YouTube’s Indian Version Is Not Desi Enough!

YouTube launched an Indian version of their site last week. Our reader Adi, wanted to read our review about YouTube-India.

YouTube India First thing, I noticed, if you are opening YouTube from India, you get redirected to Indian version of site at You can note Indian flag in top-right corner. Just in-case, if you wanted to go for global version, you can click on Site link. It will show all available YouTube versions.

Now about thing that gets changed…

Main difference, I noted in featured videos. As shown below Indian version of YouTube show more desi videos…

YouTube India - Featured Post

Rest Promoted Videos are not much different. And there are no extra or special feature in YouTube India.

In past, it was never a problem while searching a latest Indian content on YouTube. Be it latest bollywood movie songs or IPL cricket matches, YouTube always returned results. It looks more like a commercial decision taken by Google, the parent company behind YouTube.

Anyway in future, Google may consider making YouTube little more desi by adding support for Indian languages and giving higher priority to Indian videos when something search on YouTube India.

Link: YouTube India

Related: Check YouTube on Mobile


adi May 16, 2008

“Our reader Adi, wanted to read our review about YouTube-India.”

oooooohhhhh ! thanks yaar ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for considering my demand ๐Ÿ™‚

and u mentioned my name also !!! oooooooh !now i am feeeling like the man in that LIC ad… u know,, he demands a tea and hotel owner says “chaay mein doodh jaasti Daalanaa…biscuit free denaa…” lol lol

thanks again ๐Ÿ™‚ bychance i just peeped into workshop (i told naa my exams heading near ๐Ÿ™ )… and got surprise ๐Ÿ™‚ lol

Rahul Bansal May 17, 2008

Actually YouTube India did not excite me enough to review it when it launched.
I wrote this post only after reading your mail, so I thought making it clear ๐Ÿ™‚

Parvati May 17, 2008


Please also check this one

A โ€˜desiโ€™ version of โ€œYoutubeโ€! –

Let me know your comments.


Rahul Bansal May 18, 2008

Nice article. ๐Ÿ™‚

Amit May 29, 2008

Looks like thereโ€™s a new player in the game:

When I first saw itโ€ฆ looked very unique comparing to any other Indian Sites mentioned above. Its a combo of MySpace + FaceBook User profiles, videos, photos and music.

Just thought I would mention it here. As I really like the site.

Rahul Bansal June 3, 2008

Yeah its really nice… ๐Ÿ™‚