The Chennai cluster of Tata Crucible has always been a big-ticket finale. A bastion of the Tata group, it has more often been dominated by tech major TCS. The quiz this year was no different in terms of the result, though the battle was tight and close in comparison to the past. The quiz ran at a brisk pace, as quizmaster Pickbrain set a final of a high order.
The Finalists Were
The quiz was tense, with no one running way into a lead. That gave all the contestants a fair chance to win even as the quiz went into its final phases. The defending champion Jayakanthan started quickly but changed gears to play a cautious match, not taking chances as he tried to hold on to a slender lead and win by a slender margin. In the end a tie settled the runner up slot with Kiran inching past Ramesh to the podium.
The guest of honour Mr.Suresh Raman, Vice President and Head TCS Chennai Operations spoke beautifully about how a crisis can be an opportunity for growth and learning be it an individual or at a corporate level. He also shared his view that the worst was behind us and a new world is unfolding for everyone.