Wednesday, 20 April 2011

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There can only be one connect here.



heyy babyy

It’s a person.

Happy quizzing, and have a nice life, folks!



Here’s today’s Funda of the day from Biz World, which is already one of the Top 10 books at!


Sorry for the looooooooong hiatus, folks. This blog will be limping back to normalcy now. Meanwhile, as a few of you have pointed out, the answer is indeed Leonard Nimoy, who was Spock in the original Star Trek series, and also directed Three Men and a Baby, which was remade in Hindi as Heyy Babyy.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

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Can’t even find the tempo these days to keep the blog going, but here’s something that might give me second wind. Connect…







Shouldn’t be too difficult.

Happy Quizzing, and have a nice life, folks!

Oh, and…


Here’s your funda of the day from BizWorld. They have already started shipping his book, and I already have my autographed copy!


Three answers, and two correct. It’s indeed Stuart Little, the film. Michael J Fox voiced Stuart, Hugh Laurie played his father, and Manoj Night Shyamalan co-wrote the story!

Thursday, 14 April 2011

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Sorry about the erratic posting, folks. Not been keeping too well. Exhaustion and all. So I’ll keep this one simple.


What is the biggest claim to fame of this hospitality institution? Sorry for the wonky photo, but I guess it’s still easy.

Happy quizzing, and have a nice life, folks!



Here’s BizWorld’s Funda of the Day.


Just three replies over two days, and one of them is incorrect! The real claim to fame of this place is that it inspired The Eagles to write Hotel California!

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

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Here’s a connect.



2. The book on which this film is based is important.




I want a VERY SPECIFIC answer. And it is beyond the absolute obvious.

Happy quizzing, and have a nice life, folks!



Here’s BizWorld’s Funda of the Day.


Seven answers, but only three have the full funda. All three books have been made into films starring Irrfan Khan and Tabu in the lead. Ang Lee is currently making Life of Pi, actually. Got to know of it from Irrfan Khan himself, who I got to interview on Monday.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

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Lets make it a not-so-easy one.


Identify this lady.

Happy quizzing, and have a nice life, folks!


And here’s the second funda of the day from Bizworld.


Four responses, and thanks to the one who appreciates this blog here. Of the other three, only two have correctly identified Odhiya politician Nandini Satpathy.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

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A simple connect.






dhanni meye

Filenames, as usual, remain unchanged.

Happy quizzing, and have a nice life, folks!

PS, Also take a look at this:


These two friends of mine are coming out with a book on business quizzing. Go ahead and buy it from Flipkart if you like.


Five answers, and all correct! It’s indeed Jaya Bachchan nee Bhaduri, who made her acting debut in the Bengali film Dhanni Meye, and also acted in Hazaar Chaurasi ki Maa, directed by Govind Nihalani, and based on Hajar Churashir Ma, written by Mahashweta Devi.

Friday, 8 April 2011

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Lets keep it dry for the day.

Within hours of the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I, which character, whom one of the directors of the earlier films in the franchise wanted to write out but could not because JK Rowling insisted that the character would play a very important role later on, began to trend on twitter worldwide, and remained that way for quite a few days?

Happy quizzing, and have a nice life, folks!

PS: Got the laptop. Thanks to the one ‘anonymous’ person for the advice. Got me a Dell Vostro 1015. Sound’s not too good, but the rest of it is a real steal!

Oh, and check out the latest post on my opinion blog.


Wow!! 276 visitors, and not a single reply! I though it was obvious! The film ends with the death of Dobby the house elf!

Thursday, 7 April 2011

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Gimme the name of the artist.

Happy quizzing, and have a nice life, folks!

PS: I am about to buy a laptop/netbook in the Rs20,000-25,000 range. DDR3 RAM, at least 250-320GB hard disk, preferably AMD processor. Any suggestions?


Seven answers and one advice. All seven answers are correct, though. This is indeed Mamata Bannerjee in action. One of her paintings recently sold for Rs50 lakh at an auction.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

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A slightly difficult one.


This 4,446-metre high peak in country X was named after the leader of country Y so as to promote friendly relationships between the two countries. Z, the leader of Y, has several other achievements to his credit. Z has written a book on Judo, and is said to be the only world-leader to have a special Judo move of his own. On a certain occasion, when forest fires ravaged parts of Y, Z actually got into a helicopter and piloted it while spraying water/fire-retardant material over parts of the affected area. On another occasion, Z actually put a wild tiger in a forest to sleep with a tranquiliser gun, and helped forest officials measure its teeth!

Identify X, Y and Z.

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15 replies, and barring Yash the Dark, all seem to have conquered the summit! This is indeed Mount Putin in Kyrghystan, named after Vladmir Putin of Russia.

Monday, 4 April 2011

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Of which website is this the index page screen-grab?

Happy quizzing, and have a nice life, folks!


14 answers, and I’d have to say that all of them are correct. This is indeed :)

Sunday, 3 April 2011

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No questions today, because everything was answered last night. And this photo best describes the moment. The God with one of his most ardent devotees, share the ultimate prize in cricket.

sudhir gautam and sachin

So instead, Here’s some trivia about the WC final that took place, making us the winners once again.

  1. This is not the first time that a host has one the World Cup. Sri Lanka did it in 1996.
  2. This was, however, the first ever WC final where both captains were wicket-keepers.
  3. This was also the first ever All-Asian WC final.
  4. In fact, this was probably the first WC final that featured two teams from the same continent!
  5. To the best of my knowledge, this was the first time that a WC was won by hitting a six.

Add to them through your replies, and together we’ll build a veritable treasure trove of information about the final!

Happy trivia-hunting, and have a nice life, folks!

Two concrete additions:

6. This was the first time that a person scoring a 100 in the final ended up on the losing side. This, however, does NOT mean that a hundred has been scored in all the final matches of a cricket world cup.

7. India becomes the first team to win World Cups of limited overs in all three formats: 60 overs, 50 overs and 20 overs!

Saturday, 2 April 2011

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Should be an interesting one, and slightly NSFW.


The lady holding the bird is Jeanette Howard. What is ‘special about this bird?

Happy quizzing, and have a nice life, folks!

PS: Here’s a fervent wish that India wins the World Cup!


Nine answers, and all of you seemed to have got this, more or less. This is Gertie, the egg-laying hen who, after a year from birth, sprouted male characteristics and genitalia, causing the owner to consider renaming him/her as Bertie.

Friday, 1 April 2011

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For tomorrow.

X was born in Mujaffarnagar, Bihar, in 1983. A fan of Sachin Tendulkar, X has gone on to claim that Sachin himself gives him tickets to watch matches of India. X is known to have even travelled by bicycle all over India to watch matches and support the team! For obvious reasons, I cannot give X’s photo here, but suffice to say that he has supported the Indian cricket team in nearly 150-200 occasions! Id X.

Happy quizzing, and have a nice life, folks!


18 answers, and though some of you may not have got the name correct, i’m sure all of you are referring to this guy:


Isn’t it?