Tuesday, March 31, 2009

66 Connect

Connect the three and figure out the identity of the missing person.
Ans -
Ron Howard, Peter Morgan and David Frost. The missing person is Richard Nixon. The connection is the movie 'Frost / Nixon'. Howard directed it, Morgan made the play on which it is based and wrote the screenplay.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

65. Tribute (to a nemesis?)

Identify the man being given a Guard of Honour.

Answer: Steve Bucknor, who retired from International cricket after the 4th ODI b/w England and West Indies (on 29th March). The pic is that of the 3rd Austalia-South Africa test match, his last test as umpire.

Cracked by Johnny Walker, Tanaya, Amoureux and Rahul Raghuraman.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

64. Hell and damnation

First circle: The virtuous who did not accept Christ.
Second circle: Those overcome by lust
Third circle: Gluttons
Fourth circle: Misers
Fifth circle: Wrathful or slothful people
Sixth circle: Heretics
Seventh circle: The violent
Eighth circle: Fraudsters
Ninth circle: Traitors

An easy one for my first post. :). Identify the book and the author.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

63. Filmy fundas

1. Give (obscure) funda with respect to bollywood.

2. Actor 1's real first name is X, but his first name in films is Y. In 1996, he acted as X in a film called X. In two of his earliest films, his character was named Y, including a film called Y. Actor 2’s real first name is Vishal, but his filmy first name is X. In his first film, his character was called X.

Identify X and Y

3. What comes next in the sequence?

Questions courtesy A.J. and Surbhi.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

62)An artistic coming together

The second pic splashed over the dude's work gives you what?

Quoting- Rithwik
Answer: Eugène Delacroix's painting Liberty Leading the People appared in the cover of Coldplay album Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends which was inspired by the painting of Frida Karlo of same name..
Connect-Coldplay album

Friday, March 13, 2009

61. A tribute to Maams :)


Answer: Connect is Stanford.
1. Hillary Clinton, did her B.A. in Stanford.
2. The place blocked out is Stanford itself.
3. Logo of Stanford 20/20 tournament.

Cracked by Tanaya and mahesh.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Question 60: Not one as great as Hitler

Which legendary actor's (widely-believed-to-be) first poster is this?

Monday, March 9, 2009

59)As the curtain falls.... :-(

Questions from India Quiz @ WAVES-09
1)Connect the three Images given above .

2)Followers of a certain Religion seek refuge in three things. The above two pictures depict them. 2nd pic is just an enlarged diagram of the first one. Identify the religion and the three things in which its followers find refuge.

(Can't believe that less than 24 hours ago, we were all celebrating and in the next 24 hrs, I got mid-sem vivas!SHIT!)

Answered by Malcaluffin and partly by Rahul Raghuraman

Answer- Connect for 1 is Mumbai terror attacks.
Poster for the movie Poseidon-Poseidon, the gods weapon is Trident
Karambir Kang,GM of Taj, who lost his family at the hotel during the incident
Leopold Cafe-first place to have been targetted

the religion is Budhism. Budha, Dharma and Sangha, the three things in which a budhist seeks refuge(remember the verses Budham sharanam gachami, Dharmam sharanam gachami, Sangham sharanam gachami)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

58. < insert tacky name >

Identify the car. Apologies for not coming up with a less boring question.

Answer: I was looking for Tata's Nano Europa. (i told you it was boring)

Correctly answered by ess.

Question 57:Whatsitznehm??

Gimme the name of this plane

Answered by Rahul Raghuraman and Debashish. This plane has been christened Ed Force One

There were a few takers for Astraeus , but Astraeus is the name of the Airline, which charters out aircrafts, whose services were used by Iron Maiden for their 'Somewhere back in time' tour.This craft, used by the band has the specific name 'Ed Force 1'. Astraeus is close, but not quite there.

Monday, March 2, 2009