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Thank You & Goodbye – Rohit – The Beginning

It was a hot summer afternoon around 6 years back when the idea of collating Quiz Reviews on a single platform struck my tiny little head!

Starting with less than 10 hits a day for the first few days, (as was then known) struck gold from the quality of content that people across the country starting sharing with me.

In due course, word spread and The Quintessential Theory (as it was called then) became the Online resource for Quiz Reviews across the country.

Through my Quintessential journey across the country, I participated and reviewed hundreds of quizzes – shared questions from Quizzes , ‘screwed’ Quizmasters with bad reviews, praised quizhosts for their content and made absolutely no money out of this venture!

With feedback from quizzers across, Quintessential Theory slowly became a one stop shop for Quiz Reviews, Questions and in due course Schedules! Today, I am told every Quizzer worth his salt visits Quizzing .in to get the latest updates in the industry.

My chest bloats with pride!! visiting card 

Quintessential Theory become

In due course, Quintessential Theory became Quizzing. in as I realized the importance of Branding for the site!

In mid 2009, we got funded to improve the site wrt design and technology.

We utilized the complete amount to increase engagement amongst the audience but I’ve always had a tinge of regret that the site remains a single side communication rather than a conversation which I’m sure will change very soon! is possibly the only pure Quizzing site that receives over 2000 visitors a day and around 200,000 pageviews a month! Our nearest competitor (if there is any) is not even one-third our size!

3 years back, I threw my shoes into the beautiful world of entrepreneurship and started a wonderful company called QuizWorks which , with a lot of hard work and God’s grace has scaled to becoming one of India’s leading Offline Quiz hosting companies and undoubtedly the country’s #1 digital Quiz company with our reach on the web, facebook and twitter.

QuizWorks acquires

I am proud to announce today that QuizWorks is buying out Quizzing. in from me and will be handled by an extremely able team of Content and Technology partners to develop the next generation Quizzing engagement platform for all Quizzers across the country.

Personally, I will no longer be heading the site as Editor-in-Chief but will remain a well-wisher and mentor for life!

And for the Inquizitive, I am continuing in the business of Quizzing but taking up the challenge to make quizzing inclusive which a lot of us in the industry have tried to do in the past and I hope I can achieve in the near future!

I’ve had a great journey with core quizzing and fortunately a successful one on both sides and I’d like to thank each and everyone of you for being such a fantastic audience and being loyal to this very niche site for over 6 years!

If you ever have anything to say, feel free to drop a mail or connect with me on any of the networks below!

Till we meet next time, on a different day and a different forum – Keep Quizzing!


And if you have some more time, feel free to have a look at the 6 years of Quizzing. in Timeline below – Past Present & the Future

CEAT Open Quiz 2012 | Quiz Info

The CEAT Open Quiz, 2012 is back!

Date: Jan 26th 2012.

City: Chennai

Venue: Tapovan Hall, Chinmaya Heritage Centre, No.2, 13th Avenue,
Harrington Road, Chetput.
Time: Be seated by 2:30 PM. Prelims will begin at 3:00 PM. Quiz will be over by 7:30 pm.
Finals: 4:45 PM (Top 8 teams from the prelims make it to the finals).

No registrations required.



  • Open quiz for teams of 3 or less.
  • CASH prizes for all finalists!
    • 1st Prize: Rs. 18,000
    • 2nd Prize: Rs. 15,000
    • 3rd Prize: Rs. 12,000
  • Remaining finalists will get Rs.1500 per team.
  • Best College Team & Best School Team Prizes

Quiz Research: Gopal Kidao, Diwakar Pingle & Rajiv Rai.

Mood Indigo 2011 | India Quiz – Questions

Mood Indigo 2011 | India Quiz – Questions

Mood Indigo India Quiz by J Ramanand

J Ramanand, who hosted the quiz at Mood Indigo, has shared with us questions from his Quiz for those of you who haven’t seen it earlier, at the BC session, or at the BQC Ender Bender.

Cut off: 18 with 6*s

The 2011 Obituary Quiz

2011 has been a year that has witnessed the loss of some legendary personalities all over the world. Here is a compilation of such personalities and a description of their accomplishments in the form of a self help Quiz.

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The IITM Open Quiz | Quiz Info

The IITM Open Quiz

The earth is no longer young, and Sachin no longer has the highest ODI score.
The times are-a changing, but few things remain. Of them, none can be more exciting than the IIT Madras Open Quiz.

That’s right, the IIT Madras Open Quiz is back!!!

The uncharted forests of Adyar once again await your arrival, eagerly anticipating some high voltage quizzing action. Having witnessed a footfall of over 1500 quizzers last year, the IIT Madras Open Quiz promises to be bigger, and better this year!!

The IITM Open Quiz is renowned for witnessing participation from the best in the business, including representation from almost every major quizzing circle in South India. The quiz is known for its challenging questions and saw the inception of the Long Visual Connect (LVC), a staple component of any quiz today. The standard of the quiz is a testament to the long-standing quizzing culture on campus. For years, The Open Quiz, hosted in the pristine campus of IIT Madras, has enthralled school-goers, college students, professionals and families alike.

So ladies and gentlemen, the stage is set. If you think you know a thing or two about quizzing, find your way to said forest on the 8th of January 2012. May the Force be with you.

Mark your calendars, the kelvi-veri begins. . .

Date : 8 Jan, 2012
Time:  1:30 PM
Venue : Students Activities’ Center, IIT-Madras.

MINDSWEEP 2012 | Quiz Info


It is with pleasure that we announce the inaugural edition of KQA’s International Solo Championship, titled MindSweep.

We have confirmations from the United Kingdom and the United States, and a few more countries will probably participate.

Mindsweep will be held during the weekend comprising Saturday, 7 January and Sunday 8 January 2012.

The quiz will require participants to answer 200 questions–in two sessions of 60 minutes each with a 30 minute break between sessions for corrections. Please register in advance using the form on this page.

The quiz is split into 10 sections of 20 questions each and is set by Dibyendu Das, Kiran Vijayakumar and Arul Mani.

  1. The Arts: Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Design, Architecture, Installation Art, Dance, Theatre
  2. Science and Tech: Concepts in the Sciences, History and Philosophy of Science, History of Technology, The Environment, Astronomy, Medicine, Inter-disciplinary work, Popular Science Writing
  3. Literature: Poetry, Literary Fiction, Non-Fiction, Drama, Genre Fiction, Graphic Novels, Critics, Literary History, Translation
  4. Social Sciences: History, Anthropology, Cultural Studies/Social History, History of Ideas, Economics,The Philosophers
  5. Business: Brands, Fashion, Business History, Advertising
  6. Sports and Leisure: Sporting History, Games, Television, Gaming, Sports-Writing, Sports-Coverage, Hobbies–Collecting, Gardening, Fan-communities, The Internet
  7. Cinema: Hollywood, National Cinemas, World Cinema, Film Genres, Film-Technology, Film-language, Cinema & Society. Film-writing
  8. Music: Instruments, Performers, Genre Music, World Music, Tech Innovations, Music-magazines, Music industry, Music-journalism
  9. Food & Drink: From all over the world.
  10. Connections

Asom Jatiatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad |Open Quiz

All assam basis open quiz competition with cash prize money at Sonari on 22nd December 2011 on the occasion of Asom Jatiatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad 16th Biennial Central General Conference.


1. Two Members per Team.

2. Cross Team Allowed.

3. No Join Fees.

4. DATE: 22ND DECEMBER 2011.

5. VENUE: Parbotiprasad Baruah Khetra, Sonari.


7. PRIZES: 7K, 5K & 3K.


For Details: NABAJYOTI BHARALI (+91-9954286348).


Being knowledgeable and cognizant is futile, if one cant apply, reason or think rationally

Cudgel your brains for the most grueling and challenging business quiz in India.


The quiz master is renowned Giri ‘Pickbrain’ Balasubramanium. 24 teams ( campus + corporate ) will qualify for the semi final rounds, out of which the competition will be filtered down to the best 12 teams (campus + corporate ) battling it out in the final round.

The final round will take place at the NIMHANS Convention Center in Bangalore.


Event details :


Rewards :

1st Place : Rs. 50,000.

2nd Place : Rs. 25,000.


Qualifying Rounds :

In – Station Colleges

The qualifying rounds for in station colleges will take place on 14th Jan 2012, where the top 7 colleges will then qualify for the semi-finals which will take place on 2nd Feb 2012.

Out – Station Colleges

The qualifying rounds & semi finals will take place directly on 2nd Feb 2012.


Semi – finals:

The top 12 teams from the qualifying rounds move on to the semi finals, where the top 6 teams qualify for the finals




Rewards :

1st Place : Rs. 75,000.

2nd Place : Rs. 35,000.


Qualifying Rounds :

In – Station Corporate Teams

The qualifying rounds for In – station corporate teams will take place on 14th Jan 2012, where the top 7 teams will then qualify for the semi-finals which will take place on 2nd Feb 2012.

Out – Station Corporate Teams

The qualifying rounds & semi finals will take place directly on 2nd Feb 2012.


Semi – final :

The top 12 teams from the qualifying rounds move on to the semi finals, where the top 6 teams qualify for the finals



Registrations :

To register please send in your details and the form attached to  ” ”

Registration Form : Download


Rules & Regulations :

  • The registration fee for all teams is Rs 200
  • Each team must comprise of 2 members.
  • The event is open to students from all streams of study.
  • Multiple entries are allowed from each institute.
  • Registrations will happen at the venue.
  • All prelims will be written.
  • The amount for train tickets will be refunded for the teams that qualify for the final round in Bangalore*, subject to submission of the tickets.
  • Participants must carry valid ID Cards.
  • The decision of the quizmaster will be final and binding.
  • Each contestant is expected to maintain discipline and decorum at the event.
 * Conditions Apply.

MindSpark 2011 | Quiz Info

MindSpark is the annual Technical Festival of the College of Engineering, Pune.

This year MindSpark will play host to 4 quizzes from27th- 29th December 2011. Specifics Below.
 For any additional clarifications. visit

1. Chakravyuh- the Open General Quiz

Wednesday , 28th December 2011

Timing: 11:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Venue: The Auditorium, College of Engineering, Pune Weblink:   
Chakravyuh has been one of Pune’s best known open quizzes for many years now. A general quiz that is literally based on anything and everything under the sun, the participants of this quiz can range from college students to software professionals. Chakravyuh has gone on to produce quizzers who would later perform exceptionally well at national level quizzes. Previous years have elicited fantastic participation and the prize money remains as sweet as ever.
Status: Open Quiz (Anyone can Participate)
Team size: 2
Registration fees: Rs. 30/- per team. Register on the Spot.

2. Torquest- The Scince and Technology quiz

Tuesday, 27th December, 2011

We wouldn’t really be an institute of excellence in technical education unless our students were sound in their technical knowledge and fundas. Pit your love for technology against ours. Brush up your theory and find out how much you could actually apply it when you go out into the mad, mad world. Science and technology are inseparable, and this is a quiz where the passion for both would find a home.
Status: Open Quiz (anyone can Participate)
Team size: 2
Registration fees: Rs. 30/- per team. Register on the Spot.

3. Qonnoisseur- The MELA Quiz

Thursday, 29th December, 2011


There’s not really much to introduce to this classic format. We’re looking for people who read a lot of classics, watch a lot of movies and critique works of art in your spare time, then you’re the kind of person who just might have a shot at winning this quiz. Prove yourself to be the ultimate savant in all things related to media and culture.
Status: Open Quiz (Anyone can Participate)
Team size: 2
Registration fees: Rs. 30/- per team. Register on the Spot.

4. 10^-9- The Nanotechnology Quiz Tuesday, 27th December, 2011

Wednesday, 28th December, 2011
From nanotubes to colloids to powder technology. You need to know it all to crack this one. Dodge a volley of questions and advance in your quest to conquer the material world for this is the Nanotechnology quiz. The winner takes it all.
Status: College Quiz (I Cards required)
Team size: 2
Registration fees: Rs. 30/- per team. Register on the Spot.
Total Prize Money to be won : Rs 80, 000/- Goodies for participants and Loads of Audience Prizes (Movie Tickets, Magazines, Anti Virus Packs, Developer Keys, T Shirts etc.)
For more details contact:
Himanshu Panandikar +91 90497 25707 (
Mihir Khatwani +91 97647 707747 (
Neelima Jha +91 90283 59871(
Nilesh Adhav +91 96658 45872(

Lakshya Quiz | Quiz Info


Lakshya Quiz | Quiz Info

Date: 13th of January ,2012.
Venue: Chavara Cmi Public School, Pala, Kottayam, Kerala.
On the spot registration allowed but registration through preferred.
Prelims will start at around 10:30 am and registration around 9:00 am.
Prizes worth Rs. 10,000.
More details contact:



Endeavor Presents MEGAMIND ’11 – A General Quiz. | Quiz Info

Megamind 2011

Endeavor Presents MEGAMIND ’11 – A General Quiz.

When: 23rd December ‘2011. 1:30 to 3:30 PMWho: Teams of 2 (Open to College Students Only, NO Entry Fees.)

Where: St. Xavier’s, Ahmadabad.

Obligatory Question: A British Naturalist’s wife gives her name to
State Bird of an East Indian State. However the Naturalist’s is
remembered in Indian politics. Who & Why?

The Hindu NIE Arena 2011, an Inter-School Mega Sports Quiz | Quiz Review

The Hindu NIE Arena 2011, an Inter-School Mega Sports Quiz | Quiz Review

They got a sporting chance

A moment of joy: The winners with the chief guest and the sponsors.

The Hindu’s latest Newspaper in Education initiative, Arena, had a grand start. The inter-school mega sports quiz had sports enthusiasts sitting at the edge of their seats.

Do you read the sports page of the newspaper the first thing in the morning? Are sporting legends not just your idols but gods? Do you care more about your favourite football club’s standing in the league or about the status of the injured cricketer in the team than your outcome in the exam? Then you would have loved Arena!

The Hindu NIE Arena 2011, an inter-school mega sports quiz presented by Indian Overseas Bank, was held recently in the city of Chennai. Over 410 teams from 105 schools sat through the prelims where the teams had to write down answers to questions distributed to them. While that was being evaluated, the crowd comprising sports enthusiasts, students and teachers were kept entertained by the team from Radio One.

By the end of it six teams comprising two students each from PS Senior Secondary School, DAV Public School (Velachery), Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Hindu Senior Secondary School, Bala Vidya Mandir and Zion Matriculation were selected.

In keeping with the theme of the quiz, the quizmaster was Dr. Sumanth C. Raman, an avid sports quizzer and host of the DD Podhigai’s BSNL Sports Quiz.

With the stage set for the final clash, the questions categorised into seven rounds were fired at the teams. The rounds comprised general questions, audio, photo/video, dumb charades and rapid fire. It wasn’t just the teams on stage that were racking their brains to answer the question, even the young audience were constantly jumping out of their seats to get the quizmaster’s attention to answer. And they were promptly rewarded with chocolates.

At Arena, everyone walked away with interesting gyan like the Indian government’s efforts to promote tender coconut water as an ideal sports drink, that Jesse Owens visited The Hindu office in Chennai in 1955, that the Maharaja of Porbandar captained India’s first test series overseas. There was also a fun clipping of a sports person dancing in his hotel room to a pop song and the teams had to identify him. To everyone’s amusement it turned out to be Kamran Akmal, the Pakistani cricketer.

Proud winners

After sevens rounds of battling it out and even acting it out (in the dumb charades round), the team from Bala Vidya Mandir comprising Siddhartha S. Nathan and Vedanth Murali, both Std IX students, clinched the first place. They won a cash prize of Rs. 25,000, besides Hercules Rodeo bicycles and computer desks from Zuari Furniture.

Apoorv Abhishek and S. Adityaram from Maharishi Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Chetpet, came second to bag the cash prize of Rs. 15,000. While Swati Hemant and Arjun Aravind from P.S.S.S.S. who placed third walked away with cash prize of Rs. 10,000. The remaining three teams won cash prizes of Rs. 5000 each.

Actor K. Dhanush, the chief guest who received a rousing welcome from the children, congratulated the winners and added, “Those who were placed fourth, fifth and sixth, don’t worry. That’s where I was usually placed too and I am doing pretty well in life.” He also stressed on the importance of giving one’s best even for the simplest of attempts. “You’ll never know where it’ll take you. That’s what happened with Kolaveri too.”

Mr. M. Narendra, Chairman and Managing Director of Indian Overseas Bank, was present too and shared how happy he was to be a part of the initiative and see youngsters enthusiastically participating in the quiz.

Runners upSIDDHARTHA S. NATHAN and VEDANTH MURALI, Std IX, Bala Vidya Mandir: We love sports. We are part of various sports teams in school and also avidly follow sports news. Since we were tied in the final rounds, we had to play strategically. One wrong answer would have cost us. That’s why even when we knew the answer for a couple of questions, since we weren’t sure we didn’t want to take the risk. But we are happy it paid off.

APOORV ABHISHEK and A. ADITYARAM, Std IX, Maharishi Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School: We got to know about the quiz just the previous day and hence didn’t have much time to prepare. But since we regularly read the sports news, especially during the lunch breaks in school, it helped a lot. The quiz was fun and we really enjoyed participating in it.


SWATI HEMANT (Std IX) and ARJUN ARAVIND (Std VIII), P.S.S.S.S.: We’re into sports, that is we play, read books and look up news in the Internet. And that helped us in this quiz. Besides, we’re avid quizzers too. We liked the video rounds. We were extremely surprised that one of our really wild guesses for a question on cricketer Imran Khan turned out to be correct.



Lee Cooper History and Trivia | Brand History and Trivia

Lee Cooper History and Trivia | Brand History and Trivia

Lee Cooper is a British clothing company.


Lee Cooper

Founders: Morris Cooper and Louis Maister

Headquarters: London, United Kingdom.


Shoes – Think Performance.

Le Cooper Femmes – Get Ready

Denim – Devoted to Denim, Dedicated to style

Founders: Morris Cooper and Louis Maister




Lee Cooper's Morris Cooper

History: The business was founded by Morris Cooper and his best friend, Louis Maister, after they’d left their hometown in Lithuania and traveled first to South Africa and then to London. Their idea was make work wear in the East End and export it to South Africa, where they knew there would be a big demand. By the time the First World War came along in 1914, Morris and Louis were employing 600 people.

Morris was a self-taught tailor, but practice had made him a very good one. Louis decided to leave after World War I and Morris renamed his business, Morris Cooper (Overalls) Ltd. From now on, it would specialise making high quality denim jackets and trousers.

When the Second World War started, Morris divided the business in two. Part of it still made workwear, but the rest of it made military uniforms, flying overalls and battle fatigues. These were complicated to make, but Morris was a very talented pattern maker and they managed, becoming one of the military’s biggest suppliers.

As the Battle of Britain was being fought in the skies overhead, Morris was killed in a car accident, and with his son, Harold away in the RAF, it was left up to other members of the family to keep the business afloat. Harold Cooper, took over the business upon his return from active service in the RAF.

When he got back from the war, Harold set about modernising the business and the post war introduction of clothes rationing helped him. If you wanted to buy a man’s suit, it would cost you 26 ration coupons. A dress took about 15. But you only needed one coupon to buy a pair of jeans.

In less than five years, Harold’s business had become Britain’s top denim brand. It had a brand new factory in a new town called Harold Hill. Its workwear was being worn all over the world and by incorporating his wife’s family name into the name of the business, it now became Lee Cooper(see Trivia).

If one wore workwear in the 1950s and 60s, the chances were four out of five that one was wearing Lee Cooper. So great was its reputation for making tough, hardwearing, high quality work clothes that the business had now captured more than 80% of the UK market.

Something far more far-reaching was also going on in the 1950s and 60s. Young people were overturning convention to a soundtrack of rock’n’roll and denim was fast becoming a symbol of youth revolution. Harold Cooper was an unlikely revolutionary, but before the American jean giants arrived, he was the man who introduced denim to young Europe and the world.

First to the Teddy boys, then the Mods, through hippy, to punk and every musical and cultural shift since – in Britain, Europe, the Far East, Australasia and around the globe – the name Lee Cooper has become legend. In their designs, their materials, and in every stitch and rivet.

Lee Cooper Union Jack - Advertisement


  1. As part of a re-branding strategy, the company was rechristened, with Harold adding a version of his wife’s family name, Leigh, to his own to create Lee Cooper.
  2. The company caused a degree of moral outrage in 1953 by introducing the zip-front to women’s jeans.
  3. Lee Cooper sponsored a Rolling Stones tour during the 1960s.
  4. During World War I, exports and long sea journeys were a risky business. So they started making uniforms for the army.
  5. Although Lee Cooper doesn’t boast of many brand ambassadors it is seen that they had the famous Jean Paul Goude make advertisements for them in the 80s.

Lee Cooper since 1908

Lee Cooper History and Trivia is a Brand History and Trivia Page just like Giorgio Armani and AOL.

Quizzes at Mood Indigo 2011 | Omniscience | Quiz Info

Omniscience at IIT Bombay.

Its a veritable quizzers’ delight this year at Mood Indigo as Omnisience returns to consolidate its spot on the quizzing scene after its bang of a start last year. This time we bring you two days jam packed with quizzes ranging from the arcane to the zany, and everything beyond.
Cash prizes as never before, quizzes set by some of the best quizmasters in the country, and quizzers from every nook and corner of the nation, this is one quizfest that you simply CAN NOT afford to miss.

Mood Indigo Office, Students’ Activity Center, IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai-400076.

General Quiz

The world blanks out. The ears register each word as it’s spoken. A vague memory sparks somewhere, firing up a zillion gray cells in unison, sending a mini shiver down your spine… Subduing your excitement, you scream out the words with alacrity even as a wave of euphoria hits you. You have just answered a question.
You always loved a challenge, had a knack of remembering minute details, little nuggets that nobody bothered about. All for these sweet moments…
Quizmaster: Dr. Navin Jaykumar
Team Size: 2
For Further Details Contact:
Aditya Poonia: | +91-9820699673
Harsh Maheshwari : | +91-9920799913


Entertainment Quiz

Did you know that the Capital of Madagascar was Antananarivo? Did you know that that first president of France was Adolphe Thiers? Or that Roger Federer’s mother’s name is Lynette?
Well, it doesn’t matter anyways (If you do, well. Then. You are Google.) If you have always loved your music or your books or your movies or all of them, then you will love this too. We will appeal to all things that have appealed to our artistic and cultural senses. It’s an offer you can’t refuse.
Quizmaster: Suraj Menon
Team Size: 2
For Further Details Contact:
Aditya Poonia: | +91-9820699673
Harsh Maheshwari : | +91-9920799913

Sports Quiz

“The Battle of Waterloo was won on the playgrounds of Eton…”
A fierce quizzing battle about everything sports awaits you at Omniscience this year.
Quizmaster: Aditya Gadre
Team Size: 2
For Further Details Contact:
Aditya Poonia: | +91-9820699673
Harsh Maheshwari : | +91-9920799913

India Quiz


So, you know all about India, right? I mean, you’ve probably lived here most of your life, what new stuff can they possibly ask you in an India quiz? Well, think again.
Be ready to be quizzed about anything, from the time of the paleolithic hominids of Soan valley to the 64 year old modern republic, from the Karakoram pass to Indira point.
Ready to win? Well, see you at the India section of the library…
Quizmaster: Ramanand Janardanan
Team Size: 2
For Further Details Contact:
Aditya Poonia: | +91-9820699673
Harsh Maheshwari : | +91-9920799913

Travel and Places Quiz

Round the world, We take you through a journey you will have never thought of in your wildest dreams. Oops that sounded a bit too wild for the topic of this quiz. Nevertheless its time you apply that knowledge of the hip and the pop cultures around the world as the best quizzers of IIT Bombay test you out on this one!
Quiz set by Quiz Club, IIT Bombay
Team Size: 2
For Further Details Contact:
Aditya Poonia: | +91-9820699673
Harsh Maheshwari : | +91-9920799913

“Cere-Brate: The Open Business Quiz” | Quiz Information

“Cere-Brate: The Open Business Quiz”

Host: FMS, Delhi
Date:  17 – Dec-2011 (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm)
Open to All – Corporate, UG & PG
Teams of 2 – from the same institution
For any queries:
Call Siddhant: 098117-05857 , Varun 099996-45080

Fortune Magazine History & Trivia | Brand History and Trivia

Fortune History & Trivia | Brand History and Trivia

Fortune History - Fortune 500

Fortune History:

Fortune is a global business magazine published by Time Inc.

The magazine is known for its annual features ranking companies such as “Best Places to Work,” “ Most Admired Companies“, “40 under 40” and “The Fortune 500”.  Fortune has a circulation of approx. 850,000, and is one of the most important business magazines in the U.S., with Forbes being its nearest rival.

Fortune History - Henry Luce, the Founder of Time, Life, Fortune and Sports Illustrated


Founder: Henry Luce, the influential American publisher behind several noted magazines like Time, Life, and Sports Illustrated was the founder of Fortune.

Fortune History:

Fortune was founded by Henry Luce in February 1930, 4 months after the Wall Street Crash of 1929 that lead to the Great Depression.  Fortune’s maiden issue with 184 bright, lavish pages debuted with 30,000 subscribers.

Fortune History - Cover of The First Edition Of Fortune, February 1930

The Fortune 500 list was conceptualized by Edgar P. Smith, an editor for Fortune. The first Fortune 500 list was released in 1955. The Fortune 500 list consists of the top grossing companies by revenue and is an indicative of the rise or fall of the American economy.
A team of reporters, accountants and analysts go through the companies’ annual financial statements, which all publicly traded companies must file each year with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Once the information is gathered and organized, Fortune compiles the list and publishes it in April.

For American companies, nothing exudes prestige like a listing in Fortune magazine’s annual Fortune 500.

Fortune Trivia:

Fortune History - Fortune 500 Magazine Cover


–          Henry Luce wanted to name the magazine Power initially.

–          Fortune began as a monthly magazine, but the frequency was doubled in 1978. In October 2009, however, it was made a tri-weekly due to decrease in ad revenue and circulation.

–          DuPont is the only company to be featured on the Fortune 500 list in all editions since 1955.

–          Only 3 companies have been able to retain the No. 1 spot on the Fortune 500 list till date- Wal-Mart, ExxonMobil and General Motors.

–          Since 1955, more than 1800 companies have appeared on the Fortune 500 list.

Fortune History and Trivia is a Brand History and Trivia Page just like Dell and AOL

TCS IT Wiz 2011: SBOA makes Chennai proud | Quiz Review

TCS IT Wiz 2011: SBOA makes Chennai proud | Quiz Review

CHENNAI: They came, they contested and they conquered – not just the title but also hearts.

Gokul T and R Aditya from SBOA school, Chennai, defeated eleven other equally talented teams from the rest of the country to emerge winners of the TCS IT Wiz quiz contest – 2011 at the Taj Coromandel on Saturday.

It wasn’t a cake walk for the two school kids, who were good enough to be called tech wizards, as they held on to their nerves to win a nail-biting finish. The quiz contest, the finals of which was held on Saturday, had been held over a period of six months. Although Delhi managed to surge ahead with a few quick points, Chennai and Hyderabad weren’t far behind it.

The team that surprised the audience was the one from Sri Chaitanya Junior College, Hyderabad, which had two enthusiastic quizzers who overtook the remaining teams during the tie-breaker round to make their way into the second level.� While St Paul’s English School, Bangalore looked promising at the start of the second level, Lokhandwala Foundation School, Mumbai and Lucknow Public School, Lucknow offered tough competition. Amidst all the high-tech drama, SBOA Chennai maintained a decent score in every round. The final round of the contest – that had teams from Chennai, Bangalore, Lucknow and Mumbai contesting – was a nerve-wracking one.

SBOA, Chennai – the home team stood victorious with 65 points bringing cheer to the audience, while Bangalore occupied the runner’s up position with 40 points.

“It feels great to know that the future of our country is bright and safe,” said guest of honour, N Chandrasekaran,� CEO & MD, Tata Consultancy Services.

The winners were presented with a Macbook pro each, while the runner’s up took home iphone 4.

Every participating team won Blue-ray DVD players and other goodies.