Raman informs that Microsoft's BhashaIndia, a portal on Indic language computing featuring the Microsoft solutions, is coming up with its “Indic Blogger Award” for blogs in Indian languages. Boasting of eight categories with 11 Indic languages in the fray this sure will provide the necessary boost to bloggers like us. Wonder if they owe the idea to the Indibloggies that is the first Indian weblog awards to concentrate on Indic blogs also. Microsoft is also sponsoring two prizes at the Indibloggies 2005.

The Indibloggies 2005 edition BTW has started with a whopping 28 member Jury to rate the nominated blogs. Nominations would be done using Delicious this year and a detailed notification will follow on 15 Dec at the Indibloggies website. Like last year, there has been a tremendous response from the sponsors with prizes worth more than INR 50000 to be claimed.