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Thursday, October 18, 2007

The butterfly flitting from flower to flower ever remains mine...

1. X is naturally right-handed, but became a left-handed batsman at a young age so that he could use his brother’s equipment. He has been dubbed ‘Lord Snooty’ by The Wisden Cricketer, which goes on to remark: “At the crease it was sometimes uncertain whether his partner was a batsman or a batman being dispatched to take his discarded sweater to the pavilion or carry his kit bag. But mutiny was afoot among the lower orders. In one match X, after reaching his fifty, raised his bat to the home balcony, only to find it deserted.”

Identify X.

2. Y used to sell AGA cooking stoves door to door in Scotland. His success at this marked him out to his employer, who asked him to write an instruction manual, The Theory and Practice of Selling the AGA cooker, for the other salesmen. After Y’s brother showed this manual to his company, they offered Y a position as an account executive. This is how Y began his career. Identify Y.

3. The Economist : Big Mac :: Commonwealth Securities : ?

4. This dot-com, founded in 2002, has the tag-line ‘Insanely Different’. Its office is headquartered at Mumbai and is named ‘Inzane Labs’. Its logo is Monsieur Green. Identify.

5. ‘Roy and Raghavan’ is a firm of lawyers committed to working with integrity and dedication and against injustice in all its forms. The firm headed by Aparna Roy and Vivek Raghavan has also nurtured the talents of Maggie and Naina. Roy & Raghavan despite their reputation are finding it difficult to make ends meet because of the poor economic profile of its clients. Where would you find this law firm?

6. Z began his career as a teacher in a government school but later joined the Indian army at the lowest rank of sepoy. He fought in the 62 and 65 wars, and was taken a prisoner of war in the latter. His seniors in the Army named him the Rock of Gibraltar, and he soon rose to the rank of Colonel. He wears a bandhej turban and is rumoured to keep an Oxford Advance Learner’s Dictionary by his side at all times. Identify Z.

7. They’ve not been too successful outside of their core competency, where they claim to be the World’s No. 1. In the 90’s, they came out with a brand of tea, called ‘Editor’s Choice’, which like their track record, failed. Their banking arm too was taken over. Their TV arm provides TV for information, music, entertainment & sports. Who?

9. "Tom, the playing field is being leveled" – Who said this to whom?

10. According to Steve Jobs, The Whole Earth Catalog was a conceptual forerunner of a Web search engine. What was the farewell message placed in the last page of the last issue of the catalog?

9 comments:

sachin said...

2.david ogilvy
4.paagalyguy
5.bombay lawyers
9.(8th rather) nandan nilekeni to thomas friedman(world is flat)
9(10) stay hungry stay foolish

rider of rohan said...

add to that - 1. ganguly

abhimanyu said...

all correct!

Qs 3, 6, 7 remain unanswered.

Sharat Nambissan said...

The old habit of skipping question no.s remains. This time it is number 8.
:)

abhimanyu said...

@sharat: Its always number 8. I am a bit superstitious about the number.

peter said...

i got ganguly and bombay lawyers right : )

peter said...

3. whopper( a la burger king)

abhimanyu said...

no. incorrect.

Abhimanyu said...

Remaining answers:
3. iPod. (The Big Mac Index from the Economist, and the corresponding iPod index, a measure of Purchasing Power Parity.)

6. Colonel Kirori Singh Bainsla

7. Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

The butterfly flitting from flower to flower ever remains mine...

1. X is naturally right-handed, but became a left-handed batsman at a young age so that he could use his brother’s equipment. He has been dubbed ‘Lord Snooty’ by The Wisden Cricketer, which goes on to remark: “At the crease it was sometimes uncertain whether his partner was a batsman or a batman being dispatched to take his discarded sweater to the pavilion or carry his kit bag. But mutiny was afoot among the lower orders. In one match X, after reaching his fifty, raised his bat to the home balcony, only to find it deserted.”

Identify X.

2. Y used to sell AGA cooking stoves door to door in Scotland. His success at this marked him out to his employer, who asked him to write an instruction manual, The Theory and Practice of Selling the AGA cooker, for the other salesmen. After Y’s brother showed this manual to his company, they offered Y a position as an account executive. This is how Y began his career. Identify Y.

3. The Economist : Big Mac :: Commonwealth Securities : ?

4. This dot-com, founded in 2002, has the tag-line ‘Insanely Different’. Its office is headquartered at Mumbai and is named ‘Inzane Labs’. Its logo is Monsieur Green. Identify.

5. ‘Roy and Raghavan’ is a firm of lawyers committed to working with integrity and dedication and against injustice in all its forms. The firm headed by Aparna Roy and Vivek Raghavan has also nurtured the talents of Maggie and Naina. Roy & Raghavan despite their reputation are finding it difficult to make ends meet because of the poor economic profile of its clients. Where would you find this law firm?

6. Z began his career as a teacher in a government school but later joined the Indian army at the lowest rank of sepoy. He fought in the 62 and 65 wars, and was taken a prisoner of war in the latter. His seniors in the Army named him the Rock of Gibraltar, and he soon rose to the rank of Colonel. He wears a bandhej turban and is rumoured to keep an Oxford Advance Learner’s Dictionary by his side at all times. Identify Z.

7. They’ve not been too successful outside of their core competency, where they claim to be the World’s No. 1. In the 90’s, they came out with a brand of tea, called ‘Editor’s Choice’, which like their track record, failed. Their banking arm too was taken over. Their TV arm provides TV for information, music, entertainment & sports. Who?

9. "Tom, the playing field is being leveled" – Who said this to whom?

10. According to Steve Jobs, The Whole Earth Catalog was a conceptual forerunner of a Web search engine. What was the farewell message placed in the last page of the last issue of the catalog?

9 comments:

sachin said...

2.david ogilvy
4.paagalyguy
5.bombay lawyers
9.(8th rather) nandan nilekeni to thomas friedman(world is flat)
9(10) stay hungry stay foolish

rider of rohan said...

add to that - 1. ganguly

abhimanyu said...

all correct!

Qs 3, 6, 7 remain unanswered.

Sharat Nambissan said...

The old habit of skipping question no.s remains. This time it is number 8.
:)

abhimanyu said...

@sharat: Its always number 8. I am a bit superstitious about the number.

peter said...

i got ganguly and bombay lawyers right : )

peter said...

3. whopper( a la burger king)

abhimanyu said...

no. incorrect.

Abhimanyu said...

Remaining answers:
3. iPod. (The Big Mac Index from the Economist, and the corresponding iPod index, a measure of Purchasing Power Parity.)

6. Colonel Kirori Singh Bainsla

7. Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.