Indian women become familiar to cyber world

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Ahmedabad, Feb 7: Indian homemakers' obsession is not limited to Hindi sops. They are wielding the mouse as efficiently as a TV's remote. Thanks to easy access to the services and toolbars in vernacular, Indian women have broken all barriers to the cyber world. They are not earning yet, but are happy getting their views posted on the web.

Looking at the constantly increasing numbers, it is also believed that the future of regional blogging is bright and will have its impact on publishing in the long run. According to netizens, there were hardly any women bloggers but the number is increasing each day. And now there are forums to promote recognise and encouraging women bloggers.

Delhi-based Chithakar (blogger in English) Ranjana Bhatia, recipient of an award for being the best blogger by Gujarat-based Chhavi Media Services (CMS), had inclination to write. But, it was only for own satisfaction. In the last couple of years, she has learnt the tricks of the clicks to reach the larger audience through her blog. “Initially, I was unaware of the possibility of reaching out to so many people. But now the recent recognition has encouraged me to write more about the issues that touch me as well as can influence the society in positive manner," Mr Bhatia says. She contributes five blogs regularly and is now confident to pen a book.

CMS is engaged into promoting Indian languages launched an infotainment portal in 2006.

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