Chemistry curricula at secondary and higher secondary level introduces students to various cor concepts in chemistry. In fact, early introduction of particulate nature of matter, the central model in chemistry. often makes chemistry abstract. The interconnections of chemistry and real scenarios are seldom represented in textbooks and thus, learners of chemistry are not exposed to how core concepts of the subjects work in real situations. Even the problems presented to students are rarely based on situations/context. In fact, whenever familiar context is presented to learners, it often motivates her or him to study the subject. As part of Indian National Chemistry Olympiad programme, we are making efforts to develop context based problems. These problems based on every day situations, novel applications of chemistry, frontier research area or history of chemistry has lot to offer for chemistry education at undergraduate level. While dealing with such problems, learner often needs to understand the modeling of real complex situations and the approximations applied or witnesses how the concepts have evolved in chemistry along with how first principles work in advanced domains. All such experiences are helpful in changing perceptions about chemistry.