On getting lucky..

I must announce that I won INR 1000 worth’s gift voucher from Indiaplaza(Books) by participating in the ‘Golden Quill 2008’ awards. Apparently the book I voted won the ‘Reader’s Choice’  award. 

Here’s what Indiaplaza has to say about the awards:

Concept Behind The ‘Golden Quill’ Awards

Indiaplaza is today India’s largest online bookstore with over a million customers worldwide and we are launching this awardto encourage Indian writing and also to further our commitment to the cause of reading in India.      

The Indiaplaza Golden Quill will be finally awarded to an author whose work of fiction in English is judged the best among a select lot of titles published in India in the calendar year 2007.

A good initiative to promote Indian authors I must say.

So which book won? Well, the following:

And why did I choose it? Honestly speaking, among the contenders this was the only book I had heard of. I had briefly browsed through it in a bookshop a week before voting. So I was lucky indeed.

I am going to order this one immediately!

Oh, did I forget to thank Ankit who reminded me to vote 🙂

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Ankit - September 8, 2008

Hey, take a close look at that gift certificate and see what terms and conditions it is under. I remember, when I got a Rs. 630 certificate from Indiaplaza, it was valid only on orders above Rs. 2500…

Amit Srivastava - September 10, 2008

@Ankit: Yeah that’s a valid point. Thankfully they are generous this time:-)


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