Friday, 27 July 2012

QR–Cure–Quizzing Realms–384

Shouldn’t be too difficult.


This is the view from the side of the person who uses it. What exactly is it?

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Seven replies, but only four correct. Looks like a difficult one. This is the helmet that the DJ who calls himself dead mouse (stylised as Deadmau5) wears while belting out mixes. Here’s a better view:

deadmau5 helmet

Monday, 23 July 2012

QR–Cure–Quizzing Realms–383

Another filmy one, and this time it’s pretty easy.


Identify the individual in the foreground, and the character he is portraying. Obviously, the man in the background is the hugest clue possible.

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Four replies, and all of them got the character correct! This is indeed Q, short for Quartermaster, a role that has been near-immortalised by the late Desmond Llewelyn. The gentleman, of course is Ben Whishaw.

Monday, 16 July 2012

QR–Cure–Quizzing Realms–382

Should be an easy connect.

1. Originally a Bengali novel.






Connect all three to a certain film personality in India.

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PS: Check out my interview of BBC HARDtalk host Tim Sebastian.


Six answers, and four point in the correct direction: Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The first photo is that of the Bengali novel Na Hanyate, which is said to have inspired Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. The second is Fyodr Dostoevsky, whose White Nights Bhansali made into Saawariya. And of course, Bhansali also remade Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s Devdas.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

QR–Cure–Quizzing Realms–381

Should be pretty easy.


Just tell me what/whose name is blanked out.

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Going by the 13 replies, this looks like a simple one! Other than VK Shankar, the dozen got it correct. This is supposedly the future birthplace of a certain James Tiberius Kirk, who will go on to captain the Starship Enterprise!

Monday, 9 July 2012

QR–Cure–Quizzing Realms–380

A slightly difficult one today.


It was due to an account of atrocity by this gentleman that one of the most infamous battles in the history of India took place, thereby cementing the position of the East India Company in India.

The incident described by the gentleman has allusions to a celestial body. However, that description of the event, since first given in the early 1750s and repeated by this army man subsequently, has come under a lot of scrutiny, and has often been questioned for its veracity.

Name this gentleman and the incident.

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Seven people replied, and everyone, except the ‘Twelfth Man’ got it correct. This person is indeed John Zephaniah Holwell. It was his account of the Black Hole of Calcutta that prompted the then British government to send Robert Clive to subdue Bengal’s Nawab Siraj-ud-Daula. The rest, obviously, is history!

Friday, 6 July 2012

QR–Cure–Quizzing Realms–379

Should not be too difficult.



2. Apparently, this is an ‘alleged’ photo of this person.



Richard Nixon



Connect to a single person. As usual, the names of files have not been changed for your convenience.

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Three replies, and only Kushal Shah got it correct. It’s Jet Li. While SS Panda identified all four people, only Kushal got the connect. Jet Li played the first two martial arts characters, and was offered the role of Seraph in the Matrix trilogy, but turned it down. Also, by his own admission, a 12-year-old Li impressed US president Richard Nixon so much in a martial arts display that Nixon asked him, albeit jokingly, to be his personal bodyguard. Li refused, and instead said he would instead defend/protect his billion-strong countrymen.

Monday, 2 July 2012

QR–Cure–Quizzing Realms–378

Another easy one.


Identify this bird by its name, and tell me what it’s duties are. Hint: It is very recently in the news.

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Wow! More than 10 of the 15 replies got it correct! This is indeed Rufus the Hawk, who is used to scare away the sparrows at Wimbledon. A couple did say Hamish, but this is Rufus, and he is in the news because he was recently stolen, then found.