The results of the Brass Crescent Awards are out. I didn’t win but got honorable mentions in 3 of the 5 categories I was nominated. These categories were: Best writing (I am surprised), best series, and best non-English blog (surprised again as I do not write enough in Urdu.)
The winners in these categories were Haroon Mughal of Avari-Nameh (best writing; he was the big winner with 2 other wins as well), Leila M of Sister Scorpion (best series) and Asif Iqbal for his multilingual blog.
I found it interesting that among the non-English blogs the top two (Asif and me) were both Urdu blogs while we were the only Urdu nominees. It is surprising since Urdu is actually far behind other languages (like Farsi or even Arabic) in its Internet presence. May be Urdu blogs have really arrived! Ejaz, are you listening?