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Indica over the years

'Fun with Fundas' since 2016

Engaging the Mind.

The Indica Quiz was instituted in 2016 and is held on January 26 in Bengaluru every year. It is a quiz for school children, who take part as teams of two members.

The first edition of Indica had one quiz, for classes 12 and below. Since 2019, the event has expanded to two quizzes, one exclusively for Middle School (classes 5-8) and one for High School (Classes 9-12).

(A “college” category was introduced in 2017 but was discontinued later)

The unique aspect of the quiz is that all the questions have an India connection.


2021 Indica

Watch how finals of the Junior and Senior quizzes of Indica 2021 unfolded.

2022 Indica

The finals of the 2022 edition of Indica were riveting affairs.


Memory Lane

Prof Rajeev Gowda, Academician, and former Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha was the chief guest at the inaugural quiz in 2016.
Renowned historian and author, Shri Ramachandra Guha with the Nexus team at the 2023 quiz.
Shri Diinesh Kumble, Nature photographer and entrepreneur, was the chief guest in 2017. He is seen here receiving a memento from the founders of Nexus.

The quiz, which began as a one-off on Republic Day in 2016 is now established as a regular event in the quizzers’ calendar. It has grown in popularity over the past six years.

The chief guest Shri Sanjay Anandaram, entrepreneur and venture capitalist, gave away the prizes at the 2019 event.
Dr. Arul Mani, Dean, School of Languages, St Joseph’s College, Bengaluru, was the chief guest in 2018.

Contestants in Indica have come from all parts of the country.

Pondicherry, Hyderabad, Kannur, and Tiruchirapalli are some of the cities that have been represented. 

The winners of the High School quiz in 2018, Ketki Moghe and Tanmay Chindaliya, were from Bhavans Vidya Mandir, Nagpur.

Ms Shradha Sharma, Founder and CEO of YourStory Media was the chief guest. in 2020.

Ours is a vast country with diverse cultures. There are so many things that can capture our attention. A quiz on India for school children is therefore an excellent idea, especially one that goes beyond the textbook, bringing out many interesting facts. The footprints of this odyssey will surely grow.

Shri Vivek Kumar Singh, IAS

Founder, Indian Crossword League

Meet the Winners

The winners of previous editions of Indica

Vijayagiri Public School, Thrissur
Juniors: Christ Academy, Bengaluru

Seniors: St Joseph’s Boys High School, Bengaluru
Little Flower High School, Hyderabad
Juniors: PSBB School, Nungambakkam, Chennai

Seniors: PSBB School, K K Nagar, Chennai
Juniors: PSBB School, T Nagar, Chennai

Seniors: Presidency School, RT Nagar, Bengaluru
Juniors: PSBB School, T Nagar, Chennai

Seniors: Presidency School, RT Nagar
Juniors: Presidency School, RT Nagar, Bengaluru

Seniors: Bhavans Vidya Mandir, Nagpur
Cluny Convent, Malleswaram, Bengaluru
National Public School, Indiranagar, Bengaluru
Sri Sri Ravishankar Vidya Mandir, Bengaluru