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Heritage India Quiz 2007 : A *Short* Story

By on Dec 3, 2007 in Personal | 15 comments

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The Regional Finals of the Heritage India Quiz 2007 were held on 3rd December 2007 at Delhi Public School, Dwarka – once again, by Kunal Savarkar of Quizcraft; I guess Aditya Nath Mubayi would have been busy at the other regional final venue on the same day.

To cut a long story short, we didn’t make it to the national pre-finals tomorrow. Only the top team makes it to the next round, and we came second. I must admit that DPS Dwarka was absolutely brilliant today, especially because of Utkarsh and Akul. Kudos to them for an amazing performance.

Our school’s team which had qualified from the prelims held in August consisted of me, Varun, and Srishti. Thankfully, we reached the school on time, only to find that we’d be made to wait for over an hour for the chief guest (some person from the CBSE whose name even their principal didn’t know). Finally, Kunal Savarkar couldn’t take the pressure any longer, and jumped onto stage and started anyway. So the quiz was ‘officially’ declared open AFTER quite a few rounds were finished.

DPS VK totally rules this year when it comes to tech quizzing, but at class 12, all three of us didn’t seem to be that much in touch with kid-level Social Science. We certainly expected (and prepared) for much more trivia-based stuff…and it turned out to be a BIT too fact-based for our liking.

Oh, and I happened to win an Amar Chitra Katha too for answering an audience question. I seriously dunno what to do with it (other than read it, which I won’t – AMKs are too boring)…


  1. Prateek Vijayavargia

    December 4, 2007

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    Hey Ankur
    Congrats on coming 2nd…Its sad u did not make it…But anyways…how were the qns and all?


  2. Agrim Singh

    December 5, 2007

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    man….v all have the same kinda luck. we were in AFBB school with adittya mubayi and we blasted thru the first rounds .in the final we led thruout the quiz and lost in the rapid fire round… none other than DPS RKP….unfortunately or vice versa, they lost in the pre final today… they arent in the national finals on 6th…..i will give u the update regarding that….

  3. rach

    December 6, 2007

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    Congrats on coming 2nd! Tough luck though, about getting knocked out of the running!

  4. GQ

    December 6, 2007

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    @Prateek: Questions were mostly textbook sort of stuff, rather than trivia which we were better prepared for. Quite a few visuals, on Indian culture stuff, like identifying styles of painting, etc.

    @Agrim: Aw, sad to hear that you got knocked out too. :( On the bright side, DPS RKP didn’t make through (yay, Ishaan Chugh’s replacements don’t live up to his name!). Do tell me who won…today.

    @Rach: Yup, it was a sad exit… :(

  5. Ajachi Chakrabarti

    February 4, 2008

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    Oh don’t get started on the Heritage Quiz. I got stuck in this friggin school, DAV Model, Chandigarh, which does not have anyone who’s any good at quizzing. The prelims were individual, so their scores also counted. And the other guys – Arts students no less – got, well, everything wrong. Life sucks!

  6. GQ

    February 4, 2008

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    @Ajachi: Aw, sad to hear you didn’t qualify. Stuff like that happens. :( You a regular on the quizzing circuit?

  7. Parth

    June 18, 2008

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    Hey, r u talking about the heritage quiz that takes place in august every year?

    I would like to know maore about it as I am contesting it this year.

    My email address is

  8. Ajey karthik

    November 17, 2008

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    Hey ,
    Ishan Chugh didn’t go last year???
    I thought that since that was the only quiz he didn’t win ,he went for it with Shubham Prakhar and another chap……
    And how do i prepare for the Regionals,i’m dead scared.Give a few questions as examples please.

  9. Ankur

    November 17, 2008

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    @Ajey: No, Ishan didn’t go for it last year. Heh, and there are other quizzes which he hasn’t won but I’ll not go into that. For the regionals make sure that you prepare a lot in the audio visual questions field. I think I already mentioned this stuff to you. They ask AV questions a lot.

  10. Aman Wadhwa

    November 26, 2008

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    Heyy Ajey , Which scool are u from ? Are u having regional finals in New State Academy ?

    Me aman from the same scool , have regionals finals on 3rd .

  11. Ajey

    December 17, 2008

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    Sorry i found that Ishaan Chugh did win HIQ in 2005 or ’06 with Abhinav Prasoon….

    • Ankur

      December 17, 2008

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      @Ajey: Congrats to you too, your team did quite well. :) Rajasthan or not, those girls won. About IC and HIQ ’05, really? Are you sure?

  12. Ajey

    December 22, 2008

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    @Ankur: I dunno what you’re talking about….we got knocked out man! Nevertheless we blasted through the Regionals amassing 240 odd points totally in the Regional Pre finals and Finals so that was cool…. :)
    But the National Semis were a disappointment the quizmaster(s) did have high hopes as he kept repeating that we got 150 points in the Regional Finals…
    Upto the Last Round in the National Pre’s we were leading by 20 points odd and then we lost out in the buzzer round.. :(

    And about Ishaan “the God ” Chugh….Yes he did win it when he was in 9th (i think) so that makes it ’04 ..i think..
    But still IC is one of DElhi …no India’s best quizzers.
    And has the CBSE Intel Science Quiz been scrapped or what?/

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