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“Dan Gillmor”:http://weblog.siliconvalley.com/column/dangillmor/archives/000868.shtml#000868 has a list of warblogs

Update: Was it Uday in the bunker ? (link via “mercury news blog”:http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/weblog/)

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Next Blog Mela

“Ashwini”:http://www.ashoo.org/blog/archives/cat_blog.html#000079 is hosting “the next blog mela”:http://varnam.nationalinterest.in/archives/000018.html. Please send your entries to her by Tuesday March 25th. If you want to know what the heck a blog mela is, take a look at “this week’s one”:http://varnam.nationalinterest.in/archives/000021.html

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Bharatiya Blog Mela #4

If you want to summarize this week, the key words are garbage
and UN. Some people think both are the same, especially here in United States.
But I am talking from the context of the best of
Indian blogs for this week

Ratheesh Krishna
gives us his thoughts on garbage, garbage collection and
garbage disposal. He is not talking about Java Garbage collection, but
with respect to plastic bags. (See Mar 12th blog)

tells why India should NOT be a part of UN Security
council. Ravi
tells us why India should be part of it.

the mallu devil
explains why bandhs and hartals are good for the

, takes a look back at how he started watching

Hrishikesh Ballal
has a photo blog, which I think is the only one in Indian Blogsphere.

Zilch Zilch writes on some important issues covered in Indian Newspapers.

If you would like to host next week’s Blog
Mela, please mention it in the comments. The previous three blog mela’s were hosted by realwomen

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Blog Mela: Answers

Many people asked me one simple question: What the heck is a blog mela ?. Here are some answers

  • It the selection of what you think is a collection of the best indian blogs for the week
  • One volunteer agrees to host it.
  • Others nominate best blogs (individual posts, not the whole blog).
  • You can nominate your own blogs
  • In reality, the person hosting does all of the above as no one sends any nominations (hopefully, as more people get involved, this will change)
  • On wednesday, the blog mela is put on the host’s site and is mirrored
  • If you would like to host next wednesday’s blog mela, just let us know through the comments section
  • the previous three mela’s were hosted at realwomenonline
  • We request you to add a link every wednesday to the place where the blog mela is hosted.
  • Blog Mela was started by Ashwini and Shanti

If you have any suggestions, then let us discuss. Do you think we should have a better name for this ? Should we have an icon/banner ?

Update: Ashwini clears up the doubts: I think there seems to be some confusion here as to what this Blog Mela is about. This is not an official �award� function type feature. No one is judging anyone or their posts in this case. That was not our ( Shanti�s or my intention) when we started this. It is supposed to be a fun thing where the bloggers themselves nominate their best post of the week. The Blog Mela will simply be a collection of such posts. That would give people to showcase their own posts and allow readers to simply visit one website and read a fairly good collection of posts. All posts were to be accepted unless, there was profanity involved. You act as your own filter. No one is �judging� anyone�s post here.

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Blog Mela Update

A small reminder. The next blog mela will be hosted here on 19th. Please mail your nominations (which can include your own blogs) to me, if you have not done it already.

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