Prashnottari, a fortnightly quiz programme with participants from schools and colleges and the general public as the television audience was first telecast on Prasar Bharti’s Jaipur Doordarshan Kendra on July 23, 1993. Hosted by former IAS officer Dr Mahendra Surana since its inception, the quiz, touching on diverse topics, completed 509 episodes as on June 30, 2015. Surana is the show’s scriptwriter too. The show is produced in-house. In view of its popularity for 22 years, it was made into a weekly programme from April 1, 2015.