Amit Agarwal holds an Engineering degree in Computer Science from I.I.T. and has previously worked at ADP Inc. for clients like Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch. In 2004, Amit quit his job to become India’s first and only Professional Blogger.
Amit authors the hugely popular and award-winning Digital Inspiration blog where he writes how-to guides around consumer software and mobile apps. He has developed several popular web apps and Google Add-ons including Mail Merge for Gmail. Amit has written columns on personal technology for major publications including The Wall Street Journal India, CNBC TV18 and The Hindustan Times.
Amit is a regular speaker at technology and blogging conferences. Microsoft awarded him the Most Valuable Professional award for five years in a row (2007-2011). He is also the author of The Most Useful Websites, an ebook that discusses the lesser-known but incredibly useful sites on the web.
Amit has appeared on various TV channels and radio shows including CNN IBN, BBC Radio, CNBC, NDTV, and more. HT mentions Amit as the founder of the Indian blogging revolution, The Economic Times calls him as an out-of-the-box thinker while the prestigious Straits Times of Singapore included Amit in their list of Asia’s Blog Stars alongside Chinese actress Xu Jinglei (see press mentions).
About Digital Inspiration
Digital Inspiration, launched in 2004, is among the top 100 technology and how-to blogs on the Internet out of an estimated total of 130+ million blogs. The purpose of the site is to help you take maximum advantage of the software tools and web technologies at your disposal so that you spend more time doing things your really love.
Digital Inspiration averages 3+ million page views per month and has been quoted in most publications including The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Forbes, Wired, Guardian, and more (see testimonials).
Digital Inspiration won the Best Technology Blog award at Indibloggies twice. The site has been recommended in India Today, Business World, Outlook Magazine and CNN Go. It has also been featured as a “success story” on the official Google AdSense blog and also on the YouTube India website.