BlogAdda.com organized the first blogging conference & Awards Ceremony in India, WIN ‘14 on Sunday, 9 February 2014 at The Courtyard by Marriott, Mumbai. It was an event that celebrated blogging in every sense of the word with an audience of 200 bloggers, social media experts and prominent speakers.
The spectacular Shekhar Kapur, a blogger himself, graced this event with his presence. Shekhar Kapur spoke for almost an hour about the change blogging and social media have brought in the society. In his talk, he mentioned that the reason for him blogging is to leave a little bit of himself for the people he loves even after he’s gone.
What social media has done is, it has sucked inertia out of the system
said Shekhar, showcasing his clarity of thought. The audience was mesmerized by his splendid talk and wished for more.
There were insightful sessions that revolved around writing and blogging by renowned published authors like Ravi Subramanian and Kiran Manral. Kavi Arasu’s talk about his blogging journey and Anuradha Goyal’s story about being a travel blogger left the audience spellbound. The resolute Anaggh Desai, witty Manu Prasad and proficient Lakshmipathy Bhat spoke about blogging and the relation it shared with brands and advertising today. An interactive session discussing the interests of the youth with a panel consisting of Ekalavya Bhattacharya, Vasundhara Das and Karl Gomes was a huge success. Anil P. spoke about how pictures play an important role in storytelling on a blog. Arjun Ravi, a music journalist and co-founder of Nh7.in and Amit Agarwal, India’s most prolific technology blogger shared their blogging success story at WIN ‘14 . Jamshed Rajan, an ace stand up comedian tickled the funny bone and left the audience in splits with his delightful performance. Kalyan Karmakar, a food blogger had an engaging food blogging workshop for food bloggers while Abhigyan Jha from JayHind.TV spoke about creating premium video content for blogs. The entire event was amazingly hosted by none other than the entertaining, Ashwin Mushran.
The best blogs from all over India in 16 categories were recognized & awarded by Blogadda.com at WIN ‘14. Winners included Dr. Roshan Radhakrishnan in the creative writing category and Roxanne D’souza in the fashion category with their blogs rated the best in India.
As a team, we have always strived to bring meaningful and advantageous blogging opportunities for our dear bloggers. We believe in the power of blogs and have always aimed to take blogging to a level in India where it is more recognized than today. Win ‘14 has been a dream for my team and me since a long time, a daylong event that provides bloggers with what they want by none other than the people who they seek inspiration from. We as a team are very glad to have been able to stand up to the expectations of the bloggers and look forward to more such fun and useful conferences in the future.
said Nirav Sanghavi, Founder and CEO, BlogAdda.
Bloggers were all praise about WIN ‘14! “I wish the day never ended” said blogger Priyanka Kulkarni. Many bloggers were heard stating that they were already excited for the next event to be organized by BlogAdda.com. “I love BlogAdda for making me meet and hear my favourite blogger in person” said Mansi Zaveri, winner of the best blog award under the parenting category at WIN’14.