Monday, March 23, 2015

A-Z April Challenge 2015: THEME REVEAL

Photoart: Fifi Ananda 
My THEME for A-Z April Challenge 2015 is Short Stories based on MYTHOLOGY.

It was last year that I discovered that there is something called A-Z April Challenge. I got pretty excited and began blogging alternate healing therapies from A-Z. Sadly, my mother fell ill and I took off to my hometown. Her passing away on April 14, 2014 brought my Blogging Challenge to a full stop.

This year, with my parents’ blessings (I know Amma-Appa that you are watching me from up there), I am planning to take up the A-Z April Challenge 2015. I am confident that I will complete it as I have already begun planning it a month ago.


A-Z April Challenge 2015

India is rich in culture, tradition and mythology. Folk lore prevails in abundance. I would say that India is the land of Vedas; Puranas; Itihasas; Gandharvas; Yakshas and no less than 33 crore Gods & Goddesses. I am hoping to tap all that rich heritage and come up with mythological short stories based on them. If I run short of characters from Indian mythology, I plan to borrow from other countries as well as from Grimm’s Fairy Tales. 

And I plan to visit a minimum of 10 blogs participating in the challenge this year. Hope to meet a lot of bloggers and make new friends around the globe! 



26 comments:

  1. Thats brilliant indeed...looking forward to your reads. All the best :)

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    1. Thank you Manish for stopping by my blog and posting a comment :)

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  2. Love your theme! And looking forward to read mythological stories from A to Z this April at your space! Cheers!

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    1. Thank you Shilpa. Will you be participating?

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  3. I love mythology! :)

    -Chrys Fey
    Tremp's Troops A to Z Co-co-host

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  4. I look forward to following your posts.

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  5. I am glad to know that Chrys Fey. I hope you like my stories. Thank you for stopping by and posting a comment :)

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  6. Thank you Deborah Weber. Hope you like the stories. Thank you for stopping by and posting a comment :)

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  7. Fascinating theme. Not easy, but I'm sure you're up to the task. Your short story in "Matches Made in Heaven" gave me a good taste. :-)

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  8. Thank you Devika! I am glad you liked LOVE MATCH FOR VELAN. Of course, the ones for this challenge will be short. Hope I am able to do justice to them. :D

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  9. Interesting choie for a theme! Looking forward to your posts.

    John Holton
    The Sound Of One Hand Typing

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  10. A great theme. Mythology is a treasure trove, u can keep digging in. I started a similar one on characters of Mahabharatha long back but couldnt find enough motivation to take it further!

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  11. Thank you for stopping by John Holton :)

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  12. Thank you Gayathri! A-Z Challenge is the perfect motivation to blog 26 days of April. Have you joined the fray? :D

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  13. I love it! I have two epics from India on my A to Z list :) Looking forward to reading your posts!
    Thanks for the visit!

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    Multicolored Diary - Epics from A to Z
    MopDog - The crazy thing about Hungarians...

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  14. Thank you Tarkabarka Holgy. I have saved your blog link. Plan to check out your posts regularly :)

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  15. I'm so glad you're giving the challenge another shot this year, Sundari!
    Certain that your parents are smiling down on you! Good luck with the challenge.

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  16. All the best Sun! Looking forward to read mythology in your blog!!!

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  17. Wow, I had enjoyed velan's story. Look forward to these.
    I know this would be good as your parents are on your team. All the best.

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  18. Thank you so much Corinne! Really looking forward to it :D

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  19. Thank you Lak :D
    Hope you get to visit every day. Looking forward to your feedback

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  20. Thank you Inderpreet. Yeah, they definitely are. And I am glad you liked Velan story. Though these are going to be rather brief ;)

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  21. Glad you are part of this Sundari. And equally looking forward to read your mesmerizing tales..

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  22. Thank you Rubina. Hope my tales live up to all your expectations :)

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  23. I am looking forward to it. It is a theme that i briefly pondered upon last year, but soon gave up and took up something far more simpler when I realized my grip on indian mythology was not as strong as i thought it was.
    I will stop by to read yours.

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  24. Thank you so much Jayanthi for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. I hope you like reading my posts. I agree with you that it's not easy. I started preparing from beginning of February and still not fully ready :)

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