February 23, 2007

The 2006 Winners are here

Ladies and gentlemen! The moment of truth has arrived. The Indiblogosphere has chosen a new band of winners from 175 worthy contenders across 21 varied categories. The final phase of Voting at the Indibloggies 2006 event witnessed over 3500 registrations with around 2235 votes cast over a week. The figures may be small, but being recognized as a blogger extraordinaire by your own community is no small an achievement.

I thank all the participants and the Jurors for your help and encouragement. Your vote, dear readers, has decided their fate and its time you join us in congratulating them on their triumph. Here is the list of Winners:

Indibloggies 2006: The results

    Indiblog of the year
Great BongRandom Thoughts of a Demented Mind

Juror comments:
 Always witty, always hilarious, from the banners to the posts (Debashish)
 Satirical, funny, and engaging comments space (Neha)
 It's not merely funny. It's got its pulse on India. (Nitin)
    Best Topical IndiBlog
Atanu Dey on India's Development

Juror comments:
 Provocative, insightful, intelligent and unapologetic! (Nitin)
 Interesting insights on development, infrastructure and education. (Neha)
 Bitterly hitting posts, great prose with loads of wisdom. (Debashish)
    Best Science / Technology IndiBlog
Digital InspirationDigital Inspiration
Juror comments:
 Extremely well presented. Great consistency in quality and frequency. Engaging posts even for non-techies.(Neha)
 Unique & useful posts with relevant further reading links. (Debashish)
 Very Good! (Selva)

(Runner up blogs Nonoscience and WATBlog also win prizes)
    Best Group / Community IndiBlog

Juror comments:
 Esoteric. Always makes a good read. (Neha)
    Best Humanities Indiblog

Juror comments:
 Warm, witty - covers literature, movies, people, places. Very consistent and engaging. (Neha)
 Excellent writing and great reviews! (Rohit)
 One of the best examples of writing in the desi blogosphere. (Patrix)
    Best New IndiBlog
Saffron Tree
    Best Entertainment Indiblog
India UncutBlogical Conclusion

Juror comments:
 Interesting reviews. Fabulous insight. This boy knows his movies. (Neha)
 Well written and unbiased bollywood reviews. (Rohit)
 Rangan rules, even if the frame-by-frame details sometimes begin to pain :) (Shivam)
 Candid, elaborate reviews. (Debashish)
    Most Humorous IndiBlog
Random Thoughts of a Demented Mind
    Best Indi Photoblog
India UncutTrivial Matters

Juror comments:
 Each picture makes me want to leave everything and go out with my camera (Patrix)
 Wonderful photographs with insightful commentary. (Neha)
 Really really good stuff! (Shivam)
 Able to capture the essence of India. (Nitin)
    Best Food Indiblog
India UncutMahanandi

Juror comments:
 A great blog for foodies! (Patrix)
    Best IndiPodcast
The IndiCast
    Best Sports Indiblog
    Best Designed Blog
    Best Directory / Clique / Service
    Best Travel Indiblog
Travel Tales From India
    Best Indic Blog (Hindi)
Udan Tashtari
(Runner up blogs Jo na keh sake and Bihari Babu Kahin also win prizes)
    Best Indic Blog (Kannada)
    Best Indic Blog (Malayalam)
Kuruman's Stories
    Best Indic Blog (Marathi)
Tulips in twilight
    Best Indic Blog (Tamil)
    Best Indic Blog (Telugu)
A Search

For me its time for a sabbatical, my fingers are swollen and eyes strained weeding those duplicate votes out of the system, some who did it with finesse and some with plain brute force. But the Indipukies or the Indifloggies, should definitely go to the admirers of one meena who flogged the system with such ingenious email ids, you would wish you had one for each mood of yours. Savor these: meenaelectric@gmail.com, meenaserious, meenasharp, meenaquiet, meenaawake, meenasame, meenanecessary, meenatrue, meenageneral, meenadifferent, meenaready, meenaequal, meenacertain, meenalong, meenaprobable, meenaearly, meenagreen, meenaable, meenaautomatic, meenadeep, meenarough, meenasmooth, meenacomplex, meenasolid, meenaseparate, meenakind, meenaloud, meenabright, meenaelastic, meenachemical, meenadifferent, meenanatural, meenafull, meenachief, meenapresent, meenasecret, meenagood, meenaboiling, meenaclean and meenaclear amongst host of others. The only solace is that apart from jurors being threatened and organizers being offered lipstick no browsers were harmed during the process.

Winners may collect their badges here.
Interested in statistics? The final tally for each category is available here.
Winners, please send an email to indibloggies at gmail dot com with subject PRIZE CLAIM 2006, stating your postal address and contact details.


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Debashish, well done on conducting the awards so well. And congratulations to all the winners! :)

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Patrix said...

Congrats on a job well done, Debashish. It was a pleasure serving on the jury. Regardless of the flak you get, your efforts are indeed admirable.

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Ravi said...

Great work Debu - You did it again - single handedly.

Grand wishes,

शशि सिंह said...

सभी विजेताओं को हार्दिक बधाई! और बधाई हमारे देबू दा को जिन्होंने इस आयोजन को तमाम मुश्किलात के बाद भी सफलतापूर्वक अंजाम दिया.

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Anand said...

Congrats to all winners.

Greatbong said...

Thank you Debashish for conducting the Indibloggies. An awesome effort.

Zainub said...

Congratulations to all the winners, and good on the organizers to put in place a system by which the best can be recognized and appreciated.

Madhur Khandelwal said...

Congrats winners! Kudos to Indibloggies team for organizing this healthy competition and surfacing the best Indian blogs.

nandita said...

I am absolutely not surprised at the 'meena' deluge. Even in the foodblogger awards that happened about two months ago, I saw a certain blog that obviously looked self promoted in EVERY EXISTING CATEGORY. When I saw the same name nominated in the indibloggies in the food blog category, I knew how it got nominated and I had lost hope. Thankfully, sanity prevailed and a most deserving blog won in the food blog section. People do go to some extent in their desperation for fame - even if it is only online.

Abhijeet Kulkarni said...

Congratulations to Debashish, and all the winners.! For the Marathi blog's award, I am happy to see that the best (http://tulipsintwilight.blogspot.com) has prevailed.
Keep blogging to the best, you all.!

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पुणेकर said...

ट्युलिप, हार्दिक अभिनंदन :)

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Bala Subra said...

Congrats to all the winners and my sincere thanks for the coordination & execution of the contest.

Abhishek said...

Debashish: Brilliant job! Well done! You deserve a blast! When can I come to Pune to join you! :)

Neeru said...

Hahahhahaha....Loved the Meena Expose...I wonder who it was....anyone know??

Raman said...

Great job, Debashish. Congratulations to all the winners.

Ashish said...

Congrats to the winners.. !

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Dr.Shyam Gupta said...

Dear Sameer,
Udan Tashtari
Brilliant job! Well done! You deserve a blast!

Kailas said...

Congrats Debashish on a job well done.....Cant really imagine how much work has gone into this, Congrats to all the winners too..

marriedtoadesi.com said...

Debashish, Excellent Work on the Awards! Congrats to all the winners:)


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Karthik said...

GreatBong deserves it....good job on the awards!


Indian Job Blogger said...

Congrats to the winners !!

We would also like to participate next time.
There is no subcategory related to Jobs / Employment or Career.
So I would request Ingibloggies to add some related category next time.


ikShayar said...

I happened find indibloggies through Mr. Samir's blog who is one of the winner this year. I really liked the concept and way you turned it around.

Nice ,Goodluck guys.

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Ramani said...

Aaa... Mena diluge. Beware of Meena of Hooked on Heat foodblog. She will spam and attack, she is notorious in that way in food blog world.

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