Monday, February 16, 2015

Results - Indian Kukai #9 - Onion

Dear haiku friends!

Namaste! Howdy! Bon jour! And hello!

Thank you for taking part in our 9th Indian Kukai.

Firstly, let me apologize for the delays that happened during the period of this kukai. It has been two torrid months for me, and I thank you for the patience you have shown. Since we are very late, as a way of thanks, all results are taken into consideration for just this edition, voted or otherwise.

We had 75 participants from 25 countries this time.

{Australia – 4, Bangladesh – 1, Belgium – 1, Bhutan – 1, Bosnia and Herzegovina – 1, Bulgaria – 5, Canada – 3, Croatia – 2, England – 4, France – 4, Germany – 3, India – 18, Indonesia – 1, Israel – 1, Italy – 1, Lithuania – 4, Macedonia – 1, Nepal – 1, New Zealand – 1, Nigeria – 1, Northern Ireland – 1, Philippines – 1, Poland – 1, Romania – 9, Scotland – 1, United States of America – 4.}

Our congratulations and thanks to you all.

The winner for this edition of the Indian Kukai is Urveez Kakalia, from Mumbai in India.

In second place, is Samar Ghose, from Perth in Australia.

Third place goes to Sanaa Dayal, from Jaipur in India.

In fourth place is Harshvardhan Sushant, from Pune in India.

And fifth place is shared by Marion Clarke, from Warrenpoint in Northern Ireland and Lavana Kray, from Iasi in Romania.

COMPLETE RESULTS AS BELOW:

8
onion rings...
a slum girl shows off
her bangles

Urveez Kakalia [ Mumbai, India ] ( 7 , 7 , 4 ) = 33 pts


12
digging onions--
the old man sniffs the air
for rain

Samar Ghose [ Perth, Australia ] ( 10 , 4 , 4 ) = 30 pts


74
wild onions...
the memories that won't
go away

Sanaa Dayal [ Jaipur, India ] ( 12 , 4 , 3 ) = 29 pts


1
onion rings
the dark circles
beneath my father's eyes

Harshvardhan Sushant [ Pune, India ] ( 8 , 4 , 4 ) = 28 pts


50
chopping onions -
my grandmother's
paper-thin skin

Marion Clarke [ Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland ] ( 6 , 3 , 4 ) = 24 pts


69
silver wedding -
we share the rings
of a pickled onion

Lavana Kray [ Iasi, Romania ] ( 7 , 7 , 1 ) = 24 pts


29
family quarrel
she goes to the kitchen
to cut onions

Gergana Yaninska [ Plovdiv, Bulgaria ] ( 11 , 6 , 0 ) = 23 pts

43
mother's words —
the aftertaste
of red onion

Carl Seguiban [ Vancouver, Canada ] ( 9 , 4 , 2 ) = 23 pts


45
satori—
at the core of the onion
nothingness

Gautam Nadkarni [ Mumbai, India ] ( 6 , 2 , 3 ) = 19 pts


26
red onion skins -
the old gipsy woman still
colouring her hair

Miruna Covor [ Bucharest, Romania ] ( 7 , 2 , 2 ) = 17 pts

59
winter morning...
from grandma's small kitchen
the scent of onion

Keith Simmonds [ Rodez, France ] ( 8 , 3 , 1 ) = 17 pts


10
noonday heat
a breeze peels
the onion seller's skirt

Ken Sawitri [ Blora, Indonesia ] ( 6 , 2 , 2 ) = 16 pts

16
ripe onion—
the outer roundness
of her belly

Hansha Teki [ Wellington, New Zealand ] ( 4 , 6 , 0 ) = 16 pts

21
one after another
i remove my worries –
onion peelings

Diana Teneva [ Haskovo, Bulgaria ] ( 6 , 5 , 0 ) = 16 pts


5
our romance...
removing another layer
of the onion

Robert Kania [ Warsaw, Poland ] ( 5 , 3 , 1 ) = 14 pts

61
onion...
the layers of emotions
behind her smile

Dishika Iyer [ Mumbai, India ] ( 6 , 4 , 0 ) = 14 pts


9
peeling onions–
i wipe mama's eyes
with my skirt

Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy [ Birmingham, England ] ( 4 , 3 , 1 ) = 13 pts
18
peeling the onion -
he loves me,he loves me not,
he loves me…

Yu Lian [ Corabia, Romania ] ( 0 , 5 , 1 ) = 13 pts

55
onion peels
what goes around
comes around

Mrunali Thakore [ Mumbai, India ] ( 5 , 4 , 0 ) = 13 pts

60
wild onions
infiltrate daffodils . . .
middle age

Julie Warther [ Dover, USA ] ( 2 , 1 , 3 ) = 13 pts


2
full of tears
the onion
and I

John McDonald [ Edinburgh, Scotland ] ( 3 , 3 , 1 ) = 12 pts

71
pregnant once more
I plant onions under
the gibbous moon

Cynthia Rowe [ Sydney, Australia ] ( 3 , 3 , 1 ) = 12 pts


41
cutting onion...
finding my way
through grief

Florin Florian [ Botosani, Romania ] ( 4 , 2 , 1 ) = 11 pts

63
my neighbour’s son
is getting better at the violin
the onion stew got burnt

Lyudmila Hristova [ Sofia, Bulgaria ] ( 2 , 3 , 1 ) = 11 pts

75
onion cutting -
every reason to have
a good cry

Janina Weidholz [ Wiesbaden, Germany ] ( 4 , 2 , 1 ) = 11 pts


13
first day away from home-
on my fingers
the smell of mother’s onion sambar*

(sambar - a broth of lentils, tamarind paste and vegetables usually eaten by mixing with rice using the fingers)

Vidya Venkatramani [ Chennai, India ] ( 6 , 2 , 0 ) = 10 pts

28
onion...
after tattoo removal
new skin layers
Ana Drobot [ Bucharest, Romania ] ( 5 , 1 , 1 ) = 10 pts


24
onion rings
he forgets I know
when he's lying

Christine Villa [ North Highlands, USA ] ( 7 , 1 , 0 ) = 9 pts

34
onion field--
the worms and i
rejoicing

Meik Blottenberger [ Hanover, USA ] ( 2 , 2 , 1 ) = 9 pts

37
april fragrance
the onions flower
in a water jar

Ramesh Anand [ Bangalore, India ] ( 3 , 3 , 0 ) = 9 pts

54
onion layers -
the unfathomable depths
of his heart

Arvinder Kaur [ Chandigarh, India ] ( 5 , 2 , 0 ) = 9 pts


25
farewell kiss –
finding herself in the kitchen
cutting an onion

Angelica Seithe [ Wettenberg, Germany ] ( 3 , 1 , 1 ) = 8 pts


49
onion clouds
gathering the dusk
her puffed eyes

Akila G [ Hyderabad, India ] ( 2 , 1 , 1 ) = 7 pts

62
slicing onions
outside the window
a lone heron flies away

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

67
hopeful onions
perceive the incoming spring
even in the fridge

Francisco de Sabata [ Pescantina, Italy ] ( 2 , 1 , 1 ) = 7 pts


36
the honey moon
onion soup and champagne
served to the bed

Arturas Silanskas [ Vilnius, Lithuania ] ( 3 , 0 , 1 ) = 6 pts

66
Onions cut-
white circles
under my eyes

Christiane Ranieri [ Wittenheim, France ] ( 0 , 0 , 2 ) = 6 pts

72
long-awaited wedding
in her handkerchief
onion flakes

Pepa Odjakova [ Plovdiv, Bulgaria ] ( 1 , 1 , 1 ) = 6 pts


6
two fullmoons
on the table
onions

Andrius Luneckas [ Vilnius, Lithuania ] ( 5 , 0 , 0 ) = 5 pts

11
onion's last skin
the Godless sanctorum
of an old temple

Ajaya Mahala [ Pune, India ] ( 3 , 1 , 0 ) = 5 pts

20
in floods of tears
while peeling onions —
the wedding banquet

Minh Triet Pham [ Paris, France. ] ( 0 , 1 , 1 ) = 5 pts

44
countless tender stars
take shape of summer snow ball
white blooming onion

Kirsten G. [ Goessweinstein, Germany ] ( 3 , 1 , 0 ) = 5 pts

53
A striptease
with tears and tears and tears –
peeling onions

Willy Cuvelier [ Gullegem, Belgium ] ( 3 , 1 , 0 ) = 5 pts

73
she cried as
she cut through it -
lifeless onion

Shubhangi Jagdev [ Pune, India ] ( 1 , 2 , 0 ) = 5 pts


4
a sentimental scene
on TV -- fortunately I'm just
cutting the onion

Tomislav Maretic [ Zagreb, Croatia ] ( 0 , 2 , 0 ) = 4 pts

7
sparkles in the eyes
my little gardener brings a bouquet
of blooming onions

Goda V. Bendoraitiene [ Klaipeda, Lithuania ] ( 1 , 0 , 1 ) = 4 pts

14
Reading in
her misterious eyes...
I know my onions

Vasile Moldovan [ Romania ] ( 2 , 1 , 0 ) = 4 pts

17
onion seedlings -
a blackbird is looking
for its place

Mihail Buraga [ Bucharest, Romania ] ( 2 , 1 , 0 ) = 4 pts

32
slicing the onion --
going deep within
ring by ring

Kumarendra Mallick [ Hyderabad, India ] ( 1 , 0 , 1 ) = 4 pts


27
French onion soup
alone at the party
a grimace

Sylvain Gardet [ Bodeaux, France ] ( 0 , 0 , 1 ) = 3 pts

38
last goodbye-
for a moment,
i am an onion

Rita Odeh [ Nazareth, Israel ] ( 3 , 0 , 0 ) = 3 pts


58
Community kitchen
peeling and cutting onions
laughs

Richard Jodoin [ Montreal, Canada ] ( 0 , 0 , 1 ) = 3 pts


15 snowy morning,on
a wall hangs a bundle of
frozen onions

Sonja Gavriloska Ljulkova [ Ohrid, Macedonia ] ( 2 , 0 , 0 ) = 2 pts

19 knife and tears
he cries while chopping and sniffs--
not a murder

Ishita Blest [ Ghaziabad, India ] ( 0 , 1 , 0 ) = 2 pts

22
layers of skin--
i cut in deep
my eyes bleed

Presh Thyblackpoet [ Warri, Nigeria ] ( 0 , 1 , 0 ) = 2 pts


31
family reunion –
onion recipe
it reminds us of mother

Daniela Lacramioara [ Galati, Romania ] ( 2 , 0 , 0 ) = 2 pts

35
onion sprouts
a tendency to be
self-serving

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


42
to whom is angry
this small producer
of funny tears

Bozidar Skobic [ Visegrad, Bosnia & Herzegovina ] ( 0 , 1 , 0 ) = 2 pts

47
peeled onions
concealing pain's melancholy
through different tears

Munia Khan [ Dhaka, Bangladesh ] ( 2 , 0 , 0 ) = 2 pts

51
Layer by layer
Crying
Not knowing what for

Iliyana Stoyanova [ St. Albans, England ] ( 2 , 0 , 0 ) = 2 pts

52
to cry or not …
crocodile tears fall upon
smelly onion

Djurdja Rozic [ Ivanic Grad, Croatia ] ( 0 , 1 , 0 ) = 2 pts


65
sliced raw onions
tears in the cooking gravy
no more seasoning

Tahera Mannan [ Nagpur, India ] ( 2 , 0 , 0 ) = 2 pts

68
probing hands
layers peeling through
-tears of taste

Nimi Arora [ Navi Mumbai, India ] ( 0 , 1 , 0 ) = 2 pts


3
tears of joy -
she's cutting an onion
finally for him

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

46
peeling onions
without ears
winter delight

Purush [ Noleansville, USA ] ( 1 , 0 , 0 ) = 1 pts

57
long haul flight -
the captain draws himself
on a paper plane

Edward Beach [ Bristol, England ] ( 1 , 0 , 0 ) = 1 pts

64
Cut onion head
the white rose
women's tears

Ruzha Vasileva [ Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria ] ( 1 , 0 , 0 ) = 1 pts


23
onion rings -
the wok has room
for more

James Dobson [ Prudhoe, England ] ( 0 , 0 , 0 ) = 0 pts

30
from madame’s mouth
strings of melting cheese
drip on onion soup

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

33
the symbols of Wales...
I give away the last pound -
Empty pockets!

Nijole Kerusauskiene [ Kaunas, Lithuania ] ( 0 , 0 , 0 ) = 0 pts

39
plain water
thick in fog; they are
rotten onions Kuheli [ Midnapur, India ] ( 0 , 0 , 0 ) = 0 pts

40
onion soup
down the generations
mother to daughter

Simon Hanson [ Allendale, Australia ] ( 0 , 0 , 0 ) = 0 pts

48
peeling onions
without tears
favorite soaps off the air

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

56
genuine teardrops -
green onion springing
and melting the snow

Nicu Stopel [ Dridu, Romania ] ( 0 , 0 , 0 ) = 0 pts

70
Thanks Onions !
Kiss me...
and cool my heart

Ram Sharan Maharjan [ Kathmandu, Nepal ] ( 0 , 0 , 0 ) = 0 pts



Our next kukai is just on the horizon, in March 2015. And I can promise there won't be any huge delays in that edition. Thank you for the participation once again, and the patience as well! See you soon.


Organizer, Indian Kukai from IN haiku.

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