Friday, January 31, 2014

Republic Day Cricket Match - A Photo Essay

(Pictures by Lynn Barretto Miranda)
Stretch, stretch
Net practice without nets
Loosening up
Waiting for the battle to begin.
Nitish leaves no stone unturned.
"Heads we bat, tails you field"
Pre-match trash-talking between the two teams.
Team A - (L-R) Paul, Kaivalya, Sunil, Anant, Gajanan (Yeah, yeah it was five-a-side. Because you were at home sleeping)
Team B - (L-R) Rajiv, Nitish, Kunal, Devansh & Lynn (behind the camera)

Rajiv plays a cracking square cut (That barely leaves the square)
Nitish attempts to lose the ball in some bushes nearby.
Then Sunil delivers his 'mystery ball'. It floats innocuously in the air...
...and homes in like a guided missile, targeting future generations of the Wagle family.
10.... 9..... 8....
...7.... 6....
...5.... 4....
...3.... 2.... 1.... TKO!
Kunal brings a semblance of normalcy back to the proceedings.
Umpire Mahesh throws neutrality to the wind and celebrates the fall of a wicket.
Rajiv & Sunil bring all their architectural experience into making the stumps stand straight, until the wind knocks it over 5 minutes later.
Sunil ducks under a bouncer that could have only hit him if he were 12 feet tall.
Nitish returns to bowl, although he would have failed a drug test at this point, courtesy physio Sajan.
Paul ponders over the demise of the British Empire and what the natives have done to the gentleman's game.
It's all happening!
Rajiv does his Allan Donald impression.
Anant hits the winning run....
...Paul tries to effect a run out.
But its all over. Cricket was the winner.
At the post-match lunch at Bambolim Beach.
Some quizzing has to happen, no? Annie runs his Quizstock Lit Quiz for those who missed it.
All in all, a good day at the office. For those who are concerned, we are happy to report that post-match self-testing by Nitish has confirmed that his er..., equipment, still works and his status as one of SEQC's most eligible bachelors is still intact. Jai Hind!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

SEQC February 2014

Date: Sunday February 2, 2014
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: The International Centre Goa (ICG), Dona Paula
QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta
Flavour: General
Participation: Open to all, entry free

Those who land up in time (by 5pm) will be treated to a snap solo quiz with a nice prize.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Republic Day Cricket Match

The Republic Day Cricket Match - Separating the men from the old men since 2010. Enough said.

Date: Sunday, 26 Jan 2014
Time: 9:00 am
Venue: Goa University Ground, Bambolim, near the International Hostel.
Participation: Open to all. The post-match lunch will take place at Bambolim Beach, as usual.

SEQCm January

Date: 25th January 2014

Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: Urban Health Centre, opp. Hospicio, Margao
QM: Rajiv D'Silva
Flavour: General
Participation: Open to all.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

QuizStock 2014 – a short report

SEQC's quizzing festival, QuizStock 2014, passed rather tamely this time. Turnouts were low, though the quizzing was great. There were a handful of outstation teams, with quizzers from Mumbai, Pune, Chennai and Hyderabad adding to the local contingent. Strangely, it was the lattermost that was more sparse than one would expect. Does make those of us who put these events together question the value of doing so.

The two JKs (siblings J.K. Lakshmi and J. Krishnamurthi Rao from Hyderabad) performed brilliantly, between them winning most of the events they were a part of, including the flagship quiz of the festival, the Goa Open. Local teams also did well, winning a couple of quizzes, while the Mumbaikars ensured podium finishes in all the events.

Many thanks to those who helped make QuizStock possible – to begin with, our generous cash sponsors (who would remain anonymous), and to Kanchan Gatward and Rajiv D'Silva for rousting out prizes at short notice. Prizes came in from Pan-Asian Bowl, Hallmark, Home Depot, Farmers' Choice and the Gatwards themselves. We're always grateful to the International Centre Goa (ICG) for allowing us the use of what many have called the best venue they've ever quizzed in. This time around, they were also generous enough to donate prizes in the form of free stay packages. Finally, many thanks to QMs Rajiv and Nitish, and to all those who did land up, from Goa and other places.

QuizStock 2014 content – On Words and Upwards

QuizStock 2014 content – Goa Open

Goa Open Prelims

Goa Open Finals

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Quizstock - Results

Day 1:

Travel & Tourism Quiz
QM: Rajiv D'Silva

1. Aniruddha Sen Gupta & Nitish Wagle - 31
2. Abhinav Dasgupta & Srinath TB - 26
3. Aditya Gadre & Shubhankar Gokhale - 21
4. J. K. Lakshmi & J. Krishnamurthi - 20
5. M. R. Ramesh Kumar & Siddharth Manickasundaram - 16
6. Venkatraghavan S. - 13
7. Chinmay Naik & Prashant Maurya - 10
8. Kunal Naik & Soham Gaunekar - 8
9. Kanchan & Paul Gatward - 8
10. Blessie James & Radha - 4
11. Ashwin Mascarenhas & Chaitanya Naik - 3
12.  C. N. Prabhakar & Vishnu Gawas - 0

Goa Open
QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta

1st: J. K. Lakshmi & J. Krishnamurthi - 155
2nd: Aditya Gadre & Srinath TB - 120
3rd: Abhinav Dasgupta & Shubhankar Gokhale - 105 +tiebreaker
4th: M. R. Ramesh Kumar & Siddharth Manickasundaram - 105
5th: Rajiv D'Silva & Srijit Kumar, Kanchan Gatward & Venkatraghavan S. - 75
7th: Lynn Barretto Miranda & Sanjay Parab, Nitish Wagle & Sunil Sardessai - 45

Day 2:

Literature Quiz
QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta

1st: [Abhinav Dasgupta, C. N. Prabhakar, Dhanaraj Naik, J. Krishnamurthi, Siddharth Manickasundaram] & [J. K. Lakshmi, Rudolph D'Souza, Srinath TB, Sunil Sardesai, Viola Rodrigues] - 70
3rd: [Aditya Gadre, Genevieve D'Souza, Karishma D'Souza, Paul Gatward, Shubhankar Gokhale, Srijit Kumar] & [Kedar Naik, Lara Pereira, Parind Phadte, Tanmay Naik, Venkatraghavan S.] - 60

QM: Nitish Wagle

1st: Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Kunal Naik, Rajiv D'Silva
2nd: Dhanaraj Naik, Shubhankar Gokhale, Venkatraghavan S.
3rd: Abhinav Dasgupta, Aditya Gadre + 1

The-Year-That-Was Quiz
QM: Rajiv D'Silva

1st: Aresh Naik, J. Krishnamurthi, Parind Phadte, Pranab Mukhopadhyay - 190
2nd: Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Dattaram, Shaunak Sardessai, Sunil Sardessai - 155
3rd: Dhanarak Nanik, Tanmay Naik, Sirish N, Viola Rodrigues, Vrindha P - 145
4th: J. K. Lakshmi, Paul Gatward, Sanjay Parab, Taran Mukherjee - 140
5th: [Fatima Kumar, Kunal Naik, Lara Pereira, Nitish Wagle, Srijit Kumar] & [Ashwin Kumar, Kedar Naik, Lynn Barretto Miranda, Siddharth Manickasundaram] - 130

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

SEQC January - Results

QM: Nitish Wagle

1st: Aditya Patki, C. N. Prabhakar, Kanchan Gatward, Molu Garg, Rajiv D'Silva, Sumedh Joshi, Tallulah D'Silva - 115
2nd: Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Ashwin Mascarenhas, Fatima Kumar, Jessie Fernandes, Krithik Vaidya, Nikhil Shirsat, Pranav Khadpe - 110
3rd: [Adish Talwadker, Akshay Pai Raikar, Arati Fernandes, Jyotsna Fernandes, Kalpa Govekar, Lynn Barretto Miranda, Soham Gaunekar, Vikram Fernandes] & [Astrid Vas, Charu, Devang Ghia, Eesha Tirodkar, Om, Paola Mambro, Sadhika Buddaseth, Shakuntala Buddaseth, Veenu Vas] - 90
5th: Ashish Bhat, Chaitanya Naik, Dhanraj Naik, Kaivalya Karkare, Kunal Naik, Paul Gatward, R. Samyak, Sunil Sardessai, Viola Rodrigues - 75
6th: Anant Prabhu, Blessie James, Parind Phadte, Pranab Mukhopadhyay, Prasanna C. S., Sachin Chatte, Shreesh Bhat, Suyash Tirodkar, Umang Nair - 55

The next Panjim monthly will be held on the 2nd of February and will be hosted by Aniruddha Sen Gupta.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Dempo Biz Quest

Date: 6th January 2014
Time: 9.30 am
QM: Harshvardhan Bhatkuly
Flavour: Business
Venue: S. S. Dempo College of Commerce & Economics, Altinho
Participation: Open to college students, in teams of two.

SEQC Movie Quiz - Results

QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta

1st: Ananya Mukherjee, Evan Link, Kanchan Gatward, Srijit Kumar, Stephanie Wright, Sunil Sardessai, Taran Mukherjee - 130
2nd: Chaitanya Naik, C. N. Prabhakar, Pranab Mukhopadhyay, Rajiv D'Silva, Rohan Weigel, Shaila De Souza, Vishal Malapat - 105
3rd: Adish Talwadker, Anjali Sengupta, Ashwin Mascarenhas, Jayant Patki, Nikhil Shirsat, Rakesh, Soham Gaunekar - 95
4th: [Aditya Patki, Amod Kolwalkar, Kunal Naik, Dhanaraj Naik, Sanjay Parab] & [ Ameya Mardolkar, Blessie James, Krithik Vaidya, Molu Garg, Nitish Wagle, Umang Nair] - 90
6th: Anant Prabhu, C. K. Siddharth, Divya Lobo, Paul Gatward, Roshan Kumar, Sai Ganesh - 80