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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Blogging The Polls

DNA has a feature on how the blogosphere is tracking the political developments in the States, which are going for the assembly elections. There have been quite a few blogs which are following the TN elections and most of them find a mention in the article:

Tamil Nadu, however, with a dozen dedicated political blogs like Arasiyal Talk, Therthal 2006 and Idly Vadai easily outnumber blogs from God's Own Country.

Arasiyal Talk has information on candidates and their tall promises, while Therthal 2006, a team effort of ten bloggers, has posts on celebrity campaigners and popular Tamil election songs.

Vijay Krishna and S Eshwar started Chennai-today.blogspot.com in February to capture the essence of the hustings.

Their site lists opinion pieces on seat sharing agreements and involves reader interaction through queries on topics like the outcome of switching parties and fate of newcomers.

Focussing on national political developments, Allaboutpolitics.-blogspot.com pokes fun at the free colour TVs that political parties are dangling in front of voters in Tamil Nadu.

Serving up piping hot political news, Idlyvadai.blogspot.com and Hotmachihot.blogspot.com gives information on the latest deserters, newcomers and campaigning gaffes like the politician who used Hindi handbills to campaign in Tamil Nadu.

7 Comments:

  • Hindi handbills for Tamil land... Amazing...
    By the way, haven't heard of any TV channel polls this time around for any of the states

    By Blogger Shivaji, at 12:52 PM  

  • hey kaps! thanks for your comment. enjoy writing and its always a good feeling to know people read and enjoy th posts. interesting that you're following the political developments so closely although you're in s'pore!

    By Blogger David, at 11:06 PM  

  • Kaps, thanks for bringing this to our notice. The good thing about the upcoming elections is that it is probably the closest run thing in the past few decades. Which makes it very interesting to follow.

    By Blogger Vijay Krishna, at 12:45 AM  

  • Kaps, any links to the Blogs mentioned here. Couldn't see any in the DNA site either.

    btw, I noticed that you have moderated comments. The only problem is that non-Blogger users will never be able to express anything anymore here.

    By Blogger donthecat, at 1:01 PM  

  • Kaps,my first post in ur blog.
    Election fever is at its peak now with lots of surprises coming in daily. Some of these are really so hard to digest. Politics is becoming dirty day after day.And of course interesting too

    By Blogger Prasanna, at 2:35 PM  

  • @Shivaji,
    CNN-IBN has already come out with the opinion polls.

    @David,
    thanks for dropping by

    @Vijay Krishna,
    it's gonna be interesting. just 20 more days left.

    @Don,
    here are the links
    http://chennai-today.blogspot.com
    http://hotmachihot.blogspot.com
    http://allaboutpolitics.blogspot.com
    http://idlyvadai.blogspot.com
    http://therthal2006.blogspot.com
    http://arasiyaltalk.com

    moderation doesn't have anything to do with blogger / non-blogger users.
    all are treated on par.

    @Prasanna,
    Thanks for dropping by. it is a bit irritating and also funny.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 2:57 PM  

  • Kaps, I guess I meant something else abt the moderation bit.

    WordPress or b2evo or MSN Spaces or any other better and more secure (than Google's Blogger)Blogtool users will not be able to leave a comment if moderation has been enabled.

    Only those who have Blogger accounts can do so.

    By Blogger donthecat, at 3:28 PM  

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