Thursday, November 12, 2009

Winners at NED

The Winners of the National Education Day Quiz are :

1st Place : HariKrishnan Santosh, Sweta Singh , Abeer Khan Score 23/35

2nd Place : Mitesh Karwa, Nitish Yadav, Pradeepta Panigrahi Score 22/35

3rd Place : Siddharth Shankar Pandey, Akash Agnivesh Score 21/35

NED Quiz

Sunday, October 18, 2009

S2 : #2 : THINK AWESOME !!!

Q .The persons in the pictures form a exhaustive list ... only one is missing ....

Identify the missing person & Explain.


Answers open till next Sunday ..
After that regular daily posts will follow
Wait for it ......

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Happy Diwali

Wishing a very happy & prosperous Diwali to all Gnosis followers ...

We will back soon.... till then enjoy the festive season

Friday, October 9, 2009

S2 #1


Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The wait is over

Quizzers & Gnosiomaniacs ! The 2nd season of daily quizzes shall commence on the 5th of October. So activate the quizzing half of your brains during these breaks. Nilambh ke kaaran huey asuvidha ke liye humaein khed hai !...

All the Best

What unique distinction do these stadiums hold? (i apologise...the question wa wrong prior to this...i have made the corrections... :) :) )

Thursday, August 20, 2009

A give-away....

Identify the Logo(or Flag/Crest).

Season 2 of GNOSIS will start from SEP 1st so some fillers in between the seasons.
They won't count on the leaderboard.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Winners : Colors of INDIA QUIZ

We thank you for the fantastic response to the Colors of India Quiz. Over 60 of you responded with more than half of you getting double digit marks. At the top, we had 4 contenders tying with 17 points each. They are (in alphabetical order)

1. Abhishek Chakraborty

2. Abinash Pant

3. Kamal Rathi

4. Sameer Agrawal

With 3 prizes to offer, we had to draw lots and the prizes have been awarded as follows

8 GB Pen Drive with Spy Cam Abinash Pant

Innova - USA Wireless Headphones Kamal Rathi

Abhishek Chakraborty

Commiserations to Sameer who lost out in the luck of the draw. Having said that, he has already won these headphones so I am sure he will not feel so bad.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


In view of the fantastic response to the colors of india quiz, 2 more prizes have been announced.
your chances of winning have just tripled
so hurry and participate in even more numbers...

1st Prize - 8 G.B. USB Pen Drive with spy camera. 2 more prizes already announced .Depending on the number of responses additional prizes will also be announced.

Questions will also appear in the blog from today , though you have to answer them on

Monday, August 3, 2009

Colors of India : A Quiz

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Answers & results Season I

Hey guys
It was nice to see you participate in the Season I of Gnosis Quiz Club with such enthusiasm.
Well we have to cut short of this season to this 24 questions as with new academic session it would be better if start a new season.

The Leaderboard has been updated.
The Answers to Megapost :
1) Anne Frank & her autobiography THe Diary of a Young girl.
2) Sunil Gavaskar & Ajit Wadekar
3) Tomatina (The Tomato Festival of Spain)
4) Allan Sheperd (He played Golf on Moon)
5) The Hilton Group
6) James Cameron (Director of Titanic)
7) Black Box
8) French Revolution
9) Ayrton Senna, Roland Ratzenberger , Williams F1 team logo.
Both died in the same crash in 1994 at San Marino Grand Prix. Senna was driving for Williams-F1.
10)Manjunath Shanmugam Trust which recently launched RTI helpline.

The Winner of Season I was Pradeepta Panigrahi, he would be receiving his gifts soon.



Top Ten of Season I :

1 Pradeepta 20
2 Johhny Walker 19
3 Shrey Gupta 17
4 Miteshkarwa 13
5 Prabshoney 10
6 Kartheegeyan S 10
7 Ajesh 10
8 Shrey Goyal 9
9 The Editor 9
10 RippleFactor 9

Friday, July 3, 2009

S1: #14 - #23 :megaPOst

Really sorry guys for the break the blog took
So here we are back with a bang.
S1 continues: Here are questions
So a mega post to compensate for the break we took.
10 Questions
Answers will be accepted for seven days.
It gives you a chance to gain a lot on the Leader board.
Well the Questions are from Jayesh Sir who cleared his BTECH this year .We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.


SO here we go
1. Her personal journals were converted into a book, which now ranks as the second most read non-fiction book in the world, after the Bible. Who are we talking about?
2. Identify the two gentlemen.

3. Identify the picture shown below

4. Though not a professional golf player, this man played one of the most historic games of golf in history.

5. Identify the Logo.

6. In the movie Titanic the nude portrait of Kate Winslet (Rose DewittBukater) was sketched by X. Also in the screen it was X's hand shown drawing and not De Caprio's as we visualize. Identify X.

7. Identify this object

8. In a pack of playing cards, “A” (Ace) had the least value, whereas “K” the most valued. But, after the _______, “A” is considered to have more value than “K” (King), depicting that the common civilians are more powerful than the King. (Hint: A very famous Historical Event. )

9. Connection.

10. On November 19 2006, the ____ Trust launched a National Right to Information Act (RTI) helpline that will help people across the country in using the Right To Information Act. Inaugural Calls were made by Mr. N.R.Narayana Murthy, Chairman and Chief Mentor, Infosys and Ms. Kiran Bedi. What am I referring here?

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Q .
Everywhere we go
The people want to know
Who we are
Where we come from
Where we come from
Shall we tell them
Shall we tell them
Who we are
Who we are
Where we come from
Where we come from
We are the ______ ____
We are the ______ ____

Originally a Sheffield Wednesday song what is its significance in the world of cricket?

Hint : You may hear it this july ....

Due to some technical problems with my computer I am unable to post regularly, A Season Post soon, maybe tmmrw or day after tmmrw
Sorry for such delays. Scoreboard will also be updated then
New domain of Blog :

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

S1: 12:Filmy Funda

Ok all u have 2 do is guess the giving out a few lines as the hint....


Imagine l'eclat d'un paysage qui te submerge
Pas a pas, tu penetres dans cette athmoshphere
Tel une sphere qui t aspires ,toi tu regardes qui t inspires


Magine I instant ou tu croises celle que tu attends
Tu parcours les ruells ,et meme tu humes ces ecuelles
Elle depasse toutes tes attentes,elle n'est mene pas reelle
Rien ne te laisse de glace dans le palais aux milles delices

Question From Pradeepta Panigrahi

Answers of older S1 posts have been removed due to updating of domain name please bear with that. S1: #12 Answers & new post from the 1st july

Sunday, June 14, 2009


The Gnosis Club blog will be updated very soon with new & challenging questions and the score as well. We apologise for the delays and irregularities.

Leaderboard updated till S1: #11

Saturday, May 23, 2009

S1 : #11 : IPL!!!

Summer fever caught me will ry to be more regular ....
For now ...
Connect & Explain ...

Question no s1: #10 is also open for next few days
Leaderboard will also be updated soon

Sunday, May 10, 2009

S1: #10 : MAA !!!

Identify The Lady...

She is credited for the invention of something really special.

Hint : Think today !!! ( this makes it a sitter )

Leader board will be updated tomorrow.

Monday, May 4, 2009

S1 : Quizzing the Essecence of it

Quizzing is Not Just a Trivial Pursuit

This piece of Amit Verma was published on Sunday (June 29,2008) in Mail Today. I read it on his blog and for the followers of GNOSIS QUIZ CLUB I bring few excerpts from it .... Regular posts from 8th onwards....

S1: #9 : Acoustics Still open to answer Click to Answer ….. NO posts for the next Five Days

….So let me start this piece with a quiz question about cards: In Texas Hold’em Poker( The American Version of Teen Pati), which hand is known as ‘six tits’?
If you don’t know the answer, I encourage you not to shift your eyes to the end of the piece, where I reveal all. Just look at the question one more time: as the Beatles would say, you can work it out.
Every two Sundays, a diverse group of people meet in an office in a Mumbai suburb and ask each other questions like this. They are the Bombay Quiz Club (BQC), a group co-founded on April Fool’s Day, 2006. Most Indian cities have clubs with a much older pedigree – the Karnataka Quiz Association of Bangalore celebrates its 25th anniversary today, and the K Circle of Hyderabad predates that by a decade. But the kind of quizzing all these clubs do is rather different from what most Indians understand of the term.


To most Indians, quizzing is about knowledge. You are asked a question: you either know it or you don’t. If you don’t, the quiz is terribly boring. There might be drama about who is winning or losing, but beyond that narrative, your brain isn’t being made to work. You might as well watch a soap opera.
But attend a quiz by the BQC or by any of these other quizzing clubs and you’ll find a different dynamic at play. You will find that the quizzing they do is not so much about knowledge but about problem solving. Even if you don’t know a question, you can still work it out by clues given in the question. Sure, you still need to know things: but if you’re intelligent and have a basic interest in the world, you have a crack at solving any question. A 100-question quiz then becomes not a boring event where you know some things and are clueless about others, but a challenge in which you try to solve 100 brainteasers, often with the help of team-mates in a collaborative process that is immense fun.
For example, here’s a question I asked in a quiz last year: “X is a unit of hype. One kiloX is equal to 10.42 days. One MegaX is equal to 28.5 years. What is X, and why is it so called?”
When I asked this question, I also advised the teams to use their calculators. The team that cracked it was the one that figured out that X was equal to 15 minutes. The answer, then, was obviously Warhol, who had famously said: “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” Now think of what a boring question this would have been if I had simply asked: “What is the unit of hype?”
Every well-framed quiz question should lead to a Eureka moment. You are asked a question, you search it for clues, one teammate suggests one strand of thought, another suggests an alternative, you rack your brains and suddenly it all falls into place. My friend J Ramanand, the last man to win Mastermind India, expressed it beautifully when he wrote: “Working out answers is sometimes like tugging at the loose thread in a sweater. A decent yank & the whole thing unravels magically.”
To illustrate this, here’s a question framed by the quizzer Arun Simha: “H0H 0H0” is a postal code used by Canada Post for routing letters sent in Canada to which person?”
The question is bewildering – until one notices that H0H 0H0 can also be read as Ho Ho Ho. Yank that and you come to Santa Claus. (Jabba the Hutt is also associated with that laugh, but any reasonable quizzer would eliminate that option, for why would Canada Post care about Jabba the Hutt?)
Here’s another question, framed by a BQC quizzer, Sumant Srivathsan: “If ‘three short - three long - three short’ (. . . - - - . . .) is Morse code for SOS, where would you be most likely to come across ‘three short - two long - three short’?”
The ‘three-shorts’ are the clue. Clearly the second code stands for S-something-S, and when you work that out, you start thinking of what the missing letter could be. M? SMS? And then you remember the default Nokia ringtone for incoming messages (“beep-beep-beep, beeeep-beeeep, beep-beep-beep”) and the answer falls into place.
Imagine how boring the question would be if it was framed thus: “In morse code, which letter does ‘two long’ stand for?” Or “What is the default Nokia ringtone for incoming messages inspired by?”
I was recently asked by a friend, whose only acquaintance with quizzing is via Kaun Banega Crorepati, how I prepare for a quiz. The answer, of course, is that one can’t prepare for this kind of quizzing. Schoolkids may buy Malayalam Manorama and learn capitals and currencies, but the best quizzers are simply people who live life fully. They show an interest in the world around them; they read a lot; they watch films and listen to music; they are culturally aware; they keep in touch with the news. And when quiz questions pop up that touch on any of those areas, they have a chance at cracking it, even if they don’t know the funda behind the question.
Ah, fundas! Quizzers use that term a lot. What does it mean? Loosely speaking, a funda is an interesting fact at the heart of a question. Every good question contains a little nugget that tells you something you didn’t know already. Sometimes this is trivial, sometimes not. But the net effect of a good quiz with solid fundas is that you end the quiz not just entertained by it, but also more knowledgeable about the world in a meaningful way.


A connect question in a quiz is one in which you are asked to find the common thread running between a few different elements: four visuals, say, or a video, an audio and a picture, and so on. But, in a way, all of quizzing is about connecting. We look for something in the question that we are asked that we can connect with the world we know. And when a funda is new to us, it expands that world. If it’s interesting, it might even increase out interest in a particular area of knowledge. We might finish a quiz wanting to see a certain film or read a particular book, or simply looking at something in an entirely new way. To extend Ramanand’s analogy, after we yank the thread and the sweater unravels, we find other uses for that wool.
So the next time you’re playing poker on a Sunday and your opponent beats you with a hand that has three queens in it, congratulate him (or her) for holding six tits. Then walk right out and find a good quiz to take part in. It’ll be worth your while.

You can read more from Amit Verma at his blog INDIA UNCUT

Friday, May 1, 2009

S1 : #9 Acoustics ....

Identify This Famous NRI .....

HINT : Music World owes a lot to him

Leaderboard Updated ...

Posts will be irregular for a while due to semester Exams

Monday, April 27, 2009

S1: #8 : Flag March !!!!

Identify This Famous politician

For leaderboard will get updated in a day or two Sorry for that....

Cracked by almost everyone ....
Answer : Naveen Jindal

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Srry for no posts

 Exams On..unable to post Season #1 continues ....
  Leaderboard will get updated soon ....

Monday, April 20, 2009

S1: #7 : MNNITians shd be able to get it


Pradeepta asks you to find the missing city in this list & put funda


Friday, April 17, 2009

S1 :#6

A Question from Pradeepta ( Apu :) )

This Indian opening batsman represented India in 23 tests and 4 ODI's. He made his test debut against a team which itself was making it's debut. He was the second only player from his state to play test cricket for India. In his short international career he managed only 2 centuries. Coincidently both were made against the same team and at the same venue, the city of oranges. His lone man of the series award was also against this very team when India toured there. Who's the player?

Leaderboard updated ......

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

S1 : #5 : Halla Bol

Identify the cricketer in news ....

This is a question asked at Alvida Quiz ....

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

S1: #4 : A revolution ???


On the occasion of Dr. Norman Borlaug's receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970, he said of X: "The Y has been a team effort and much of the credit for its spectacular development must go to Indian officials, Organizations, Scientists and farmers. However, to you, X, a great deal of the credit must go for first recognizing the potential value of the Mexican dwarfs. Had this not occurred, it is quite possible that there would not have been a Y in Asia".

Leaderboard updated , this post is closed

Cracked by all of you

Alvida Quiz : Results

Winners :
All Three Tied after so many rounds of tiebreakers :

1) Hemant Agarwal, IIYR & Abhishek Somani, III yr
2) Apruv Srivastav , IIYR & Pradeepta Panigrahi, IIYR
3) Astha Rai, I YR & Aparna Gautam, I YR

This is how the inaugural yr of GNOSIS Quiz club came to end.

The blog has been great help in generating the atmosphere of quizzing in the college , I also thank the followers for their support.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

S1: #3 : SMILE ...:)

The logo of which organization....

Cracked by all of you...

Alvida : A general Quiz

Alvida : A general Quiz

We bring to you a season ending Quiz with loads of Knowledge,
Fun & the thing that drives us all to quizzes:

Time: 6:00 pm
Date: 13th April, 2009
Venue: Institute Seminar Hall
Quizmasters: Ahmer Khan & Govinda , BTech Final Yr
Team Of 3

Contact :
For further details

Saturday, April 11, 2009

S1:#2 : Howzaat !!!

The map depicts ...????

Great start to the season keep going guys ...gals too

Cracked by 8 of you
Answer in comments

Leader board is up

Thursday, April 9, 2009

S1 #1 : Two MInutes ....


Hey guys we have decided on a new format in which questions can be posted on any day ....( we can even have multiple questions on a single day )
For a total of 50 posts per season

We are going to start the Leader board ( The toppers will be rewarded )
which will have two sections
All time Scorers
Season Score

Some new features :
1)Quizmasters of the blog now can answer questions put by other people.
2)Comments section modified and made more friendly & easy to use
3)You can get questions to your inbox, so don't worry that you will get updated
just enter your email address on the box on the right and it will be done.

There is plenty more good news to come but you should wait for the surprises..

For the Season Starter :

Identify the advertiser.....

Cracked by 15 of you
Leader board is up ...

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Daily Doze : DD#75 : THe journey ends here

As I said in the lat post this will be the last post under the DD section...
We have planned a new format.. will give you the details soon...
As one journey ends another begins ...

Q. Identify the Organization .....

Saturday, April 4, 2009

DD #74 : BIG BROTHER .... ???

This is probably the second last post in DD(Daily Doze Section). Reason as someone pointed out to me it's not daily any more ...
I thought about it and he was right so closing the DD section.
This doesn't mean GNOSIS Blog is closed it will continue but in more refreshing manner ... we are working on that.
So much for info for our followers, here is the question for the day.

Identify this gentleman recently in news because of a famous lady ??

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

DD#73 : Controversy ???

X is author of a book of poems titled "The Otherness of Self", illustrated by Anjolie Ela Menon, Manjit Bawa and Manu Parekh. Asked what drew him to poetry, X, explained: “Because it is so precise and illustrates the strength of language.”
Identify X..

Friday, March 27, 2009

Daily Doze: DD#72

Connect the two pics

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Daily Doze: DD#71

Identify this lady ??
Claim to fame ......

Srry for irregular posts ..this problem will be sorted out in next few days

Friday, March 6, 2009

DD#70 : Translucent.......

A controversy about character X resulted in the idea that the ghost X was merely a type of creature, similar to ghouls, goblins, etc. X was thereafter portrayed with feet and shown to have ghostly parents. In the 1960s and 1970s, the stock answer provided in response to those wondering how X died was that he was a ghost simply because his parents were already ghosts when they were married. But a 1995 feature film revived the notion that X was a deceased human and provided a brief account of his death. According to the film, X was sledding in the snow and stayed out for too long, dying of pneumonia. Identify the cartoon character X.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Quriocity : results

Here are the results of QurioCity :
Reviews & other details later....

Quiz results out
1st Place : Sabyasachi Panda
2nd Place : Team FTS--Ratnesh Neema + Anshul Sharma
3rd Place : Team 2x--Pradeepta Panigrahi+Apyrv Srivastav
Best All Girls Team : Team Oysters -- Arima Bhatnagar+Pallavi Sharma
Best 1st year Team Girls: Aastha Rai+Saumya Pandey
Best 1st yr team : Team : one & half men Yugal Bisht & Devanshu Awasthi

Saturday, February 28, 2009

DD #69:a sitter i.e. sit and observe the label

guess who this is:

Thursday, February 26, 2009

DD#68 : Lion Sleeps Tonight .....

Identify the particular form of music is being used in the song below....


And the question is original & we will try to be as original as possible in the future also

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Daliy Doze : DD #67

Who is this woman and why is she famous? (Hint: Look at the pic closely)

Monday, February 16, 2009

Daliy Doze : DD #66

A simple one for the day....
Q.Who is the richest fictional Character ?

Monday, February 9, 2009

Daily Doze : DD#65

Patented shoes ??? Put Fundae

Friday, February 6, 2009

Daily Doze : DD #64


Shekhar Kapoor's 'Bandit Queen' used an innovative marketing strategy for the first time in India to woo a certain section of the audience. What ??

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Daily Doze : DD#63

Identify the famous person which comes in this ad ???


This is the 100th post on the blog :yahoo , promise of 100's more ....

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Daily Doze : DD#62

Identify the person who links the person depicted in the cartoon and the person who the girl in the next picture claims to be?

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Daily Doze : DD#61

The picture is depecting which recent incident......

Friday, January 30, 2009

Daily Doze : DD #60

A scene from a very famous and well made movie ...

Hint : the dialogue which accompanies the scene ......“ He got me invested in some kind of a fruit company….”

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Daily Doze :DD#59 A daily Habit ???

A Scale for .....

Answer DD#58 Also ..

I Bet you won't stop laughing if you crack it .....

Friday, January 23, 2009

Daily Doze : DD#58

A musical formula. What?

24 tomatoes
chopped onion
chopped pepper
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 tbsp. salt
1/2 tsp. curry powder
1 tsp. dry mustard
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. allspice
1 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. chili powder

Blanch tomatoes, Cut into pieces and mix the remaining ingredients. Boil until required consistence in reached(normally 2-3 hours)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Gnosiomania 2009 : A review

This episode of Gnosiomania has been the most successful and widely publicized till date. The preparations for the event started immediately after Gnosiomania 2008, and I am glad that all the efforts have culminated into this wonderful success story.

For the record, Gnosiomania 2009 has had over 8000 registered participants from all over the globe, with over 100 participants coming down to the campus to take part in the on-spot events, while the website for the event gathered around 4 lakh clicks. It will therefore not be impudent to say that Gnosiomania 2009 rocked!

The Open Panel Discussion on the 16th was very well received by anyone and everyone who was present in the MP Hall that evening.We have also conducted business events- Plutocrat, Ideas and Adlib, English Literary events like English Theatre, JAM and Motley provided a refreshing change to the otherwise solemn events that we have had. Here too, the organizers were highly pleased with the turnaround, and especially so from the outside participants.

A number of quizzes-Auto, Corporate, Entertainment, General, Passwords were held in the last three days, many of which were conducted by the renowned quizmaster Mr. Avinash Mudaliar. I must say that the level of quizzing was one that could only be dreamt of and would like to congratulate Mr. Mudaliar for the tremendous efforts that he has put in for the same.

Speaking of all the things one thing lacked the performance of MNNIT in quizzes we did suceed in making to stage quite a few no times but overall we need toimprove ...after all its our fest and GNOSIS Quiz CLub should rock in it. Suggestions are welcomed to improve upon the same.

If anything, Gnosiomania 2009 has created a new benchmark for the future episodes to follow- a benchmark that GNOSIOMANIA 2010 will try to emualte upon .
This is a promise of Team GNOSIOMANIA 2010.

Thanking You!

Hemant Agarwal

Friday, January 9, 2009

Treasure hunt @ GNOSIO 2009

GUys a trasure hunt has started at GNOSIOMANIA THE SIXTH AVATAR
To start your search for the khazana click here

will be updating with more gnosio news

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy new YEAR :DD#57

Happy new year to all
This new year brings in good news 10,000 blog hits
To celebrate this we need theme based quizzes for this I nee contributions from your side Do reply to me at
I also invite moderators to join the blog

To start of the new year a simple question

Identify the Band ....

Ans srry for delay of GOlden Gnosis Answers & leaderboard I promise It by next week