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Going Down the Memory Lane with Fun Moments from ‘The Bournvita Quiz Contest’

The award-winning Bournvita Quiz Contest started as a radio programme in 1972, then shifted to television in the 1990s. Since 1994, it has been hosted by Asia’s best-known quizmaster, Derek O’Brien, in his inimitable style, and it holds the record for being the longest-running knowledge game show on Indian television. This definitive edition, The Bournvita Quiz Contest Collector’s Edition comprises a selection of the best Q & As from this iconic children’s show.

Here’s what our readers have to say about the must-watch show of the ’90s!

“I used to buy 1kg packs of Bournvita to be a prodigy child after reading this…amazing book!!”

– @karankumbria20

 “The best thing that happened on the weekends. He was fun watching and learning.”

– @bookaville

“Every Sunday glueing on to TV and competing with cousins in who answers the most!!!”

– @amimehta

 “The buzzer rounds!!”


“I used to tune in and realise how much I don’t know( every time!). Derek was amazing throughout.”


 “The amazing way Derek used to narrate the questions and our real-time contest with cousins.”

– @goodreadpoetry

“The orange Bournvita mugs– Also our school hosted it once.”


 “His voice”


 “DEREK! The opening.”


“the jingle”


“Challenging questions which increased my knowledge.”


Featuring 1000 questions, carefully curated from the exhaustive twenty-year-old archives, this book is dotted with heartening anecdotes, fun trivia and thoughtful essays by people who worked on this much-loved show.




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