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30 September 2008 @ 02:55 am
New Communities on India Front  

Hi Friends

Hope you are well.

While the judges at india_writing are hand-picking the best from the fantastic 1,052 responses for the Quick Tales Contest; the community is thriving with dialogue and creative works by its members. And in the meanwhile, we’ve been working at many other things too!

As promised, we have a series of attractive presents in the satchel :). And here’s introducing some of those initiatives to you:

·         us_election2008 – Introduced this past weekend, this is a LiveJournal partner community dedicated to the discussion of personalities that participate in, and issues that pertain to the impending US elections.  Of its many partners, Mint is the India media representative. The idea behind this community is for journalists to pose questions and thoughts to be responded and reviewed by LiveJournal users. This platform seeks to enable bringing people’s voice and opinion to the fore. Do check it out, and feel free to send us your insights and suggestions on the same.


·         bollywoodclub – In partnership with zoOm TV, this community has been conceived as the official blogging platform for their reality show by the same name. The format of the show revolves around strugglers with individual stories to tell. Their stories, via blog entries, video and images will be powered by Zoom on the LiveJournal Idea Bollywood Club partner channel.


·         india_travels – Our most nascent project, india_travels is a perfect pit-stop for anyone who has or wishes to travel anywhere in and around India. The community would serve those who have been somewhere and want to share their anecdotes, those who want to at some point in the future and are seeking tips; an adventure enthusiast looking for fellows like themselves as well any curious travelling mind too lazy for travel himself. For this community, we have partnered with Kunzum, and seek to instill some more fun through a travel contest soon. So check it out and let’s warm up towards that too. :)


You’ll keep hearing from us on the progress with these specific communities, updates, announcements, et al. But we’d love it if you also step in and tell us what you’d like us to work on – be it suggestions for these existing ones, or any other ideas that you may have.

The very purpose for lj_india is to share happenings and garner insights from LiveJournal’s India users, as well as those deeply interested in India. All your thoughts are welcome :).

Waiting to hear from y’all,


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confuseius on October 22nd, 2008 01:14 am (UTC)
Quick Tales - any update?
Hi Manpreet,

Do we have any updates on the Quick Tales contest? Its been a month and a half since the content submissions came in, and there's still no word on the Finalists, or the winners. There has been absolutely no communication from the organizing team (esp. Peter) about the contest and when we can expect the results.

A whole lot of people on the India Writing community were excited about the contest, but your poor handling of it is starting to leave a bitter taste in our mouths. Its a little hard to believe that it takes over a month to judge fiction entries, even if they numbered over a thousand.. so if the contests results are being delayed due to some other reason, we would appreciate being kept in the loop.
manpreetsepiaverse on October 29th, 2008 09:05 am (UTC)
Re: Quick Tales - any update?

We apologize for the delay and all the anxiety its causing. One of our editors had taken ill, which led to some time-lapse after which one of our judges was unavailable.

As of now, they are going through some final checks. The short-list is already in place,and has been made public now here: http://quick-tales.livejournal.com for the people's poll to begin.

You can read more here: http://community.livejournal.com/india_writing/16617.html