Sunday, February 6, 2011

GNOSIOMANIA 2011 :: A Review

Well this may be one of the most shortest review for Gnosiomania.In two words " IT ROCKS".

Ohk coming to the serious part Gnosiomania 2011 was the last time of mine as a participant as well as the first time as a quizmaster in GNOSIO.

And it was some journey.  Avinash Mudaliar had some really good questions this time around and we found them all guessable( doesn't mean we guessed a lot).

Six Quizzes ( 5 by Mr. Mudaliar & team   and  1 by us Attached below).


A Unique format I think designed by one of  our earlier seniors.20 questions , 3 clues to each questions identify in 1st clue you get 30, in 2nd you get 20, 3rd you get 10.
This was hosted by Hemant Agarwal( tht's me) & Zuhaib Khawaja. I can't comment on the quality and would love to have your  reviews.

Questions are given below.

Biz,  Tech , Entertainment , Cricket , General Quiz

All the quizzes were nicely made and the best part I liked about the quiz was the decent amount of Indian touch to it. Cricket Quiz was an unique addition this time around and we really loved being a part of it.

Some questions were so nice that we had to stand up in applause to them ... be it the Darlling Darlling from 7 khoon maaf  or the  Junglee question or it be the LVC( long visual connect ) to Ek duje ke liye... ..
be it the women cricket question .

Thats all from my side .. here are the questions of passwords we hosted ...
Would Love your comments...


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Cryptex 2010

One of our biggest supporters over the last year or so has been March Ahead, a site dedicated to improve the general knowledge of whoever cares enough to.  After having set a base for 2 years in the sphere of quizzing, it is now expanding its horizons to online treasure hunts by way of an event called Cryptex 2010
A treasure hunt is a sort of serial puzzle which not only tests your general knowledge, but also your ability to think laterally (sometimes in bizarre ways) to reach an answer.  A good example of a treasure hunt question is as below (this has appeared recently in an online Treasure Hunt out of Hyderabad, but is an old one any way)

So you think you know your number systems?



The answer to this puzzle is Christmas
The logic of this answer is as follows

1.       The lit pumpkin depicts Halloween
2.       Halloween is celebrated on October 31 or OCT 31
3.       The 10 would indicate that you convert this into decimal
4.       OCT 31 = DEC 25
5.       Christmas is celebrated on 25th December

This problem is among the simpler problems posed.  Such problems can be enjoyable and yet maddeningly frustrating at times.  Which is all part of the charm of a treasure hunt.

The team designing this treasure hunt has got arguably some of the best players of the game in the country as also a past Master of Klueless, arguably the most popular event in its genre.  This would also serve as a good ground for honing ones skills in preparation for the same. Knowing the team as we do, we would heartily recommend you try your hand at it.  The team assures me that it would ensure that everybody is helped at all levels so as to make the trip an enjoyable affair.

This starts on November 11 at 2000 hrs and would continue till somebody cracks the last level.  This is typically 2-3 days.  So do visit Cryptex 2010 and register and treat yourself to an engrossing game of  puzzle solving.

Updates on this event can also be found on the FB Page Cryptex 2010.

Sunday, August 15, 2010


Hey all ... This is a set of 9 questions ... celebrating the 63rd Independence Day of India.. Answer all correctly and one lucky MNNITian wins a goodie ...

Its as simple as that ... till that time

JAI HO !!!

India Quiz

Yeah your Quizmaster for the Quiz: The Anagram Law

Thursday, August 12, 2010


We have to thank her (or it) for her(or it's) collection of stories and poems that we've read as kids. They have entertained and taught us and also subtly narrated not so sweet histories in those sweet stories (like Jack Horner the knave and the rebellious Mary Queen of Scots). She (or it) is either a simple country woman or a bird! As a lady, she's just a representative of her type, or the popular storytelling granny on Devonshire Street. As a bird, well, its obviously not traceable. Who is she(or it)?

Monday, June 28, 2010

The radio station gets its name from a distortion of the word for a shrill laughter or foolish clatter. It is named after its "creators" and begins with the letter K - the call sign of stations located west of Missisippi River. It has an all talk format and gets calls from the likes of Tommy Hilfiger, Ben Stiller, Jay Leno, Halle Berry etc and a visit by Bill Gates at its station. Which "radio station" are we talking of?