Thursday, July 20, 2017

OBQ 996: Cashing in on the style icon

He is one of the very few global icon of style to emerge from India (accidentally though!) and behind the style craze that followed is an uncanny mind of some Gujjus!

Identify the brand that has given the sheen to the style icon and in return is racking in money big times!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

OBQ 995: Shop, Fly, Shop, Repeat!

Even if you have done a little bit of flying you must have come across this brand.

Identify the logo of this true global brand.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

OBQ 994: Blessing in disguise.

(Read carefully....and its relatively long read for a question!)

Somewhere in the 90s Napa valley the wine county of USA was attacked by a little pest called phylloxera which reduced all grapevines to grass. Add randomly growing wildflowers and it transformed the hills into lush green flowing meadows.

Around the same time a National Geographic photographer (pictured here) was passing by the hills and he was so attracted that he clicked few pictures.

One of those picture has become the most viewed picture in the history of humanity!

What picture am I talking about? I bet everyone of you have seen it thousands of time!

Answer: It is indeed the Windows XP wallpaper which is called Bliss!

Friday, July 14, 2017

OBQ 993: The bad boy of Capitalism.

Some think that western style capitalism is a cure all recipe for all of the world.

Well, you need to look no further than this lad who is business of curing but has given a bad name to all those Capitalist.

Who is he and which firm did he start?

Answer: Martin Shkrelli of Turing pharma

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

OBQ 992: Your world, their view.

It might not be a very well known name to a common man, but this company is shaping the way we see this world with its super innovative products for over 150 years.

Connect these images to a company/brand.

Answer: Zeiss lenses, the company used to be known as Carl Zeiss Jena

Monday, July 10, 2017

OBQ 991: The Hindi Chini Dhandho!!!

On one hand you have border scuffles and on other China is making big bets on India. Here is one such bet.

Identify the logos of the companies below to connect with a Chinese giant that has recently decided to invest in India.

Shanghai Auto Inc which is buying the liquidated General motors plant in Gujarat.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

OBQ 990: When slimy is sexy!

Identify the product specific to a region which allows it to command crazy pricing, though some people might find it disgusting on multiple levels.

Answer: The Beluga Caviar extracted from fishes from Caspian Sea.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

OBQ 989: Soothing souls, quite literally.

The drink has been loved on both side of Indo-Pak border and is quite literally soothing souls in both countries.

And they know how to market their heritage through classy ads!

Identify the brand that could have been United India's answer to all the fizzy drink of the world.

Answer: Hamdard's Rooh Afza

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

OBQ 988: Bismarck 2.0?

Lots of German questions lately? Maybe that's a theme ;-)

He is considered one of the architect of Modern Germany and also unified and stronger Europe (well mostly, Brexit...ahem ahem ;-)).

Who is he?

Answer: Helmat Kohl

Sunday, July 2, 2017

OBQ 987: Not your average Mittelstand!

Germans have a word for middle sized businesses that achieve greatness normally reserved for giant corporations, they call it "Mittelstand".

Well there is very little about this company that is Mittelstandy (if that was a word!) but one thing is for sure this ever expanding global giant is a GREAT company that lives up to the German standards.

Identify from logo.

Answer: Bosch