Back to Kolkata – this time, it’s for the children!

That’s right, IndiBlogger.in comes back to Kolkata after 2 long years, courtesy Akshaya Patra, the world’s largest NGO run school meal program.  Come the 20th of February, bloggers from all over India are going to land up for what promises to be a fun-filled IndiBlogger Meet!

We’ve always told people that our meet at Kolkata was one of the best we’ve ever witnessed, thanks to the warmth and camaraderie of Kolkata’s bloggers. We can’t wait to experience it again!

Since our first batch of blogger meets, we’ve come a long way, and yet, the song remains the same. Pardon us while we take a quick trip down memory lane.

We almost lost BG to a Kolkata tram:

Kolkata Trams

This is Anoop, trying to remember the speech he didn’t prepare:

Kolkata Bloggers

Kolkata bloggers, who clearly did not forget their lines:

Kolkata Bloggers

Our journey back home:

Leaving Kolkata

Kolkata, we can’t wait to see you again! :-) If you haven’t registered for this meet as yet, register now!

Last chance to catch “Yours Digitally, Madras”!

***”As for the acting and script, the audience’s rollicking laughter was the verdict.”***
– The Hindu Metro Plus

If you didn’t catch the first show of “Yours Digitally, Madras”, you can watch the final performance today at 7:15 PM. The show has received great reviews and tickets are going fast!

‘Yours Digitally Madras’ - The Largest Theatrical Collaboration to showcase original plays about Madras.

Short plays about Matrimonials, Police Mamas, God Men, Traffic Jams and everything that makes us Love and Hate this city.

The Reviews

When?
7:15 PM, 13th November (Saturday)

Where?
Sivagami Petachi Auditorium, Alwarpet

Check out the official website at http://www.blogologues.in/

Tickets
Buy the tickets online at http://indianstage.in/EventDetails.do?eventId=1171 or call 9790911711.

Announcing the all new IndiVine

We’re pleased to announce a major feature addition to IndiBlogger- the completely revamped IndiVine.

IndiVine originally started as a knee jerk reaction to the Mumbai terror attacks, as a collection of blog posts on the crisis and it’s aftermath. In fact, the original IndiVine was built in a day and had more than 100 posts before the Taj stopped burning. Since then, we added more topics to IndiVine such as the “Pink chaddi campaign”, the elections and the Tata Nano. IndiVine in it’s present avatar is a direct result of the collaboration among bloggers on the forum, where Vipul Grover and all the usual suspects decided how it should be in order to help the Indian blogging community. Now bloggers can submit their blog posts to virtually any category, and vote for the most deserving blog posts.

The IndiVine voting system is integrated with IndiRank, where a vote for a higher ranking blog gets more weightage.

We hope IndiVine is a useful tool for bloggers and readers alike!

Statistics from the Indian Blogosphere

IndiBlogger.in has come a long way since we launched in August 2007, thanks to our growing loyal community, several unique features for Indian bloggers, blogger meets all over India, awards for blogs in different fields, media coverage, and of course  – our badges!

Considering our position as the largest directory of Indian blogs and most active community of Indian bloggers, we recently released the “State of the Indian Blogosphere” report, which included the following statistics of the Indian Blogosphere:

How many Indians blog in Indian (Indic) languages?

Indian bogs in English

What are the most popular Indian Languages?

Blogs in Indian Languages

Geographical distribution of Indian Bloggers

Where are the Indian Bloggers

How often are Indian blogs updated?

Indian Blogosphere Activity

Google Pagerank of Indian blogs

Pagerank of the Indian Blogosphere

Alexa Rank of Indian Blogs

Alexa raning of Indian blogs

Age groups of Indian Bloggers

Age groups of Indian Bloggers

These stats were covered by Gauravonomics, WATblogWebyantra, Global Voices, and The Indian Express. Our thanks to everyone for helping us spread the word!

Here are the stats on Slideshare, courtesy Gaurav Mishra:

Blogging the Indian Elections

IndiBlogger was recently featured in the Indian Express, one of India’s leading newspapers. Click on the image for the readable version.

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Knowledge Series’ seminar on New Media

The IndiBlogger Team will be participating at the Knowledge Series’ seminar on New Media:

Public Relation Consultants Association of India (PRCAI) is organizing a “Knowledge Series” seminar on “New Media: Working with Bloggers and other New Media” on June 16, 2009 at 5 pm. The seminar is aimed at familiarizing students and working professional’s with the basics of new media, its growing importance and impact.

The ‘Knowledge Series’ will see Kiruba Shankar, renowned Social Media expert discuss how to use tools like blogging, twitter, online videos and pictures. He would be sharing his experiences of interacting with journalists, PR firms and Corporates. The seminar will also include a presentation by the IndiBlogger Community, sharing information from their survey on the state of Indian blogosphere.

Source: MyBangalore.com

Regional language blogging in India

We’ve compiled some quick stats using the 6500 bloggers in the IndiBlogger network, to show how many bloggers are blogging in regional languages.

Regional Languages Vs. English

Regional Languages Vs. English

Regional Languages Vs. English

Regional Languages

Regional Languages

Regional Languages