Virtual Bollywood Trivia Night with Bay Area Young Professionals

On Thursday, November 12th, 2020, we at AIF’s Bay Area Young Professionals (BAYP) chapter conducted our first-ever Bollywood Trivia Night over Zoom! It was time to swap out our Pumpkin Spice Latte for a cup of Chai to learn and compete with friends to find out who knows B-town the best. Even folks who were not Bollywood experts had a shot at winning big in our general knowledge and music rounds.

Poster for the Virtual Bollywood Trivia Night. Nov 12th, 7-9pm. $15 general. $10 group. Poster features Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol from the 1995 Indian blockbuster movie "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge."

The event was a huge success. We all broke up into teams to answer questions spanning across movies, music, general knowledge, and all of our Bollywood guilty pleasures. It was a great way to bond with new people during the pandemic and test our knowledge about all things Bollywood. 100% of the funds raised at the event went to support AIF’s programs in India!

Our winning teams, “Khiladi” and “Bollywood Baadshahs,” received gift cards from the best restaurants in San Francisco: Rooh and August 1 Five.

Join us next time so you can win some fun prizes!

Screenshot from the trivia on Zoom, showing audience members and a question: "Name the actors and movie." Answer: Stree, Rajkummar Rao, Shraddha Kapoor.
Audience members during the big answer reveal and scoring some points!

Mayesha Huq is the 2020-21 co-lead of AIF’s Young Professionals (YP) chapter in the Bay Area. As a volunteer, she mobilizes young people to support AIF’s cause. She has been associated with AIF since 2017; she first joined the Bay Area YP chapter as a General Member, then served as Finance lead, and ultimately stepped up to lead the chapter. Mayesha works in a finance start up and believes philanthropy is a very important part of one’s professional ecosystem. As a South Asian of Bangladeshi heritage, Mayesha feels very strongly connected to the pillar of giving that AIF focuses on.

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