For anybody who knows me well (and possibly even those who don’t) it’s no secret that India has left an impression upon me that I haven’t felt travelling in any other country. A couple of weeks ago I received the following message in my youtube inbox:
Just watched the video ‘Camel Safari Tour (Thar Desert) Part 13 – Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India’. We think it’ll click really well in the ‘India is Wherever you Are’ category of ‘India Is’ Global Video Challenge 2011. It’s the Indian Govt.’s brainchild, and you have the chance of winning upto $7500. Get in touch, and make your submission official at www.indiais.org.
See you there!
Sent to: nomadicsamuel
Now these kinds of messages ‘pop up’ all the time and most of them are fake or phony requests. I can’t even begin to count the number of times I get a message saying my channel is ‘great’ or that I’ve made an ‘awesome’ video. Unfortunately, more often than not, these messages are nothing more than a plea to join some kind of service such as sub4sub.
I was about to disregard this message but for some strange reason (unbeknownst to me) I decided to give it another glance. Upon further review the message seemed to be legit and I went over and check out the website:
I rarely need an excuse to dust off the vaults with regards to doing projects related to India with my photos or videos. I typically find embedded memories of my glorious adventures stored in my individual photos. Sometimes a certain photo or video can take me back in time and make me feel as though I was back there right now experiencing it all again.
Some of the highlights were photos from The Pink City of Jaipur, The Taj Mahal and Amritsar’s The Golden Temple.
It was with sheer delight that I spent this afternoon making three videos to enter into the competition in the following categories:
1) India Is Wherever You Are
2) India Is Colourful
3) India Is Creative
Thanks for taking the time to check out these videos and for those who are interested in participating in the contest be sure to check out the official website for more information and submission guidelines: India Is