October 8, 2009 § 33 Comments
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls! Bloggers and non-bloggers, Facebookers(?) and tweeples , yes it’s finally here – THE GREAT SUPER HEROES CONTEST!!
What’s the deal?
You are to create your super hero with super powers, super vehicles etc etc (and yes a super story! ) and post it in your blog or FB(as notes) and leave us the link. WE will then have a voting to decide which hero wins
Sounds easy right?
Rules and Conditions:-
1) Be nice to Earthlings.
2) No plagiarizing(we will be doing some searches before the voting) , so if you are borrowing ideas/heros do give the credit or even better nominate that person!
3) You can do cartoons/video posts/animation/ picture posts/comic strip/ whatever you can think of
4) Old posts will be accepted(*ha there I can see a few already digging..what written in 1956? Whats that companies act? Super powers ? )
5) Try to maintain an audience rating of A I mean U
6) Yes we are Indians and yes rules are meant to be broken, but it ain’t fun when it is going to hurt you! So do try to be sensible
7) Rules/ conditions would be added as and when we feel there is a need to add one.
Time Line(speculative) :-
Entries will be accepted from now(the moment this post is posted) to 21:00 IST 15/11/09
After which , we judges will contemplate , categorize and do the other things needed to make voting easy for you guys.
Voting will be from 22/11/09 to 20/12/09(plenty of time).
Results will be announced on Christmas Day
Depends on the no. of participants. More the people, bigger the prize(prizes)
Hitchy and Crafty have decided to help me on this one, Thanks a million guys! And yes this one is in association with Indiameme.com , Be ahead with the latest Headlines!
So what you waiting for? Have fun saving the day people!
July 15, 2009 § 189 Comments
Ladies and Gentlemen!
So finally , yes finally we have the results of the great LOL challenge Before I announce I would like to thank Indyeah and Solilo Without them this wouldn’t have gone anywhere Indi a big thanks for your help in organising this And of course Solilo thanks for the wonderful badges
Now , first I would like to announce the honorary awards(yes you didn’t see that one coming did you ? )..
Next , the LOL cartoons/illustrations winner The winner is a dancer , singer and of course now a housekeeper….
…and the winner is…OG For his post “Desi Touch”.
Next we have the short posts , category The only video entry for the contest ..and I should apologize to him as well , because I forgot about the links he mailed me Anyway
..the winner is…. Vimal for the video shot in his office..
Well now we have the winner for the long post category..The winner tries to be first where ever he goes…yes yes guessed it
….the winner is…. Hitch/Dhiren for his post “the times of fatherhood”..
And finally, finally ,we come to the big one…The jester among us..the person who makes us laugh day in and day out..It was a close race this…
The winner is…Dhiren! ( as OG suggested you have to do a post on cross border terrorism!)
Thank you , thank you everyone participating Without you this wouldn’t have been a “success” . But as they say things should come to an end…Hopefully we are back with another LOL challenge soon Till then Laugh on ya people! And again congrats to all the winners!
June 11, 2009 § 40 Comments
Latea vandalum latesta varnum (Even if you come late , you should come with the latest ) and so with typical Indianess( latitudes and longitudes don’t have any bearing on that) , we(Solilo , Indyeah and me) have finally managed to choose and categorize the posts , so without any further dialogues or sceneu here we go…er forgot , the last day to put your vote in is 5st of July(plently of time ) … anyway another important thing , if you feel someone else nominated earlier deserves the vote , you can say so in the comment section(and if a lot of you say so and if that is greater than the winner in the poll , that person wins ) , so even if we have made a mistake , it is corrected .
Cartoons : -
1)kokonad’s - http://www.themattefinish.com/blog/2009/03/gadgets-become-self-aware/
5)http://ambitextrous.blogspot.com/2009/04/slumber-party-ii-return-of-pjs.html (Rukmani Ram)
6) http://indianhomemaker.wordpress.com/2008/10/16/so-how-old-are-you/ (IHM)
7) http://www.phoenixritu.com/2008/07/27/my-elder-sons-wedding-part-2/ (Ritu)
1)http://hitchwriter.wordpress.com/2009/04/03/the-times-of-fatherhood/ (Dhiren or Hitchwriter)
Important : – Leave the topic you want the winning jester to write about in the comments!!
May 19, 2009 § 12 Comments
Thank you for participating in the great LOL challenge Frankly I didn’t expect this kind of response but thanks to Indyeah (the smiley lady) the response has been something which has put a huge smile upon my face . I presonally have had a great time reading all the posts I can surely say it is has been a great success .
Now the hardest part begins for us . We need to categorize and choose posts for the poll . So while we take the next couple of days(okay , I am a bad liar , lets say it might take anywhere close to 100-150 hours ) to do all that , there will be a final category for nominations , THE JESTER OF BLOGOSPHERE .
You can nominate the blog of your choice for this category in the comment section of this post (the comments in the other post is closed) . Oh! well lets make this interesting , the winning jester will have to do a special show ‘ post ‘ on the topic given by the voters (LOL want to nominate yourself ? .
So once again thank you all for participating !
May 15, 2009 § 11 Comments
First of all thanks for the great response everyone! Second of all sorry for disappearing , went on an unplanned ‘holiday’ for the last couple of days(and needed that too! ) So now back with my batteries recharged (and ready to be humoured ) .
So back to business , seeing the amount of entries we have decided now to extend the deadline to Monday (18th) 21:00 hrs ISD . So all those of you who have been busy/lasy to submit your entires , get going now :D
And since by tomorrow by this time our country will have a new P.M. , we are going to allow all those with political wit to have their say ( make sure it is good taste though ) . The only condition on this being , that no old posts are allowed for this ( as I am sure all of you will be writing about it anyway ) .
For those of you who don’t know yet , submit your links here.
May 8, 2009 § 19 Comments
Well since , we haven’t recieved many entries till now , I guess it is time to let old posts be counted as well That means you can nominate your/others older posts for the challenge So time to think about those old jokes again .
And with regards to rule no.1 and 2 , i.e.
1) The jokes should be clean , i.e. No dirty jokes ,no Adult jokes .
2) Try to make share/make jokes which won’t hurt anyone . Use your sense and judgement .
Just do your post and if we feel it ain’t that bad,we will allow it (just write it anyway , you are going to make people laugh!) .
So happy laughing only 7 more days to go! Get contributing people! (leave the link as a comment in this post) .
May 1, 2009 § 87 Comments
Well now that the smiley lady is back , we have decided to lauch the blog-o-sphere’s first LOL (laugh out loud) challenge :) .
So it is time for all you cartoonists , writers , video makers or well anyone , who has taken to blogging to come out with your best and for the next two weeks make everyone laugh their heads out . After the two weeks we will have a poll to decide who is the best jester around (if we get enough entries , we might even have category wise polling ) .
The time period:- Now( 14:15 GMT , May 1st) to May 15th(00:00 GMT).
1) May 1st – 15th . Posting and leaving the link here.
2) May 15th to May 22nd . Polling.
So what you waiting for ? Come on let us laugh out our stress , worries and whatever stupid thing life throws at us . For the next two weeks , let blogosphere be a place of happiness :)
And for those of you who aren’t exactly jesters but want to take part , you can try to compose posts using videos / pictures etc which you can find . Remember the only criteria is you should make us laugh and ya rule #3 .
Come laugh along!
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August 27, 2008 § 3 Comments
Well It is been more than 10 days since ,so well here are the three entries:-
I n Dependance
If there is a lot to think before I take the road,
If there is a million times to worry before the flight I board,
Is that a problem with I or dependance?
Is I and dependance bonded to life,
like twins to part with death?
Is hoping and wishing and freedom to feel
Got to do with the country I live?
Are thoughts bounded by the borders of questioning,
Or will it be different if I were on the other side of the pacific?
If the grass is green everywhere?
Should I worry about the shade or worry if there’s enough to cover the land at all?
If every switch steals a bit of the world that I make,
And every click is about the info to take and break,
If every time I blink there’s one more tear at stake,
Will I ever be free to breath, feel, touch and dream.
Is this the freedom I celebrate?
NATIONALISM AND PEACE/DESTRUCTION
Nationalism- the feeling of being a member of a nation, a feeling that can be deemed either patriotic or fanatic, depending on the extent to which the feeling degrades your ability to be sensible in making decisions on issues that may or may not directly concern the “Individual”. My doubt however is, why in the first place, did a need for such a feeling, such a sentiment arise? To usher in harmony and peace in a piece of land demarcated by boundaries drawn out of language, culture, traditions, lifestyles, food habits etc which in turn led to intolerance, disrespect and the urge to suppress the people of other “Kind” ? Was it to bring in peace or ring in bells of destruction of humanity as we understand it?
Why did I feel the need to live in a society? I feel, I cannot survive on my own? No. I feel, I will have a more comfortable life if I depend on other people? Yes. Am I really open to other people depending on me? Well, maybe, but I would prefer to set some filters first which will help me in short listing those whom I would like, rather those whom I would not mind helping(mind you, I am not putting any filters on receiving help.). Fine, the conditions are worked upon and accepted by a group who later go on to make a society and in the larger picture a nation. Now, peace and harmony prevail in my nation and so does humanity and kindness. I happy or am I?
There is something else that I see with the people of other nations and I want it (here I has now become a “We”, we standing for a nation), but at the same time I am not ready to relax my filters. Do I forget about it? No. Why? Because I cannot survive without having them? No. Because I am greedy for anything and everything that grants me a better life physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually? YES. Thus, what do I have my hands filled with? Wars, death and destruction, inhumanity and cruelty, abuse of basic human rights! In all of this we still manage to maintain a fair amount of peace within our nation!
What’s my conclusion? Should we have nations in the world? Yes. We should encourage the feeling of nationalism? Yes. Why? To maintain peace and harmony only in that piece of land? Absolutely yes! Should I have that selfish eye on what other nations have that I don’t? No. Do I have it? Yes. Do I restrain myself? No. Because I want the best for myself? Yes. Is it wrong??? No (here I have turned into a fanatic, but then can anyone define a universally accepted line as a demarcation between nationalism and fanatic nationalism??). Why not? My motherland is the greatest! Here’s where any rational man would drop his guns, because he will not be able to convince me that I am wrong.
So the million dollar question is, “what did my nationalism give me?” Peace or destruction?
January 1, 2108: An Article in The Times of the Earth
Globalism and Peace/Destruction
There has been a rush of people to Mars. Especially after the glaciers have been melted, especially after the wild animals have become extinct, especially after the global warming has taken its best toll, especially after the terrorism looming large over a huge part of the earth, especially after the forests are fading away and only the concrete jungles are remaining, especially after the ozone hole has become all-pervasive, especially after the people have lost sense of all morals and only the consumers remain!
Unlike Earth, Mars has been a more planned township. They maintain huge closed city complexes that are self sufficent. They are covered in all the sides and the whether and temperature can be changed according to the requirement of the locality. The forests are mandatory in every city. Greenery and gardens occupy about 70% of each township. Everyone has their own roof top gardens too. After years of patience, technology and climate-conditioning, they have now started growing unlimited natural water! This was the main break through of the martian community of humans. Then came the patient and determined growth of forests. Though it took time to grow the vegetation and import a variety of natural animals aided by the bio and zuo technological advances, the improvement is visible. The security – The last but the most important aspect of a long sustaining society. This is where the martians have had a huge edge over us, earthlings. All the members wishing to migrate to Mars have a compulsary DNA verification and character analysis by the most modern technology available till date. To add to all that there is a huge nano-tech security also present in all town ship – starting from embedded traceable sensors in each martian, instant live feed from cameras and what not. Needless to say, there have been very less ‘incidents’ till date, which is ofcourse slowly increasing every year. All to-gether excellent living conditions – atleast for now.
The most ironic thing is, they had to build so much from scratch in Mars, which the earthlings before a hundred years were able to enjoy right here but took it for granted. The interest of the nation was always put before the interest of humanity and international peace. If only they had co-operated and lived peacefully without exploiting each other, all this destruction could have been avoided.
Thanks you three for taking part. Who do you vote for?
August 15, 2008 § 8 Comments
Going along with the fervor around me,the topics for this one are
1)Nationalism and peace.
2)Nationalism and destruction.
You are welcome to interpret the topics in anyway and share whatever you feel about either of the two or both of them.Since both the topics are ‘opposites’ ,your entry can contain arguments posted by others(but those which take a dig on the person,shall be deleted.)Of course poems are welcome too :)And those good at block and tackle,can post an entry on those lines too
deadline:-18:00 hrs,IST,20th of August.
Again the contest is intended just for the sake of writing
All the best everyone!
August 10, 2008 § 6 Comments
For this one there were four entires And here they are:-
A Nose in a Rose
She ordered a rose and it was a beauty
She powdered her nose and used it profusely.
She ordered her servant to bring it to sniff –
“I won’t” said the maid, and said it quite snooty.
Her mistress just then had a tickle and wheeze
And out of her nose there came a great sneeze:
The orderly napkins and trimmings for tea
Arrayed on her table to stunning degree
They shuddered and shook and then flew in the air –
“That sure was a beauty,” the maid did declare.
I see ur face
in the beauty
of this phase
of sun’s duty
The shining ball
far behind the hall
tells me ur grief
of what i never wanted to be the chief
1st pic: (with the 2 long white stems)
He was a young lad who held his head high, like he had two huge, white horns- hIS ego never gave him a chance to KISS..
2′nd pic:(with teh pink flower)
She was a full-bloom lady with bright pink cheeks- the pink cheeked MISS.
3′rd pic: (the floral arrangement)
Marriages are made in heaven, and the two of them got into an ARRANGED alliance of BLISS.
4′TH pic: (fulla pretty flowers)
The two of them loved each other and their love took physical shape in the form of 10 KIDS.
5′TH pic: (the chair with stars and holes in the back support)
They soon became one with the stars and gaping holes in the sky. The world without them became an empty chair and a sad ABYSS.
6′TH pic: (the skies, dusk, shadows and electricity lines)
But even today, when you look into the starless sky, their love plays a beautiful shadow on the dusky, monotone background. Then, you feel their love, and an electric chill gives your spine a nostalgic, whacky KISS..
One moment led to a Buddha, a Gandhi, an OshO.
Rendering them such power, a nation they could steeR.
Depriving themselves form petty desires,their souls they freeD
Enduring all odds, reached the highest pinnacles with easE.
Reticence not being a virtue, words were their speaR
Austerity being the media,they penetrated all human stratA
Noble in their approach, yet they forced all into deliberatioN.
Dictators and imperialists too felt compelled to pay them heeD.
Baffled by them are many,many try to wear that garB
Enlightenment evades them, as the truth they fail to seE
Alacrity with reticent desires would lead to it’s alohA
Ubiquitous are their teachings,waiting to be learned by yoU
Treading on their path will not be easy,it’s a very long fighT
Yearning to be enlightened will not do, my friend,you have to trY
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So,those where the four entries for this week.I know a few of you asked me to place the poll on the sidebar,i promise to do it the next time( i am not able to find the right widget).Anyway you can vote till Tuesday evening(IST 6:00 pm) after which i will publish the results! So who do vote for this time?