Potpourri, the literary and quizzing club, is the literary think-tank of the Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur. As the name signifies and the logo corroborates, the club promotes a blend of ideas from various spheres of quizzing, public speaking, literature and art, all mixed with boisterous entertainment.
The Motto of Potpourri 'De Stringere Liber' means the desire 'To Liberate the Stressed', and each member of the club embodies the same. Potpourri consists of people who dabble in mutually exclusive fields of interest like mythology, classic literature, poetry, and novels. The club also attracts ardent movie buffs, comic lovers, and TV series binge-watchers. The club tries to foster an appreciation for all things which are fun and creative.
Potpourri organises quizzes on sports, business, anime and all topics prodigious. Apart from quizzes, various fun games and engaging events like "The Escape Room", "The Open Mic Night", "Mafia Nights" and “Treasure Hunts” are also organised, which help students battle their stress. The flagship event of the club is the "Literature Festival" which is organised every year.
The IIMU magazine, 'Balicha Bugle', publishes poetry, literature, and art talents of the IIMU community and is circulated within the IIMU sphere.
The ‘Balicha Buzz’ is a newsletter with a fun, sarcastic take on all happenings and gossip under the Balichan sun.
"QuotesforU", engages our Instagram followers with quotes by famous people, literary or otherwise.
The Udaipur Leap Day LitFest was conceived with a motive to promote the love for reading and other literary things. It was conceptualised to provide a platform to students and the public of Udaipur alike to interact with and learn from eminent wordsmiths. This year, the Leap day Litfest was organised on 4th and 5th March 2023 and was graced by the widely loved and eminent artists Ms. Nayab Midha and Mr. Shubham Shyam.
The fest was filled with many other fun events like "Open Mic", "Poorly Written Plotholes", "Haiku Writing", “Review Writing”, “Fictional Mixer”, and "Who Am I?".
The open-mic night was organized by Potpourri on 26th August in the College Amphitheatre with much aplomb, drawing large crowds. The whole community including students from MBA1, MBA2, GSCM, and DEM showcased their talents. Sensational singers, standup comedians, poets, vocalists, and storytellers were unearthed on this night filled with thrilling performances.
Potpourri, the literary and quizzing club of IIM Udaipur, helped organize the fourth edition of ‘Inquizition’ in collaboration with Solaris 2022, as the flagship pre-event on 16th October 2022. The event was envisaged as a premier inter-school quiz competition in the region and saw enthusiastic participation of the students from 5 schools over three intense rounds.
Potpourri conducts intriguing quizzes about diverse topics throughout the year. A fun quiz was organized for the faculty by the club on Teacher’s Day.
IKUZO! - The Anime Quiz was conducted on 16th September 2022, where participants could form teams to attempt the various trivia questions based on popular Anime. Both of these events received an enthusiastic response from the community.
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