Potpourri, the literary and quizzing club, is the literary think-tank of 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 some 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 organizes 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 organized, which help students to reduce their stress. An online treasure hunt was also organized by the club this year. The flagship event of the club is the "Literature Festival" which is organized every year.
The IIMU magazine, 'Balicha Bugle', publishes poetry, literature, and artistic 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 all things literary, The Leap Day Lit fest was conceptualized 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 organized on 23rd Feb and 24th Feb and graced by eminent writers Mrs. Savi Sharma, Mr. Ashish Bagrecha, and Ms. Helly Shah.
Creative writing was also organized for school kids by "The Scribbled Stories". It was filled with many other fun events like "What's Your Pitch", "Debate in Fiction", "Live-Jam" and "Retro Gaming Nights".
Organized on the spookiest day of the year – 31st October'19, Halloween night turned out to be just the right mix of freaky and fun. Teams of 5/6 raced against time to get out of the "Escape Rooms" where the CRs served as their temporary prisons, and they had to solve their way out of a trail of carefully placed riddles and clues.
Potpourri organized the open-mic night on 1st November'19. It was organized once again on 4th October '20 on a digital platform with much aplomb, drawing even larger crowds. Students from both MBA1 and MBA2 along with GSCM and DEM unearthed the hidden shayars, poets, storytellers, vocalists, and comedians in them, and filled the atmosphere with absolutely fantastic performances.
Potpourri, the literary and quizzing club of IIM Udaipur, organized the inaugural edition of "Inquizition" in collaboration with and for Solaris '19 as the flagship pre-event on 3rd of November 2019. The event was envisaged as a premier inter-school quiz competition in the region and saw enthusiastic participation of the students from 4 schools - Maharana Mewar Public School, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Indo-American Public School and Ryan International over 3 intense rounds.