September 13, 2011


This is the half-page ad released in WSJ paper on 9/11 by whom

September 09, 2011


He is a part owner of Italy's top team, Juventus and played in Italian first division football club Perugia
He was tested positive for nandroline in October, 2003 just after signing for the Italian club  and was banned for 3 months

As the end of 1st season he finished second in the running for the Bidone d'oro award a prize handed to Serie A's flop of the year.

However he left a memorable impression off the pitch. A private jet was kept on standby for joyrides to the crazy house night club in Paris and used to book a suite for his dog at a posh hotel

Answer in comments

August 23, 2011

New York Times First Front Page Advertisment

CBS is the first advertiser to appear on front pageof New York Times. The NY Times for decades resisted advertisers demand to place advertisements in front page. After a great amount of debate and resistance they finally approved the ad unit in 2009 during a sever industry downturn.

August 09, 2011

August 08, 2011

Tata Crucible corporate Round questions Hyderabad 2011

Below are some of the questions from Tata Crucible corporate Hyderabad round finals,2011:
Round one:

1. What is Rachet Effect

2. Who is a 99er

3. What is the difference between Vintage Champagne and a Champagne according to french laws

4. Question on origins of 360 degree appraisal

4. Abbreviation of Chinese auto company, BYD

Build Your Dreams

Round 2-

1. Pic of Rishab Premji

2. Identify the brand from print ad - Nivea

3. Image of Fatima,a famous toy modeled around barbie for Middle east market

4. Question on designer of Catherine Middleton wedding gown

5. Identify  the mathematician in the currency note

Carl Friedrich Gauss, the normal distribution curve that he introduced, as well as the mathematical equation for the curve

6. Image of wimbeldon towel


Rd 3 -

1. Brand name of PepsiCo - Tata Global Beverages glucose -


2. question on Tata Steel JV with Nippon

3. question on satish panda's book on wild orchids

4. Tata Chem and Temasek Life Science partnered to produce jatropha

Rd 4 Connector on

1. Temsec singapore investment fund

2. infosys medal recipients

3. Dabur group (showed kings XI, dabur logo and played a song of sonakshi singh who endorses a brand from dabur

4. brand union (Vodafone and airtel logo are deigned by them and some wired connections)

Rd 4.

1. question on NCERT history and their roles and responsibilities

2. History of Lotte the confictionary brand

3. History of wired  magazine

June 10, 2011

The Roots of Baba Ramdev

 Born as Ram Krishna Yadav in the Haryana village of Narnaul, Mahindergarh district, he studied only until class VIII. Later, he joined a gurukul and began taking lessons in yoga and the Vedas. In the early 1990s he used to sell amla (Indian gooseberry) on his bicycle and extoll its medicinal value (it is a big source of vitamin C) until he met a trader whose wife was on her deathbed.

Ram Krishna Yadav revived her and in gratitude the trader set Ramdev up in business. His first enterprise was located at Kankhal, near Haridwar – the Divya Yog Pharmacy

Ramdev recently joined hands with the world’s leading packaging solutions company Tetra Pak to develop an array of ready-to-drink health beverages in aseptic packages of different sizes and shapes. In the US, the yoga guru had also acquired an ayurvedic medicine company in the name of Herbo Ved, for an undisclosed sum, to sell new products abroad.

Source :Business Standard

April 29, 2011

Bgyan -11

Compossed a small quiz after a long time...give it a shot. p.s send your answers to praneeth82 AT Gmail Dot com and I will send you answers, please don't post your answers as comments

1. The invention of this popularly food item is credited to John Montague, Fourth Earl of XYZ. It is believed that Montague liked it because he could eat it without getting grease on his fingers from meat, making it a suitable snacks to eat while playing cards. Which food item am I referring to

2. In 105 when Ts'ai Lun, a courtier in the Chinese imperial court, redefined and popularized the process of mixing tree fibers and wheat stalks with the bark of mulberry tree, then pounding them together and poring the mixture on to a woven cloth to create this product. Chinese dynasties conspired to keep his invention secret and it was until the start of 7th century that the techniques to make it began to appear in Japan and Korea. With the capture of Chinese merchants by Arab soldiers during the Battle of Talas in 751, the knowledge of making it soon spread across the Arab world, and in Europe in Moorish, S early in 12 the century...Identify the product

3. When Christopher Columbus arrived in Americas in 1492 he was struck by the locals indulgence in an unfamiliar habit. The Mayans had been consuming this since the first century B.C.E. The mayans thought their foreign visitors divine , the indigenous Arawaks offered Columbus and his men some of the product - who immediately threw them away. One member of the crew, Rodrigo de Jerez, was not as skeptical, through, and tasted it. Back home, his newly acquired habit frightened his compatriots so much that the inquisition put him in jail. Which product was offered to Colombus by Mayans?

4. In the 15 the century korea was drought plagued realm, and King Sejong wished to levy a land taxes based on an assessment of each farmers potential harvest. What was invented to collect this tax

5. In 1902 American president Theodore Roosevelt went on a bear hunting expedition in Mississippi that led to the invention of perhaps one of the most iconic product in history. Hot Collier, a former slave and prodigious huntsman, was charged with organizing the chase.In order to provide Roosevelt with a cleat shot, Collier and his hounds tracked down a bear and drove it to the stand where the president was waiting . However, when collier arrived with the bear, Roosevelt had left for lunch. In the ensuing confusion the bear attacked one of the hunting dogs. Collier simply knocked it out with his rifle and tied it to a tree. When Roosevelt returned a short while later he was impressed by Collier's feat, but refused to kill the defenseless bear.

The episode gained widespread media attention, and in Nov 1902 the Washington Post ran a series of cartoons, initially featuring Roosevelt and an adult bear tired to a tree. Inspired by drawings, Morris and Rose Michtom - two shopkeepers from New york created which famous product