Bombay Metblogs: First Indian City

This week, Bombay became the first Indian city to join the global metro blog network Metroblogging. It is also the 40th city worldwide to be a member, and the last one to be inducted this year.

As the annoucement read

Can you think of a better way to end 2005 than with the launch of our 40th Metroblogging city? Neither could we which is just one more reason we’re excited to announce Mumbai! Since that has gotten a few puzzled looks around these parts we’re going to go ahead and point out that the city used to be called Bombay (but was officially changed in 1995). It’s our first Indian city and the last one we’ll be launching this year. Stop by and see what’s going on.

Besides yours truly, other powerhouse contributors are Amit Varma of India Uncut fame, Yazad Jal of AnarCapLib, Sakshi Juneja of To Each It’s Own, Rahul Bhatia of GreenChannel and Akshay Mahajan of Trivial Matters.

Besides being all accomplished bloggers in their own right, each of the authors will try to bring out the best face of the city in the pantheon of world cities….aka Metroblogging.

Metroblogging gives you a local flavour of whats happening in cities around the world and you ucan get a good virtual tour of the world on one blog site.

A very cool feature is the random city button at the top right hand corner.

Check it out an do stop by once in a while. You can also send any of us a hat tip on something interesting, you would like to bring to the attention of a larger audience.

4 Comments

  1. The Comic Project December 30, 2005

    Fantastic initiative. Though I have nothing against the other great cities of the world/country, I hate to see how only the bad things come out. Bangalore may be called the Silicon valley, but I remember the time when the sign of having made it in software was getting a job in SEEPZ (any company in SEEPZ). And how people came from all over the country to get a job in any one of these companies as it was the pitstop before their jump to the US of A. But no one really gives a rat’s a** now. Don’t mean to sound jingoistic, but accha laga yeh dekh ke. Let me know how TCP can help.

  2. The Comic Project December 30, 2005

    Fantastic initiative. Though I have nothing against the other great cities of the world/country, I hate to see how only the bad things come out. Bangalore may be called the Silicon valley, but I remember the time when the sign of having made it in software was getting a job in SEEPZ (any company in SEEPZ). And how people came from all over the country to get a job in any one of these companies as it was the pitstop before their jump to the US of A. But no one really gives a rat’s a** now. Don’t mean to sound jingoistic, but accha laga yeh dekh ke. Let me know how TCP can help.

  3. The Comic Project December 30, 2005

    Great Initiative. Have nothing against other cities, but don’t like the fact that Bombay is taking a backseat in so many things. No one seems to care about it. One may call Bangalore the Silicon Valley of India, but not many years ago, people queued up to get a job in a place called SEEPZ – their first pitstop before getting a job in the US of A. Today, it faces the risk of becoming a footnote. Don’t want to sound jingoistic, but feels good to read something good about Bombay. Feels good to say that Bombay has the best work ethic in the country – go north, east, west or south. Let me know if TCP can help in anyway.

  4. Evenstar January 17, 2006

    I love your posts on MetBlogs. I’m joining Metblogs soon. Yaay, I’m so happy!

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