Mindsweep / Mega-Whats Venues

  MindSweep  MegaWhats  
CityVenueProctorProctor PhoneProctor EmailProctorProctor PhoneProctor Email
BangaloreTERI Auditorium, 4th Main, Domlur II Stage Bangalore - 560 071Viswesh Rammohan9739051875arul.mani@gmail.comArun Hiregange98452-03004arunhire@gmail.com
BhubaneswarOrissa Engineering College (Admin Office)
460, Sahid Nagar
Bivash Rath8270004099, 9556865630boy.in.1992@gmail.comBivash Rath8270004099, 9556865630boy.in.1992@gmail.com
ChennaiDepartment of Management Studies DOMS-101 classroom, Indian Institute of Technology (Near Gajendra Circle)Kiran Vijayakumar9940074259kiran.vijayakumar@gmail.comKiran Vijayakumar9940074259kiran.vijayakumar@gmail.com
CoimbatorePSG Institute of Management Opp PSG Tech
Peelamedu, Coimbatore - 14 Contact Person - Arjun Murali +91 97 89 720463
Anuradha Paicbequizcircle@gmail.comAnuradha Paicbequizcircle@gmail.com
GoaZuari Hall, The International Centre Goa, Dona PaulaSalvinus Vas9860027739salvinus@gmail.comTallulah D'Silvatallulahdsilva@gmail.com
GuwahatiBhagawati Prasad Baruah Bhavan, Axom Xahitya Xobha building, beside District Library GuwahatiBhrigu Talukdar98595 35477bhrigu.vedanta@gmail.com Bhrigu Talukdar98595 35477bhrigu.vedanta@gmail.com
HyderabadGoethe-Zentrum Hyderabad
20 Journalist's colony
Road No. 3, Banjara Hills
Hyderabad 500 034.
Sukruth N+91 9010396022nellutlasukruth@gmail.comSushil Chandani9985949856sushilchandani@gmail.com
KolkataInstitute of Marine Engineers
Flat A-1/2 First Floor,
Siddhartha Apartments
31/3 Sahapur Colony, Block J, New Alipore,
Kolkata 700053
(Near New Alipore triangular park bus stop. Opposite Corporation Bank on the road towards Taratolla)
Kinshuk Biswaskinshukbiswas@gmail.comRudradeep Bhattacharjee9836344694rudradeep.bhattacharjee@gmail.com
MumbaiPinstorm, Swati Bldg, North Avenue, Santa Cruz (W) Bombay 400 054Abhishek Kumar9029009200kumr.abhishk@gmail.comAbhishek Kumar9029009200kumr.abhishk@gmail.com
New DelhiHall G1 Academic Block
IIFT, Qutub Institutional Area
Hari Parameswaran9818766117hariparameswaran@gmail.comHari Parameswaran9818766117hariparameswaran@gmail.com
PuneSeminar Hall 2, COEP.Ramanand J9764258560quatrainman@gmail.comGaurav Sabnis9860144965sabnis@gmail.com
ThrissurSt Thomas CollegeDr Vijaynath9447380967drvijaynathv@gmail.comDr Vijaynath9447380967drvijaynathv@gmail.com
MysoreSDM IMD:
Site No. 1, Chamundi Hill Rd, Siddharth Nagar, JC Nagar, Mysore, Karnataka 570011
Srinivasa Gopala PK9886602297srigo.pk@gmail.comSrinivasa Gopala PK9886602297srigo.pk@gmail.com

MindSweep and Mega-Whats on Sunday 18 May 2014

We will hold our annual international solo championshipMindSweep, on the forenoon of Sunday, 18 May 2014. We will also hold Mega-Whatsthe national team quizzing championships, on the afternoon of the 18th. The venue for both events, in Bangalore,  is the TERI AUDITORIUM, Domlur.

MindSweep is open to all, with prizes in the Open, Ladies, College and School categories in Bangalore, plus prizes for each of the city’s category-winners. The quiz will require takers to answer 200 questions in two back-to-back sessions. Each session is an hour long, and will feature 5 themes with 20 questions under each theme.

Session I (1030-1130 hrs): The Arts, Literature, Cinema, Music, Sports Leisure
Session II (12 noon to 1300 hrs): Business, Science Tech, Food Drink, Social Sciences, Travel

Since we will be working by a coordinated start across centres, please make sure that you take your seat at least 15 minutes before start time.

MindSweep 2014 will be held in Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Goa, Thrissur, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Mysore, Bhubaneshwar, Kolkata, Guwahati, and New Delhi as per confirmations received. Quizzers in Trivandrum are requested to travel to Thrissur–exam season has put paid to all possible venues in the city.

Internationally, we have quizzers writing in Dubai, Germany (Berlin, Duisburg, Prenzlau), the UK, Norway, Malaysia, Singapore and the United States (UCSF, Portland, Oregon, and Stanford). We have more nations joining us this year: a warm welcome to quizzers from Australia, Russia (Moscow and Kirov) and Ukraine (Dniepropetrovsk).

We have tweaked the format for MindSweep a little this year. In response to feedback over reading time from takers who do not normally read in English, the final placings will be determined on the basis of the best 8 scores of each taker. Individuals may thus attempt all 200, or drop a set of 20 questions in each half. In the event of a tie, the contestant who has attempted more sections/or scored higher in the dropped sections, in that order, will take precedence.

A list ranking all the contestants will go up ten days after the event.

For a peek at questions from previous years:

To register for MindSweep, fill the form at

The MindSweep page on Facebook will also carry announcements whenever necessary:

MindSweep 2014 is set by Dibyendu Das, Kiran Vijayakumar, Navin Rajaram and Arul Mani

Mega-Whats 2014  is

A General Quiz, open to all.
Teams of FOUR members (or less).
Prior registration is essential.

While registering, please provide the names of the four people who comprise your team; also indicate whether you are taking part in the school, college or open categories. Changes in personnel are not a problem.

Please note that the quizzing community in your city may charge an entry fee to meet venue and equipment hire expenses.

School teams (Stds. VIII-XII) are allowed free entry. A school may field ONE team.
Contesting teams will answer in writing a quiz inclusive of audios, videos and visuals.

Mega-Whats 2014 will begin at 1530 hrs sharp, and end by 1730 hrs. Please take your seats at least 15 minutes before start time.

Answers and scores will be announced immediately after the event–prizes will be given out for Best School Team, Best College Team, and Best Open Team.

The prizes aren’t small–they are insignificant.

We will rank the top 100 teams across the country

The rankings will be announced after adjudication. The decision of the quiz-masters will be final and binding on all participants.

The top-10 city-winners, and the six best performers from among the top teams who have not have won their city prize, will face off in June 2014 as part of ASKQANCE 2014, KQA’s 31 Anniversary celebrations.

The Registration forms are up for Mega-Whats at


Mega-Whats 2014 is set by Arun Hiregange and Kiran Vijayakumar.

Please note that we have a smallish venue for the event. Prior registration will help ensure comfortable seating.

Mega Whats 2012 Questions and Answers

Mega Whats 2012 Scores

The table below has the complete results for Mega Whats 2012. You can view the quiz here: kqaquizzes.org/2013/01/11/mega-whats-2012-questions-and-answers/

1Metaquizziks (Arul Mani, Mitesh Agarwal, Varun Rajiv, Santosh Swaminathan)79OpenBangaloreCity Winner
2QED (Swami, Samanth, Gopal Kidao, Jayakanthan)78OpenChennaiCity Winner
3Doctor Lawyer Trader Failure (Navin Jayakumar, Shiv, Anil, Ravi Mundoli)70OpenChennaiSemi-finalist
4Hammer and Tongs (Jayashree Mohanka, Shouvik Guha, Kinshuk Biswas, Anil Vaswani)70OpenKolkataCity Winner
5The Travelling Pillsburys (Anil Kothuri, Sumant Srivathsan, Vibhendu Tewari, Vikram Joshi)67OpenMumbaiCity Winner
6We Are Like This Wonly (Thejaswi Udupa, Movin Miranda, Ochintya Sharma, Anustup Datta)63OpenBangaloreSemi-finalist
7Insignificant Others63OpenChennaiLost to WALTWo on tie-break
8Mega WTFs (Avaneendra, Ramanand, Aditya Gadre, Kunal S)60OpenPuneCity Winner
9Navel Gyan (Archana, Aryapriya, Hari, Amrit)60OpenDelhiCity Winner
10Maami and Friends (Ani, Bhargava, Prasanna, Ravikant)59OpenHyderabadCity Winner
11East Meets West (Leslie, Shubendu, Mukund, Abhinav)59OpenDelhi
12Marathi Manhoos (Suresh, Vinod, Rashmi, Yash)57OpenBangalore
13Feni, Vidi, Vici, Waggly (Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Nitish Wagle, Rajiv D'Silva, V. R. Muralidharan)56OpenGoaCity Winner
14Quizcraft (Aditya Mubayi, Kunal Savarkar, Rahul Kottalgi)56OpenDelhi
15Nexus Baggage (Ashwan Lewis, Navin Rajaram, Venkatesh Srinivasan, Vivek Karthikeyan)54OpenBangalore
16Kovai Kapemaaries (Ashwin, Yogesh, Senthil, Gautam Ghosh)53OpenCoimbatoreCity Winner
17Answering Service (Srikant, Sudipto, Charanpreet, Sanjoy)52OpenKolkata
18Inmaniacs (Abhijit Banerjee, Devdan Mitra, Joy Bhattacharya, Anirudh Chari)52OpenKolkata
19Swami & Friends (Alagar Samy, J Krishnamurthi, Vivek, Nitish Khadiya)51OpenHyderabad
20Quizzing Irregulars (Dr Sri Nagesh, Sudhir Pai, Balaji, Raghuram)51OpenHyderabad
21Alcoholic United F.C. (Arun AS, Ajith Prabhakar, Chandrakant Nair, Justin)50OpenTrivandrumCity Winner
22Insert Uncool Name Here (Anil Raghavan, Harikrishnan, Manu Sudhakar)50OpenThrissurCity Winner
23Bala is the New Saheb (Abhinav Dasgupta, Srinath Bhashyam, Pravin Verma, Balakrishnan S.)50OpenMumbai
24Questionable Characters - DELHI (Vinod, Avinash, Tathagata)50OpenDelhi
25Ze Didigiri DumDums (Atul Mathew, Anannya Deb, Kaushik, Suchishree)48OpenMumbai
26Punjabis By Nature47OpenChennai
27The Questionables (Hemant Morparia, Balakrishna, Rushi Ananthan, Rachel Lopez)47OpenMumbai
28We Are Legion (Syed Mustafa Hashmi, Pratik Gupte, Rohan Naidu, Aditya Vikram)46CollegeHyderabad
29Two & Half Men45OpenChennai
30Doctor and his Patient45OpenGuwahatiCity Winner
31Mega-What-Ifs (Anubhav, Jagdeep, Govind Grewal, Vinoo Sanjay)45OpenMumbai
32Vijay, Roshith, Sahitha45OpenDelhi
33None of Sardaar (Supratim, Abhiram, Arkadev, Kumar Vaibhav)44OpenDelhi
34MIneSweeper WTF! (Govind, Amit P, Frances, Souvik)43OpenMumbai
35CIDs From Kerala (Hrishi, VR, Jithin, Raouf)42OpenBangalore
36Bohemian Philistines (Jyotesh, Apratim, Wasi, Prateek)41CollegeDelhi
37Maa ka Moloko (Debasish, Aniket, Sumeet, Nikhil)41OpenMumbai
38Sabyasachi Majumdar, Piyush Singh, Kunal Malhotra, Arka41OpenDelhi
39Chennai Sober Kings40CollegeChennai
40Questionable Characters (DD, Mathias, Ajay, Siva)40OpenBangalore
41Aaj Kuch Chazzy Karte Hain (Prithwish Datta, Siddhant Agarwal, Arindam Dottoh, Arpan Guha)40OpenKolkata
42Four Men In A Quiz (Subrat, Harry, Pranesh, Kesavan)39OpenBangalore
43Bawana Quiz Club (Agrima, Ayan, Eeshan, Yuganka)37CollegeDelhi
44Rosellini, Posalini, Thangachi, Azhugamani (Keshav, Shivram, Govind, Arjun)37OpenBangalore
45Pai R Us (Siddarth, Vedanth, Rohit, Sreepathi)37OpenBangalore
46Africadalli Lingo Leela (Logik, Sudarshan, Rahul, Sarin)37OpenBangalore
47Battle of the Waters in the Loo (Kamal Rathi, Abdaal Akhtar, Tanmay Prusty, Omkar Amrutanshu)37OpenBhubaneswarCity Winner
48Mustafa (Chandrashekar, Dr. Krishnan, Vijay, Supreeth)36OpenBangalore
49God is Dirac (Sreshth Shah, Dhruv Sharma, Ajachi, Anjali Sengupta)36OpenDelhi
50Discreetly Charming Bourgeoisie (Amit Garde, Radhika, Hareesh, Trilok)35OpenPune
51Whatte Wow!34OpenChennai
52Logos (Rudradeep, Rajib, Nayanjyoti, Sunny)34OpenKolkata
53The Incredible Bulk (Abhishek Sahoo, Anurag Singh, Karthik Rajeshwaran, Sumantra Mukherjee)34OpenMumbai
55Inglorious Kweezers (Nikhil, Ratnakar, Jose, Nakul)33OpenHyderabad
56Hum Do Hamare Do (Manav, Varun, Aaarun, Brajendu)33OpenDelhi
57Where's Tiru - NITK Surathkal (Preeti, Soumya, Aniruddha Tiru)31CollegeBangalore
58The Young and the Bald (Atharv Joshi, Julian D'Costa, Shaswat Salgaoncar, Sunil Sardessai)31OpenGoa
59Thirondoram Thyeppams (Saptarshi Purohit, Vishnu Vijay, Abhilash BS, Alby John)31OpenTrivandrum
60Mauka Dekh Aur Chauka Maar (Rajat, Nilotpal, Surya, Raghu)31OpenDelhi
61Avial Pursuit30OpenChennai
62Stoners With Boners30OpenChennai
63How Can She Slap? (Aditya, Nishanth, Sohan Maheshwar, Abhishek Krishnan)30OpenBangalore
64Milli-Whats (Pranav, Surya Narayanan, Ashwin Murali, Naveen)29OpenCoimbatore
66Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Sumit, Shubham, Sudhakar, sanjit)28CollegeDelhi
67Sri Sathya Sai Bakery (Sai, Jyotirmay, Hari, Shashank)28OpenBangalore
68Bawana Boys (Abhinav, Dhruv, Mangal)28OpenDelhi
69C.V.R. The Late Cummer! (Aniket, Suraj)27CollegePune
70Underdogs (Vinay, Vinay, Anand, Siddarth)27OpenBangalore
71Shadybaayz (Anjan, Lokesh, Akshay, Yash)27OpenCoimbatore
72The Lobotomists (Nirban Basu, Niladri Bhowmick, Sreyashi Biswas, Avradeep Datta)26CollegeKolkata
73Subterrenenan Homesick Aliens (Gowtham, Shiva, Nishant, Aditya Grover)26CollegeDelhi
74Terra-Whats (Balu John, Shivakumari, Sridhar J, Niranjan S)26OpenTrivandrum
75Succulent Karadantu26OpenChennai
76Sin & Tonic (Ram, Srikrishna, Yamuna)26OpenBangalore
77Keshav, Nikhil, Siddharth25CollegeChennai
78NLSIU (Kartikeya, Akshay, Rohan)25CollegeBangalore
79Gigawhats (Mahesh, Mayur, Sridhar, Venkatesh)25OpenBangalore
80Babu Black Sheep (Sharath Babu, Sonal Saldanha, Roshan Kate, Askshath)24CollegeBangalore
81Qu Qlux Qlan24OpenGuwahati
82Some Obscure 80s Movie Reference (Deepak Thomas, Leo Francis, Prasanth John, Vishnu Vinayan)24OpenTrivandrum
83Quizbul-Mujahiddeen (Ankit Pattnaik, Anjan Mahapatra, Sandeep Kumar Tripathy, Swateek Jena)24OpenBhubaneswar
84Plan B From Outer Space (Rohan, Rohit)23CollegeBangalore
85Sarkar, Two Pronouns & a Verb (Mitesh Mahato, Finehao Pinto, Kshitij Jyoti, Saikat Sarkar)23CollegePune
86Rohan, Rohit, Alok, Vibhav23CollegePune
87Vis Quizzica23OpenChennai
88Schrodinger's Felines (Pillai, Venkat, Shenoy)23OpenBangalore
89Elvis and the Levis (Abhay, Rahul, Srikanth, Umang)23OpenBangalore
90What's In a Team Name (Ranajeet, Rohan, Debanjan, Abhishek)23OpenPune
91Running On Empty (Shafeeq, Ijaz, Yashin)22OpenBangalore
92Chaps On a Lark Together (Sumanth, Rajiv, Santosh, Rishica)21OpenBangalore
93Three Bad Mathematicians20CollegeChennai
94GNLU (Prateek, Rohit, Nihal, Chirag)20CollegeBangalore
95Point Blank - GEC Thrissur (Abhijit Balakrishnan, Ashok Menon, Bharat, Sreeram)20CollegeThrissur
97The Power of Two + One (Ravi, Sulfy, Girish)20OpenBangalore
98Rajat, Jayant, Hemant19OpenBangalore
99Na Honey Na Penny19OpenHyderabad
100Thanks for all the Fish ( Pradyoth John, Geetha S.N.)19OpenMumbai
101Kartik, Kavin, Arjun Murali, Gowtham Sriram18CollegeCoimbatore
102Teletubbies (Ritvik, Venkat, Mollika)18SchoolBangalore
103And Then There Were Two…17CollegeChennai
104Allen, Nagaratna, Poorva, Sachin17CollegeBangalore
105The Expendables - IISc (Sriram, Sriram, Aditya, Terrence)17CollegeBangalore
106Sherlock & Watson (Devwrat, Martik)17CollegeChandigarhCity Winner
107Galli Ke Bache (Mukund, Fardeen, Vartik)17CollegeDelhi
108Onights (Kratu, Akshat, Bishal, Ankush)17CollegeDelhi
109Yeddy's Buddies the Reddies (Mani, Kripa Karan)17OpenBangalore
110Neeraj, Abhishek, Prem, Aashish16CollegeBangalore
111CETianz (Ananthu Ravi, Bony Raju, Arathy Anil, Adarsh K)16CollegeTrivandrum
11251 Shades of Gray (Wasim, Parantap, Nishant)16CollegeBhubaneswar
113Why You Ask? (Venkataramana, Sandeep, Madhurya, Unni)16OpenBangalore
114Prof and Studs16OpenThrissur
115Magis (Aditchandra, Prahlad, Vignesh, Ganesh)16SchoolTrivandrum
116Why So Serious? (Arunabha, Ashwin, Pranav, Praneeth)15CollegeBangalore
117IIT Guwahati (Argha Sen, Saswati Dutta, Sriram and Kartikeya)15CollegeGuwahati
118The Dirty Dozen, except we're 4 (Saikat, Abhinav, Khetan, Mishra)15CollegePune
119In Last Place (Achuth, Basil, Gooth, Sajad)15CollegeTrivandrum
120Whatever! (Rahul, Saurabh)15CollegeDelhi
121Pritheesh, Bharat, Aditya, Ashwin15OpenChennai
122Ye Kya Bakchodi Hai (Bhaskar Sharma, Maharnab Hazarika, Sonika Dhingra and Deepjyoti Deka)15OpenGuwahati
123Blank (Shubham Tiwari, Viola Rodrigues)15OpenGoa
124Old Hobbits Die Hard (Archit, Arnav, Udit)15OpenDelhi
125Team Singularity (Sangeeth, Bharath, Jithin, Vamsee Krishna)15SchoolTrivandrum
126Auto (Nishant, Arvind, Akshay, Irfan)14CollegeBangalore
12750 Cells of Grey (Satwik Raut, Kalpit Mohanty, Bivash Rath, Akash Choudhury)14CollegeBhubaneswar
128The Metasuitic Macaques (Akshay Rege, Namrata Pai, Nitish Fatarpekar, Rahul Padgaonkar)13CollegeGoa
129IISER-M (Abhishek Mishra, Prabhanjan B)13CollegeChandigarh
130Pun Da Cheese (Devajyoti, Arunkumar, Sabrinath, Alvi)13OpenBangalore
131The Unusual Suspects (Debajyoti, Souvik, Prajwal)13OpenPune
133Pitch Please!12CollegeBangalore
134Kalinga Kulangara (Sampad Pattanaik, Debashish Pradhan, Rashmi, Shakti)12CollegeBhubaneswar
135Quiz Mafia12CollegeThrissur
136The Quizzessential Underdogs12OpenBhubaneswar
137Kumaraguru College of Technology (Nivethan, Jiju, Sriram, Vishwanathan)11CollegeCoimbatore
138Untitled (Siddharth, Yash)11CollegeHyderabad
139Untitled (Jeswin, Madhusudhan, Bhargav, Sasipriya)11OpenHyderabad
140Mission Impossible11OpenThrissur
141Does Grey Matter? (Novoneel, Kunal, Tushant, Anirudh)11SchoolHyderabad
142The Twosome10OpenBangalore
143Ashim Saikia and Krishanu Bhargav10OpenGuwahati
144Four Boys (Harsh Hegde, Leander Paes, Sahil Ramchandani, Zibane Paes)10SchoolGoa
145Jurassic Sparks (Ashwin Mascarenhas, Ayush Kanyal, Chaitanya Naik, C. H. Siddhant)10SchoolGoa
1464 Angry Men10SchoolBangalore
147Blitzkrieg (Kaushik, Samuel, Amruta, Rajshri)9CollegeCoimbatore
148? (Vasishta, Balaji, Ravi, Ashok)9OpenHyderabad
149Looney Tunes (Nilesh, Saurav)9OpenHyderabad
150Dream 4 (Mahesh, Anand, Mahendra Balu, Jeethu)9SchoolTrivandrum
151And In The Last Place9SchoolBangalore
152Team Nova8CollegeThrissur
153Novizio (Ravikant, Prateek, Rohit, Aniket)7CollegePune
154Kurious Kolaveri Kuizzers7OpenChennai
155We Rock!!! (Arpita Nath, Vibhu Joshi)7OpenChandigarh
156Why So Serious? (Dev D, Anurag)7OpenChandigarh
157Infy Irregulars (Sumanth, Tejal, Harshit)7OpenHyderabad
158People of Kovai - SBOA school (Vishnu, Tony, Subash, Sathya Mukesh)7SchoolCoimbatore
159Priya Marie Biscuit (Pariya Desai, Mary Williams)7SchoolChandigarh
160Zhizhu (Srikanth, Ashish, Manoaj)6CollegeChandigarh
161Whats Vaku (Udit, Ashutosh, Kush)6CollegeDelhi
162Last Minutes6OpenBangalore
163Frozen Minds Team (Kuldeep Singh, Hitesh Kambaj)6OpenChandigarh
164Whats App?? (Rashmi Jain, Arpit Porwal, Diksha Jain)5OpenChandigarh
165Gurpreet & Abhijit Ke Chaske (Gurpreet, Abhijeet)5OpenChandigarh
166The Devils of Gahanna (Amit Bikram)5OpenHyderabad
167Jeevan & Co. (Jeevan Naik, Kishor Naik, Rohil Paes, Savio Paes)4OpenGoa
168Vizard (Shivam, Vatsal, Teja)3CollegeDelhi
169Gatecrasher (Asif Kalam)3OpenTrivandrum
170Yasha - KCTBS (Sri Hari, Mohan, Sathish, Adithya)2CollegeCoimbatore
171The Apocalyptic Crypti (Saumya, Neha, Garima, Priyanka)2CollegeChandigarh
173Parul and Shiva2SchoolChandigarh
174Geniuses (Abhay, Akshay, Shambu, Siddhant)1SchoolGoa
175Sushil, Brijesh0OpenChandigarh

Mega-Whats Venues

Rotary House Of Friendship,
Lavelle Road,
Bangalore – 560001
Proctor: Arun Hiregange

Odisha Engineering College,
460 Sahid Nagar,
Proctor: Abanis Nayak

IISER Mohali,
Knowledge City,
Sector 81, SAS Nagar,
Manauli PO 140306
Near ISB, Mohali
Proctor: Srijit Mukherjee

Room no. 101
Department of Management Studies (DoMS)
Proctor: Kiran Vijaykumar

PSG Institute of Management,
Proctor: Anuradha Yogesh

Zuari Hall,
The International Centre Goa,
Dona Paula
Proctor: Ira Almeida (09822127995)

Tata Institute of Social Sciences
14 A, Bhuban Road
Guwahati – 781001
Proctor: Arunav Chowdhury (9508461715)

off Road No. 1, Banjara Hills,
Next to the M-Modal building,
Opposite GVK One Mall.
Proctor: Vivek N D

Surya Sen Bhavan,
Jodhpur Park.
432 Prince Anwar Shah Road,
Kolkata 700068.

Opposite Aurobindo Seva Kendra/EEDF Hospital.
Bus stop: Taltolla between South City and Jadavpur Thana(PS).
Procotor: Shankar Ramalingam

Pinstorm office,
Ground Floor, Swati House,
Next to Kotak Bank on Linking Road
North Avenue
Santa Cruz(W)
For directions or help, call Atul Mathew (9930754026)
Proctor: Kumar Abhishek

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Proctor: Lingaraj (9873762010)

COEP, Pune
Proctor: Amit Patil (09970144577)

Devamatha CMI Public School,
Patturaickal, Thrissur
Proctor: Dr Vijaynath V (9447380969)

Govt. Engineering College, Barton Hill.
Proctor: Prof P Vijayakumar

Quizzes in December

We will hold two sets of quizzes on Sunday 2 December 2012 and Sunday 9 December 2012.

We have five quizzes slated for Sunday 2 December 2012 at The Institution of Agricultural Technologists, off Queen’s Road, Bangalore.

We begin with the Annual Lone Cub and Lone Kid championships for Std VIII-X and Std V-VII respectively, followed by three open quizzes.

Event I
Middle and High School Solo Championships

Lone Kid
Open to solo contestants from Stds. V, VI and VII.
Schools can send up to 4 participants

Prelims: 0930hrs-1000hrs
Finals: 1015hrs-1100hrs

Prizes for all finalists

QMs: Hrishikesh Varma and Praveen V.R.

Lone Cub
Open to solo contestants from Std. VIII, IX and X.

Schools can send up to 4 participants
Prelims: 0930hrs-1000hrs
Finals: 1100hrs-1200hrs

Prizes for all finalists

QMs: Santosh Swaminathan and Sohan Maheshwar

Event III

The Bangalore Quiz

Written quiz
Teams of two members
Entry Fee: Rs. 50/- per team
Prizes: Book Coupons for Rs. 2000/-, Rs. 1500/- and Rs. 1000/-


QMs: Landmark Venky and Mitesh BizGawd Agarwal

Event IV
We are also hosting, on request, the Quiz Dubai Open Solo Quiz, set by Dr. Chandrashekar Rao.

Timings: 1400-1500hrs

Open to all
90 questions in 60 minutes
Solo, written quiz
Entry fee Rs. 50/-

Event V
December Open Quiz

Hosted by Thejaswi Udupa

Open to all
Teams of four members
Entry Fee: Rs. 100/-
Free entry for school teams
Prizes for all finalists




We are also glad to report that we have a venue for MindSweep and Mega-Whats to be held in Bangalore on Sunday 9 December 2012. The venue is The Rotary House of Friendship on Lavelle Road. We thank the Rotary Club, Lavelle Road for supporting this KQA effort.

ASKQANCE 2012 – Day 2 Results

June 30, Day 2 of ASKQANCE 2012 had a  packed schedule with 2 open quizzes and the second semi-finals and the finals of Mega-Whats.


QMs: Arul Mani and Kiran Vijaykumar

In the second semi-finals, We Are Like This Wonly secured their spot in the finals winning by a comfortable margin but there was a close fight for the other 3 spots.

  1. We Are Like This Wonly – 285 points.
  2. Travelling Pilsburies – 255 points.
  3. Dilli Ke Thugs – 215 points.
  4. Mad O’Wot – 200 points.
  5. Metaquizziks – 185 points.
  6. Mega-WTFS – 130 points.
  7. Cunning Stunts – 115 points.
  8. Two and a Half Men – 30 points.


QMs: Rajagopal P.S., Vivek Karthikeyan & Siddhartha Shanker

The quizmasters kept the participants on their toes, answering questions about elements, identifying equations and even filling in blanks in poetry! The scoring was so close that two teams tied for first place and decided to split the honours instead of breaking the tie.

  1. Insert Cool Name Here – 104 points.
  2. We Are Like This Wonly –  104 points.
  3. Pouncing As Science (aka Metaquizziks) – 95 points.
  4. Nexus – 77 points.
  5. Questionable Characters – 64 points.
  6. Travelling Pillsburies –  64 points.
  7. Cunning Stunts – 47 points.
  8. Swami’s Friends – 42 points.


QMs: Thejaswi Udupa and Venkatesh Srinivasan

Metaquizziks going under the alias of Metal-Quizziks in a surprise result qualified for the finals of a sports quiz. They also bravely participated in the absence of Arul Mani who was busy setting questions for the Mega-Whats finals for later in the day.

  1. Insignificant Others – 235 points.
  2. Flibberti-Kibitz – 175 points.
  3. Swami Obamananda – 165 points.
  4. We Are Like This Wonly – 160 points.
  5. CIDs from Mumbai/Kerala – 155 points.
  6. Untitled – 130 points.
  7. MAAZ FC – 125 points.
  8. Metal-quizziks – 85 points.


QMs: Arul Mani & Kiran Vijaykumar

After a short break for tea and snacks, quizzers poured into the hall to witness the finals of Mega-Whats. With teams from Kolkata, Mumbai, Goa, Chennai, Bangalore & Delhi, it had a truly national flavour.

QED, a team from Chennai took an early large lead and kept it through the quiz to win by very large margin. This didn’t mean there was no excitement at all; The teams in 2nd, 3rd and 4th places though frequently exchanged places as the quiz progressed, and even before the last couple of questions, there was a chance for teams to surge ahead to get 2nd place.

An interesting round on connections where teams could also stake confidence on their answers to take higher points helped some teams get a nice leg up in the scoring.

  1. QED – 390 points.
  2. Insignificant Others – 265 points.
  3. Dilli Ke Thugs – 250 points.
  4. We Are Like This Wonly – 237.5 points.
  5. Feni, Vidi, Vici, Bitchy – 215 points.
  6. Travelling Pillsburies – 215 points.
  7. Hammer and Tongs – 190 points.
  8. Mad O’Wot – 155 points.


The President of the KQA, Ochintya Sharma also released the yearbook for 2011-2012 containing questions from many of the quizzes conducted by the KQA in the past year. He thanked the efforts of the many quizmasters that contributed questions to the yearbook as well as those that helped edit it. The KQA school quiz book for 2011-2012 will be released at the ASKQANCE School and College quizzes to be held in July 2012.

KQA Yearbooks including older copies can be purchased at most KQA events held in Bangalore.

ASKQANCE 2012 – Day 1 Results

It’s that time of the year again, when quizzers from across India descend upon the IAT Hall on Queen’s Road for KQA’s anniversary festival of quizzing, ASKQANCE.


QMs: Arul Mani and Kiran Vijaykumar.

We kicked off the quizzing with the first semi-final of the Mega-Whats Face Off with 8 teams from Coimbatore, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, and Goa fighting for the 4 places in the finals. Here are the final scores:

  1. Insignificant Others – 290 points.
  2. QED – 275 points.
  3. Hammer and Tongs – 235 points.
  4. Feni Vidi Vici Bitchy – 200 points.
  5. Swami and Friends – 190 points.
  6. Questionable Characters – 135 points.
  7. Insert Uncool Name here – 105 points.
  8. Tiruppur Tughlaqs – 85 points.


QMs: Dibyendu Das, Mitesh Agarwal & Rajath Krishna

The prelims for the travel quiz was closely fought and 9 teams qualified for the finals with the difference between the 1st team and the 9th being just 4 points.

The finals also went on to be in a similar vein, with Hammer and Tongs, the team from Kolkata winning by a narrow margin and the difference between the 2nd, 3rd and 4th teams being just a point or two.

  1. Hammer and Tongs – 269 points.
  2. Excess Baggage (the travel quiz avatar of MetaQuizziks) – 255.5 points.
  3. We Are Like This Wonly – 254 points.
  4. QED – 251 points.
  5. Delhi Sucks – 175 points.
  6. Feni, Vidi, Vici, Bitchy – 172 points.
  7. Tough Luck – 132 points.
  8. Insert Cool Name Here – 113 points.
  9. Pass the Ketchup – 71 points.

Mega-Whats 2011–Acknowledgments

232 teams sat for Mega-Whats across 12 cities this year.

Our thanks go out to QFI-Chennai, K-Circle and HQC, Hyderabad, BCQC in Pune, BQC in Mumbai, Kutub Quizzers in New Delhi, SEQC in Goa, CQC in Coimbatore, and to the quizzing communities in Kolkata, Thrissur, Thiruvananthapuram and Mysore for organising venues and prizes.

Thanks to all our proctors for kindly volunteering to put their faces, and voices, to our questions (always a high-risk job) —Siby Kuriakose in Panaji, Prof. Vijayakumar in Thiruvananthapuram, Dr. Vijayanath in Thrissur, Rudradeep Bhattacharjee in Kolkata, Yaggy and Krishnan in Mumbai, Kaustuba Venugopal and Ram Narayan in New Delhi, Varun Shenoy in Mysore, Mr. Devarajan in Hyderabad, and  a special word of thanks to two people who stepped in at the last minute to proctor, thereby saving us much bother and embarrassment–Ms. Nithya in Coimbatore, and Gaurav Keskar in Pune.

This is perhaps the best place to acknowledge the hard work  put in by several KQA guys. Ashwan Lewis, who set up a trouble-free interface for registrations and took that headache off our shoulders, the team of  Navin Rajaram, Landmark Venky, Hrishi Varma and Ashwan who kept in touch with other cities, and Appu, DD and Mitesh for organising the Bangalore venue and dealing with registrations on the day.

The Mega-Whats Face-off will occur during the KQA Anniversary in June 2012 and will feature the winners from each of the 12 cities. The four other places in the semi-finals will go to the teams that achieved high scores and a place in the top 15 without actually winning a city.  These teams are Insignificant Others (78/Chennai), We Are Like This Wonly (75/Bangalore), Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron (70/New Delhi) and Mad O’ What (64/Mumbai). A limited ranking list is up at TOP 80 MW2011

Mega-Whats 2011–Results

Q.E.D (Chennai) have won the Mega-Whats title for the third year running. They scored 85. The runner-up position was shared by MetaQuizziks (Bangalore)  and Insignificant Others (Chennai) on 78.  The top 80 scores (provisional) can be viewed here: TOP 80 MW2011

232 teams took part in all.

The city-wise results for Mega-Whats are given below.


20 teams appeared

  1. OPEN:FENI VIDI VICI BITCHY (Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Rajiv D’Silva, Anjali, Doc M)            52
  2. COLLEGE :VICTORIOUS SECRETS (Ronak Gupta, Avinash,  Ashin,  Akshay Surendra)      27
  3. SCHOOL: SHARADA MANDIR (Mohnish Sardesai, Vivek Nayak, Rohan Saxena, Dhawal)     11


19 teams appeared

  1. OPEN: MEGA-WTFS (Ramanand J., Harish Kumar B.V., Salil Bijur, Kunal Sawardekar)     57
  2. COLLEGE: KILROY’S DOPPLEGANGERS (Kshitij Jyoti, Kamesh Gupta, Mridul J., Saikat Sarkar)              33


12 teams appeared

  1. OPEN: HAMMER & TONGS (Jayashree Mohanka, Shouvik Guha, Anil Vaswani, Kinshuk Biswas)  75
  2. COLLEGE: IIT KHARAGPUR (Sourav Das, Varun Aggrwal, Reeju Datta, Sourya Pal)                          30
  3. SCHOOL: LAKSHMIPAT SINGHANIA ACADEMY (Yash Mehta, Pronil Roy, Rohin D., Soham Basu)  16


17 teams appeared

  1. OPEN: SWAMI AND FRIENDS (Alagarsamy, Krishnamurthi, Lakshmi, Bhargava )                      69
  2. COLLEGE: SWAMI’S FRIENDS (Rohan Naidu, Krishna Akhil, Pratik Gupte, Aditya Vikram)          35
  3. SCHOOL: GITANJALI SENIOR SCHOOL (Vasishta, Aakash, Varun, Viswanath)                                                  16


26 teams appeared

  1. OPEN: DILLI KE THAGS (Dr. Bhattacharya, Sid Sen, Hari P., Sabyasachi)  70
  2. COLLEGE: FMS DELHI (Nikhil Dubey, Nikhil Sonde, Arpan Srivastava) 43
  3. SCHOOL: DPS-ROHINI ( Rishabh Aggarwal, Pranay Baldev, Shikhar Sahdev)             11

DILLI KE THAGS tied with JAANE BHI DO YAARON. The tie was settled on the 7th question using the score-comparison method.


21 teams appeared.

  1. OPEN: Q.E.D (Gopal Kidao, Swaminathan, Samanth, Jayakanthan)   85
  2. COLLEGE: UNTITLED (Nitish Krishna, Mithraa Varun, Ashwin, Sudarshan)                   29


20 teams appeared

  1. OPEN: CUNNING STUNTS (Justin Thomas, Siddharth Menon, Ankan Kazi)           39
  2. COLLEGE: NIT-CALICUT (Akhil, Jebin, Neville, Sanjana) 20
  3. SCHOOL: QUIZ DE LA PLACA (Harikrishnan, Aravind, Ajay, Rajath)         05

CUNNING STUNTS tied with WHY THIS KOLAVERI DA, ARUL? The tie was settled on the 2nd question using the score-comparison method.


12 teams appeared

  1. OPEN: INSERT UNCOOLNAME HERE (Anil Raghavan, Harikrishnan,Manu Sudhakar)        60
  2. COLLEGE: Ahana Anil, Jayaram,  Sruthi: 10
  3. SCHOOL: INGLORIOUS QUIZZERS ( Akhilesh,, Anand, Harisanker) 09


14 teams appeared

  1. OPEN: TRAVELLING PILLSBURYS (Rajiv Rai, Anil Kothuri, Sumanth Srivatsan,Vibhendu),  70
  2. COLLEGE: Abhishek, Pranav, Vighnesh, Aditya  37



41 teams appeared

  1. OPEN: METAQUIZZIKS (Mitesh Agarwal, Cheriyan Alexander, Varun Rajiv, Santosh)  78
  2. COLLEGE: NITK-Surathkal (Samarth and team)       37
  3. SCHOOL: ST. JOSEPH’S BHS (Akshay Tiwary and team)  08


11 teams appeared

  1. OPEN:  TIRUPUR TUGHLAQS  (Senthil, Yogesh Pai, Natarajan K., Ashok) 37
  2. COLLEGE: WTK (Kavin,Gowtham,Manoj)        09
  3. SCHOOL: VEYRON (Praveen, Sanjay, Ashwin, Abiram)    03



19 teams appeared

  1. OPEN: TWO AND A HALF MEN (Aarthi, Shyam, Hari) 24
  2. COLLEGE: SJCE (Abhishek CHauhan, Rajat VS, Kevin Paul, Adithya) 15
  3. SCHOOL: SADVIDYA HIGH SCHOOL (Manish, Jayadatta, Pranav, Rohan) 04



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