This is a sad day in the desi blogosphere and for blogs in general. DesiPundit is no more.
For things that don’t exist; I mean beginnings.
Ends and beginnings – there are no such things.
There are only middles.
~ Robert Frost, Mountain Interval, “In the Home Stretch”
Thank you for reading.
With these words every desi’s favorite aggregator blog is gone. This is the email we received from Patrix, the creator of DesiPundit.
We are shutting down DesiPundit effective midnight (CST) June 15th, Tuesday. It has been a fun five years and we have enjoyed every moment. We wish to thank all Community Members for sharing your content with our readers and I hope we managed to win you some readers.
Over at DesiPundit, people have moved on to other things and time & resources haven’t been as plentiful for those who have remained. The Indian blogosphere and presence on other social media networks has expanded greatly and in our experience, it is no longer possible for human-powered aggregators to keep up; at least on a part-time volunteer basis.
We all will be around on our respective blogs and Twitter accounts and will continue to reading your excellent blogs.
Thank you for reading and contributing.
name redacted (Patrix)
If you’ve read into some of Patrix’s tweets and blog posts over the past year or so, he has knowingly or unknowingly hinted that something along these lines was coming. We @ Über Desi were part of the DesiPundit community over the past year or so, and will continue flying that banner, partly out of pride and partly out of laziness. We will miss DesiPundit and wish all the good bloggers and readers of DesiPundit all the best in their future endeavors.