Reviewing another person’s writing is not an easy job especially in a society that promotes the mutual back-scratching policy. That’s perhaps the reason why the latest Indispire theme [#BlogReview] has not got any takers so far with a singular exception (until this post is being written). I wonder why the theme got the most votes if Indibloggers didn’t want to review blogs. The answer may lie in the writer’s subconscious longing for adulation from others. Every writer is a thoroughgoing egoist as George Orwell said. I’m no exception. However, I have to write this since I’m the one who suggested the Indispire theme. If I let down my own suggestion, I wouldn’t be egoistic enough to be a writer!
Rajesh Prabhu’s blog carries the charm of India through delightful photographs. What’s best about the blog is that it is diametrically opposed to mine: it is full of beauty and optimism, elegance and grace. Rajesh helps me bounce back from the cynicism that overtakes me against my will. He adds necessary description to the pictures too.
Some of the best photo blogs are:
Indrani Ghose’s Isharethese
Rupam Sharma’s blog
Vinay Nagaraju does with words what Rajesh does with pics. His inspiring blog is a well-deserved cynosure at Indiblogger because of the sprightliness it carries unfailingly.
Similarly inspiring bloggers:
Sreedhar Bhattaram’s Reflections on Life are sustained by maturity of vision and experience.
Vish’s Wisdom Times: Very practical and useful tips on happy living. The blog site also provides a free e-book of such tips and counsels.
Shweta’s Sunshine and Zephyr lives up to what the title promises. It’s the sunshine of passions and the zephyr of sensitivity that she carries.
For books and authors:
Shreesha Divakaran’s Rain and a Book
Archana Singh: the only problem with this blog is that it bombards you with pop-ups.
The best of poetry:
Amit Agarwal’s crisp poems. I’m sorry that my knowledge of Hindi is insufficient to appreciate the depth of his terse verse. But he hits the bull’s eye. Minimum words, maximum effect.
Saru Singhal’s Words. Saru possesses a unique skill with words. Her poems carry the elegance of rhythm and the poignancy of drama.
Maniparna Sengupta’s Scattered Thoughts
Two versatile bloggers who are notable for their commitment to blogging:
Shrinidhi Hande is a voluminous blogger who deals mainly with vehicles and travel.
Leena Walawalkar’s Blah-blah which is much more than what it claims to be. It deals with everything from the movies to festivals, politics to travel, and anything under the sun.
Let me also welcome back Kokila Gupta with her haikus and other verses of sunshine and blue clouds.
And there’s one whom I miss these days. Hope she will be back soon. And that’s Roohi Bhatnagar who was a source of inspiration for me in more ways than she might understand.
This is by no means an exhaustive list. It is impossible to make any such list. Every selection like this is determined by various factors some of which are related to personal likes.