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Kadam Chhota, Change Bada! Get Your Blogging Hat On

Posted: May 11, 2018

Small steps are the first steps towards big changes! Here’s your chance to share your ‘small steps’ story with the Kadam Chhota, Change Bada contest.

A child who tells her father not to throw that biscuit wrapper on the ground.

A woman who offers her seat on the metro to an elderly person.

A man who speaks up to the boss when his female colleague is treated unfairly at work.

Sometimes, small steps are all we need to set off a tidal wave of Change. Padman, the super popular recent film, on one man’s quest to create affordable sanitary napkins, embodies that – how all Change begins with one small step.

That’s why, Women’s Web and ZEE5 invite you to tell us your own ‘kadam chhota, change bada’ story – share with us an incident in your own life, where you (or anyone you came across) took a small step forward for a positive change.

Kadam Chhota, Change Bada!

Step 1: Write a blog post on your blog on the theme, ‘kadam chhota, change bada’. Feel free to interpret it in your own way!

Step 2: Make sure to add this paragraph to your post:

Every change begins with a small step, whether it’s a change within your family, or the whole country! India’s hero, Padman, had its digital premiere on ZEE5, on 11th May. Don’t miss this inspiring true-life story, only on ZEE5. Download the app and subscribe now. For every subscription, ZEE5 will donate Rs. 5 towards the personal hygiene needs of underprivileged women.

Step 3: Submit a link to your blogpost in the comments section below with your name.

And…you are done! (Use the hashtag #PadmanOnZEE5 and tag @womensweb when you post on social media)

Last date for entries to reach us: {Extended now to!} 31st May 2018, Thursday, 10 PM

The winners!

1st prize goes to….Tanvi Sinha, for her clarion call for change around how we include people with disabilities. Read her prize-winning post, The Red Cottage.

2nd prizes:

Anupama Dalmia, for The Homecoming, a short story where a protagonist grapples with the aftermath of child sexual abuse.

Pooja Priyamvada, for Period Pride with Papa, an inspiring account of learning to accept menstruation as just another fact of life.

Sita Mary Thomas, for When butterflies spread their wings, an story of learning from someone who was reviled as a hijra

Aruna Menon, for Oh Baby!, on her principled adherence to the law as a gynaecologist who does not reveal the sex of the foetus

Anupriya, for Learning to curb plastic the kids way, on her child’s eco-friendly example

3rd prizes:

Sonnal Pardiwala, for She can get tired too! where a daughter stands up for her mother

Akshata Bhadranna, for We are Equal, in the true sense of it, on creating a marriage of equals

Kanika G, for The matador and the bull, a short story on combating some despicable trolls online

Dhanya, for Uravu, a small step, on bringing in change through rainwater harvesting

Nupur Rastogi, for Kadam Chhota, Change Bada, on her experience with being part of a protest against rape

Fun Prizes!

Here are the fun prizes courtesy ZEE5:

  • 1 first prize winner receives a ‘chill kit’ with a top of the line popcorn maker, comfy pillow, sipper and other goodies.
  • 5 second prize winners receive a Rs.500 online shopping voucher
  • 5 Participation prize winners receive a cool t-shirt

Terms and Conditions

  • Your post should have a minimum of 500 words
  • Only one post per blogger will be considered for the contest
  • Blog posts that have incomplete links or do not fulfill other criteria mentioned above would not be considered for prizes
  • Shopping vouchers and other communication will be sent via email, and participants must therefore provide a correct and valid email address when they submit their entries.
  • Editors’ and judges’ discretion on prizes is final

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