Thursday, August 29, 2013

Indian Kukai #1 - September 2013 - Welcome


We welcome you to the inaugural edition of Indian Kukai.

Indian Kukai comes to you from IN haiku group, which was formed by few like-minded haiku poets at the Haiku Utsav in February of 2013 – for exploring, promoting, enjoying and sinking deeper into the intricacies of this beautiful art form.

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Topics and results will be posted to this blog only. We’ll send you the ballot to the mail ID you use to enter the kukai.

The topic for Indian Kukai #01 is MUSIC.

The word need not be used in the haiku, but the haiku should be showing the topic clearly.

silent dawn...
calmness broken
by a shankh*

Vinay Leo R. 
August 2013
(* a shankh is a conch shell blown to initiate religious ceremonies and a major Hindu article of prayer)

Submission Period: SUNDAY – 1ST SEPTEMBER 2013 to SUNDAY – 15TH SEPTEMBER 2013 (11:59PM IST)
Voting Period: MONDAY – 16TH SEPTEMBER 2013 to SUNDAY – 22ND SEPTEMBER 2013 (11:59PM IST)
Results no later than: SUNDAY – 29TH SEPTEMBER 2013


  • Participants may send no more than ONE HAIKU ENTRY on the topic. No haiga entries please.
  • Please do not enter any previously published haiku. Publication includes personal blogs, journals, facebook, print or websites.
  • All haiku entries are to remain anonymous till we publish the results.
  • If you submit a haiku to the kukai, then voting is mandatory.
  • If you fail to vote during the voting period, then your haiku will be shown without ranking points in the results.

  1. Send one haiku to our email id:
  2. The subject for correspondence will be “Indian Kukai #01 – My Entry”
  3. Please sign your haiku with your name and place of residence (city, country).
  4. We will acknowledge your entry once we receive it.
  5. Write your entry in the body of the mail, left aligned. Attachments will not be considered.
  6. We will send a ballot mail with the entries to those who have entered, once the submission period closes.

Guidelines for Voting Period:

  • We will send you an e-mail with the entries numbered and randomized.
  • You will have 7 points to use in total, no more than 3 marks to any one haiku entry. All 7 points must be used.
  • Please do not vote for your own entry. Such votes will result in all your votes being rejected.
  • Order your votes in the same order as in list.

    For eg:
    #01 -- 3 points
    #06 -- 1 points
    #25 -- 2 points
    #55 -- 1 points
  • Once voting period closes, the results will be published on this blog. We will intimate the publishing of results on blog via a mail as well.

Welcome again, and we hope you enjoy this edition of Indian Kukai.


Organizers, Indian Kukai.