ET in the Classroom 2006- Bangalore Edition

ET in the Classroom 2006

Guru Nanak Bhavan, Bangalore

22 February 2006

Quizmaster: Giri ‘Pickbrain’ Balasubramaniam

If a 7 day/6 nights Goa trip and a fourth page ET coverage is what you had
ever dreamed of, ET in the Classroom was the place to be. The decade long ET
in the Classroom kicked of its 2006 journey with quizzing capital Bangalore
on 22 February 2006.
With Rs 1.1 lakh total prizes at stake, it was not too hard to believe that
the Guru Nank Bhavan was packed with both participants and audience.

After a prelim of 20 questions, quizmaster Giri Balasubramaniam (as
exuberant as ever, especially considering his schedule) entertained the
audience with a fantastic breed of questions.

The final six were on expected lines and it was especially nice to see
leading engineering colleges RVCE and UVCE back on stage after a long

After six grueling rounds Centre for Management Studies walked the distance,
thus lifting the ET trophy for a record second time. (CMS is also the first
undergraduate college to have won the ET Quiz, some years back)

UVCE and RVCE finishing the top three spots was just another reminder to the
quizzing world of how good engineering colleges can be even in a business

The ET Quiz (or should I say Giri and his research team) churned out some
fabulous questions thus keeping the participants on the edge of their seat
and the audience thoroughly entertained.

A completely enjoyable experience yet again.

That’s all from me for now,
Till next time

Adieu Masculine


Tata Crucible Campus- Bangalore Edition

Tata Crucible Campus- Bangalore Edition

12 February 2006

Quizmaster: Giri ‘Pickbrain’ Balasubramaniam

The Tata Crucible Bangalore Edition did not receive the turnout that was expected from the city but nonetheless the audience was treated to some wonderful quizzing.

The prelims question were slightly vague but Giri got a very good set of questions in the finals to compensate a relatively miserable prelim.

With the cutoff being as low as 10, the crowd was undoubtedly miserable at the end of the prelim.

The finals saw last year’s defending champions and runners up on stage with a couple of dark horses but the final six were pretty much on expected lines.

Last year’s champions (Centre for Management Studies) were pretty badly rolled over by the other teams. They also became Laughing Stocks when they switched places in the middle of the quiz (vastu lore), which only made conditions more miserable for the team.

The quiz was consistently led by St Joseph’s College of Commerce closely followed by Sri Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain College (Commerce) but it was the last question that decided the winner.

Christ College, SBMJC and SJCC battled it till the very end but it was the calm and composed St joseph’s College of Commerce that took home he bounty after a very consistent show.


About the new system of quizzing, the 20:20 format is pretty interesting but extremely short (It hardly took an hour to complete the final)

It was undoubtedly a fun concept and absolute entertainment..

The final position:

  1. St Joseph’s College of Commerce
  2. Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College (Commerce)
  3. XIME, Bangalore

That’s all from me,

Till next time



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Another Little Biz Quiz

Another Little Biz Quiz

15 February 2006

1. Which organization’s forerunner was floated by KC Roy in 1910?

Ans: Press Trust of India. It was floated as Associated Press of India


2. Which famous Indian CEO started his corporate life by a brand called ‘Bare’ from Kolkata?

Ans: Kishore Biyani of Pantaloon


3. Connect a stylized rendition of the greek letter phi to Raymond.

Ans: Colorplus. The apparel brand has a stylized phi as its symbol, in which Raymond acquired majority stake in 2003


4. Which brand when translated to English means ‘Three Oceans’?

Ans: Sanyo


5. Meher Pudumjee took over as the chairperson of a particular company on October 5, 2004. Whom did she replace?

Ans: Anu Aga. Meher is the chairperson of Thermax and daughter of Anu Aga


6. Which company is launching a new line of jewelry under its brand ‘Gliterrati’, which is inspired by Sanjay Dutt- John Abraham starrer Zinda.

Ans: D’Damas


7. IndianOil, Hero Honda, Reliance Infocomm, Idea, Airtel and _________. Fill the blank with the suitable company.

Ans: Air Sahara, These were the six companies that bought the bid documents for the Indian cricket team sponsorship but it was Air Sahara that finally won the rights

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