Here is our own list of ten Malayalis who have made it big in the blogging world. Check out this article to know more about these marvellous blogging moguls and their passion
Words by : Anjana K
Not only is Kerala just God’s Own Country anymore, it has appeared as a small, yet strong and ever-growing dot on the blogging map of the world. Blogging has ceased to be just a creative hobby for youngsters to document their quirky passions and travels. It has become a full-fledged profession by which the tech savvy and the quickly-learning-to-be-techsavvy are earning their sole income. Blogging it now widely acknowledged as a legitimate economic activity that requires boatloads of passion and diligence.
Kerala has been the spot for a number of active, budding bloggers who have made a career out of their passion. Spread over the length and breadth of this small state, these remarkable individuals are bloggers on the rise. Here is a comprehensive list of the top ten bloggers from Kerala.
Nirmal T V – Techniqued
Nirmal T V was one of the many software engineers from Kochi, who worked for a humungous IT company. In 2010 he quit his job to follow his true calling – blogging. Out of this sprang Techniqued, a daily updated blog that features articles on technology such as Windows 7, Windows 8, the internet, and all advancements in technology. His blog gives tips and tutorials on operating gadgets, social media, and blogging, as well reviews on newly-released gizmos and gadgets. His blog has been featured on various tech platforms and can be accessed at http://www.nirmaltv.com/
Sujith Bhakthan – Aanavandi and Tech Travel Eat
Sujith Bhakthan’s Aanavandi Travel Blog grew out of his dire necessity to find KSRTC bus timetables from Kolancherry, his hometown, to Bangalore. He started his blog in 2008 to help the people of Kerala get the latest updates on KSRTC bus timetables. The blog also features interesting articles related to KSRTC, an active discussion forum, and complaints page. Add a line about Tech Travel Eat, his other blog.
Marias menu has become the Malayali substitute for the standard cookbook. Maria Jose started her blog in 2006, compiling various recipes from family and friends, all of which she tried and tested herself. Her blog mainly features South Indian recipes, but she actively experiments with her palate. Marias Menu can be accessed at http://mariasmenu.com/
Tony John started blogging in 1998, before blogging platforms such as Blogspot were active. In 2006, he founded MyWindowsClub.com which featured tips on operating Windows, and computers in general. After a domain dispute with Microsoft, his website became Techulator.com, which contained articles on all forms of technology. He also helped launch IndiaStudyChannel.com, a popular educational forum. His blog can be found at http://www.tonyjohn.com/index.html
Lakshmi Menon is an avid vlogger who makes beauty tutorials in Malayalam. She has also done reviews and skits oh her Youtube channel.
Mani Karthik’s blog does not fit into the usual bill. It features a wide array of articles ranging from spirituality to food, health to technology, and much more in between. His quirky, refreshing take on life has launched his blog into fast popularity. His blog can be found at https://manikarthik.com/
Maya Akhil started her food blog Yummy o Yummy in 2010, where she started posting recipes of South Indian dishes. She expanded into fusion recipes later. What makes her blog stand out is the fact that she tries and tastes each and every recipe in her own kitchen. http://www.yummyoyummy.com/about-maya
Shyamlal T Pushpan
Shyamlal T Pushpan is an IT consultant and trainer from Kottayam. He also runs a blog that reviews various gadgets in Malayalam. His blog can be accessed at http://shyamlal.com/category/blog-post/
This Youtube channel is run by Yashi and Georgina, two Kochiiteswho make randomly funny videos, skits and challenges. They film the videos themselves, and pave the way for a fun new Kochi.
A self-described software architect, coder, driver and hacker, Shyam Achuthan runs a blog that features articles on technology and software. His blog can be found at http://www.shyamachuthan.com/