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The #BachpanWithFlinto blogger contest is a great chance to indulge in some childhood nostalgia; plus, every single entry wins a Flinto box. How cool is that?
Remember the good old days? Yes, the time when you were still a child playing hide-and-seek; seven stones, or lock-and-key with your friends; gulping down yummy golgappas at a mela; waiting for a letter from a near-and-dear one; watching ‘He-Man’ on Doordarshan; or watering the garden along with your mom or dad.
Take a walk through your memory lane. You sure did a lot of things – played more, learnt more, explored more, and had more time than your kids do now.
Do you wish there is one thing from your childhood that little ones today could do? Then, here’s your chance to tell us about it. Pick out just one such thing you did that kids today are missing out on. Write about it.
This contest is brought to you in association with Flintobox. Flintobox is trusted by more than 72,000 parents to enhance their children’s developmental skills. Undoubtedly, Flintobox is one of the best educational gifts for children in the age group of 3-7 in India today.
We know you’ve been awaiting the results eagerly, and here they are! The entire team here enjoyed reading all your entries, and had a tough time picking out only a few to win. What’s more, as many of the posts reveal, this trip down nostalgia lane was clearly a very enjoyable one, so Women’s Web as well as Flintobox are glad to have been part of this journey with you.
The first prize winner is Jasmita Dubey, for her post, 20 paise ka bachpan. She receives gift vouchers worth Rs.5000.
The second prize winner is Shipra Pande, for her post, Chuk Chuk Chuk – the indelible memories. She receives gift vouchers worth Rs.3000.
The third prize winner is Mayura Rao, for her post, Kavade Aata – the traditional games of India. She receives gift vouchers worth Rs.2000.
Plus, since we had so many lovely entries, we are giving away 10 Women’s Web coffee mugs for Additional Excellent Entries (not 5, as we thought originally).
These prizes go to:
Ujwala Karmarkar, Pooja Sharma Rao, Pooja S Banerjee, Charu Chhitwal, Parwati Singari, Uma Nigith, Sreesha Divakaran, Rajlakshmi, Kashmira Lad and Aruna Chakraborty.
Congratulations, and we’ll be getting in touch soon with your prizes!
Do you wish there is one thing from your childhood that your little one could do? Then, here’s your chance to tell us about it. Pick out just one such thing you did that your child is missing out on. Write about it.
1. Mention that the post is being written for the #BachpanWithFlinto blogger contest and add the text as given below, including a valid link.
Flintobox creates award-winning discovery boxes filled with fun exploratory activities and games for children in the age group of 3-7. If you wish to gift Flintobox to your child, niece/nephew, or friend’s child, use the exclusive coupon code WELCOME to avail Rs. 250/- off.
2. Submit a link to your blogpost in the comments section below with your name.
Sit Back…… Relax and continue Reminiscing about your Bachpan (childhood)
Make sure you post your entry on your blog between the 7th and 23rd August and send us the link before 12 o’clock midnight!
The best blog posts get all the loot mentioned below and will also be featured in an article on Women’s Web.
And Drumroll Please……… Dum Dum Dum Dummmm……. All participants with valid entries will get a Free Flintobox worth Rs. 1095 to build some childhood memories today!
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I huffed, puffed and panted up the hill, taking many rest breaks along the way. My calf muscles pained, my heart protested, and my breathing became heavy at one stage.
“Let’s turn back,” my husband remarked. We stood at the foot of Shravanbelagola – one of the most revered Jain pilgrimage centres. “We will not climb the hill,” he continued.
My husband and I were vacationing in Karnataka. It was the month of May, and even at the early hour of 8 am in the morning, the sun scorched our backs. After visiting Bangalore and Mysore, we had made a planned stop at this holy site in the Southern part of the state en route to Hosur. Even while planning our vacation, my husband was very excited at the prospect of visiting this place and the 18 m high statue of Lord Gometeshwara, considered one of the world’s tallest free-standing monolithic statues.
What we hadn’t bargained for was there would be 1001 granite steps that needed to be climbed to have a close-up view of this colossal magic three thousand feet above sea level on a hilltop. It would be an understatement to term it as an arduous climb.
Every daughter, no matter how old, yearns to come home to her parents' place - ‘Home’ to us is where we were brought up with great care till marriage served us an eviction notice.
Every year Dugga comes home with her children and stays with her parents for ten days. These ten days are filled with fun and festivity. On the tenth day, everyone gathers to feed her sweets and bids her a teary-eyed adieu. ‘Dugga’ is no one but our Goddess Durga whose annual trip to Earth is scheduled in Autumn. She might be a Goddess to all. But to us, she is the next-door girl who returns home to stay with her parents.
When I was a child, I would cry on the day of Dashami (immersion) and ask Ma, “Why can’t she come again?” My mother would always smile back.
I mouthed the same dialogue as a 23-year-old, who was home for Durga Puja. This time, my mother graced me with a reply. “Durga is fortunate to come home at least once. But many have never been home after marriage.”
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