Amit Agarwal

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Amit Agarwal
Amit Agarwal.jpg
Amit Agarwal at Barcamp Bangalore
Born 1977 (age 37–38)
Nationality Indian
Education BTech in Computer Science
Alma mater IIT Roorkee
Occupation Blogger, Software engineer

Amit Agarwal (born 1977[1]) is an Indian blogger and the founder of Digital Inspiration.[2] He has previously worked as personal technology columnist for The Wall Street Journal[3] (India) and The Financial Express.[4] He has been involved in advocating freedom of speech and an end to internet censorship in India.[5]


Amit Agarwal holds an Engineering degree in Computer Science from IIT Roorkee and has previously worked with ADP. In 2004, Amit quit his job to become India's first Professional Blogger.[6] In 2011, Amit wrote an e-book, "The Most Useful Websites." The book mentions about 150 lesser known websites that have the potential of increasing the productivity of bloggers. [7]

Amit authors a popular and award winning blog Digital Inspiration where he writes about computer software, consumer gadgets, and web applications that increase productivity. Amit also writes a weekly personal technology column for The Hindustan Times & WSJ.


Amit has appeared on various TV channels and print media including BBC,[8] CNN IBN,[9] CNBC,[10] NDTV,[11] The Economic TImes[12] and Lifehacker.[13]

Amit is a regular speaker at technology and blogging conferences. He is also a Technology Columnist at WSJ India.[14] Microsoft awarded him the Most Valuable Professional award for 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

About Digital Inspiration[edit]

Digital Inspiration, launched in 2004, publishes tips & tutorials on efficient usage of software tools, services and web based technologies.

Digital Inspiration won the Best Technology Blog award at Indibloggies twice. It has been featured as a "success story" on the official Google AdSense blog.[15] The site has been mentioned as "must read" in India Today while it has also been recommended in CNN Go, the new travel and lifestyle site of CNN.[16]

Technical projects[edit]

Amit has also created few popular web-applications & tools, which include "Sleeping Time", a mashup service that can estimate of the sleeping habits of any Twitter user. Tall Tweets, a web app created by Amit Agarwal helps the users to write beyond 140 characters on Twitter. [17]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "At 27, Amit Agarwal grew restless. A techie working in Bangalore". Economic Times. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Hans, Pritam P. "The business of blogging". Rediff. Retrieved 6 May 2009. 
  3. ^ Agarwal, Amit (8 August 2014). "Tech Journal". WSJ. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Agarwal, Amit (23 June 2008). "Financial Express". Financial Express. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Biswas, Soutik (19 July 2006). "India bloggers angry at net ban". BBC. Retrieved 6 May 2009. 
  6. ^ "About Amit Agarwal". Digital Inspiration. 
  7. ^ "Interesting Facts About Amit Agarwal – India’s First Professional Blogger!". National Views. 17 April 2015. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "Chrome extensions targeted by spam firms". BBC. 
  9. ^ "Mindbloggling salaries are just a click away". CNN IBN. 
  10. ^ "Tech Toyz - Lawsuit Special". CNBC TV18. 
  11. ^ "New profession: Making money through blogging". NDTV. 
  12. ^ "How web entrepreneurs made money, thanks to Google". The Economic Times. 
  13. ^ "Lifehacker How I Work Series". Lifehacker. 
  14. ^ "India Real Time - WSJ". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  15. ^ "AdSense Inspiration". Official AdSense Blog. Retrieved 27 December 2007. 
  16. ^ "Mumbai blog: Reporting from the front lines of urban culture". CNN. Retrieved 28 January 2010. 
  17. ^ "Interesting Facts About Amit Agarwal – India’s First Professional Blogger!". National Views. 17 April 2015. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 

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