never felt so happy not qualifying for the finals of a quiz which can rightfully claim to the big daddy ( age n content-wise ) of all Quizzes in India, for that any quiz.
The whole qualifying process was a sham, solely intent on gimmickry,show-boating and at times Bahuut bheg...
reminded me of the times when certain gentlemen P & B where the sole school Quiz- masters of Kolkata.
My team operates on simple funda"If we qualify,Good...if we dont...VERY GOOD".
By the time we reached the seventh question in the prelims, i knew it will be very good.
Banker buddy and the SonneKinde tried gamely ,but we just didn`t deserve to be on stage for the finals. As simple as that.
Fellow quizzers from next table, veterans of many such battles and much wiser than us ( they had a sense of deja Vu,circa 2004), just walked away,vowing to fight another day.