Monthly Archives: June 2012

QFI Meeting on June 17, 2012 – Please note change in timings


This is to invite you to the QFI meeting to be held this Sunday (June 17, 2012.) The meeting will feature quizzes by Siddharth Madhavan & Ashwin C.V. and a quiz from the Bay Area Quiz Club. Please be there for what promises to be a great session.
We will be having this meeting on Sunday morning from 9:30 AM onward. As we have to wind up before the scheduled power outage at 1 PM, we will have to start the session early. Do bring pen and paper as there might be written rounds in the quizzes.
Those who are interested in taking up a QFI membership can do so at the meeting. Our annual membership fee is Rs. 150. Members get access to an exclusive mailing list on which quizzes from our meetings are circulated.
Venue – PS Senior Secondary School, #33, Alarmelmangapuram, Mylapore, Chennai 600004
Time – 9:30 AM


QFI Open 2012


In keeping with the awesome modern trend of inflating a single flagship quiz into a happily obese weekend of quizzing — we’re looking at you, bearded one! — the Quiz Foundation of India-Chennai and the IIT Madras Quiz Club will jointly host their first two-day orgy of quizzing on Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29, 2012. Every one of the six quizzes spread over the weekend is open to all comers — including contenders from Dhaka, who will be happy to learn that these are, by design, team quizzes. QFI-Chennai’s best and brightest — along with a couple of imports from Bangalore, and celebrity quizmasters from Dubai and Singapore — will set quizzes on a diverse set of topics, ranging from Rajinikanth movies to Soundarya
Rajinikanth movies.

Please do set aside that weekend to travel to Chennai from wherever you are and join us for these celebrations.
Travel fares will not be re-imbursed, but we are willing to forge signatures on invoices that make it look as if you travelled for work. Accommodation is cheap and plentiful, in mansions all over Triplicane.

Venue for all quizzes: The IIT Madras Central Lecture Theatre (air-conditioned!!), courtesy of the IIT Madras Quiz Club
Teams for all quizzes: Up to three members per team
Prizes for all quizzes: Quite possibly
Entry fee for all quizzes: Rs 100
The schedule is as follows:

DAY 1 – Saturday, July 28, 2012

9 am-12:30 pm – Travel and Tourism Quiz (conducted by team Obama Sathyabama, feat. “Lawyer” Sivakumar, Udupendra and Ramkey Ve.) 1:30 pm-2:30 pm – Written Humour Quiz (conducted by G. Krishnamurthi and, probably in absentia, Rajen “Sumo” Prabhu)
3 pm-7:30 pm – Audio-Visual Quiz (conducted by T. K. Balaji, V. Deviprasad, and “Feelings” Rajagopal)

DAY 2 – Sunday, July 29, 2012

9 am-12:30 pm – Music Quiz (conducted by Vijay Sarathy and Ashwin) 1:30 pm-2:30 pm – Written Cricket Quiz (conducted by Sankhya “I Only Wake Up To Mother Mega-Whats” Krishnan and — so that you don’t have to compete against him — “Wisden” Sreeram)
3 pm-7:30 pm – The QFI Open (conducted by team QED)

Platinum sponsor:

Gold sponsor: Union Bank of India

Co-sponsors: ePagemaker and TS Mahalingam

We will certainly start on time on both days, and we will endeavour to finish by 7:30 pm as well. But teams planning to leave Chennai on Sunday night may want to book the last flight / train available, just in case. The venue, IIT Madras, is not far from the airport, but it is something of a schlep to the railway station, so budget at least 45 minutes to get to Chennai Central by auto-rickshaw.

For further queries, please email

QFI Open 2012


We plan to hold the annual QFI Open as a two day event on July 28 and 29, 2012. This year the event is brought to you jointly by the Quiz Foundation of India, Chennai along with the IIT Madras Quiz Club. All quizzes will be held at the Central Lecture Theatre at IIT Madras thanks to the efforts of the IITM Quiz Club.

We will hold six quizzes: the quizzes planned include travel, music, audio-visual and general. There will also be two written quizzes on humour and cricket. All quizzes will be open to teams of three. We plan to start the quizzes on both days by 9 AM and wind up by 8 PM. A detailed mailer about the event will be sent out later.

This event is brought to you by our main sponsor Union Bank of India and co-sponsor ePagemaker.