Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Asia Blog Awards

Someone nominated me for best India blogger at Simon World.

If I weren't so vain, I would probably vote for Sepia Mutiny, since they are so maddeningly entertaining over there. Though really, both they and I should be under a separate category ("Diaspora Blogger" -- maybe I'll suggest it next time around). And if I were being a serious policy wonk I would be voting for The Acorn. Nitin is one step away from writing professional op-eds for the Indian media. (Indeed, he's probably a step above much of what's published in The Times of India)

But I'm neither serious nor honest, so I voted for myself. When I looked at the results so far, I was a little aghast to see that I was the first vote for me! (Then again only three votes have been cast so far, which means I am tied for first. If no one else votes, I might actually win)

The only serious thing here: exposure to a list of blogs from all over Asia, most of which I've never encountered before. Go check them out.

5 comments:

robi said...

You have a great blog but Nitin won my vote this time! Heck I was nominated as well but Nitin's stuff is fantastic even though I sometimes disagree with him.

Amardeep said...

Funny that you make the comment here. As the late, great Rodney Dangerfield used to say,

"I don't get no respect!"

;-)

Nitin said...

Amardeep,

Thanks for those words !

Japnaam Singh said...

But you're not really an Indian blogger?

You have an "Indian" ethnicity, but you're essentially an American.

You don't live in India,

Hmmm... I should get you disqualified!

Amardeep said...

Japnaam,

Yes, I was thinking to that when I said I should really be under the category of "diaspora" blogger.

On the other hand, the contest is for "India" blog rather than Indian blogger. In principle, I think that people who weren't ethnically Indian at all, but who were obsessed by Indian culture, politics, and media, could be in this contest.

As it is, I read the Indian papers every day, listen to tons of Indian music, and watch a new Hindi movie every week (more my wife's taste than my own, but I don't mind). I'm pretty up-to-date on what's happening...