Wednesday, December 31, 2014

OBQ 810: The best selling anti-malarial is here!

The company that invented the first carbonated soft drink is also the biggest consumer of quinine for one of its classic products, which was invented during the colonial times and is now making comeback in India, here is one of their old print ads...identify the brand.

Answer: Schweppes tonic water

Monday, December 29, 2014

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

OBQ 807: Hunger for more...

One of the few India born .com that has done really well by satiating hungers of millions of its users as well as its own hunger for more funding...which company/site/app?

Answer: Zomato

Saturday, December 20, 2014

OBQ 806: Save some, spend some.

Here is the brand that is used by 90% of the population from the country of its origin, the reason is simple, it helps you save some money! identify the company.

Answer: Aldi

Thursday, December 18, 2014

OBQ 805: Not so cheesy...

Connect to a company that revolutionized an entire industry.
Answer: Rupa publications...

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

OBQ 804: No, not again!!!

Or at-least not again so soon...tell me what problem I am talking about and how will it impact?

Answer: A Y2k like problem for all Unix based system in 2038.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

OBQ 803: Delhi ki jaan

Identify the logo of a foreign brand that makes Delhi proud!
Answer: Bombardier.

Friday, December 12, 2014

OBQ 802: Denying its own identity...

Here is a company that manufacture so many things (some in the images below), but is known for only one of its product that it is manufacturing for more than 60 years and has got a "bad reputation" the company wants to change its identity, give me company or brand name.

Answer: Kalashinkov

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

OBQ 801: A rare connection!

Connect these companies to a business personality.

Answer: Rakesh Jhunjhunwala and his multi bagger investments

Friday, December 5, 2014

OBQ 799: Just another store...

Or you may atleast get that as first impression, can you tell me what is so special about this store?
Answer: Starbuck's secret shop in Seattle

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

OBQ 798: Architecture friendly business...

Tell me how these two architectural wonders have historical connection?

Answer: These two landmarks (among many others) were originally designed as a prime attraction when World fair was organized in respective cities (Seattle and Paris)

Sunday, November 30, 2014

OBQ 797: War is in the air...

Fresh from the press...identify the logo of one of the newest company in India.

Answer: Tata Vistara

Thursday, November 27, 2014

OBQ 796: The mighty merchandiser...

His first name may remind you of a cartoon character, but in retailing business he is a name to be reckoned with. Who is he? and which business group is owned by him?

Answer: Micky Jagtiani of Landmark group

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

OBQ 795: Carrot and stick (as we know it)

This was in 19th century and it was one of the marketing trend that has still not ceased to exist, what is this an early example of?
Answer: One of the first instances of "couponing" by company

Sunday, November 23, 2014

OBQ 794: Travelling places!

From defending its turf to attacking other companies bulwarks this company has done it all in its last 20 years fight for the top, tell me which company?
Answer: VIP Bags, first image is of Ms.Piramal the current CEO, Carlton is a bag brand from VIP group and Caprese their hand bag brand has Alia Bhatt as their brand ambassador

Friday, November 21, 2014

OBQ 793: Are you Cuban? No, actually I am from Nepal!

Identify the image breaking brand from its logo...

Answer: Gurkha brands of Cigar, one of the most expensive Cigars in the world

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

OBQ 792: The original geek.

Connect to a business personality who has got a little less fame than what is due...

Answer: Paul Allen

Monday, November 17, 2014

OBQ 791: The visionary and the fighter...

Identify the iconic business man from an iconic business group, which honored him by naming one of its product by his name...

Answer: Sumant Moolgaonkar of TATA Motors (TELCO) after whom Tata Sumo is named.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

OBQ is on vacation!!!

I will be back in couple of can always try to crack old quizzes till then!!!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

OBQ 790: The princely empire that survived!

All the princely empires were wound up when India got independence, but then there was this empire that still breathes and thrives after more than 100 years of its establishment, connect these two images to one of the powerhouses of Indian industry...

Answer: Bank of Baroda

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

OBQ 789: Horse racing with Ebola

Connect these two images with a company/business family.

Answer: Serum Institute of India

Thursday, October 23, 2014

OBQ 788: Time to get your philosophical hat on...

And time to get your tech geek hat on as well! The images below connect to something that derived its name from an ancient philosophy but deals into modern technology...What is the connect? give me name of the company.

Answer: Mazda motors, now go figure how!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

OBQ 787:Recluse Irish businessman...

"Recluse Irish businessman..." might not be the best way to describe this gentleman, but its technically correct. He holds more sway on Indian business than most other more famous leaders, who is he?

Answer: Shapoorji Paloonji mistry, the biggest stake owner in Tata sons and father of Cyrus Mistry

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

OBQ 785: Desi + Vedisi Mix

The Indian company is making splashes with great collaborations with powerhouses within and outside India...which company is this?

Answer: Network 18

Monday, October 13, 2014

OBQ 784: Let there be light...

This institution started centuries ago is still the flag bearer in spreading knowledge across the world, identify the logo....
Answer: Oxford university press

Friday, October 10, 2014

OBQ 783: A truly diverse product portfolio.

Here is just a sample of products that this company has manufactured in its 100+ years of history, some of them look really odd, tell me which company has over the period of time invented and or produced these seemingly unrelated products.

Answer: IBM!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

OBQ 782: Jamie Oliver wont approve!

Here are mascots of a brand that were abandoned long time ago, however the brand is still going strong though it is increasingly facing threats from new breed of food activists...

Which brand it is?

Answer: Frito Lays

Monday, October 6, 2014

OBQ 781: Back from the real world

This is one of the greatest "brands" that India has generated in its looooooooooong history, and after being buried for many years its making a come back, this is the logo of it, which brand is being referred here?

Answer: The logo of re-established Nalanda University

Saturday, October 4, 2014

OBQ 780: 130 years old, and still you are so young!

The company that is part of the Indian folklore and Indian way of life, connect all the pieces and tell me which company is this?

Answer: Dabur

Thursday, October 2, 2014

OBQ 779: Under the star spangled facade!

Its as much a fashion as patriotism for many of the companies from USA to have star in their logos or brand identities...however this company has a different reason for having a star in its logo, it was because the founder had a star tattooed over his body...and it was his favorite...tell me the name of company and founder.

Answer: Macy's

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

OBQ 778: The 'home" turf

Simply from this picture tell me who is playing at their home turf...and more importantly what is the "home turf" in question?

Answer: Madison Square Garden

Friday, September 26, 2014

OBQ 777: The salty matter...

Identify the Asian food giant from its logo, the companies name is synonymous with a "Chemical group" and a "Culinary group"...
Answer: Aji no moto

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

OBQ 776: More than the obvious...

OK, so obviously the question here is what connects them? ...but well dont say that the connect is that they are all great sportsmen! That's to obvious...think what sort of "Business connect" they have...
Answer: All of them are brand ambassadors for Gilette

Monday, September 22, 2014

OBQ 775: This means "You can eat"

There is food police of all sorts in the world, and here is one of the symbol that signifies that your food product meets certain criteria of processing and manufacturing so that people from certain beliefs can eat it...what does this symbol mean? (Clarification: This is not the only symbol used for this purpose!).

Answer: Symbol for Kosher food

Saturday, September 20, 2014

OBQ 774: Not far east...its Asian

Connect these images to something that is in news recently...
Answer: Asian games

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

OBQ 773: The unsung hero...

May be I am too late to put him on this blog, but given the hype around the .com entrepreneurs these days it would almost be a blasphemy if I don't ask you who this trailblazing entrepreneur is, so tell me!

Answer: Deep Kalra

Saturday, September 13, 2014

OBQ 772: From war mantra to business mantra

Meet these lovely couple from Britain...they run a book store for living but some years ago they got an inspiration to revive an old adage from British its a rage in business world...tell me what did they revive and who are they?
Answer: Keep calm and Carry on!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014

OBQ 770: From me too to me only...

This company is said to be blatantly copying some of the products from its western peers...but when it comes to pricing and distribution...its quite innovative, tell me the name of emerging Asian giants.
Answer: Xiaomi

Thursday, September 4, 2014

OBQ 769: Talking of business....

Tell me what does this symbol stand for? its gaining currency lately!!!
Answer: Bitcoin

Monday, September 1, 2014

OBQ 768: A heady mix...

Identify some iconic (and some not so much) people and brand and connect them to a global behemoth.
Answer: Diageo

Saturday, August 30, 2014

OBQ 767: Light, sound....location!!!

Connect these three logos to a venue and tell me how they are connected?
Answer: Kodak theatre

Monday, August 25, 2014

OBQ 766: The cloud surfer...

Identify the logo of a company from the new era of tech companies.

Answer: VMWare

Saturday, August 23, 2014

OBQ 765: It's showtime baby!!!

You may thing they are rather unrelated pictures, but they have a very distinct connection and a rather glamorous one, connect one of the famous TV shows to one boring looking electric equipment!

Answer: Emmy awards, named after Image Orthicon Tube...and Saturday Night Live is the show to win the most number of Emmys

Thursday, August 21, 2014

OBQ 764: The giant slayer is back!

He is the quintessential Gujarati business man, low on style high on substance, after making a big company with big brand from scratch and selling it...he is back in business and in last four years he has created another great company from scratch that is giving big boys run for their money! Identify the gentleman~

Answer: Darshan Patel of Vini cosmetics, the company that manufactures Fogg brand of deodarant that is currently market leader.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

OBQ 762:The Indo-Japanese messenger...

Two great companies from two great countries have come together to take on one big market...which one? Their baby is making waves these days...
Answer: Hike messenger developed by Bharti Softbank