Hindi blogosphere

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The Hindi blogosphere (Hindi:हिन्दी चिट्ठाजगत) is the online community of Hindi-language weblogs that are a part of the larger Indian Blogosphere.[1]

History[edit]

Alok Kumar is known as the first Hindi blogger.[2] His blog नौ दौ ग्यारह (9-2-11) was the first known Hindi blog. He coined the term Chittha (Hindi:चिट्ठा) for blog which was quickly adopted by other bloggers and later became the standard Hindi term for it. Because of the difficulties involved in typing Hindi script, very few people used it online, but later on, due to the availability of Hindi typing tools, the number of Hindi bloggers began growing.

In 2007, the number of Hindi blogs increased rapidly. This was due to the advent of Indic Unicode support in various blogging services, and the advent of new Hindi typing tools like Google Indic Transliteration tool in Blogger and the promotion of Hindi blogging in the mainstream media.[3]

Women in Hindi Blogging[edit]

Some of the most popular Hindi bloggers are women. The outlet often provides a means to escape the need to identify oneself openly, particularly as family honor can be associated with women. Blogging emerged as a 'new media' and has opened a new prospect for women's aspirations. Today there are more than 50,000 blogs out of which about one-fourth are operated by women. These women are not only discussing socio-political and economic issues but also creating literature in their own style. [4]

Types of blogs[edit]

During the beginning days, most Hindi blogs were personal, and there were few topic focused blogs. During 2007, the number of Hindi blogs increased rapidly and blogs focused on various topics like cinema, technology, science, hobbies, photoblog began.

Various community services[edit]

Blog literary award[edit]

The Parikalpana Award memento

The Parikalpna Award is a literary award for blogs in India. It is presented by the magazine Parikalpnaa Samay and the company Parikalpnaa.[5]

Events[edit]

Ravindra Prabhat addressing the Third International Bloggers Conference in Kathmandu, 13th September 2013. With Senior Nepali Congress leader Arjun Narasingha K.C., Kumud Adhikari, Vikram Mani Tripathi, KK Yadav and Rajiv Shankar Mishra.[6]
  • First International Hindi Bloggers Conference was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Mr. Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank in New Delhi at 30 April 2011. This One day celebration session was chaired by Ashok Chakradhar, Dr. Ram Darash Mishra, Prabhakar Shrotriy,Ravindra Prabhat and Vishwa Bandhu Gupta.[7]
  • Second Hindi Bloggers Conference was inaugurated by the Senior Indian Journalist Mr Mudra Rakshas in Lucknow at 27 August 2012.This One day celebration session was chaired by Shailendra Sagar, Birendra Yadav, Udbhrant, Rakesh Veda, Sudhakar Adeeb, Ravindra Prabhat and Dr. Subhaash Ray.[8]
  • Third International Bloggers Conference was inaugurated by the Senior leader of Nepali Congress Party and Ex- cabinet mister of Nepal Mr.Arjun Narasingha K.C. in Kathmandu, Nepal started at 13 September 2013 that concluded at 15 September 2013. South Asian Bloggers and literary persons participated in Kathmandu. Parallel online contributions were made by the other participants. This three days celebration session was chaired by Mr. Kumud Adhikari, Suman Pokhrel, Uma Suvedi, Sanat Regmi, Vikram Mani Tripathi, Ravindra Prabhat, Dr. Rama Dwivedi, Dr. Sampatdevi Muraraka, K.K. Yadav, Akanksha Yadav, Girish Pankaj, Lalit Sharma, B.S. Pawala, Dr Ram Bahadur Mishra, Shailesh Bharatvasi, Mukesh Kumar Sinha, Mukesh Tiwari, Manoj Bhavuk, Saroj Suman, Vinay Prajapati, Sunita Prem Yadav etc. Nepali, Hindi, Bhojpuri, Awadhi, Maithili, Chattisgarhi writer and folklore scholar.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ravindra Prabhat' article in Hindi : ब्लॉगिंग यानी आम आदमी की बुलंद अभिव्यक्ति
  2. ^ Hindi Bloging Ka Itihas, Author- Ravindra Prabhat, Publisher-Hindi Sahitya Niketan, Bijnor, India, Year- 2011, p. 180, ISBN 978-93-80916-14-9
  3. ^ Hindi Bloging : Abhivyakti ki Nayi Kranti,Editor- Awinash Bachaspati/Ravindra Prabhat, Publisher-Hindi Sahitya Niketan, Bijnor, India, Year- 2011,Pages: 376,ISBN 978-93-80916-05-7
  4. ^ The Times of India, Allahabad Edition, April 22, 2013,Title- Blogging in Hindi for 10 Years,city folk win laurels
  5. ^ The World's Versatile Blogger Awards
  6. ^ International Bloggers Conference
  7. ^ "News in Hindi". Hindi Media. 1 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "News in Hindi language". 
  9. ^ "The South Asian Bloggers community celebrated the Third Bloggers Conference on 13-14-15 September 2013 at Kathmandu in Nepal.". 

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