Chennai Express and You

Ranjith
Ranjith
from hyderabad
5 years ago

Join Nandini, Arvind, Karishma and Ramit in their journey as they re-create the magical journey Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone portrayed in the movie Chennai Express.

More info here : http://www.indiblogger.in/chennaiexpress/

 

 

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Fairy Princess
Fairy Princess
from Delhi
5 years ago

Congrats guys! Smile And I am envious! Embarassed

Fairy Princess
from Delhi
5 years ago

BTW, what is this about? Read it and understood nothing Undecided

Ranjith
from hyderabad
5 years ago

Entertainment for them and promotion for Chennai Express movie. Tongue out

  • Mumbai to Chennai in Chennai Express ( train )
  • Chennai to Rameswaram in Rameswaram Express 
  • Three days stay at resort
  • Bye Bye and back to home

Those who have seen the movie might understand it better. ( I don't watch Hindi movies Undecided )

Aditya
Aditya
from New Delhi
5 years ago

I recieved the mail. Rameshwaram is a nice place with lot of temples.

I would recommend not to take the VIP line when visiting temples people in VIP line are more as compared to general.

Ram setu is a must see you can see Sri Lanka border from there.

Have fun guys Chennai aiai Chennai Express!!!!

Ranjith
from hyderabad
5 years ago

VIP line are more as compared to general.

Interesting! Surprised

Aditya
from New Delhi
5 years ago

Yes,  I paid for it and saw that the general line was moving quickly as compared to the VIP one...

sweta tiwary
sweta tiwary
from bangalore
5 years ago

Congratulations to the lucky ppl :)

BTW just curious to know when the selection happend for this awesome journey ?

Ranjith
from hyderabad
5 years ago

Around 5 days back. An email was sent to some ( or many? ) bloggers asking if they would like to participate in the event. The email mentioned that participants would be selected on first come basis.

I had my exams ( ending today ) , so couldn't accept the invitation. Undecided

Ragini Puri
from New Delhi/Ludhiana
5 years ago

Same here. I am more curious to know what was the selection criteria. The mail said - first come first served. I replied within a few minutes, and also wrote a couple of paragraphs about the reason I would love to be a part of this. I only got a reply after 4 days, that people had already been selected.

Razi
from Malappuram
5 years ago

I didnt get any mail Cry

Ragini Puri
from New Delhi/Ludhiana
5 years ago

Never mind that Razi. As if the mail was going to make any difference. :D A couple of days ago huge ruckus happened at BA about the way winners for some contest were selected. And the question was raised by some senior bloggers. Everybody is concerned about the transparency exercised on blogging forums. Disclaimer : This is nothing about the people part of the CE campaign, but the way invitations were handled. 

Razi
from Malappuram
5 years ago

Let it be Ragini.. lets keep blogging.. ;)

 

"whats there in a mail../ " - quote by me..Cool

Ranjith
from hyderabad
5 years ago

couple of days ago huge ruckus

I like such fights! Foot in mouth Can I get the link? Foot in mouth

And coming to the selection for CE, though they mentioned FCFS, I think there are other factors also. Sealed I might be wrong. Sealed

Fairy Princess
from Delhi
5 years ago

Ranjith, this BA thing is being popularized on FB. Do your investigation on FB. You will find it. Even though I am not a member of BA, I know about it Tongue out

Razi
from Malappuram
5 years ago

Ranjith was hospitalized few weeks because of some fights.. Sealed

Ragini Puri
from New Delhi/Ludhiana
5 years ago

@Ranjith - It was not a 'fight', rather a very well worded concern expressed by a popular senior blogger. So much so that even the people at BA had to come out with explainations. And about the 'other factors' about which your mouth is sealed - well that again can be the social media reach (on twitter?) :) That brings me back to the first point, why send sham invitations then, pick up the people you want to pick. 

@FP - Where on FP now? BA deleted the FB post. :)

Fairy Princess
from Delhi
5 years ago

RP, it's on the walls of the members who raised the issue. Details are given there. Everybody is sharing that status to spread the awareness. I think some of them have even tagged BA admins (however I can't be sure given that I am not a BA member)!

Renie Ravin
from Chennai
5 years ago

The invite was only sent to bloggers who blogged about an IndiBlogger meet in the past year or so (we mentioned that in the email!). We needed to select 2 from Mumbai and 2 from Delhi, and apart from meeting basic criteria like having an updated blog, they were chosen on a FCFS basis as said in the email! Smile

Razi
from Malappuram
5 years ago

Thats a fair reply from Renie..! :)

Renie Ravin
from Chennai
5 years ago

Ragini, I'm sorry you missed out even though you replied in a few minutes... One issue is that our emails don't reach everyone at the same time - they're sent in a random order, and if you're at the end of the spectrum, there could be a difference of up to 30 minutes in between the first recepient and you. Also, if you use Yahoo! mail, it could be even slower. Frown

Ragini Puri
from New Delhi/Ludhiana
5 years ago

@Renie - Thanks for stopping by. :) When I saw Vineet's mail, I thought (?) I met all the criteria, and replied within a couple of minutes. There were two replies in fact - first an expression of interest and another longer mail about why I liked the movie and why I wanted to be a part of the journey. If there was a need to write a blog singing paeans about Chennai Express, I would have done that too. (people did that!) But since the mail said 'reply to this mail....' I just wrote a couple of paragraphs about that.  

I can write a mail about the other concerns and 'the other criteria', since I do not wish to unnecessarily take names here,  but I guess you don't acknowledge all the mails. :) 

Ragini Puri
from New Delhi/Ludhiana
5 years ago

Oops, timed out before I could edit my response and add more to it! :P

@Renie - I use gmail. And I am online till late in the night. 

Plus, some bloggers' mail reached you pretty fact. Check with Vineet. Hmm... :D 

That's it. My part of the story. 

Ranjith
from hyderabad
5 years ago

I might be wrong. Sealed

I was wrong. Cool

Bhavya Kaushik
Bhavya Kaushik
from Jaipur
5 years ago

I would surely tweet to them, but I seriously didn't get what is it all about?

I mean, our tweets would get something or we would just flood our twitter wall with Chennai express hashtags for fun :p

Ranjith
from hyderabad
5 years ago

I mean, our tweets would get something or we would just flood our twitter wall with Chennai express hashtags for fun :p

I think the second one. Tongue out

of coz u will get something. Otherwise y wud anyone tweet on Chennai Express..of all the things Surprised

Bhavya Kaushik
from Jaipur
5 years ago

lol. This doesn't make any sense to me :P

I didn't even like this movie :/

Bhavya Kaushik
from Jaipur
5 years ago

NSV, I thought the same. But I don't think so that there are any prizes for this one :)

AND Pictures        ✔ @AndPicturesIN

V r giving away lungis, aviators & bands from the movie & U COULD BE ON TV DURING THE PREMIERE! pic.twitter.com/5BIMQEqHa0

 

 

See this...I think there are some lungis to be won :D

Ranjith
from hyderabad
5 years ago

... from the movie 

used ones? Tongue out

Bhavya Kaushik
from Jaipur
5 years ago

lol, "lungis", seriously!I don't even know how to tie one :( 

Fairy Princess
from Delhi
5 years ago

And I hate Twitter Undecided

Bhavya Kaushik
from Jaipur
5 years ago

According to the IB page, we need to tweet about our most memorable train journey or our favourite movie moment.

But according to the  AND Pictures twitter page, "Tell us about the one you love - in words, a quote, pictures or video"

I think they both are two different contest, still the hashtag is the same. Foot in mouth

Bhavya Kaushik
from Jaipur
5 years ago

I love Twitter :D

I tweet, tweet, and tweet! 

Ranjith
from hyderabad
5 years ago

May be they are using the same hashtag so that it will trend easily. Tongue out

I too love twitter provided they give some prizes Tongue out

Bushra M
from Bangalore
5 years ago

SurprisedLungis up for grabs? :-O Whaaaaaaaattt!! :-O

Bushra M
Bushra M
from Bangalore
5 years ago

Pehli baar ND saaf saaf dekhne ko mili! Congos heroinejiSmile I think i'll enjoy this whole tweeting thing! I am loving Twitter these days!Foot in mouth

Ranjith
from hyderabad
5 years ago

saaf saaf? Surprised 

Fairy Princess
from Delhi
5 years ago

ND ne naah ke photo kiche hai iss liye Foot in mouth

Bushra M
from Bangalore
5 years ago

Haha...saaf saaf matlab, always seen her with her photoshopped images onlyLaughing

Partha Sadhukhan
from Bangalore
5 years ago

Bushra..people have not seen even you saaf saaf ever...we want to see you saaf saaf...someone who is such a fantastic blogger must be very ...well 

Ranjith
Ranjith
from hyderabad
5 years ago

Forgot to say Congrats. Foot in mouth Congrats to Smiley Heroine. Laughing Also to contests king. Wink

Meghana
Meghana
from Bangalore
5 years ago

Wow Nandini, finally u made up ur mind to be part of the trip, tried getting in touch with you since yesterday, but couldn't. Enjoy, I really missed this oppertunity.

Razi
Razi
from Malappuram
5 years ago

congrats heroine ji..  and others...!!  Jealousy..:(

Vijay Prabhu
Vijay Prabhu
from Mumbai
5 years ago

Congrats ND, btw the Smiley queen is not to be seen since yesterday, maybe packing her bags to be on the CE Tongue out

Bushra M
from Bangalore
5 years ago

They are already on the Chennai express! Saw thier tweetsSmile

Vijay Prabhu
from Mumbai
5 years ago

Nice she must be singing kashmir se kanyakumari nowCool

Razi
from Malappuram
5 years ago

curuously waiting for her "Lungi Dance"

Ekta Khetan
from Mumbai
5 years ago

Yup...I met nandini recently and she is quite fun to be with. Hello Miss Deka, hope u will have ot of fun there!

Congratulations allof you :) 

Ekta Khetan
Ekta Khetan
from Mumbai
5 years ago

Firstly, this very unique and indeed a wonderful initiative via IB team. Love you IB for this!

Second thing, Yes I did write about an indi meet in last one year but neither for this nor for Tata Motors invite, did I get mail from IB team. I was informed by other bloggers who recived this mail and wanted to check if I am the one. For this meet too, I came to know via few bloggers and contacted Indi Team for the mail and invite.

I responded to that mail asap only to get another similar mail in evening and responded that as well.. It is a lovely concept indeed. I remember sending my hurried reply while being in a moving auto in Mumbai traffic while reaching for a blogging event.

I didn't get selected for this and I am perfectly ok as the slots are limited and there are bound to heartburns as Indi team cannot send more than 4 bloggers no matter how much they love all of us. I was though happy to know in advance that I am not selected for this and I appreciate that gesture.

What I dd not like is that I was not cared to inform about this FIFO initiative directly in spite of being a regular at indiblogger. However, I am ok...so what if I cannot join  [I liked the movie, it fared batter than my already negative expectation and toota foota tamil knoweledge], I still cheer for them! Come on folks, ragini my sweetie, not everybody can be accomodated there, don't hold grudge...smile!

Come on guy lets cheer for Nandini and Mr. Passey [ I do not know other two and when checked Romit' blog, may be I was hallucinating, I barely see much blogposts there].

Renie, do make them wear proper lungi and dance everytime train stops to a station. Seri? :P

Ragini Puri
from New Delhi/Ludhiana
5 years ago

@Ekta - Grudge? What? Frown Undecided You are on a different tangent altogether. 

Did you not read all my comments and Renie's reply? There's absolutely no grudge at all.  My concern was about the criteria and the transparency.

Of course, not everyone can be accomadated, like the way not everyone can be awarded in the various contests. I remember you recently 'voicing your concern' on one of the threads about being wary of the many participation prizes you had to contend with and you sounded upset. Also there was your angry comment on BA for not winning the Smart Suraksha contest. That was grudge - when you wrote you would not be participating in their contests anymore. Innocent

And Forum is for voicing our concerns, clearing out doubts, clearing the anomalies, and appreciating each other. Not too sure if the IndiAdmins have the time to answer all the individual mails. 

And yes, Renie has addressed my concern, and I am cool with it.  Let's not flare this up unnecessarily. Days of class monitors are long gone. Sealed Foot in mouth Undecided

 

P.S - For the first time I am getting to use smileys other than the 'smile' one.Smile

Ekta Khetan
from Mumbai
5 years ago

Ragini, seems you have taken my word in altogther a different tangent and poured all ur anger on me. Why so upset? I read all the discussion here and thot u feel bad [basis the interpretation of language n ur words] and mentioned you there. Ulta u started jumping on me as if I have humiliated you and writing all BA things here? 

U also had an issue on twitter and I heartily supported u there. I did not bring that in our conversation as my intent was to cheer u up. Off course I would have loved to see you there in CE more than anyone I know.

Let's not talk about what remark I put at non IB forum as you do not te background. .I did not complained for not winning but for making that post win prize where the blogger had no blog but just wrote two post for contest and won, an observation/ fraud that I didn't bring but senior bloggers did and were unsure to raise and I started the conversation.

I voiced my concern wherever I feel like. I did not stop u neither...all I was trying to do was to cheer you thinking that you missed that opportunity like me. And I appreciate that you maintain the decorum instead of throwing mud on someone just caused someone asked you to cheer up? Embarassed That class monitor thingy is so uncalled for! Sealed

I did all that basis our friendly interaction on twitter but now am so aghast at your response. I have zero time to be class monitor or tolerance for writing for contests where prizes are given without verifying things and that reflects.

I am product manager who offered thousand of prizes for promotions worth lakhs of Ruppees even before I knew about IB, BA, this and that and blogging. and I know what goes in judgement to make it fair and fool proof v/s the slimy ones. SO I appreciate if you do not discuss non IB things here as what I written earlier.

I felt bad seeing your reaction here. 

Meghana
from Bangalore
5 years ago

Ekta, as discussed at Tata Motors event, the invite was sent to bloggers who were part of Xtreme Drive blogger's meet and for CE, which was Zee TV sponsored,  the invite was recieved by bloggers who were part of and had blogged about Conncted Hum Tum and DID4 meet, that is what my understanding, when thy say two bloggers been selected from Mumbai and 2 from Delhi. Had you been part of any of these meets, am sure you would have recieved invites for the events.

Ragini Puri
from New Delhi/Ludhiana
5 years ago

Hi Ekta, the intention of my reply was not to hurt you, not in the least. Heartfelt apologies if I inadvertently did that. Surprised I was suprised at your selective interpretation of my replies, and I answered accordingly. Forum and subject particular threads are the place to share our concerns about everything happening at IndiBlogger. And the good thing is that everyone here is given the freedom to voice their opionion and have a say on these threads. One cannot and should not really influence others into thinking that one particular line of thought is the absolute one.

You probably did not notice, but there are a few others too who were unaware as to how the bloggers were selected. Like you say that you have no tolerance for participating in contests where the prizes are given without verifying things, similarily I too wanted to know the details about what went behind the selection process. Isn't that fair? Where does grudge come in here? So when you use words like grudge and talk about taking the things in the right spirit, it sure hits a raw nerve. I was surprised by your reply and the fact that you chose to ignore Renie's replies.

Now let's not waste any more of our time on this futile conversation and cheer for our friends onboard the Chennai Express. :)

And the next time I am in Mumbai, I will treat you to some of your choicest delicacies.

Done? Cool Kiss

Ekta Khetan
from Mumbai
5 years ago

Meghana, it says it was extended to ppl who wrote abt any Indimeet in last one year. I too got an invite by them. I have not attended either nor do i see final winners having written. I may be wrong but it doesnt matter as I am not questioning anywhere here.. I am just being a class monitor..lolz!

Ekta Khetan
from Mumbai
5 years ago

Ragini trust me sweetie, when I said grudge it was on no other sense but may be for feeling that wish I too could be part of that team. I read his replies also. I clearly saw that no one tells us about the criteria ever. My intention was not to add on ur comments here but just to wrap in my comments thinking that like most of us felt bad for not being selected, no matter the reason, u too felt bad and cheer u up...as no one cheered me up Frown

Relax, u r too precious for me as human and twitter chatter than animated contests and things! Let there be peace and kiss and make up Kiss

Ekta Khetan
Ekta Khetan
from Mumbai
5 years ago

Yes, BA had a major problem reported. I too received a call and mail from their CEO. So what? They are looking into it and hopefully fix it. 

Sadly they may loose some bloggers member but knowing Nirav, I am sure they will resurrect it back. If you find anamoly, report to them directly...why posting at IB forum? Cry

Fairy Princess
from Delhi
5 years ago

I don't know. RP mentioned it, Ranjith asked the details and I gave whatever little information I had. Simple. Smile

Ekta Khetan
from Mumbai
5 years ago

No prob fairy, this happens!

Renie Ravin
Renie Ravin
from Chennai
5 years ago

Check out the new challenges! http://www.indiblogger.in/chennaiexpress/

Poonam
from New Delhi
5 years ago

Renie, just tweeted a challenge for the IB'ers under @AndPicturesIN and that hashtag.

Hope u people and the AND people find it interesting enough. Laughing

Ekta Khetan
from Mumbai
5 years ago

me too.,...hope u getting my tweets..I have some real facts there :)

TF Carthick
TF Carthick
from Bangalore
5 years ago

Congrats, Mr. Passey and Nandini. 

TF Carthick
TF Carthick
from Bangalore
5 years ago

This is wonderful contest. I hope one day we have a contest like Hunger Games.

Fairy Princess
from Delhi
5 years ago

Is this a contest? Surprised And what is it about? Surprised I thought it's a promotional gimmick. Frown

CyberKID
from India
5 years ago

Pankti, that was a contest about who sends the reply to the mail first. Wink

Fairy Princess
from Delhi
5 years ago

CK, emails were sent to select people. So it was a closed contest? Undecided

CyberKID
from India
5 years ago

Still the contest was who replies first, isn't it?

TF Carthick
from Bangalore
5 years ago

It is not a contest for us - It is a contest for them - like big boss.

Meghana
from Bangalore
5 years ago
FP, here is the twitter contest on the CE page, "THE CHENNAI EXPRESS CHALLENGE! Tweet funny and interesting challenges for the four IndiBloggers to accomplish during their journey. The best challenges win special prizes from &Pictures"
Fairy Princess
from Delhi
5 years ago

TF, oh challenges!

 

Meghana, ok. That's the contest. Thanks for letting me know. Smile

CyberKID
CyberKID
from India
5 years ago

Congrats to those selected!

But seems things are pretty heated out here.{#emotions_dlg.tongue_out}

Bushra M
Bushra M
from Bangalore
5 years ago

"Carry a blogger up the stairs of a temple" Whaaaaaat!!Surprised

Bechare ladkon ki toh band baj jayegi!Sealed

Razi
from Malappuram
5 years ago

I saved myself..!!Cool

Uma Maheswari Anandane
from Karaikal
5 years ago

Lol! True Bushra ....that one is sure is the toughest ..btw which temple stairs? Palani ?

Partha Sadhukhan
from Bangalore
5 years ago

They have chosen two oldies for this task...these guys might have taken physical strength tests before being selected...many young men will thank god for being saved..Wink

Ranjith
Ranjith
from hyderabad
5 years ago

Í don't like Twitter. Undecided There should be a form on CE page to submit the challenges. Sealed

CyberKID
from India
5 years ago

Ranjith: we sure don't. We like writing long essays, and twitter doesn't let us do that Tongue out

Fairy Princess
from Delhi
5 years ago

Ck, that's your issue. Tongue out

CyberKID
from India
5 years ago

I think Ranjith shares that with me.Money mouth

Vijay Prabhu
from Mumbai
5 years ago

Ranjith is more into infographics Tongue out

Ranjith
from hyderabad
5 years ago

Now, I like twitter. Foot in mouth There are vouchers for the best tweets. Money mouth

@CK I like posting short and cute smileys! Laughing

The Sorcerer
The Sorcerer
from Mumbai
5 years ago

This thread is way too long to read, but as far as I understand, bloggers were already chosen by the sponsors most likely depending on how much promo moolah they can get. But the 'results' were disclosed so that they can get ideas for challenges and promote this thing????????

Ranjith
from hyderabad
5 years ago

You can assume whatever you want. Tongue out As you said that you didn't read the entire thread, I am copy pasting what Renie said.

The invite was only sent to bloggers who blogged about an IndiBlogger meet in the past year or so (we mentioned that in the email!). We needed to select 2 from Mumbai and 2 from Delhi, and apart from meeting basic criteria like having an updated blog, they were chosen on a FCFS basis as said in the email!

[...] Our emails don't reach everyone at the same time - they're sent in a random order, and if you're at the end of the spectrum, there could be a difference of up to 30 minutes in between the first recipient and you. Also, if you use Yahoo! mail, it could be even slower. 

 

Partha Sadhukhan
Partha Sadhukhan
from Bangalore
5 years ago

For carrying girls on the temple stairs they have chosen two oldies. Laughing Hope they don't drop them in between..Wink.

Congrats to the team..even though I didn't like the movie chennai express I like the twitter challenge contest

 


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