This board game originated from India and was called “mokshapatamu”. The object of the game is to navigate one’s game piece, to evade vices and follow virtue, ultimately leading to nirvana. Identify this game.
Kakori, Shami, and Döner are some of the varieties of a popular food that originated in Persia, now found worldwide. Which food item?
These were some of the questions that were asked at Mastermind 2018 – a quiz contest organised by QuizWorks, India’s leading quiz company, for the Indian expats and their families in Bahrain. The quiz show consisted of 400 people who are Persons of Indian origin but settled in Bahrain and working for large organisations there. There was a need to host a quiz night for community engagement of family audience where the entire family including children took part in the contest. Out of 150 people who took the prelims, 18 people or Top 6 teams made it to the finals of the quiz competition.
Held at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Hotels, the finals consisted of 5 Rounds covering diverse topics from Sports, Current Affairs, History, Business, Technology etc. Raj Dam, founder of QuizWorks, was the quizmaster for the evening. The questions and host’s presentation style kept the audience engaged for over 2 hours. At the end, Top 3 winners were given prizes while audience received a lot of prizes for answering audience questions.
Here is a testimonial from the Chairperson of Bahrain Chapter of ICAI:
“It was a wonderful Quiz, we had in Bahrain, conducted for the first time for the CA Members in the entire Middle east countries. Initially members were bit hesitant. As the Quiz date was nearing, we got 30 teams of 3 members each for the preliminary round. From there 6 teams were chosen for the Finale. The finale was attended by more than 200 members and their families. All the attendees praised the Quiz Master Mr. Raj for the thoughtful questions and the way he conducted the Quiz. Definitely there was lot to learn from the quiz but there was lots of entertainment for all. To conclude, I should say, it was a wonderful Quiz show, very able Quiz master and thoroughly enjoyed by all the attendees. Definitely, we are going to have more shows in the near future.”