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Debashish Chakrabarty, a Software Consultant by profession and an Electrical Engineer by qualification, is based at India. He has been blogging in English as well as Hindi since 2002. Apart from evangelizing for Indic languages on the Internet he launched the first desi blog-awards Indibloggies (now defunct) and created the first Hindi blog aggregator Chittha Vishwa. He publishes a Hindi webzine Samayiki (previously published as Nirantar), maintains the Bangla and Hindi blog directories (both now defunct) and occasionally dabbles in Hindi podcasting at Podbharti .
He has also been instrumental in beginning initiatives like Buno Kahani , a group blog where various authors literally weave a story and Anugunj - a web event hosted in turn by Hindi bloggers - where various bloggers wrote on a given topic. He also contributes to the Hindi Wikipedia and the Hindi Lingua project of Global Voices.