It was truly an awesome experience to watch the regional round at Mumbai.
The TATA round was a cake walk for the defending champions of Mumbai Suresh Kumar and Anirudh Datta. I thought either Sandeep Rajpurohit or Govind Grewal will make the champions sweat but the champions were way ahead.
All the happenings was in the Non Tata Track…. What a final round…. Breath taking….(first of all Rajeev Rai could not clear the prelims- that was a shock)
At the end of the penultimate round ICICI Bank and Deustche Bank where leading with 30 points each and there where no clue of any other teams near to them…
There were three questions in the final round with three clues for each question
– 15 points if cracked in first clue and -10 for wrong answer at any point
The first question was asked – when the first clue was in the screen ICICI Bank went for the buzzer and got it wrong .. this brought their points to 20… The next clue came up in the screen and Duestche Bank came up with the answer but got confused themselves and gave the answer as Sanjay Lalbhai when the answer was Kasturibhai Lalbhai.. so this made their points also 20..
Next question even before the first clue blinked O & M pressed the buzzer and gave the answer and this took them to 30 and they led the quiz suddenly from no where…
Then the final question the first clue blinked and IMRB went for it the answer was BEST and they cracked it and this took their points to 30 as well…
Now there was a tie breaker between O & M and IMRB and in the tie breaker IMRB got it right and won the regional round of TATA Crucible Corporate Mumbai Round…
Here are the prelim questions….(I think the prelims was quite easy)
It was sad that both of us could not participate in this edition of Crucibles as we couldnt team up and also couldnt have the luck of participating with a different partner…..
TCS- Onkar Tiwari / Sushil Raka
Tata Capital – Govind Grewal / Ninan Vargheese
TCS – Suresh Kumar / Anirudh Dutta
TCS – Sandeep Rajpurohit/Sreeram
Tata Power – Mahesh / Ramakrishnan
TCS – Harish Menon / Vishal Jhunjhunwala
Non TATA Track:
Deutshe Bank – Sudipta Roy / Chayan Hazra
Edelweiss – Abhishek / Nikunj
KPMG – Adwaita Ray/ Gaurav Asthana
IMRB – Ashish Pandey / Amaya Samant
O & M – Gururaj Rao / Hemant Sharma
ICICI – Shameer & Prasan Poddar
Q.1.Oriental Insurance and Long reach Insurance were in the news for providing Rs. 500-650 Cr. for players of which event in 2008?
Q.2. Promoters of which Indian pharma company sold the majority stake to Fresenins Kabi, a S’pore based firm?
Q.3. Print Ad of Kamasutra
Q.4 Which Italian coffee brand has tied up with Narang group to launch high end café concepts in India?
Q.6. Idiom design & consuling has created this logo for an important event in 2010 described as “spiraling upwards, the logo depicts growth of India…”?
Q.7. Jewellery firm’s diamond brands are Harmony, Ghazal, Eternal, Folgree, Aishwarya & Sushmita?
Q.8. Which famous children’s publisher has entered into an agreement with Kuwait based Teshkeel comics to sell a comic series “The 99”?
Q.9. “Sunhare Sapne” – which insurance company is launching a special initiative to educate farmers on the need…?
Q.10. Healthcare product maker has promoted a company : Holisitic Beauty Care Ltd. To launch spas under the name “Osmosys” ?
Q.11. Pic of Vinita Bali of Britannia
Q.12. Which home, personal care and chemical company is launching “Bref”?
Q.13., This journal first published & edited by Sir. Josepg Norman Lockyer in Britian. Which famous journal are we talking about?
Q.14. Named after Stanley Hotel café in Nairobi, “the thorn tree” is the free web based forum of which Australlian publication?
Q.15. Which entertainment company is the largest owner of sports teams, events and venues and owns among other things LA Galaxy, Houston Dynamos, Staples Center and House Depot Center?
Q.17. Which privatre equity firm founded by Peter Peterson and Stephen Schwarzman in 1985 has the name, which is wordplay on the founders’ name?
Q.18. A famous Indian once said “Our core corporate assets walk out every evening… tired ….”. Which company refer to its employees as corporate assets, which company?
Q.19. Lachlan Murdoch with Emerging Media owned which team in the inaugural IPL?
Q.20. Which company Hula Hoop in 1958?
Q.21. S2 is a production house owned by which bollywood personality?
Q. 22. “One World. One Dream” is the slogan for which event in 2008?
Q.23. Radio Mirchi is run by which company?
Q.24. Ad of Monaco (Amir Khan ad)
Q.25. Ad of Virgin Mobile (Traffic Police ad)
Vijaykrishna C V & Anubhav Chatterjee