Tuesday, 11 February 2014

QR–Cure–Quizzing Realms–438

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!

Happy quizzing, and have a nice life, folks!


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

QR–Cure–Quizzing Realms–437

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?

Happy quizzing, and have a nice life, folks!


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.