Monday, August 24, 2015

Call for Entries - Indian Kukai #13 - September 2015

Namaste! Hello!

We welcome you to the 13th edition of Indian Kukai.

Indian Kukai, which will be held once every two months, 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 #13 is SPIDER.

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

Submission Period:
MON – 24th AUG. to SUN – 13th SEP. 2015 (12 NOON INDIAN STANDARD TIME)

Voting Period:
MON – 14th SEP. to SUN – 20th SEP. 2015 (12 NOON INDIAN STANDARD TIME)

Results no later than: WED – 30th SEP. 2015


  • Participants may send no more than ONE HAIKU ENTRY on the topic. No haiga entries please. Only haiku in English shall be accepted.
  • Please do not enter any previously published haiku. Publication includes personal blogs, journals, facebook, print or websites. Also, please do not use any obscene words in your haiku. We wish to keep the Indian Kukai free of such words.
  • All haiku entries are to remain anonymous till we publish the results.Any shared information or discussion about your entries in any group or forum, will be considered a violation of the rule.
  • 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.

How to enter?
  1. Send one haiku to our email id:
  2. Only haiku in English shall be accepted.
  3. The subject for correspondence will be “Indian Kukai #13 (SPIDER) – My Entry”
  4. Please sign your haiku with your name and place of residence (city, country).
  5. The acknowledgement for the same will come at most by the weekend after we receive your entry.
  6. Write your entry in the body of the mail, left aligned. Attachments will not be considered.
  7. We will send a ballot mail with the entries to those who have entered, once the submission period closes.

Guidelines for Voting Period:

  • Only those who have submitted an entry to this edition of the kukai can vote.
  • We will send you an e-mail with the entries numbered and made anonymous.
  • You will have 6 points to use in total, no more than 3 marks to any one haiku entry. All 6 points must be used.
  • Send all your votes in one e-mail to our email id: with the subject for correspondence as "Indian Kukai #13 (SPIDER) - My Votes". We request you not to reply to the ballot mail itself, as it will help us to tally your votes easily.
  • The acknowledgement for the same will come at most by the weekend after we receive your vote mail.
  • 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
  • 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.

Monday, August 03, 2015

Winners Certificates - Top 5 - Indian Kukai #12

Indian Kukai wishes to congratulate its Top 5 winners from its 12th edition.

1st Place Winner
Nishant Mehrotra from Surat, India

2nd Place Winner
Gautam Nadkarni from Mumbai, India

3rd Place Winners
Wieslaw Karlinski from Namislaw, Poland
Kwaku Feni Adow from Akosombo, Ghana

4th Place Winner
Goda V. Bendoraitiene from Klaipeda, Lithuania

5th Place Winner
Cezar C. from Botosani, Romania

Please click on the image to enlarge. Thank you for the participation and congratulations once again!

Results - Indian Kukai #12 - Boomerang

Dear participants of the Indian Kukai #12,


We have completed another edition of the Indian Kukai. Congratulations are in order to each of you for participating.

We had received entries from 66 haiku poets from 22 countries this time!

Australia (3), Bangladesh (1), Bosnia and Herzegovina (2), Bulgaria (7), Canada (3), Croatia (1), England (5), France (4), Germany (2), Ghana (3), India (16), Indonesia (1), Italy (2), Lithuania (4), Northern Ireland (1), Philippines (1), Poland (3), Romania (8), Russia (1), Serbia (1), Ukraine (1), USA (1)

The winners of the Kukai this time are:

First: Nishant Mehrotra [Surat, India]
Second: Gautam Nadkarni [Mumbai, India]
Joint Third: Wiesław Karliński [Namysłów, Poland], Kwaku Feni Adow [Akosombo, Ghana]
Fourth: Goda V. Bendoraitiene [Klaipeda, Lithuania]
Fifth: cezar c. [Botosani, Romania]

Votes displayed as ( 7, 4, 5 ) = 7 x 1pt votes + 4 x 2pt votes + 5 x 3pt votes = 7 + 8 + 15 = 30 pts

The complete results are below:

First place with 23 points

back home...
all the voices here
still mine

Nishant Mehrotra [Surat, India]
(4,5,3) = 23 pts

Second place with 22 points

lovers' point—
her name bounces back
from the hills

Gautam Nadkarni [Mumbai, India]
(8,4,2) = 22 pts

Third place with 21 points

incorrect address
a love letter
from me to me

Wiesław Karliński [Namysłów, Poland]
(5,5,2) = 21 pts

asphalt vapour. . .
afternoon raindrops
return to the sky

Kwaku Feni Adow [Akosombo, Ghana]
(5,5,2) = 21 pts

Fourth place with 19 points

short summer...
grannie is learning the language
of her grandchild

Goda V. Bendoraitiene [Klaipeda, Lithuania]
(5,4,2) = 19 pts

Fifth place with 16 points

father's day
still waiting for his return
from the war

cezar c. [Botosani, Romania]
(11,1,1) = 16 pts

14 points

moonlit night-
the moss scented echoes
from the old well

Vidya Venkatramani [Chennai, India]
(4,2,2) = 14 pts

half a dream—
my letter returns

Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy [Birmingham, UK]
(6,4,0) = 14 pts

12 points

after the storm--
his letters are returned

James Dobson [Prudhoe, UK]
(5,2,1) = 12 pts

nursery school van
my smile at the girl comes back
with a tongue tease

Ajaya Mahala [Pune, India]
(2,2,2) = 12 pts

11 points

into the morning
and out again
a church bell chime

Iliyana Stoyanova [St Albans, UK]
(6,1,1) = 11 pts

At the storks clattering
he remembers my first name -

Christiane Ranieri [WITTENHEIM FRANCE]
(0,1,3) = 11 pts

old age home...
he gets the same room
as his father

Vandana Parashar [Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir) India]
(6,1,1) = 11 pts

old photographs
she longs to revisit
her younger self

Marion Clarke [Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland]
(1,5,0) = 11 pts

10 points

the echo of mother's instructions
on my lips!

Shalini Sunkuru [Norwich, United Kingdom]
(3,2,1) = 10 pts

the boomerang
we dusted all these years --
crescent moon

Sheila Windsor [Bexhill-on-Sea, England]
(4,3,0) = 10 pts

spring morning
the stick comes back
dog attached

Raamesh Gowri Raghavan [Thane, India]
(4,3,0) = 10 pts

old by lanes--
my childhood returns
to a new city

Rajeshwari Srinivasan [Thane, India ]
(1,0,3) = 10 pts

9 points

new moon
the waves brought back
an empty boat

Alexey Andreev [Moscow, Russia]
(7,1,0) = 9 pts

Voter’s comment: Would have been better using ‘bring’ instead of ‘brought’ on L2.

8 points

like in childhood –
the old dog tries
to fetch back the ball

Capotă Daniela Lăcrămioara [Galaţi ,Roumanie]
(2,0,2) = 8 pts

7 points

foreign moon
a broken boomerang
in my drawer

Billy Antonio [Laoac, Pangasinan, Philippines]
(3,2,0) = 7 pts

mossy well...
startled doves echo
my loneliness

Yesha Shah [Surat, India]
(3,2,0) = 7 pts

6 points

city of childhood
over the house
new moon

Alexander Shytkovskiy [Energodar, Ukraine]
(0,0,2) = 6 pts

once and again
the horse cannot outrun the snail -

Lyudmila Hristova [Sofia, Bulgaria]
(6,0,0) = 6 pts

first flush of cherry -
'cause of too much beauty
returns every spring

Mary T. Stella [Rome, Italy]
(0,0,2) = 6 pts

5 points

sand fishing
the child throws back her catch
with a sob

Cynthia Rowe [Sydney, Australia]
(2,0,1) = 5 pts

in ancient caves
tall figures jesture
with boomerangs

Barbara Taylor [Mountain Top, Australia]
(0,1,1) = 5 pts

will she come back? -
in our park first time I see
boys with boomerangs

Tomasz Szymczak [Chojnice, Poland]
(0,1,1) = 5 pts

on the way
my bad thoughts return
to me

Pepa Odjakova [Plovdiv, Bulgaria]
(3,1,0) = 5 pts

keeps coming back
like karma

Munia Khan [Dhaka, Bangladesh]
(0,1,1) = 5 pts

letter to grandma -
never return than
the memories

Dan Iulian [Bucharest-Romania ]
(0,1,1) = 5 pts

4 points

I do not want
night cry comes back from darkness
want want want

Dainius Dirgėla [Vilnius, Lithuania]
(0,2,0) = 4 pts

the beggar shouts
at the almsgiver...
too much cholesterol

Seshu Chamarty [Hyderabad, India]
(1,0,1) = 4 pts

resting on cattle’s back
after their migratory escapade
white egrets

Adjei Agyei-Baah [Kumasi, Ghana]
(1,0,1) = 4 pts

Angry teens slams
The swinging door -
Mother feels her pain

Saikiran [ Hyderabad, India]
(0,2,0) = 4 pts

3 points

old age home —
the stepson returns
her spite

Vinay Leo R. [Bangalore, India]
(3,0,0) = 3 pts

birthday party -
behind the waves
sunset or sunrise

Ana Drobot [Bucharest, Romania]
(0,0,1) = 3 pts

he never came back
to her

Janina Weidholz [Wiesbaden Germany]
(0,0,1) = 3 pts

boomerang --
again and again he tries
for a laugh

Julie Warther [Dover, Ohio USA]
(1,1,0) = 3 pts

windless night ...
her cries retreat
as the lullaby dims

Aditya Ashribad [Dehradun, India ]
(0,0,1) = 3 pts

lean season
the goat returning from
the dried grass

(1,1,0) = 3 pts

2 points

echoes of falling
winter shadows

Ignatius Fay [Sudbury, Ontario, Canada]
(2,0,0) = 2 pts

happy moment
once shared gets back
pen-pal's letter

Artūras Šilanskas [Vilnius, LITHUANIA]
(0,1,0) = 2 pts

a true love
returns to a lover
like boomerang...

Božidar Škobić - Čika Boško [Višegrad , Bosnia and Herzegovina ]
(2,0,0) = 2 pts

my toddler reading sunbeam
a bedtime story

Ken Sawitri [Jakarta, Indonesia]
(0,1,0) = 2 pts

Flapping, back here --
the boomerang,
the swallow.

Francesco Gonella [Padova, Italy]
(0,1,0) = 2 pts

1 point

In the mailbox
a return love letter...
another boomerang

Vasile Moldovan [Bucharest, Romania]
(1,0,0) = 1 pts

boomerang moon
being in a wax she makes him
mad at her

Angelica Seithe [Wettenberg Germany]
(1,0,0) = 1 pts

this summer
a stranger is close
to me

Dorota Ocińska [Łódź, Polska]
(1,0,0) = 1 pts

His estranged wife
returns for the second time…
a new beginning

Keith A Simmonds [Rodez, France]
(1,0,0) = 1 pts

sunrise again
to nowhere
just widowed

Andrius Luneckas [Vilnius, Lithuania]
(1,0,0) = 1 pts

lunar eclipse -
in shaman's dream boomerang
thrown at the sun

Miruna Covor [Bucharest, Romania]
(1,0,0) = 1 pts

oh, so silly...
after receiving a new boomerang
I threw my old one!

Tomislav Maretić [Croatia]
(1,0,0) = 1 pts

hurling their voices after the tour guide's Cooeeeee! in the gorge

* Cooee: used to attract attention, especially at a distance

Samar Ghose [Perth, Australia]
(1,0,0) = 1 pts

just a peep -
her look smiled to me
like a train

Mihail Buraga [Bucharest, Romania]
(1,0,0) = 1 pts

No points this time, sorry.

larger than life
temptations await
my return

Pravin Menon
[Bangalore, India]

Quo vadis Cartoon Art -
as too offensive pencil
bullet boomerang

Nicu Stopel
[Dridu, Romania]

dinner crumbs
the bouncing chat clears
my thoughts of him

Alegria Imperial
[Vancouver, Canada]

Neither in wood nor in carbon
My heart thrown
Dangerous boomerang

Sylvain Gardet
[Rouen, France]

Lazy summer days
all this time in the hammock
a nine months feeling

Richard Jodoin
[Montréal, Canada]

Tho echo of refugees´ cry
flys in cold-hearted emptiness
like boomerang in dry desert

Ruzica Soldo
[Bosnia and Herzegovina]

Returning boomerang
Teaches me
Karma. ...

Shabbir Shaikh [India]

shooting star —
my vow such a boomerang
of the moon

Minh-Triêt PHAM [Paris, France]

the lingering scent
on your red baby scarf-
home alone

Vani Sathyanarayan [Bangalore, India]

tom and jerry --
the pirates lose their way
in stormy night

Kumarendra Mallick [Hyderabad, India]

No votes received. Results hidden


Tatjana Debeljacki
[Užice,Serbian ]

See you at the next kukai in September 2015.

Jayashree Maniyil
(for Indian Kukai)