Thursday, February 01, 2018

Call for Entries-Indian Kukai # 23--February 2018

Namaste! Hello!

We welcome you to the 23rd 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 #23 is
 Valentine's Day
The word need not be used in the haiku, but the haiku should be showing the topic clearly.



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

Voting Period:
 
MONDAY – 26th FEBRUARY to SUNDAY – 4th  MARCH 2018(12 NOON INDIAN STANDARD TIME)

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

Results no later than:
 SUNDAY – 11th MARCH 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 #23 (Valentine's Day) – 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 #23 (Valentine's Day) - 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.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Winners Certificates of Indian Kukai # 22


 The certificates of top five winners  of 22nd Indian Kukai are here :-
                                                 

                                                     Theme- River


                                          WINNER-Christine L.Villa



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RUNNER UP-Sanjuktaa Asopa



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3rd Place-Stoianka BOIANOVA




AND

Gautam Nadkarni




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4th Place-Marion Clarke



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5th Place-Minh-Triêt Pham



AND

Vasile Moldovan




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Organizers,Indian Kukai




Friday, December 08, 2017

Results of The Indian Kukai # 22


Namaste! Vanakkam! Greetings!

We conclude the 22nd edition of the Indian Kukai today.

67 participants took part in the 22nd Indian Kukai, and they came from 19 different countries.

The theme of this edition was RIVER.

This time the winner is Christine L.Villa from North Highlands, USA with 23 points.

Sanjuktaa Asopa  from Belgaum, India  takes the runner-up slot with 20 points.

Stoianka BOIANOVA from Sofia, BULGARIA and Gautam Nadkarni Mumbai, India are joint 3rd with 19 points each.

Marion Clarke from Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland is fourth with 17 points.

The fifth place has been shared by Minh-Triêt Pham from Paris,France and Vasile Moldovan from Bucharest, Romania with 16th 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: 23 POINTS

#18
canoe ride the pulse of the river in my throat

Christine L.Villa North Highlands, USA

(6,4,3)=23

*

2nd place: 20 POINTS

#62
dusk... the river meanders into its own murmur

Sanjuktaa Asopa, Belgaum, India
(4,2,4)=20

*

3rd place(x2): 19 POINTS

#6
a river pebble no one remembers its sharpened edges

Stoianka BOIANOVA, Sofia, BULGARIA
(2,1,5)=19

AND

#37
moonlit Ganges the soft undulations of a raga

Gautam Nadkarni Mumbai, India

(8,1,3)=19

*

4th place: 17 POINTS

#3
familiar tune my children's laughter follows the mountain stream

Marion Clarke Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland
(0,4,3)=17

*

5th place(x2): 16 POINTS

#7
autumn mist — beyond the riverside half of the old bridge

Minh-Triêt Pham Paris, France
(1,3,3)=16

AND

#56
paper lanterns along the holy river the ancestors' souls

Vasile Moldovan Bucharest, Romania
(2,1,4)=16

*

6th place : 15 POINTS

#65
down the river scattering among stars my mom’s ashes

Cristina Apetrei Botosani,Romania
(4,1,3)=15

*

7th place(x2) : 13 POINTS

#29
noon heat – even a fish in the brook staying in a shadow

Tomislav Maretić Croatia
(2,1,3)=13

AND


#51
childhood - following the sun beyond the river

Mihail Buraga, Bucharest, Romania
(1,3,2)=13

*

8th place(x2): 12 POINTS

#1
river crossing too late to turn back she says, "I do"

Christina Sng
Singapore
(4,4.0)=12

AND

#28
autumn river-- the paddle swings into a sigh


Srinivasa Rao Sambangi Hyderabad India

(2,5,0)=12


*

9th place : 11 POINTS

#
19
stars in the river between them the lonely moon

Ivanka Yankova, Asenovgrad, Bulgaria

(3,1,2)= 11

*

10th place(x2) : 10 POINTS

#5
my tears means nothing for the river

Jūratė Norvaišienė Mažeikiai, Lithuania
(2,4,0)= 10

AND


#67
In her waters I drop words-ships ... And I travel with them.

Antoaneta Pavlova Bulgaria, Plovdiv
(3,2,1)=10

*

9 POINTS(x4)

#8
the river fork . . . after years of uncertainty she finally decides

Michael H. Lester Los Angeles USA
(3,3,0)=9


#17

dry riverbed— curled cottonwood leaves cup the snow

Sondra J. Byrnes Santa Fe New Mexico USA

(1,1,2)=9



#43

river... our shifting reflections

Tiffany Shaw-Diaz Centerville, Ohio, USA
(5,2,0)=9


#53
river bend the journey of a lone slipper

Billy Antonio Laoac, Philippines
(0,3,1)=9


*

8 POINTS(x5)


#4
skinny dipping river full of stars —little white lie

Ignatius Fay,

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
(0,1,2)=8


#13
dark river no beginning nor end of the night

Andrius Luneckas, Vilnius, Lituania
(2,0,2)=8


#20
boat trip whispering we follow the kingfisher's flight

Eleonore Nickolay Vaires sur Marne, France

(0,1,2)=8


#21

spring flood more and more distant other shore

Dainius Dirgela Vilnius, Lithuania

(1,2,1)=8


#47

summer love she writes their names on a river rock

Phyllis Lee Ohio, USA

(4,2,0)=8


*

7 POINTS(x2)


#15
on peaceful waters rowing back in time ... Winter dawn

Marina Bellini,

 Bagnolo San Vito (MN), Italy
(1,0,2)=7



#45
swollen river the thumbprint of my newborn

Tia Haynes Cuyahoga Falls, USA
(1,0,2)=7


*

6 POINTS


#11
horses to the river the horizon is racing in endless gallop

Minko TANEV, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
(1,1,1)=6


*

5 POINTS(x5)


#23
calm river looking at my reflection I see a fighter

Vandana Parashar Chandimandir Cantt India
(3,1,0)=5



#27
Kaveri in a palmful my village

Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy Birmingham, UK
(3,1,0)=5



#36
river flows so many offerings at no return point

Sudebi Singha Kolkata,India
(2,0,1)=5



#50
Along the river fishers and water ouzel in rivality

Constantin Stroe Bucharest, Romania
(1,2,0)=5



#54
a river for his paper boat. . . rain puddle

Kwaku Feni Adow Akosombo, Ghana

(1,2,0)=5


*

4 POINTS(x2)

#22
along the river - paper boats summer vacation

Pepa Odjakova Plovdiv, Bulgaria

(2,1,0)=4



#38
just after love with the murmur of the river falling asleep

RANIERI Christiane France

(1,0,1)=4


*

3 POINTS(x6)


#30
Ganges dawn ... a sadhu waist deep in water

Mohammad Azim Khan, Peshawar Pakistan
(3,0,0)=3



#40
gathering tourists-- the sound of the river in the soloist's voice

Emmanuel Jessie Kalusian Port Harcourt,Nigeria
(1,1,0)=3



#57
Only a fulcrum on the life river: the life itself]

Adina Enachescu, Romania
(1,1,0)=3



#61
along the river - through quiet tents and horses travelling sun

Miruna Covor, Bucharest, Romania
(0,0,1)=3



#63
the river trickles -- I cross with the shortest of leaps


James Dobson, Prudhoe, UK.
(3,0,0)=3



#64
the Salmon River carrying to the ocean the Milky Way

Florin Florian Botoșani,Romania
(1,1,0)=3


*

2 POINTS(x7)


#10
in the silence the river runs ...a passing jogger

John McDonald Edinburgh Scotland
(0,1,0)=2



#14
a pair of shoes outside river temple the sound of a bell

Vibeke Laier Randers,Denmark
(0,1,0)=2



#31
river... what lies ahead after retirement

Ana Drobot Bucharest, Romania
(0,1,0)=2



#32
flowing river - noise of the turbines repels the Gypsies

Goran Gatalica, Zagreb, Croatia
(0,1,0)=2



#34
the sunset sank in the river ducks turned into firebirds

Lyudmila Hristova,
Sofia, Bulgaria
(0,1,0)=2



#55
twilight falling over the river the ping of sleet

Anna Cates, Wilmington, OH. USA
(0,1,0)=2



#66
rain shadow... in every Sahara a Nile

Kumarendra Mallick Hyderabad,India
(0,1,0)=2


*

1 POINT(x9)

#2
danubian wolf -
war flag of european motherland
Gheorghe Postelnicu Bucharest, Romania



#25
morning sunrise a torn up letter drifts away down the stream

Nijolė Kerušauskienė. Kaunas, Lithuania



#33

Swimming days how was daddy's youth river a smell of chlorine

Richard Jodoin
Montréal, Canada



#39
Downriver two gulls are chatting on a top os mast

Emil Marin Bucharest, Romania



#41
windy day the spring is trying to chase the murmur of the brook

Dorota Ocińska Poland, Łódź



#44
Full moon -- I and you hidden among the rushes

Pasquale Asprea
Italy



#46
dormant yet aware I sit on its bank

Madhuri Pillai Melbourne,Australia



#58
frosty day - in the middle of river red scarf

Andrzej Dembonczyk, Silesia, Poland



#59
embracing you - a clash of floes in the muddy river

Alexey Andreev Moscow, Russia



*


SORRY, NO POINTS THIS TIME


#9
still waters beneath the river... her true colour of eyes facing the sky

Goda V. Bendoraitiene Klaipeda, Lithuania



#12
a man on the bridge sunny flow of river cleanses the shadow

Audreole Pivore Lithuania



#16
Gold Star family... a river of mother’s tears

Nancy Brady Huron, USA



#24
lone fisher by the bend in the river— cerulean streak

Ingrid Baluch Kampala,Uganda



#26
river flood the fisherman missed his boat

Adjei Agyei-Baah Kumasi,Ghana



#35
slup kerplup caramel syrup — the river’s meander

Mark Gilbert Nottingham,UK



#42
now and then thrush lowers her head... river gorge

Pat Geyer, East Brunswick, USA



#49
riverbed... the past passed by on top as clear as mud

Seshu Chamarty, Frisco, Texas



#52
symphony of peace the murmuring sound - heavenly river !

Munia Khan Dhaka, Bangladesh



#60
sailing
over the starry night daughter's origami

Archana Kapoor Nagpal, Bangalore, India


*Entry no. 48 was withdrawn from the contest.

Congratulations to the winners, and to all who participated. We look forward to your participation in the 23rd Indian Kukai.