Sunday, August 10, 2008

TATA CRUCIBLES-Corporate Edition(9th August,HYDERABAD ROUND)


hello all,

had gone to participate in the quiz and since I belong to TCS now...the battle was relatively easier as I participated in the TATA-track.

Pickbrain stuck to his usual tactics his usual pattern of Prelims and Finals atleast as long as the Tata track is concerned.

There was a common Prelims for both the tracks.


1.Shapporjee Pallonji has a VIP account with which cement company?

ans- ACC

2.Omaxe India has launched a fitness initiative featuring which sportsperson?

ans-Leander Paes.

3.Print-Ad--(a lady posing and saying some times I want to have it for 5-6 times a day)


4.Which apparell company recently adopted a tagline "Good Looking Rascal"

ans--John Miller.

5.Wihch Indian company recently launched a key-board which has a support for regional languages?


6.Which business group recently opened a World knowledge and research center based in Mumbai?

ans--Hinduja Group.

7.Which US president used to work as a model for magazines like 'Living' and 'Cosmopolitan'?

ans--Gerald Ford.

8.Which was the first Indian movie of which Singapore Airlines bought rights to broadcast it in the plane?
ans-- Sivaji the Boss.

9.RADS is a defence company belonging to which country?

10.SET ALIVE is the new horse in the stable of which Indian Business Personality?

11.'Uday' and 'Kiran' are initiatives started by which global giant in India?

12.Logo of Walkman.

13.a question related to FANTA and its 4 imaginary mascots.

14.Full form of IPCC.

15.Established in 1895 this organisation was set up as a non-governmental non profit organisation.

16.'Better Pizza through quality and innovation"

17.a question related to a cosmetic company

18.GE,OSRAM,PHILIPS had controlled this product's sale....

ans--Electric Bulb.

19.Pic of Raghav Bahl from CNBC-TV18....a sponsor question mind it.

20.About whom did Sunday Times said This "brand" is Tom Cruise,Sean Connery and Clint Eastwood combined into one?

ans--Amitabh Bachchan.

21.A TV ad where a mother bathes her baby...
Johnson n Johnson baby soap.

22.A TV ad where an old-couple close windows..
Saint Gobain.

sorry guys...donot remember 3 more questions...



for the first time in the history of TC,all the 6 teams on stage were of TCS...kudos to TCS for that.
Yeah Ours was one of those 6 teams.

I m jotting down all the questions irrespective of which round they were asked.

1.History Of Honeywell.

2.Person known as "Jinnah of marketting"--Alyque Padamsee.

3.This was called roses of Prophet Mohammad...banned in Iraq---Danish pastries.

4.Whiskey named after a bird--famous Grouse.

5.VAIO full form--video Audio Integrated Operation.(we knew this but messed it up)

6.A question related to a service started by TAJ.(we just guessed it blindly).

7.A place near COORG is the headquarters of--TATA COFFEE.

8.Metal Junction--is a joint venture with which TATA arm--TATA STEEL.

9.World's first distillary located in Scotland--Glenlivet...Terrific crack by someone in the audience.

10.Rockport is owned by--ADIDAS.

11.Ritz Carlton is owned by--Mariott.

12.Bolt and some manufacturing company..better known as --Caterpillar.

13.Some question based on a recipe--Frito Lays.

14.A twin tailed siren is the logo of--Star Bucks.

15.We Sell Nivea---Beirsdorf.

16.A lady who took on WTO --Anita Roddick(body shop)

17.First Satellite Camera....Camera which was taken by the Apollo-11 crew and left there on the called 1st satellite camera.

18.Identify --Krishna Kumar...

19.Ad brought out by WWF.

20.Logo of-- Hi-Design.

21.Pic Of --NARESH GOYAL....another Sponsor Question....

22.Brand to start branding trains---Kurkure.

We won the quiz quite comfortably in the end having scored 60 points.

Note:- The Prize money for regional winners has increased to 75,000 and runners-up--35,000.


This was an amazing battle fought between the following teams:

Satyam Computers
Infosys Technologies
Google India
KMV Projects
Satyam Computers
Agro-Tech Foods.

1.Origin of Encyclopaedia britannica.

2.Pinu Modi described some one as "He is not wealthy.He pays most of his income in the form of taxes...."--JRD TATA.

3.Michael Porter's 5 Forces Strategy.

4.Patent Fights for--Finger Printing.

5.World Leader in O/P production--Hero Cycles.

6.Tata Tea's first Outlet--Chai n Chai.

7.India's first branded Cold-Rolled Steel--Steelenium.

8.Choice,Control,Convenience---Tata Sky.

9."Simply the Slimmest"--Titan Edge.

10.Famous Product Of Computational Research Laboratory-AKA.

Connect Questions:

11.Song of manthan,TribhuvanDas(business man),Map Of anand District,Saagar----AMUL.

12.Song Of Race,Mascot Of Mortein,------Reckit Benkisser.

13.Pic Of Cast AWAY,The Run Away Bride,Song Of Hat-Trick---FedEx.

14.Pic Of Ranbir Kapoor,Voltas,Punjab Agrotech Foods--PEPSI.

15.Pic Of SPICE telecom,Pic Of Chak De India,Video Of BLACK,L& T----Aditya Birla Group.

16.Krazzy-4 Song,NDTV,Mission Istanbul-------------INDIA TODAY GROUP.

17.Connect--Amstar,Pizza dispatch---dominoes.

18.Circular Notes---Traveller's Cheques.

A very creative round was introduced at this stage....

Logos of 4 companies were shown and a formula was given....apply the formula on the names of those companies and the result you get will also be a company/brand/person....and this round was on buzzer.

19.(Master Card,Vimal,Texaco,Verisign)-CITI.





Multiple Clues Round:

24.Martha Stewart.

25.Silvio Berlusconi.

26.Ramoji Rao....

The Quiz ended with GOOGLE India winning it hitting the buzzer on the very first clue on the last question...was a close finish.

Nishit Ganatra


manas.nayak said...

congrats!All the best for the finals.Who was your partner?Manjit?
Manas Nayak

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your victory...TATA round also seems to be getting tougher of late :(

Anonymous said...

congratulations.all d best for finals!hope u guys make it there too!

Anonymous said...

Congrats..... All the best for the final.......

Anonymous said...

Kudos for a great compliation.

It's amazing how you can remember so many ques.

Will be of great help to quizzers at forthcoming rounds as the CNBC telecast is uncertain this year.

Pickbrain will have to find new questions for each venue now.

Best of luck and many many thanks from an avid quizzer

Suman said...

Hey Nishit...congrats...gr8 job...and nice compilation. Congrats to Manjeet too...All the best for the finals...

blithering idiot said...

isnt rockport owned by reebok ?

U mentioned it was owned by Adidas-is that because Adidas bought out Reebok a couple of years back ?

Nitin Lakhotia

Rohit Nair said...


Good compilation.
Just wanted to note

Answers to some questions in non tata track

6) Chai Unchai
10) Eka

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All the best for the nationals! Keep us all posted


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