YEA! WE MADE IT!!
Posted by Prabha Koda on 07/20 at 12:30 PM
Kudos to all the selected…. c ya in goa soon also who r not selected can join…
Posted by Ravinder on 07/20 at 12:31 PM
Probably the first bouquet from us
Thank you TGDC team, and thanks to all our family, friends and supporters to get us to top -100!!!
Posted by Anjali & Hemant on 07/20 at 12:35 PM
Well there are a few people who did sneak by even when they had fake votes.
Posted by asdsad on 07/20 at 12:37 PM
A large bouquet from us to the Jury! :D
Posted by Ritesh & Kosha on 07/20 at 12:39 PM
We are in the middle of ALL!
Wonderful idea to unveil the top 100… and guess what we (Prabha and I) are in the middle of the word ALL… very apt….TGDC has been ALL that we have been doing for the last 2 weeks…
... and right next to us (in the begining of ALL) are our good friends Navin and Khushi…. really great!
Posted by Harsha Koda on 07/20 at 12:42 PM
THANK YOU TGDC! You guys are just so good at the game of revealing We made it to the top 100. Thank you ALL!
Each stage has an element of surprise in store, we really liked the way the top 100 were announced.
We would like to thank TGDC team for such an interesting concept and the contest and also all those who voted for us.
Even after the best couple earn their Rs ONE MILLION, I hope TGDC continues the blogs and are in touch with all participants in some way or the other!
Radhika & Narayan
Posted by Radhika and Narayan Mallapur on 07/20 at 12:47 PM
Having made the first 100 what are the next steps?
Posted by shaishav and Norah on 07/20 at 12:48 PM
We got through Round 1, and my hands are still shaking with the adrenaline rush!! It was like sitting for an exam and biting your nails waiting for the results to be out! We’ve given it our very best shot, and are over the moon to have gotten through Round 1!! Bouquets all the way ( but of course! ). Thank you jury, thank you TGDC, thank you everyone who’s voted for us, and now wish us even more luck!!
Posted by Divya Adige on 07/20 at 12:48 PM
We are not the lucky ones!!!
I don’t know what to say… I have been following this contest since Day 1… I have seen new people joining in, and I have following almost every couple who joined… and this is very disheartning to see that the couples who couldn’t use proper English, have gone through… and we couldn’t…!!!
(I know, only team TGDC will say is, it’s the jury who took the decision)
Anyways, We, now have just 2 request, if TGDC can fulfill them…???
I would like to know all the 9 parameters of the jury’s decision, so that I know where and what did we fall short of!!!
and Also, i would like to get all the e-mail ids, so that I can those 277 people who showed their confidence in us.
Congratulations to all those 100 coules who have made it… especially, Rishi, Tirthankar, Amit, Unni and Joseph, Wish you All the very Best for next rounds!!!
Posted by Vinny and Bushra on 07/20 at 12:57 PM
I was quite shocked to see people who wrote things like this ( Copied and pasted below) are amongst Top 100.. I have nothing to say.. I think people reading this blog and the jury all understand wht I am trying to tell.
Great WORK.. (Pun Intendeded)
Our Travel Plan
If we had been informed before, that writing such langauage and not submitting travel plan at all, with the only criteria being a so called celebrity status, We would have taken that route.
Thanks a ton! Great idea - the element of surprise was ossum guys!! :D
As time passed by and pictures didn’t appear, anxiety got the better of me and I did a control-F to search in HMTL of the page! Saw our name and then went and peacefully clicked the alphabet!
Great stuff and looking forward eagerly to top-25 rankings.
Posted by Aditi and Anupam Mathur on 07/20 at 01:03 PM
Congratulations to Top 100s
Good luck to the 100 who made it!! may the best couple win..
Poonam & Juggie
Unfortunately we are one of the unlucky ones!!
Posted by Huzaifa on 07/20 at 01:13 PM
Dear TGDC Team,
Just slightly dissappointed because there are couples with low votes lower than 150, yet not a very impressive application, including the exposure and quality of language used, who have gone through.
I agree with vinny and bushra, that somehwere it has left us dissappointed and of course you will say that the jury’s decision is final. But having put in a very sincere effort and knowing that we are good, having even received an acknowledgement to this effect on your blog, we were hopeful.
I am a travel writer and my verdict ... a few of the couples featured in your top 100 has left a big question mark…
Anyway, never mind…
Posted by chandrani chaudhuri on 07/20 at 01:13 PM
ELENA KASNATSCHEEWA and YULIYA GLUSHCHENKO????
maybe its a case of sour grapes, but am blaming the number of votes we got and going for the drive anyway!
You guys really like playing with the tension around here, right? :D
Great to know we’ve made it. Though I did use other means to get to know it - swapped the filename with our application number. :D
@Vinny: Thanks man! I wish you all the best in whatever contest you take up next, as everyone has said already this contest has opened new hobbies or re-opened old ones for a lot of people. I hope you continue blogging, and discovering the online space more and more. All the very best to you!
Posted by Joseph Radhik on 07/20 at 01:19 PM
Sandip and team,
Congratulations on your first win. We understand this was not easy. Three cheers for you all!!!
And for the selected 100…Good job thus far, Let us prepare for the next step.
All the best for rest of the competition.
Posted by Rishi and Poonam Kapoor on 07/20 at 01:19 PM
I would just like to thank TGDC for coming up with such a good concept. I found it so good, that I stopped my job-hunting(I am out of job right now) and focussed on this, and I enjoyed every minute of it.
The idea of revealing the top 100 couples this way, is fantastic, hats off to the person who came up with it.
With all good wishes for the 100 couples and team TGDC for the next rounds, I take off from The Great Driving Challenge Contest.
Great Going and All the Best,
Posted by Vinny and Bushra on 07/20 at 01:21 PM
THANK YOU TGDC TEAM… we are in TOP 100 not long b4 we are in the TOP 3 i guess..
Posted by Sudhanshu & Aastha on 07/20 at 01:24 PM
Yeah , We made it !!!
Thanks a lot , you made our day !!
This is the best Monday !!! Looking forward for the next stages…
Anand & Nischala
Posted by Anand & Nischala on 07/20 at 01:24 PM
First came the agonizing twitter update saying how much more difficult would you guys make it! then the clicketty click and finally a subdued under the breath WOW! That was the first reaction and then I called up the wife to tell her. The IM status updates followed by tweets/twits…. facebook update, sms to friends who voted thanking them….. looking for Abhijit and Vashishta and many other couples whom we’d liked…. seems all were there surprise surprise!!!
Guys I have to hand it to you it seems like you guys managed it pretty well so far. I mean I had 173 votes and a very small number of testimonials but still made it through! Am thinking it was because of my writing style and the wifes’ eye for a picture.. as well as her attention to detail (she was the one who did the detailed study of the rules and steered me away from Leh Ladakh coz it’d have been unattainable in the 300-350km per day limit)..... whatever it was I hope we will find it out and also that that specific “positive facet of our combined personalities” will continue to propel us further ahead in the competition…. for now top100 is good, top100 is healthy…. heck top100 is awesome :D
Oh and we’re the “A” in Cedia on the results page…. now if only that would stand to mean that we’re already in the Cedia (with 4 others) )
Posted by Imtiaz on 07/20 at 01:24 PM