Thursday, January 28, 2016

OBQ 948: He saw it coming.

Back in 1999 he coined a term working at his job, this term defined how things will interact in future.
And now future is here.
Who is he and more importantly, what term did he coin?

Answer: Kevin Ashton the person who coined the term Internet of things.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

OBQ 947: The muse and the man.

She was originally just a muse of a wealthy baron, but as the destiny would have it this muse  became the inspiration for one of the most famous brand identities of all time.

Who is she and which brand identity was derived from her?

Answer: She is Eleanor Thornton the lady after whom the Rolls Royce logo of Spirit of Ecstasy is modeled.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

OBQ 946: The brain pampering app.

Time for an easy one.

Identify the logo of a web based service.

Answer: Sound cloud

Friday, January 22, 2016

OBQ 945: Music to your ears...

Connect these three images to a publication that is making news itself.

Answer: It is the Rolling Stones magazine, Sean Penn interviewed El Chapo (third image) for it, first image is of the founder and second is of the band itself.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

OBQ 944: A kid more famous than parents.

Here is a brand more famous than the company that it belongs to, it is so big that it has almost synonymous to the product category itself.

Name the brand.

Answer: Fevicol, the brand from the Pidilite stable

Monday, January 18, 2016

OBQ 943: Who is the boss?

This company has historically given some great products to Indian automobile market but has lately languished because of having too many partnerships and collaborations and poor positioning of its product.

Connect these three images to a company.
Answer: Force motors

Saturday, January 16, 2016

OBQ 942: The power of common people.

Started as need of the hour this initiative or operation has now established itself as the best sustainable development model anywhere in the world.
Give me specific name of the initiative/operation that was started in the independent India.

Answer: Gujarat Cooperative Milk manufacturing  Federation (GCMMF), the institution that owns Amul

Thursday, January 14, 2016

OBQ 941: The crown jewel

Here is a company that was born out of the ultimate power play between the west and east in 20th century.

Touted as one of the most valuable company in the world it has lately lost some sheen...

Name the company.
Answer: Suadi Aramco

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

OBQ 940: Mountain as a mascot.

Mountains have inspired many things, including very many brand logos, here is one such mountain.

Which brand derives its logo from this mountain and where is it?

Answer: The mountain that is present in the Yosemite National park is behind the logo of Northface

Sunday, January 10, 2016

OBQ 939: End of time.

Once the pride of many Indians and now more of a burden to the exchequer, this company has literally seen better times.

Identify the brand/manufacturer from the logo.

Answer: Hindustan Machine Tools, the company for which the shutter went down recently.

Friday, January 8, 2016

OBQ 938: The Oriental Empire

Here is the business family worth its mettle, their empire now spans from construction to electonics and a whole lot of other industry.

Identify the founder of the empire and name the conglomerate.

Answer: Samsung the behemoth founded by Lee Byung Chul

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

OBQ 937: The rules for merrymaking.

Here is a document that is a treatise of sorts for some in the world, and the rules that it preaches are followed by its disciple for 500 years now.

Its very particular on ingredients that should be used to make a fine concoction that is now fanmous world over and at what price it should be sold!

Tell me what is the rule book about, the country of origin is very obvious from the language of the text :)

Answer: These are Bavarian rules for beer making.

Monday, January 4, 2016

OBQ 936: The Dotcom problem

He is in a problem, or shall I say its a Dotcom problem quite literally.

Who is he and which .com did he start?
Answer: He is Kim Dotcom the founder of Megauploader who ended up behind the bars.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

OBQ 935: The original sport freaks.

Connect these three very popular personalities to a publication that started as an experiment and has become mainstream since then.

Answer: The Sports Illustrated magazine.