Friday, 8 August 2014

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A bit of a lateral connect today.




Rani Mukerji


Velocette Supercharged 500 1939

4. Look at who is highlighted.


Connect all four photos to a naturally-formed geographical feature that is a famous tourist attraction in southern India. The names that will help the connect are very literal, and very simple. So it shouldn’t be a tough nut to crack.

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Eleven replies, and eight of them have it spot on! Raja, Rani, Roarer and Rocket all come together to make the famous Jog Falls.

Friday, 25 July 2014

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Ought to be interesting.


The photo above depicts an exhibit at Udaipur city palace. All you have to do is tell me exactly what is being highlighted, and what it was used for.

Hint: Look up painted depictions of Chetak, the trusted steed of Maharana Pratap Singh. They should give you a hint.

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Four answers, and all more or less correct. This is an elephant disguise that Rajputs used when their army was fighting opponents that employed the pachyderms. The elephants would often mistake the disguised horses as babies of their own species, and would allow the Rajputs to get closer to their enemies to kill them. In case of Chetak, it is said that he would use to rest his front legs on an elephant to allow his legendary rider, Maharana Pratap Singh, aim and kill enemies riding on the elephant.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

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A straightforward one, but may not be so easy for people beyond a certain demographic.


Shown above is the change in hairstyle of a very specific actor, of whom many legends abound. One, which I particularly like, it is said that in one of his roles, he was required to write a letter, and the situation demanded that it be in a very specific style that was as close to a certain periodic calligraphy as possible. Apparently, the director made him practise the style so much, that it changed his handwriting forever!

Years later, when I was still a cub reporter, I got the chance to meet him, and asked him how the incident had affected him. “It improved my handwriting,” he simply said.

Identify this actor.

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Thirteen answers, and all but two are correct. This is indeed Dadasaheb Phalke Award-winner thespian Soumitra Chatterjee.

To give you a better idea of the films, here’s the original image:


Monday, 5 May 2014

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Another post after another gap.


This is a super-easy one. Simply tell me what significance this photo has in the current Indian economy.

Hint: The significance began to gain currency only from about 1996. Since then, it has become a much bigger part of our lives.

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A Round Dozen people have replied, and all are correct! This is indeed the photo that has been used to develop the profile/photo of Mahatma Gandhi on our currency notes.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

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Since the previous one went unanswered, here’s a super-easy connect for a lot of you to crack.




Ravi Kuchimanchi


mir ranjan negi

Simply connect them to a single gentleman in the world of entertainment. And I believe I just turned this into a sitter among sitters.

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Rishabh had one clue, but because I haven’t changed the filenames, it was already apparent! No other responses here. The connect is Shah Rukh Khan, because he played the role of Ashoka in the eponymous film, and Mir Ranjan Negi and Ravi Kuchimanchi were the inspiration behind his characters in “Chak De India” and “Swades”, respectively.

Monday, 31 March 2014

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A slightly different connect.

1. Those lyrics and this legend….

Kishore Kumar

2. Marilise…

carl sagan

3. Judge him not by what he has done, but by what he is about to do.

Emraan Hashmi


resident evil 2

It’s really easy, actually. Especially if one is able to zero in on the easiest of clues.

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Looks like nobody attempted this one. The connect is “Mr X”.

1. Kishore Kumar starred in “Mr X in Bombay”, which featured the song “Mere Mehboob Qayamat Hogi”. Hence the reference to the lyrics.

2. Carl Sagan wrote on his experiments with marijuana under the pseudonym Mr X.

3. Imran Hashmi is starring in a film called “Mr X”, which will be released next year.

4. Need we even ask what the name of this character from the “Resident Evil” games franchise is?

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

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A connection, after a loooooooooong time.

1. Clearly, this is the Idea jingle. And that’s one talented kid! Just tell me from where the music has been “inspired”. Simply the film will do.

2. Simply tell me which iconic (but later lambasted) TV show this screen-grab from “South Park” pays a tribute to.


PS: That was probably a dead giveaway for the connect.

3. Identify this gentleman. PS: That’s about the best quality of a picture of this individual I could find.


Hint: Here’s Akshaye Khanna depicting him on screen.

akshaye khanna

And now, connect the answers!

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Four answers, and only half of them correct. Let’s solve this one at a time.

  1. That’s the idea jingle, lifted from a song in the film Pallavi Anupallavi, directed by Mani Ratnam.
  2. We have South Park “taking inspiration from” 24, the series.
  3. And the gentleman in the black and white image is Harilal Gandhi, on whose life the film Gandhi, My Father was based.

The connect is Anil Kapoor, whose film debut was Pallavi Anupallavi, who now stars as the Indian version of Jack Bauer in the Hindi adaptation of 24, and who turned producer with Gandhi My Father.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

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Should be a sitter.


The image above contains the text of a letter that is now a part of the Railway archives, and is often displayed at museums. If you can get past the language—transliterations and all—tell me what the significance of this letter is. As in, what change did it bring about in India’s Railway system?

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Just one short of a SCORE when it comes to answers, and all of them correct, more or less. This letter led to the introduction of toilets in bogies, coaches or compartments in of Indian Railways, then under British control.