Thursday, October 23, 2008

Question Of The Day: 23rd October, 2008

Sorry for the 4 months break. Please connect. Somewhat topical.

And the correct answer is:

"Saare jahaan se achcha Hindustan Hamaara"

Pictures (in clockwise order from top left)

1) Poet Iqbal (wrote the poem)
2) Rakesh Sharma. 1st Indian in space
3) Indira Gandhi with Mahatma Gandhi

When Indira Gandhi asked Rakesh Sharma as to how India looked from outer space, he replied - ""Saare jahaan se achcha Hindustan Hamaara"

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Question Of The Day: 26th June, 2008

After yesterday's Question Of The Series, time for a breather! Perhaps the oldest connect question doing the rounds in Indian quizzing circuits. Go get it:)

And the correct answer is:

They all had sons named Rahul.

And they are (from top left in clockwise order): Rajiv Gandhi, Gautam Buddha & Sachin Dev Burman.

Special Mention

Hello Everyone,

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the following who cracked the 'Question Of The Series'.

Ravi Ramakanth

One and Only

Suvajit Chakraborty

Hats off to you three, absolutely mind blowing work there:)

Quizzically Yours,

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Question Of The Day: 25th June, 2008

I am calling it the question of the series. Anybody able to find the connection gets a blog post dedicated to him/her. Connect.

And the correct answer is:

The Pope

These were the original first names of the last 4 Popes.

Clockwise from top left: Don Giovanni screen adaptation - full name of Pope Paul VI was Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini, Albino Tiger - Pope John Paul I was born Albino Luciani, Karol Bagh - John Paul II was born Karol Józef Wojtyła and Image of Joseph and Christ - current Pope Benedict XVI was born Joseph Alois Ratzinger. And 2005 was the hint as that was the year in which Pope Benedict XVI became the latest Pope.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Question Of The Day: 24th June, 2008

Am stretching the limits of random connects. But I like it:) Connect.

And the correct answer is:


Clockwise from top left: Capsicum (called Shimla Mirch in Hindi), poster of the movie 'Love In Shimla' and Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (Pakistani Prime Minister to sign the Shimla Pact in 1971)

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Question Of The Day: 22nd June, 2008


And the correct answer is:


Clockwise from top left: Prince Philip, who is the Duke Of Edinburg, which is the capital of Scotland. Thistle, national flower of Scotland. And Idi Amin on whose life the movie 'Last King Of Scotland' was based.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Question Of The Day: 18th June, 2008

Amongst the most random questions put up on this blog till date. Please connect the following, and please remember it's quite random and very arbitrary, just how we like these questions to be:)


And the correct answer is:

Smriti Irani (Tulsi)

Clockwise from top left: Gautami Kapoor (replaced Smriti as Tulsi in Kyunki Saas..), L. Balaji (reference to Balaji Telefilsm, producers of Kyunki) and Kapil Sibal (defeated Smriti in the 2004 General Elections)

Monday, June 16, 2008

Question Of The Day: 16th June, 2008

What connects the following?

And the correct answer is:

Mahatama Gandhi

All three of them have played the role of Mahatma Gandhi in movies.
Clockwise from top left: Darshan Jariwala (Gandhi, My Father), Dileep Prabhavalkar (Lage Raho Munnabhai) and Annu Kapoor (Sardar)

Friday, June 13, 2008

Question Of The Day: 13th June, 2008

Very straightforward. Who should come in place of the question mark?

And the correct answer is:

Didier Deschamps

They are the last 4 captains to have lifted the Euro.
Lars Olsen (Denmark, 1992), Jurgen Klinsmann (Germany, 1996) Then Didier Deschamps in place of ? (France, 2000) and finally Theodore Zagorakis (Greece, 2004)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Question Of The Day: 11th June, 2008

QOTD is back, and this time for real...well almost! To set the expectations straight from the beginning, let us call this something like QOTD - Light!

The reason which took me close to 2 years to upload this question is lack of time. Not that I didn't have time for a single question for 2 years, but the amount of time and commitment required to carry on the daily show with collecting and tabulating answers was not feasible. And I apologise to each and every one of you, who wrote to me almost every month for the last 2 years to revive Inquizzitive QOTD. I hope this new version does some justice to the love you showed for the blog:)

Main points for QOTD - Light!

1) There will be no fixed time for questions. In fact, more often than not questions will not be uploaded daily.

2) Perhaps what is about to be the most unpopular point, this season will not have any scoring attached with it. I am sorry, but I really will not be able to do justice to a scoring format which we had got used to. So, please do not send your answers to me, I won't be able to respond or tabulate scores.

3) I had the option of not doing anything at all (which I did for the last 21 months) or doing whatever little is possible, I am choosing the latter option starting today:)

4) IMPORTANT: I will upload questions at anytime. And I will also provide the answer to the previous question at the same time. In case you want this emailed to you, please join any or all of the following Quiz e-groups, which will carry my mails as soon as the new questions are published:

Internal Googlers, you will continue to be notified of any updates through the internal quizzing mailing list.

5) I once again take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you who wrote to me over the last many months, saying how much you liked the blog and how much you missed the QOTD series. It was very humbling indeed. I know this won't do full justice to all that love and appreciation, but let's hope it manages something at least.

With that I declare QOTD - Light! open.

I have no clue about the standards of the day, so starting with something I think continues from where we left in September 2006. Your feedback will be most helpful.
Simple. Connect.

And the correct Answer is:


These were the names of some of the worst hurricanes/cyclones to have hit the earth.
Hurricane Katrina (picture of Katrina Kaif), Cyclone Larry (picture of Larry Page) and Hurricane Nargis (picture of Nargis flower and Nargis Kofta Curry)