Thursday, November 20, 2014

Historic and Historical

1. Identify

2. Whats special about these notes? (Hint: Get Q1 right :) )

3. In 2008, Don Bradman's Birthday was celebrated on August 4 with splendour, even though he was born on August 27. Why ? (Credits: Wisden)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Connecting People

1. The fact that India's history is shaped by money and narrow politics is visible in the how X has panned out in India. The first X was sent by Diamond Harbour to a group of Kolkata businessmen in 1850 while the last X was sent to Mr. Rahul Gandhi and Mr. S.M.Khan, Director of DD News, on 14th July, 2013. What is X ?

2. The software co. X was founded by Nick Sears, Chris White, Rich Miner and Y in October 2003 to make software for digital cameras. The software was first seen in EXCA 300, also called 'Sooner', in 2006 in an entirely different class of devices. What is X and Who is Y?

3. The term X was coined by Kevin Ashton in 1999. It was referred to as D2D by Bill Joy in his 'Six Webs' presentation @ WEF '99, before X was coined. Some of the industry bodies defining the growth and direction of X are Open Interconnect, Industrial Internet, IPSO and AllSeen. What is X?

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

You can't 'dislike' it

1. In the nineteenth century , Dennis J. Oliver and his brother-in-law D. C. McGlynn, purchased a 1,700-acre tract of land and named it X , after the original hometown of these guys. X has now grown into a full-fledged city and is now bordered by San Francisco Bay on the north and east; Palo Alto and Stanford to the south; Atherton, North Fair Oaks, and Redwood City to the west. It also finds a place in the top 15 US cities in CNN's "Best Places for the Rich and Single" to live. What is X?

2. Identify the logo


3. Listed as one of the '50 Best Android Applications of 2013' and named the 'App of the Year 2011' by Apple Inc., this service was started by Kevin Systrom and Mike Kreiger in 2010, As of August 2014, the most followed people on this service are : Justin Bieber, Kardashian 1, Beyonce, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Jenner 1, Kardashian 2, Jenner 2 and Neymar. Which service is this?

4. Just as a bonus, what connects the answers of questions 1, 2 and 3 ?

Happy Birthday Raad ! you sharing the page was awesome ! :)

Friday, November 7, 2014

After an Olympiad and some more...

This sporting event,termed a 'friendly competition', held every 5 years, has seen 125 editions. Discontinued in the 1790's it was revived for one more edition in 1994-1995 only to be stopped again due to the tragic death of a participant. Which sporting tournament is this ? 

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Speed, Sharaab and Superwomen

1. Connect

2. What is obtained when fermented wine is packed in a bottle and a second fermentation is induced in it by adding more yeast and allowing it to mature for atleast another 1.5 years?

3. Connect and fill in the last 3 blanks: Eleanor, Bess, Mamie Doud, Jaqueline, Ladybird, Pat, Betty, Rosalyn, Nancy, Barbara, ________, _________, _________

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Amazing, Absurdly Amazing and Downright Atrocious

1. What is this a list of ?

1. Google
2. MakeMyTrip
3. Intel
4. Marriot Hotels
5. NetApp
6. American Express
8. PayPal
9. Ajuba Solutions
10. SAS (Solutions)

2. What word has been blackened out?

3. Easy to Google. X was established in 1934 and soon grew to have 14 plants all across India. In 1994, the American majority shareholder Y sold off its 50.9% stake in X to McLeod Russell of the Williamson Magor Group which renamed X to Eveready Industries. Identify X and Y

Monday, August 2, 2010

People, Their Power and well.. Phew!

1. Who?

2.Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes and _____________ borrowed the original concept of this from the Phillips Exeter Academy which for decades published and distributed a printed manual of all students and faculty. fill in the blank and what product am i talking off ?

3. And finally, What?

Friday, July 30, 2010

Paintings, Plaques and Posters

Been a long time everyone. This post is dedicated to a lady who is an exceptional quizzer herself and with whom i got back in touch after months. Enjoy the post, Wondergirl :)

1. Identify the painting. Hint: Think radio communication

2. What is this?

3. This is a poster for what?


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

People's Order and Orders for People...

1. In chronological order:

Jigme Wanchuk
Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud
Vladimir Putin
Nickolas Sarkozy
NurSultan Nazarbayev

Fill in the blank.. ( he/she is the last in the list )

2.What are the politicans so eagerly looking at? (The second image shows a computer containing the scanned image of the document in the first one.

Btw, its nice to be back doing this... :)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Money Money Money

1. What comprises of:
  • International Development Association
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • International Finance Corporation
  • Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
  • International Centre for Settlement of Investment

2. Identify the organisation ( apologies for my pathetic editing skills, if I can call it that)

3. Identify the movie poster. The name is synonymous with big money.

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