I keep complaining about the need for a gigaom for India, it is great to see a techcrunch coming up. Amit Ranjan an entrepreneur, who heads the Indian office of Uzanto has started a separate blog called Webyantra which is poised to act as the techcrunch for India.
I like the name webyantra very much. It has the Indian flavour in it and the word 'Yantra' literally refers to an instrument or a means. I think the name trys to convey that this site is means to new in the Indian web(2.0). Check out more from wikipedia about the meaning of yantra
"The yantra is like a microcosmic picture of the macrocosm. It is a focusing point and an outer and inner doorway. The yantras are often focused on a specific deity and so, by tuning into the different yantras you can tap into certain deities or creative force centers in the universe"
There are exists so many yantras bhagyodaya yantra, vetaal yantra, sri yantra etc etc and now we have web yantra to connect to the Indian web 🙂
In a post amit goes on to mention some of the reasons which made him start webyantra.
“At a gross level, I am a trifle disappointed by the US (Silicon Valley) fixation that most Indian tech bloggers have. Everybody’s blogroll is a laundry list of the same set of SiliconValley bloggers and all blogs rave about Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Skype, Flickr, Scoble, Techcrunch, Delicious, Youtube et al. True, we all are global citizens in the web2.0 era, but should we not also focus on Indian web content and initiate dialogue or discussions to improve it ? I am yet to find a single forum that attempts specifically this
I could’nt agree more.
Great Work Amit !!You could start profiling the web 2.0 companies in this list.
Amit was also one among the first to bring barcamp to India and organize Barcamp Delhi.