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With so many Indian women bloggers writing today, which ones must you follow if you think you are a feminist? The 10 bloggers listed below.
With changing times, we see things transforming in our day to day lives. With less and less time to spare for reading, we look forward to reading online content more than ever before. And this has brought about a surge in the number of bloggers in the country today.
This is wonderful because there are numerous opportunities for folks with a passion for writing to showcase their talent. However, for readers this can sometimes become overwhelming and it becomes tough to choose the bloggers whom we want to follow.
Having been an avid reader of online content on various popular platforms since years, I have now figured out some extremely talented active woman bloggers who are not just excellent writers but are humble and fearless in their approach to writing. They never fail to voice their opinion on various issues and bring about a freshness in every piece of writing.
From personal blogging to social issues to parenting to travel, these awesome Indian women bloggers are making us proud with their powerful and unique style of writing, and it is highly recommended that you follow their work, if you are not doing so already. They may not be conventional ‘celebrities’ like Mrs. Funnybones or the popular published authors, but they have a large fan following of their own and are loved immensely by their readers across different online platforms.
So here is the list of the 10 Indian women bloggers you must follow (in alphabetical order):
Akshata Ram has been around in the blogging sphere for a while now and her passion for writing is evident in her write-ups. She has a natural flair for narrating a story and always raises pertinent questions about our society through her work. What I love the most about her is the way she balances great language and an important message in her articles and stories.
She also dabbles with micro fiction tales which are hard-hitting and depict the ironies prevalent in our society.
Link to her blog here.
Ankita Anand is an award winning seasoned blogger and has been blogging since many years now. Her bold, strong and extremely relevant write-ups are a treat to read. Her strength is in the way she effortlessly highlights an issue through beautiful poetry or prose.
Her writings are as effective in both English and Hindi, the languages she chooses to express in. She is doing commendable work to create a social impact not just through writing but also through other initiatives. She is also the co-founder of theatre group ‘Aatish’.
Anupama Dalmia is an award winning blogger who has been blogging since beginning last year. Through her writing skills and the courage to take a stand on social issues, she has won over many hearts in a short span of time. Apart from her flawless write-ups, what works in her writing is the way she drives home a point respectfully, without getting judgemental or offending anyone.
She writes articles, short stories, micro fiction, book reviews and poetry, and each piece of writing has soul which instantly connects to a reader. She also mentors children on creative writing through her blog as well as workshops.
If you are looking to read someone with impeccable writing skills, Anupama Jain is the blogger for you. She is probably one of the very few bloggers whose language in writing is naturally superlative. She incorporates wit and a unique sense of humour in her stories and articles, and has the wonderful talent of making you laugh, and yet ponder. Her short stories have been published in anthologies and one of these books finds a place in the Limca Book of Records.
Jaibala Rao is a highly acclaimed, award winning blogger and an intelligent and inspiring woman. Her body of work is impressive and empowering, and is sure to motivate people, especially women, to look within to discover their inner strength and live life on their own terms. She writes articles, stories and poetry to express her thoughts and does so with sensitivity and maturity. She is also a notable speaker and conducts writing workshops.
Kanika G is a well-known blogger as well as the author of the children’s e-book series ‘The Tania Series’ which is available for free download on her blog. She started writing to entertain her daughter and her slice of life tales for kids are a hit amongst parents.
When it comes to her own blogs, her ‘no nonsense’ and ‘to the point’ style of writing stands out and there is always an absolute clarity of thoughts that comes through in her articles. Her nuanced take on any issue that she chooses to highlight makes one think and introspect.
Paromita Bardoloi is an award winning blogger who has gained wide recognition in this field. What will first strike you about her work is the way her words flow smoothly in the most genuine and modest manner. She writes articles related to social issues and lifestyle, stories and poetry and also does book reviews, and every piece of her writing tugs at the heart strings.
She actively indulges in a number of social initiatives and activities and poetry reading sessions. She is also the co-founder of the theatre group ‘Aatish’.
Pooja Sharma Rao is an award winning blogger who calls a spade a spade. With a forthright and frank writing style, she is not the one who ever minces words. Her writing is powerful and eloquent, and extremely moving. She writes stories, articles and poetry in both English and Hindi languages. Her poetry especially is tremendously inspirational and throws light on a number of vices prevalent in our society today. Her contest winning short story has been published as a part of an anthology of short stories.
Sinjini Sengupta is a star blogger who has been a recipient of many awards and accolades in the field of writing. She is not only a blogger but also a screenplay writer and writes in both English and Bengali languages. From writing articles to stories to poetry to book and movie reviews, you name it and she does it, and does so exceedingly well. Her vivid presentation style and keen sense of details in her write-ups arrests the attention of the reader completely. Her poetry has been published in an anthology of poems and she is also an expert orator.
Shubhreet Kaur is a former journalist and a TV news anchor who switched to blogging after the birth of her daughter. She is a revered mommy blogger who is breaking parenting related stereotypes and encouraging the current lot of parents to trust their instincts instead of blindly following the age old practices. Her travel blogs are very inspiring and gives the courage to new parents to continue with their travel escapades even after a baby. Her DIY blogs are also extremely helpful and creative.
Are there any other Indian women bloggers that you can suggest?
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