August 31, 2009
Hear Ye, Hear Ye. The themed week here be.
From Monday, till the coming Friday, my questions will be loosely based on this topic right here.
. er, that is, western classical music and Operas.
Note: The questions are unconnected. [ i.e, no stage-2 ]
So, the first one in the series.
- A smurfy fan-art, but fairly accurate representation.
Some people would consider even that kerchief as a give-away, so no clues.
What was the popular name for this trio?
or for glory, identify them.
Cracked by Chandrakant, Capt. P J Vogon, and Hasan
Oh gaad, you people even got the accent marks right.
Such sharp Diacritics
August 30, 2009
A bollywood+current affairs question. Hopefully easy.
Name this writer and short film director, and what is his claim to fame.
He’s credited in the movie in more ways than one.
Update: will keep this question open for one more day. People who’ve posted can attempt again.
Clue : Think Hindi.
Apologies for the arbitness, and the delay with the clue.
Cracked only by nikhil dubey. Kudos.
August 29, 2009
A slightly funny question for today.
X was this communisty personality, a major tycoon, art collector, a philanthropist, and as was the norm of commies in U.S those days – a spy.
The 2nd picture is the logo of a company Y from the U.S of A, in which X served on the board for a while.
There’s a speculation about a strong connection of this logo to X. [ citation needed ],
but X actually owes it to the strong communist leanings of his dad.
For those regular readers, I’d add that Y’s “monkey business” wares ‘ T’, sell the most in the U.S of A, which is very surprising since most people automatically assume it is ‘D’.
On similar lines of ‘Cola wars’, this fight between T and its competitors has a punny name, based on T.[ as seen on a popular online news magazine headline, sorry]
Name X and Y. [ and by that I mean, T and D are not necessary ]
Kindly note: This gentleman has enough matters about him to fuel atleast a dozen questions. I’m just putting one. Thank you.
Cracked completely by Chandrakant ( nice work ),
and lazily by v0g0n, srikanthnv and Thejas VR.
August 27, 2009
X was a German academic in the field of literature and linguistics, and a librarian. During his extended period of free-book-readings, he coined the term Y in his language, to describe a particular sort of educative novels.
Few examples of the sort of novels, are shown here. Figuring out a common motif might help.
harry potter series
So, I’ll have the usual please. X and Y?
Cracked only by Shri. Royan.
August 27, 2009
50,000 hits and marching on. We thank the regular contributors and readers. We also thank the NITK alumni for their enthusiastic support.
Here is a question sent in by Maga aka Goutham DL.
Connect the two gentlemen with a particular song.
Cracked by Chandrakant and raklodramA.
August 25, 2009
A random movie was X, whose cover is shown in its Technicolor glory.
For those well-versed in African languages, X is a word meaning danger/risk, and has Arabic roots.
The only reason this movie would be known is for this particularly joyous n jazzy theme song Y, which should hopefully play if you click on it.
The tune became very popular, covered and copied by zillions of artists.
The composer of the tune was Mr.Z, who’s a celebrity in the music world for composing another tune, which should be apparent if you listen to Y.
Id X, Y, and Z.
[ Note : Boogie usually means the blues, and Jungle Boogie was a funk song. Consider it as a desperate pulp fiction reference, and NOT as a clue. much thanks ]
Cracked by everybody
@Chandrakant – cool.
August 24, 2009
Identify the polyhedral dude, who is depicted in this TIME magazine cover dated “i don’t know” years back.
This cover was drawn by this illustrator.
I’d be giving you the added joy of identifying him as well, for the sole reason that he drew something as arbit as this, and managed to get it published in a very modest National magazine.
Cracked by everybody.
Refer to Capt. P J Vogon’s answer for extra info.
August 22, 2009
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ooh, A lady in the question today.
X, a grand-daddy of rock n roll, nicknamed Y as blank1________, and Z, as blank2_________.
Y and Z, being perennially awesome, made an album out of it, simply titled blank1 and blank 2 . The album cover is shown.
Identify all mentioned variables.
Cracked completely by Goutham DL, panda, Royan, and Capt PJ Vogon.
Nishanth Raman comes oh-so-close. [ Jerry Garcia had a very visibly violent beard, no? ]
August 20, 2009
Portions of this question have been accidentally contributed by Rajiv, a batchmate, and alumnus. So, a pseudo-guest question of sorts.
A notable man of science, shown in pic 1, is quite famous for creating a simple means of representation of characteristics ( or should I say traits), particular to his profession. It is therefore named after him.
Mr.pic 1 and Mr.pic 2 were quite the chums, playing cricket together etcetera.
Mr.pic 2 was a major stud in his field, known for making level-statements about mathematics, logic, and philosophy in general. We, however, know him for a different reason, which I shall not dwell into further.
Mr.pic1 posed a problem in his field to Mr.pic 2, which had a current solution proposed by the chap in pic3, a celebrity in the field of statistics.
This solution wasn’t very acceptable to Mr.pic1, since it didn’t agree with his school of thought.
Mr.pic2, sent a letter to a reputed journal in the field of Mr.pic1, correcting the mathematical errors committed by Mr.pic3 while attempting this very ‘ simple ‘ problem ( his own words).
So overall, a very interdisciplinary question.
Identify Mr.pic1, the computational technique devised by him, Mr.pic2, and Mr. pic3.
Cracked completely by Royan, and Capt. P J Vogon
Partially by Debasish and Goutham D L ( dude, ur comments get classified as spam for some reason )
August 19, 2009
Identify this extremely rotund green dinosaur.
Ok, that was a bit harsh.
Now, identify the ‘rotund green dinosaur’, previously spoken of.
Cracked by everybody.
August 18, 2009
The question is timepass, but the word usage is interesting.
Shown is an image of a salesman pitching his products.
A stereotype image of the ‘salesman’ is also shown. What be the product?
Cracked by Debasish, Panda, Priya, and Capt. PJ Vogon
August 17, 2009
Ok, It took us a while. But we finally have a twitter account.
So, friend us there, and receive near-instant notifications of question-postings.
And trust me, we aren’t real-time ourselves, so no clutter on your twitter. Promise.
Just to clarify, this IS NOT a question. So, no points for identifying the pervy pointy-fingered uncle.
August 16, 2009
Posted by archit89 under Questions  Comments
- X is manufactured at Petratex, a factory in Paços de Ferreira, Portugal. X is composed of woven elastane-nylon and polyurethane. One of the technological advantages of X is that its seams ultrasonically welded to reduce drag. X uses a technology patented in that Portugal and valid worldwide. This technology has been tested using NASA’s wind tunnel testing facilities, and ANSYS fluid flow analysis software. Results have shown that using X, one lower racing times by 1.9 to 2.2 percent. X is outlawed from 2010. X?
- M is a football club in Spain. They began playing with blue and white stripes, but are alleged to have changed their shirt colours due to the discovery of a cheaper alternative and since then have been called Los Colchoneros. They were established in 1903 as a branch of a club Y in the north of Spain. However, they became independent of Y in 1921, and are more successful than Y in the league. However both Y and M have always used the same shirts. Y and M?
- X is a former international wicket-keeper. He ‘just happened’ to be a keeper at all the sports he played, keeping goal in soccer and hockey — in fact, he was the hockey goalkeeper for his country for several years. Kallimullah, the Pakistan hockey captain at that time has gone on record as saying that he regarded X as the greatest goalkeeper he had ever played against. He scored 121 in his test debut against India and also holds the record for the highest individual score for his country. He retired at the age of 40 in December 1997 and went on to become his national team’s coach. X yaaru?
August 16, 2009
Identify the effect that this man is being subjected through.
The first usage of this effect could be traced to a certain ‘Lucasian Chaired’ dude.
Cracked by: Goutham DL, Aditya Sridhar, Royan, and MJay.
@Sanket – Right answer. Wrong question.
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