The title has got nothing to do with the magazine.
I’ve started this brand new series to review all competitions I’ve visited this year.
Venue: St. Xavier’s School, Raj Niwas Marg, Delhi
Montfort ruled Interface 2006 and 2007; I participated only in the latter with Mridul (in the quiz, obviously). This time, out luck kinda ran out.
We reached late because of the Unit Test exam on that day, and gave the quiz prelims after everybody. Although we got 15 minutes (and there was negative marking) we managed to qualify. It was the finals we screwed up.
Last time, we practically OWN3D every team. This time, the case was different. There was this stupid thing they did about taking all questions in one round from one site. The team sitting next to next to us could get all of them without waiting for the options. That surely means that those people read the questions from the same site. So we did real bad. Managed to finish second though. Here’s a conversation between Mridul, me and the … uhm … “quizmaster”
After reading the question on the screen
Mridul: I think it’s Orkut’s founder
Quizmaster: Give me the name
Mridul: Aditya, bol naa!
Me: I guess it’s Orkut Buddoyokonen or something like that. I can’t pronounce it, it’s a Turkish name.
Quizmaster: Give me the proper name.
Me: It’s Mr Orkut!
Quizmaster: Give me the full name.
Mridul: How can he pronounce it? It’s a Turkish name!!
Quizmaster: Spell it.
Heck, I can’t pronounce it, how the hell do I spell it? I’m not bad at spellings and all, but this?
Me: C’mon man.
Mridul: He said is Orkut Buddoyokonen!
Quizmaster: If you argue, I’ll disqualify you.
Me: Fine! I’ll keep my mouth shut then.
And the whole crowd jeered cheered. Whoo!
Quizmaster: Fine, I’ll give it to you.
He had to succumb anyway. And for all you in-quiz-itives out there, the founder of Orkut is Orkut Büyükkökten. Try pronouncing that!!
The refreshments sucked. Period.
To top it all, huge buses stood in front of out Qualis, which refused to budge until 2 o’ clock. Heck, I had my English paper the next day, and I left the place in a storm Metro.