Friday, September 30, 2011

OBQ 297: Now available in India...

Identify one of the greatest cult brand of all times...
Answer: Harley Davidson: V Rod Engine, The founders, the logo and the rapid city area one of the favorite spot for HOG fans!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011

OBQ 294: The hunt,the argument,the Irish connection

Identify the publication/company/brand...whatever!!!!

Clue1:He went on a hunting game and had an argument with his friend on which was the fasted game bird in England, inspired by this confusion...

Clue 2:He started (this now) iconic phenomena as a compilation of interesting facts that were distributed to pub owners to popularize an Irish drink.

Clue 3: It is now the all time best selling copy righted book series...
Answer: Its the Guinness Book of World Records

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Review Tata Crucible 2011: Ahmedabad Corporate Round

Tata Crucible 2011: Ahmedabad Corporate Round

Fairly low turnout (in comparison of campus quiz) about 50 odd teams with regulars like Triton and Thermax visiting.

My bad luck was not able to participate due to lack of partner!

The regulars from Triton made a good lead in first two rounds which ensured there victory regardless of some good catch-up by other teams


Winners: Triton Group: The veterans Mahesh Manjawala & Mayur Rana (Score:40)

First Runner up: Thermax group (Score: 30)

Second Runner up: Soubhagya and Anirban from R&B (Score: 25)

Following are the questions with answers from Prelims and finals

1.  Which is the most visited paid monument in the world? Answer: Eifel tower   

2.    There were originally 4 old “Zaibatsu” in Japan three of them are Mitsui,Yasuda and Mitsubishi which was the fourth one? Answer: Sumitomo (options were given) 

3.    Now glossy most sought after weekly magazine was first published in Lahore in year 1882 by Arorbans press which magazine? Answer: Mayapuri (options were given) 

4.    Who is she:
Answer: Dr, Amrita Patel of GCMMF

5.     Which city’s name appeared in Citibank’s name when it was founded in 1812? Answer: Newyork

6.    “The extra half an inch: Hair, heels and everything in between” is the book written by which global celebrity? Answer: Victoria Beckham

7.    How do we better know this company which started its life in 1976 by name of Multitech (Hint: Dell’s model in asia) Answer: Acer

8.    Why only 241 pens were manufactured by Mont Blanc for its special Gandhi series? Answer: Distance between Ahmedabad and Dandi in miles (the famous dandi march)

9.    Based on current values of real estate in Atlantic city who is on #9 of Forbes richest fictional character list? Answer: Mr. Monopoly  

10. Kuensel was the only newspaper of which country till year 2006? Answer: Bhutan (hint given the country emphasizes more on happiness)

11. The controversial breast milk ice cream was named after which celebrity what was the name? Answer: Baby gaga

12. This book is based on which historical character? 
Answer: Chanakya (book corporate chanakya)
13. According to widely accepted theory what does “Bench” mean in Italian? Answer: Bank

14. Who funded C V Raman for his nobel winning research? Answer: G D Birla

15. Who founded HDFC? Answer:Hasmukh Parekh

16.   Who is this management writer
Answer: Ken Blanchard

17. Whose punch line is “ The good looking Rascals rules”? Answer: John Miller

18. “The softest pillow is a clear conscience” who said it? Answer: N R Narayanmurthy

19. Who said in 1969 “Major banks should not only be socially controlled but also publicly owned” Answer: Indira Gandhi

20. Which phone company she leads?

Answer: HTC

Finals (non visual/connect rounds)

Round 1:

·         What is donkey flight?

Unskilled labor immirgrating in a single flight to avoid scrutiny
     Which was the brand by Hindustan Photo Film

   Started by Geet Sethi and Prakash Padukone now it’s a web phenomena supporting indian sport talent
The Olympic Gold Quest
    What was Care Institute of Medical Sciences first to do in India?

First green hospital
     This year is 40th anniversary related to which internet related technology?

FTP (file transfer protocol)
    What is the common name of accessory “ Chain connected decorative gold studs”?


Round 3
       TCS is now biggest employer in which European country? Answer: UK
 .    What is Tata Motor bus’s name which is going to compete against Volvo and Mercedes ? Answer: TIVO
    What is the name of rngtone sharing services of TATA DOCOMO? Answer: Sing share
     Which was declared as the most luxurious car in the world? Answer : Jaguar

OBQ 292: Twin brother of ...Axis bank's logo

It looks like its copied but its not...identify the new brand identity of a company which helps banks.
Answer: It's the new logo of Verisign, the company that verifies online transactions ;-)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

OBQ 291: The passion of few timepass for many!

Just connect this images to something...
Answer:All of them had been investor/interested in Cricinfo!

Friday, September 16, 2011

OBQ 290...We're so hooked to it!

This broadcasting phenomena started in Brazil with little success, though after going first on air some three years back in Pakistan it became an instant hit...Inspired by its success in Pakistan the Corporate sponsor and broadcasting network decided to replicate it in India, and rest is history!

Answer: Coke studio is the answer

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

OBQ 289: Smile please...Bodhisattva!

Identify the company...

Clue 1: The name of this Japanese company comes from one of the Bodhisattva.
Clue 2: The company has become a global giant by competing with the likes of Sony and Xerox.
Clue 3: She is the faces of the company.

Answer:  Canon is right, earlier named as Kwanon

Monday, September 12, 2011

OBQ 0288:The disruptive leader...

He celebrated his 75th birthday few days back...lead one of the greatest organization...wrote one of the most relevant strategic leadership book of our time who is he?
Answer: Andy Groove he is, the person who with his radical decisions transformed Intel into a virtual monopoly, the paranoid who definitely survived and thrived!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

OBQ 286...The Only fashion brand from India?

Yeah there are many but identify the logo of this brand which is the most famous among all of them

Answer: Hidesign

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

OBQ 285...The tiny daddy of modern day printers

The two word term was named so because of the noise that it generates while working, though the original machines are obsolete the term is still used to describe there new avatars....

What am I talking about?

Answer: Its tickertape!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

OBQ 284...Connect the dots ...Quite literally!

And don't give me a boring one word answer, I want you to put all the pieces together!
Answer: Toy story, Rashmi Bansal (Titles of her books inspired by steve job's speech), John Sculley who was part responsible for Steve's ouster from Apple, Lisa Jobs Steve's daughter now columnist at Vogue.

Friday, September 2, 2011

OBQ 283...From chicago...but not a deep dish pizza!

Clue 1: Founded almost 120 years ago the company originally manufactured Soap and Baking powder.
Clue 2: Acquired by Mars Inc most of its brands are still known by its founder's last name.
Clue 3: The company's head quarter in Chicago, was the first office building in the world to have air conditioning.

Answer: Yes it is Wrigley! Andrew your name was on my mind when I set this question, great crack!