In connection with IndiMix ’06 Microsoft India announced a contest to select Top Bloggers from Indian Subcontinent who will get special prizes. Microsoft nominated me as one of the Judges along with two of my good RD friends – Praveen Srivatsa and Sanjay Shetty. Going through hundred of blogs and select a few is a tough job and we thoroughly enjoyed it. My wishes to all the winners – in few of their blog sites I manage to write the wish in their comments. Good Luck!

One suggestion to all the Indian bloggers

  1. Post more Original Content – it has to be your own experiences, rather than just collection of Hyperlinks in your posts
  2. Keep your Writing Style & UI simple and clean – especially avoid Google Ads clutter and fancy graphics
  3. Post often – which helps your writing and also builds readerships
  4. Make few posts in your mother tongue – Spice your blog with few posts on Indian Language as well

Being an award from Microsoft I was hoping to find blogs with deep technical content, code/samples and architecture. I would have also loved to see blogs on Vista, Office 2007, Atlas/Web 2.0 & .NET 3.0 but personally, I was a little disappointed not to find anyone blog worth mentioning on these topics.

For the record, the parameters in the Judging Panel we worked on were:

  • Frequency of updates – 20 %
  • Originality – 40 %
  • Writing Style and User Experience – 20%
  • Content and Technical Relevance – 20%

Winners list is available here in PDF format (Source:

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