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Saturday, March 25, 2006

Chennai on Metroblogging Map

After Mumbai, Chennai becomes the second Indian city to join the Metroblogging Network. Familiar names like Kiruba, Nancy Gandhi, Keerthi, Chandru, Srivatsan, Echo and Yours Truly are behind this initiative. We have grand plans for this Metroblog and your support and encouragement will help us move in the right direction. For those interested in looking at various aspects of life in Chennai, we have a separate Flickr feed which serves this purpose. You can subscribe to the Chennai Metroblog by using this RSS feed.

Here is the welcome message from the Metroblogging Team:
Continuing our theme of cities that have been recently renamed, we're happy to introduce Chennai which used to be called Madras. Wikipedia says that Chennai is called "the Detroit of South Asia" because of the auto industry focus there, but we're happy to call it the 44th Metroblogging city. It's also our second metblog in India - stop by and check it out.


  • Congrats (although I haven't gotten my invitation yet - so much for contacting Sean and getting the ball rolling in the first place :-))

    By Blogger thennavan, at 12:50 AM  

  • Correction to the above. Actually the first invite in the group had come to me way back in Feb and I somehow missed that email. I replied today saying I will be happy to come on board and asking for the login details. So hopefully I will be in too :-).

    By Blogger thennavan, at 1:58 AM  

  • Congrats and I am already in to help your group promote. And hopefuly one day I am joined in :)

    - Dreamchaser

    By Anonymous Dreamchaser, at 3:03 AM  

  • Excellent effort.
    Visiting the site only made me miss Chennai all the more :((

    By Blogger Saranya Kishore, at 6:14 AM  

  • COOOL!!! When's Bangalore getting added to that list... I wanna be on that!

    By Blogger Rubic_Cube, at 7:11 AM  

  • Thanks Kaps for the link. I too posted on the launch and linked to your piece but trackbacks don't seem to work apparently.

    Anyway, hope we will all kick ass on the blog

    By Blogger Ravages, at 11:43 AM  

  • All the best to you guys!

    By Blogger Jo, at 10:22 PM  

  • Congrats, Kaps!

    By Anonymous RAvi, at 10:54 PM  

  • Wow! Finally a Chennai metroblog!
    Brings back sooo many fond memories...as Im a Chennai girl through and through....:)

    By Blogger the wannabe indian punkster, at 3:28 AM  

  • @Thennavan,
    Hope to see u soon at Chennait Metblog

    Thanks for the support

    Thanks. Help us spread the word.

    @Rubic Cube,
    I think you need to rope in about 10 like minded people

    It has been a good start. Let us keep up the momentum.

    @Jo & Ravi,

    do give us suggestions so that we can work towards improving the relevance of the Metroblog

    By Blogger Kaps, at 3:36 PM  

  • I mistook "yours truly" for another chennai blogger by the same name....oops

    By Blogger b a l a j i, at 12:56 AM  

  • Kaps, I am in too :-)

    By Blogger thennavan, at 11:32 AM  

  • Kaps: buzz word is it is going to be live soon.. you would get to know!

    By Blogger Rubic_Cube, at 5:19 AM  

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