Bangalore’s quiz scene is fun with just a dash of competitiveness
Do Bangaloreans quiz enough? Ask Thejaswi Udupa, a core member of Karnataka Quiz Association (KQA), and he says the quizzing culture of any city mirrors the city. The Bangalore quizzing scene, he says, “is laidback, fun, doesn’t take itself too seriously, but is still quite competitive”.
There are a few entrepreneur quizmasters such as Giri ‘Pickbrain’ Balasubramanium and Rohit Nair who host quizzes at events.
Institutions such as the Indian Institute of Science, National Law School of India University, Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore), St. John’s Medical College, R.V. College of Engineering and BMS Institute of Technology hold their own quizzing events too.
The Hindu Young World Quiz is also hugely popular among schools when the regional round is held here.
KQA, the pioneer
However, it is the KQA that practically took upon itself the responsibility of quizzing in Bangalore. The organisation, started in 1983 with eight members, now has an active membership of 80 to 100. But they reach out to almost 1,000 people during the course of the year.
KQA holds its quizzes at the Institution of Agricultural Technologists, Queen’s Road. Mega-Whats and MindSweep will be held on December 8.
For details, visit www.kqaquizzes.org