The Hindi Blogosphere: Nithari and the New Year

With just about every person in Nithari village of Noida & news media in an uproar on the issue of missing children and the subsequent discovery of their skeletons, Hindi Blogosphere isn't far behind in expressing their reactions. Tarun was criticising the Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mulayam Singh for not even bothering to visit Nithari to atleast console the grieving parents whose kids were abducted, sexually molested and then killed brutally and whose remains where recently found months after they disappeared. Chandra Prakash is also upset on this issue and saying that Nithari is one of those faces of the corrupt Indian system to hide which efforts are being made by those who can make such efforts. He also says that the day we understand these things will be the day when we will be able to recognise these diseases and think of ways to eradicate them.

And its not that the new year started with all this serious stuff. Some of us welcomed the new year in the mountains in cold weather and survived it to tell our tale. And some have been really busy over the new year, like the Tarakash team who had setup a public poll to chose the “Upcoming Hindi Blogger of 2006″ which ended just a couple of days back and whose results have come out. This effort of Tarakash team didn't go unnoticed outside blogosphere as a leading Gujarati daily Divya Bhaskar published a story covering this effort to recognise Hindi & Gujarati bloggers. And while we are talking of awards, a special mention goes to Eswami for giving away the “Eswami Indifference Award 2006″ to Indian Police Force which in fact satirically highlights the indifference attitude of the indian police which stand correct on the saying

Laaton ke bhooth, baaton se nahin maante.
(explained in English)
Some understand the language of kicks better than the one of words.

Coming to the Hindi language, Ravi Ratlami got his new year's gift as popular online hindi magazines Abhivyakti & Anubhooti did away with the font-specific versions of their websites & adopted unicode from 1st January 2007. Hindi tech blogger Unmukt is kinda surprised as live streaming media service of Council of European Union can be seen only on Windows and Mac & not on Linux. As he finds out, the FAQ from EU says that they don't support Linux as they can't do it in a legal way and on this Unmukt is surprised because unlike Windows & Mac(which are proprietory systems), Linux is open source and is not owned by any company, so how can supporting it has legal implications!! Thus he asks people to sign & support a petition against this action of EU which he already has signed.

And on a final note, GK Awadhiya's narration of Mahabharat continues as Arjun gets divine weapons.


  • Really, how are the ministers to set their priorities?

    It’s sick, thats what it it!

  • It’s sick, thats what it it!

    What’s sick? The expectation from the chief minister to visit the area or him not visiting it??

    And I forgot to mention, this reaction on chief minister not visting the area came due to the fact that he came to New Delhi for some meeting etc. Now when he can come to Delhi, he can also take sometime out to visit Nithari which is hardly about 30km away, barely an hour’s ride in his convoy of vehicles or about 15-20 minutes if he would’ve chosen a helicopter. Speculations were on that he didn’t visit Nithari as history tells us that whichever chief minister of Uttar Pradesh has visited Noida has never been re-elected, so this one didn’t want to take chances!! ;) But I think I read in newspaper that he’s paid a visit to Nithari afterall, even if its a few days later than his visit to Delhi! :)

  • Hey! Amit,
    great effort compiling the happenings over hindi blogosphere, and all the best for your journey with GV.


  • Prabosh

    well in any sense the total incident is ridiculuous. And now CBI stepped in so soon it will be never ending enquiry and unseen justice.
    thats the story of india..

  • Thanks Amit!! :)

    Prabosh, the incident is not ridiculous, but the way its being handled & the way authorities have acted is ridiculous for sure!!

  • Amit,
    Great start and good luck. I don’t think he visited noida yet, I didn’t read or hear news related to this. Although I saw his bro saying media or anybody else has right to tell Mulayam to visit noida.

    you keep doing the good work

  • Amit! so our propaganda for you during GV worked well :p :)

  • I don’t think he visited noida yet, I didn’t read or hear news related to this.

    I’m not able to recall where exactly I read it, maybe a blog or a newspaper, where it was said that he’s paid a visit. Apart from that I don’t know if he has or if he hasn’t!!!

    Amit! so our propaganda for you during GV worked well :p :)

    Twilight, things like these shouldn’t be discussed in open, & that too on a public blog!! :P You should ask Neha for your commission in form of sweets & I think she’ll email them to you!! ;) :P

  • […] 原文:The Hindi Blogosphere: Nithari and the New Year作者:Amit Gupta译者:Fool Fitz校对:Portnoy […]

  • Amit,

    This is a great efforts for all the Hindi bloggers

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