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I am a Law Student according to my Qualification and a blogger by choice!! My hobbies are Photography,both Posing and Clicking, I love to cook, read novels, Do a bit of Poetry ( Both Hindi and English) Mad about Dancing ( I am a classical trained Dancer) and also an official blogger for team CountryRoads. I love everything about life...and Believe in living it Beautifully!! Enjoy My world of LifeMyntras :-)

Things to know about Write India Campaign-2

Write India is a collaborative writing initiative by Times Internet, which will have a set of 10 celebrity authors writing the passage of short stories. These passages will be later opened to public for completion. Every month TOI will select one winner from the entries received with the help of the ‘Celebrity Author of the Month’.

THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN:

1: DIRECTOR, WRITE INDIA: VINITA DAWRA NANGIA

Vinita Dawra Nangia is an Associate Editor, Author and Columnist with The Times of India. With over two decades of experience in Lifestyle & Features Journalism, Vinita specialises in society, relationships and life commentary. Vinita launched Page 3 and has also been a pioneering fashion journalist and a regular on talk circuits. She writes a weekly column in The Times of India, O-zone, on Contemporary Living & Relationships. She has authored three books – ‘It’s Your Life — Reflections on Contemporary Living & Relationships’, ‘Love is Always Right & Other Musings’ and a coffee table book on fashion ‘Fashion Fair -The Journey of 13 Contemporary Designers’. 

Vinita conceptualised and launched Write India, the country’s biggest and first-ever platform for crowd-sourcing writing. It has now become the world’s biggest movement for crowd-sourced writing in association with established authors.

2:WRITE INDIA AUTHORS

JEFFREY ARCHER

SUDHA MURTY

MANU JOSEPH

TWINKLE KHANNA

SHOBHAA DE

NIKITA SINGH

NAMITA GOKHALE

CHITRA BANERJEE DIVAKARUNI

ANAND NEELAKANTAN

RUSKIN BOND

3: AUTHOR OF THE MONTH (September)

Jeffrey Archer

PROMPT BY AUTHOR

I wish I’d been there earlier. It might have made all the difference. So all I can tell you is why he was murdered.

RULES BY THE AUTHOR

1. Read the classics.
2. The first draft doesn’t mean you’ve written a book.
3. Write what you know about.
4. Do your own thing.

source: Times of India

 

 

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Write India season 2

Launched last year with 11 leading Indian authors, Write India is a unique platform where  inspiration, encouragement and evaluation of good writing is provided with the help of established authors.

An unprecedented crowd-sourced short story contest, Write India attracts people of all ages and professions and has already turned many dreams into reality. Of the 111 winners declared for Season 1, 33 have already been printed, while many others are in the process of being published. Embarking on second season, it is all set to uncover more of India’s story-telling potential with a panel of 10 star authors! 

FAQ:

1. What is Write India?

Write India is a collaborative writing initiative by Times Internet, which will have a set of 10 celebrity authors writing the passage of short stories. These passages will be later opened to public for completion. Every month we will select one winner from the entries received with the help of the ‘Celebrity Author of the Month’.

2. Till when can I submit my entries?

The contest closes on 30th of every month.

3. Can I write for more than one or all authors?

Yes everyone is welcome to participate for all authors. Every entry for each author will be considered on merit.

4. How should I submit my entries?

You can upload your entry to writeindia@timesinternet.in

For more FAQ visit:  https://lifemyntras.wordpress.com/2017/09/25/write-india-season-2-fa/

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The hunt for India’s fresh writing talents has already begun with The Write India Campaign 2.
Times Internet, and star authors like Jeffrey Archer and Ruskin Bond, are all set to uncover India’s story-telling potential in the 2nd season of Write India campaign.
Times Internet’s flagship news platform timesofindia.com has launched the Write India campaign Season 2 to uncover India’s immersive story-telling potential.

As it is already proven, the Write India is an unprecedented crowd-sourced short contest for which Times of India sets up an eclectic line-up of world-renowned authors to inspire, encourage and evaluate budding writers and amateurs.

Hurry up guys submit your entries 🙂

 

Source: Times of India

 

Write India season 2 (FAQ)

1. What is Write India?

Write India is a collaborative writing initiative by Times Internet, which will have a set of 10 celebrity authors writing the passage of short stories. These passages will be later opened to public for completion. Every month we will select one winner from the entries received with the help of the ‘Celebrity Author of the Month’.

2. Till when can I submit my entries?

The contest closes on 30th of every month.

3. Can I write for more than one or all authors?

Yes everyone is welcome to participate for all authors. Every entry for each author will be considered on merit.

4. How should I submit my entries?

You can upload your entry to writeindia@timesinternet.in

5. Are there any rules to follow for the story?

Yes, every story has Write India rules, which will be valid throughout the contest and Author Rules, given by the celebrity author of the month. The rules are stated below the Passage from the Author of the Month.

6. What if I don’t abide by the rules?

Failure to comply will lead to disqualification.

7. When will the winners be declared?

Each month a Top winner will be declared. 

8. How will the winners be selected?

The Write India editorial team will select the top stories according to our strict criteria and share them with the author of the month. The celebrity author of the month will then help select the Top 10 entries and declare the Three Top Winners.

9. If I am the winner, will my story be published without any changes?

No, the Times of India edit team may edit the story to make it reader friendly.

10. What will happen to the stories?

A book will be published with all the top winning entries.

11. What happens to my stories if I do not win?

For all the stories submitted, the moral and ownership rights remain with the author of the story, irrespective of whether the author is a winner or not. TIL shall make reasonable efforts to publish each story through any mode/platform with acknowledgement and due credit to the author. TIL shall have exclusive rights to use, publish the stories for initial two years of ending of the Campaign. After the exclusivity period of two years, both TIL and the author shall be free to use the stories anywhere in any form.

12. What if I get a deal/ offer from XYZ company for the story I submitted for Write India after the completion of the campaign?

If within the first two years of ending of the Campaign, you get a publishing deal and would like to use your story elsewhere, you would be required to inform TIL and if suitable, we can enter the deal on your behalf. Contract for such a deal may be between TIL and third party or could be a Tripartite deal, depending on the deal and on a case-to-case basis.

13. What happens after 2 years if I am getting a commercial deal with someone which requires exclusivity? 

Since TIL shall have non-exclusive rights to use and publish the stories after two years of ending of the Campaign, the author cannot sign an exclusive deal with someone without permission from TIL, as it will be in conflict with TIL’s rights.

14. Will my story be used by The Times of India?

Yes, The Times of India has the right to use your story for commercialization /promotional purposes.

15. When will the book be published?

The book will be published soon after the entire contest is over.

Source: Times of India

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Angel..Don’t give up!!

When she wanted to give up

He held her hands

When she felt she has lost it all

He reminded her of his presence

When she was feeling helpless

He comforted him with his love

He showed her the path

That she needs to walk in

To reach where she will find a way for herself

He was there when no body was

He held her hands, when no body else

He made her smile

Brought back the lost child in her

Gifted her the kiss of life..

He was an angel, she always waited for

How can she let that angel now give up..

How can she let him feel this way…

He deserves all the happiness in the world

Angel! Don’t give up…

 

Apple Milk Shake

Apple milk shake is one of my favorite milk shake not just because it is yummy but also because it is good for health and quick to prepare. It is a great drink for kids as well as adult. To prepare this you do not need any fancy juicer mixer grinder. You can make it using a blender in just two easy steps, Lets get started 🙂

Ingredients:

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  • Two apple for a glass full of milkshake
  • Chilled Milk (As per serving)
  • Sugar
  • Dry fruits (Almond, raisins, Kaju) 

Preparations:

Step 1:

Peel the skin off from the apple

Step 2:

Chop apples in small pieces

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Step 3

Take milk , dry fruits(Optional) and sugar in a container and add chopped apples to it

Step 4:

Blend it nicely with the hand blender until apple is mixed properly with the milk

Step 5:

Serve Chilled 🙂

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