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Monday, May 7, 2012

I *Heart* Mangoes: A Tulika Summer Blogathon

Aam admirers, the I *Heart* Mangoes blogathon is here! 



Does your heart beat for the golden Alphonso, the blue-tinged Neelam, the red-green Mulgoa and the much-loved Banganapalli? Or does a rarer, lesser-known variety make you weak at the knees? Do you have a
mangnificent recipe for mango barfi? Or an under-the-mango-tree memory (or conspiracy!) that you'd like to share?


Here's what you have to do: 

Put up your mango story on your blog. If you don't have a blog, you can write to us at tulikabooks@gmail.com with the subject I *Heart* Mangoes. We'll put it up on the Tulika blog.

Your piece can be short, long, sweet or spicy. It can be a trip down memory lane, an interesting piece of family lore or forgotten local history all involving mangoes, of course. What?! You have a story and a recipe?? Bingo :) It can even be a little folktale you've heard. (But don't be lazy, ok. Means, if you thought Mango myth = Ganesh x 3 super slow jogs around parents and 1 irritated sibling on peacock, think again.)

Post pictures if you can. Add fun details. And (this is important) send us the link to your blogpost. You can paste it in the comments section at the end of this post or send us an email with the link.

End of the fortnight, we'll collect interesting responses and post samplings with links to original posts/publish other responses received via mail.



Selected participants will win copies of the forthcoming wordbird picture book, The Sweetest Mango, written by Malavika Shetty and illustrated by Ajanta Guhathakurta.


That's it. Let's roll with the mangas!

16 comments:

  1. I would love to read your books. You dont have any particular bookstore in Bangalore that sells your books. None of the mainstream bookstores have a good collection of your publications. Im aware they are sold online...but I would prefer the old fashioned method of browzing through them before I decide to buy. I had been to the Hippocampus for the bookfair but realised that Tulika was there the pervious day!:-( Do let me know...

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    1. Hi Divya, we do have bookstores that stock our titles. Check out Atta Galatta (080 3018 1626), Bibliophile (080 28437561) and Books for Change (25580346/25321747).

      If there's a specific title you're looking for and you don't find it here, you can order directly from us. You can preview pages from the book on the website as well.

      Hope this was useful.:)

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  4. Love the illustrations! Here's my post:

    http://saudha.blogspot.in/2012/05/i-was-slicing-up-seasons-first-mango.html

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  5. http://padmawrites-playbyrules.blogspot.in/ my I *Heart* Mangoes post..was writing one and left it half way when I came across your tweet and then it gave me the zeal to finish.

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  6. I was toying with the idea of writing down my "Mango Memories" and procrastinating. I'm glad your tweet came along. Read my mango memories at http://crazyweekdays.blogspot.com

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    1. Super, Padma and Varsha. Thanks for sending in your entries.:)

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  7. I am not a regular blogger. But this was too good to let go! Brought back thousands of memories and much more to say. So here I am posting a blog almost after 8 months and all about my love for mangoes. Enjoy, http://rjois.wordpress.com/2012/05/19/mango-diaries/

    - RJ

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  8. I heart heart heart mangoes :) and mango moments are just lovely bonding yummy times, some instant bond... :) Milkertainment @ http://pinashpinash.wordpress.com/2012/05/17/milkertainment-p/

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  9. http://readingthroughrsmind.wordpress.com/2012/05/20/missing-the-mango-mania/ - Thats my memory of mangoes :)

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  10. http://fewingredients.blogspot.com/ That is my memory of mangoes.

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