WATBlog Wins The Best Indian Blog Award 2009! Thanks To Our Readers, Bloggers & Staff!

Its taken 4 years.. over 4000 posts.. and over 40 bloggers.. But its been worth every bit of effort! That is the reason it feels special to win the Best Blog Award for 2009. Yesterday the Indian Digital Media awards was organized at Taj Lands end by exchange4media and WATBlog was awarded as the Best Indian Blog 2009! The jury panel consisted of digital media gurus and advertising head honcho’s.


The win was sweeter because we won the Gold award while the Silver was won by the Bigadda.com team for the Amitabh Bachchan Blog. Its not everyday one gets to beat Amitabh Bachchan at something so it was a great feeling.

The digital media awards made me feel blessed to have worked with some excellent people in the digital media space. This is because besides for WATBlog folks who have blogged on WATblog and worked for WATConsult too won awards and accolades at the event.

Rupesh Mandal who had worked on The Great Driving Challenge for the Experience commerce team won the best use of social media award. Also Ekalavya and Praneeth Reddy won the Digital Quotient quiz beating other teams.

I know this might sound Oscar’ish but I just have to thank some people.. And 4 years have ensured that the list is quite long! :)

Firstly Id like to thank some key bloggers who have stood by WATBlog through thick and thin – Maneesh, Shayon, Raghav,  Abhishek, Debjit, Pradeep, Seema, Prateek, Porush, Aditya Rao, Gautam, Ankit, Harshil, Preshit, Rupesh, Rushabh, Praneeth, deeptaman, Anand, Siddarth, Pranav, Yash, Rishabh, Disha, Rahul and many more

When we started in 2006 we were supported very early by the likes of Garima Dhiman, Dhaval, Ketan Khairnar, Nikhil Kulkarni as well.

Besides for the above bloggers  folks who have powered our partner sites i.e. WATShow, WATGame also need to be mentions so thanks a ton Navneet Prakash, Aamer Trambu, Rahul Dagli and Suraj Wanwari.

I would also like to thank our current team at WATConsult in Zafar, Ruchi, Sahil, Jason, Sudhir, Priya, Milind, Murali, Namita, Shreshtha, Lionel, and Yosef.

We’d also like to thank our sponsors over the years who have been Networkplay, Sun Startup Essentials, MSDN, Jivox, Burrp, Cleartrip and Limelabs. Thanks for the money guys it helped a lot :D!

There are some people who have helped WATBlog by supporting us and they are the folks at TIE, IAMAI, Nasscom,  Headstart and Proto.

Id also like to mention names of digital guys from whom Ive learnt from and really look upto (Names in random order) -  Ajit Balakrishnan – Rediff, Sidarth Rao – Webchutney, Sajeev Bikhchandani – Naukri.com, Manish Vij – Quasar, Ashish Gupta – Helion Venture Capital.

A Thank you not to our competitors (more like peers) as well – Nikhil @ Medianama, Ashish @ Pluggd and Rajesh @ Alootechie. Thanks guys for keeping us on our toes :)

Finally but the most important THANK YOU!  goes to YOU! Our Readers! Its because of your support, feedback and brickbats is why we are where we are. And we promise that we will continue to bring better and bigger stories for our readers in the years to come!

35 Responses to “WATBlog Wins The Best Indian Blog Award 2009! Thanks To Our Readers, Bloggers & Staff!”

  1. Navneet Prakash
    March 12, 2010 at 12:12 pm #

    Awwwww…. you shouldn’t have :D, jokes apart congrats @Wat

  2. March 12, 2010 at 12:19 pm #

    Congrats! Was awesome to be part of the team which started Watblog and Watconsult

  3. March 12, 2010 at 12:28 pm #

    Congrats Rajeev :-)
    You have indeed built up a very impressive team and the efforts have been just well rewarded.
    Happy for you and your team!
    PS: btw did you realise you have put me just before your readers in your ‘Oscar speech’ :-) Don’t know if it was deliberate. But looks like you already know that I am one of your regular readers!

  4. March 12, 2010 at 12:49 pm #

    Congrats bro! u had done great hard work to get this award.. surely deserves the best. :D

    Best of luck. n wish u get more n more awards in future.


  5. Prabhu
    March 12, 2010 at 1:03 pm #

    Congrats – you have been doing good coverage all around ! Now I’d recommend to try to get into some vertical and do News analysis !

  6. March 12, 2010 at 1:09 pm #

    too good rajiv ! congratulations to you and your team !!

    It is indeed a great honour and watblog certainly deserves it….

  7. March 12, 2010 at 1:47 pm #

    Hey WAT Team

    Congrats…U Rock :)

    love mumbai


  8. March 12, 2010 at 2:51 pm #

    Coongrats Rajiv & Wat Team. Way to Go!!!!

  9. March 12, 2010 at 2:59 pm #

    Many congrats Rajeev to the whole team at WAT! Keep up the good work. Btw, we’ve been showcasing WATBlog as one of the great blogs at our Social Media Marketing Bootcamp. Will have you share directly when we come to Mumbai in Apr/May.

  10. G Srinivas Reddy
    March 12, 2010 at 3:21 pm #

    Congrats Rajiv. You and your team has done wonderful job all these years — you well deserve the awards. Keep up the good work.

  11. March 12, 2010 at 4:34 pm #

    Superb stuff Rajiv, I was glad to see you go take the award, you deserve it mate. Way to go and keep up the good work, all the best! BTW – The Amitabh plug in on the mike in the podium was cool ;-)

  12. abba
    March 12, 2010 at 5:04 pm #

    Keep up the good work. I can’t believe it that you beat Amitabh Bachchan in just 4 years :-)

    Kudos to your team!

  13. March 12, 2010 at 5:47 pm #

    Congrats mate. Here is hoping you go and win more such awards ;)

  14. March 12, 2010 at 6:02 pm #

    first of all congrats to Rajiv …for motivating and making WATBlog what it is today .. and secondly would like to thank everyone on behalf of the WAT Team.

  15. March 12, 2010 at 6:56 pm #

    I am proud to be a WATBlogger! Cheers to Rajiv.. And a big thanks to all our readers because of whom we got this sweet baby! Rajiv this thing looks kool in your hands!

  16. March 12, 2010 at 11:33 pm #

    Congrats WAT team and Rajiv…Its like an inspiration for we bloggers lol

  17. Sunil Seth
    March 13, 2010 at 10:41 am #

    Great going Rajiv… Cheers

  18. Srivats
    March 13, 2010 at 11:28 am #

    Congrats :)

  19. March 13, 2010 at 3:11 pm #

    brilliant!! nice going guys!! :) i always knew you were heading for greatness.. staying grounded stay consistent.. cheers

  20. Gaurav
    March 13, 2010 at 7:55 pm #

    Congratulations. Just curious, is watblog profitable ?

    • March 14, 2010 at 10:21 am #

      Well WATMedia as company is profitable since a year due to our consulting services. But WATBlog still needs to work on profitability. Hopefully this award attracts the advertisers.

  21. March 14, 2010 at 5:07 am #

    Congrats Rajeev,

    Wat Blog is very informative,I find it useful to know the latest happenings in the online space.

    Wish you good luck for you & WAT Media.

    Highest Regards,

    G.Srikanth Krishna

  22. March 14, 2010 at 9:44 am #

    Congrats! You deserved it Guys!

  23. March 14, 2010 at 5:10 pm #

    Congrats …WatBloggers !!

  24. March 14, 2010 at 11:21 pm #

    Congrats to watblog team :), keep it up.

  25. Deepak
    March 15, 2010 at 11:22 am #

    Congrats Team!!!Long live WAT Blog

  26. March 15, 2010 at 4:19 pm #

    Shabash! Well done!

    • March 15, 2010 at 5:33 pm #

      Hey papacj – Must say ur act during the event was fantastic. Loved every bit of it. :)

  27. Raman Jetly
    March 15, 2010 at 10:05 pm #

    Congratulations !

  28. Shrabasti
    March 16, 2010 at 1:00 pm #

    Congrats WAT Team

  29. March 18, 2010 at 9:40 am #

    Congratulations Rajiv and the WAT on the award! Thank you for the mention :) I am sure you will take WAT to even greater heights with your passion and energy.

  30. tapesh
    March 30, 2010 at 1:48 pm #

    gud work. Congrats Rajiv !

  31. Dhaval Shah
    May 19, 2010 at 2:08 am #

    Hi Rajive,

    congrats buddy, WATBlog has truly come a long way since inception ….. u had the vision… awesome …. Keep up the good work …!!!!

  32. March 18, 2011 at 10:25 am #

    wow.. this is such a brilliant award to win.. and u get to beat Mr. Bacchhan.. superb :)

  33. March 21, 2012 at 5:05 am #

    Hello Rajive..really nice work.Keep it up.

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