Contest 8: With Bloody Hands I say Goodbye

This contest is CLOSED. Last date for entries was Wednesday, 12 November, 2014. The winner will be announced on Saturday, 14 November, 2014. If you missed this contest, don’t worry! The next one will be around the corner shortly. Welcome to Contest 8. All this time, we’ve been using ‘grand’ themes for our writing contests, […]

Contest 7 Results: And the Winner is…

For Contest 7, we had 21 entries. Thanks to all of you who participated and shared your thoughts. Three common themes came out. Multiple personality disorder, where the doppelganger is not real but a figment of the character’s imagination. A metaphorical treatment of doppelgangers, where thoughts, experiences and regrets come to haunt the character. A […]

Contest 7: Doppelgangers and Duality

This contest is CLOSED. Last date for entries was Wednesday, 29 October, 2014. The winner will be announced on Sunday, 02 November, 2014. Welcome to Contest 7. The theme of this fortnight is Doppelgangers. In fiction and folklore, doppelgangers have always held a prominent place. A doppelganger is a look-alike or a ‘double’ of a […]

Contest 6 Results: And the Winner is…

Thank you all, for participating in Contest 6. The topic was a rather dramatic ‘The Fall of Peace’. We had 15 entries in all, many of which were filled with insight and verve. The most common themes of the contest were the following: War is necessary to maintain peace The foundations of peace are often […]

Contest 6: Writing on The Fall of Peace

This contest is CLOSED. Last date for entries was Wednesday, 15 October, 2014. The winner will be announced on Friday, 17 October, 2014. If you missed this, don’t worry! Another contest will be on its way shortly. Welcome to Contest 6. This time, in honour of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, whose birthday occurred last week, we […]

Contest 5 Results: And the Winner is…

And just like that, Contest 5 has come and gone. We had 20 entries in all. Thank you for participating, guys. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. Perhaps you would like to – if you have time – to peruse the list of entries and give feedback to those you […]

Contest 5: Tell Your ‘Generation Gap’ Story

This contest is CLOSED. The winners will be announced on Sunday, 5th October, 2014. If you couldn’t participate in this, don’t worry. The next one will be out shortly. In Contest 5, we will write about the generation gap. For the sake of brevity, and to restrict the scope of this contest a little, we […]

Contest 4 Results: And the Winner is…

First of all, thank you everyone for participating in Contest 4 and lighting it up. We had 28 valid entries this time. Quite good! The one thing I noticed about this contest was that with almost every comment, I found something from my own past to relate to it. I think it’s just because we […]

Contest 4: A Tribute to Your Teacher

Note: This contest is CLOSED. The winner will be announced on Friday, 19th September. If you missed this, don’t worry. The next one will be coming along shortly.   How do you enter the contest? It doesn’t get simpler. You leave a comment to this post. If you leave two comments, they will count as two […]

Contest 3 Results: And the Winner Is…

And just like that, Contest 3 is now behind us. Time flies when you’re having fun. We had 12 valid entries for this contest. Yes, just twelve. After the highs of thirty-nine and twenty-eight in the first two contests, this feels a little hollow. After all, there is such a thing as beginner’s luck. But as […]