Thursday, February 24, 2005

Girls in Quizzing

The whole Larry Summers saga coincides with a discussion that Rony, Rajk, Sarika and I had last weekend about why quizzing is such a male-dominated activity. The discussion didn't really throw up any answers.

Quizzing, at least in India, is a very "young" sport. It is different from other sports, in the sense that it requires no physical activity(tennis, football), no training or preparation(chess) and no investment(music lessons). Quizzing is all about one person asking questions, and others attempting to answer them.

Why then does quizzing in India have such a paltry female following?

It really is a mystery.

Any theories?

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