Greatest Indian Blogs today: Platinum Rankings by ITB

by Indian Top Blogs

Here we are, with the crème-de-la-crème of Indian blogging.

We salute these blogs, which have contributed magnificently to the Indian blogosphere, in 2012-13, with the following.
(i) great content [including thought, discussion and visual material],
(ii) great visual appeal [that includes appealing design and also viewer-friendly navigation],
(iii) a large and growing resource-base,
(iv) untiring regularity over a long period of time,
(v) excellent use of the blogging platform to enrich niche content, and
(vi) keeping the blogosphere buzzing by spirited engagement with other bloggers.

Our search for the 'diamond' blog is still on - a blog that excels in all these compartments. So we call the list Platinum Rankings, and each of the blog here is a treasure in itself. If a blog is slightly weak in one of these areas, it covers that up by being outstanding in many others.
After a great deal of discussion among ourselves, we made concessions in the case of a couple of blogs for poor or no interaction with commenters, unbalanced columns and a missing link, because their content and overall contribution towards enriching the blogosphere is so good that the listing would be poorer if we excluded them.
It is not our contention that there are no other equally great blogs in the Indian blog-world. As always, we are guilty of leaving some excellent blogs because despite their being excellent in absolute terms, we spotted even better blogs in their category and we could not accommodate many blogs of the same type. In addition, some superb blogs might not have come to our notice despite our having screened over 50,000 Indian blogs so far in the last two years.

We need to give some more explanations about the Platinum Rankings for 2012-13.