Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Incredible India Quizzes on Independence Day

The Incredible India Quizzes (IIQ) will be organised on Independence Day, August 15, partnership with the International Centre Goa (ICG), Dona Paula. The quizzes will be held at the ICG, starting from 3pm. Here are the details:

* The IIQ 2010 will be conducted as two editions -- the first one for Schools, and the second an Open quiz.

* Entries are invited for teams of two for each of the quizzes. For the Schools edition, both team members must be from the same school.

* For the Open quiz, any two people can team up, irrespective of age, sex, nationality or whatever. Participants in the schools edition can also register for the Open edition, with the same or different partners.

* The last date for registration is Friday, August 13, 2010.

* Entry for both quizzes is free.

* The focus of both quizzes will be on all things Indian. The content will include audio, visual and video questions, buzzer rounds, the works.

* In each of the editions, there will be a written preliminary round for all registered teams, with the six top teams going up on stage for the final quiz.

* A tentative schedule for the day is as follows:
-- 3pm to 3.30pm: Schools edition prelims
-- 3.30pm to 5pm: Schools edition finals (six teams on stage)
-- 5pm to 5.30pm: Open edition prelims
-- 5.30pm to 7.30pm: Open edition finals (six teams on stage)
-- 7.30pm to 8pm: Prize distribution and wind-up

* Great prizes are being offered by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of Goa, for the top two teams in each of the editions. Certificates will be awarded to all participating students in the schools edition.

* The quiz will be conducted by Annie Sen Gupta,.

* To register, e-mail, with 'IIQ 2010 registration' in the Subject line, and the names plus contact numbers or e-mail IDs of both team members (with school name, if entry is for the schools edition) in the body of the message. Alternatively, you can send in your registration in the form of a letter listing the names of team members to Arjun Halarnkar, Programmes Manager, ICG, Dona Paula.

* For more details, call Aniruddha Sen Gupta on 2415449.


Anonymous said...

This quiz sucks!!!4 teams from or school got selected and these selfish people didn't even take 1...this quiz sucks!!!seqc yu suck to the core!!!!

Anniesen said...

Dear Anonymous,

From your comment, I assume you are from the Navy Children's School, whose teams had this fate befall them. Let's look at the facts:

1. No team from your school qualified for the Schools quiz. The scores of the same students during the Schools quiz prelims, which was far easier than the Open edition, were in the range of 5 to 8 points, against the 11 or 12 points that they uniformly scored in the Opens prelims.

2. In comparing the answer sheets of the four teams from your school that 'made the cut', as many as 6 to 8 incorrect answers were common to the papers, in addition to those which you got correct.

3. On two separate occasions during the prelims, I warned the teachers who were with your teams -- and who were, amazingly, complicit in the cheating -- not to let the teams consult with each other. I even had to make the announcement from the podium when they continued to flout my warnings.

Given these facts, I think you should be ashamed of the way your school teams behaved. In particular, the conduct of the teachers who accompanied you on the day was appalling.

We have nothing against your school as such, and would not stand to gain anything from discriminating against you. In fact, at least two members of your school are regular and well-liked members of our club, and have been a part of teams that have done well in several other schools quizzes that we have organised, including winning the Football Quiz that I conducted at the Vidya Vikas Academy in Margao a month before.

Aniruddha Sen Gupta

Anonymous said...

Wonder if this is 'Divine Justice'... The Navy Quiz conducted since the last two years has been unanimously won by NCS. As an observer of the 2009 Navy Quiz Edition, certain 'events' seemed to be in their favour. The LCD screens of some teams were slower in displaying questions although NCS never had this problem, a request from one of the teams to test the buzzers was rejected outright, with the organisers issuing a stern admonition against further appeals... and the buzzers made a difference. No wonder then NCS is in the limelight for the wrong reasons.