Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Out of action..? or Man of action..?

If I have been out of the blogging world for some dayz now,here are the reasons.

a) French Class

I have signed up for a 2 month French Class for Beginners. These classes start at 7 am every weekday and believe me, it takes a lot of determination to get up every morning at 05.30 am and drive for more than 20km to learn a foreign language.
French is also an official language in Canada and learning the language will make life easier.

b) A new Job

A few days back, I happen to give an interview at one of India's most admired IT company.(You guessed it..right!). They have offered me a job. The offer is good.
I get a salary that I had quoted, a role that I wanted and a work location that will get me closer to home. So, I have accepted the offer and submitted my resignation to my current employer. If everything works out fine, August end should see me packing my bags and heading home to take up the new job.

c) Biz Quiz.- Battle ground for the Sharpest Brains
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Amidst all this hungama, my teammate and I managed to win the Hyderabad round of the Tata Crucible -Biz Quiz. The regional winners (i.e. us) get a cash prize of Rs 60,000 plus get loads of gift hampers from Titan, Westside and other Tata companies.
The quiz was covered by a few of the local newspapers and will be shown on CNBC-India on a later date. We got some nice publicity. We hadn't won any quiz of such a big magnitude. Our team now travels to Mumbai on 24th of this month (air tickets sponsored by Indian Airlines and stay by Taj Hotels) for the national finals and if we win the quiz there, we would walk away with Rs 2 Lakh cash prize. So pray for us!

If you are wondering what are the kind of quiz questions we cracked to emerge as the winners, here are a few :

i)In the day of "The Raj" What was "Company Kagaz" issued by
East India Company?

## Share Certificates

2) Antrix is the commercial/marketing wing of which Indian


3) Complete the famous International campaign – "At Bennetton,
the smallest garment is a ____________"
## Condom

4) What was originally called "McLaughlin's Belfast-Style ginger
Ale" after its creator John McLaughlin, a Canadian chemist?
## Canada Dry

5) According to the Bureau of Indian Standards, only sand from a
certain place in India can be used for laboratory testing of cement
or concrete. Where does this special sand come from?
## Eluru in Andhra Pradesh

6) Which company would you associate Late Gulshan Kumar with?
## T-Series

7) "As white as snow" describes which product?
## Nivea

8) The union of 4 founder companies namely _______, DKW, Horch
and Wanderer formed this automobile major. What are we talking about?
## Audi

9) "With you all the way" is the punchline of which Indian Bank?
## SBI

10) Which corporation at its Headquarters has man made lakes named
Jordan, Sampras and Mia Ham?

## Nike

Q) Its called Mehran in Pakistan. How do we know it in India? (Hint:
The common link is another brand called Suzuki)
## Maruti


At 10:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like you are having a wonderful time... All the best for your French class, congrats and best wishes on your new job and Crucible quiz finals....

At 7:14 AM, Blogger Thoughtcurry said...

Dude, great questions! So you leaving for Bhub by EONM? Am coming to Hyd this month end. Will catch you there.

At 12:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Congrats! Great to know that after our stint TCS we both will be a part of the same co again!

At 2:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats on reaching the finals!

Are you learning french at the Alliance Francias?

It's an easy language to pick-up. Good Luck.

~ Raj

At 2:18 AM, Blogger Kaps said...

congrats on cracking the TATA Business Quiz. ATB for the finals.

At 2:32 PM, Blogger Antimatter said...

Congratulations Chief! Looks like good days are laying themselves out for you!

At 3:50 AM, Blogger Anuj said...

Did u manage to get the newspaper in which ur pic was there ?

At 11:29 PM, Blogger Indian Blogger said...

Yes, got it. Managed to get hold of a few other newspapers too.!:)


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