Blogging has been on the rise recently in India and we have seen plenty of bloggers rising up to the mark of excellence. But not many could reach that height, as some Indian bloggers did.

In this article, I have listed the best names in the market and also why they deserve to be on the list. This list of the best Indian bloggers is supposed to be a baseline for anyone who is willing to have a career in blogging (and digital marketing).
As of now, I am targeting the 25 best Indian bloggers but with time I will be adding more names to the list.

BloggerYear StartedNicheMore details
Jyoti Chauhan2013SEOMore details
Iftekhar Ahmed2014SEOMore details
Dipti Tiwari2011FashionMore details
Akshay Hallur2011Digital MarketingMore details
Rahul Setia2014TechMore details
Srinivas Tamada2009ProgrammingMore details
Archana Doshi2007FoodMore details
Amit Bhawani2012TechMore details
Deepak Kanakaraju2013TechMore details
Kulwant Nagi2012Digital MarketingMore details
Ankit Singla2010Digital MarketingMore details
Siddharth Sharma2013Digital MarketingMore details
Pradeep Kumar2009Digital MarketingMore details
Pritam Nagrale2010FinanceMore details
Shivya Nath2016TravelMore details
Jignesh Padhiyar2012TechMore details
Arvind Passey2008PoliticsMore details
Manish Chauhan2007FinanceMore details
Gaurav Tiwari2008EducationMore details
Anil Agarwal2010Digital MarketingMore details
Arun Prabhudesai2007TechMore details
Sandeep Jain2009ProgrammingMore details
Anand Khanse2008TechMore details
Abhijeet Mukherjee2008TechMore details
Amit Agarwal2004TechMore details
Shradha Sharma2008StartupMore details
Harsh Agrawal2008SEOMore details
Santanu Debnath2010BloggingMore details

As of now, I am targeting the 25 best Indian bloggers but with time I will be adding more names to the list.

Yet Another List of Top Indian Bloggers?

Yes, and no. Every other list(s) of best or top or whatever Indian bloggers you see — is(are) actually the list of their top blogs.

Blogs are important, but it is even more important what these bloggers are doing out of their writers’ block. Newcomers get inspired mostly by how their inspirations are doing. What are their earnings and how much traffic are they getting?

Anyone can start a blog now when there are plenty of tools and all are available. People like Harsh, Amit, Anil and (shamelessly) I — are in the list because we started when it was all deserts and jungles.

Everyone has their own story and my purpose is not to dive into that (for now at least).

All I wanted was to create a list of people that really deserved to be on this list.

In response to a tweet made by Shri Arvind Passey, I’d like to say that it is true that there are several bloggers on the list who can barely write a proper sentence. Still, they are doing better than 99.99% others. They are the cherries on top, and whether you love them or hate them — you can’t simply ignore them.

Now coming to the readers. If you wish to start as a blogger or are looking for some inspiration from the top bloggers around you, then this list of the best Indian bloggers is for you.

Feel free to be inspired by the blogging genius of these people. I have done my best to ensure transparency. Plus, this list is entirely open to all. If you know a blogger who is worth being listed here, please drop an email to gaurav@gauravtiwari.org. I respond to each and every email.

The Best Indian Bloggers to Look Upon in 2021

The Best Indian Bloggers to Look Upon

How did I make this list?

First of all, it is all about bloggers and not blogs. Blogs teach you but cannot motivate you enough. This is a list of bloggers made for bloggers by just another blogger.

I have focused on the personal achievements of the top Indian bloggers. I have also given weightage to some stats like their complete reach, website traffic, domain authority, domain rating, social media influence, and the quality of content they deliver.

Enough chit chat. Let’s get to the main material.

Harsh Agrawal

Harsh Agarwal is considered currently among the best Indian bloggers

Harsh Agrawal, an engineer by education but a blogger by profession, quit his job and chose his passion for blogging as a full-time occupation.

Harsh is recognized as a top blogger all around the world due to his easy to use blogging tactics and quality content.

Now read by millions of people, his blog Shoutmeloud.com holds its uniqueness in helping people out to become their own boss by acquainting them with the required skills and knowledge like how to start a blog, SEO, digital marketing, freelancing, WordPress and Social Media Marketing. Harsh also runs wpsutra.com and a couple more ventures.

Harsh can be seen tweeting, video blogging and teaching other bloggers all the time.

Shradha Sharma

  • Year Started: 2008.
  • Niche: Startup
  • Projects: YourStory
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One of the first female bloggers on our list of the best Indian bloggers, Shradha earlier worked as a journalist on some major media channels like Times of India. Starting with blogs about interviews with people and several other stories, her blog YourStory has now grown to a popular media house. It now works with several top brands across the globe and has become a leading platform for entrepreneurs across India.

The blog houses stories of great businessmen, entrepreneurs, and budding trends and helps them reach out to bigger audiences and potential sponsors.

Amit Agarwal

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One of India’s best and biggest tech bloggers, Amit is the first professional Indian blogger. He mostly works on developing web applications and Google add-ons. Recognized by Hindustan Times as the founder of Indian blogging, he has contributed to major publications like CNBC TV18 and The Wall Street Journal India.

His blog, Digital Inspiration, guides people to use web technologies and software tools in the best manner possible.

Abhijeet Mukherjee

  • Year Started: 2008.
  • Niche: Tech and Software
  • Projects: GuidingTech

Before starting his blog GuidingTech, Abhijeet Mukherjee worked as a blogger for 9 years. Through his blogs, he helps his readers to get familiar with wide-ranging aspects of various gadgets and technologies. This helps the readers to not only understand the best way to use their gadgets but also to make wise choices while buying new products.

Anand Khanse

  • Year Started: 2009.
  • Niche: Tech
  • Projects: TheWindowsClub

Awarded with the Windows Insider MVP, Anand started his first blog with the title WinVistaClub, which mainly focused on Windows Vista. Later he started TheWindowsClub, filled with intricacies of issues and repairs related to newly launched Windows versions and Microsoft ecosystem in general.

Sandeep Jain

  • Year Started: 2009
  • Niche: Programming
  • Projects: GeeksForGeeks

A former Assistant Professor at JIIT Noida and software developer at DE Shaw and Co., Sandeep Jain has a great fervor for programming and loves to help students by solving complex algorithms. His blog GeeksForGeeks provides tips and tricks about cracking interviews and exams such as GATE through small quizzes and detailed explanations

A constant go-to site for programmers around the world, GeeksForGeeks is one of the best platforms for learning computer programming algorithms in different programming languages and preparing for interviews.

Sandeep has registered his company and is now helping students grow with GeeksForGeeks.

Arun Prabhudesai

  • Year Started: 2007
  • Niche: Tech
  • Projects: Trak.in

Passionate about technology and gadgets, Arun started this blog Trak.in to keep himself and his readers updated with the latest businesses and startups in India. He owns 3 YouTube channels as well, which have around 2.2 million subscribers.

His blog was featured in Times of India on its 10 years of completion and is among the top 10 business blogs in India by Times Online.

Anil Agarwal

  • Year Started: 2010
  • Niche: Digital Marketing
  • Projects: BloggersPassion

Inspired by some great blogs like Problogger and JohnChow, Anil Agarwal started BloggersPassion to share his knowledge about proven tips and strategies on how to make money online. He focuses on affiliate marketing, SEO strategies, blogging, etc. Anil is a rare talent and has written several quality books to help newcomers grow.

Santanu Debnath

  • Year Started: 2010.
  • Niche: Blogging, WordPress
  • Projects: Bloggingjoy, HostingBrowse

Santanu Debnath is a software engineer by profession and a blogger by passion. Back in 2009, he started his first blog on Blogspot.com and after that tried various blogs most of which failed. Back in 2017, he started BloggingJOY.com to share his knowledge in Blogging & WordPress and since then he hasn’t seen back. Right now, he is running multiple blogs in Blogging, WordPress & Hosting niches.

Gaurav Tiwari

  • Year Started: 2008
  • Niche: Education and Blogging
  • Projects: Gaurav Tiwari, Gatilab, The Dew Lab

Gaurav started way back in 2008 as an independent education blogger. He switched to more diversity in 2010 when he started writing about Tech, Education, Business and Blogging. His main blog is aimed at bloggers, businesses and students – all at the same time. Read his story here.

(This is me. And I am really sorry for the shameless entry. But I feel like I belong somewhere in the list of these good people.)

Manish Chauhan

  • Year Started: 2007
  • Niche: Finance
  • Projects: JagoInvestor

Passionate about finance in his blog at JagoInvestor, Manish has been a part of dozens of workshops on investing and has authored two famous books as well, “How to be your own financial planner in 10 steps” and “16 personal finance principles every investor should know”. His blog provides investors with financial tips and practices to improve their lifestyle.

Arvind Passey

  • Started blogging in 2008.
  • Niche: Politics, Satire, Fiction, Editorials

Possibly the most sophisticated blogger on the list, Arvind Passey is a former IMA cadet, critically acclaimed journalist and poet. Shri Passey’s work has been featured in The Education Post, The Huffington Post, Business Insider, MarketingBuzzar and more.

Jignesh Padhiyar

  • Year Started: 2012
  • Niche: Tech
  • Projects: iGeeksBlog

Two geeks, Jignesh and Dhvanesh, started iGeeksBlog out of their passion for Apple products and their features. The blogs limit themselves within the boundaries of Apple products and technologies, and other news and information related to them.

Shivya Nath

  • Year Started: 2016
  • Niche: Travel
  • Projects: TheShootingStar

Living the life of a digital nomad, Shivya is a freelancer, travel blogger, storyteller and social media entrepreneur who left her job with her dream of traveling around the globe. Her book “TheShootingStar” got listed among the best sellers, which is filled with experiences from her journey. Channels like TEDx, BBC Travel and many more have also featured her for her best travel writing.

Pritam Nagrale

  • Year Started: 2010
  • Niche: Finance
  • Project: MoneyConnexion

Pritam started his career on the Internet as an affiliate marketer; Pritam started his first blog in 2004 with the title Jobs8Home.com and focused centrally on money-making ideas. In 2010, he started MoneyConnexion as part of his vision to widen his writing sphere to small businesses, money topics, multi-level marketing, etc.

Pradeep Kumar

  • Year Started: 2009
  • Niche: Digital Marketing
  • Project: HellBoundBloggers

Pradeep had a childhood passion for blogging, and started HellBoundBloggers at the age of 17 years as a form of internet journal that spans across WordPress, Blogging, Social Media, Internet and Technology. After facing several obstacles, he has made a name for himself. And boy, he has made it big.

Siddharth Sharma

  • Year Started: 2013
  • Niche: Digital Marketing
  • Projects: OnlyLoudest, Overeview

SEO guru Siddharth Sharma, aka Sanu Siddharth, started blogging way before any of us could even think of it. Gifted with multidimensional skills, Siddharth is the co-founder of popular blogs like OnlyLoudest and many more.

Siddharth plays with SEO, SMM, Internet Marketing, and E-commerce and is hugely acclaimed as one of the finest blogging talents in India.

Ankit Singla

  • Year Started: 2010
  • Niche: Digital Marketing
  • Project: MasterBlogging

After dropping his engineering career to pursue full time blogging, Ankit is now a professional blogger, an Affiliate Marketer, trainer and a consultant who helps bloggers to increase their growth and earn money by providing useful techniques and strategies through his training courses on MasterBlogging.

He has been featured by several well-known media channels like The Huffington Post, YourStory, NDTV Prime, etc.

Kulwant Nagi

  • Year Started: 2012
  • Niche: Affiliate Marketing
  • Projects: BloggingCage and more.

Kulwant is a digital marketer and blogger excelling mostly in the affiliate niche. He’s well-known in the Indian blogging community for his work with BloggingCage. When he’s not blogging, Kulwant can be seen teaching other bloggers with his awesome courses.

Deepak Kanakaraju

  • Year Started: 2013
  • Niche: Finance
  • Project: Digital Deepak

A well-known name in the digital marketing industry, Deepak Kanakaraju is an author, trainer and a professional digital marketer whose first startup by the name of BikeAdvice went on to become India’s leading motorcycle blog.

He later started Digital Deepak with articles explaining email marketing, SEO, social media marketing, Google and Facebook Ads, among others. His blog ranks among the top 10 digital marketing blogs in India.

Amit Bhawani

  • Year Started: 2012
  • Niche: Tech
  • Projects: PhoneRadar

Now working as a partner in his Internet debut company, Digital World Solutions, Amit Bhawani is a gadget freak, impassioned about writing elaborate reviews of latest gadgets like smartphones, Apple products, etc.

Readers of his blog PhoneRadar stay updated with any advancements happening in the technology industry as a result of which PhoneRadar is listed among the top tech blogs in India.

Archana Doshi

  • Year Started: 2007
  • Niche: Food
  • Project: Archana’s Kitchen

Archana trifled with the idea of starting something related to cooking for quite some time. She started her own small catering business and took home cooking classes owing to her passion for cooking. Encouraged by her friends, she started writing her recipes and tips on cooking and entered the domain of internet blogging at Archana’s Kitchen.

Srinivas Tamada

  • Year Started: 2009
  • Niche: Programming
  • Projects: 9lessons.info

Entrepreneur by nature and programmer by passion, Srinivas is a blogger, UI Architect and a great inspiration for rookie programmers and bloggers who aspire to have a career in web development.

Srinivas loves playing around with the internet and its intricacies, and if you wish to learn skills such as PHP, jQuery, JavaScript and other web related subjects, his blog 9lessons.info is a must visit for you.

Rahul Setia

  • Year Started: 2014
  • Niche: Tech
  • Projects: TechBlogCorner

Rahul started his blogging journey as a hobby in 2014  with his first blog TechBlogCorner. He aims to help newbies grow and earn money by blogging. Rahul also teaches his readers on how to do better on technology and digital marketing issues.

Akshay Hallur

  • Year Started: 2011
  • Niche: Blogging
  • Projects: BloggingX

Akshay, another fine talent, in his blog BloggingX provides his readers with tried and tested strategies to grow their blogs and businesses through SEO, affiliate marketing, etc.

Akshay is also a digital tutor and he provides newbies with courses on blogging, SEO and other digital marketing techniques, and has also addressed various digital marketing conferences.

Dipti Tiwari

  • Started: 2011
  • Niche: Makeup, Beauty and Fashion
  • Projects: Gorgeously Flawed

Dipti is a Chhatishgarh based beauty blogger. She started blogging around a decade ago and since then has been ‘nailing’ it. She writes about beauty, lifestyle and fashion like topics on her blog Gorgeously Flawed.

Iftekhar Ahmed

  • Started: 2014
  • Niche: SEO
  • Projects: iftiSEO

Iftekhar founded iftiSEO in 2014 and since then he hasn’t stopped for a bit. In addition to this, he operates other SEO related activities like mentorship and all. He has been helping businesses and blogs grow to the next level using simple, viral and effective marketing strategies that involve SEO and social media at a core level.

Jyoti Chauhan

  • Started: 2013
  • Niche: Affiliate, Tech, SEO

An SEO expert at core, Jyoti has been writing on UpdateLand since 2013. Her primary focus is on topics like engine optimization tips, seo site lists, how to make money online and how to get traffic to your blog and your website etc.

Who made it to this list? Who are the best bloggers?

Only bloggers who passed the following conditions made it to the list:

They are professionals. They are serious professionals. But on the one hand they make money from their works while on the other they help others grow with honest opinions.

They don’t overpromote products. They follow the famous 90-10 rule. The top Indian bloggers on the list provide more than 90 percent valuable content that informs their readers, and then 10 percent of their content promotes some products or services. So, for every nine blogs they write providing value, they can write one blog post plugging their products or some businesses.

They take responsibility for their own words. 

They use good grammar. Using proper punctuation and good grammar makes a big difference in how your customers perceive you. Does your blog look professional? Misspelled words and missing punctuation will lead others to believe you don’t care enough about your image and work to put your best foot forward. All bloggers on the list focus heavily on the quality of their content.

They respond to comments on their blogs. When someone speaks to you in real life, you respond, right? They do this.

They give credit where credit is due. It’s the height of rudeness and bad manners to plagiarize someone’s words or steal their graphics without permission. If you see something you want to borrow, ask the original creator for permission to use their stuff and make sure you include a source link. Do unto others as you’d have them do unto you, right? Our choice of the best bloggers in India believes in giving credit where that is due.

So, this was the list of India’s best bloggers. Each one is a must-follow and I suggest you subscribe to their blogs for regular updates. The list is definitely not complete, but these names deserve to be a part of it. If you think I have missed any other deserving bloggers, let me know via Twitter or Facebook

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5 comments add your comment

  1. Captain Ajit Vadakayil is the No1 blogger on this planet with the highest profile view count (1 billion +)

    • That is true. But he doesn’t fill the criteria that I mentioned above. Here are the reasons why he is not in the list:

      1. blogspot.com domain (meaning it is upto Blogspot to decide on his blog’s future).
      2. Using CAPS in their content.
      3. No monetization (that means no one can get inspired)
      And more. If such criteria was to be included, all news publishers and celebs would have been in the list. Plus this is not the list of most popular blogs in India.

  2. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting myown weblog and was curious what all is required to get set up?I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?I’m not very web savvy so I’m not 100 sure. Any recommendations or advice would be greatly appreciated.Thank you

  3. Awsome bro..how you collect these data. hatsoff to you.besides these some hindi bloggers also made their foot print in blogging.. mention them also

    • I am working on your feedback and I’ll be adding multiple language bloggers in India to the list really soon.

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