• In 1833, Marcus Samuel opened a small shop in London, selling X to Victorian
natural history enthusiasts. It soon became a thriving import-export business.
• On a visit to the Caspian Sea coast, Marcus’s son recognized a huge
opportunity to export oil for lamps and cooking to the far East. Which
company’s history ,related to X,can be traced to the above incidents?
• The Shell transport and trading company.
• The way in which Frank Robinson wrote the name of a product was so
elegant, and original, that it was decided to use his handwriting for the logo
of the product. Name the product that even today, uses Robinson’s script as
• “My father was a statesman, I'm a political woman. My father was a saint. I'm
• “All my games were political games; I was, like Joan of Arc, perpetually
being burned at the stake.”
• “There exists no politician in India daring enough to attempt to explain to the
masses that cows can be eaten.”
• Sardonic statements by which powerful politician?
• To set in motion the events of this 2013 Hindi film, and thus affect the lives of
the two protagonists/characters, an organisation famed for its accuracy and
efficiency must have committed one its permitted 3.4 errors-in-a-million.
• Antoine Lavoisier was given charge of producing
gunpowder for the revolting Americans in 1776 by the King
of France. Irenee-de-Nemours, one of the apprentices at
the factory, later migrated to Wilmington, Delaware, where
he set up a gunpowder unit of his own. He felt deeply
grateful to Lavoisier and wanted to name the unit after the
scientist. His family eventually persuaded him to give the
company a truncated version of his own name. Which
company originated thus?
• Before the Ranji Trophy the only organized cricket
tournament was the Bombay Pentangular. Four of
the teams were the Europeans, the Parsees, the
Hindus and the Mohammedans. What was the
name of the fifth team?
• ‘x’ is a nickname given to a certain entity by its fans,
which, when translated reads as "the boys, the boys"
or 'Go boys! Go boys!' as the case may be. Which
• Bafana Bafana, South African national football team
• Which company began as Geophysical Service, an
oil exploration company founded in 1930 by J.
pioneering the use of sound-wave technology to
locate oil deposits? The current no longer operates
in the oil business but is more famous in another
completely different field altogether. Identify the
• This word was coined by Deepak Mohoni (IIT K, IIM C) ,who
was rated as India’s foremost market strategist by many
investors during the 1990’s. This word gained popularity
within a few years. What word?
• The very earliest known examples of the graphic are
attributed to Harvey Ball, a commercial artist in
Massachusetts. He devised the face in 1963 for an insurance
firm that wanted an internal campaign to improve
employee morale. Ball never attempted to use, promote or
trademark the image; it fell into the public domain in the
United States before that could be accomplished. As a
result, Ball never made any profit for the iconic image
beyond his initial $45 fee.
• The figure has become iconic throughout the world. Which
• In the United States, protest votes are often made in order
to indicate dissatisfaction with the candidates presented on
a particular ballot, or to highlight the inadequacies of a
particular voting procedure. Since most states' electoral
systems do not provide for blank balloting or a choice of
"None of the Above", most protest votes are entered as
write-in votes. A peculiar phenomenon was observed post
1950s when most write-in votes had X written and it is often
joked that X is a constant runner for Presidentship of USA.
• It was originally used for Britain’s Campaign for Nuclear
Disarmament in 1958. Designed by Gerald Holtom, it is a
combination of the semaphore signals for the letters "N" and
• Holtom later wrote explaining the genesis of his idea in
greater depth: "I drew myself: the representative of an
individual in despair, with hands palm outstretched
outwards and downwards in the manner of Goya's peasant
before the firing squad...”
• In 1885, a British businessman sold off his breweries in Shimla, Rawalpindi and
Mandalay to X.
• In 1949, Y owned it and it was positioned as a form of ‘Som Ras’, ‘The drink of
the Hindu Gods’ and was named after a chain of English pubs.
• WhaT aRe We TaLkiNg ABoUT?
Infinite bounce-16 questions that go bounce-bounce-bounce-bouncebounce-bounce;
10 points for each correct answer
6 questions clockwise, 6 questions anti-clockwise
• This family, in 1900, migrated from Italy to the USA and started and
aircraft manufacturing company. But fame came to the family only in
1968, when Candido, a family member, invented and started selling
their most famous creation till date. The tagline being- “Water that
moves you”. ID the family/product.
• The average length of X was 44 seconds for men
and 39 seconds for women from 1960 to 1969. It has
since, stretched to 1 min,57 sec for men, and 1
min,56 sec for women. Over the entire span of the
study, the average without notes runs 1 min,23sec;
with notes its 2 mins, 2 sec. What am I talking about?
• X left his work,both published and unpublished, to his friend
and literary executor Max Brod with exlicit insturctions that it
should be destroyed upon X’s death. X wrote:
• Dearest Max, my last request: Everything I leave behind me,
in the way of diaries, manuscripts, letters (my own and
other’s), sketches, and so on, [is] to be burned unread”.
• ID X?
• One speculative theory about the origin of the word ‘X’, is
that it is derived from the guttural tongue of Star Trek’s
Klingon language. Another theory, puts it merely as a
variant of a commonplace English word Y, which means
“being lively or energetic”. Urban dictionary, on the other
hand lists X as a much more updated and cooler way to say
Y. Give me X/Y.
• Whose nomination for the 2010 Nobel peace prize was
proposed by the Italian Edition of the popular Wired
Magazine for promoting ‘dialogue, debate and consensus
through communication” as well as democracy?
• John Waler was an English chemist from Stockton-on-Tees, who In 1826
accidentally invented this widely used product by mixing Potash and
Antimony. The first recorded sale from his store was on 7th April, 1827. He
refused to patent his invention, preferring instead to pursue his scientific
studies. What is the product?
• This is from the memoirs of someone’s wife. When that someone went to
meet his would-be-wife's father, he was wearing a bright red shirt. He told
him that he wanted to become a politician with Communist party and
wanted to open an orphanage (though his salary was not enough to
support his family). He proposed to his wife saying "I am only 5'4" tall. I come
from a lower middle class family. I can never become rich in my life & I can
never give you any riches." Nonetheless, she married him and rest is history.
Who is this person?
• C.K Ranganathan started this company with Rs 15000 and
believes in quality products in small quantities at a low price.
This Chennai based company has been giving sleepless
nights to FMCG majors. The company targeted the’ bottom
of the pyramid’ with the sachet revolution and mass
marketing in rural areas. Its most popular brands are Nyle
and Chik. Just name the company.
• This legendary figure, who died around 7 years ago, had
made a will stipulating that Jack Nicholson and Michael
Jackson must preside over his funeral service. He also
wished his body to be ‘fried to a crisp’ and scattered over
the palm trees on an unidentified island in Tahiti. Who?
• The inventor of artificial testicles for dogs, Nigerian internet scammers and a
team that calculated the pressures created when penguins poop have won
these awards. Believed to be ___ prizes, these are awarded by science
humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research. Name the awards.
• September 1997 was a unique moment in the history of this
company, when Mercedes Benz withdrew all ads for about
a month. For what reason could this possibly have
• The death of princess Diana-in a Mercedes Benz W140
• When the inaugural flight of Virgin Atlantic Airways was about to take off, the
cabin cinema screen began showing what was supposed to be a view of
the cockpit as the aircraft actually took off. The passengers looked on in
surprise as three men in the flight deck seemed extremely casual about
flying the aircraft. They later turned out to be two famous cricketers,___ and
____, along with Sir Richard Branson. It was actually a video clip that had
been recorded the day before, in a flight simulator. Who were the two
cricketers? Getting one name correct will result in half points.
• Statistically, X is the world's most popular transportation company. It is
estimated that the equivalent of the world's population travel in X every
three days. According to United Technologies, X carry the equivalent of the
world's population every nine days.
What are we talking about?
• . A poem starts with the lines – “Once in my heyday of
cricket, oh day, I shall ever recall, I captured that glorious
wicket, the greatest and the grandest of them all” - who
wrote this poem or what incident is being referred to here?
• Arthur Conan Doyle taking
the wicket of Sir W.G. Grace.
• In the early days of BBC radio, sports commentators adopted an
experimental system for soccer broadcasts. The field was divided into 8
theoretical squares- and listeners were shown these on a diagram in
newspapers or in the Radio Times. The commentators would indicate the
position of the ball and players by the square that they happened to be at
any time. “X dribbles the ball diagonally across from square 4 to square 5…..”
Which famous idiom resulted out of this practice?
6 questions- A total of 20 points on the table for the each question.
Answers to be written on the paper.
The total score for a question is to be distributed among the number of
teams getting an answer right.
• In 1950, it was the American fighting man. In 1966, it was “25
and under”. In In 1982, it was “the Computer”. In 1988, it was
the “endangered earth”. In 2006, it was “You”. In 2011, it
was “the Protester”. What unique thing am I talking about
Note: the list above is not exhaustive and may have other
members, but captures the gist of the question.
• Facts about X include:
>> Its main source of income is from its leather tanneries.
>> Other diversified sectors include textiles and worldwide exports.
>> Has over 15,000 single production units.
>> Recently churning out to be one of the biggest recycling industries.
>> Has an annual turnover of about 650 million US Dollars.
What is X?
• At the race, someone came up and asked me which horse I was going to
bet on. I am not a betting man, but this is one of the country's more
traditional events, and I usually have a small wager. I really wasn't sure which
horse I was going to put my money on, so I told the man that I didn't know
yet. He offered me some advice: "Whatever you do, don't bet on number
10. He doesn't run." I knew that was a reference to _______running in
the_________. I don't remember which horse I bet on, but what I do know is
that number 10, El Picha, won the race, and I hadn't bet on it. who said this
quote and what was the reference he was about talking about No:10??
• Quote by Shaun Pollock ,Referring to Allan Donald ( who at No 10 ) who did
not run that last crucial run in the 1999 WC semi Final against Australia.
• There are/were only 165 Nijuuhibaku.
• When translated, Nijuuhibaku reads as Twice_____.
• Closely related to the term Hibakusha, which is used in a similar connotation.
• In Japan, who or what are the Nijuuhibaku???
• Nijuuhibaku= “Twice Bombed”.These are double Atom-bomb survivors
• The number of people killed by the atomic bomb in Hiroshima was more
than 80,000. In an amazing story of luck and survival, nearly 200 people lived
through the Hiroshima bombing and sought refuge in Nagasaki only to face
the same terrible fate 3 days later.
• When he switched to his eventual profession in 1955,he was
India’s highest paid advertising creative director. As a visual
designer he designed covers for many books, including Jim
Corbett's Maneaters of Kumaon, and Jawaharlal Nehru's
Discovery of India.
• Who are we talking about?
• I was born in 1884 in Bristol.I am a model for a
painting by Francis Barraud and was sold to a
Company that later became identified with a
number of brands: RCA, Victor, RCA Victor , JVC
and two others. I have a son named Chipper. A
huge, four-ton statue of mine can be seen on the
roof of the old RTA (former RCA distributor) building
on Broadway in Albany, New York. Identify me.
ANSWER:THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT
• 12B is a remake of sliding doors
• In 12B, the man’s is life is shown in two parallel timelines, one if he had
boarded a bus, and the other if he hadn't.
• Similarly, Sliding Doors is based on a similar plot where a lady’s mundane
decision of boarding the metro is shown in parallel timelines.
• The 3 image is that of a butterfly diagram from Digital Signal Processing.
• I’M NOT THERE, a movie inspired by the events that took place in the life of
Bob Dylan. Actors, in clockwise order starting top left, are Christian Bale,
Cate Blanchett, Ben Whishaw, Marcus Carl Franklin, Heath Ledger and
• This is an encrypted sculpture called the ‘Kryptos’.
• Of the four codes, the fourth one remains one of the most famous unsolved
code in the world.
• It is situated outside the CIA Headquarters at Langley, Virginia.
• Homai Vyarawalla- recipient of a free tata nano from TML
• Flag of sierra leone- Tata Sierra
• Layout of pixels- Tata Pixel
• Farhan Akhtar- Voiceover for Tata Motor ads
• TATA MOTORS
Long Visual connect;
8 questions, answers for each to be written down.
For individual questions, scoring is +5 for each correct answer, and no
For someone going for the theme in the first 2 questions, the scoring pattern
is +40/-20; for the next two, it is +30/-15; for the next two it is +20/-10; and for
the final two, it is +10/0.
He is one of the most prominent cabinet
ministers of the ruling United Progressive
Alliance (UPA) govt. He
was also a
Cabinet Minister with the Finance portfolio
for a brief period in the United
Front coalition government from 1996 to
1998. He has also been a director of the
controversial mining company, Vedanta
Resources. He represents the Shivaganga
constituency in the Indian parliament.
X kingdom was one among the many kingdoms ruled
by Yadava kings (Bhoja Yadavas) in the central India. It
was the southern most kingdom known to the kings of
Gangetic Plain until they explored Southern India.
Damayanti, the wife of Nala was the princess of X
kingdom. Similarly Rukmini, the eldest wife of Vasudeva
Krishna was from X. Sage Agastya's wife Lopamudra, also
was a princess from the country of X as mentioned in
the Mahabharata . Kundinapuri was its capital, which is
identified as Kundapur in present day India. During
the Kurukshetra War, when all other kingdoms
participated in the battle, X under Rukmi stayed neutral,
both Pandavas and Kauravas. Identify X.
He was born at his maternal uncle's house Desai Vago
in Nadiad in Leva Patidar Gujjar community. His actual
date of birth was never officially recorded—he entered
31 October as his date of birth on his matriculation
examination papers. He was the fourth son of
Jhaverbhai and his wife Ladba. They lived in the village
of Karamsad, in the Kheda district where Jhaverbhai
owned a homestead. Somabhai, Narsibhai and
vitthalbhai were his elder brothers. He had a younger
brother, Kashibhai and a sister, Dahiba. As a young
boy, he helped his father in the fields and bimonthly
kept a day-long fast, abstaining from food and water—
a Hindu cultural observance that enabled him to
develop physical toughness. When he was eighteen
years old, his marriage was arranged with Jhaverba, a
young girl of twelve or thirteen years from a nearby
village. According to custom, the young bride would
continue to live with her parents until her husband
started earning and could establish their household.
Name him. Pic in next slide.
This is a 1994 American comedy-thriller loosely based on
name, directed by Garry Marshall and adapted to the
screen by Deborah Amelon and Bob Brunner. The
original music score was composed by Patrick Doyle.
Dana Delany stars as Lisa Emerson (named Lisa Kelly in
the book) and Paul Mercurio plays Elliot Slater. Half of
the film consists of a new comedic detective story line
written by the director. Several new characters were
also created, including Dan Aykroyd and Rosie
O'Donnell as police officers pursuing diamond thieves to
the X resort. Identify the movie.
He was born on September 24, 1914 in Nagpur. He had his early college
education in Nagpur and entered the bar in England. On his return, he started
practice in Nagpur. In the 1940s, he entered politics and was jailed for taking
part in the Indian freedom struggle. He was elected in 1952 elections to
then Madhya Pradesh State assembly and later served as the deputy speaker of
Bilingual Bombay State during 23 November 1956 to 5 April 1957. He was elected
from Kalmeshwar in 1957 elections to Bombay State and later 1962 and 1967
elections to Maharashtra Assembly. He became Speaker of the Maharashtra
Legislative Assembly after 1972 elections during 22 March 1972 till 20 April
1977. He was also the mayor of Nagpur for three years. In 1967, he was a
member of the Indian delegation that took part in the 22nd session of the United
Nations General Assembly in New York. He was also the President of the Board
of Control for Cricket in India from 1980-81 to 1982-83, and the Vice president
from 1972-73 to 1979-80. He also chaired various other sporting bodies. He was
an agriculturist and businessman by profession. He died on January 30, 1988
in Mumbai. Name him.
Established in 2000, this is a cricket
facility of the Board of Control for
Cricket in India for training young
cricketers who are identified as
having the potential to represent
the Indian cricket team. Raj singh
Dungarpur was its first chairman.
in Punjab, India. This district was
carved out of Rupnagar district of
Punjab .It is officially named after
the eldest son ofGuru Gobind
Singh, Sahibzada Ajit Singh. It forms
an integral part of Chandigarh
capital region. Identify.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel .
Exit To Eden.
Sheshrao Krishnarao Wankhede.
Feroze Shah Kotla.
National Cricket Academy at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in
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