Some days back While I was trying to search for intellectual property patents
site in india I came across the site http://ipindia.nic.in. Its the equivalent of United States Patent and Trademark Office
The site for Indian patents has a manual of patent practice and procedure here. It explains the procedure for filing patents with the Indian Intellectual Property office.
Its always better to have your patent application prepared with help from a patent lawyer. The patent attorney will change your application such that even you won't recognise that its your patent idea :). But thats the way it needs to be.
The site has within it the link to list of publications from the Jan 2005 at this link. I found 2 applciations in my name on the site :D.