Just a wee reminder that Kapoor Khazana, an internet treasure box of Kapoor goodness (and thanks to Amaluu of Bollystalgia once again for the name, it is PERFECT) will run from June 1 to June 30!
I was watching OMNI2's "Bollywood Top Ten" on Sunday night -- or, I was going to watch it, when suddenly a storm blew in and the satellite went out. It came on just in time for the recap of the Top Nine Filmi Dynasties -- and the presentation of the Top Family: The Kapoors.
I did manage to catch the rebroadcast of the show yesterday, and though all of the families are fascinating (and we've done blogfests devoted to the Khannas and the Deols already out here in the blogosphere), it did strike me that with the Kapoors, you've got a massive number of talented individuals all in the one clan.
So. Here are the Rules of Engagement for Kapoor Khazana:
1. There are no rules.
You may contribute one post, you may contribute many. All the posts, no matter how few or how many, will be gathered up at Delicious to become the Kapoor Khazana Collective Wisdom of the Filmi Hive Mind.
This, in fact, is what I love best about these kinds of blog fests: the whole is greater than the parts, in the end. Personally, I see this as an opportunity for me to learn stuff or see things in a new way, to expand my Kapoor knowledge in a way that I just couldn't do on my own. Or, at least, not in a month.
2. Really. There are no rules.
Your posts can be about anything: you can write about all the Kapoors, or just one. You can write up a film, many films, or you can write about anything Kapoor-related that catches your fancy. I, personally, am fascinated that someone arrived at my blog by using the following search term:
"neetu singh kapoor in pearl necklace"
So, you know, maybe I might want to explore that a little bit further.
3. Okay, maybe there are a couple of rule-like requests.
First, if you're tweeting about your posts, please try to use the #KapoorKhazana hashtag so Twitter users can search for posts that way.
Also, I'm not always on Twitter, so if you could @ me (@kaymatthews) to let me know a new post is up, I'd appreciate it. You could email me if you're not a twitter user (email is in the sidebar at left). This is just so I don't miss posts to add to the Delicious links.
Finally: here's a list of blogs from folks who indicated they'd be participating when my first call went out. If you'd like to participate, too, let me know, and I'll add you to the list:
- Beth Loves Bollywood
- Bollywood-ish Blog
- Bollywood Passion
- Cinema Chaat
- Dances on the Footpath
- Dolce and Namak Talk Indian Movies
- Hmong Chick Who Loves Indian Cinema
- Lime Reviews
- My Year of Prakash Raj
- Perdue in Bollywood
- Roti Kapada Aur Rum
- Shahrukh is Love
- The Bolly 'Hood
Okay -- I think I'm missing some of the Twitter folk who said they were interested, too, so if you are one of them, @ me on Twitter or leave a comment here, and I'll make sure you're added to the blogroll.
And with that, I think the Kapoor Khazana train is ready to roll!