Sunday, March 27, 2005


2004 Jaldi Quiz - 1


1. Connect the phrase "The razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human" to a 23 year old student from Singapore Kimberly Yeo.

Answer: Kimberly Yeo typed this phrase in 43.24 seconds to win the SMS contest (SingTel SMS Shootout) organized by SingTel. (This record is set to feature in the Guinness Book of World Records soon). - (

2. Which term coined by Nima Namchu and Nitin Berry of Leo Burnett in the lead up to a Reebok campaign in 1996-97 is now synonymous with Indian Cricket?

Answer: The Wall (Rahul Dravid)

3. After finishing his B.Com, he began his career with Filix India, where he worked as a sales executive. Following a brief stint with a guest house, he took up employment in Saudi Arabia. Returning to India, he set up a manpower consultancy service. But his big opportunity to run a multi-crore business'came when he bagged a licence from the Government in '94. Who is the person referred here?

Answer: Abdul Kareem Telgi

4. Fernanda Gaitam Salom's name is a regular on Indian television (especially the couch potatoes would never miss this one). What is her/his claim to fame?

Answer: The original story for the popular soap "Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin" on Sony is by this person.

5. A TCS Question to round this one - Question from the TCS IPO Bid-Cum Application form - Why does the address: Sagardarshan 8,Worli Seaface,Mumbai feature in the form?

Answer: The address is Mr. S. Ramadorai's. (MD,TCS) The reason it features is because he is on of the Board of Directors and SEBI requires the information about the Board of Directors on the Red Herring Prospectus.

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