Winners And Finalists At The Orange Flower Digital Summit And Awards 2017

Posted: December 10, 2017

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On 9th of December 2017, creative souls from India descended in Mumbai to celebrate women’s voices through the Orange Flower Awards 2017 presented by Women’s Web.

The awards were presented by inspiring women like Gajra Kottary, Sudha Menon, Lalita Iyer, Shilpa Phadke, Anusha Singh, Nidhi Goyal, Sharin Bhatti, Pooja Dhingra, Rachana Gupta, and Aparna Vedapuri Singh, who are leading the revolution in India.

Orange Flower Digital Summit and Awards 2017 was hosted in association with PayU Money and our women’s health partners Motherhood Hospitals, Fab Bag, Secret Indian Recipe, Sugar Cosmetics, F5 Escapes, Yuatacha Bangalore, Anti Social ,and The Cuckoo Club.

The Orange Flower Digital Awards 2017 had 1369 nominations from across women digital creators across India. An eminent jury judged the nominations and arrived at the shortlist and winners after voting.

Orange Flower Motherhood Award For Parent Blogging

Finalists

Anupama Dalmia, Saumya Srivastava, Mahima Sharma, Tina Sequeira, Vedica Saxena.

Winner

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Anupama Dalmia (Women’s Web post – ‘when a pimple reminded me of a simple lesson in parenting’ – on learning acceptance from her child).

Motherhood Hospitals Bangalore were our women’s heath partners and category sponsors for Orange Flower awards.

Runner-up

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Saumya Srivastava – (Women’s Web post – ‘No matter how difficult the situation, you need to be there for your child’ – on finding her inner strength at a moment when her child was gravely ill)

Motherhood Hospitals Bangalore were our women’s heath partners and category sponsors for Orange Flower awards.

Orange Flower Award For Humour

Finalists

Jasmine Khurana, Anupama Jain, Tanvi Sinha, Tina Sequeira, Sravani Saha.

Winner

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Jasmine Khurana (post at @mycity4kids on ‘Size and its matters’ – a hilarious account of giving up on dress sizes while on a shopping expedition)

Runner-up

Anupama Jain

Anupama Jain (for her post on her open letter to Pehlaj Nihalani at @iamReadomania commending him for his dedication to sanskaari ideals)

Orange Flower Award For Best Use of Twitter

Finalists

Nancy Katyal, Shailaja Vishwanath, Dr. Shruti Kapoor, Dr.Amrita BasuMisra, Priya Adivarekar.

Winner

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Nancy Katyal. Nancy tweets at @nancykatyal and wins the award for using Twitter in a consistent and sustainable manner to further her business as a coach and image consultant.

Runner-up

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Shailaja Vishwanath. Shailaja tweets at @shyvish and wins the award for using Twitter to share insightful information about building a career as a blogger.

Orange Flower Award For Social Impact

Finalists

Dr Bhavi Mody, Tanvi Sinha, Saumya Srivastava, Anupama Dalmia, Meha Sharma.

Winner

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Tanvi Sinha for her writing at Women’s Web on disguised dowry harassment in the form of expensive weddings sponsored by the bride’s family alone.

Runner-up

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Meha Sharma for an imagined reconstruction on Women’s Web based on the story of Nupur Talwar, ‘A mother awaits the verdict’.

Orange Flower Award For Best Photography

Finalists

Manasi Oswal, Mayuri, Sayonee Chatterjee, Ashwini KA, Umasri712.

Winner

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Manasi Oswal a.k.a The Millionth Foodie for her beautiful documentation of the eating-out scene in Pune.

Runner-up

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Mayuri for her art-like images of jellyfish on a trip to Spain.

Orange Flower Award For Most Impactful Video

Finalists

Bhagyashri Khandare, Vimala Rajkumari, Yuvaan vlogger, Mylittlemuffin_mom, Ananya Kamboj.

Winner

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Bhagyashree Khandare. Bhagyashree is a cinematographer with an abiding interest in the economic empowerment of marginalized groups. She wins the award for her video Project Usha, which documents how a group of young people are taking computer literacy to children in government schools across small towns in Maharashtra.

Runner-up

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Vimala Rajkumari. Vimala is the founder of Vsual Brewery, a boutique production house in Gurgaon, and she wins the award on behalf of her team for their practical videos on Yoga for various health conditions.

Orange Flower Award For Hindi Writing

Finalists

Saumya Baijal, Nandita Sharma, Seema Taneja, Saumya Srivastava, Pooja Sharma Rao.

Winner

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Saumya Baijal – for her lovely short story at the popular Hindi website Janki Pul, ‘Sang Saath’.

Runner-up

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Nandita Sharma for her hard-hitting poem, ‘yeh devi ki upaadhi kis liye?’ on her Hindi blog, ‘Shabdon ke Galiyare Se’.

Orange Flower Award For Writing on Work

Finalists

Saumya Srivastava, Tanvi Sinha, Tina Sequeira, Sonal Singh, Kalpana Manivannan.

Winner

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Saumya Srivastava for her well thought out piece on mom shaming and the ever present dilemma that many women face – whether to continue working post motherhood or not.

Runner-up

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Tina Sequiera for her excellent resource list at Women’s Web on freelance writing jobs in India.

Orange Flower Award For Creative Writing

Finalists

Romita Saluja, Tanvi Sinha, Saumya Srivastava, Anupama Jain, Charmaine Kenita.

Winner

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Romita Saluja for her account of a visit to a school for children with special needs in Panipat, at her blog The White Globe.

Runner-up

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Tanvi Sinha for her short story The Empty Nest at Women’s Web, a witty account of two women bridging the generation gap and finding a new friendship.

Orange Flower Award For Writing on LGBT+ issues

Finalists

Ramya Abhinand, Prerna Wahi, Mahima Sharma, Anupama Dalmia, Tanvi Sinha.

Winner

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Prerna Wahi for her short story on Women’s Web It Happened One Day, in which a young woman realises for the first time that she is attracted to women and not to men.

Runner-up

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Mahima Sharma, for her interview at the website @differenttruths with actors Jitin and Dhruv of the silent indie film Sisak

Orange Flower Award For Food Writing

Finalists

Aliya Nada Saifi, Usha Dalmia + Anupama Dalmia, Ruta Makarand Kulkarni, Sanya Yashodhara, Jerlyn Dsilva.

Winner

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Aliya Nada Saifi a.k.a. The Lobster Pasta Lady for her review of a brewery in Pune accompanied by drool-worthy food photography.

Runner-up

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Usha & Anupama Dalmia, mother & daughter duo for their work on their own blog Tingle Your Tastebuds, as well as on @MyCity4Kids on delicious ways to use mango.

Orange Flower Award For Travel Writing

Finalists

Romita Saluja, Mahima Sharma, Mayuri, Anupama Dalmia, Zehra Naqvi.

Winner

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Romita Saluja for her writing at @HuffPostIndia on a visit to Asia’s largest red light area, Sonagachi.

Runner-up

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Mahima Sharma for her writing at @TheIndia_co_in on a visit to the Balh valley in Himachal Pradesh.

Orange Flower Award For Creative Instagrammer

Finalists

Mayuri, Romita Saluja, Maryam Hasan Ahmad, Simran Oberoi, Simran Hotchandani.

Winner

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Mayuri for using her Instagram to tell interesting stories that show the people behind the places she travels to.

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Runner-up

Maryan Hasan Ahmad, for using Instagram to show her creative work, especially her ink and pencil sketches.

Orange Flower Award For Style Writing

Finalists

Nandini Swaminathan, Ruchi Verma, Rasmi Jain, Priya Adivarekar, Shraddha Umrao.

Winner

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Nandini Swaminathan at her blog Sartorial Secrets, for her reporting on New York Fashion Week.

Runner-up

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Ruchi Verma at her blog Wiggling Pen for her work on brand FBB, and putting together a series of looks based on their collection.

Orange Flower Award For Poetry

Finalists

Paromita Bardoloi, Pooja Sharma Rao, Tina Sequeira, Sara Sethia, Jayanthy Govindarajan.

Winner

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Sara Sethia for her poem at @TheRedElephnt , ‘Bare Bruised Bold’ on a woman’s resilience‘.

Runner-up

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Pooja Sharma Rao for her poem at her blog Second Thoughts First, called The Woman Who Used To Be. This poem was written for a blogathon organised by @womensweb in collaboration with @juggernautbooks and it reveals what a woman becomes living under the shadow of domestic abuse.

Congratulations to all the finalists, winners, and runners-up from Women’s Web!

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