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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Online Quiz On 8th Dec - "The I Quest"

Well we have some great news for quizzers.

For those who are bored with the normal online quizzes, here is some interesting and innovative one- "THE I QUEST".

------Below is the information regarding the quiz from THE I QUEST team----

Greetings from The I Quest team.

We proudly present to all of you, our first online quiz event. In my personal experience most online quizzes are slightly boring and we hope to change that, not only on the basis of the content but also on the basis of the innovative format and design. If you can’t wait to read through the rest of the post, just go to

Our eventual aim is to develop a killer facebook application for quiz lovers and we hope to do that soon. Till that happens, we want to engage quizzers via online quiz contests. The first one in the series is scheduled for 8th Dec from 8 PM to 12 PM.

The most important rule is “A player can play TheIQuest challenge with ONLY ONE registered user account. If a user is found using multiple accounts his/her accounts will be deleted and any prizes won by that account will be revoked.” For further details visit our Rules page.

Googling and using tineye is encouraged.

There is no registration fee and the event is open for everyone.

The prizes, sponsored by FlipGraph, are given below:

· Rank 1: highest total-FlipGraph gift voucher worth Rs. 1000

· Rank 2: 2nd highest total- FlipGraph gift voucher worth Rs. 750

· Rank 3: 3rd highest total- FlipGraph gift voucher worth Rs. 500

· Highest score in media-FlipGraph gift voucher worth Rs. 500

· Highest score in technology- FlipGraph gift voucher worth Rs. 500

· Highest score in sports-FlipGraph gift voucher worth Rs. 500

· Highest score in humanities- FlipGraph gift voucher worth Rs. 500

All necessary details about the rules & how to play the game are given on our website - As a matter of fact there is also an instructional video. You can connect with us on our facebook or twitter pages.

If you have any doubts, feel free to call Ravi Handa at +91-9461493393

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


All of you got that right...
Ashwin Navin and Bram Cohen, the founders of BitTorrent Inc..

Monday, November 22, 2010


Well explained Cupidvogel..

Connect is Rolls Royce..
On the left is Eleanor Thornton who modeled for the Spirit of Ecstasy, present on the bonut of Rolls Royce. The 2nd one is the sculptor Charles Sykes.


Nice crack by V.Chandrashekhar
The connect is the movie are of Girish Karnad, Smita Patil(both of them acted in the movie) and Verghese Kurien...the movie is set amidst the backdrop of the White Revolution of India (Operation Flood) and verghese kurien is regarded as the father of White Revolution...he was also the joint story writer for the movie along with Shyam Benegal

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Give me one name to connect these three pics. Also give me the name of the Bollywood Director connected to this list too.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Don't scratch your hair

Mutton Chops
A la Souvarov
French Fork
Fu Manchu
The Zappa

What are these?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Back after a long time... Connect


Vitamin B4

Connect and find the missing link?

The blog is back in action...

So the question goes uncracked...
1st pic- Amy Irving
2nd pic- James Coco
The only two actors to be nominated for an Oscar and Razzie for the same performance.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Here is some great news for quizzers in and near Bhubaneswar.
BHUBANESWAR has been added as a centre for the MAHAQUIZZER 2010.

Date - 30th May
Time - 10-11:30 am
Lecture Theater,Kushabhadra Campus(Campus-5,KIMS),
KIIT University,
Bhubaneswar- 751024

Local Co-ordinator for Bhubaneswar- Kamal Rathi(94370 42444)

How to register

1.Participants interested in registering should mail (Mahaquizzer at gmail dot com).
2.Please mention the city where you would like to appear from in the subject-header.
3.Please do mention age and institutional affiliations if you are a student.

Since seating is limited in many centres, local coordinators will work on a first-come first-served basis.If seats are available on spot registrations will be allowed.
You will receive a mail confirming your entry latest by 28th May 2010. If you fail to receive your confirmation, please text the details to either Mitesh Agarwal (98452-59423) or your city coordinator (see for details).

General Information about Mahaquizzer

Mahaquizzer is a National Quizzing Championship conducted by KQA every year. It is open to individual entrants, irrespective of age or other affiliations (though we do suggest that the taker is at least 12 years old).

The sixth edition of Mahaquizzer will be held across 15 cities on Sunday, 30 May 2010. The cities where centres are being offered are Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad , Thiruvananthapuram, Mumbai, New Delhi , Kolkata, Pune, Guwahati, Panaji, Thrissur, Mysore, Coimbatore, Singapore and Bhubaneshwar.

There is no entry fees--except Kolkata where hall expenses will be met thus.

As always, contestants are required to answer 150 questions over 90 minutes.

Four prizes will be given out in each city:
Best Quizzer, Best Woman Quizzer, Best College Quizzer and Best School Quizzer.

The person recording the highest score across all centres will hold the title of Mahaquizzer for 2010. She/he will also be awarded the Wing Commander G.R. Mulky Trophy for Quizzing Excellence. This trophy will be presented during ASKQANCE, the KQA 27th Anniversary Open Quiz Festival scheduled for 19th and 20th June 2010.

The Question-setters:
Mahaquizzer 2010 has been set by Arun Hiregange, Dibyendu Das, Thejaswi Udupa, Mitesh Agarwal and Ochintya Sharma. Mitesh Agarwal will coordinate the event across all centres.

Monday, May 10, 2010


She was the official spokesperson for X during his stay in Y. Gradually she became known for her dictatorial ways, despite the preaching of free love and religious exuberance.She was charged with a plot to poison salad bars in 10 restaurants in Y,Sickening 751 people.
Identify The lady we are talking about,X and Y.

PS:Googling is a moral crime for quizzers. Play Safe.

Both Champ and Nat gets it correct.
X-Osho Rajneesh
Lady-Maa Anand Sheela

Whose Statue?

Friday, May 7, 2010

Now that is a goal!!!!!

The first _______ was scored by X in Scotland on 21 August 1924. ________remains a rare occurrence and most of the times is accomplished by fluke rather than intent. One of the most famous example of this type of goal was by Celtic's 1950s midfielder Charlie Tully. His first attempt was disallowed by the refree but he retook the attempt and scored again.
What are we talking about ???

PS: As we say, Googling is a moral crime...

Both champ and nihar got the funda right..

We are talking about OLYMPIC GOAL and it is hit directly from the corner...

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


No tries for this question...

The person in the right pic is Sir Cyril Radcliffe and the border between India and Pakistan is known as Radcliffe Line after him , and that in the left pic is Sir Henry McMahon and the effective boundary between China and India ic known as McMahon Line after him.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Put Fundae.

What is being shown and speciality?

Both Champ and Kaka got that absolutely correct...
@JesseniaT_Orndorff1021- Apologies for not having kept the blog updated for some time. We will be putting questions on a regular basis from now onwards..

Its the Warne-Muralitharan trophy.It contains silver casts of Warne and Muralitharan's right hands complete with cricket balls used by them while playing for their countries.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

You Crazy Diamonds!


Sijut gets the connection right, though with somewhat wrong connections.
buckingfastard gives a brilliant guess, not the answer I was looking for.
Pic is indeed of Storm Thorgerson, who designed most of the cover albums for Pink Floyd.
Second pic of Battersea Power Station in London..Cover picture of Pink Floyd's Album ANIMALS. Connection- PINK FLOYD.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Put Fundae!

Whats so special about this pic?

Both Sijut and champ gets it correct. This endorsement by W.G.Grace is the first endorsement ever by any cricketer.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Aren't the photos nicely arranged???

Gulshan gets that right...
All of the persons shown-David Beckham,Cameron Diaz,Howard Hughes,Donald Trump and Jenifer Love Hewitt(clockwise),suffer from some form of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Nice try by Vineet and Champ but Buckingfastard hits the bingo...
Priyanka Chopra for Aitraaz and Kajol for Gupt are the only two female actors to have won Filmfare Award for Best Villain.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

America woudnt like this!!

This one is contributed by Chakru.

Invented and sponsored by New York real estate developer Seymour Durst,A billboard-sized running total dot-matrix display which constantly updates s currently installed on Sixth Avenue (Avenue of the Americas) in Manhattan, New York City..what does the display show?

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Do Not Stare

Identify her.
Hint: She was in news during G8 summit 2009.

Correctly answered by champ....
She is Mayara Tavares.She came in the news when in a still photograph taken during G8 summit 2009,it appeared as if Obama and Sarkozy were checking out her bottom.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Biz Funda!!!

Excuse me for this hardcore Biz funda.Apologies!

Developed by brownie wise,for increasing the sales for X(company) this Y is a marketing method.
In Y,people have a social gathering and the product is demonstrated in there.The orders for the product
is then taken before the gathering ends.Y has been used primarily to sell items whose main appeal is to women by women.

Name X and Y.

Daredevil,champ and shrey got it right...the marketing plan is "party plan" and company is Tupperware.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Both Champ and Nikhil Bhaiya are absolutely correct...
Anil Kumble had a cameo role in Meerabai Not Out, Logo of StumpVision which is owned by him and Jim Laker is the only bowler other than Anil Kumble who has taken 10 wickets in an inning.So, the connection is Anil Kumble.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


No tries...
The person shown in the left pic is G.Kishenchand and he bowled the over in which Don Bradman(right pic) scored his hundredth 100.

Monday, April 5, 2010

We are Famous...

Name the two boys.
For what achievement are they famous??

Champ gets that correct...
The two boys are Manoj Kumar and Md Shaibaaz Tumbi.They set a new partnership world record of 721 runs in the Hyderabad Cricket Association under-13 inter-schools cricket tournament.

Sunday, April 4, 2010


The novice gets that right...
The pics are of Dara Singh, Colin Farell and Prithviraj Kapoor.They all have played Alexander the Great in movies.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


No tries for the question...

Well the connect is 420.
The 1st pic is of band Grateful Dead who widely used this term, the statue of Louis Pasteur at San Rafael,CA from where the 420 term originated and pic of New Zealand Cricketer Dion Nash who owns 420 mineral water brand.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

An easy one...

Connect and fill in the missing link...

Both Rachit and champ are absolutely correct...
The actors shown in the pic are (top row from left)Lewis Wilson,Robert Lowery,Adam West,(bottom row from left)Val Kilmer,Michael Keaton,George Clooney.
The missing link is Christian Bale and these are the actors who have played batman in movies.


Good try Nihar and buckingfastard...They all have definitely won Man Booker prize but that was not the exact connect..

The connect is that they are the only three whose books were bookies favourite before the Man Booker Prize was held and who won it too.

Monday, March 29, 2010


Both Champ and Raveesh got that right...
All the three companies are owned by eBay.

Sunday, March 28, 2010


A total of 164 teams took part this year. The questions in the prelims were quite easy and so the teams scoring even 15 could not make it to the wild card rounds. The teams in the finals were that of-
KIIT University, Bhubaneswar
XIM, Bhubaneswar
DRIEMS, Cuttack
Utkal University, Bhubaneswar
NIST, Berhampur
ITER, Bhubaneswar

Winners: DRIEMS
Runners up: Utkal University

The questions from the prelims were(highlight the area below the question to see the answer)-

1. The logo of this company contains of a nest with a mother protecting her younger one.

2. Calvin Klein is owned by which company?
Philip's Van Heusen

3.Identify her(photo of Kiran Majumdar Shaw).

4.Which person is regarded as the Businessperson of the century?
Henry Ford

5.Which is the only railway station in India to be named after a
business giant?

6. Identify the company(logo of Puma).

7.The logo was designed by Carol Davison for a mere fees of
$35.The logo is now the trademark of a very famous company.
Name the company

8.Which city is known as the diamond capital of India?

9.Cover of The Monk who Sold is Ferrari.Tell the author
Robin Sharma

10.Print ad showing Walk and talk theme.Tell the company

11.Pic showing various brands like Hair n Care, Revive, Saffola etc.
and Ayesha Takia. Tell the company

12. Name the economic daily of The Hindustan Times.

13.This company was earlier known as Racal Telecom.This is a
UK giant.Tell the company

14.Photo of a lady.Identify her(ceo of yahoo-Carol Bartz)

15.In 1921 Howdy Chicago became the first to achieve this.It then after
set a trend.What was the achievement??
First movie to be screened in an aircraft.

16.Screenshot of a Nirma Ad

17.This very widely used gadget is manufactured by a canadian
company Research in Motion

18.Question on history of Nickelodean.

19.This is the mostly widely prescribed drug. It comes in mint ,orange
and mixed fruit flavours

20.Song from Kaminey played. Tell the producer/production house


Good try by Nihar but Angelina Jolie isn't the right answer..

The pic on the left is that of video game character Rayne and she is the first video game character that appeared in Playboy Magazine.

Saturday, March 27, 2010


To commemorate which occassion was this postage stamp issued and by which country??

Both Nihar(have added your blog) and Pranav are right...
This stamp was issued by Germany on the occassion of 1936 Berlin olympics.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Identify them and why were they in news recently??

Both Ayas and the novice got that absolutely right..
The person in the left pic is Ted Forstmann and that on the right is Adam Dell.Any one of them was believed to be the father of Padma Lakshmi's newborn daughter Krishna.And recently she confirmed Adam Dell as the father.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Identify the company...

In 1982, BBH created this ad. For which company was this poster made for???

Everyone got that right....
The ad was for Levi's introducing black denim..

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Print ad for?

Brilliant concept here. Identify the Print ad.

No Tries...Goes Uncracked.
AD for Haier Widescreen Televisions.


Identify this American Rock Musician.

Champ gets it correct.Indeed "Chris Cornell" from Audioslave.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Connect and Explain the connection.

PS: Googling is a moral crime for quizzers. Just think will get the answer!

Champ gets the connection right. Nice try by saranya.
Connect is Buddy Holly.First Pic shows Buddy Holly glasses,The "Chirping" Crickets was his band's first album and The band..Rolling stone's music was said to be heavily inspired from Buddy Holly.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

VC Pranav gets it right...
All four were appointed chief minister of Meghalaya...


Who is she??
And why is she in news??

She is Jayanti Chauhan, daughter of Parle Bisleri owner Ramesh Chauhan...
She is in news to join Parle Bisleri as director..

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


The Eye in the Sky
The Pro
The Rookie
The Ringleader
The Inside Man
The Grease Man
The Fuse
The Getaway
The High Roller
The Bankroll

Interstellaroverdrive gets it right...
These are the job designation of each person in Ocean's 11 movie..

Monday, March 1, 2010


Connect to not so old History.

No correct answers..
Connect is the CHECKPOINT CHARLIE,the famous checkpoint of West and East Germany.
First pic shows the Map of Checkpoint Charlie.
Second pic shows the visit of John F Kennedy On the Checkpoint.
Third pic shows "Cc" ..Shortform of Checkpoint Charlie by which its often called.


Connect and explain.

Both kriskingle and shibin gets it right.
They are indeed the native winners of the grand slam events of their respective countries.
L to R-
Fred Perry-Wimbledon winner
Yannick Noah-French Open winner
Mark Edmond-Australian Open winner
Andy Roddick-US Open winner

What did this song inspire?

What did this inspire?

Shibin hits the bingo here.
This song inspired "Kya Mujhe Pyaar hai" from Woh Lamhe, copied by none other that Preetam from the movie Peterpan, song's name is Tak Bisakah.

Kuch khaas hai hum sabhi mein!

This Holi...bringing the childhood memories back!
HAPPY HOLI to all the quizzers!!!!


Easy one..
Identify the adviser!

No one cracks the easy one.Its a Print ad for South Africa Tourism.

Sunday, February 28, 2010


Nice concept here.Identify the Advertiser.

Good one by apraman..This ad for sure is for TIDE.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Tribute to whom??

Tribute to which famous characters founder?Name both!

Everyone gets it correct.Its a tribute to Bill Watterson..The creator of Calvin and Hobbes..and the movie is due to be released soon!


Born to Anglo Idian parents, at the King George Hospital, Victoria Street, in Lucknow, to a manager for a catering contractor that serviced the big Indian Railways.
In his early days was regarded as British Elvis Presley!
Despite this doors did not open to him in the U.S. market, he was not considered part of the British Invasion, despite four Hot 100 hits.
He finished number 56 in the 2002 100 greatest Britons list, sponsored by the BBC and voted for by the public. Adored especially by baby boomer women.

Identify the singer I am talking about!!

PS: Googling this is a moral crime!

Bulls eye Chandramohan..He is indeed Sir Cliff Richard(Birth Name:"Rodger Harry Webb").


Regrets for the errand postings..

We are back with this picture!!
Identify the person who made an iconic contribution to the Desi Television history!

Shyamal Bhaiya hits the bingo.He is Suresh Mullick who composed the iconic MILE SUR MERA TUMHARA for durdarshan!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Name the child model in this ad....

All of you got that right...
The child model is NICOLAS SARKOZY featuring in the ad for Bonux washing powder..

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Easy One..Connect and explain!

PS:Googling this connect is a moral crime!

Champ and Shibin azad gets it correct..It is indeed the Zero emission Nissan Leaf

Monday, February 8, 2010


This person was in news in Oct 2008.Identify him and for what reason was he in news for??

Answer is Mansoor Peerbhoy...he was then a senior software engineer in Yahoo and behind the terror emails before the serial bomb blasts at Ahmedabad and Delhi..

Saturday, February 6, 2010



Id the painting and the artist!

Ayesha,Rahulb,Bishal and dilip gets it right.
It is indeed THE PERSISTENCE OF TIME by Salvador Dali.