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Father’s Day Giveaway - Winners Announcement

Here are the winners of the Wooplr Father’s Day Giveaway 2014 in association with Gant.

  1. Allen George
  2. Pooja Baravani
  3. Sahil Wason
  4. Shagufta Methwani
  5. Rumana Nazarali
  6. Nivesh Sharma
  7. Navya Singh
  8. Anmol Ojha
  9. Gaurika Bubber
  10. Gurpriya Singh
  11. Chandra Maloo
  12. Marika Mammen
  13. Nivedith Gajapathy
  14. Riya Kaur
  15. Akshay Agarwal

See winners of the Twitter contest.

We like to thank our campaign sponsor Gant and all our participants for making this so much fun.

To our Super Dads…

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A Father’s Day Interview with Young Dad & Social Maven, Hrish Dhempe Thota

The Wooplr “Super Dad” series is brought to you in association with Gant in celebration of Father’s Day 2014.

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Hrish Thota is a social media maven and a photo blogger from Bangalore who blogs about food, lifestyle and travel. He’s oft-quoted in press articles on issues related to blogging/social media. He has live blogged and tweeted many events like IPL, CLT20 in South Africa, among others. He’s currently working as a Senior Manager of Social Computing at Happiest Minds.

Here’s the transcript from the interview (printed verbatim)

Tell us about your son Reyansh

Reyansh is our first born. He is very inquisitive and explorative. He loves to meet new people and play with other kids of all shapes and sizes. He loves dogs and trains and likes to imitate the sounds they make!

He has just turned one but runs around the house trying to pull each and everything within his reach. He loves to mock ride a car and loves the wind in his hair when going in an auto rickshaw!

Is he a mumma’s boy or daddy’s boy?

I would say right now he is a mumma’s boy but he does like to spend a lot of time with me too. Only thing is that his attention has to be diverted whenever she is out of sight or he can pull down the roof with his screams, which you can expect with any kid of his age too!

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Your favourite moment with him so far? And what’s the most hilarious thing he’s done till now?

Two of my favourite moments with Reyansh have been when I held him for the first time after his birth and when he tried to reach out to my wine glass when he was just 6 months old!. Both pictures exhibit my exuberance at becoming a dad and his naughtiness respectively!

Hilarious things he does is when he smiles shyly after farting and acting as if he doesn’t know who has farted! Also the funny faces he makes when imitating dog barking sounds.

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Every father has his own set of Dad Jokes or “DJokes”. What’s going to be your DJoke?

Don’t let the “bugs bunny” bite!

Reyansh’s nick name is Bunny :)

If you and your son had a TV show together, what would it be called?

Full House! I loved that TV show and I feel my son and I are quite a force to reckon with and bring down a full house if we want to, with our pranks and naughtiness!

What did Father’s Day mean to you before your son was born? And what does it mean to you today?

Before my son was born, Father’s Day meant wishing my dad on phone but I never realized what it really means to be a dad. Now that I’m a father myself, I understand the struggles my father faced to bring us up showcasing love and responsibility. So my respect, love and gratitude for my father has grown many folds after I became a father too.

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What’s your favourite part of being a dad?

My favorite part of being a dad is when my son’s face lights up and he has a broad toothless (or bunny teeth) smile when I return back from a long and hard day at office. It cheers up my mood and I feel like, with him by my side, I’m ready to take on the world!

Keeping Father’s Day in mind, what is your message to all the young fathers out there?

I know many of my married friends who haven’t thought of becoming fathers yet as they are scared of the responsibility. But, I would like to give a message to them that fatherhood is one of the most blissful feelings in the world and you must certainly experience it once.

To those friends who have just become fathers, I would say that try and spend as much time with your children as possible as here are small people for whom you are their entire world.

How will you be celebrating your first Father’s Day?

This Father’s Day I will celebrate with my son Reyansh and my wife Sunitha by playing peek-a-boo game with him and making him piggy ride on me which he loves a lot. Of course, enjoying scrumptious food is a given as we are all foodies in the family!

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Win gift vouchers worth INR 20,000 from our uber stylish campaign partner, Gant.

All you have to do is:

  1. Download the free Wooplr App
  2. Sign in using Facebook or Google Plus
  3. Click on “Enter Now” to follow Gant

Note: iOS and WP8 users need to search for the Gant store and click Follow to enter the giveaway.

Contest ends on Father’s Day at midnight (June 15, 2014).

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7 Father’s Day Questions to the Gorgeous Aviva Bidapa

The Wooplr “Super Dad” series is brought to you in association with Gant in celebration of Father’s Day 2014.

Aviva Bidapa is an actress and model. She’s the daughter of fashion guru Prasad Bidapa and loves him to bits. She’s got a weakness for jalebis and Japanese cuisine, loves horse-riding and loves shopping and traveling.

Here the transcript of the Father’s Day interview with Aviva (printed verbatim).

1. If your dad was a superhero, who do you think he had be?

Here’s the thing - my dad IS a superhero!

He is the most loving father, the best friend a girl could ask for, and the most inspiring mentor I’ve ever come across. If that isn’t a superhero, I don’t know what is.

2. What’s the best piece of advice he’s given you?

To be myself and to believe in myself like it was the only thing that mattered.

Aviva with her family

3. If you could buy any car for your dad, which one would it be?

A car - that’s easy!

It’s a Maybach Exelero 6 litre V12 RWD.

4. Which is his favourite sport?

His favorite sport? My dad has no time to watch sports. This I can guarantee!

5. Mention one thing you love most about your dad

The thing I love most about him is the way he treats people. He always tells me that your attitude toward another person is a reflection on your character and I couldn’t agree more.

Aviva with her father Prasad Bidapa

6. If you could take your dad out for an evening anywhere where would you take him and why?

If I could take my dad somewhere right now it would be Mykonos. My dad appreciates beauty and I know that he would be so happy there with just his family and the vibe.

7. Every father has his own set of Dad Jokes or “DJokes”. What’s your dad’s favourite DJoke?

You need to see my dad react to my friends and I eating pizza. It is possibly the funniest situation you could find yourself in. He hates junk food and his one liners about people who eat it is pure class.

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Win gift vouchers worth INR 20,000 from our uber stylish campaign partner, Gant.

All you have to do is:

  1. Download the free Wooplr App
  2. Sign in using Facebook or Google Plus
  3. Click on “Enter Now” to follow Gant

Note: iOS and WP8 users need to search for the Gant store and click Follow to enter the giveaway.

Contest ends on Father’s Day at midnight (June 15, 2014).

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A Father’s Day Interview with Ace Badminton Player Ashwini Ponnappa

The Wooplr “Super Dad” series is brought to you in association with Gant in celebration of Father’s Day 2014.

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Ashwini Ponnappa is an Indian Badminton player. She was a bronze medalist at the World Championships in 2011 with her doubles partner Jwala Gutta. She also an animal lover and avid traveler as is evident from her penchant for visiting animal parks and zoos. She’s currently working on helping street/stray dogs in India.

On shopping and hobbies

I listen to music a lot, and watch a lot of romantic movies! I also love to shop wherever I go and you will find me experimenting with new styles and colors. A few of my favourite brands are Promod, Pull & Bear, Zara.

The sports I play for fun are tables tennis, tennis and basketball. And of course hockey sometimes with dad and brother!”

She’s currently in Japan participating in the Yonex Open Superseries in the women’s doubles and mixed doubles events. Here the transcript of the email interview with Ashwini (printed verbatim).

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Ashwini with her dad & mum

Are you a daddy’s girl or mumma’s girl?

As a kid I was more a daddy’s girl, now I’m more a mumma’s girl.

 What’s the best piece of advice he’s given you?

My dad has always given me advice regarding my training and game. He used to travel with me for my matches when I was younger. One thing he’s always stressed on and still stresses on when he comes for my matches is doing a good warm up and cooling down after the match! Since he is a sportsperson himself, he knows what I need to do in order to play well. I’ve always liked having my dad coming for my matches and training me during the off season.

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If your dad was a superhero, who do you think he had be?

He would be Superman!!

If you could buy any car for your dad, which one would it be?

I would buy him a Duster, as it’s spacious. My dad likes cars which have a lot of luggage space because of the amount of driving that is done back and forth between Coorg and Bangalore. 

Which is his favourite sport?

My Dad’s an all-rounder. He not only played Hockey for the Karnataka State, but also played football, cricket, badminton & of course hockey, for RBI.

He likes playing Golf over the weekends at times.

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Mention one thing you love most about your dad?

I love how my dad is always calm. He takes things as it comes and doesn’t worry too much.

One of the best things about my dad is how much he loves sports. It’s incredible how he can more or less play any sport. It’s always fun playing any sport with him. 

If you could take your dad out for an evening anywhere where would you take him and why?

I’d take my dad to a place which has a lot of outdoor activities as he loves playing and being active. He loves bowling, playing golf, basically anything that brings out his competitive side.

Every father has his own set of Dad Jokes or 'DJokes'. What’s your dad’s favourite DJoke?

My dad doesn’t joke much, so I don’t know any Djokes! But he’s had his funny moments which makes the whole family laugh, when we think about it.

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Participate in our Father’s Day Giveaway

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Win gift vouchers worth INR 20,000 from our uber stylish campaign partner, Gant.

All you have to do is:

  1. Download the free Wooplr App
  2. Sign in using Facebook or Google Plus
  3. Click on “Enter Now” to follow Gant

Note: iOS and WP8 users need to search for the Gant store and click Follow to enter the giveaway.

Contest ends on Father’s Day at midnight (June 15, 2014).

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