The Kissan 100% Real Blogger Contest

Renie Ravin
Renie Ravin
from Chennai
7 years ago

Our first contest for 2012 is out - who wants to get in touch with nature this year? Smile

We are open to more suggestions on the prizes - as long as they are nature holidays, and within India, it's all good - so you can pretty much choose where you would like to go as long as it's within the budget!

http://www.indiblogger.in/topic.php?topic=50

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For those having doubts about this contest, here's clarification from Vineet:

Hi Everyone!

About the clarification on the contest topic - The topic invites you to share your stories where while growing up you had experiences close to nature or your roots. For example, maybe the walk in the park with your dad everyday when you were five. Or maybe even the stories that your grand mom used to tell you, and NOT watching TV. Or playing football in the heavy rains of Mumbai. Interpretation of nature does not have to be some exotic locations or your travel. These are all experiences that take us back to our roots. This is not a travelogue contest :)

The Fool's interpretation is correct: A memorable incident from childhood or involving one's children if one has any involving close interaction with nature". Nature having a broader definition of course! 

Hope this clarifies!

About the travel, the dates are flexible and you can redeem those for a duration of six months! 

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Madhur Chadha
Madhur Chadha
from Hyderabad
7 years ago

love it:)

i hope the dates are flexible too

Ranjith
from hyderabad
7 years ago

As always, they are bound to be. It is the tradition of IB. Tongue out

Pooja Pradeep
from Bangalore
7 years ago

@Ranjith

lolTongue out

DS
DS
from Mumbai
7 years ago
Sounds very exciting :) Keep up the great work Inditeam:)
TF Carthick
TF Carthick
from Bangalore
7 years ago

Topic again sounds a bit vague. Can the Inditeam be more clear about exactly what needs to be written to avoid people getting disqualified.

Currently y understanding is "A memorable incident from childhood or involving one's children if one has any involving close interaction with nature". Can someone from the team please confirm if that is the requirement.

DS
from Mumbai
7 years ago
I think a trip to a place associated with nature.
TF Carthick
from Bangalore
7 years ago

Lets hope we get a clarification. This time I am planning to participate seriously, play by all the rules and try to win. 

DS
from Mumbai
7 years ago
I thought you played by the rules in the KFC one too. I liked your entry.
Arti
from Mumbai
7 years ago

Any of your experiences that you have had related with nature - Trip, gardens, jungle trails, safari, anything natural that felt real to you - thats my guess.

Farida Rizwan
from Bangalore
7 years ago

I too loved your take on superhero for the contest...You played by the rules I think.

Animesh
from Mumbai
7 years ago

Or ghosts may be Tongue out

They are also a part of nature, especially when you meet them in a jungle Wink

Arti
from Mumbai
7 years ago

What are you watching ani, vikram and betaal? Tongue out

Animesh
from Mumbai
7 years ago

No no I am watching my boss Tongue out

Ranjith
from hyderabad
7 years ago

Please don't talk about ghosts. Yesterday itself, I found it very difficult to go to sleep after hearing some sounds near my window. The first think that came to my mind then was the probability of a ghost trying to enter into my room and kill me. Cry

Animesh
from Mumbai
7 years ago

OK imagine this.

Lets suppose you stay on 5th floor. Around midnight you suddenly wake up and look at your window. What you see is that there is an old lady with white hairs and wrinkled face is standing outside the window and asking you to give something to eat. You ask her to wait, go to kitchen and bring some food and give it to her. She is very happy and keeps it in her bag and goes awayInnocent

TF Carthick
from Bangalore
7 years ago

Thanks, DS and Farida. 

Ranjith
from hyderabad
7 years ago

@ animesh Impossible. I stay on the first floor. And my hostel has nothing beyond two floors. And even if I get awaken at midnight, I don't look out of the window. As I have already said, I am frightened of ghosts and who knows, ghosts may be moving around at that time. And why midnight, yesterday at around 10 I looked out of my window and in the faint light, the moving leaves made me think that it was a ghosts. 

Pooja Pradeep
from Bangalore
7 years ago

@Ranjith

Don't worry. Ghosts can travel through Solid MaterialsSmile. They don't knock on the WindowSealedTongue out

Animesh
from Mumbai
7 years ago

In that case, I'll twist the situation. What if you're blogging and suddenly someone pats on your shoulder. Its the same old dadimaa Sealed and you know the hostel door is locked. Your room door is also bolted from inside

Pooja Pradeep
from Bangalore
7 years ago

@Papa

If a ghost does that to meSurprised. It'll run awayWink. Cause I'm scarier than itSealedLaughing.

And my mom will be like, "Please Ghost Jhi, Take her awayTongue out. She troubles everyoneTongue out. You take herTongue out" So Obviously Ghost will get afraidTongue outTongue out. Oh! How I love GHOSTSKiss.

BTW Poor RanjithCryTongue out

SRS
SRS
from Chennai
7 years ago

Please could someone elaborate tegh actual requirements for the post for this topic? Is it a generic travel / close to nature  experience from when we were growing up?

Arti
Arti
from Mumbai
7 years ago

WOW! WOW! WOW! IndiAwesome! Am already getting itchy feet! I want to win one of those... badly! Laughing

Arti
from Mumbai
7 years ago

I have a doubt - why is this contest filed under Food and Drink? I believe the entries will be more travel related, so wouldn't travel be an apt category for this?

Animesh
from Mumbai
7 years ago

Why eating under a tree in a jungle surrounded by ghosts, doesn't it come under Food and drink?

Ranjith
from hyderabad
7 years ago

Ghosts again Cry

Animesh
from Mumbai
7 years ago

ImaginewhatIsaidaboveLaughing

Pooja Pradeep
from Bangalore
7 years ago

Hahaha! If you win, then make sure its a trip to BangaloreCoolLaughing

Pooja Pradeep
from Bangalore
7 years ago

@Papa

lolTongue out. Poor Ranjith's not gonna sleep at allTongue out

Pooja Pradeep
Pooja Pradeep
from Bangalore
7 years ago

WowSealed. Nice ContestSealed.

I finally got a reason to write about my YATRA nowCoolLaughing

Arti
from Mumbai
7 years ago

Looking forward to your post poo.. Smile

Ranjith
from hyderabad
7 years ago

Go ahead. All the best. Smile

Pooja Pradeep
from Bangalore
7 years ago

@Arti Deedi

Even I am looking forward to itSurprisedTongue out.Btw I'm more eager to read your postWinkSealed.

@Ranjith

ThanksLaughing. Good luck to you tooSmile

Vineet Rajan
Vineet Rajan
from Mumbai
7 years ago

Hi Everyone!

About the clarification on the contest topic - The topic invites you to share your stories where while growing up you had experiences close to nature or your roots. For example, maybe the walk in the park with your dad everyday when you were five. Or maybe even the stories that your grand mom used to tell you, and NOT watching TV. Or playing football in the heavy rains of Mumbai. Interpretation of nature does not have to be some exotic locations or your travel. These are all experiences that take us back to our roots. This is not a travelogue contest :)

The Fool's interpretation is correct: A memorable incident from childhood or involving one's children if one has any involving close interaction with nature". Nature having a broader definition of course! 

Hope this clarifies!

About the travel, the dates are flexible and you can redeem those for a duration of six months! 

IndiTeam

TF Carthick
from Bangalore
7 years ago

Thanks a lot for the clarification, Vineet. Now there is no ambiguity.

Vineet Rajan
Vineet Rajan
from Mumbai
7 years ago

That is why we have used the term 100% Real experiences! 

TF Carthick
TF Carthick
from Bangalore
7 years ago

At last something I really want to write about. Something very close to my heart that I always wanted to write about fits this theme. I want to take my time and write it proper. Hope office guys don't play spoilsport.

Arti
from Mumbai
7 years ago

All the best TF, will wait for your write up. On a side note, what happened to the reviews? I was looking out for Dhiraj's blog review. Is it done?

sincere hearty wishes, thumbs up.

TF Carthick
from Bangalore
7 years ago

Thanks, Arti and Pramod. Seems like I have new followers on my blog - my office guys. They probably realized I have too much time on my hands and could be better utilized for office work. Got these exams to take and I am running behind schedule. So reviews, Mayan twins series everything put on backburner. Only came up with a quick 55er for Blog-a-ton at SIS 's request.

Pooja Pradeep
from Bangalore
7 years ago

Good Luck TFCool.

Don't worry your office people won't do anythingWink.

Looking forward to your postSealed

TF Carthick
from Bangalore
7 years ago

Thanks, Pooja. Inpspite of office folks I managed to complete my post. I will take my time fine tuning and editing. But will have something at least to post if deadline is suddenly upon me.

Farah
Farah
from Mumbai
7 years ago

thnx for clarifiaction

Aditi Pathak
Aditi Pathak
from Mumbai
7 years ago

What is the deadline for this?

Arti
from Mumbai
7 years ago

Check out the contest page for all the details, Aditi! The Last date for submission is 29th feb!

Good Luck! Smile

Prabhavathi.K
Prabhavathi.K
from chennai
7 years ago

congratulations to all the winners!!! :)

Animesh
from Mumbai
7 years ago

Contest has not even started and you are congratulating the winner, wowSurprised

Arti
from Mumbai
7 years ago

Thank you!! Tongue out

Animesh
from Mumbai
7 years ago

Meri bhi thank you hai jeeTongue out

BTW, I am not participating... just to give chance to you allWinkLaughingCool

Pooja Pradeep
from Bangalore
7 years ago

@Papa

Nice oneTongue outTongue out.

Btw Thank you jhiSealed. I just won a trip to HOGWARTS and NARNIACoolCool

Animesh
from Mumbai
7 years ago

Hey kool, but why thank you for that?

Pooja Pradeep
from Bangalore
7 years ago

@Papa

Thanks was for Prabhavathi jhiSurprised

Vineet Rajan
Vineet Rajan
from Mumbai
7 years ago

The contest description has been modified to remove all ambiguity! 

Today's parents want their kids to grow up close to nature so they would have real, authentic and natural experiences. When you grew up, or raised your kids, did you have an experience which felt 100% real to you? Maybe the walks in the park with your Dad when you were 5 years old, your Grandmother's stories, your son's first words, or you and your childhood friend "borrowing" mangoes from a neighbour's tree! Blog about it and win exciting nature trails for you and a friend / member of your family!

Hope this helps all participants! 

 

Arti
from Mumbai
7 years ago

Ah, thx a lot for the clarifications!

Abhirup Bhattacharya
from Kolkata
7 years ago

just one clarification needed, suppose i participate and win, can i gift it to my parents for their anniversary... or do i need to be one of those travelling?

Vineet Rajan
from Mumbai
7 years ago

All the best Arti! 

Vineet Rajan
from Mumbai
7 years ago

Abhirup: The prizes for this particular contest are transferable! :) All the best! 

Pooja Pradeep
from Bangalore
7 years ago

Thanks a lot for clarificationsSmile

Ranjith
from hyderabad
7 years ago

I wonder if the IB is on super wheels or if I am on the wheels of a bullock cart. This is the first time I have entered into this thread and there are already numerous clarifications, corrections, assumptions, congratulations and much more.... Innocent

Animesh
from Mumbai
7 years ago

This thread was started yesterday after midnight BTWCool

Pooja Pradeep
from Bangalore
7 years ago

@Ranjith

IB has gotten bored by all our teasingTongue out. It has decided not to crawl anymoreWinkLaughing

Anuradha Khanna
Anuradha Khanna
from Mumbai
7 years ago

I loved the recent Kissan ad where they pasted a small sachet of tomato seeds! I think at least 25% of those who received it would definitely plant the seeds. It does serve nature in a collective way! Would love to write for a contest powered by Kissan and you guys!

Vineet Rajan
from Mumbai
7 years ago

Do share the ad if you have a copy with everyone here! Am sure everyone is just as keen as me to see it! 

Pooja Pradeep
from Bangalore
7 years ago

Yup! I really want to see it!

Anuradha Khanna
from Mumbai
7 years ago

Here's the kissan ad

Anzz George
Anzz George
from India
7 years ago

Perfect start to a new year... ! Will be fun to write up on this..!

Pooja Pradeep
from Bangalore
7 years ago

All The BestLaughing

Mahesh Ramgopal
Mahesh Ramgopal
from Chennai
7 years ago

one more clarification is poetry allowed??

 

Ranjith
from hyderabad
7 years ago

I think that the entry may be in any form- prose or poetry

Vineet Rajan
from Mumbai
7 years ago

Poetry is allowed and encouraged, and so are multiple entries! 

Pooja Pradeep
from Bangalore
7 years ago

Yeah it isSmile.

All the bestLaughing

Hussainamma
Hussainamma
from Abu Dhabi
7 years ago

Should the entries be in English only or can be in regional languages too?

Pooja Pradeep
from Bangalore
7 years ago

It can be in any language.

But its better if it is in EnglishSmile.

But you can still write in regional languageWink. Good LuckLaughing

Rekha
Rekha
from Madurai
7 years ago

Can I write this in Tamil?

I think for better audience, English would be better, but you can write two posts, a post in translation of original version. Best wishes. Looking forward to your post
Vineet Rajan
from Mumbai
7 years ago

Hi Rekha, there is no bar on language for this contest! 

Pooja Pradeep
from Bangalore
7 years ago

Yes, you canSmile.

All the bestLaughing

Clarification : those were entirely my personal views. One can surely write in any language he / she deems fit.
Stephen
from Raleigh
7 years ago

Looking for your post!

Khusnud Shahidi
Khusnud Shahidi
from Gurgaon
7 years ago

I am participating but what about the last date of submission?

Pooja Pradeep
from Bangalore
7 years ago

Good LuckSmile. Last day is 29th FebruaryWink.

Its given in the contest pageSmile

Prasad Np
Prasad Np
from Delhi / Gurgaon
7 years ago

Good hai jee... :) 

Cheers hai' g

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