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.

    Sunday, April 25, 2010


    Tribute to somebody. What are these cookies called?

    Ans. Lady Gaga Cookies.

    Only Dolphin got this one.

    Saturday, April 24, 2010

    Identify the brand

    New brand. New product. Making news in India. Identify

    Ans. Aqua Montana India subsidiary of Aqua Montana Getranke Import GmbH, Germany. 
    India is the first country outside Europe they are foraying into.
    They sell sell diet beverages and energy drinks. Sim being one of them. They also have an Energy drink series called 'Explode'

    Bijeet, Blogbyp and Zish have it right

    Friday, April 23, 2010

    Who is she?

    In the news for all the wrong reasons. Identify her (should be a sitter)

    Ans. A Sitter indeed. Everyone got this one. Poorna Patel (daughter of Praful Patel) embroiled in the latest IPL controversy. Wonder how many more names are gonna pop up.

    Thursday, April 22, 2010

    Mid Week Bonus Q

    Connect these pics (for 2 pts)

    Ans. Picture shows poster of Hangover, Ocean's 11(1960,Rainman movies and logos of Harrah's (old logo) and TPG Capital.

    Caesers palace is a casino owned by Harrah's entertainment. It is shown in movies Hangover, ocean's 11(2001)and Rainman. TPG Capital(TPG) owns majority stake in Harrah's entertainment.

    Marvelous crack by the following - Bhople, Bijeet, buckingfsatard, uma and blogbyp

    Wednesday, April 21, 2010

    AD for?

    Ans. Amnesty International. Everyone got it!

    Tuesday, April 20, 2010


    Ans. Pic 1: Ayman Abu Aita
    Pic 2: Insignia of Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade
    Pic 3: King Julien XIII, the Lemur from Madagascar the movie.

    Connect: Sasha Baron Cohen/Bruno

    Ayman Abu Aita was a part of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade (Pic 2) a Palestinian terrorist organization under Hamas.
    He was interviewed by Bruno (played by Baron Cohen) in the movie "Bruno".
    He is threatening to sue Sasha Baron Cohen right now for using misrepresentation to obtain his interview.
    The last pic is of the character King Julien XIII, a Lemur from Madagascar the movie, his voice overs were done by Sasha Baron Cohen.

    Bijeet, Blogbyp and Dolphin with the crack. Great one!

    Monday, April 19, 2010

    QOTW #10


    Ans. Luminous (brought to you by SAR group) has decided to enter the telecom market. Their venture will be called Wynncom (logo) whose brand ambassador will be Saif Ali Khan.

    Correct answers by Ameya, Blogbyp, Bijeet and Vikrant

    Sunday, April 18, 2010

    Identify this place

    In the news these days...identify!

    Ans. Eyjafjallajökull- translated as "island-mountains glacier" in Iceland,its eruption threw volcanic ash several kilometres up in the atmosphere which led to air travel disruptions in northwest Europe starting on April 14th 2010, including the closure of airspace over most of Europe.

    Saturday, April 17, 2010

    Mr. Anonymous is DOLPHIN!

    The secretive Mr. Anon has finally revealed his identity. He will now be referred to as DOLPHIN on our leaderboard.


    In the month of February, this place was in the news in India... in a way. How?

    Ans. Complete Answer by Bijeet - 

    The map shows Thuringia one of the states or "Launde" of Germany, it also lends its name to the city Thuringia.
    Connect: Bacillus Thuringiensis.
    In February 2009 The Govt. of India said no to growing BT Brinjal.
    BT stands for Baccilus Thuringiensis.
    The bacteria was discovered by japanese biologist Shigetane Ishiwata he named it Bacillus Sotto but was forgotten. The bacterium was rediscovered in 1911 by German biologist Ernst Berliner, who gave it its current name after the German town of Thuringia, his home town.

    Pranav, Chithananda, Bijeet, Tania and Dolphin were the only ones to get this correct

    Friday, April 16, 2010

    Who is this?

    Kinda direct. Identify.

    Ans. Barbara Mori. She had shaved her head for the film Cosas Insignificantes to express solidarity with her son who loses hair in the film due to cancer.

    Santosh, Blogbyp, Sijut Mehta, Avinash, Venkat S Murthy and Hrishikesh have the right answers.

    Thursday, April 15, 2010

    Mid Week Bonus Q

    4 Pics, 2 Points, 2 Word Answer, Connect

    Ans. The connect is the Death Star

    Quoting Santosh Bhople

    Picture shows Saturnine moon Mimas and logos of American Idol, Enron and AT&T

    1.There are 2 photographs of Saturnine moon Mimas captured by NASA Cassini spacecraft, first showing surface of Mimas and 2nd showing temperature map showing video game character Pacman eating dot. Surface of Mimas looks like Death Star.
    2. In the US, networks that compete with Fox refer to American Idol as the 'Death Star' due to its destructive effects on their schedules and ratings.
    3. Enron labeled one of the false companies used in its fraudulent manipulation of the California power grid as 'Death Star'.
    4. The logo of AT&T has been compared to the 'Death Star'.

    Santosh, Goutamjay,sunny,buckingfastard, blogbyp, Anon (who i believe is dolphin), Bijeet, Avinash and Tania know their Star Wars.

    Wednesday, April 14, 2010


    The guy on the left is pretty famous. What is this couple fondly known as?

    Ans. Uncle and Aunty Pai of Amar Chitra Katha fame

    Uncle Pai - Anant Pai
    Aunty Pai - Lalitha Pai

    Only v. chandrasekhar got it right

    Tuesday, April 13, 2010


    Question by one of our avid followers... this comes from Avishek Ray (aka Stuntman Mike)

    Connect the following pics -

    and in a way...

    Ans. No one got this right. Great question by Avishek Ray...i mean Stuntman Mike

    So here is what...

    Let me identify the pics for you...

    Pic 1 - A type of interceptor aircraft
    Pic 2 - Pele - nickname Black Pearl
    Pic 3 - Ford Endeavour
    Pic 4 - Queen / Empress Victoria
    Pic 5 - Princess Diana
    Pic 6 - The Dauntless dive bomber
    Pic 7 - Dennis Bergkamp - (wat a playa!) - nickname Non Flying Dutchman as he had fear of flying.

    So there you have it...

    the connect was - Names of ships mentioned on the Pirates of the Caribbean series.

    Went uncracked!!

    Monday, April 12, 2010

    QOTW #9

    Connect the following and give me just one word

    Ans. Diesel. 

    Shaq 'O Neill - nickname 'Diesel'

    Dark Fury - Chronicles of Riddick game. Voice given by Vin Diesel (starred as Riidik in both Pitch Black and Chronicles...)

    The weird looking guy is Glen Jacobs popularly known as Kane (Undertaker's bro kayfabe in WWE). He had a small gimmick as the Fake Diesel when Kevin Nash and co left WWE for WCW.

    Kevin Nash (Diesel), Scott Hall (Razor Ramon) and Hulk Hogan were the founding members of the NWO (New World Order) considered as one of the best acts in professional wrestling.

    Final Pic - Wilbert Das - Dutch Fashion designer and creative director of Diesel - the brand.

    Long wordy answer.

    Only Bijeet got this correct. Way to go mate!

    Sunday, April 11, 2010


    Connect reveals recent development

    Ans. Cipla sold its iPill manufacturing rights to Nicholas Piramal Pharma. 

    The 1st pic has the Piramal Pharma Logo and the 2nd shows Yusuf Khwaja Hameid, Chairman, Cipla group. There is also a refrence to the iPill. The pill seen in the pic is the Philipps iPill.

    Bijeet, Anon, Soubhagya  and Blogbyp got this correct

    Saturday, April 10, 2010


    Economics Everyone. Identify.

    Ans. The Next 11 or (N-11) countries identified by Goldman Sachs as having a high potential of becoming the world's largest economies in the 21st century

    Friday, April 9, 2010


    Pic 1 got its name because of Pic 2. 

    Identify both.

    Ans. Interlagos, Sao Paulo home of the Brazilian GP
    The name is derived from the words inter-lagos or "between lakes" The circuit is built between two artificial lakes Guarapiranga and Billings. Pic 2 shows Interlakken which also derived its name because of the same fact and inspired the name for the race track.

    Anon, Bijeet, Zish, Blogbyp, Screwloose, Avinash and Vivek getting this one

    Thursday, April 8, 2010

    Mid Week Bonus Q

    Now WIHOUT  googling or using all that technology used these days to crack online quizzes, try and work out this question the way you would do in a quiz. All clues given. Very Very workable :)


    A (Pic1) was a subsidiary of B(Pic2). 


    After going through a brand re-jigging, wihch involved a name change, A bought C (Pic3)'s company and formed D


    Later C left and formed his own company E, which is very much a competitor to D to this date. You have all heard of D and E. Pretty sure.

    E by the way is one of the brands of F


    F's CEO is G (below)


    Too many point for each...A to G, go on, identify and make hay!

    Explain the connect.

    Ans. I like it when i get answers this way ;)

    Chk out Zish's reply

    A (Western Electric) was a subsidiary of B(AT&T). After going through a brand re-jigging, which involved a name change, A (Western Electric) bought C (James Bullough Lansing)'s company and formed D (Altec Lansing).

    Later C (James Bullough Lansing) left and formed his own company E (JBL), which is very much a competitor to D (Altec Lansing) to this date. You have all heard of D (Altec Lansing) and E (JBL). Pretty sure.

    E (JBL) by the way is one of the brands of F (Harman International Industries), F's CEO is G(Dinesh Paliwal)

    Only Zish and Sudipto Basu managed to get this. 7 points to both of you :)

    Wednesday, April 7, 2010


    Ans. Aston Martin. 

    Quoting Santosh Bhople - "Company Name 'Aston Martin' is taken from the "Aston Hill" races (near Aston Clinton) where the company was founded, and the surname of Lionel Martin, the company's founder."

    Vikrant, Zish, Santosh Bhople, Arjun, Pranav, Buckingfastard, blogbyp, Sudipto Basu, Screwloose and JW got it right

    Tuesday, April 6, 2010


    What do you get if you connect all these three pics

    Ans. The World's fastest Indian. 

    Pic1 - Burt Munroe (Pic1) - character is played by Anthony Hopkins (Pic 2) in the movie. Pic 3 is one of the very first Indian Bikes.

    Avishek Ray, Buckingfastard, Santosh Bhople, blogbyp, Sudipto Basu and JW

    Monday, April 5, 2010

    QOTW #8

    Give me the connect!!!

    Ans. The Connect is our good 'ol 'Old Monk'

    But, Mohan Meakin Breweries is also accepted as a answer.

    Quoting Anon (always gives the best answers...still hasnt revealed his name)

    "1.Logo is of Mohan Meakin Limited
    2.Picture of Kasauli Hill Station
    3.Picture of Jallianwala Bagh Memorial
    4.Picture of Gen. Dyer

    Gen Dyer(4.) was the guy responsible for the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre(3.).Edward Dyer was responsible for setting up of the first brewery in India at Kasauli,Himachal Pradesh (2.) by founding the Dyer Breweries.Mohan Meakin Company (1.) was the new name for the Dyer breweries from 1967.
    The company (now taken over by Shaw Wallace) makes Old Monk which has been the biggest Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) brand for many years."

    Zish, Bidyut, Prasad Bandarkar, RIJO P, Avishek Ray, Soofi, blogbyp, Bijeet, Santosh Bhople, Sudipto Basu, Vikrant Sihag, Thunderdog, Screwloose all get the QOTW right

    Sunday, April 4, 2010


    I somehow remembered this question recently. Akshay Anantharaman had first told me about this after we had won the college level quizzing circuit back in 2006. Nair was by my side. Akshay, if you get this points :)

    How would you connect the two pics.

    (Pic2 - Guy on the left is important)

    Ans. The guy in Pic1 is Sairaj Bahatule. He was in the same car as Jagjit Singh's son which met with an accident. Unfortunately, the latter died. Everyone cracked it.