NSM Theme and the scope of this blog

Congratulations to the winning suggestion, which I think is great, I wish I had thought of it! As it happened neither of my suggestions even made it to the short list, so I will have to be content with a regular room at Udaipur! I must clarify that if you had a vision of Naveen and me spending the weekend together debating the pros and cons of each of the 22 suggestions, I have to tell you that the actual process was much swifter- I think both of us also have a life to lead!

I secretly (not so secretly now) wish we could have selected Babichan's suggestion and given a Longman dictionary to each participant though!

Thank you to everyone who participated, and maybe all us losers should have a drink together.

The scope of this blog is being widened to welcome participation from other group companies, to begin with the DK and Penguin teams (you may have already noticed the unfamiliar logos on the page!). I hope that gets us more writers and more topics that will be of interest to us all. Since there really isn't a higher purpose to this site than to have an outlet for people who want to share their thoughts on anything, I guess it will be good to have more players.

Vivek Govil

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It was a tough decision for which Judges Naveen and Vivek had to brainstorm for hours and days trying to choose among 22 most exciting entries from team-mates all over India . From the moment this contest was conceived we expected this to be cracker of a contest. But once the "Big Prize" was announced the trickle of entries on blog turned into flood of most varying and awesome ideas which kept coming till the very last hours of extended contest date. Each of theme was unique and amusing, to say the least, and the decision was made after much deliberation with all the names being erased from the themes for sake of impartiality. At last it was short listed to final five entries and out of which judges selected the final winner and it is………


Jaya Prakash with his theme “CREATE YOUR OWN TOMORROW” is the big winner of NSM 2009 contest and he is the one who will get to stay in "Grand Luxury Suite” of Trident, Udaipur. His theme will be official Logo of our NSM 2009.

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