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Monday, November 28, 2005

Chennai’s Thriving Blog Scene

New Indian Express says that Chennai has a vibrant blogging scene with a sizeable number of active bloggers. Kiruba, Somu and Sophia have been quoted in the article. Ganesh of Rupya.com has some snaps from yesterday’s bloggers meet. There are also some factual inaccuracies in the article (they have stated that a girl had to quit her job because of the IIPM Blog Wars).

It’s official. Chennai leads the list of metros in blogging.

Blogs, one of the most easily-maintainable forms of personal websites, is fast emerging as an alternative media.

Angry youngsters, who don’t get a chance to air their views in public forums, litterateurs, who lack media space, and political activists, who seek open-minded discussions – all find blogs as an alternative medium to put their views across.

And Chennai, which is all set to become the number one city in the Indian IT sector, tops the chart with 293 blogs, according to statistics posted in india.blogstreet.com.

It was not long ago when the sizzling star of Kollywood, Trisha, got into the eye of a storm when an anonymous visitor posted an obscene video of her’s in one of the blogs.

Kiruba Shankar, a leading blogger from the Chennai who works as associate director with Sulekha, said, ‘‘The last three jobs I got were because of my blog. The employers called me for a meeting after they came to know me through it”.


  • yes..heard about the bloggers meet.
    cool idea.
    we don't have anything like that in singapore...
    should we? or should we just live it to the chennai bloggers?

    By Blogger revatechnic, at 1:17 PM  

  • singapore blogger meet is world famus i guess..reva u shud check kaps prev posts..chetan bhagat had attended it..so kinda hi profile meet..btw kaps chennai truly rocks..i happened to know it only after seeing your blog.been a bit dormant..now gonna be really active..

    By Blogger harry, at 2:29 PM  

  • Nice to know that Chennai has become a happening place. Andha 293 blogs la nammaloda blogum irukka ???.

    By Blogger REFLEX, at 2:31 PM  

  • ah a nice article for once ;)

    By Blogger visithra, at 2:38 PM  

  • Nice to know about chennai bloggers meet. Good begining. We met a month ago. But only few in numbers. Hoping to make it big next time. Let us meet in blogs. Thanks for the good news.

    By Blogger Balaji S Rajan, at 3:47 PM  

  • Thanks for the link Kaps ! You have made my day :o)

    By Blogger Somu, at 5:16 PM  

  • Yea..as some1 pointed out, how do they come up with the numbers? Is it based on the number that have indicated 'Chennai' as hometown? or for Location..
    What if you put Chennai AND Singapore, like myself?

    By Blogger Chennai chatter, at 8:16 PM  

  • Do you suppose the high blogger count is due to the 'thought-police' that looms over the Chennai horizon these days? A form of 'undergound rebellion', as it were ...?

    By Blogger Anjali, at 10:10 PM  

  • wow looks like a big event,
    Kaps why dont you organise one for singai makkals ;)

    By Blogger Ganesh, at 12:07 AM  

  • i believe that blogging is on a roll all over the world and with the coverage of the recent controversies by the MSM, it can be said that it is having a significant effect on them as well.

    By Anonymous Abhishek, at 12:41 AM  

  • join the party ..we are truly on a roll so to say, echoing sentiments of the ones above.en(s)oy.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:56 AM  

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