Come ILites, It’s Time To Sing, Dance and Celebrate! It’s Festival Time In IL!

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  1. varalotti

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    [FONT=&quot]Come ILites, It’s Time To Sing, Dance and Celebrate! It’s Festival Time In IL![/FONT]

    “IndusLadies 3rd Anniversary Contest Announcement!”

    What is the connection between January 26th and March 29th? They are just two different dates on the calendar, right? They are not even numerologically similar, as one adds up to eight and the other two.


    Can we leave them out as two ordinary days like the other 363 days of the year? No, we cant. These days mark the birth of something spectacular, something unique.

    The first date, January 26th, signifies the birth of the world’s largest democracy, India. The second one, March 29th, marks the birth of the world’s most loving, most vibrant community, the home for more than 16000 gracious women and some men too, our own www.indusladies.com.

    Yes, come this March 29th, IL will be celebrating its third anniversary. The website which 16000 women the world over have made their home-page as well as their virtual home has completed more than 1000 days of fruitful existence.

    As part of the 3rd Anniversary celebrations, we are going to have a treasure hunt contest. All you need to do is to hunt for the treasure here in IL.

    There will be a question everyday starting from the 1st of March.

    You have 24 hours to search the site and hunt for answers.

    Once you find the answer you need to send a pm(private message) to the user ID Contest. Please don’t send a pm or email to me or for that matter, anybody in IL. Answers sent elsewhere will not be considered.

    Everyone who sends in the right answer will be declared a winner. The winners for the day will be announced the next day. We will have the qualifying rounds running till 22nd March.

    And then will have the finals in the anniversary-week, the week beginning 23rd March.

    From out of the winners of the qualifying rounds we will choose the participants for the final round. This will be by a fair, appropriate elimination process.

    Since it is our third anniversary, three winners will be chosen for three special gifts. Want to know what's the special gift? Click here!

    When I talk about treasure-hunt, I am reminded of a story told by my grandmother. In that story a fairy asks a handsome prince to hunt for a treasure in a heavanly garden.

    The Prince looks around the garden and sees nothing but gold, diamonds, pearls and gems. And a baffled Prince tells the fairy, “The entire garden is a treasure. What do you want me to hunt?”

    Hunting for a treasure in Indusladies is going to be a similar experience. Every forum, every thread and every post is a treasure, be it a recipe, financial tips, a story, an article, a poem or beauty tips.

    In that fable the fairy answered the Prince, “It is difficult to hunt for a treasure in a garden full of treasures. And that’s the real challenge.”

    So Smart ILites, get ready for the real challenge! Get ready to plunge headlong into the treasure-garden called Indusladies and come up with the treasure we ask for. And win fabulous gifts!

    Here are a few samples!

    Question 1:

    "Smile with me please".....is the name of the thread. Name the member who started this thread ?

    Question 2:

    “Can you name the moderator for the forum "Life after Seperation"?

    Question 3:

    “What was the first ever contest conducted in IL?”

    These are trial questions to make you have a feel of the contest. No need to post the answers or send them along.
    The Anniversary Celebrations are being managed by a celebration team, which we have named Team C. (C is for celebration, cool, contest and even colourful, ha ha ha)
    Team C consists of Malathy, Kamla, Vandhana and yours truly, varalotti.

    ILites always love to play by the rules. So here are some rules in addition to the ones I have already mentioned.
    Team C’s decision will be final on all matters relating to the contest.


    A member can send only one answer for one question.


    A member can participate in the contest on all days. Members participating in the contest for all days will have a better chance of qualifying for the final round.


    Answers should be sent only by means of a private message to the userid Contest. Answers sent elsewhere will not be considered.


    Team C will decide on the suitable process of elimination for a) selecting the participants for the final round and b) Choosing the winners from out of the finalists

    I know your hearts are brimming with enthusiasm while your minds are brimming with questions. Please post your questions here.

    Come ILites, it’s celebration time in IL..

    Click here to know about the special gifts for this contest.
    The contest questions will be posted here everyday.

    Here is the list of finalists participating in the final rounds from March 23rd to 29th 2008.

    Click here to know the winners of this contest - Congrats!!!

    With Love
    Team C
     
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    Chitvish Moderator IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear Sridhar,
    Please write in bold letters
    PM your replies to Contest.
    The word "pm" is getting lost in your "very long" post.
    Dunces like me will grope!:spin
    Love,
    Chithra.
     
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    Dear Chithra,
    Vandhana has already complied with your request.
    Thanks for calling me up in the morning to highlight this point.
    Let me use this as an excuse to explain to the ILites.

    Dear ILites,
    Once you know the answer for the days question, go to your private message section. Click send new message. In the Recipient/User name type the word Contest.
    Type the answer in the body of the message and click submit message.
    You are on the path to being a winner.
    Best of luck,
     
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    Most Gracious ILites,

    Team C (C for Contest, C for celebration and C for.... so many things) has been very busy ever since the announcement. As a result of several virtual meetings held during the last two days, Team C has come up with some ideas to choose the winners.

    Just a recap. The qualifying rounds will start on 1st March, 2008 and will go on up to and including 22nd March. Every day a question will be posted in a separate thread in this forum around 9 AM Indian Standard Time. And you have a full 24 hours to send in your answers.

    You can send your answer by way of a private message (pm) to the user name
    Contest till 9 AM next morning.

    The top 50 ILites who had sent in the maximum right answers during the qualifying rounds (March 1st to March 22nd) will move on to the finals.

    The finals will start from 23rd March and will culminate on the Indusladies Anniversary Day, 29th March, 2008. From the finalists, three ILites who had given the maximum right answers in finals will be chosen for the 3 special prizes.

    An ILite has sent me a pm "How should I prepare for the contest?"

    I replied "Very simple. To paraphrase an old adage IL is paying you for eating sugar cane. (கரும்பு தின்னக் கூலி) Visit all the forums of Indusladies. Familiarize yourself with what's happening in every forum. Note down the interesting aspects, the peculiar aspects.

    The important thing is you should know how to navigate in IL. You should know how to find out a particular information in the site. Whether it is Recipe for Walnut Halwa or a thread on user IDs in IL or advice regarding a bothersome sister-in-law or even hair-removal treatment, you should know where they are.

    Then you are the winner.

    Once again best of luck to all the ILites.
     
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    Dear IL'ites,

    Hope you are all gearing up to participate in IL's 3rd anniversary contest - Treasure Hunt In IL.
    For more details about the contest, read here.

    While you all are gearing up for the contest, we thought we need to make the announcement about the prizes we plan to give out for those "to-be" 3 winners (being 3rd anniversary contest).

    The prizes are...

    The Applique Wall Decor - a traditional patchwork art with mirrors that has a long history from a town Pipli in Orissa.

    The size of this art work is 3 feet x 3 feet.

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    Don't you wanna decorate your home with this artwork? It is sure an eye-catcher :)

    Some important things to remember...

    Do not miss to participate in this Treasure Hunt contest that runs through the month of March.

    1. Treasure Hunt Questions will be posted every day starting from March 1st to March 22nd.

    2. All members can participate from March 1st to March 22nd. Your participation everyday increases your chances of winning.

    3. Answers to everyday's questions should be sent ONLY by private message to the username 'Contest'.
    No private messaging of answers to IndusLady, Varalotti or anyone for that matter.

    4. Top 50 winners with maximum right answers qualify for the final round starting March 23rd to March 28th.

    5. Three winners will be selected from the final round and announced on March 29th, the anniversary day of IL, who will be taking these beautiful Applique Wall Decors to decorate their homes.

    For more details about the contest, read here.
    The contest questions will be posted here everyday.

    Come forward to participate and show your support for IL. Good Luck to all of you!

    Click here to know the winners of this contest - Congrats!!!
     
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    Most Gracious ILites,

    You have really overwhelmed Team C by your enthusiastic response. The entries are flowing in continuously and your love for the site and the contest is really overflowing.

    Just one more helpful clue. You have time till tomorrow 9 AM to answer the question. Take as much time as you want and send in the answer that you think is right. Multiple answers to the same question is not allowed. Your 1st answer will only be considered.

    Please have this in mind. Try to participate all the days and get maximum right answers to maximize your choice of winning.

    Have a great day. Best of luck,
    love,
     
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    Dear IL'ites,

    Question for Day 2 is posted here.

    Answer to the Day 1 question will be posted here shortly.

    Thank you to all those who participated on Day 1. We look forward to more participation in Day 2.

    Good Luck!
     
  9. Vandhana

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    Dear IL ites,

    Sorry for the trouble caused. The contest In b0x has been cleared now, you can PM your messages again. Please do not email anymore.

    Thanks
    Vandhana
     
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    Hi IL ites,


    I plan to give a compilation of the week's total in this thread, at the end of every week. At the end of the first week, here is how we stand:

    7out of 7 correct: ammukutty, arunarc, babyraji, gokusha, latha_sasi, meenaneelakantan, prishen, ramyavaradarajan, rathhi, sheshin, slp807, varloo, vasera.

    6 of 7 correct: Abhising, aishu22, imemyself, latamurali, lathamohan, meenu, mohana, Nivedi, sowmyapbhat, sriniketan, srinvasan vanaja, vase, vivbass, vysan

    5 of 7 correct: ansh 12, gayathriar, jlatch, kateangeline, moonbeams, poonamjoshi9266, sangs.srinivas, sundarusha, tulasi

    4 of 7 correct: honeybee, iyerviji, lakshmi1945,lavanya, radhakarthik, radhikakumar, ramyanand, Ushakrishnan64

    3 of 7 correct: anu_babu, devikamenon, girlfriend, Malpsie, mese , nyeturi, ranjita gireesh, sunitabagla, teju , vidhi.

    Less than 3 correct: AnithaA, Bhargavichakravarthy, hasita, hollyhock, Krishnaamma, padmavathy, UshaV, Abha,anooch,bhragavisriram, chinmunni, Honeytha, jaynat, kalpskart, Kasisheela, krnind, kutekrish, madhu11, nischel, parvathynair, rach, rka, saraswathipv, SoaringSpirit, sowminivibu, sujakalyan, Suvira . Anitha Karthik, kanaka raghavan, lakshmisrinivas, meeta, Oviya, Puni88, Sravy

    Please note that not all participants took part in the contest on all days. Also, there are a few members who started late. Please remember, the top 50 contestants with the most correct answers will go to the final round, so please participate daily to increase your chances.

    Rgds
    Vandhana
     
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