Sunday, March 06, 2016

Results of The Indian Kukai # 15



Namaste! Greetings!

We conclude  the  fifteenth edition of the Indian Kukai today.

78 participants took part in 15th Indian Kukai, and they came from 25 different countries. 

The theme of this edition was ASH.

This time the winner is Vandana Parashar from Sriganganagar,India with 33 points.

 Ajaya Mahala from Pune,India takes the runner-up slot with 23 pointsand Minh-Triêt PHAM from Paris,France  takes  the third place with 22 points.

Mihail Buraga from Bucharest, Romania is fourth with 21 points.

The fifth place has been shared by John McDonald from Edinburgh,Scotland and Madhuri Pillai from Melbourne,Australia (both 18 points ).


Congratulations to all of them, and to each of you who participated as well.

Complete results as below.
Points are indicated as (5,3,1) = 5*1pt + 3*2pt + 1*3pt = 5+6+3 = 14pts.



WINNER

26

dad's funeral... how I wish he was a phoenix

-Vandana Parashar
[Sriganganagr,India]

( 3,6,6 ) = 33 points



RUNNER UP

34

mosquito coil . . . a long night spirals into a trail of ash

-Ajaya Mahala,
[Pune,India]

( 5,6,2 ) = 23 points



THIRD PLACE

25

ashen moon — all these promises I couldn't keep

-Minh-Triêt PHAM
[Paris,France]

( 2,4,4 ) =22 points



FOURTH PLACE 

64

fields of ash - raindrops explodes one by one 

-Mihail Buraga
[ Bucharest,Romania]

( 3,3,4 ) = 21 points



FIFTH PLACE (x 2)

11

ash on the Buddha ...still smiling


-John McDonald
[ Edinburgh,Scotland ]

( 5,2,3 ) = 18 points






59

letting go the swirl of ash on the incense tip


-Madhuri Pillai
[ Melbourne,Australia ]

(0,3,4 ) = 18 points






SIXTH PLACE

1

mother's ash.. how much of her is there

-Mohammad Azim Khan
[ Peshawar,Pakistan ]

( 6,3,1 ) = 15 points




SEVENTH PLACE

9

morning newspaper into evening fireplace day into ashes

-Dainius Dirgela
[ Vilnius, Lithuania ]

( 4,2,2 ) = 14 points





EIGHTH PLACE


73

riverborne ashes- so quietly now she becomes the bottomless sky

- Sanjukta Asopa
[ Belgaum,India ]

( 4,2,1 ) =11 points



NINTH PLACE (X6)

2

crematorium … he left many questions unanswered

-Archana Kapoor Nagpal
[Bangalore,India ]

( 0,5,0 ) = 10 points



5

summer dusk on the grill the ashes of our burning days 

-Angelica Seithe
[ Wettenberg ,Germany ]

( 0,2,2 ) = 10 points



6

the ashes of a dream I planted — forest fire

-Vinay Leo R
[ Bangalore,India ]

( 3,2,1 ) = 10 points



24

life support -- the ashes of last night's bonfire

-Yesha Shah
[ Surat,Gujrat ]

( 2,1,2 ) =10 points




42

honeymoon in the ashtray used condom

-Andrius Luneckas
[ Vilnius, Lithuania ]

( 1,3,1 ) = 10 points



78

among the ashes of last night’s fire the moonset debris

-Ali Znaidi
[ Redeyef, Tunisia ]

( 2,1,2 ) = 10 points





TENTH PLACE (x8)

10

Sky of ash - for the friend who died a sprig of lilac

-Marie-Alice MAIRE
[ Rungis, France ]

( 1,1,2 ) = 9 points



21

his ashes-- filling the emptiness with emptiness

-Sondra J. Byrnes 
[ Santa Fe,USA ]

( 4,1,1 ) = 9 points


35

green box of ashes contrary to her last wish jar of nutella

-Tomasz Szymczak
[ Chojnice, Poland ]

( 2,2,1 ) = 9 points



45

lengthening shadows his cigar lessens in drops of ash

-Kwaku Feni Adow
[ Akosombo, Ghana ]

( 3,3,0 ) = 9 points


47

dust to dust an urn - broken

-Tanja Cilia
[ Fleur de Lys,Malta ]

( 0,3,1 ) = 9 points


50

Under the cherry tree falling asleep near you — spring ashes

- RANIERI Christiane
[ WITTENHEIM,FRANCE ]

( 0,0,3 ) = 9 points


52

trembling earth – mother touching foreheads of her children

- Božidar Škobić
[ Višegrad,Bosnia and Herzegovina ]

( 2,2,1 ) = 9 points


68

his ashes on the river -- gibbous moon

-James Dobson
[ Prudhoe, UK ]

( 2,2,1 ) = 9 points



8 points (x3)


13

ashes to ashes - through a dusty window broken light

-Adrian Bouter
[ Gouda,Netherlands ]

( 1,2,1 ) = 8 points


54

sunlit violets on my mum’s grave… ashes and wine

- Diana Teneva
[ Bulgaria ]

( 4,2,0 ) = 8 points


65

gunmetal sky I empty the urn of your memories

- Anitha Varma
[ Kerala, India ]

( 3,1,1 ) = 8 points



7 points


49

ash piles hidden behind the clouds a late sun

- Billy Antonio
[ Laoac, Pangasinan, Philippines ]

( 1,3,0 ) = 7 points




6 points 


39

he sprays her ashes over the sacred river- another wife gone

- Sandra Martyres
[ Mumbai,India ]

( 2,2,0 ) = 6 points


5 points (x6)


14

golden ripples I scatter his ashes into the lake

- Anna Cates
[ Wilmington, (USA) ]

( 1,2,0 ) = 5 points



16

ashes... the history lessons they know by heart

- Ana Drobot
[ Bucharest, Romania ]

( 5,0,0 ) = 5 points



36

ashes under the eyelids of stones

- Janina Weidholz
[ Wiesbaden, Germany ]

( 0,1,1 ) = 5 points



37

praying Sherpa – wind carriers torward the peaks Juniper ashes

- Krzysztof Kokot
[ Nowy Targ, Poland ]

( 0,1,1 ) = 5 points



43

In a nice China vase my grandpa instead of flowers found his eternal peace

- Ruzica Soldo
[ Siroki Brijeg, Bosnia and Herzegovina ]

( 1, 2, 0 ) = 5 points



55

a handful of soil and a white chrysanthemum all I can do now

- Dorota Ocińska
[ Poland,( Łódź) ]

( 1,2,0 ) = 5 points




4 points (x6 )


3

first sunrise- breathing out the ash of memories

- Rita Odeh
[ Haifa, Israel ]

( 2,1,0 ) = 4 points


19

prosperous marriage in the fireplace ashes foreign letters

- Pepa Odjakova
[ Plovdiv, Bulgaria ]

( 1,0,1 ) = 4 points


30

burnt down home only ashes and tears left behind

- munia khan
[ Dhaka, Bangladesh ]

( 1,0,1 ) = 4 points



32

Her memories Unsettled In ash pot

- Purush
[ Ellicott cityMD. USA ]

( 1,0,1 ) = 4 points



44

Cutting down the large ash tree family mourning

- Richard Jodoin
[ Montréal, Canada ]

( 2,1,0 ) = 4 points



56

My mother's body only a handful of ash... nothing else

Vasile Moldovan
[ Bucharest, Romania ]

( 1, 0, 1 ) = 4 points



3 points (x7)


4

ash… somewhere the nightly sound of a leaking tap

- Seshu Chamarty
[ Hyderabad, India ]

( 1,1,0 ) = 3 points


17

in the prayer house — lots of flames and no ashes

- Goda V. Bendoraitiene
[ Klaipeda, Lithuania ]

( 3,0,0 ) = 3 points



18

the fiery explosion of his temper ash in the air

- nancy brady
[ Huron, Ohio, USA ]

( 0,0,1 ) = 3 points



53

now all the logs are burnt: end of summer heat

- Emmanuel Jessie Kalusian
[ Port Harcourt,Nigeria ]

( 1, 1, 0 ) = 3 points



60

Unreceived call He empties Ash tray again.....

- shabbir shaikh
[Selu, India ]

( 1,1,0 ) = 3 points



62

old cowboy in love – wood ash stirred in water for stomach burning

- Miruna Covor
[ Bucharest, Romania ]

( 1,1,0 ) = 3 points



72

ash sky waiting for sun speckled streetlamps

- G.Akila
[ Hyderabad,India ]

( 1,1,0 ) = 3 points




2 points ( x9 )



23

shining Sunday morning embers are still glowing in the warm campfire ash

- Nijolė Kerušauskienė
[ Kaunas, Lithuania ]

( 0,1,0 ) = 2 points



33

whining tourists stranded in paradise… volcanic ash

- Barbara A. Taylor
[ Mounain Top,NSW, Australia ]

( 0,1,0 ) = 2 points



41

spring wind – she scatters the ash from the last cig together

- Dan Iulian
[ Bucharest-Romania ]

( 2,0,0 ) = 2 points



58

desolate home in the fireplace ashes - snails

- Lyudmila Hristova
[ Sofia, Bulgaria ]

( 0,1,0 ) = 2 points



66

morning temple - bit of ash on forehead empowers her soul

- Anonymous

( 2,0,0 ) = 2 points



67

every stick I puffed paved the way to my ashes

- Pravin Menon
[ Bangalore, India ]

( 0,1,0 ) = 2 points



71

on the bank waiting for the ashes floating along
- Udo Mansfield
[ Flensburg ,Germany ]

( 0,1,0 ) = 2 points



75

sparks of bonfire over the leafless garden the Milky Way

- Alexander Shytkovskiy
[ Energodar,Ukraine ]

( 0,1,0 ) = 2 points



77

tidal waves crash on crackling fire- scattered ashes

- Vani Sathyanarayan
[ Bangalore,India ]

( 0,1,0 ) = 2 points



1 point (x7 )



7

Ash Wednesday mass… carnival revelers at church seeking atonement

- Keith A. SIMMONDS
[ Rodez, FRANCE ]

( 1,0,0 ) = 1 point



12

young girls plus signs on their foreheads Ash Wednesday

- Ignatius Fay
[ Sudbury, Ontario, Canada ]

( 1,0,0 ) = 1 point



20

Mount St. Helens: stirring creamer and ash into our tea.

- Ingrid Jendrzejewski
[ Cambridge, United Kingdom ]

( 1,0,0 ) = 1 point



63

crime investigation nonsmoker cop exams ashtray's content

- Artūras Šilanskas
[ Vilnius, LITHUANIA ]

( 1,0,0 ) = 1 point



69

day spa birds dust bugs away in cold wood ash

- Catherine Smith
[ Sydney – Australia ]

( 1,0,0 ) = 1 point



74

autumn leaf falls off... moist cinders

- Aditya Ashribad
[ Dehradun, India ]

( 1,0,0 ) = 1 point



76

howling winds ... the township covered with volcanic ash

- Jayashree Maniyil
[ Melbourne, Australia ]

( 1,0,0 ) = 1 point





NO POINTS THIS TIME, SORRY.



8

the Club of Rome - global warming think tank full of cigar ashes

- Nicu Stopel
[ Bucharest, Romania ]



15

bushfire— the fruits from his labor ashes and tears

- Adjei Agyei-Baah
[ Kumasi, Ghana ]



22

sputtering breath... the cinders resettle on mom's face

- Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy
[ Birmingham UK ]



27

from now on the words as the ash – breaking up letter

- Capotă Daniela Lăcrămioara
[ Galaţi ,Romania ]



28

eruption among the ashen clouds a single ember

- Iliyana Stoyanova
[ St Albans, UK ]



29

The childish footprints of civilisation, smudged In the dust of ashes
- Reshmy Warrier
[ Mumbai,India ]



31

Ash Wednesday neighbors gather for her funeral mass

- Valentina Ranaldi-Adams
[ Fairlawn, USA ]



38

summer afternoon - wind sweeps the ash from our barbeque

- Tomislav Maretić
[ Zagreb,Croatia ]



40

smeared with ash the brahmin's chants spreads holiness

- Rajeshwari Srinivasan
[ Thane,India ]



46

immersion... scattered ash drifts off alone

- Arvinder Kaur
[ Chandigarh, India ]



48

men women ashes scatter'd by the Northern wind towards a grey sky

- Francesco de Sabata
[ Pescantina - Italy ]



51

holy fire - white ash and his white hair

- D.V.Rozic
[ Ivanić-Grad, Croatia ]



57

last rites the yawning depth of night seals over

- Devin Harrison
[ Vancouver Island - Canada ]



61

sacred ash smears across Shiva's forehead.... contrails

- Vidya S Venkatramani
[ Chennai,INDIA ]



70

after transfusion at a hospital cupboard new brother’s photo

- Wiesław Karliński
[ Poland,( Łódź) ]







Thanks to all of you for your participation!

Organizers, Indian Kukai






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