Mumbai blog: Reporting from the front lines of urban culture
The Mumbai blog web is young. But the few people out there blogging really go for it. And rightly so. This is Mumbai -- the city of 'do something or be ignored.'
A debate about Indian mainstream media vs voices from the Indian blogosphere is currently raging on prominant Indian journalist Vir Sanghvi's online column at the Hindustan Times. You get the sense that it's a first stab at coming to terms with the new dynamic between organized media and the anonymous 'others' demanding to be heard.While they come to blows over politics, power and the role of the media, Mumbai's best blogs on urban culture featured in the list below, quietly thrive, because what they write about is part work, part worship and it goes down easy no matter where you're logging in from.
In other words whether it's food, literature, film or cataloging fun things to do in the city, these blogs stand out because they do three things: update with consistency, provide an extra level of professionalism or packaging and publish good information, opinion or perspective.
Cool hunters and secret scouts Kanika Parab and Mansi Poddar bring you candy-sized, illustrated newsbites of the coolest things to eat, shop and do in Mumbai. Here's them mapping Bandra (West) for CNNGo.
Chandrahas Choudhury is the weekly book critic of the Indian newspaper Mint Lounge and his writer's blog uncovers and analyses all that's worth reading (or not). He is also the editor of an upcoming collection of short stories titled "India: A Traveler's Literary Companion."
An award winning Indian tech blog that helps you take maximum advantage of the software tools and web technologies at your disposal so that you spend more time doing things you really love.
Amit Varma is a novelist and blogger. He started the blog India Uncut in December 2004, which picked up the Best Indiblog award at the 2005 Indibloggies and was nominated in the 2008 Weblog Awards. He writes commentary on politics and economics, literature and media here, since he gave up being a freelance journalist in mainstream media in 2008 to turn his attention to his Mumbai blog.