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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ASB Wiz Quiz 2012

Asian School Of Business is conducting the Wiz Quiz 2012 ( Season II)  on 4th Feb, 2012. The celebrity quiz master Rohit Nair tests the finest brains at the hottest quiz of the year.

Winners will get INR.50,000, second and third place winners will get INR 25,000 and 10,000 respectively.All finalists will get Tablet PCs, and gift hampers for the audience.

Open to : Undergraduates students – Teams of 2 from the same college 

Date: 4th February 2012

Venue: Asian School of Business, Trivandrum

Quizmaster: Rohit Nair

Flavour: General Quiz

Blizzard: The Business Quiz | Tatva '12

It’s ‘Blizzard time’…Get ready to face one of the most awaited, challenging and rewarding Business quiz in North India. After a nerve biting finale last year, the most anticipated and mind boggling event of Tatva 2011 is back in 2012 in a more challenging avatar! And with a Star quiz master, gritty competition, and an ecstatic crowd  from some of the best colleges in India, excitement is guaranteed!

Quiz Master: Rohit Nair

Date: February 9, 2012

Venue: LBSIM, Auditorium , Delhi

Timing: 3.30 pm onwards

Website:http://www.tatva.lbsim.ac.in/

Prizes worth: Rs. 30,000 including Apple ipods for the winning team.

RULES

  • The quiz is open to students above the age of 18 and who are residents of India.
  • Cross college teams are allowed and each team should have exactly 2 members
  • On the spot registrations, 45 minutes before the scheduled start of the events.
  • The quiz will consist of a preliminary round (written) following which 6 teams will be selected for the final round.
  • There is no limit on the number of teams participating from a particular institute/college.
  • Use of any unfair mean (mobiles, books, etc) will lead to immediate disqualification of the team.
  • In case of any dispute, the decision of the quiz master shall be final.

In case of any clarification contact:

Name Phone
1 Anuj 9582055105 anuj.16n@gmail.com
2 Zain Inhonvi 9582322651 zain.imfy@gmail.com

Techfest National Open Quiz

Techfest National Open Quiz

Crucifying the charm that corporate quizzing has taken away from college quizzes, we come back with the largest inter-institutional quiz in India with 7 city-centers and a staggering prize money of INR 1,00,000 for the winners.We bring back to you the only chance to crown your college as the champion of quizzing in India.

Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Guwahati, Ahmedabad and our very own Mumbai.

 

Every city makes its own claim but we shall decide who can retain its fame.

City Center
Pune College of Engineering, Pune            15th October
Ahmedabad Indian Institute of Management          18th October
Delhi St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University 22nd October
Guwahati Cotton College                        30th October
Chennai Dr. M. G. R. University               1st November
Hyderabad Indian School of Business              3rd November
Mumbai Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay  6th November

 

The city rounds shall be held across the 7 cities in the months October-November and the winning team from every city shall be given an all-expense-paid trip to Mumbai to take part in the Grand Finale held during Techfest from 6th-8th January. Come January and the stage shall be set to decide the master from among the best. Techfest National Open Quiz Grand Finale with a cash prize of INR 1,00,000.
Overall prizes worth INR 2,00,000.

For further queries contact:

Rohan Khadatkar 
Manager, Events
rohan.k@techfest.org
Ph. +91 98901 06884
Shashwat Shukla 
Manager, Events
shukla.shashwat@techfest.org
Ph. +91 99208 99445

 

Techfest National Open Quiz : Quizmaster

 

Rohit Nair, the young and popular Quizmaster, has hosted numerous quiz shows including multi city quiz events for Mahindra, Government of Karnataka, IBM among others. His distinctive style, humour and passion make his quiz shows memorable. Co-founder of Quizworks, he heads the Content Architecture, New Service Design and Online Initiatives there. Much admired by the youth, he is also a national winner of the Young Leader contest hosted by Career Launcher. His brain child Quizzing.in is the most visited quiz blog in India.

Techfest National Open Quiz Rules

 

Techfest 2011-12 shall host the Techfest National Open Quiz which shall be open to all students from class 9 onwards. The quiz is strictly to students only.
For complete Rules & Regulations , visit the Official Techfest National Open Quiz Page here

 

Register NOW for the Techfest National Open Quiz here

“As Don Corleone would have liked to say, Quizworks is an intern offer you can’t refuse”

Originally posted on Internshala – by Avishek Mallick , sharing with Quizzing.in readers

Name of the intern: –  Avishek Basu Mallick

Institute: –  Indian Institute of Management, Ranchi

Organization interned with: –  QuizWorks, Bangalore

Normally, when you are done with your engineering degree and about to join your post graduate degree course or job, you would actually prefer to take a chill pill and relax after all the (supposedly) hard yards you put in for your under-graduate course as well as build up energy levels for an enervating future. But if you are absolutely crazy and have a never-ending passion for knowledge and quizzing, the chances are that in all probability you will land up at QuizWorks.

Now, what exactly is Quizworks?  To put it in marketing terms, QuizWorks is India’s leading quiz design and hosting company.

To put it in terms of an student intern, it is pure and unadulterated fun. Now most of us who have done an internship in some organization would crib and stick their noses up at the idea of a virtual internship. A virtual internship, as most would say, is just a resume point. I really beg to differ. The time I spent on my QW intern was equally fruitful to the time I had spent on my previous interns as a JNCASR and BARC Research Fellow. And, I dare say it was more fun. Now you would ask what my job was? QuizWorks has an online brand – the very popular Quizzing.in website. They have recently come up with a section called the Brand History section – which aims to be the world’s largest database for Brands and Brands Trivia, no less. My job was to co-ideate this section and work on the Rare Brands part of it.

Over a period of time, we had a lot of brainstorming sessions – Me, Rohit (the founder of the company) and others as to how to go about the process. For as everyone knows, whenever everyone looks for any sort of repository of information, one turns to Wikipedia. Our challenge was to create something different.

I am glad to say that, two months down the line, we have strived to achieve a lot of what we had set out to achieve. According to Alexa, the site ranking has increased over 200,000. There is an increased awareness about Brand History and people are actually fascinated to find out a lot of trivia about major companies which they didn’t know. That I feel is the best part of the whole process – you actually see the results of your hard work in front of your own eyes in a very short period of time.

The thing about Quizworks which stands out is its mentorship and guidance. It is not as if you have to follow a hard and fast routine. Neither can you afford to cool your heels. You have to contribute your ideas on a day-to-day basis. If you overdo it, your mentor will ask you to play a round of Hangman with him on Skype. If you cut slack, he will gently remind you that your (very attractive) stipend is due.And there is no hierarchy at work. You address everyone by their first names and comment on an issue which you think is not working out. And your suggestions will be considered and worked upon.

I plan to open my own knowledge services company in the future and ,considering that, this was a godsend for me.  I am still very much a part of Brand History and am a regular contributor to the Sports and Fortune 500 sections. And I’m sure that would apply for anyone who interns here – it’s bound to get you hooked to it.

Engineers will appreciate the amount of intuitive analysis that goes behind the designing of brands.  Managers will appreciate the amount of effort that goes behind the conception of ideas and plans for the growth of the section. And if you are a quizzer, you’ll appreciate the job just for the sheer bliss of information overload. As Don Corleone would have liked to say, Quizworks is an intern offer you can’t refuse.

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