Our Vision

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Hello! We’re QShala!

 

In the 21st century, all information is freely available and readily accessible. And yet, it seems the more we know, the less we think about the 'how' and 'why' of what we know. At QShala, we are aiming to change that.

QShala works with children across all ages to help them acquire a mindset of lifelong learning. Children have an innate curiosity that is slowly lost as they fall into habits of rote learning and use exam performance as an indicator of progress. We hope to stem this and keep the spirit of curiosity and lifelong learning alive.

Started in 2014, QShala has always been rooted in the process of quizzing to help children build a clearer, deeper understanding of the world around them. We see asking questions as a way of building context and connections in the world that surrounds us. Our program uses questions along with comprehension, context building, listening, storytelling and many more activities to help kids construct a framework of how to think. In our world, every child gets the opportunity to question, be heard, and be answered.

Initially conceived as a classroom-based learning module, the program quickly grew to become more than that. Elements like story-telling, field trips, and other fun activities quickly found their place in the program, which directly led to QShala engaging with over a 1000 happy, enthusiastic kids each week across the country.

Today, QShala has moved beyond the 4 walls of a school classroom. Now, you can find us wherever you are - from your apartment complex to your mobile phone!

Come join us as we celebrate Questions, Quests, and Quriosity!

 

Our Story

 

Sachin & Raghav, our founders, were bitten by the curiosity bug at a very early age. Sachin, who had a surprise win at a school quiz at the age of 10, found that he liked the experience so much that he went on to become a competitive quizzer with national & international quiz titles under his belt. Raghav’s dinner time conversations with his father on everything from current affairs to technology, sowed the seeds of his lifelong quest to learn. For him too, this curiosity led naturally to the world of quizzing.

 

The paths of the two quizzers crossed while at law school in Pune. There, while learning legal-ese, they found that they could help children develop their own sense of curiosity and come to love quizzing as much as they do. While having immense fun interacting with them, Sachin & Raghav also realized that through quizzing, they were enabling children to learn how to think- a skill that would hold good through school and life. 

 

From this thought came Walnut Knowledge Solutions, the parent company of QShala. At Walnut, Sachin, Raghav & their team have set over 300 quizzes for kids, corporates and others (they hold a record for conducting quizzes on all 7 continents – including Antarctica!) while also running the QShala program. Despite these achievements, Sachin & Raghav maintain that their greatest satisfaction as quizzers and founders, comes from children thinking out of the box and stumping them with novel ideas.

Our Student Advisory Board

Agastya Palangala 

National Public School, Indiranagar

Neil Chouhan

Vidyashilp Academy

NSA Varshini

National Public School, Indiranagar

Our Advisors

Kalyan Kumar Banerjee

Founder, Klorofeel Foundation

Co-Founder, MindTree

Suresh Kumar Pinglay

Ex-VP, Oracle Financial Services

Balaji Srinivas

Ex-Managing Director, Abraaj Group

Chetan Vinchhi

India Head, Uptycs

Co-Founder, LifeTape

Preeti Sawhney

Brand Strategist

Vasant Shetty 

Saama, VP, Corporate Strategic Transformation and Execution

Sanjay Tambwekar

CTO, Qwikcilver

Co-Founder, The Arundhati Foundation

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Our Team

Sachin Ravi

Co-Founder

Raghav Chakravarthy

Co-Founder

Shruthi Varkhedkar

Product Manager

Achsa Shibu

Sales Associate

Binila Varghese

Engagement Associate

Vindhya Kumar

Engagement Associate

Sarthak Khuntia

Product Manager

Ahil Abraham

Senior Engagement Associate

Shilpa N A

Senior Engagement Associate

Ranjeetha Golde

Senior Engagement Associate

Taniya Babu

Senior Sales Associate

Anagha Sridhar

Senior Engagement Associate

Muthamizhselvan G

Senior People Function Associate

Radhika P

Finance Associate

Sanal Sunny

Sales Associate

Sandhya Jakkannavar

Operations Associate

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