The Ahmedabad edition of Tata Crucible was perhaps aptly slated to be held on the first day of Navratri, with a festive, high energy feel visible even before the quiz got underway. With over 200 corporate executives taking part and a large number of people in the audience, it was a delightful evening. The finalists who made it were:
Zydus Hospitals : Dr.Sajan Nair and Dr.Dileep Srinivasan
UBER : Siddharth.S and Parth.G
TCS : Aquib Siraj and Ms.Gopika
Space Application Center (SAC) : Prabodh Katti and Siddharth Srivastava
Nielsen India, Vadodara : Dhaval Kirti and Ashutosh Dixit
Reliance Industries, Vadodara : Anshuman Divyanshu and Alok Dandapat
The finale was an interesting battle, with all six teams from different industries on stage. In some ways, as quizmaster Pickbrain put it after the quiz "It reflected the way Gujarat is growing across industries and not polarised to one or two sectors growing, as can be the case in some states".
SAC and Zydus Hospitals did very well in bursts, but it was not enough to challenge the top two teams. It was a quiz that everyone from the teams on stage to the large audience, enjoyed from start to finish. The wit of the quizmaster, his smart quips and polite digs at the teams were well received.
The head of TCS Western Region, Mr.Hasit Kaji played host while the guest of honour was Mr.Ajay Pandey, MD & CEO, GIFT City. He spoke of how, with disciplined execution focus, ideas are translating to realities in a modern India indicating to how young corporates should leverage from these opportunities.
WINNER: Nielsen India, Vadodara :Dhaval Kirti and Ashutosh Dixit
RUNNER UP: UBER :Siddharth.S and Parth.G
Winners : Nielsen India, Vadodara : Dhaval Kirti and Ashutosh Dixit