Monday, December 17, 2007

Tamil bloggers meet at Pondicherry

Last week I had a chance to attend tamil bloggers workshop in pondicherry. The workshop was organised by pondicherry tamil bloggers

This workshop is a continuation of a series of workshops organized by tamil bloggers in various parts of tamilnadu recently.

About 200 members participated in this workshop. Participants were introduced to technical details of creating and maintaining their blogs in tamil language. Its well organized and there were lot of publicity done. Pondicherry Legislative Assembly speaker and Bharathidasan University vice chancellor are some of the noted figures who participated in this workshop.

I took a session on using ekalappai - tamil typing software for windows.

You can the pictures taken in the workshop:

This shows that tamil bloggers are growing in numbers and getting organized.
In this bloggers meet, some of us decided to take tamil computing workshops to next step. Thus "Project Tamil Ready" was born. More details about project tamil ready is in chella's blog.

My assumption is, there are roughly 3000 tamil blogs which is the highest in any Indian language. Even in hindi there are roughly only about 1000 blogs (if anybody else have a disputing figure please feel free to comment).


admin said...

Keep up the good work. With the same intention of bringing out good tamil articles, blogs and stories, we have created which is a digg alike site for Tamil community. We are looking forward for users sharing all the good tamil blogs/stories/articles.

Anonymous said...

The real proble is trhe "mandore system" used to keep the Tamil Malaysian poor and under control. The mandores are the so-called Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) and its chief Samy Vellu. The MIC and Samy Vellu does not allow better educated and more aware people of Indian origin to join the MIC for fear of being exposed as stooges of the Malay Muslim elite running the country. Tamil Malaysians have lived in and contributed to the well being of the country even before it became a proper state. Yet they are being denied fairness and discriminated against with the help of the MIC and Samy. If the latter had any balls, he should have stood up to his fellow (pro Pakistani)Govt Ministers and asked for a fairer deal for his people. But that is difficult to do if one is beholden to them. Keep up the pressure by bring the plight of the Tamil Malaysians to the notice of the world.

Rajesh said...

It's nice to organize meetings of bloggers.