Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Pixel Prashnavali - II

1. Identify this soon-to-be-launched-into-space device?

Ans: CHANDRAYAAN - 1, India's first moon vehicle

2. A sitter. Identify.


3. This picture became synomous with which horrendous incident?
( I know its not the best of photos or questions.. but something which has deeply affected me. )

Ans: BHOPAL GAS TRAGEDY... and to think tht the victims have not even been compensated fully. ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING

4. This device, when invented, had buzz like no other. Billed as an "empowering device", what is this?


5. One from Polictics.. The leader of this party died a .. ahem.. dog's death. Which party?..

Ans: THE FASCIST PARTY. The leader Mussolini was hanged in a public square by the enraged people.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Baba Buildings!!

1. Identify this religious place.


2. This is one of the most high profile addresses in its city. Which ?

Ans. HOME OF LAKSHMI MITTAL, at Kinsington Palace Gardens, London.
Incidently, this home will soon reliquinsh its tag of the most expensive residential building. The new building will be owned by Aditya Mittal. At $230 million, its gonna be twice as expensive!!.. Still nowhere near Mr. Ambani.

3. A toughie.. Identify these two and figure the connect between these and Q.2.

Ans: pic1: Chateau Vaux Li Comte Grand.. and pic2: Palace of Versailles.. The places where Vanisha Mittal got married and engaged. Like him or hate him, the Man has got STYLE!!!

Wonders On Wheels.....

1. Identify this train service. The logo is beside it .

Ans: The EUROSTAR, the train connecting England and France through the Channel Tunnel.

2. Identify this WOW - car.

Ans: The ROLLS ROYCE DROPHEAD.. Its a convertible designed from the absolutely amazing PHANTOM. It can be personalised with an astounding 20 million combinations of interiors and accessories.

3. 0 to 60mph in 0.75 sec.. Theoretical top speed: 420MPH.. What is this?

Ans: THE DODGE TOMAHAWK, a concept motorcycle. Check up wiki on this.. Outta this world.!!

A Few Changes....

Hey all...

Firstly.. welcome back Kumar bhaiya.. its slightly less fun without u here.. aleast fr me : )

Thanx fr all the comments... but .. now the comments and the mailed answers are coming in in not-so-small numbers.. which means.. maintaining the score for a lazy bum like me is getting amazingly tough.. Also.. with my exms on.. i hardly get time for it. So.. I am not gonna maintain scores frm now on.. Hopefully, ppl will continue answering just for the fun of it ;)

And a request... I will be off for about one n half months from mid july till the last week of july.. o I request some1 to regularly update the blog in my absence.. and thereafter.. along with me when i am back .. Any1 .. who is vella enough.. plzz tell.. .author rights shall be yours :)

Quiz on!!!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Different Worlds - Under, Above n Beyond....

1. Identify the organisation whose 50th anniversary logo is shown here.


2. Identify this huge religious complex.


3. A question on music after a longggggggggg time. This is my favourite band currently. Which ?


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The ABC of Crime..


1. Identify.

Ans: AYMAN AL ZAWAHIRI, the No. 2 at Al Qaeda


2. Who is this arms smuggler?

Ans: PETER BLEACH, the main accused in the Purulia arms drop case.


2. A serial Killer. Who?

Ans: Charles Sobhraj... man!! he sure did live some life!! and take some too!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Ruling Killers...

Boring one word questions... but i dont hv much time to dig up too many facts abt these guys.. Exms:(...

1. Identify.


2. Identify.

Ans: PRACHANDA... The chief of the Maoists in Nepal.

Cops - Kill, Control, Capture...

1. Identify this (in)famous cop.


2. Identify him. Kay Kay Menon played him in a movie.

Ans: RAKESH MARIA.. the head of the team investigating the Bombay Blasts in 92. The hint made it extremely easy.

3. Identify this ex-Director of the Prohibition Bureau. One of the victims he caught went to Jail for over 5000 violations of the Volstead Act.


Tuesday, May 6, 2008


Sorry ppl..

I havent been able to update this.. Exms ne meri - BEEP - -BEEP - rakhi hai!!.. :(

Will update on Sunday.. :) C ya all. n Pleaseeeeeeeeeee pray tht i get double digits in the few papers fr which i will sit..

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Totally Random.....

Hey all,

This is just a random one.. Just for fun.... I was searching fr stuff to put up here and came across this...

Fill in the blanks:

Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Surakiart Sathirathai, Ashraf Ghani, Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein, Jayantha Dhanapala, ________, ________

Ans: Un Sec -Gen Candidates.. and the blanks are SHASHI THAROOR and BAN KI MOON.....

Prateek, Sands , Jolly.. all GODS.. and Jagriti... GODDESS!!!!!...... U PPL KNOW STUFF!!!!!! I BOW!

Sands.. Do mail me ur intro..:)

The Prayed and The Prayerhouses...

1. He was the king of a country and is considered as "the Returned Jesus" by people of a particular faith. Who is he?.

Ans: HAILLE SELASSIE.. of Ethiopia. He is considered God by Rastafarians, a group who use GANJA for religious purposes. :|

2. Identify.. ( Half if u tell only the place )


3. Identify this one-of-a-kind place of worship.


Lights, Camera.. Action!!!

Wuxia and Wyoming..
1. He is one of the only 2 directors to ever win the Cannes Golden Lion twice. He is also the first Asican to win the Best Director's Oscar. Who is he?

Ans: ANG LEE... and thnkx Sonjita . It is the Venice Golden Lions.. I apologise:)

...... phone home.
2. Although he had already received an honorary degree in 1994, he completed his BA in Film Production and Electronic Arts with an option in Film/Video Production from CSULB in 2002, 35 years after joining the college. He has set up the Shoah foundation, to archive video testimonies of the Holocaust survivors. Previously a creator of the Medal Of Honour series of games, he is now working with EA for an unnamed game a with Nintendo for a game called Boom Blox. (Hint: ) . Identify the director.


One Shot For The Luck...
3. Owner of Wingnut films , he started off as a "splatstick" movies director. He is now working on a new game with Bungee studios titled the Halo:Chronicles.

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