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Sunday, June 12, 2005
I stuck to my schedule(unusually)and attended the MAHAQUIZZER conducted by KQA(Karnataka quiz association).IIT was the venue(yet again)and hence I had no problems getting there.

Once inside,I was surprised to find hardly 10 people waiting outside the Humanities & Sciences block.But by 10 o clock,the number had risen to 50 odd people.

The event started sharp at 10 with the quizmaster Nitesh reading out the rules and then distributing the question sheets.Sadly there were no AV questions.

It is during events like these that my brain automatically turns off.I'd to rack it hard to turn it on but it works on low voltage.About 20 out of 150 questions were from current affairs.I had read the fundae in the newspapers a week ago and somehow it didnt strike me today.Most of the questions,were otherwise damn easy sitters which I cracked with ease.Some of them were:

Name the place in south India near Kottar whose name translates into "Snake-town".
Nagercoil(my birthplace)
There was a question on a game that is currently the craze of the world.Everybody got it as sudoku.There were a lot more questions which i dont remember.

The quiz ended sharp at 1130.After that the answers were read out.This was when the sense of humour of Samanth,Vinod,Vikram Vasu,Devi Prasad,Sumo,Gopal,Rajiv etc(all professional quizzers)came to light.By now a guy called Varada had become synonymous with MMS.

The winner was Rajiv Rai(he was also the Brand Equity quiz winner) with 59 points.QFI sscretary Gopal Kidao followed with 59 points(the winner was decided by the tie breaker questions).Mrs.Jayakumar,popular among chennai quizzers was the female winner with 55 points.Ramkumar was the school winner with 30 points.I could manage a mere 10.Once again the missing element was V.V.Ramanan.

The quiz was going on parallel in mumbai,bangalore,hyderabad and trivandrum.

Next in line the KQA anniversary quiz next sunday in Bangalore's Guru nanak bhavan(near cantonment station).Magix,all set????
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