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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!


SenthilSpeak said...

1. When the ball, on the way to the stumps, does not touch either the bat or pad of the batsman.
2. Dhanraj Pillai
3. Korfball (I remember the team composition was mixed and the game was boring)
4. No clue
5. Kodak
6. No Clue
7. No Clue
8. No Clue
10. Krta or Satya Yuga

ET! said...

1)batsman makes no contact with the ball???
2)Dhanraj pillai
3)german/french basketball
4)madurai??(the king must be a pandyan)
10)krutha yuga

Ashmur said...


1. Yeah, both of you got it right. The ball upon release, hits the stump without making any contact with the batsman or his equipments.

2. Dhanraj Pillay it is.

3. Spot on Senthil sir. It is Korfball.

4. Thought this would be easy. It is Srirangam and the king is a Chola king.

5. Right again Senthil sir. It is Kodak. Silver is one of the main raw materials for making film rolls.

6. I knew this would be a toughie. Had i given it as connect "Asterix and Cleopatra" and "Sholay", it could've been easier. The connect here is the "Greatest Story" claims. Sholay in its DVD, CD and Casette version came with the caption "Greatest Story Ever Told". Asterix and Cleopatra came with the caption "Greatest Story Ever Drawn".

7. Thought this would be easy.
X - Kareena Kapoor
Y - Shah Rukh Khan
Z - Dilwale Dulhaniya le Jayenge

8. T. V. Sundaram Iyengar. The founding father of TVS group of companies.

9. It is BPCL. Good work Senthil sir.

10. Satya Yuga

Thank u all. Hope u liked the questions. Cheers.