January 24, 2005

Indibloggies 2004 : And the winners are...

Innumerable contestants, close to 100 nominated blogs and 16 winners emerging in the grand finale to the Indibloggies 2004. This year’s event has been spectacular for Indibloggies with an unprecedented nine sponsors offering prizes worth above Rs.25000 and a panel of 12 Jurors who had the momentous task of frisking the list. I do not have enough words to show my appreciation for all those who participated in the event. The apprehensions on the award's credibility also prompted me to reveal my identity, I had resorted to the pseudonym Indiblogger when I started the affair because I thought an identity is always accompanied with prejudices, I am happy I was proven wrong.

So here is the much awaited final list of winners. My congratulations to all the winners. My thanks also to all those who voted and kept visiting these pages. Winners Must send me an email at indibloggies at gmail dot com with subject "Prize claim" so that I could forward their details to the sponsors.

We have one ritual left for this years awards so do visit again. If you are into statistics, the polls have been archived for posterity here.


Anand Manikutty said...

Dear Jurors,
It's been wonderful being part of the Indiblog Awards - a great effort in bringing attention to some of the fine blogs out there. On behalf of all my team members from Zoo Station, we thank you for organizing it.

You are perhaps still updating the post, but Would you mind adding a Sticker for the "Best Group IndiBlog" as well? It's been amazing being chosen the Group Blog.


Anonymous said...

Do you really need donations for hosting space? It's incredibly cheap these days!

Jitendra Chaudhary said...

Such a nice event very well organized, even though resources are less.
I salute to the brilliant efforts made by Debashish.

For the next year I have few suggestions.

1) Please form a panel or board of directors.
2) Charge a fee of US $ 10 or Rs.500/- each nominated blog.
3) Make this even run for all the months, I mean divide the whole categories in 3 or four quarters.
4) After earning some revenues, increase the cash prize for each category.
5) Look for more sponsors.

अतुल अरोरा said...

Congrats to Debashish for organising such a successful event , and also I salute to all winners of Indi blog awards. This award showcases many writers from all aspect of lives. This is an emrging parallel media and it is nice to see how many of the writers tear apart famous (but biased) news stories, how they showcase emerging technologies , how they can build a help web side for a natural disaster in no time, and also they bring the aroma of different parts of India in their blog entries. I see India through their eyes , i see palces where I can't go.

Thanks and congrats to all Indian bloggers.

Anonymous said...



Anonymous said...


This award can only get better and better. And thank you for coming out of the closet!

The suggestions to make this a frequent award sound great and should be considered seriously by yourself.

Having a watered down version of this award on a monthly basis ... maybe just one or two awards/month would be great as well ... but it all depends on your timeframe, etc. Either way- Great Job!
In response to Ravi who replied re: grammatical mistakes being OK since no one is here to publish literary works of great magnitude! Dear Ravi: Let me humbly paraphrase Mahatma Gandhi in saying; may you one day realise that to use proper grammar is a sign of respect to your readers.

Anonymous said...

thankyou very much to the organizers of indiblog awards and all those who voted for us.

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Gautam Ghosh said...

Great work Debashish and the Jurors !

Awesome !


Raviratlami said...

Here is the copy of mail between me and Amit:
(Thanks Amit, any how, Indibloggie is in to charity too :)

Hi Ravi

Excellent idea. I am so glad that you agree with me.



On Wed, 26 Jan 2005 09:33:48 +0530, Ravishankar Shrivastava
raviratlami at gmail.com wrote:
> Hi Amit,
> I fully subscribe your views. It is winning that matters (and not the sum
> unless it has some worth...:)). Any way, I had sponsored it just to show
> that ppl can come up with anything, without inhibition...
> I am going to distribute Rs. 1000/- worth of Notebooks to some deserving yet
> deprived students of class 10 of a village named Sejavata, which is nearby
> Ratlam. I will let you know the details later in mid February.
> Thanks
> Ravi
> Debashish,
> Amit had donated his part of prize money to buy poor students notebooks. I
> request you to publish this in indibloggies. A new chapter of Charity had,
> surprisingly opened, courtesy Amit :)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Amit Varma" amitblogs at gmail.com
> To: "Ravishankar Shrivastava" raviratlami at gmail.com
> Sent: Monday, January 24, 2005 6:39 PM
> Subject: Re: congrats...
> > Hi Ravi
> >
> > I'm based in Mumbai, but may I make a request? I don't really need the
> > prize, so why don't you save it and add it on to whatever you are
> > offering next year. Alternatively, just buy 500 worth of schoolbooks
> > for some local kids who can't afford it. I would feel guilty about
> > taking a prize that I don't need at all, though I know it is very
> > generous of you to offer it.
> >
> > Thanks and regards
> >
> > Amit
> >
> >
> > On Mon, 24 Jan 2005 17:08:12 +0530, Ravishankar Shrivastava
> > raviratlami at gmail.com wrote:
> > > Hi Amit,
> > > Congrats for your grand win.
> > >
> > > Now, I had to send you books worth 500-/ as prize, pl send me your
> postal
> > > address (preferably any location in India, as outside India may take
> postal
> > > expenses more than the worth of books :))
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > Ravi
> > > http://raviratlami.blogspot.com
> > > http://www.geocities.com/raviratlami
> > >
> > >

अतुल अरोरा said...

अमित भैया की बात से मेरे भी ज्ञान चक्षु खुल गये हैं| Ravi Bhai shab , please add my prize also to the same fund.


Raviratlami said...

Thanks Atul :)

I will let you know about the kids etc. after mid Feb.


kalpana said...

what started out as one of those 'yet another link i need to check out' ended as a pleasant surprise to find out that, not only was there something called an indiblog award, but also that i have been nominated!!! regardless of how it happened, i'm just glad someone saw my blog and bothered to read and rate it. guess this just proves the theory that the best stuff is often the stuff u do for urself:)

Amit Agarwal said...

Congratulations to all the winners.

It is a good effort to get Indians noticed on the Blogging Arena.

The Indian Blogger

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