Sunday, August 26, 2007

Tata Crucible Quiz 2007 at Kolkata

On a day when I’m dead tired, I don’t know what it is that is keeping me awake. Perhaps it is because I am just so excited going over and over the gifts and merchandise that I won at the Kolkata edition of the Annual Tata Crucible Quiz.

Yes, you heard that right. An individual like me who must’ve set some sort of a record for not having browsed through a pink paper or a business magazine in the last few months actually managed to intelligently *ahem* guess my way through a couple of rounds of a tough quizzing contest.

It all began a few weeks ago when Rahul, a colleague at work, brought to my notice that the Tata Crucible Quiz was about to be held in the city. The plan was very simple. We two would put on our best Sunday clothes and answer as many questions as we knew (or, as we thought we knew).

Come today afternoon, our team managed to answer quite a few questions (11 or 12 out of the 25 asked) in the preliminary round and were pleasantly surprised to find that we had qualified as one of the 6 top teams for the regional finals.

Once on stage, however, the nerves set in. We let a couple of questions go past us, only to find out later that our guesses would’ve been correct. Darn!!!

Yet, the indomitable spirit of the heroes within refused to give in without a fight. We punched our way right back into the quiz with a couple of rapid answers in the last round, only to stop an agonizing 5 points behind the runners-up.

Nevertheless, at the end of the day, we got our share of the booty, and I was mighty pleased I didn’t sleep this Sunday afternoon away. What’s more, the compilation of speeches and letters of JRD Tata is a wonderful gift and I’m going to cherish the leather-bound books for a long, long time (not to mention the other cool stuff that I got, including a 1GB pen-drive and a travel bag. I initially didn't plan on mentioning the spoils of the day, but hey, it's not everyday that you get to do well in a quiz, do you?)

(Me and Rahul Srigyan cherishing the moments of The Tata Crucible Quiz 2007)

7 comments:

Ravi Raja said...

Congratulations !!! :) :) :)

Mera Treat ... Two Orange Ice - Cream Sticks :) :) :)

ani said...

1. heartiest congratulations! :))))))))))))))))))))))) luv ya loads n loads mommmmyyy!!

2. angry motee!! bataya nahiiii!!!!! grrrrrr........!!!

3. partttttttttttyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!

shweta said...

coratulationsssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!
ab treatttttt...!!!!
shwets

Arpz said...

sweet! nice :)
once you are done with the book - plees do lend it

Shekhar said...

ravi raja:Hey Ram !! When will you grow up??!!!

ani:

1. Thanks !!! :))

2. Ui maa...!! Bataaya to tha.. I was dazed when you called.

3. Completely agree !!!!!

shweta: Thanks. Lekin, treat to tab milega jab hum milenge..and going by the kind of track record we have.. ~sighs~

arpz: Thanks. :)

Shaily said...

COngratulations..just read the post..although i did congratulate via mail but here it is again on the blog.
There are never enough Congratualtions for such victory!! ;)

Shekhar said...

shaily: :))))))