Archive for April, 2008


Yes IPL fever has caught me from the past 10 days or so. And I am supporting the Dada-SRK-Buchanan combination of the Kolkata Knightriders (KKR). Thought the Knightriders lost their last match, I am sure they will bounce back. Other teams which look good are – Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings and to some extent the Delhi Daredevils. The Australians have played very well till now in the tournament. There are many new youngsters who have impressed like Abhishek Nayar and others. The Deccan Chargers could also be dangerous – Gilly’s innings was just destructive and decimated and demoralised the opposition like anything. For the poor Mumbai Indians, Sachin’s absence is a big worry. When will we get to see Sachin play a Sharjah-like innings? When will he open with Sanath Jayasuriya? The Mumbai Indians have definitely been the weakest team till now. But who knows what may happen 2morrow? We all know One Match can change it all, especially in this format of the game. It has been interesting to see the likes of Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Darren Lehmann, Nuwan Zoysa and many others…..The first few days have seen everything – Great Matches, Great innings, mismatches, controversies (Slapgate!!!)……So the IPL Fever continues.


Quiz #7

Quiz 7 is available here in PDF format.

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Quiz Files

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Two New files have been uploaded – The IQL Quiz Meet Qns and NSIT Quiz Meet Qns. Do have a look and send me comments/suggestions. The answers are also available in the files.



More Photos – Rishikesh and Haridwar

My brother and I At the Famous Ram Jhoola

Our Hotel – The Great Ganga

The Scenic Beauty of Rishikesh

On the Banks of the Ganges

Shot from our Hotel Terrace Around Sunset Time

At Har-Ki-Pauri in Haridwar

At Haridwar on Amavasya

The Statue of Lord Shiva and the Bridge

The Rafting Experience – Photos

The Rafting Experience

Am all Ready for it!

All rafts dock here for Cliff Jumping!

The rafts getting ready at Rishikesh

A view from the raft – The hills and the holy Ganges in between

Yes – He is ready to jump into the chilling water!

In between the majestic hills

Quiz #6

  1. This company, headquartered in California was founded was founded in 1988 by Israeli-born Dr. Eli Harari and Indian-born Sanjay Mehrotra. It became a publicly traded company on NASDAQ in November 1995. Which company?
  2. Who was the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in a balloon? (He succeeded on his sixth attempt)
  3. India accounts for almost 92 percent of the nations’s total trade. There is no western MNC present in the country. MTV and WWF are also banned. This country measures its wealth in terms of the happiness of its people, as Gross National Happiness as opposed to the Gross National Product. It has an impressive growth rate of 9 percent fuelled by its hydropower-driven economy. Which country?
  4. Born Mahesh Prasad Verma, he graduated with a degree in Physics from Allahabad University. In October 1975 he was pictured on the front cover of the Time Magazine. From 1990, he coordinated his global activities from his residence in Vlodrop, the Netherlands. Name him.
  5. This word, derives its origin (Italian) from the name of a character in Federico Fellini’s film La Dolce Vita. Which word?
  6. This is the satellite image of what? (I am looking for a specific answer)

7. He is the current President of which country?

8. Put funda and tell me the significance.

9. These are stamps of which country?

10. In which Indian city would you find these/Or simply name the structure(s). They were partially damaged in an earthquake.

Answers in some days.



Rishikesh and Haridwar

Last weekend (i.e. 5th and 6th April) I had gone to Rishikesh and Haridwar along with my family. We had a great time, thanks to the cool weather on Saturday. We left for Rishikesh early morning on Saturday and reached by around noon. Did White Water Rafting there while it was raining!!! Yes, it was a truly adventurous experience. At Rishikesh, also visited the famous Ram and Lakshman Jhoolas and did some local sightseeing. Saw the holy Ganges, the water in the river was really cold. The scenery from our hotel was great – the hills, the Sun and the holy Ganges flowing in between. The place was also quite peaceful – a great place to relax, I would say. Visited Har-Ki Pauri and the famous ghats in Haridwar the next day, only for a brief period of time. Rushed to Delhi and reached by around 10 PM. More detials and photos later.



The Knight’s Tour – Interesting Puzzle

While reading Steve Wozniak’s autobiography, I came to know about this puzzle – The Knight’s Tour.

Its available on –

I have not been able to complete it. Do give it a try.



Quiz #5

Yes Quiz #5 is here!

Note: Answers alongwith scores for Quizzes 1-5 will be posted on 9th April. So members can send in their answers till then. Hope to add up scores for overall winners.

  1. Starting off with a Formula-1 Question today. In which city would you find a Formula-1 circuit named after this driver? (See Visual)

Question 1
  1. Simply tell me – He was the founder of which company? (See Visual)

Question 2

  1. Which organisation/company is the largest employer in the world?
  1. It is said that the sage Raibhya Rishi did severe penance here and as a reward, God appeared to him in the form of Hrishikesh. Hence the name of this place. Which place?
  1. Who is the chairman and commissioner of the Indian Premier League?




So Quiz #4 is here. Answers can be put as comments or mailed to –

  1. A visual to start with. Identify them.

Question 1

  1. This is the flag of ___________. Simply fill in the blanks

Question 2

  1. Identify through the clues given.

· Launched on April 30, 1948, at the Amsterdam Motor Show

· Was designed by the Wilks Brothers

· Owners have included – British Leyland, British Aerospace and BMW.

  1. Each X is believed to be the reincarnation of the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, reappearing in a child when the incumbent X dies. Identify X.
  1. This Indian cricketer made his debut in 1996. Trailing by 21 runs, India were staring at defeat when they slumped to 124 for 7 with only the debutant and the tail for company. But he scratched out a vital 51 and stitched together an invaluable 56-run stand with Anil Kumble. The partnership allowed India to set a target of 170 and then Srinath with figures of 6-21 won the match for India. Who is this Indian cricketer?
  1. Simply identify the statue or tell me it is a tribute to whom?

Question 6

  1. In 1936, __________, Secretary General of the Organising Committee of the Games of the XI Olympiad in Berlin, proposed the inclusion of a torch relay in the programme of the Olympics. The flame was lit in Olympia and transported to Berlin via a torch relay. Simply fill in the blanks. (Ofcourse, the name has been blanked out in the visual clue)

Question 7

  1. Logo of which company?

Question 8

  1. Which Indian movie?

Question 9
  1. He is the creator of what?

Question 10

Answers soon. I suppose Google won’t be of much help in this quiz (As it has been in the previous 2 editions). Bonus of 5 points to anyone scoring a perfect 10 in this quiz.

Happy Quizzing!