Thank You & Goodbye Quizzing.in – Rohit

Quizzing.in – The Beginning

It was a hot summer afternoon around 6 years back when the idea of collating Quiz Reviews on a single platform struck my tiny little head!

Starting with less than 10 hits a day for the first few days, http://rohitnair.wordpress.com (as Quizzing.in was then known) struck gold from the quality of content that people across the country starting sharing with me.

In due course, word spread and The Quintessential Theory (as it was called then) became the Online resource for Quiz Reviews across the country.

Through my Quintessential journey across the country, I participated and reviewed hundreds of quizzes – shared questions from Quizzes , ‘screwed’ Quizmasters with bad reviews, praised quizhosts for their content and made absolutely no money out of this venture!

With feedback from quizzers across, Quintessential Theory slowly became a one stop shop for Quiz Reviews, Questions and in due course Schedules! Today, I am told every Quizzer worth his salt visits Quizzing .in to get the latest updates in the industry.

My chest bloats with pride!!

Quizzing.in visiting card 

Quintessential Theory become Quizzing.in

In due course, Quintessential Theory became Quizzing. in as I realized the importance of Branding for the site!

In mid 2009, we got funded to improve the site wrt design and technology.

We utilized the complete amount to increase engagement amongst the audience but I’ve always had a tinge of regret that the site remains a single side communication rather than a conversation which I’m sure will change very soon!

Quizzing.in is possibly the only pure Quizzing site that receives over 2000 visitors a day and around 200,000 pageviews a month! Our nearest competitor (if there is any) is not even one-third our size!

3 years back, I threw my shoes into the beautiful world of entrepreneurship and started a wonderful company called QuizWorks which , with a lot of hard work and God’s grace has scaled to becoming one of India’s leading Offline Quiz hosting companies and undoubtedly the country’s #1 digital Quiz company with our reach on the web, facebook and twitter.

QuizWorks acquires Quizzing.in

I am proud to announce today that QuizWorks is buying out Quizzing. in from me and will be handled by an extremely able team of Content and Technology partners to develop the next generation Quizzing engagement platform for all Quizzers across the country.

Personally, I will no longer be heading the site as Editor-in-Chief but will remain a well-wisher and mentor for life!

And for the Inquizitive, I am continuing in the business of Quizzing but taking up the challenge to make quizzing inclusive which a lot of us in the industry have tried to do in the past and I hope I can achieve in the near future!

I’ve had a great journey with core quizzing and fortunately a successful one on both sides and I’d like to thank each and everyone of you for being such a fantastic audience and being loyal to this very niche site for over 6 years!

If you ever have anything to say, feel free to drop a mail or connect with me on any of the networks below!

Till we meet next time, on a different day and a different forum – Keep Quizzing!

Rohit..

And if you have some more time, feel free to have a look at the 6 years of Quizzing. in Timeline below
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Mood Indigo 2011 | India Quiz – Questions

Mood Indigo 2011 | India Quiz – Questions

Mood Indigo India Quiz by J Ramanand

J Ramanand, who hosted the quiz at Mood Indigo, has shared with us questions from his Quiz for those of you who haven’t seen it earlier, at the BC session, or at the BQC Ender Bender.

Cut off: 18 with 6*s

The 2011 Obituary Quiz

2011 has been a year that has witnessed the loss of some legendary personalities all over the world. Here is a compilation of such personalities and a description of their accomplishments in the form of a self help Quiz.

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Endeavor Presents MEGAMIND ’11 – A General Quiz. | Quiz Info

Megamind 2011

Endeavor Presents MEGAMIND ’11 – A General Quiz.

When: 23rd December ‘2011. 1:30 to 3:30 PMWho: Teams of 2 (Open to College Students Only, NO Entry Fees.)

Where: St. Xavier’s, Ahmadabad.

Obligatory Question: A British Naturalist’s wife gives her name to
State Bird of an East Indian State. However the Naturalist’s is
remembered in Indian politics. Who & Why?

The Hindu NIE Arena 2011, an Inter-School Mega Sports Quiz | Quiz Review

The Hindu NIE Arena 2011, an Inter-School Mega Sports Quiz | Quiz Review

They got a sporting chance

A moment of joy: The winners with the chief guest and the sponsors.

The Hindu’s latest Newspaper in Education initiative, Arena, had a grand start. The inter-school mega sports quiz had sports enthusiasts sitting at the edge of their seats.

Do you read the sports page of the newspaper the first thing in the morning? Are sporting legends not just your idols but gods? Do you care more about your favourite football club’s standing in the league or about the status of the injured cricketer in the team than your outcome in the exam? Then you would have loved Arena!

The Hindu NIE Arena 2011, an inter-school mega sports quiz presented by Indian Overseas Bank, was held recently in the city of Chennai. Over 410 teams from 105 schools sat through the prelims where the teams had to write down answers to questions distributed to them. While that was being evaluated, the crowd comprising sports enthusiasts, students and teachers were kept entertained by the team from Radio One.

By the end of it six teams comprising two students each from PS Senior Secondary School, DAV Public School (Velachery), Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Hindu Senior Secondary School, Bala Vidya Mandir and Zion Matriculation were selected.

In keeping with the theme of the quiz, the quizmaster was Dr. Sumanth C. Raman, an avid sports quizzer and host of the DD Podhigai’s BSNL Sports Quiz.

With the stage set for the final clash, the questions categorised into seven rounds were fired at the teams. The rounds comprised general questions, audio, photo/video, dumb charades and rapid fire. It wasn’t just the teams on stage that were racking their brains to answer the question, even the young audience were constantly jumping out of their seats to get the quizmaster’s attention to answer. And they were promptly rewarded with chocolates.

At Arena, everyone walked away with interesting gyan like the Indian government’s efforts to promote tender coconut water as an ideal sports drink, that Jesse Owens visited The Hindu office in Chennai in 1955, that the Maharaja of Porbandar captained India’s first test series overseas. There was also a fun clipping of a sports person dancing in his hotel room to a pop song and the teams had to identify him. To everyone’s amusement it turned out to be Kamran Akmal, the Pakistani cricketer.

Proud winners

After sevens rounds of battling it out and even acting it out (in the dumb charades round), the team from Bala Vidya Mandir comprising Siddhartha S. Nathan and Vedanth Murali, both Std IX students, clinched the first place. They won a cash prize of Rs. 25,000, besides Hercules Rodeo bicycles and computer desks from Zuari Furniture.

Apoorv Abhishek and S. Adityaram from Maharishi Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Chetpet, came second to bag the cash prize of Rs. 15,000. While Swati Hemant and Arjun Aravind from P.S.S.S.S. who placed third walked away with cash prize of Rs. 10,000. The remaining three teams won cash prizes of Rs. 5000 each.

Actor K. Dhanush, the chief guest who received a rousing welcome from the children, congratulated the winners and added, “Those who were placed fourth, fifth and sixth, don’t worry. That’s where I was usually placed too and I am doing pretty well in life.” He also stressed on the importance of giving one’s best even for the simplest of attempts. “You’ll never know where it’ll take you. That’s what happened with Kolaveri too.”

Mr. M. Narendra, Chairman and Managing Director of Indian Overseas Bank, was present too and shared how happy he was to be a part of the initiative and see youngsters enthusiastically participating in the quiz.

Runners upSIDDHARTHA S. NATHAN and VEDANTH MURALI, Std IX, Bala Vidya Mandir: We love sports. We are part of various sports teams in school and also avidly follow sports news. Since we were tied in the final rounds, we had to play strategically. One wrong answer would have cost us. That’s why even when we knew the answer for a couple of questions, since we weren’t sure we didn’t want to take the risk. But we are happy it paid off.


APOORV ABHISHEK and A. ADITYARAM, Std IX, Maharishi Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School: We got to know about the quiz just the previous day and hence didn’t have much time to prepare. But since we regularly read the sports news, especially during the lunch breaks in school, it helped a lot. The quiz was fun and we really enjoyed participating in it.

 


SWATI HEMANT (Std IX) and ARJUN ARAVIND (Std VIII), P.S.S.S.S.: We’re into sports, that is we play, read books and look up news in the Internet. And that helped us in this quiz. Besides, we’re avid quizzers too. We liked the video rounds. We were extremely surprised that one of our really wild guesses for a question on cricketer Imran Khan turned out to be correct.

 

Source: http://www.thehindu.com/life-and-style/kids/article2728494.ece