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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Today's ten

  • A sitter. In Cricket, when do you say that a batsman is ‘clean’ bowled?
  • X was born on 16th July, 1968, at Khadki in Maharashtra. X currently lives in Powai. X took to his field after watching Mohammad Shahid, a legend in his field. X joined his brother Ramesh in the mid eighties and played in the Mumbai League. He then moved over to Mahindra & Mahindra. He then made his presence felt globally in his field and began to shine in the National and International arenas. His crowning moment came in 1998 and 2003. He was bestowed with the highest honour in his field in 2000. Today X is considered a legend in his field. His biography is titled “Forgive me Amma”. Identify X. (Once you identify the field, the whole question becomes a sitter).
  • Identify the sport being played.
  • X is a very significant place in Modern India. There is a significant mention of X through a story in Indian Mythology. Also X has a prominent place in Medieval Indian History. Legend has it that during 10th century AD, a king in pursuit of a parrot during hunting stumbled upon the figure mentioned in Indian Mythology and he built a city around that figure. Hence X came into existence. X had withstood many conquests from Muslim invaders during the 12th and 13th centuries. Identify X. (Hint: Our National animal was featured in that King’s flag)
  • Which company/organization is the largest consumer of silver in the world? (Courtesy: Saarang Business Quiz)
  • Connect Asterix and Sholay.
  • X is probably the biggest fan of Y. Though X comes from a family of filmstars, X had stated in an interview that it was the idea of acting with Y that made him/her enter films. X never accepts money for acting in a film with Y but instead gifts the director for giving him/her a chance to act with Y. X has seen Y’s film Z more than 150 times. Identify X, Y and Z.
  • Identify this Gentleman.

  • Which Indian brand’s retail chain is called “In & Out”?
  • The four Yugas according to Hindu Mythology (until now) are X Yuga, Treta Yuga, Dvapara Yuga and Kali Yuga. What is X?
Ashwin Murali's mix of sports, mythology and mostly India. Haffun cracking these!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Is there a doctor in the house?

This week saw a medical informal quiz being hosted by Dr.Venkatesh Babu. I heard it was rather fun, with a lot of extra info provided by the Doc. Nataraj, aka nutty, also "graced" the occasion with his presence. :P


Answers for the previous quiz

1. They almost got the connect right. They were all double internationals. Apart from MJ Gopalan, the other two men are Rudi van Vuren (who played Rugby and Cricket for Namibia) and Asif Karim (who played Tennis and Cricket for Kenya).
2. Montenegro
3. Andy Roddick and Younes El Ayanoui are the two men in the photographs. They played the longest ever fifth setter in a Grand Slam. This was in the semifinal of the 2003 Australian Open. Roddick won the match 4–6, 7–6, 4–6, 6–4, 21–19.
4. Allah, America and the Army.
5. The answer I had in mind was BNP Paribas.
6. Qaid-e-Azam
7. 6 fours in an over in a test match.
8. They were all Jews
9. Protagonists of Sidney Sheldon novels. (perhaps Jude Stevens was an exception)
10. Their deaths were captured on camera
11. Heads of countries with rupee as currency
12. SJ Suryaah, Vaali, Kushi, New, Anbe Aaruyire
13. Aston Villa
14. Edelweiss
15. Maratha Warriors.