Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Rajeev C and Deepanjan D

We meet this Sunday  for a couple of quizzes: 

First up - Veteran comeback kid Rajeev Chakravarthi conducts 30 questions (Flavour: General) at 3 pm 

Then we have Sports Gawd from the East Deepanjan Deb conducting a Sports quiz. This quiz will start immediately after Rajeev's set is done. 

Quizmaster: Rajeev Chakravarthy and Deepanjan Deb
When: 3 PM, Sunday, 2nd Feb 2014 (Please be there by 2:45 PM for team assignments) Where: Pinstorm, Ground Floor, Swati House (Next to Kotak Bank on Linking Road), North Avenue, Santa Cruz (W). 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Mumbai Quiz Festival 2014

The Mumbai Quiz Festival is no longer an idea, it is a franchise. That is to say, sequels will be churned out, year on year, and larger crowds will swell the ranks of the participants and audiences. Therefore, we present to you MQF 2014. The only difference from say, a Transformer franchise apart from the absence of Megan Fox will be the lack of blockbuster profits. 

The MQF is the most efficient and rewarding quiz festival in the country, and this year we will further up the game by shifting to a truly upmarket location - the Nehru Centre. It comes with efficient air-conditioning, aesthetics interiors, good lighting and excellent PR system - need I say more. 

2 days of non-stop quizzing - 6 quizzes in all. Open to all it promises to be a high quality, excellent quiz series with something for everyone.
Day 1: 15/2/14 (Saturday)

10:00 a.m.
Quiz 1: Teams of 3: Khel Khel Mein - The Sports Quiz (A fun and engrossing ride through all things sport with Venkatraghavan Sahasranaman and Atul Mathew)

2:00 p.m.
Quiz 2: WRITTEN Teams of 2 : Name - Place - Animal - Thing. (An interesting new format created by Shubhankar Gokhale and Aditya Gadre)

3:30 p.m.
Quiz 3: Teams of 3: Bombay Sessions - The Entertainment Quiz (Literature, art, music and cinema come together in an AV heavy quiz by Anannya DebGovind Grewal, Nikhil Sonde and Aniket Khasgiwale)
Day 2: 16/2/14 (Sunday)

10:00 a.m.
Quiz 1: Teams of 3: Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai - The India Quiz (Salute the Motherland by answering whatever Vibhendu Tewari, Amit Pandeya andBalakrishnan Satyam throw at you)

2:00 p.m.
Quiz 2: WRITTEN Teams of 2: English Vinglish (The etymology of all things Angrezi with Rajiv Rai and Pravin Varma)

3:30 p.m.
Quiz 3: Teams of 3: The General Quiz (The BQC Marquee event of the year - an interesting and challenging trip through anything under the Sun with Sumant SrivathsanAbhinav Dasgupta and Vikram Joshi)
Excellent prize money as usual - as befits the financial powerhouse of India :-)

Save the dates right now - and plan ahead!

Thursday, January 09, 2014

New Year, old hand.

The Dadabhai Nowrojee of BQC, Balakrishnan Satyam, will kickoff the new year with his Quiz on Sunday. Having spent his salad days in 10th century Russia and having seen the Mongol invasion firsthand from a cliff, Bala has over 900 years of Quizzing experience, more than ample to prepare a very diverse quiz. And he makes them as perfect as they come. Get ready for a quiz better than any new year's party. (you might have to answer a little louder though, Bala suffered some hearing damage when he heard the Big Bang.)

Quizmaster: Balakrishnan Satyam

  When: 3 PM, Sunday, 12th January 2013.  (Please be there by 2:45 PM for team assignments) Where: Pinstorm, Ground Floor, Swati House (Next to Kotak Bank on Linking Road), North Avenue, Santa Cruz (W). Directions: From the south: If you come north on Linking Road from Bandra to SantaCruz, you'll find a large Benetton Store on the right. At the end of that block is a Kotak Bank at the corner. Take a right and it's the next building, take the first gate and tell the sentry you've come for the quiz. From the north: If you get on to Linking Road at the airplane park end, you'll cross a HDFC Bank. A block later, you'll see a Kotak Bank on the corner - do not cross it. Take a left at that point and it's the building next to Kotak Bank.