Contest Results: The Unexplored Corners of India

We launched a project called “The Unexplored Corners of India” in October which was aimed at collecting travel experiences and small unknown things about various cities and towns in India. We are glad we received a very good participation from bloggers and writers from India as well as abroad.

The results of the contest are finally here and the top 10 entries are as follows:

  1. Lama Illumination by Steven Moore

  2. Solace for the Soul- Kizhur Shiva Temple by Anjana Ashok

  3. A Walk through the streets of Chandni Chowk by Renuka Manghwani

  4.  Through the rusty lanes of Keelarajakularaman-Here everything narrates a story! by Vishnupriya S

  5.  Vaali Gufa by Padmapriya T S

  6. Dharmashetra, The Lost Land of Buddha by Sarthak Gaba

  7. Lustrous Ladakh: Delhi to Leh on a bike by Renuka Manghwani

  8. Visit to Sabarimala Temple: SWAMIYAEY SARANAM AYYAPPA by V M Rajan

  9. A walk in the heavens- Meghalaya! by Ankita Bansal

  10. My Favourite Libraries in Delhi and Why You Should Visit Them by Pranav Sukhija

The parameters that have been used to come at the final decision are:

– Originality

– Relation with the theme

– Quality of writing

– Level of details in the article

– Social engagement in terms of popularity on various channels

– Myeffecto votes

Entry Originality Relation w/theme Quality Level of details Judge Total Social Engagement Marks Final Score
Lama illumination 8 8 9 9 34 10 44
Kizhur Shiva Temple 8 8 9 9 34 8 42
Walk through Chandni Chowk 6 6 8 9 29 10 39
Rusty lanes of Keelarajakularaman 8 8 8 9 33 6 39
Vaali goofa 7 7 8 8 30 9 39
Dharmashetra, lost land of Buddha 8 8 8 7 31 7 38
Lustrous Ladakh- Delhi to Leh 6 6 7 8 27 9 36
Visit to Sabarimala Temple 8 8 7 8 31 5 36
A walk in the heavens- Meghalaya 8 8 9 8 33 2 35
Libraries in Delhi 8 6 8 7 29 5 34
Mesmerizing montage 8 5 7 7 27 5 32
Dosa Vendor 8 5 8 8 29 3 32
Shaanti=Peace 7 7 9 7 30 1 31
Breathtaking view of Coorg 5 5 6 6 22 9 31
Unexplored side of Chandigarh 6 6 6 6 24 6 30
Hyderabad, a culture of delight 7 5 7 6 25 5 30
Durga Puja at Kheydaya 7 5 6 5 23 6 29
Haridwar and Rishikesh 6 6 7 8 27 2 29
Bhavishya Badri 6 5 6 7 24 5 29
Allepey houseboat trip Kerala 6 5 6 5 22 7 29
Kodaikanal 7 7 7 6 27 2 29
The rustic Rajasthan 6 5 6 6 23 5 28
Cinema art on city walls 7 5 6 5 23 5 28
Mudumalai Wildlife sanctuary 6 6 7 8 27 0 27
Mangalore, Udipi and Mookambika 7 6 6 7 26 1 27
India, the more you know it 5 5 6 5 21 5 26
Bonalu festival 6 5 6 6 23 3 26
Digha, a trip of bromance 6 6 5 5 22 2 24

Padhaaro Congratulates the winners and all the participants for a wonderful participation and social engagement on their entries. Winners shall be personally contacted over email regarding the next steps.

Regarding eBook: An eBook that consists of top entries (number of top entries yet to be decided) is under preparation and shall be published and put up on this website in approximately 2 weeks from now. All the participants will receive an email notifying the publication, and the notice shall also be put up on the Padhaaro’s official facebook page. For any queries, please don’t hesitate to write to us at admin@padhaaro.com

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Team Padhaaro

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