Krishna Kumar Yadav, who was awarded with 'Awadh Samman' for 'Excellence in New Media and Blogging' in November 2013 by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.
Posted as director Postal Services of Allahabad region, Yadav told TOI that he runs two blogs named 'Shabd Srijan ki Ore' and 'Daakiya Daak Laaya'. 'Shabd Srijan ki Ore' (http://kkyadav.blogspot.com) , started on June 13, 2008 is with contemporary issues, beautiful and soul-stirring poems, informational and well researched articles, whereas his other blog 'Daakiya Daak Laaya' (http://dakbabu.blogspot.com) contains rich history of Postal Services, information about great personas related with service and information about world of postage stamps. His wife Akanksha Yadav is his partner in blogging. Through her blog 'Shabd Shikhar' (http://shabdshikhar.blogspot.com), she writes about woman and child issues, and social concerns. She is an eminent blogger and women empowerment is the basic theme of her writing.
The couple began blogging in 2003 and within five years through their 10 blogs, motivated several others to start blogs of their own. The couple was awarded 'The Best Couple Blogger of the Decade' award at an International Hindi Blogging Conference organised in Lucknow on August 27, 2012. Blogs of this couple have readers not only in India but abroad as well. While Krishna Kumar Yadav's blogs 'Daakiya Daak Laya' has been viewed in 104 countries and 'Shabd Srijan Ki Ore' in 78 countries, Akanksha Yadav's blog 'Shabd Shikhar' has been viewed in 81 countries.
Akanksha Yadav says, "Blogging emerged as a 'new media' and has opened a new prospect for women's aspirations. In her blog, she presents data to illustrate that today there are more than 50,000 blogs out of which about one-fourth are operated by women. These women are not only discussing socio-political and economic issues but also creating literature in their own style.
The Youngest blogger in Hindi, a girl named Akshitaa is also from Allahabad. She is the first blogger to have received State Award for blogging and has received National Children's Award from Government of India in 2011. Her blog 'Pakhi Ki Duniya' (http://pakhi-akshita.blogspot.com) is and is viewed/read in about 105 countries and contains more than 320 posts.