Devdutt Pattanaik, popular mythologist and author, most recently of The Boys Who Fought — a retelling of the Mahabharata for young readers — will field questions from readers in a real-time Twitter chat with @FlipkartStories. Pattanaik, who is on Twitter as @devduttmyth, will be hosted by Vivek Tejuja (@vivekisms), Flipkart’s resident bookworm and contributor to Flipkart Stories. The tweetchat will take place in real time on October 12, 2017 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm IST at the hashtag #FlipkartAsksDevdutt.
In order to manage the quality of the conversation and ensure a smooth chat, @FlipkartStories will screen and pre-select audience questions and tweet them live during the chat. Readers are invited to submit their questions using the form on this page. The 3 best questions from readers will be selected to win Flipkart electronic gift vouchers (EGVs) worth ₹500 each.
In addition, we will present 3 bonus questions to the audience during the tweetchat. The best 3 answers will be selected to win Flipkart electronic gift vouchers (EGVs) worth ₹500 each.
This tweetchat is hosted by the @FlipkartStories account. You can follow the tweetchat in real time on this page, or on Twitter at the hashtag #FlipkartAsksDevdutt. To participate in the tweetchat, you are required to have a Twitter account, which you can get for free by registering on Twitter.
Audience questions are now closed. Selected questions will be tweeted live from the @FlipkartStories handle during the tweetchat. Follow the tweetchat in real time on October 12, 2017 from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm IST.
FAQ and Contest Terms & Conditions
- To participate in the #FlipkartAsksDevdutt tweetchat, or just listen in, login to your Twitter account and follow the hashtag #FlipkartAsksDevdutt. If you are already logged into Twitter, you can participate in the chat from the Twitter chat window right here at the top of this page, or from a desktop or mobile device.
- The #FlipkartAsksDevdutt tweetchat with Devdutt Pattanaik begins at 4.30 pm IST on Thursday, October 12, 2017. The chat takes place in real-time and continues until 5:30 PM IST.
- To participate in the tweetchat, please use the hashtag #FlipkartAsksDevdutt
- Pre-selected audience questions will be posted by the @FlipkartStories Twitter account and tagged with the participant’s Twitter ID during the live tweetchat.
- Panelist Devdutt Pattanaik (@devduttmyth) will answer the selected questions. The tweetchat will be moderated by Vivek Tejuja (@vivekisms)
- The best 3 audience questions selected by the panelists will be awarded ₹500 each in Flipkart Electronic Gift Vouchers (EGVs). The decision of the panelist and @FlipkartStories is final in this regard.
- Only pre-selected questions are eligible to receive a Flipkart EGV giveaway.
- You may also ask questions during the live tweetchat. Live questions may or may not be answered at the discretion of the panelist. It is important to tweet with the hashtag #FlipkartAsksDevdutt
- During the tweetchat, @devduttmyth will ask 3 live audience questions from the @FlipkartStories account. To respond to a question, please reply to the tweet with the prefix A(x) and the hashtag #FlipkartAsksDevdutt. E.g. To question Q1, please prefix your reply with #FlipkartAsksDevdutt A1, followed by your answer.
- The best 3 audience answers will be selected by @FlipkartStories to be awarded Flipkart Electronic Gift Vouchers (EGVs) worth ₹500 each. The decision of the panelist and @FlipkartStories is final in this regard.
- Visit this page at 4.30 pm on October 12, 2017 to participate live in the tweetchat.
- You may also participate by logging into your Twitter account on your desktop or mobile device and searching for hashtag #FlipkartAsksDevdutt.
- The best 3 audience questions and the best 3 audience answers will be announced on this page and on the @FlipkartStories Twitter account within 12 hours after the tweetchat is completed.
- Winners will be contacted over email and/or Twitter by the Flipkart Stories team and their identities shall be verified before prizes are awarded.
- Prizes will be awarded within 30 days of verification
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