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Friday, May 05, 2006

This Blog Just Got Younger

When I decided to write about the TN elections, the options before me was to start a dedicated blog for the elections or to continue writing in this blog. Since I felt that driving traffic towards a new blog is not an easy task, I decided in favour of the second option (knowing well that it might not go down well with a section of the audience). The surge in hits (especially from search engines!) has been a great motivator. To top it all, some MSM mentions don’t hurt, do they?

The Tamil Nadu elections are not just being discussed at tea shops and bus stands. For the first time ever in Indian politics, blogs might just have a say in the final results.

Sambharmafia, Idlyvadai and Hotmachihot - these are just some of the over 20 blogs that have come up in the last two months and are dedicated to the Tamil Nadu elections.

From serious analysis on seat sharing to poking fun at free colour TVs in English and Tamil, these blogs have them all.

And it's not just the people of Tamil Nadu who are participating.Therthal 2006 or Elections 2006, a blog in Tamil, is a joint effort by ten bloggers from different parts of the world.

Update: The Video of the CNN-IBN news report is available here.


  • This is really a great job. Congrats.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:29 PM  

  • Yeah, saw that report on TV... just how poorly reasearched are these things... :p

    By Blogger Anand, at 10:05 PM  

  • Congratulations! Now there's one more reason to vote for IBN!

    By Anonymous Vijay Krishna, at 10:48 PM  

  • Your blog has been in existence for more than a few months isn't it ? The article wrongly suggests otherwise and could suggest that this blog spawned to cover and expose the elections for what it is worth !

    By Anonymous Anand Srini, at 1:12 AM  

  • Congrats, Kaps!

    By Blogger Rubic_Cube, at 1:24 AM  

  • congrats !

    By Anonymous RaajK, at 1:41 AM  

  • great, congrats

    By Blogger Ganesh, at 2:04 AM  

  • Congratulations and keep up the good work. Its certianly well deserved.

    - Eshwar

    By Blogger Eshwar S, at 8:19 AM  

  • Hey Kaps,
    Saw the mention of bloggers and Tamilnadu elections on TV yesterday- that's how came over to check out your blog-
    You are doing a great job ! Shall be around regularly to check out the happenings- it's a good change to lookside outside of the food-blogging world off and on, when it gets too cloying :)


    By Blogger Nandita, at 11:49 AM  

  • Thanks everyone!

    I also feel that they should have researched more. He could have said that most of these blogs have been started in the last 2 months.

    @Anand Srini,
    This blog has been around for more than a year, although the election coverage started only 2 months ago.

    Thanks for dropping by

    By Blogger Kaps, at 12:33 PM  

  • So, this is ur secret to stay young, huh? LOL.. Keep getting young!

    By Blogger Chez, at 11:56 AM  

  • The self-congratulation is all very well, but where's the coverage? I came to this blog via a search engine, but other than a link to the IBN video, I didn't see any discussion of the poll or its projections. Did I miss something on this page?

    By Blogger SunTVian, at 3:17 PM  

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