Win a bundle of 3 books from "Harper Collins"!

Contest - "A dose of Gandhigiri"
in association with Harper Collins

The Proud Indian

Winners Announced

Thank you for the participation! The contest is closed. We have aggregated the points given by the judges, the likes and comments.

And the winners are (in descending order of points)...

  • Asim Vasisth
  • Sushant Sharma
  • Parthiban Rajendiran

Congratulations winners !! Please email us your shipping address at We will be mailing you a copy of -
1. "Self Deception" by Arun Shourie
2. "Meena Kumari: The Classic Biography" by Vinod Mehta
3. "The Politickle Pickle" by Shreyas Navare

Are the people we call 'heroes' really heroic? Are the leaders we've chosen (or the ones we plan to choose) worthy of leading us? Are media persons sticking to facts or acting as chamchas to the high and mighty? Have industrialists in their multi-storey towers forgotten all about the common man? Who is badly in need of some good ol' Gandhigiri?

"Tell us - Which public personality do you want to give a good dose of 'Gandhigiri' to??" Name the person, why he/she needs to be reminded of Gandhiji's ideals, and which aspect of Gandhigiri (Honesty? Non-violence? Tolerance? Vegetarianism?) they need.

What do you win?

3 best answers win : A bundle of 3 very interesting books :--

How will the winners be decided?

Here is the system by which we will give points :
  • Each comment and like on the entry will count for 5 points
  • Comments from the participant on his/her own entry or comments outside of the topic discussion, will not be counted.
  • Two of our editors will choose the top 3 "Editor's choice" entries. Each editor's choice entry will get 50 points

The total points of your entry will be the sum of all the three points above. We will give prizes to the top 3 entries by total points.

What are the rules?

  • Multiple entries from the same person will not be accepted. Only the first entry will be considered valid
  • The contest is open till October 6th 2013. Entries made after that will not be considered valid
  • The winners will be declared on October 8th 2013

"Self Deception" by Arun Shourie

On what assumptions was Pandit Nehru confident that China would not invade India in 1962? Why and on what basis did he scotch all warnings in Tibet and our entire border? What eventually led to the debacle of 1962? Are the same delusions and mistakes not being repeated now? A book of great contemporary relevance because of the recent strains and tensions between India and China.

"Meena Kumari: The Classic Biography" by Vinod Mehta

Vinod Mehta's riveting account of Meena Kumari's life begins with her death, weeks after the release of her swan song Pakeezah. He goes to Meetawala Chawl in Dadar East, where she was born, the studios where she worked, the hospital where she died and the cemetery she was cremated in. Mehta creates a complex portrait of a woman who carefully cultivated the image of someone 'unfairly exploited and betrayed by her lovers and lady luck'.

"The Politickle Pickle" by Shreyas Navare

A hilarious collection of cartoons on every aspect of Indian life, from politics in sports to sports in politics; from freedom of expression to economic depression; from social media to unsocial behavior. Shreyas Navare is one of the major young cartoonists of modern India. The book comes with a glowing Foreword by A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

Tell us - Which public personality do you want to give a good dose of 'Gandhigiri' to??

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