As the clock turned 1pm on Monday it was as if time had stood still. I dared not open the very website that had for the past two weeks been viewed and read hundreds of time. I almost willed the phone to ring and get the news! Exactly after three long minutes my intercom rang: “Mubarak Ho! You have been selected.” It was my colleague who was rooting for me all these days.
“Don’t fool with me,” I said, shaking with excitement. “I’m coming downstairs,” he said and disconnected the phone.
He came up to me and said, “Click on the first ‘L’ of the word ‘C-H-A-L-L-E-N-G-E’.” I did and lo and behold it was our profile! We are in the top 100 of the Great Driving Challenge!
After a couple of tense days the ordeal seems to be over. We were amongst the Top 100 contestants of the Great Driving Challenge. To have been selected from thousands of other deserving applicants was never easy. We had few votes (146 to be precise) compared to applicants who had more than thousands of votes in their kitty. I had told Deepa that we would not make it! But then there was motivation and encouragement coming from all quarters — from our friends and well-wishers.
More on my fundas of life.
Dhruv and Deepa were really exited about the results as the are sincerely following this challenge. I have a feeling that D2 will take the GDC in there D Day…as i know they have great sense of writing and passion for driving and photograph and not to forget blogging which has become their breakfast ....so keep it up guys….my best wishes are with you….
My Funda For You :
Roads are tough ahead but D2 CAN do it together..
Posted by Sandip Chhettri on 07/21 at 09:27 AM
We wonder if there is a way to post on this blog! Are we missing something?
For the second time to my amusement, the captcha (random image) is saying “wrote38” when are curious about writing.
Last amusing moment was “got97” when we posted about acknowledgment to the documents that we dispatched over email.
We can feel the moons aligned, sun in some auspicious block, and so on…
“May the force be with us!”
he he he ... :o)
Posted by Ram & Rakhi on 07/21 at 10:52 AM
Truly captured the emotions of the contestants… Similar stuff happened to everybody, that were short of votes.
You might also want to have a look at the presentation where we have tried to capture the emotions related to the final day 6th August.
Posted by Divya Uttam on 07/21 at 12:33 PM
I am awed by the simplicity in ur blog… good work! keep writing!
Well… i decided that a ‘simpel’ comment for ur ‘simpel’ blog will go a long way in conveying my appreciation
check our blog too.. it might interest u…
Wishing u good luck in TGDC.
Posted by Prabha on 07/21 at 12:56 PM