are right on pointing out that the number of Indian bloggers is increasing.

    I too am quite shocked and impressed by it. Have been blogging for over 2 years now and then there were a few bloggers.

    Well, I haven’t started linking to Indian bloggers yet.

    Which Indian sites have you added your site to?

    Lastly, The mumbai bloggers meet? Why on a week day?
    I wish I can make it, but 6pm is a bit early. I leave work at 6.15pm 🙁

  2. Hi Ajay!

    [ after all the confusion with not being able to include “Blogging in India” as the title for the post, I am so glad that you posted a comment! ]

    One of the reasons I started checking out Indian blogs was because I was looking for a Bloggers meet in India and apart from Weblogtoolscollection, I also found another meet being announced on a couple of blogs that happened to be authored by Indians.

    The first blog that’s been added to my BlogRoll is Akshay Mahajan’s blog – I like the design of this blog and his photographs and since I click on my own blogroll to check out what’s going on in the blogging world, I promptly added that one.

    There is one more on rediffmail that I read – it is a little abrasive in language and content so I am not sure if I will be linking to it [ but I know it is written by an Indian – psybab.rediffblogs.com

    The bloggers meet is at 6 p.m. to avoid the rush I suppose – there must be quite a few bloggers in Mumbai and quite a few of them must be leaving office only after six! 🙂

  3. Thanks for the heads-up Christopher! Yes, it is indeed a good resource – I’m learning about more and more resources everyday – it’s great to see some good content coming from India that is not “spam”!

  4. I am not Indian but i have lot of Idians as friends and colleagues and i have never for once doubted the intelligence of the Idians, so i am not quite suprise about the good contents i found on some Indian blogs. I just want to say that you guys should keep up the good work. Wish you a very nice meet at Mumbai

  5. Hi Solomon,
    Thank you for stopping by!
    Please don’t get me wrong – I did not mean at all that I am doubting the intelligence of Indians – far from it – my only observation was that the accessibility and usage of internet for blogging purposes has not been very widespread among my friend circle – so I had this assumption that not many Indians are “into” it.

    And thankfully, my assumption was proved absolutely wrong because of not only the number of blogs but the number of “quality” blogs being written by Indians!

    [ Most of my online business network – on openBC and LinkedIn regards the online presence of Indians more as SPAM than quality content – so it’s a welcome respite from the usual spam related complaints – thank you so much for stopping by Solomon! ]

  6. I hope this increasing numbers of Indian bloggers, will lead improvement of their skills and knowledge on global market. I would hope bloggers to keep writing about what is happening outside India to encourage other Indians to do better than what they see.

  7. Sorry for bumping this old thread but BarCamp Mumbai will be held sometime during May 2006. Why don’t you guys attend this.

    I am sure you would find lot of Indian Bloggers there.

    Cheers,
    Amit

  8. The blogging scene does seem to be quite alive in India. When I look at my Blogflux Mapstats, it tends to reveal a lot of visitors from your part of the world; not to mention, the many expatriate Indians as well. One such map is here, showing generally an Anglophone readership. Considering the best English comes from India these days, I am not surprised.

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