Wednesday, July 7, 2010

    World Cup fundae

    Identify these two people. What connects them?

    Monday, July 5, 2010

    Another Connect

    What's common between these two people?Ans: Highest margin of victory in an election
    Ram Vilas Paswan won by a record 2 lakh votes, while Gaytri Devi enjoys the biggest margin ever in terms of percentage, having won by over 80% votes.

    Thursday, July 1, 2010

    Who am I?

    Identify this great footballing legend. What is his biggest claim to fame?

    Ans: Just Fontaine.
    He holds the record for most number of goals in a single World Cup: having scored an incredible 13 goals in 1958.

    Connect the following four pics

    Ans: The first four avatars of Lord Vishnu.
    These are also his only animal avatars: Narasimha, Kurma , Baraha and Matsya

    Sunday, June 13, 2010

    Identify this logo

    This auto brand was in the news last week

    Saturday, June 12, 2010


    From the tournament's beginning in 1930, the football World Cup trophy has always been transported in an armored metal case. This year it has a new travel case. Which brand?

    Friday, June 11, 2010


    The company has been in the news recently. Why?

    Thursday, June 10, 2010

    Mid Week Bonus Q

    Connect him with the pics inset.

    2 points...

    Wednesday, June 9, 2010

    Who follows???

    Tuesday, June 8, 2010

    In whose memory?

    Clues in the pic...

    Monday, June 7, 2010

    QOTW #16

    A long break indeed. Thanks for being patient...

    Here goes...

    Connect the 2 Pics

    Sunday, June 6, 2010

    World Cup fundae

    Brazil did it in 1958 and for 44 long years they were the only nation with this unique achievement. In 2002 it was quite sure that someone would do it , and it was Brazil who did it again. This time around, in all probability, some team is going to achieve this record once again.

    (Very easy. Think a bit. You'll get it)

    Ans: Winning a World Cup outside own continent.

    Shidhaye, Blogbyp and santosh.bhople got it right

    Wednesday, May 26, 2010

    The guy in the centre...

    ...has recently been roped in to endorse which auto brand?

    Ans. It was a sitter i know. Atul Kasbekar and he now endorses Mahindra Xylo.

    Tuesday, May 25, 2010


    Ans: K'naan
    Tejas got it right. Blogbyp said "Wavin' flag" but that's not quite the answer.
    Let's see if anyone can explain the connect

    Who is he?

    Exactly 3 weeks back he was in the news. Who is he?
    Ans.  Nitin Nohria who will be New Dean of Howard Business School from July1,2010.

    Monday, May 24, 2010

    QOTW #15

    Identify him

    Major Hint :

    Ans. Charles Simonyi - the guy who came up with the Hungarian Notation. He engaged to Marta Stewart for a considerable amount of time till they broke up recently. He was also one of the first space tourists.

    Sunday, May 23, 2010

    Identify the brand

    A new drink has been introduced in CCD and Mocha which changes colour when stirred. Which brand is being promoted through this drink?

    Ans. Its the twister. Axe Twist is being promoted through this. Many of you got this right. Good going!

    Saturday, May 22, 2010


    The unveiling of something. What?

    Ans. I was looking for Rohit Bal's collection known as the Outlander, after the Mitsubishi SUV. Only Outlander / Mitsubishi Outlander won't fetch you points.

    Friday, May 21, 2010


    Ans. Micromax

    Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna for Micromax
    Pic 2 - Micromax character from DC comics

    Thursday, May 20, 2010

    Mahaquizzer 2010

    Registrations open till 23rd May

    Mid Week Bonus Q

    Recent News. 1 belongs to parent company 2. They recently bought majority stakes in the agro entity of 3's company. Identify 1, 2 and 3.

    (3 points)

    Ans. Quoting Saish

    "E.I.D Parry is the Murugappa group
    3. founder of GMR, Mr G M Rao"

    Wednesday, May 19, 2010


    Football - who gets his nickname from this character

    Ans. Sergio 'Kun' Aguero

    Monday, May 17, 2010

    QOTW #14

    Connect him with the two pics below

    Ans. Bisleri

     Pic 1. Signor Felice Bisleri, the Italian who had the idea of selling packaged water in Asia
    Pic 2. Ferro-China Bisleri, a type of Amaro-the herbal after-meal digestif, the likes of Jaagermeister, though not that strong and has properties of Ferro(Iron) and China(clay) in it

    Pic 3. Sorgente Angelica, the mineral water

    All connects to Bisleri International Pvt. Ltd.

    Thursday, May 13, 2010


    Ans: Samsung.

    P.S: Read Pranav's comment for an explanation ( and leave the 'maybe' out of it)

    Mid Week Bonus Q

    Found this question recently somewhere. Pic 1 will replace Pic 2. Identify / Connect

    Ans. Pic1 - James Webb
    Pic2 - Edwin Hubble

    James Webb space telescope will soon replace the Hubble Telescope

    v Chandrasekhar, vish and Nihar got it right

    Monday, May 10, 2010

    QOTW #13

    Ans. 1. The DC design nano

    2. Dilip Chabria, who owns DC Design 

    3. The Aston Martin Vanquish of James Bond fame : designed by Dilip Chabria

    Stuntman Mike, Blogbyp, Tania, vish and Dolphin got it right

    Sunday, May 9, 2010

    Connect the following pics (Summer Bonanza Part 1- Contd.)

    Ans: ARTHUR ROAD JAIL in Mumbai.

    Pic 1. The Road
    Pic 2. Jail
    Pic 3. Arthur Conan Doyle

    Only Blogbyp got it right.

    Summer bonanza Part 1

    X was an ancient indian sanskrit grammarian from Pushkalavati, Gandhara (around 4th century BC). X's comprehensive and scientific theory of grammar is conventionally taken to mark the end period of Vedic Sanskrit,hence introducing classical Sanskrit.

    Identify X.

    Ans: PANINI

    Apart from formulating the laws of modern Sanskrit, many of his concepts hold true for most other languages as well.
    For example:
    " less-syllabled words precede more-syllabled ones"
    holds true for 'stri-purusha' just as well as for 'lock, stock and barrel'

    Congrats Dolphin, Tania, Santosh.Bhople, vish, Sridhaye, Bijeet and Blogbyp for getting it right.


    Summer Bonanza questions for the summer of '10 will be up shortly.

    The competition will run from 8th May till 9th July. Exciting prizes to be won

    Who is he?

    Old pic of this guy. Identify

    Ans. James Earl Jones. This is an early video of him on Sesame Sreet where he was reciting the alphabet. You should check this out on Youtube.

    Saturday, May 8, 2010

    Which place?

    Ans. Audioslave Nation. Created during one of their promotion campaigns for one of their albums.

    Only vish got this one right

    Friday, May 7, 2010

    QuizInc Blog turns 3 today

    So yea, its the 3 points for guessing. I just picked the first pic from google which showed the number.

    Its been 3 long years now. So many things have happened. Some for the good, some for the bad...but we have pulled through...

    I was just going thru some of the archives, and i realised that the first comment / correct answer to this blogs' very first question was given by Abinandhan (abicoolinc)

    Miss ya Abi!!!

    Thursday, May 6, 2010

    Mid Week Bonus Q

    Identify the duo. 
    Think  startups (fast becoming a rage on the internet)

    Ans. Uncracked. The answer is Spotify which is a P2P music streaming service. Yet to be a rage in India, probably coz of all the piracy. But if it does become one, you know where you heard of it first :)

    Wednesday, May 5, 2010

    Id the doodle

    Ans. Doodle to celebrate Miguel Cervantes (author of Don Quixote) Birthday.

    No points for Don Quixote :)

    Tuesday, May 4, 2010

    AD for?

    Identify the brand?

    Ans. Nivea for men (for sensitive skin)

    Monday, May 3, 2010

    QOTW #12

    Question from one of our readers...

    This one is from Avinash Papisetti aka papi

    I have modified the question slightly.

    How were these two gentlemen in the news during WW1

    Ans. Quoting the only cracker of this question...blogbyp... (who again quotes wiki... )

    2.Lord Kitchener

    Quoting Wikipedia--
    "At the outset of World War I, the Prime Minister, Asquith, quickly had Lord Kitchener appointed Secretary of State for War; Asquith had been filling the job himself as a stopgap following the resignation of Colonel Seeley over the Curragh Incident earlier in 1914, and Kitchener was by chance briefly in Britain on leave when war was declared. Against cabinet opinion, Kitchener correctly predicted a long war that would last at least three years, require huge new armies to defeat Germany, and suffer huge casualties before the end would come. Kitchener stated that the conflict would plumb the depths of manpower "to the last million."

    Kitchener is also famous for his mass recruitment poster, more or less same as Uncle Sam's poster for recruitment drive.

    Sunday, May 2, 2010


    Connect these pics

    Ans. Quoting Zish...

    "Connect - Name of Linkin Park's albums 

    1) Minutes to midnight (the graph is dooms day clock graph, the lower the graph goes the higher the probability of catastrophe is deemed to be)
    2) Meteora - named after meteora monastery in Greece
    3) Hybrid Theory - (Darwin's caricature showing his hybrid)"

    vish, Zish, blogbyp, Bijeet and Santosh have it right.

    Saturday, May 1, 2010

    Identify him

    Try to work it out from the image. Clues embedded

    Ans. Nowroz Mangal - captain of Afghanistan Cricket team.

    Cracked by all.

    Friday, April 30, 2010

    Connect / Identify

    There is a connect between these pictures. Identify it.

    Ans. The connect is Pakistan

    Pic 1 - Chukar (type of partridge) - national bird of Pakistan
    Pic 2 - Markhor - national animal

    Some more info from blogbyp... "Both animals are endangered. Bird almost extinct"

    Bijeet and Blogbyp got it right.

    Thursday, April 29, 2010

    Mid Week Bonus Q

    Identify the kid using the pic (inset) as a reference

    2points at stake!

    Ans. Elian Gonzalves.

    The main picture shows Elián González, a 11-yr old Cuban boy who was the centre of controversy between govt. of Cuba and USA in year 2000.(Also, can be seen in the picture is Fidel Castro, though out of focus). Elián's mother tried to immigrate to USA illegally with him and her boyfriend. When she drowned, Elián was initially kept with his paternal relatives in Miami, who sought to keep him in the United States against his father's demands that González be returned to Cuba. After a district court's rulling that only Elián's father could petition for the asylum on the boy's behalf and not his extended relatives was upheld and when US Supreme court declined to hear the case, the boy was returned to his father in Cuba. Elián considered Fidel Castro as "not only as a friend but as a father".
    The South Park Romania Episode has a scene in it where US forces enter Kenny's house to take him to his father alive, but accidently kill him.

    Only Blogbyp and Dolphin have the connect

    Wednesday, April 28, 2010


    Guest Question from one our readers... this one is from Arjun Mehra

    What is being transported in this pic?

    Bijeet has all the details...

    IBM 305 RAMAC (Random Access Method of Accounting and Control) Hard Disk Drive.
    The HDD weighed over a ton.
    Max Capacity: 5 MB.

    I guess the picture is circa 1956.

    Pan American Airlines the airline in the picture was a customer and a partner of IBM. IBM almost exclusively used PanAm to move its hardwares.

    Chitananda, Bijeet, vish, Zish, Bhople, Blogbyp and guessthelogo got it correct

    Tuesday, April 27, 2010

    What is he talking about?

    Probably one of the only pics available on the net as of yesterday night. What was it all about?

    UIDAI's (
    India's Unique ID card program)
    new identity and logo.

    It will now be known as "AADHAAR"

    Goutamjay, Bijeet, Dolphin, guessthelogo, Pranav, Zish, Blogbyp, Nazar, V Chandrashekhar and Karthik Narayan got it right

    Monday, April 26, 2010

    QOTW #11

    What is this type of architecture called?

    Clockwise from top left
    1. Pantheon in Rome
    2. Beehive Govt. Bldg. in Wellington, NZ
    3. London BFI IMAX Theater, Waterloo, London
    4. The Baptistery at Piazza dei Miracoli, Pisa,Tuscany, Italy(site which also has Leaning Tower in its compound)

    ARCHITECTURE- Rotund style buildings(though Pantheon is also famous for its Corinthian Columns)

    Bijeet and Blogbyp nailed it.