Saturday, October 31, 2009

Texas Instruments Science and Technology Quiz 2009 - Pune round

The 2009 edition of the Texas Instruments Science and Technology Quiz 2009 is back in Pune.

Date : 7th November 2009
Venue : Nehru Memorial Hall, No. 4, Ambedkar Road, PUNE
Time : 930 AM
Teams of two
Classes 8, 9, 10
Register online at or send mail to or call 080-40065005
Max of 6 teams per school
Grand prizes

There is a detailed document with entry forms and procedures - if you want this, please write to ochintya[at]yahoo[dot]com or leave a comment on this blog (could be a slower option)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Chakravyuuh 2009

Chakravyuh 2009 was a part of COEP's technical event MindSpark.

Set by: Aniket Khasgiwale, Aditya Gadre , Kaustubh Bhat , Mohit Karve , Aadinath Harihar

Conducted by: Kaustubh Bhat and Mohit Karve

The quiz had 54 questions on seamless IR.

1st: Anand Sivashankar and Amit Garde: 95 pts
2nd: Niranjan Pednekar and Meghashyam Shirodkar: 90 pts
3rd: Yasho Tamaskar and Suraj Menon: 85 pts
4th: Yash Marathe and Vinay: 65 pts
5th: Nikhil Motlag and Tejas Kulkarni: 40 pts
6th: Raghav Chakravathy and Vikram: 30 pts

__________________________________________________________________________________ Particpants views- report by Suraj Mennon

Chakravyuh certainly lived up to its billing..... A well put together elim set with a fair mix of classical quizzing and pop culture fundae saw a tough fight for places on stage... Honourable mention to harish and Navya who scored 14..... Cant recollect who won best college team and the other honourable mention so if someone could fill in the details would be grateful

The finals were a close run affair what with only a 10 point spread between the top 3 teams. could have been a close run thing, but Amit and Anand made their early lead count and kept up the momentum with some cracking answers. Meghshyam and NP pushed them close in the end only to miss out. As for the quiz itself, fabulous set of questions, bar one or two that werent framed well.

- Good balanced elims set with something for everyone. Some brilliant questions there
-Quiz was ably conducted by Kaustubh bar one incident refer below
- 54 questions meant that the length of the quiz was just about right giving all teams a fair shot and not too many obvious sitters/peters
- The lack of production value was more than compensated by the quality of the questions themselves
- Full clarity on part points, meant the quiz was dispute free and we avoided unpleasant situations where the person asking the questions didn't know enough about the answer, (often seen when you arent asking your own questions). Kudos to Bhat Mohit and Adinath for that
- Some cracker questions

- the quiz started late, but then what quiz starts on time
- the Dreaded finger of God made one appearance inspite of two safety slides (Another entry to the record books for Kaustubh Bhat)
But then again these were minor glitches on what was unarguably one of the best quizzes that has happened in recent times, take a bow Gadre, Khasgi, Kaustubh, Adinath and Mohit.

Congratulations to the winners and all the finalists.

Any comments , bouquets/brickbats are welcome.