September 10, 2006

Blogcamp & Bangla blogging

Just back from the Blogcamp in Chennai. The 2-day 'unconference' was quite interesting. I also got to share my two-bits about what it is to bridge blogs written in a regional language, namely Bangla in my case.

And...well you guessed right. I had a limerick for the occasion, summing up my Bangla blogging experience :)

A Bengali, who is blogging in Bong,
Is not something that's been around long.
So what seems to daunt?
Mainly typing and font.
Let us hope Unicode makes us strong !


  1. hey Aparna,
    just came across ur blog and this is absolutely amazing..have never seen news in such an interesting format..keep it up...:-)


  2. Anonymous4:25 PM

    Welcome back, Aparna. Missed you. Hope
    you had a great vacation in France and
    great that the Bloggers' Camp went off very well.

  3. Thank you Sumeet, glad you liked it :)

    Hey Padmaja, thank you and yes I had a wonderful vacation. But I missed newsmericks and all my friends :)

    Anything I missed that I need to catch up on? Let me know.

  4. Anonymous9:11 PM

    Dear Aparna,
    It is difficult to see a Bengali without poetry! I saw your mail in the BlogCamp mailing list( about how you got deleted from the wiki etc) I was touched by the verve and commitment.
    Too bad you did not get enough time to talk.
    Wish font, keymap woes melts away soon so that you can focus on the conversation. As you mentioned we think in the native language and barriers to blogging in native language are to be removed.

    -Balaji S.

  5. Anonymous12:35 PM

    Dang! How did I miss meeting you at Blogcamp... I must've been at one of the so-called-techie-sessions...
    I have been a fan of your newsmericks. Great show.