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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!