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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Answers to MK's Quiz

The ANSWERS are as follows:

1. Bose Corporation

2. Avram Grant; X=Chelsea

3. Advertisements of United Colours of Benetton

4. Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Annadurai on making hindi the national language(anti-hindi protests)

5. Pinchbeck

6. Ad jingles of Vodafone/ Hutch. Dandy Warhols’ song “Bohemian like you” was played in Vodafone ad Campaigns, and Joseph sang the famous jingle “You and I, in this beautiful world.”

7. Marcus Trescothik. He won the William Hill sports book prize.(guess googling gave many of u guys caroline leavitt :P that was not the answer i was expecting. i have not awarded marks for caroline leavitt) :)

8. Koobface

9. Natalie du Toit

10.Since the Guns n Roses Album “Chinese Democracy” had been in making for 14 yeards, Dr Pepper promised to offer a free can of Dr Pepper to everyone in America—excluding former Guns N' Roses guitarists Buckethead and Slash—if the band released Chinese Democracy in 2008. But the album was released and Dr Pepper failed to live up to its promise. The person in picure B is Axl Rose of GnR who completed this album recently.

11. Peak Oil theory

12. Erin Brockovich

13. A1 and A2 pictures are the pictures of the fossil LUCY(Australopithecus Afranensis). The other picture is of "The Beatles". It was nicknamed Lucy, after the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", which was being played loudly and repeatedly on a tape recorder in the camp during excavation.( Only person to get this right was Sandeep Ramdev)

14. Knol

15. Tasmanian Devil

16. Pic A is Chris Gardner. B is Will Smith who played the role of Chris gardner in Pursuit of Happyness.

17. Anaconda

18. Stephen Hawking

19. Charles Darwin

20. Rhodes scholarship

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Tuesday, December 09, 2008




1. With which company will you associate the following proprietary technologies:TrueSpace Technology , Electromagnetic Suspension System for Automobiles andDirect/Reflecting Technology?

2. “I have lived in the shadow of Auschwitz all my life. It's a shadow which my father dragged all his life with him. Today I lead a team like X , 65 years after those horrors ended, and I feel this is my personal triumph.” Who said these words in near mid-2008? Also tell me who or what X is?


 3.  Connect these 3 campaigns:




  1. "If we had to accept the principle of numerical superiority while selecting our national bird, the choice would have fallen not on the peacock but on the common crow."  Who said these words and in which context?


  1. _______ is a form of Brass, an alloy of Copper and Zinc and resembles gold. Invented by Christopher _______ in 1700s, it is also known as Fools gold. Fill in the blanks.
   6.  Connect :


B.  The Band "Dandy Warhols"

C. Joseph of the band “Them Clones”

 7. Who is the author of “Coming back to me”? Why was it in news recently?

 8. What is the name of the worm which was first detected on Facebook and Myspace in July         2008 by Kaspersky Lab and has surfaced again in a new avatar which is menacing         Facebook users with spammed links to malicious Web sites that appear to come from friends?

 9. X is best known for the gold medals she won at the 2004 Paralympic Games as well as the Commonwealth Games. She qualified to compete at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, becoming the first female amputee swimmer ever to qualify for the Olympics. Identify this great personality X.

 10. Identify C. Also connect the three pictures.





11.A sitter. Hubbert Peak Theory states that for a given geographical area, the rate of petroleum production tends to follow a bell shaped curve. This theory illustrates which concept/ idea?


Her story is the topic of a feature film. The film was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Director, Best Picture, and Best Writing in a Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen. She herself had a cameo role as a waitress named Julia in the movie. Identify her.

13. My favourite question. Identify the fossil in A1 and A2(both are the same). Connect it with the picture B. 





14. What according to Google is the unit of knowledge?

 15. Identify this creature

16. Another one. Connect:



 17. This word possibly has its origins from Tamil aanai kondan meaning elephant killer although most dictionaries give origin from Sinhalese henakaňdayā, "whipsnake". Which word am I talking about?


 18. He has played himself in several episodes of The Simpsons and Futurama. When he was       portrayed on episodes of Family Guy, the voice was actually done by a speech synthesizer on a Macintosh computer. He has also appeared in an episode of the Dilbert cartoon. His actual synthesiser voice was used on parts of the Pink Floyd song "Keep Talking" from the 1994 album The Division Bell. Who is he?

19. In September 2008, the Church of England issued an article saying that the 200th anniversary of his birth was a fitting time to apologise to him "…for misunderstanding you and, by getting our first reaction wrong, encouraging others to misunderstand you still…" Who was the apology tendered to?

 20. Another sitter to end with :)  The people who are awarded this have their names prefixed      by “Rho” or the equivalent Greek symbol. Some of them to have been awarded with this are Sagarika Ghose-Sardesai, Girish Karnad, and Bobby Jindal. What am I talking about?


Please email your answers to emailmkarthik@yahoo.com only and please give me your feedback regarding this quiz. I am looking forward to you feedback and comments.


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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Varanam Aayiram- Movie review

Vaaranam Aayiram.

As the trailer indicates, the movie is indeed a celebration of life. The life of Surya s/o Krishna, Surya(son) being the narrator for most of the story. The movie begins with the death of the father Krishna and thats the moment when the memories of his whole life flash before Suryas eyes. The countless emotions he had with his father being the crux of the story. I really don’t want to divulge much of the story in this review as it has to be seen for the emotions to be understood. The movie is a biopic of sorts and journeys across all stages of Suryas life. The film has flashes of brilliance thanks to Gautham Menon, especially in the scenes involving Sameera and the chase in the second half. Suryas performance is mind blowing and Sameera is awesome too. Damn good! Surya-Sameera chemistry is terrific which stands out in particular in the train scene :) The immense amount of effort put in by Surya is seen all through the movie and he stands out. 

The lines before the song Adiye Kolluthey wherein Surya says “The 90 days I spent with her, I seem to have forgotten Ilayarajas music! Its just rock now!”  Then begins the song with the heavy guitar!

Its a movie with a strong message and it is inspirational in parts too. About our quest and purpose for existence. An inner energy that often goes unexplored. A movie about an ordinary guy who believes he can change his destiny and put things in place. No punch dialogues and no super hero stunts. Another highlight of the movie is Harris Jayaraj’s music. Its kick ass. He has still managed to reserve is best for Gautham. (Its really sad to note that they have decided to part ways.)

But unfortunately, the movie’s script lacks pace in most parts and it’s a bit too long at 3 hrs. I went out there expecting to see another Kaaka Kaaka but this definitely didn’t happen to be one. It is good in patches but not Gautham’s best. Im sure he will bounce back bigger and better. That’s coz hes brilliant and hes one of the best in business and no one can take that away from him. Go ahead and watch the movie in a movie hall. Say a big no to pirated prints.

PS: Gautham appears in this movie too as a person covering his face with a white cloth. Make sure you recognize him with his eyes and voice :)  

Monday, September 15, 2008

One rupee wonder...

Till now, a circular plate of Ferratic Stainless Steel weighing 4.85 gms and a circumference of 25 mm would have, in all probability, been the most common defense for most of us against a person pleading for alms. This one rupee coin somehow or the other remains an inseparable entity. Its with us almost always. Till the time it ultimately gets onto your forehead :P (courtesy: Tamil saavukoothu)

Recently I got to know and did this and I and found it pretty interesting and i wanted to share it with you. I've not seen anybody do it before (personification of a genius ;) ) but im not entirely sure if you've done it or not. Here how to make a 1 Rupee coin give you infinite value (Yes! infinite value theoretically.) Nevertheless, I take solace in those in those beautifully constructed words used by our advertisers which puts me beyond the purview of any scrutiny. "CONDITIONS APPLY". Read on...

The next time you go to a railway station you'll notice it. The ubiquitous weighing machine with an insatiable appetite for 1 Rupee coins eagerly awaits you. The moment you get on the scale, there is a disc with stripes spiralling outwards which starts moving. One any normal day, the force with which you get on the scale causes the disc to spin fast and oscillate owing to the spring action. To avoid this oscillation, with some gingerly footwork, get on the scale. And in this process start counting the number of stripes of the disc gone by from a fixed point and make a note of it. Drop the coin and get your weight checked. The weight calculated is indirectly an indication of the number of stripes surpassed in the rotating disc. Rest, as you know is peanuts!! Ask the next friend of yours in queue to get on the scale in the same manner and count the number of stripes gone by. By simple rule of proportions, the problem is solved! If this implies for two people here, the same goes without saying to infinity too.

There it was. The logic and magic of a rupee. Never knew hitherto that the Indian rupee was this powerful! :P Like I mentioned earlier, "CONDITIONS APPLY."

Thanks for the read people.