Friday, 19 July 2013

QR–Cure–Quizzing Realms–427

Should be another easy one.


This gentleman, the subject of a 2011 regional-language blockbuster film, dreamt of building a futuristic city contemporary of the Vijayanagara empire in 16th century CE. He did too, and the city’s current name is forever tied to his now.

The current name of the city has several origins, some even dating back to the 9th century CE. However, the most famous, and probably apocryphal, origin story is that of Hoysala King Veera Ballala II being given boiled beans by an old woman after he lost his way in the forest during a hunting expedition. The king reportedly named the area in the local language to mean “town of boiled beans”.

The question is two-part, but simple. Identify the person in the photo, whose name has been immortalised because the Central Government has recently named a key landmark in the city after him. Also, identify the city itself.

Happy quizzing, and have a nice life, folks!


Done and dusted, 14 replies, and all point correctly to Kempe Gowda, the founder of Banglore, aka Bengaluru. And Bangalore’s airport has recently been named after him.

Monday, 8 July 2013

QR–Cure–Quizzing Realms–426

An easy one this time.


In a tribute to all those years of learning engineering drawing, and for all those mechanical and civil engineers out there, this is the bottom view (as opposed to the top view) of a famous monument. Identify it.

Happy quizzing, and have a nice life, folks!


Like I said, easy-peasy! This is indeed the Eiffel Tower in Paris, as a good 20 of you have deigned to identify!

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

QR–Cure–Quizzing Realms–425

A connect after some time.


Bilkis Bano


Satyendra Dubey


shanmughan manjunath


Navleen Kumar


guru dutt

The first four images have been put up in a specific order. Connect them with the fifth pic, and arrive at the answer, which is of relevance to the world of music and entertainment. As usual, filenames have not been changed to make your job a little easier.

Happy quizzing, and have a nice life, folks!


Six answers, and five of them are SPOT ON! The connect is indeed the song Bilqis from the album Avengi Ja Nahi by Rabbi Shergill. However, I think it would be interesting to see what train of logic led Utsav to ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Meanwhile, enjoy the video!

Bilqis by Rabbi Shergill