What makes India the Headquarters of Blogging?

Having being coughing for sometime now. I decided to head over to the pharmacy for some whopping cough drugs. As usual the pharmacist gave me one medicine known as Bella. I was very much interested in the name of the  drug so I decided to read the writings on the box and this was what caught my attention.” Manufactured in India” and imported by…

I was like, so this my Indian friends are everywhere! Hahaha! So what makes India popular among the world especially when it comes to blogging and pharmaceuticals?

I tried finding out some interesting things about India and this was what I found:


  • India never invaded any country in her last 100000 years of history
  • When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu Valley (Indus Valley Civilization)
  • The name ‘India’ is derived from the River Indus, the valleys around which were the home of the early settlers. The Aryan worshippers referred to the river Indus as the Sindhu.
  • The Persian invaders converted it into Hindu. The name ‘Hindustan’ combines Sindhu and Hindu and thus refers to the land of the Hindus.
  • Chess was invented in India.
  • Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus are studies, which originated in India.
  • The ‘Place Value System’ and the ‘Decimal System’ were developed in India in 100 B.C.
  • The World’s First Granite Temple is the Brihadeswara Temple at Tanjavur, Tamil Nadu. The shikhara of the temple is made from a single 80-tonne piece of granite. This magnificent temple was built in just five years, (between 1004 AD and 1009 AD) during the reign of Rajaraja Chola.
  • India is the largest democracy in the world, the 7th largest Country in the world, and one of the most ancient civilizations.
  • The game of Snakes & Ladders was created by the 13th century poet saint Gyandev. It was originally called ‘Mokshapat’. The ladders in the game represented virtues and the snakes indicated vices. The game was played with cowrie shells and dices. In time, the game underwent several modifications, but its meaning remained the same, i.e. good deeds take people to heaven and evil to a cycle of re-births.
  • The world’s highest cricket ground is in Chail, Himachal Pradesh. Built in 1893 after leveling a hilltop, this cricket pitch is 2444 meters above sea level.
  • India has the largest number of Post Offices in the world.

Not just the largest number of post offices in the world but with the largest number of bloggers as well and that of course makes me wonder. What makes India the Headquarters of Blogging?

And the reasons could be:

1. India have a lot of mentors in Blogging

Any wannabe blogger from India will of course have several bloggers to look up to. Ask any  Indian blogger and he or she is likely to tell you that he became a blogger because of Harsh or this or that blogger. There is of course no doubt that India has a lot of blogging mentors in this blogosphere.

2.They are living the laptop Dream

Making money online from their  blogs is a reality and not just a dream. Most Indian blogs are raking in several $$$$  by just blogging. This I know you will agree with me?

3. They see Blogging as a full time Job

Ask any other person with a blog other than an Indian blogger and such an individual is likely to tell you blogging is my hobby. But a typical Indian blogger will tell you it is his job. The likes of Kulwant Nagi of  Bloggingcage   left their day jobs just to keep their blogging business alive and that is how serious blogging is seen in India. It is a business entreprise on it!

4. Your Turn- What makes India the headquarters of Blogging?

What is your opinion on this? What do you make of this post? What do you think in your own opinion makes India the headquarters of Blogging?




64 Replies to “What makes India the Headquarters of Blogging?”

  1. Hi Kabenlah,

    Yes India is kind of a central hub of blogging. You will be see thousands of Indian bloggers and many of them are doing well with blogs also. You can read many inspiring stories of Indian bloggers all over and this is what attracts everyone.

    I recently took an interview of a top indian blogger Vinay Goud ( maybe you haven’t heard the name before, coz there are many top bloggers from India 🙂 ), I hope you read it.

    Well I must say I have been watching a dramatic rise in African bloggers and the best part of african bloggers is Quality. Yes you guys all come up with high quality content 🙂 where many Indians and Pakistani bloggers lack.

    Thanks and have good bright week ahead,

    Iftekhar Ahmed

    1. Hahaha! Ahmed, you can’t take quality away from a lot of Indian

      bloggers as well.

      Thanks a lot for your comment as well.

  2. Hi Emmanuel ,
    Glad to see my country featured by a non-India because of the Indian bloggers 🙂 India has lot of great bloggers starting from Amit Agarwal from labnol , Harsh from Shoutmeloud and the list never end. Every single second , new blogs are born 🙂

    I think the idea about Event Based Niche Blogging is derived by Indian bloggers and almost all the event based niche blogs are owned and managed by Indians 🙂 They make big money with it.
    Blogging is a very big stadium where anyone can show their skills , help other and win the game with some smart works 🙂

    Keep writing !I’ll be around 🙂

    #proud to be a Indian 🙂

  3. Hey Kabenlah,

    Another masterpiece.

    The way you told about India is totally impeccable.

    When I started blogging 2.5 years back then there were only few bloggers in India and most of them left blogging in just one year.. but I am seeing many new bloggers from India arising daily now..

    Which is a good sign that India is going see more entrepreneurs in next 10 years..

    So this platform is attracting too many people just because of its ‘work from home’ nature.

    Seeing great people around you always make me feel happy because you always talk about India in your posts..

    And after reading too many posts written by you about India has made me your fan, so for sure we will meet one day..

    East or west, India is best. 🙂

    Have a nice blogging journey.

    Best wishes.

    1. Absolutely !
      Earlier , the Indian population was less in the blogging sphere but now it’s growing like mighty banyan. Being an Indian blogger , we can really be proud of it :)Shouldn’t we ? 🙂

      1. Hi Sourav Sudhi,

        We have to proud that many Indian are inspire from others bloggers who occupied a huge space in Indian blogging sector. Emmanuel you describe a good about India. As Indian I take proud of all these.


    2. Meeting you will of course be one of the happiest days in my life!

      The Kulwant Nagi himself? I just wish that will come to pass.

    3. I agree with Kulwant,

      We would see lot of new bloggers in upcoming years. Secondly in this year itself I’ve seen some newbies has gone into probloggers.

  4. Hi Emma,

    I love this topic… Indian the head quarter of blogging.
    I dnt really Know, but I must say that they are so good at it and more to add, they know more about blogging tips and tech 🙂

    Not just that they are better than us, but the fact is that they have more interesting individuals in the field. 🙂

    1. That is very true bro. They seem to be the pacesetters when it comes to blogging.

      Please how are you doing?

  5. Hello,

    Well I must say that I’m feeling really great that I’m an Indian and I love my country. You know you listed the things which are not known to me and I’m feeling proud of it.


      1. And thanks to you for your endless efforts for such a beautiful article.

        Already seen this article on so many FB walls for friends. 🙂

  6. Hi Emmanuel,

    Don’t you write such lovely posts and this surely is one that every Indian blogger will agree with 🙂

    I agree with you, Kulwant is an awesome blogger and he’s achieved such a lot in a short time span due to his hard work and dedication. Others of course are there too, but few come out to mix with the crowds, isn’t it?

    Speaking of which, as you asked in the end, I think Indian bloggers are very hard working and committed to their blogs, once they get down to it. Not that others are not, but you will see Indians online even on weekends (most of them), while others may or may not be, which perhaps is one reason.

    Yes, most are new bloggers and are still finding their feet in the blogosphere, but I am sure they will come up in a big way.

    Thanks for sharing this and I loved your Indian History lessons in this post too…lol…India rocks, doesn’t it? And so do you my friend 🙂

    1. Hello Madam Harleena,

      Indian bloggers obviously deserves the all hype. Thanks a lot for your add up!

  7. Hi Emmanuel,

    It’s a mind striking post. As being an Indian I know about many Indian boggers in the blogoshere. Kulwant, Amit Agarwal and off course how can I forget Harleena. All are amazing bloggers. Every newbie should learn from them.
    As you have asked about Indian bloggers, in my opinion now a days there are many Indians who are trying to learn more about blogging. We know blogging is not an easy task to do. Still Indian bloggers have the potential to do hard work. There are many beginners who loose their patience but overall Indian bloggers are dedicated towards their blog.

    Thanks for sharing this extraordinary post. I will always remember this one. 🙂

  8. Hi Kabenlah, India is in no doubt dominating the blogosphere. we keep seeing new indian bloggers rising everyday, they are just like brazil in-terms football.

    Every year we will always see new football star rise from Brazil. India is really setting the pace for other countries. More vim to all indian bloggers 🙂

  9. Another great article “Emmanuel” and i am more than happy to see that it’s about india and indian bloggers this time. I am following this blog from last few months and now, i am your fan. You said quite right that people like Amit Aggrawal and Harsh are a source of motivation for indian bloggers. It’s not only because they are greats but also because they are making money from their blogs. What i have observed these days with majority of young indian bloggers is, they focus on making money online. When they fail to make much in 5-6 months, they quit blogging.

    You have mentioned great points about our history and blogging. In India, Blogging is getting popular day by day and we can expect to see awesome bloggers in next 10 years. Thanks for this article. Have a great day.


  10. Hey Emmanuel,
    This is excellent, so many good things about India – some I did not even knew.

    I think it is the exchange rate that helps Indians more than most other countries. You earn something over $500+ and you are already making more than regular 9 to 5 employes.

    Blogging is fun, you work at your own hours and from where ever you wish – all you need is a computer and an internet connection. You are your own boss – and as the old saying goes – “Earn while you Sleep”. There is nothing better than passive income.

    The exchange rate is the real reason – it allows people to quit their jobs and focus on the things that they love doing, which is blogging full time.

    Uttoran Sen,

    1. The power of blogging can’t in anyway be under estimated and the Indians have of course shown the way!

  11. Hi Emmanuel!
    It is really true that india is becoming hub of bloggers.
    From Amit Agrawal of ‘Digital Inspiration’ to Kulwant Nagi of ‘BloggingCage’ everyone is the role model for me.

    Previously Blogging is known as cheap way to make money in india but we can proudly Say that We are Bloggers.
    Thank you for highlighting the india as the Blogging Hub.

    Proud to be an Indian Blogger.

  12. Hey Emmanuel,
    Great content and I really enjoyed this post while reading. I am totally agree with you that India is like the headquarter of blogging and it could be done because of the hardwork and consistency put by our Indian bloggers. Indian bloggers are really very hardworking and more focus to their work which help them to achieve success. Thanks for sharing this post.

  13. Hi Emmanuel,

    I do know a lot of bloggers who comes from India, I even know some of them, but I never knew that India has become the headquarters of blogging. It was great 🙂

    India makes blogging as their job. I like the kind of person, the type that focus in one field.

    Thanks for sharing this with us, Emmanuel.
    This post is insightful for me 🙂


    1. Are you not an Indian yourself? India is of course taking over

      the world when it comes to blogging.

      1. No, I’m not.
        I’m from Indonesia. Do you know where it is? 🙂
        Here, unlike India, the number of bloggers is not much because a lot of people who think that ‘we can not live only from blogging’

        Well, something like that. However, I think maybe they think that way because they do not have enough knowledge about blogging, they prefer regular job.

        I will prove them wrong and be a great blogger as well as an entrepreneur. I am the one who will teach about blogging on them in the future 🙂

        1. I know Indonesia and I think it is just like Ghana when it comes to blogging as well.

          Many people don’t get and it appears I am the only one from Ghana blogging on blogging.

          I sincerely believe we are all going to succeed together.

          Keep up with your passion and obviously success will come knocking.

  14. Hello Emmanuel,

    Great post mate, I really loved your writing for this post especially. I guess I’ll be a fan of yours 😛


    1. Kabenlah.com is already your fan and it’s a great thing you’ve decided to be a fan as well.

  15. i love indian bloggers…
    My rate increased certainly as a reason why i committed with indian blogger.

  16. The important fact that I see more blogging people in India is due to rise in unemployment. India has more number of jobless population then any country has and with no option left those youth indulge in blogging and other internet work. Well I think that includes me as well.
    Anyways thanks for sharing your views but it is good to see that India will be on top of something.

    1. Unemployment is a general concern for the world at large but Indians have gotten an interesting way to curb it!

      And blogging appears to be the solution. Thanks for your comment Ansh.

  17. Lol! This Got my attention! You are spot on about Indians being great bloggers. However, I notice they are much into blogging and technology niches. I don’t see much of Personal Developments and Entertainment, for example. Must be because Indians are great Engineers too. Give those guys a big up!

    1. Hi Tope,

      That’s true! Blogging and Technology is of course the main niches for Indian bloggers.

      Thanks for your comment bro!

  18. Although I am not from India, I respect and salute the bloggers from India because they are very consistence and determine in the blogging scene! Thumbs up. Something blogger should learn about.

  19. Hi Emmanuel,

    Man, as always, you manage to come up with unique and different styled articles! And sure, I love going through them, each word of them! 🙂

    Nice to see my country being showered with praises bro! You very well managed to jot down some amazing and interesting facts about India in the opening of the article. Sure, I was aware of them, but going through it again is a pleasure! 🙂

    Coming to the main topic, I think it is safe to call India the headquarters of blogging. Just take a look at the sheer number of bloggers. Even small kids are showing signs of brilliance, when it comes to blogging.

    Then, as you noted, we have some influential mentors. It is them and their success stories that is part responsible for such craze related to blogging.

    And in some cases, I have also noticed that the parents of the children also len a supportive hand, enabling them to take up blogging from a young age!

    Nice write up man, as always!

    I found the link to this article on Kingged.


    1. And one thing I love about Indian bloggers is the fact they are really appreciative like how you just demonstrated here yourself.

      Thanks a lot for your comment and don’t forget India is the headquarters of blogging and will forever remain the same.

  20. Finally Indians are recognized!
    I have also recognized many Indians have a lot of blogs, and I say that their quality on a scale of one to ten ranges from an 8.5 to 9.5. The quality is amazing, and I think the reason of numerous indian bloggers is because they have the talent of blogging! India does have a great history behinds its back, and its wonderful how you noticed this. My home folks would be really proud of such diversity. Anyways, hope you keep visiting and reading The Candid Nation, the help is much appreciated.

  21. That was one brilliant review and introduction why India. That was pretty amazing.

    I hope that my country will be like India, they blog for a purpose, they know about blogging and they excel in this kind of work. Indians are smart for sure and they have the passion to do it.

    They are inspiring, I must say.

    I found this post shared on Kingged.com, the Internet marketing social site, and I “kingged” it and left this comment.

  22. Hi Emmanuel,
    This post fascinates me. I am seeing bloggers from India. I think I actually comment or receive comments from people from India more than I do from bloggers in my area of my country. Wow.

    Algebra . . . Decimal System. Really? I did not know they originated in India.

    Yes, this is a fascinating post . . . very educational. I will have to tell my kids. I will know some information that they haven’t learned in school 🙂

    P.S. I read this on kingged.com

  23. No one can deny India’s potential in technology despite it’s unstable economy.

    Another thing I’m glad to see is instead of having a blog in your own mother language (Hindi, Tamil or whatever language you have), many Indian bloggers decided to start their own blog in English, which is very good as we’ve more English-spoken audience.

  24. Most Indians might might be in to blogging, but I believe they are better in technology business and wed system maintenance. I have worked with most of them and they beat many other people in technology. However, I do not say that they cannot be good bloggers, after all, they are many, and they cannot all fit in the technology industry, they have to diversify. hahhaaaa

  25. It is true that in India there are lots of mentors available in the blogging field. Everyone is ready to help others. This post is really nice and way you have described each and everything is really great.

  26. Alot of Country are also offering huge competition like the likes of Nigeria, Indonesia, US, Pakistan etc

  27. Hi Emmanuel
    Yet another wonderful piece!! 🙂

    That too about my lovely country and its people Oh no Indian bloggers!!
    yes, there are a good number of them out there, may be the diverse nature, custom, religion, and language added to it India beats all others LOL 🙂
    Yes, There are so many other things to mention about India a unique nation,
    I have posted few post on this subjects,
    Nice that you are catching up with Indians and Indian bloggers!!! LOL
    the other day i read a lovely interview you had with a lovely little Indian!!!
    Keep up the good work my dear friend 🙂
    May you have a good time ahead!
    ~ Philip Ariel

  28. hi Emman…

    Loved this writing by you..
    The way you have told the facts is beyond words..
    India has a remarkable history,,,, The most important to say is that 0(zero) has been invented in India by Aryabhata .. the people her are hard working and have a dream to do something so that the world should know them…. From technology to blogging they are all set everywhere where and doing well too..
    You are a great person and too good with the words.
    Thanks for this post..All the best

    Anupama Singh

  29. Hi Kabenlah,

    No doubt Indian are great blogger. I love them.
    Though, I am not from India but I really appreciate them for their work. They are really great blogger in the world.

    Most of great blogger also exist in Pakistan like Muhammad Mustafa Ahmed zai, Syed Balkhi Bukhari owner of wpbeginner and allbloggingtips owner etc

    Any way Thanks for sharing great blogger qualities with us.

    Areesha Noor!

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