A set of 3 blog articles on Indian History, Architecture or Archaeology. (200 - 400 words each)

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: ₹3000
  • Entries Received: 39
  • Winner: aleena17ad

Contest Brief

The selected articles will be published in a periodical for an experiential travel business.
The top entries will be considered for upcoming writing assignments of similar nature.

Important pointers:
1. You may choose to write the 3 separate pieces on a single subject or 1 each for each subject.
2. The write ups are ultimately meant to be read by non historians (laypersons) interested in the subject and must be written with the reader in mind.
3. Visual content may be used if required (Images / Old maps / hand drawn sketches etc) which are contextual.
4. Write ups with ancedotal value will be rated higher. We do not want commonly known facts, but fascinating insights into India (related to the subject), presented in a crisp, fun manner.

The prize money is for the top 3 articles (Rs. 1000/- per article). It may go to the same participant or separate individuals.

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  • AkshayBaluni
    AkshayBaluni
    • 3 weeks ago

    Another day, another facepalm moment on this site!
    How is it that someone who has blatantly and outright copy pasted from WIKIPEDIA is a Runner-Up?
    Can someone explain? Haha...
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Mumbai

    • 3 weeks ago
    1. samirmadhusudan
      Contest Holder
      • 3 weeks ago

      Hi Akshay,
      Thanks for pointing it out. We had run the plagiarism test and were aware of this...Thats why the article cannot be used. The prize money because apart from the winner, the runners up was the only contributor to get the tonality of the article right. Perhaps they checked our website..
      After reading your article, I felt that you too had got the requirement...however, the content was not sufficiently focussed for us. Thanks for your effort.

      • 3 weeks ago
    2. AkshayBaluni
      AkshayBaluni
      • 3 weeks ago

      Hi there!
      I get that the decisions rests with the person posting the contest and it's absolutely fine if a deserving entry/submission wins.
      I was simply taken aback, or rather, annoyed that blatant plagiarism is being awarded.
      Everything's chill as long as you realized it.
      Maybe, we'd get to collaborate in the future.
      Cheers!

      • 3 weeks ago
  • aavegsheth
    aavegsheth
    • 4 weeks ago

    Sir, Where are you it seems you have not logged in for a while. I request you to login ASAP

    • 4 weeks ago
  • aavegsheth
    aavegsheth
    • 1 month ago

    Pls declare winner according to your convinence ASAP

    • 1 month ago
  • md2020ahmad
    md2020ahmad
    • 1 month ago

    Please have a look on my entry #38 . Though it's very challenging, I tried to present chronology of major historical events in a single article. If you want me to be more concise I will do it. Thank you.

    • 1 month ago
  • nidhisharma15419
    nidhisharma15419
    • 1 month ago

    sir can you please read entry number 42 so that i could get a feedback and improve before the period is over.

    • 1 month ago
  • arifulislam04
    arifulislam04
    • 1 month ago

    please check #40

    • 1 month ago
  • aavegsheth
    aavegsheth
    • 1 month ago

    My blog article is not getting uploaded due to huge size can you please share your google drive or gmail id so that I can send you there Sir.. Waiting for you quick reply since time is less

    • 1 month ago
    1. samirmadhusudan
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      Hi Aveg, That wont be possible. Although it is entirely up to you, may I suggest using less images (or low resolution ones) and keep the articles shorter and crisper.

      • 1 month ago
    2. aavegsheth
      aavegsheth
      • 1 month ago

      ok uploaded done in two parts #21 , #31 ,( #32 , #33 )

      • 1 month ago
  • aavegsheth
    aavegsheth
    • 1 month ago

    Pls check #21 , #31 , #32 , #33 and give feedback

    • 1 month ago
  • aavegsheth
    aavegsheth
    • 1 month ago

    please check out article #21

    • 1 month ago
  • aavegsheth
    aavegsheth
    • 1 month ago

    Can we submit multiple entries?? I have a lot to share regarding this matter

    • 1 month ago
    1. samirmadhusudan
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      Yes. You may submit multiple entries

      • 1 month ago
    2. aavegsheth
      aavegsheth
      • 1 month ago

      My blog article is not getting uploaded due to huge size can you please share your google drive or gmail id so that I can send you there Sir.. Waiting for you quick reply since time is less

      • 1 month ago
  • EduardoSouza09
    EduardoSouza09
    • 1 month ago

    Entry #30 has SEO structure, keyword targeting, licensed images and refers to history and architecture. If you have any pointers, please let me know so I can add it for the next articles.

    • 1 month ago
  • aavegsheth
    aavegsheth
    • 1 month ago

    2 articles completed 2nd yet to be uploaded 3rd yet to be done.

    • 1 month ago
  • aavegsheth
    aavegsheth
    • 1 month ago

    My blog article is about 20 MB

    • 1 month ago
  • aavegsheth
    aavegsheth
    • 1 month ago

    Pls check out entry no #21 and give feedback. Still two more yet to put. One article finished.

    • 1 month ago
  • Darthiya
    Darthiya
    • 1 month ago

    Hi, can you suggest me.....in what way i can improve my articles to meet your requirements.

    • 1 month ago
    1. samirmadhusudan
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      Hi Darthiya m, Thanks for your article. I can see that you put in a lot of hard work in it. I am no expert, but would suggest that you narrow down on a single topic or even an aspect of the topic rather than going all general and broad. More focus, short, crisp and to the point. For example in your article - you could focus only on Keeladi - covering all aspects of it. Thanks

      • 1 month ago
    2. Darthiya
      Darthiya
      • 1 month ago

      Thank you. i Wil redefine it.

      • 1 month ago
  • somparna
    somparna
    • 1 month ago

    Need a little clarity. Is it a macro or a micro view you are looking for? General travel anecdotes? Or the experience of travelling to a particular historical site along with some interesting facts about the place? Or have I interpreted the brief completely wrong? :)

    • 1 month ago
    1. samirmadhusudan
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      Hi Somparna, The brief is open to interpretation by you. Read your submission. Very interesting. Would you like to make another attempt which focusses more on History and less on mythology. May I suggest Evolution of Calcutta or any other topic of your choosing.

      • 1 month ago
    2. samirmadhusudan
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      ...and yes, we dont mind going Micro about a niche aspect of something...It should be illuminating.

      • 1 month ago
  • bhatgauthamg
    bhatgauthamg
    • 1 month ago

    Should it be handwritten or pdf format, typed article ?
    And one more thing I’m a student so I am in touch with social studies. So I guess I’ll pick some real good places with a lot of I know facts from different parts of the country if you have any preference let me know and if possible please #sealed..

    • 1 month ago
    1. samirmadhusudan
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      Hi Gautham, any format of submission and any region will do.

      • 1 month ago
  • pandapk47
    pandapk47
    • 1 month ago

    Dear Employer! please give positive review,. I shall be obliged.

    • 1 month ago
  • bhatgauthamg
    bhatgauthamg
    • 1 month ago

    Should it be handwritten or pdf format, typed article ?
    And one more thing I’m a student so I am in touch with social studies. So I guess I’ll pick some real good places with a lot of I know facts from different parts of the country if you have any preference let me know and if possible please #sealed..

    • 1 month ago
  • Amit221007
    Amit221007
    • 1 month ago

    #guaranteed please!

    • 1 month ago
    1. samirmadhusudan
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      Done.. Its Guaranteed now.

      • 1 month ago

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