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 and all topics prodigious. Apart from quizzes, various fun games and engaging events like "The Escape Room", "The Open Mic Night" and "Mafia Nights" are also organised, which help students to reduce their stress. An online treasure hunt was also organised by the club this year. 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 gossips under the Balichan sun.
"QuotesforU", a recent initiative, engages our Instagram followers with tidbits about quotes by famous people, literary or otherwise.
The Udaipur Leap Day LitFest with a motive to promote the love for reading and other literary things, Leap Day Lit fest was conceptualised to provide a platform to students and the public of Udaipur alike to interact with and learn from the eminent wordsmiths. This year, The Leap day Litfest was organised on 10th April and 11th April 2020 and graced by eminent writers Ms. Meghna Pant, Ms. Lavanya Laxminarayan and Mr. Utkarsh Patel and artists Ms. Priya Malik and Mr. Yahya Bootwala.
A creative writing workshop was also organised for school students of classes 8th to 12th conducted by Mr. Anuj Gosalia, the CEO of "Terribly Tiny Tales". The schools that participated in the workshop were ‘Maharana Mewar Public School, Udaipur’, ‘Indo American Public School, Udaipur’, ‘MGD Girl’s School, Jaipur’, ‘Maharana Mewar Vidya Mandir, Ambamata’, St. Anne’s Sr. Sec. School, Jodhpur’ and ‘Mayo College Girl’s School, Ajmer’. The fest was filled with many other fun events like "What's Your Pitch", "Ship Wreck", "How the turntables", “Spin A Yarn”, “Quizino Royale”, and "Treasure Hunt".
The open-mic night was organized by Potpourri on 21st August in College Auditorium with much aplomb, drawing large crowds. The whole community including students from MBA1, MBA2, GSCM, and DEM, along with a few faculty members showcased their talents. Sensational singers, standup comedians, poets, vocalists, and storytellers were unearthed on this night filled with thrilling performances. The highlight of the night for most, if not all of the audience was a student’s recitation of an unsent letter to her childhood best friend that brought everyone to tears.
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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