Brilliant Job - You guys really deserved this one!
For the absolutely gorgeous 88 couples who did not make it, a big congratulations once again for making it to the TOP 100.
I hope you will now join me in congratulating these amazing 12.
Let us enjoy the rest of the journey.
We didnt make it, but soon we are going on our dream trail in our beloved WagonR to mark our 10th anniversary…
Also I would say each and evryone of us is a winner because each one’s experience in life is unique and cannot be compared and since this is a contest , someone has to win.. Thank god , life always gives another chance..
Lastly, I enjoyed this journey so far, and i feel proud to have been in top 100 out of 1000 odd couples.. , cos that’s no joke after all….
so this is Anand and Nischala , bowing out…..
Thanks for all the love and support .........
Posted by Anand & Nischala on 07/23 at 11:35 AM
I had 5 correct Guesses !!
great !! cheers dear Joseph / amit / Dr chhabra / Rishi and DJ Zinaida .
@ Rishi & Poonam
Way to go!! While some folks would’ve backed out of one of the challenges thinkin its too much to handle, u guys have dared to plunge into both TGDC and Raid de Himalaya (correct me if i’m wrong - isn’t that what mentioned as Himalayan Rally?)
All the best for everything! Keep ur energy levels high and spirits going!
If u need some clarifications abt the Raid, do feel free to email/ blog/ write/ call us… v’ve been there, done that!
Posted by Prabha on 07/23 at 11:38 AM
TGDC Team. You guys have done a wonderful job folks. And I stand to admire the true sportsmanship of all (except a few though) participants who did not make it to the top 12.
Dazzling Dozen… ROCK ON FOLKS… IT’S SHOWTIME…
Congrags Top 12
Thanks to TGDC for providing us with that short yet memorable time we spent being part of the game. Our adrenaline’s finally slowed down..
Its time to choose our favourite & see how they fare..
Cheers one & all,
Posted by Asha & Jo on 07/23 at 11:44 AM
Anyhow, Journey ended for us.
Posted by Raffi on 07/23 at 12:00 PM
Firstly BIG congratulations to
Vamsi, Charukesi, Unny, Bindhu, Tirthankar, Mampa, Thomas, Shilpy, Rooshad, Zinaida, Radhika, Bharath, Maya, Ramesh, Joseph, Namrata, Gaurav, Elena, Harish, Pavithra, Amit, Jasleen, Rishi and Poonam.
Good Job Guys! I do hope that there is only joy in store for you as go further along
TGDC, HM, Mitsubishi, Zig Wheels, Contract Advertising and Experience Commerce for offering an innovative and infective opportunity which brought many people together.
I am Anand Majumdar. i ALSO ran.
Posted by Anand Majumdar on 07/23 at 12:03 PM
Thank you. SO MUCH.
To TGDC, all other contestants for the goodwill and great challenging spirit, all our voters, friends, and colleagues…all of you!
If we’ve made it this far, I think it is only because of the quality of our content to this point. We’re not the best photographers, not the best celebrities, nor the best socialists…but you’ve now given us the responsibility to take our online campaign further!
We promise tons and tons of fun to everybody at every stage, but that’s a matter for tomorrow. Till then, back to work - with a peaceful mind!
@sushant: Don’t be too hard on yourself or on Mitsubishi. Please take a step back and look at the positives that this contest has given. I know you’ll think its easy for me to say, but honestly even if we weren’t in the Top 12, we would have been one of the most active followers of the contest. All the best for the rest!
Finally, Radhika, Gaurav, Rishi, Amit, Ramesh, Harish, Roohshad, Thomas, Tirthankar, Unny, Vamsi: See you on the other side!
TGDC Team, take a bow!
Posted by Joseph Radhik on 07/23 at 12:05 PM
Congrats !! to all who made it to TOP 12. I really believe they deserve to be better than the rest 88.
Never mind…. Someone has to win in a game.
We better try our luck next time ... I am sure such challenges would be repeated in the time to come.
We have to wait and watch who leads the race and come to TOP 3.
I also must say—gr8 job—the organisers with their regular updates and posts. It was a real journey till here—may be not on the roads..
Best of luck to all TOP 12 for the next round.
Posted by manoj on 07/23 at 12:08 PM
Congratulations to the TOP 12 in the TGDC short-list!
Like every good and fair competition, the couples who have made it to this list are the ones who are indeed fascinated by ‘travel’ and also communicating their experiences in their unique way!
For us, these last few days meant that we now have an entirely new and updated perspective on our own website and we have begun rejuvenating it with fresh vigour. This is almost like having won the trophy!
Will look forward to how the Top 12 and subsequently the Top 3 go on with their blogging and tweeting… + for the next competition that may be planned.
Posted by Arvind Passey on 07/23 at 12:10 PM
Finally…finally…I am happy…very happy to see the Top 12 list…after a few days of silence therefore I am writing…
because there is no more “S….T” on one leg type here…
Heartiest CONGRATULATIONS to all of you…and to a few others who did not make it, my best wishes in your future endeavor…keep smiling…keep driving…keep in touch…
Sandip and Team my faith is restored…great job…
All the best to all of you 12 couples…and may the best in class win…
Posted by chandrani chaudhuri on 07/23 at 12:14 PM
Our heart goes out to the deserving 88 couples who missed the cut. It was fun competing with each of you till now.
Pl. check out our blog http://walkthewilderness.net and see for yourself our photography and blogging capability. and humbly request you to join as our followers. We need your diehard support from here on.
And to the Top 12…looking forward to a good contest.
Posted by Thomas & Shilpy on 07/23 at 12:17 PM
Dear Sandip and the TGDC team and all the 100 couples who almost made it to this stage and finally to the 12 who have come this far,
This is my testimonial. I am the mother of one of the contestants who made it to the 12. I’ve seen the passion and enthusiasm in all of you, I’ve seen you all slugging it out online and I’ve been witness to the brickbats and the bouquets.
It’s been fascinating and as so many have already expressed, our life in the past few days have been filled with excitement, and for this we owe it to Sandip and Co, who burned the midnight oil (literally) just to make this fun for us.
I’ve enjoyed this journey from the sidelines and am of course rooting for my daughter and her partner, but I’m also sending out oodles of good vibes and warm wishes to all the others who are going to be running the last lap here onwards.
What heartens me is that after the bitterness and heartbreak that was pouring out into these pages over the last two days, there is now so much warmth.
WE ARE THE WORLD aren’t we? At the end of the day that’s what matters. Lots of love and good wishes to everybody out there!
Congratulation to all the Top 12. But very disappointed and feeling bad as my best fiend could not make it to top 12…
This for those 88 who could not make it…
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are,
Posted by Sandip Chhettri on 07/23 at 12:29 PM
So we were in top - 25, but not in top-12! Well, c’est la vie!!! Bonne chance top-12! We’ll be watching you!
Great work on the part of the jury - I feel that we probably know why we are not there in the top-12. But it would be great if the jury can provide some feedback and we could correct our mistake(s).
Posted by Anjali & Hemant on 07/23 at 12:31 PM
Congrats, Thomas and Shilpy.
I have seen your blog again and again. And every time I look at the photographs I say, “What the Hell! Am I competing with these guys? I have no chance.”
You are our favourite couple and we will follow you until you get your hands on that trophy. Best of luck!
Posted by Deepa and Dhruba on 07/23 at 12:32 PM
In our excitement, we missed thanking our friends and supporters who have been with us in our journey this far
Anand & Nischala: We really appreciate your support.
And team GDC: Hats off to the way you have conducted this contest till now!
Posted by Thomas & Shilpy on 07/23 at 12:34 PM
This is awesome!
Posted by Bala & Kavi on 07/23 at 12:45 PM
When would be a good time to start bugging you guys for our top 100 prizes?
Posted by Amit Sharma & Ankita Bajaj on 07/23 at 12:59 PM
A bit late in the day, but here’s the top 12 list
here to help,
Posted by syk_ on 07/23 at 01:09 PM
Thanks everybody for your love & your wishes,
We are super excited to meet the other contestants.
Posted by Amit & Jasleen on 07/23 at 01:10 PM
While my brother and sis-in-law cudnt make it to the top 12… i shall be supporting one of these lucky couples till the end.. !
There is this one couple whom i m gonna bet on.. and i m so sure they are gonna win this challenge.. ! I dont knw them but it seems tht they are gonna take away the cake.. ! Joseph and Namrata u got my support..!
so guys.. all the very best.. and HEAD ON!
We are slowly coming to terms with the fact that we made it to the 12! I am sure the fun ride till now will be more fun when we get to meet the other 11 couples.
We take this opportunity to thank the GDC team and all the particpants who have made the last 3 weeks a memorable one.
Hope our paths will cross again in the near future in other equally exciting challenges.
Maya & Ramesh
Posted by Maya & Ramesh on 07/23 at 01:47 PM
A hearty CONGRATULATIONS! to the top 12! A well deserved selection for sure! All the best for the next round and we’ll be routing for you.
I like the spirit of those who decided to go and fulfill their planned journeys. In the spirit of TGDC we’ll plan and do a smaller drive of (few hundred kms not 3000+) this month too. It’s great weather and brilliant green outside. Perfect weather for a drive! What say?
Kudos to the top 12!
Great Going Team….
Congratulations to the deserving 12… Best of Luck to reach the TOP three.
We are supporting Joseph and Namrata, and Amit and Jasleen.
Posted by Saurabh & Divya Uttam on 07/23 at 01:48 PM