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!
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.
To create the largest online school in the world powered by our Quriosity curriculum!
Hi there! We're QShala. Since 2014, At QShala, we've partnered with 60+ schools, piqued the curiosity of 80,000+ children, and spent thousands of hours building our quizzing and skilling curriculum and testing it with kids!
Our Student Advisory Board
National Public School, Indiranagar
National Public School, Indiranagar
Kalyan Kumar Banerjee
Founder, Klorofeel Foundation
Ex-Managing Director, Abraaj Group
Suresh Kumar Pinglay
Ex-VP, Oracle Financial Services
India Head, Uptycs
Saama, VP, Corporate Strategic Transformation and Execution
Co-Founder, The Arundhati Foundation
Founder & CEO
What's The Story Behind Our Logo?
Our logo is an artistic rendition of the letter 'Q', comprised of a circular maze, and a question mark.
The question mark leading out of the maze is in reference to a popular myth of the Greek hero Theseus, where a ball of yarn helps him in finding his way out of the Minotaur’s maze.
Interestingly, the Middle-English word for such a ball of yarn was 'clew', and the word ‘clue’ was originally a variant spelling of this word. Our modern sense of clue, which means “guide to the solution of a mystery”, therefore derives its meaning from this mythological motif!