Thursday, June 20, 2013

JUN_Q-4>> "Up in the Air....-TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA"

The aircraft shown has a livery consisting of a 'dotted B' logo on the tail.Initially the livery consisted of 13 dots,to which another dot was added later by the airline to make it a fourteen dot stylized logo after superstitious passengers complained about the thirteen dots bringing bad luck....Which Airline's logo?

Sunday, June 16, 2013

JUN_Q-3>> 'KATIBS'--The Calligraphers...

____X_____ is one of the oldest Urdu-language daily newspaper published from Chennai in India, and is probably the only one in the world that is still being handwritten.It is an evening paper with four pages, all of which are handwritten by calligraphers, before being mass-produced with a printing press.Give X.

JUN_Q-2>>"Miracle on the Han River"

Erstwhile logo of which South Korean 'chaebol' ?

Friday, June 14, 2013


_____X_____ is a sport utility vehicle (SUV) manufactured by _____Y____.It is named after scientific name of a species of cat (shown in pic) which is native to the Patagonia plateau region of Argentina.Give me X & Y.

Saturday, November 3, 2012


Quizmaster:Derek O' Brien
Runners up:INFOSYS

Prelims was conducted by FATIMAH and then DEREK took over for the on-stage rounds.


1] Which architect said “Chairs are architecture, Sofas are bourgeois.

2] Which abbreviation of the 1920s is probably influenced by the proprietary name ‘FRIGIDAIRE’?

3] In 1900s Louis Cartier popularised the use of ________in jewellery.(options-Diamond, Pearls or Platinum)

4] Paul Di Resta, Nico Hulkenberg and Jules Bianchi are drivers for which Formula 1 team?

5] What is the minimum amount that one can send through Instant Money Order on India Post?(options-100,500,1000)

6] Which Bollywood film directed by Bimal Roy in 1953, is the story of an impoverished farmer who becomes a rickshaw puller?

7] Last year, the world’s oldest marathon runner featured in publicity campaign for which of these (UNICEF,DUREX,PETA)

8] In 2011, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation launched the daily. It is the first________newspaper.(options-Internet,Tabloid,Ipad)

9] In the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist, what is the profession of the character called the Artful Dodger. (Options-Pimp,Plumber,Pickpocket)

10] You have to pay to go up the Eiffel Tower::Serious or Joking?

11] Complete this phrase:: Be penny-wise and ______foolish.

12] All the winners of Nobel Prize for Economics have won the award in their lifetime.-  (True or False)

13] In 1917, the US Rubber company almost marketed their footwear creation calling it PEDS. They finally used another 4 letter name for it. What name?

14] Who headed the Salt Lake organizing committee for the Olympic & Paralympics winter games of 2002? (Options-Mitt Romney, Michael Bloomberg or Bill Gates)

15] What is trademarked as a type of plasticized cardboard carton for milk and other drinks?

16] Who worked in the Daily Bugle? (Options-Superman,Batman or Spiderman)

17] The Pakistani version of which board game is called Crorepati Baopaar?

18] Which is the most popular flavour of Ice-cream? (Options- Chocolate,Strawberry,Vanilla)

19] Which company traded its first shares in 2011 using the NYSE symbol ‘LNKD’?

20] In their effort to stop tea from being declared the national drink, what did bar owners in Ludhiana abundantly serve to their customers?

21] Id the advertiser

22] Logo of which airlines?

23] Name the gentleman in the pic.

24] Id. the speaker from the audio.

25] Id the movie from the song.

Questions 26 to 30 IDEA Zone

26] Only 19 countries, representing 6% of world’s population, have comprehensive national bans on__________ advertising.

27] Who presented the first interim budget of Independent India?

28] According to Philip Kotler, the science and art of exploring, creating and delivering value to satisfy the needs of a target market at a profit is known as____________

29] The name of which mild pain killer comes from acetylated salicylic acid?

30] In 1882, a company started by which inventor provided the first commercial electric light system in lower Manhattan.

Six teams made it to the stage rounds--(21 being the cut off)
Team 1-Airtel
Team 2-Infosys
Team 3-Pioneers and Partners
Team 4-Samsung
Team 5-Infosys
Team 6-Winshuttle

1] Le Corbusier
2] Fridge
3] Platinum
4]Sahara Force India
5] 1000
6] Do Bhiga Zameen
8] iPad
9] Pickpocket
10] Serious
11] Pound
12] True
13] Keds
14] Mitt Romney
15] Tetra pack
16] Spiderman
17] Monopoly
18] Vanilla
20] Lassi or buttermilk
21] 7up
22] Lufthansa
23] Vijaypat Singhania
24] Azim premji
25] Aiyaa
26] Tobacco
27] R.K.  Shanmukham Chetty
28] Marketing
29] Aspirin
30] Thomas Alva Edison

CHANDIGARH (BRAND EQUITY) 2012 Winners-SAMSUNG (Manu Kaushik and Nitin Gupta)
CHANDIGARH (BRAND EQUITY) 2012 Runners up-INFOSYS (Jasmeet Singh and Vibhor)

Please use the comments section for "BOUQUETS OR BRICKBATS"

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Runners up: Bharat Petroleum
Winners: Cavin Care

1] During this company’s early days in 1684, it received an impressive order of 357 mirrors for the Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles. Name the company as we now know it.

2] Which brand has roped in Gautam Gambhir, Vijender Singh, Sushil Kumar, Mary Kom and Saina Nehwal  as brand ambassadors?

3] Fill in the Blank.

4] Complete the tourism promotion ad line “AMAZING ................ ALWAYS AMAZES YOU.”

5] Vibha Rishi , who is currently is an executive director, Customer Strategy at Future group created which famous campaign for PepsiCo during 1996 Cricket World Cup when Coca Cola was the official sponsor.

6] Dinesh Kumar Mehrotra took over as the chairman of an Indian Financial Institution in June 2012.Which one? (Clue: He could be in the news for the next round of FDI discussions in India)

7] ID the Company from this ad.

8] The iMac was codenamed C1.What did C stand for?

9] In hotel business, what is RevPAR?

10] What is the Sanskrit word for SILVER which has also led to an English word? (Hint given :connected  to SHER SHAH SURI)

11] Id this  Ad Campaign.

12] Numismatics is the hobby of collecting what?

13] Which word was first published in 1960s by Frederic C Billingsley to describe the photographic elements of a television image?( The term is quite popular in the computer and digital era)

14] Expand GPRS.

15] In 1969 Neil Armstrong spoke the famous words,”one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind” from the moon on a ..................... transceiver. Which transceiver company?

16] Id the Brand from these characters.

17] Name the laptop (specific name) modelled after Japanese BENTO Tiffin boxes.

18] What does IBIBO stand for?

19] What modern term is used to describe a type of digital media consisting of an episodic series of audio files that can be either downloaded or streamed online through a computer or a hand held device?

20] Identify this business tycoon.

Cut off was 14.Final 6 teams were as follows
1.Cavin Care -Nishit and Abhilash
2.Pioneers & Partners- Syed Rahman & Samir 
3.SBI- Sachin Luthra & Karan
4.Infosys-Jasmeet & Vibhor
5.Bharat Petroleum-Nagendra & Nagesh
6. Zscaler- Lalit & Sandeep

Tata Crucible Corporate edition 2012  winners-
Chandigarh 2012 Champions- Cavin Care (Nishit and Abhilash)
Chandigarh 2012 runner up-Bharat Petroleum (Nagendra and Nagesh )

1] Saint Gobain
2] Emami Fast Relief
3] P.Chidambaram (sequence being that of Finance ministers of India)
4] Thailand
5] Nothing Official about it
6] LIC (Life Insurance Corporation Of India)
7] Sony Cyber shot
8] Consumer/Customer
9] Revenue per Available Room
10] Rupiya  (Historically, the first currency called "rupee" was introduced in the 16th century by Sher Shah Suri.   The term is from rÅ«pya-, a Sanskrit term for silver coin.]
11] Liril
12] Coin collecting
13] Pixel
14] General Packet Radio Service
15] Motorola
16] Amaron
17] ThinkPad
18] I Build I Bond
19] Podcasting
20] Aditya Mittal

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Winners-IIFT Delhi
Runners up-Dept.Of Commerce DU

Questions from Prelims::

1] The green and yellow Malaysian outfit known until now as team LOTUS will now be renamed as CATERHAM, while the_______ team will be cleared to use the LOTUS name. Which (automobile) company will use LOTUS as their team name in the world of formula one.

2] In the television series MAD MEN which businessman's fictionalized avatar was played by Chelcie Ross. The businessman name was called "Connie" by his friends (the word "connie" in some ways had an inference to his real name).Who is this great businessman known for starting a huge international hotel chain.

3] Identify the Pharma giant from the visual given::(Mark saldanha  & Glenn saldanha)
4] Which famous Indian company is planning to launch CHOTU WASH, a pocket friendly washing machine designed to ease  the back breaking chore of washing clothes by rural women.

5] This brand of Amrit Banaspati company is among the top 3 vanaspati brands in the country and ran a popular ad campaign "" KHAO ________ , RAHO MAGAN"

6] Which iconic American television talk show ended on 25th May 2011?

7] Logo of which famous Indian Public Sector development corporation?

8] Mohan Murjani, chairman of the MURJANI GROUP had partnered with a designer _________,in 1985 to launch the american designer's brand in the USA.The brand was launched in India in 2004 by Murjanis,who sub licensed apparel,footwear & handbags to AMB (Arvind Murjani  Brands).(The apparels especially the undergarment range of this iconic brand  has found many takers among Indian youth who of late has increasingly become brand conscious) ID the brand.

9] Which European company ,extremely well known till 1980s for their lighting solutions, supplied audio cassette tapes for India's first colour TV broadcast,1982 ASIAN GAMES and entered Indian market in a big way with their television & audio systems.

10] The VARALAKSHMI FOUNDATION is the CSR (corporate social responsibility) arm of which Indian company? This company has contributed in many ways to the changing face of the airports across India.

11] This business was founded by a family who were the traditional cooks to the Mughals. After the revolt of 1857,Mughal ruler Bahadur Shah Zafar II was dethroned & exiled. Out of employement the family fled to Farukhnagar in Ghaziabad and lived there under disguise.In 1911 when 'Delhi durbar' was held for the coronation of King George V ,the head of the family opened a 'dhaba' to cater to the guests who came from all over the world.Two years later the 'dhaba' inspired him to open a restaurant .How do we know this restaurant today.(....yummy)

12] Logo of whose tracking system in india known as "SIMRAN"

13] In 2011 , in an unusual move whom did NALCO appoint as its first brand ambassador.(Giri gave a hint here>>He is an artist from Odisha)

14] In the airline industry ,what is categorised  as JET A-1,JET AA,JET B,TS-1 among others?

15] Which beer brand gets its name from the archangel in christian & jewish mythology,who appears in the biblical book of DANIEL? Three options by PICKBRAIN 
(a) St.Peter's 
(b) San Miguel 
(c) Carlsberg ...........Delhi found this question to be a little tough with some "shareef" teams showing their complete ignorance to all the given Giri amusingly suggested them to go for AMUL as their answer.

16] ID this extremely famous soap brand which made a modification on the color white & created a name for itself.

17] A graduate from Government College Lahore,he began his career in military censors office (Bombay) in 1940s & then worked as a clerk in an accountancy firm with a salary of just Rs 80 before going on to become one of India's biggest bollywood star.Id this superstar whom the nation mourned not so long ago.....

18] Which handset maker launched unbreakable mobile handset A16  in association with MTV?

19] In 2005,this alumnus of IIT,Delhi was appointed as the U.N Secretary General Kofi Annan's special advisor on management reform.Who is this management 'guru'?

20] This lady from the BIRLA clan has brands named after her.It ranges from a popular tea brand to a textile brand.............._______TEA,_________TEXTILES.Fill the blank.

Delhi Champions 2012 -IIFT,Delhi {Aman Oberoi & Sriram Rajagopal}
Delhi Runners up 2012-MIB Dept. Of Commerce DU { Richa & Ankit}


1] Renault
2] Conrad Hilton
3] Glenmark
4] Godrej
5] Gagan
6] The Oprah Winfrey Show
7] NMDC (National Mineral Development Corporation)
8] Tommy Hilfiger
9] Philips
10] GMR group
11] Karim’s  in Delhi
12] Indian Railways
13] Sudarshan Pattnaik
14] Aviation turbine fuel
15] San Miguel
16] Ivory Soap
17] Dev Anand
18] Lava
19] Rajat Gupta
20] Jayashree Mohta Birla