From the land of Italy


Over 50 schools from across the City participated in the quiz competition which is also being conducted in ten other cities across the country like Chennai, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Pune and Jaipur to mark the 150th anniversary of ‘The Unification Of Italy’, known as ‘Risorgimento’.

The Bangalore edition was conducted by quizmaster Kunal Savarkar where the contestants were asked questions based on the history, culture, literature, architecture, design, cinema, fashion, cuisine, business, economy, science, sports, tourism and traditional art of Italy. The quiz began with a written round where teams answered 20 questions.

The six teams with highest scores were selected for the finals. In the grand finale, the team comprising Athith K and Subham Nandy from Sri Kumaran Children’s Home, Mallasandra, emerged victorious and got an entry into the grand finale, which will be held in New Delhi.

Vikramaditya and Shounak Roy of Bishop Cotton Boys’ School and Pushkar Kulkarni and Shivkumar of National Public School finished in the second and third place respectively. Interested, students can also take part in the quiz by logging onto, a website which also gives information on different world cuisines.

The ten city level winners and two wildcard entries from the online quiz will battle it out at the national finale in New Delhi in October which coincides with Italian Language Week in the world.

“Italian cuisine is increasingly finding its way to Indian dining tables and is one of the top food choices of the youth today. Hence, through this quiz we want to educate young Indians about Italian cuisine and culture,” said Yogesh Bellani of Del Monte.

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