Monday, April 30, 2018

Call for Entries-Indian Kukai # 24--May 2018


Namaste! Hello!

We welcome you to the 24th edition of Indian Kukai.

Indian Kukai comes to you from IN haiku group, which was formed by few like-minded haiku poets at the Haiku Utsav in February of 2013 – for exploring, promoting, enjoying and sinking deeper into the intricacies of this beautiful art form.

We request you to bookmark or follow our blog, Indian Kukai @ http://indiankukai.blogspot.com/

Topics and results will be posted to this blog only. We’ll send you the ballot to the mail ID you use to enter the kukai.



The topic for Indian Kukai #24 is
 FOREST
The word need not be used in the haiku, but the haiku should be showing the topic clearly.



Submission Period:
 
TUESDAY – 1st MAY to TUESDAY – 22nd  MAY 2018 (12 NOON INDIAN STANDARD TIME)

Voting Period:
 
SATDAY – 26th MAY to FRIDAY – 1st  JUNE 2018(12 NOON INDIAN STANDARD TIME)

(Please note that INDIAN STANDARD TIME is 5:30 Hours ahead of GMT)

Results no later than:
 SUNDAY – 10th JUNE 2018



Guidelines:

  • Participants may send no more than ONE HAIKU ENTRY on the topic. No haiga entries please. Only haiku in English shall be accepted.Please do not leave extra gap between lines of the haiku.
  • If you keep extra gap intentionally,please mention it. 
  • Please do not enter any previously published haiku. Publication includes personal blogs, journals, Facebook, print or websites. Also, please do not use any obscene words in your haiku. We wish to keep the Indian Kukai free of such words.
  • All haiku entries are to remain anonymous till we publish the results.Any shared information or discussion about your entries in any group or forum, will be considered a violation of the rule.
  •  If you submit a haiku to the kukai, then voting is mandatory.
  • If you fail to vote during the voting period, then your haiku will be shown without ranking points in the results.
How to enter?
  1. Send one haiku to our email id: in.kukai@gmail.com
  2. Only haiku in English shall be accepted.
  3. The subject for correspondence will be “Indian Kukai #24 (FOREST) – My Entry”
  4. Please sign your haiku with your name and place of residence (city, country).
  5. The acknowledgement for the same will come at most by the weekend after we receive your entry.
  6. Write your entry in the body of the mail, left aligned. Attachments will not be considered.
  7. We will send a ballot mail with the entries to those who have entered, once the submission period closes.


Guidelines for Voting Period:
  •  those who have submitted an entry to this edition of the kukai can vote.
  • We will send you an e-mail with the entries numbered and made anonymous.
  • You will have 6 points to use in total, no more than 3 marks to any one haiku entry. All 6 points must be used.
  • Send all your votes in one e-mail to our email id: in.kukai@gmail.com with the subject for correspondence as "Indian Kukai #24 (FOREST) - My Votes". We request you not to reply to the ballot mail itself, as it will help us to tally your votes easily.
  • The acknowledgement for the same will come at most by the weekend after we receive your vote mail.
  • Please do not vote for your own entry. Such votes will result in all your votes being rejected.
  • Order your votes in the same order as in list.
          For eg:
          #01 -- 3 points
          #06 -- 1 points
          #25 -- 2 points
  • Once voting period closes, the results will be published on this blog. We will intimate the publishing of results on blog via a mail as well.


Welcome again, and we hope you enjoy this edition of Indian Kukai.

Cheers!

Organizers, Indian Kukai.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Winners Certificates of Indian Kukai # 23


The certificates of top five winners  of 23rd Indian Kukai are here :-


                                            Theme-Valentine's Day

 WINNER- Vinay Leo R




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RUNNER UP-Arvinder Kaur


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THIRD (X3)

Pepa Odjakova



Sudebi Singha



Henryk Czempiel



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Fourth (x2)

Christine L. Villa



Cristina Apetrei


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Fifth(x2)

Dan Iulian



Małgorzata Formanowska



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Organizers,Indian Kukai

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Results of The Indian Kukai # 23

Namaste! Vanakkam! Greetings!

We conclude the 23rd edition of the Indian Kukai today.


79 participants took part in the 23rd Indian Kukai, and they came from 22 different countries.,


The theme of this edition was VALENTINE'S DAY



This time the winner is Vinay Leo R. from Bengaluru,India with 22 points.

Arvinder Kaur from Chandigarh, India  takes the runner-up slot with 21 points.

The 3rd place has been shared by Pepa Odjakova from Plovdiv, Bulgaria,Sudebi Singha from Kolkata,India and Henryk Czempiel from Strzelce Opolskie, Poland with 19 points each.

Christine L. Villa, from North Highlands, USA and Cristina Apetrei, from Botosani, ROMANIA are joint 4th with 18 points each.

The 5th place has been shared by Dan Iulian, from Bucharest, Romania and Małgorzata Formanowska from Wrocław, Poland with 17 points each.


Congratulations to all of them, and to each of you who participated as well.

Here are the complete results:

Points are indicated as (5,3,1) = 5*1pt + 3*2pt + 1*3pt = 5+6+3 = 14pts.


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1st place: 22 POINTS

#31

driftwood... another Valentine's day without you

Vinay Leo R. Bengaluru, India.

(7,3,3)=22

*


2nd place: 21 POINTS


#22

meteor shower - my mother's first valentine after father died

Arvinder kaur, Chandigarh,India

(5,5,2)=21

*


3rd place(x3): 19 POINTS


#10

single I cut hearts from paper

Pepa Odjakova Plovdiv, Bulgaria

(4,6,1)=19


#64

valentine's day extra silence in old age home

Sudebi Singha Kolkata,India

(2,4,3)=19


AND



#73

Valentine's Day on the snow-covered grave finger drawn heart

Henryk Czempiel Strzelce Opolskie, Poland

(7,3,2)=19

*


4th place(x2): 18 POINTS


#35

Valentine's day I clink my wine glass on his urn

Christine L. Villa, North Highlands, USA

(6,3,2)=18

AND


#66

Valentine's Day unfolding a yellowed love letter

Cristina Apetrei,

Botosani, ROMANIA
(5,2,3)=18



5th place(x2): 17 POINTS

#30

marriage proposal - she analyses my syntax

Dan Iulian, Bucharest , Romania

(5,3,2)=17

AND


#43

Valentine's Day an old man puts flowers on his wife's grave

Małgorzata Formanowska, Wrocław, Poland

(3,4,2)=17

*


6th place(x3) : 15 POINTS


#5

V-day in Nam his letter reaches later than his coffin

Vandana Parashar Chandimandir Cantt,India

(7,1,2)=15


#28

Valentine's Day I unsubscribe

Sondra J. Byrnes Santa Fe New Mexico

(7,4,0)=15



AND



#45

Valentine’s Day... the cat gives us a mouse

Nancy Brady Huron, USA

(3,3,2)=15

*


7th place(x2) : 13 POINTS


#40

rendezvous - instead of our voices rain sound

Mihail Buraga, Bucharest, Romania

(2,4,1)=13

AND



#47

candlelight dinner---- still flickering in her eyes the unasked question

Gautam Nadkarni Mumbai, India

(5,1,2)=13

*


8th place(x2): 12 POINTS


#19

Valentine's Day — signing up for a dating site

Minh-Triêt PHAM Paris, France

(0,3,2)=12


AND


#75

a beggar humming non, je ne regrette rien... Valentine’s Day

Cezar Florescu Botosani, Romania

(1,1,3)=12


*


9th place : 11 POINTS


#14

Valentine's Day - I learn about resuscitation techniques

Ana Drobot Bucharest, Romania

(2,0,3)= 11

*


10th place : 10 POINTS


#48

reheating last night's Valentine's dinner cold conversation

Billy Antonio Laoac, Philippines

(5,1,1)= 10


*


9 POINTS(x2)


#1

two swans kiss - a heart for valentine's day

John McDonald Edinburgh Scotland

(1,1,2)=9


AND



#3

unexpected sunshine
an unsigned Valentine in my mailbox

Christina Sng

Singapore
(3,3,0)=9



*


8 POINTS(x3)



#17

Valentine's Day in different pockets chocolate and condom

Andrius Luneckas, Vilnius, Lituania

(2,3,0)=8


#39

cormorants between cliffs and waves your eyes

Giovanna Restuccia Modena,Italy

(3,1,1)=8


#78

valentine's day... he was on a perfect date until somebody woke him up

Shubhangi Anand

India
(3,1,1)=8


*


7 POINTS(x3)


#32

a kiss in the snow thaws the ice beneath our feet

Ivanka Jankova, Asenovgrad, Bulgaria

(2,1,1)=7



#36

St. Valentine's Day a stir of excitement even at the hospice

Lyudmila Hristova,

Sofia, Bulgaria
(0,2,1)=7



#69

turtle doves... the nest catches two falling leaves

Yaeshona Sarkar Pune, India

(2,1,1)=7


*

6 POINTS(x7)


#23

only for one day paper heart on my cheek

Jurate Norvaisiene Mazeikiai, Lithuania

(0,0,2)=6


#44

many sunny words put the diadem of love rhythm from the depths

Minko TANEV, Plovdiv, Bulgaria


(0,0,2)=6


#50

our 50th Valentine's Day - she still takes my chocolate

Blessmond Alebna Ayinbire Bolgatanga - Ghana

(2,2,0)=6


#51

hotel break a bouquet of roses in the fountain

Marion Clarke Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland

(0,0,2)=6


#54

moon color again my face into your hair

Pasquale Asprea

Italy
(1,1,1)=6


#63

evening valentine's day card and rose in the school dumpster

Andrzej Dembonczyk, Silesia, Poland

(1,1,1)=6



#77

valentine's day... my lover is shot at the border

Unnati Agrawal

India
(1,1,1)=6



*


5 POINTS(x3)


#12

Valentine’s Day — seeing the world thru rose-tinted glasses

Mark Gilbert Nottingham, UK

(0,1,1)=5



#33

Valentine dinner ... a red rose between us

Mohammad Azim Khan Peshawar Pakistan

(1,2,0)=5



#70

a kiss and flowers- even section 377 couldn’t hinder their celebration

Abhirami Ponnambalam Pune, India

(2,0,1)=5



*


4 POINTS(x4)


#8

melting snow— a mystery Valentine in the mailbox

Anna Cates Wilmington, OH. USA

(1,0,1)=4



#9

Valentine's Day ... under my pillow dried roses

Archana Kapoor Nagpal, Bengaluru, Karnataka

(2,1,0)=4


#42

“Love you forever” a message with the wilting rose

Megha A Nair Kochi,India

(2,1,0)=4


#71

red roses and blue violets… cupid frowns at reused poetry

Antara Dharane Pune, India

(4,0,0)=4


*


3 POINTS(x9)


#2

Valentine’s Day— around the ice hole bass and beer cans

Ignatius Fay Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
(1,1,0)=3



#7

Valentine's Day love is valid till midnight tomorrow winter

Dainius Dirgela Vilnius, Lithuania

(0,0,1)=3



#16

hearts and roses all around the town hope and despair

Marina Bellini Bagnolo San Vito (MN) , Italy

(1,1,0)=3


#20
а kiss of lovers the radiant light of love embraces the world

Stoianka Boianova, Sofia, BULGARIA
(0,0,1)=3




#24

Valentine's day — hogging the bird feeder two turtledoves

RANIERI Christiane France
(3,0,0)=3



#57

single rose left in the bucket... single mum

Lee Nash Cognac, France

(1,1,0)=3



#61

young couple– the warmth of the fireplace envelopes his words

Rajath Nair Pune, India

(1,1,0)=3


#68

red balloons - flying hearts over my city - letters of love

Antoaneta Pavlova, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

(1,1,0)=3


#74
after all these years I hold my world in my hands ...his Polaroid picture

Azara Merchant India
(0,0,1)=3


*


2 POINTS(x6)



#11

Valentine's Day . . . she reactivates her tinder account

Michael H. Lester Los Angeles, USA
(0,1,0)=2



#18

lazily my lips on her hair in the cold of dawn

Marcellin Dallaire-Beaumont Brussels, Belgium

(2,0,0)=2



#29

Valentine's day trying to drown a breakup in a coffee cup

Anitha Varma, Kerala, India.

(2,0,0)=2



#55

Valentine's Day receiving a parcel of my unsent heart

Adjei Agyei-Baah (Kumasi, Ghana)
(2,0,0)=2



#65

lazy morning... I eat under-cooked eggs made for me once a year

Jesita Sarosh Limathwala Pune, India

(2,0,0)=2



#72

love is ... the chocolate box that never arrives

sanjuktaa asopa India

(2,0,0)=2


*


1 POINT(x13)


#4

initials carved in a heart... i smile

Pat Geyer East Brunswick, NJ USA


#6

old couple with new hearts on cheeks again - Happy Valentine!

Goda V. Bendoraitiene Klaipeda, Lithuania



#25

joyful union from his 3D printer a stunning ring

Barbara A. Taylor Mountain Top, NSW AUSTRALIA





#26

chocolate smile... sparks of love light up my sky

Kumarendra Mallick Hyderabad, India




#27

only one without a name shoe box valentine

Tia Nicole Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA



#41

terminal stage he renews his declaration of love

Eleonore Nickolay Vaires sur Marne France


#46

Valentine's Day the outstretched arms of 'V' remained so till day end

Ajaya Mahala Pune , India




#49

house moving all left of a lost love this old box of cards

Mark Gilfillan London , UK




#52

Valentine's Day... renewing my contract with a rose and excuse

Seshu Chamarty, Hyderabad,India.



#56
Valentine's Day - two blue ponds reveal her body language

Goran Gatalica,
Zagreb, Croatia



#58
what a day! behind the car wiper ticket with a heart

Dorota Ocińska
Poland, Łódź


#59
a rainy day they found a bliss among their lips

Shruti Manurkar Pune,India


#79
Valentine roses choosing just the right ones for my purse

Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy Birmingham, UK



*



SORRY, NO POINTS THIS TIME



#13

Valentine' Day as he eats the burnt hearts he loves me

Radka Mindova Bulgaria, Sliven city


#15

Valentine’s morning under their pillows the same paper hearts

Wiesław Karliński, Namysłów, Poland




#21

overture from a far-flung pen friend? peepal leaf

Ingrid Baluch Kampala,Uganda




#34

Two schoolchildren pounding heart, breathless Ah ! February !

Richard Jodoin Montréal, Canada



#37

Valentine's Day gift -- the origami box holds a ring

James Dobson, Prudhoe, UK.



#38

St. Valentine's Day: your words, flowers, chocolate ... and the engagement ring!

Njolė Kerušauskienė, Kaunas, Lithuania



#53

genuine love - romanian Dragobete and celtic Valentine

Gheorghe Postelnicu, Bucharest, Romania



#60

valentine's day the spoon vendor doubles his joy

Srinivasa Rao Sambangi Hyderabad, India



#62

intertwined paws... the snow beneath is unsuccessful in cooling them down

Yashvi Shah, Pune, India



#67

valentine's day- the roses we bought now pay our respects

Kaavya Ranjith,
Pune,India


#76
her broken heart glued with his heart- on valentine's day

Munia Khan
Dhaka, Bangladesh


Congratulations to the winners, and to all who participated. We look forward to your participation in the 24th Indian Kukai.