Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Winning Brass Crescent Award: Indscribe's blog wins the award for best blog in South Asia



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I am far away from my place, it's a sort of hibernation, and couldn't access net also when a friend rang me up.

He told me that this blog has won the award in the category of 'Best South/South East Asian blog'.
Frankly, I thought I had little chance. I am thankful to all of you, friends and co-bloggers, who have written mails to me, congratulated and also voted for this blog.

Over the last couple of years I did spend quite a lot of energy on this blog even when I was occupied elsewhere.  Hundreds of posts, lot of friends and following in blogosphere and the intense discussions in comments.
Feels good. The awards site website mentions, 'The Islamsphere is truly a global phenomenon. In Iraq, despite the chaos and uncertainty, there is a sea change of free speech and expression, the vanguard of which are blogs"

"....There are also bloggers in India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Palestine, Jordan, and most other countries that host Muslims, all of whom have their own perspectives on faith, culture, and politics."

Earlier, in the year 2006 too, this blog--indscribe's blog [also termed An Indian Muslim Blog] was listed among top five blogs in the category of Asian and Middle Eastern blogs. And it was given an 'honorable mention'.

Also, it is heartening to see IndianMuslims.in, emerging as winner in the category of Best Group Blog. All the contributors to the blog, especially Mohib , who founded it and has been a driving force behind it, have reason to be delighted.

Thanks to IndianMuslims.info, the pioneering website of Indian Muslims, which published the news of the nomination and also the results. Of course, thanks due to Brass Crescent. A blogger loves nothing more than recognition in blogosphere and more hits. The list of winners in all the categories of the Fourth Brass Crescent Awards is available at the site.

UPDATE

In 2010, it was again listed among top blogs in the category for the best South Asian blogs. The site mentioned, "Indian Muslims Past winner in this category, An Indian Muslim Blog provides an in-depth look at a minority Muslim community larger than that of most Muslim countries".

Once again, two years later, in 2012, it was in the list of best blogs in the world. It was termed, 'look into the world of Islam in India, with an honest balance of modernism with tradition and religion". Besides, it also featured in the list of best regional blogs' category.

In 2013, the blog was again in the top five of best blogs in regional category. "An Indian Muslim's Blog (Indscribe) An portrayal of India as an honest balance of modernism with tradition and religion, and one of the few that covers the niche category of Indian Muslims".