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DesiPundit Indibloggies Prizes Auction

Magic BusLike the previous year, the good people at Desipundit, who won in the “Best Designed Indiblog” and “Best Directory/ Clique/ Service” categories, are auctioning their awards. The proceeds will be donated in entirety to Magic Bus, a nonprofit charitable organization that conducts developmental activities for children and young adults through the outdoors and sports. This is an excellent gesture on the part of the Desipundit team and we laud their effort. For further details and to participate in the auction please click here. The auction ends on Thursday, April 5 2007 at 11:59pm CST.

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Bhasha Blogs: Indic Blogs in the Indian Blogosphere

This was a piece originally written for Desipundit. Patrix recently announced that his team desires to draw curtain over the link blog. This is indeed sad and I really hope they bounce back from the burnout and are back soon. I reproduce my piece that appeared here.

Sanskrit blogging on the riseDesipundit is turning one. Congratulations guys! It has been a fabulous year for you people and I am happy to see Desipundit graduate from a link blog to a movement. The welcome addition of links to Indicblogs has given it a wholesome flavor. I salute the dedicated team for relentlessly pointing to the best of the Indiblogdom. What Indibloggies does once in a year, you guys do on a daily basis.

Patrix recently asked me to pen my thoughts on the scene and I must say that I am honoured. I am not good at writing longer posts and the following are a collection of jottings spread over several days, so dear readers do bear with me if you find a lack of coherence or flow.

On hindsight my own personal blog journey seems pretty insignificant to me. My English blog Null Pointer, with which my blog journey started, by virtue of it being techie in nature and being hosted on JRoller, a den for technology bloggers, didn’t ever earn much notice from desi readers. So being a timid blogger that I am, I get more casual visitors than regular ones, the latter are probably being those who rely on the feed. My Hindi blog Nuktachini probably gets better attention.

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A facelift for the pundit

Well actually, one of my favorite reads Desipundit has gone for a complete revamped look and man “what a site”. There is really no parallel for Chug’s ethnic designs. He has done brilliant gratis designs for the Indibloggies in the past and remains one of my favorite web-designers. Desipundit’s approach is very professional, the way they have amalgamated various facets of blogging together. I however feel that they should try to host the Wiki on their own server, the way Hindi blogdom did for Sarvagya. In addition, the articles, once completed, may be contributed to Wikipedia to enrich their content.