Having heard a lot about Web2.0 and even having written a post or two in it i asked myself “What Indian Web2.0 companies are there?”. I mainly had to ask myself this question because so much has been said about the Indian IT industry and yet i had not heard of any Web2.0 company except Zoho. And thus began my quest for some of the best Indian Web2.0 companies out there. And in this post you will find what I found.

I have to say at this point that although I found quite a lot of them listed on various sites very few managed to make an impression. Those that did I have listed here and the rest you can find in the posts mentioned under Sources at the bottom of this post. So lets begin.

1. Taazza:

A fresh perspective for news from the Indian subcontinent!

Although their website currently says “We are launching soon!” and i didn’t get a chance to explore it, the site in itself made me want to be part of it. So i decided to dig around for people were saying about Tazza and this is what i found.

Bothack’s review on Taazza and Adle’s Taazza review.

After reading these reviews its fair to see why Taazza is so widely anticipated.

On the same trail i was sidetrack to some other Web2.0 websites that i would like to mention.

2.SimpleDesi: A very neatly presented site, with articles on the latest News, Business, Showbiz and much more.

3.Shunya.in: The site’s title says ‘Connecting the Indian Technocrats’

Welcome to shunya.in the only community news site in India where you can express your opinion on news and issues that affect you

Its clear enough from the name what this site is all about and after spending a few minutes at this site it was plain to see that the site actually lived up to its rather strong statements.

4.India47: This is an Indian News feed Aggregator which picks up news from a number of news services.

5. Neobiniaries: This is my personal favourite. This site has got what I would say a very impressive listing (a good 57 pages!) of pretty much everything Web2.0. And i have to say that I believe it just might have more on its list than Go2Web20. You can also add in your Web2.0 application, that is if you have one.

6. Ourmedia:

Ourmedia focuses on both sharing knowledge, media and tools in a community environment.

That pretty much sums up everything that you can do if you choose to participate in this site.

7.ForumsofIndia: This is Digg styled forum with its content Indian Oriented. This is a very impressive site and I’m sure you would spend quite some time here exploring and interacting.

8.GuruLib:

GuruLib is a free web service to help organize home libraries. Catalog your books, DVDs, music CDs, games and software online using a book shelf metaphor.

This is very unique site with respect to the fact that it not only gives you a control over your repository of things but also alerts you on certain events like when the price of an item that you want falls below a certain prize range. Quite interesting indeed, i must say!

9. ClearTrip: ClearTrip helps you organize your trip by helping you plan out your entire trip and also finding out the hotels in that area. What is worth mentioning about this site is something called SmallWorld which gives you all the information you would need (from a tourist’s perspective) about a particular location.

10. OnYoMo: This is a listing site that allows you to search for Outlets and businesses in a particular locality. Although its in its initial stages the site looks all set to deliver a lot. Oh and OnYoMo actually stands for ‘On Your Move’. Pretty Neat!

11.Terrawiz: Terrawiz claims to be the ‘Indian Search Engine‘.

One of the “true crawler based search engines” for India and India related content. Our patent pending algorithm automatically identifies India related content on the web and organizes in such a way that you get the most relevant results fast.

And fast it is! Ive tried it out myself. However at this point i must add that i am a little skeptical as to the results that were thrown up.

12 Complore: With a tag line of ‘Come Xplore‘ (the name is coined from these words), this website enables you to

  • Share articles, bookmarks, events.
  • Organize your work.
  • Search research work submitted by others.
  • Grow your network among research community.

Darn i wish this was up and running a long time ago!

13.IndianPad:

IndianPad is a social bookmarking and blogging site. That’s just a complicated way of saying that our USERS rule!

Its really nice when a company banks so much on its users. You can explore stories, audio. There is also something called Livecast which in my initial impression was a take on DiggSpy.

The following ones are really awesome.

14. Webyantra:

Webyantra is a tech blog that profiles Indian web products & services. It is ‘ground zero’ for Indian web startups, ecommerce websites and internet based businesses..

One of the unique ones on our list today, these guys profile some of the coolest things out there. The latest app that theyve mentioned is called SlideShare. Well like the name suggests, make your slides and share them!

“Its much more complicated than that!”

15. Startups.in: This is the by far the only one that really got my nerves tingling next to Neobinaries. The folks at this place have everything you would like to know about the latest and hottest startups from the land of India. This is defintely worth a moment of your time, that is if you are intersted in the subject.

Well although there are many many more Web2.0 companies that could be talked about here i am afraid this is the list of all that impressed me today. I would surely love to hear about any more impressive Indian Web2.0 companies so do drop in a line.

Sources:

1.Web 2.0 activities in India

2.India’s Web2.0 Entrepreneurs

3.Web 2.0 companies in India

4.Numsum spreadsheet list of Indian Companies – has Web2.0 and others too.

5. India Web2.0 not yet.

Original Article by wildgrey Posted here with permission.