Monday, November 20, 2006

Blog crosses 20000 hits

Hi All

The Taglines and Punchlines blog has crossed another mark in its journey. The blog has crossed 20000 hits. This feat was achieved on 19th of November 2006.

The blog hit the target of 10000 on August 10,2006. Within a span of three months and 20 days the blog has crossed 20000 mark. Its a matter of great pleasure to all of us who are part of this blog right from beginning.

Although the frequency of posts on the blog has got reduced, the blog will be updated on a regular basis.

Hope to see many more feats like this.


Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Answer to Quiz # 26

Hi All

A long wait for the answers to Quiz # 26.

Punchliners Quiz # 26

1. The Square Mile - LONDON

2. Land of Silver - ARGENTINA

3. Punjab + Afghan + Kashmir + Sindh + Baloochistan = PAKISTAN

4. Land of the thunder dragon - BHUTAN

5. Land of million Elephants - LAOS


1. The City of London is a small area in Greater London. The modern conurbation of London was developed from the city of London and the nearby city of westminster, which was the centre of the royal government. The City of London is now Europe's largest "central business district" (CBD) and financial district. It is often referred to as just the City or as the Square Mile, as it is approximately one square mile (2.6 km²) in area.

2. Argentina, meaning "land of silver," is a rich and vast land—second largest (after Brazil) in South America and eighth largest in the world. Its heartland is a broad grassy plain known as the Pampas (pronounced PAHM-pahs).

3. The name "Pakistan" means "Land of the Pure" in Urdu and Persian. It was coined in 1933 by Choudhary Rahmat Ali, who published it in the pamphlet Now or Never as an acroym of the names of the "Muslim homelands" of western India — P for Punjab, A for Afghania (the Afghan (Pashtun) areas in the Northwest Frontier Province), K for Kashmir, S for Sindh and tan for Balochistan. The i was later added to the name since in Urdu, the national language of Pakistan, "istan" refers to "land of" while "pak" means pure. Officially, the nation was founded as the Dominion of Pakistan in 1947, and was renamed as the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in 1957.

4. 'Bhutan' may be derived from the Sanskrit word 'Bhu-Uttan' which means 'High Land'. In another theory of sanskritisation, 'Bhots-ant' means 'end of Tibet' or 'south of Tibet'. However some Bhutanese call their country 'Druk Yul' and its inhabitants 'Drukpa'. The Dzongkha (and Tibetan) name for the country is 'Druk Yul' (Land of the Dragon). Because of the serenity and the virginity of the country and its landscapes, Bhutan today is sometimes referred to as the Last Shangri-La. Historically, Bhutan was known by many names, such as 'Lho Mon' (Southern Land of Darkness), 'Lho Tsendenjong' (Southern Land of the Sandalwood), 'Lhomen Khazhi' (Southern Land of Four Approaches), and 'Lho Men Jong' (Southern Land of Medicinal Herbs).

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Quiz # 26

Welcome to the 26th Edition of punchliners. After a thumping response to the silver jubilee editition, Punchliners is back with a quiz on etymology of cities and countries. Each of the below questions corresponds to a city or a country. So just crack them.

Punchliners Quiz # 26

1. The Square Mile

2. Land of Silver

3. Punjab + Afghan + Kashmir + Sindh + Baloochistan = ????

4. Land of the thunder dragon

5. Land of million Elephants

Answers in a week's time. For Comments, Answers, and Suggestions send mail to

Answers to Quiz # 25, Silver Jubilee Edition


1. Accenture

2. Himalaya Healthcare

3. Idea Cellular

4. Food World


1. Accenture originated as the consulting division of Arthur Anderson. Its origin goes back to 1953, when GE asked Arthur Andersen to undertake a feasibility study about payroll processing and manufacturing automation using computers. In 1989, that division split from Arthur Andersen and began using the name Andersen Consulting. On January 1, 2001, Andersen Consulting adopted its current name, "Accenture". The word "Accenture" is derived from "Accent on the future". Although a marketing consultancy was tasked with finding a new name for the company, the name "Accenture" was chosen by an employee from the Oslo office, as a result of an internal competition. Arthur Anderson was one of the member of Big 5 once upon a time until ENRON happened. The fiasco of ENRON was one of major turnarounds in the business of the accounting firms and this event actually led to the separation of Consulting business from the accounting business. Also Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 also came into force because of this financial breakdown. The greater-than sign over the 't' shows that the company is looking to the future. The mark is also an accent mark in music.Tiger Woods is the brand ambassador of the company. The campaign uses the phrase "Go On. Be a Tiger." as its advertisment baseline. Tagline for the company is High Performance. Delivered.

2. The story of Himalaya Healthcare starts close to 75 years back when Mr. M Manal founder of the company saw restless elephants being fed with a root to pacify them. This root got scientifically evaluated and turned out to be first hypertensive drug of the world by name Serpina.

3. Idea Cellular's antecedents date back to 1995, When the Aditya Birla Group and AT&T and the Tata Group set up cellular networks.In the year 2000, the historic path-breaking merger of Tata Cellular with Birla AT&T Communications and the subsequent acquisition of RPG Cellular - (Madhya Pradesh circle) in the year 2001 - helped take the company to aim even further and led to the formation of Birla Tata AT&T Limited . In year 2001, company won fourth cellular license for Delhi metro circle and in year 2002 company introduced common brand " !dea" and changed the name to IDEA Cellular Limited

4. SANYO, which means "three oceans" - specifically, the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian oceans - and symbolizes the company's global perspective, has a history rich in creating and delivering technology-based products to every corner of the globe. The SANYO Group of companies is truly an international organization, comprising 83 manufacturing companies, 37 sales companies, and 38 other companies. SANYO's first three products were the bicycle generator lamp, the plastic cabinet radio, and the whirlpool action washing machine. Sanyo started in the year 1947 with the name of Sanyo Electric Works.

A whopping 79 entries were received for this quiz and the uniqueness in the quiz is also appreciated immensely. Thanks for the appreciation.
For the first time ever, a quiz in the Punchliners series has got more than 50 responses.
25 entries were there with all correct answers.

Hearty Congratulations to Mr. SHANTANU GANGAL for winning this edition of Punchliners.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Silver Jubilee Edition of Punchliners :: Quiz No. 25

I am back with another edition of Punchliners. This is the SILVER JUBILEE edition of Punchliners since this is the 25th Quiz in the series. This round unlike the previous rounds is a little different.

In this round we have five modified logo’s of different brands which are very popular. Only a part of the logo which is distinct is shown. You need to identify the brand which corresponds to this logo.

So let’s get rolling. Here are the five questions for this week:






Answers in a week's time. For Comments, Answers, and Suggestions please mail to yashasvi.arun(at)

As the quiz and blog completes its one year of existence, I would like to know your feedback on the series.

Kindly pour in your suggestions at

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Answers to Quiz # 24

Answers for Punchliners Quiz # 24


2. A better way forward - MICHELIN

3. Accelerate your soul - DUNLOP

4. Tyres with Muscle - MRF

5. Born Tough - CEAT

1. Shojiro Ishibashi (1889-1976) was the Founder of Bridgestone Corporation. At the time, when he started, British and American products were in high demand and he decided to capitalise on this international aspect. In fact, Bridgestone is a literal English translation of his last name "Ishibashi" which means "Stone Bridge". He liked the sound of it better when he reversed the words to Bridge Stone.

2. The story of Dunlop: Simple ideas can change the world. In 1888, while watching his son ride a tricycle, John Boyd Dunlop noticed his discomfort whenever he rode over cobbled ground. He knew the tricycle's solid rubber tyres were to blame. The solution? He wrapped the wheels in thin rubber sheets, glued them together, inflated them with a football pump for a cushioning effect - and created the first commercially viable pneumatic tyre. Dunlop patented the idea, giving his fledgling Dunlop tyre company a head start over automotive competitors who had already recognised the tyre's many advantages. Ten years later, Dunlop's invention had almost entirely replaced solid tyres.

3. The oldest company of the RPG Enterprises, CEAT Tyres was established in 1958. Today, CEAT is one of India's leading tyre manufacturers, with an annual turnover of Rs 1,780 crores (US $400 million). Most of us are not aware of the fact that CEAT is actually an acronym which stands for Cavi Electrici Affini Torino.

4. MRF Story: A young entrepreneur, K. M. Mammen Mappillai, opened a small toy balloon manufacturing unit in a shed at Tiruvottiyur, Madras (now Chennai). Although the "factory" was just a small shed without any machines, a variety of products, ranging from balloons and latex-cast squeaking toys to industrial gloves and contraceptives, were produced. During this time, MRF established its first office at 334, Thambu Chetty Street, Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu, India.
The logo of MRF Muscleman evolved in the year 1964. It also has an interesting story. One day, a truck driver at a roadside dhaba (makeshift eatery) somewhere in Western India hit upon the right idea when he said, "A goodtyre should have all the qualities of a pehalwan (strong man)." And from this simple statement, the muscleman was born. MRF stands for Madras Rubber Factory.

5. Michelin: The company's symbol is Bibendum, the Michelin Man, introduced in 1898 by French artist O'Galop (pseudonym of Marius Rossillon), and one of the world's oldest trademarks. Andre Michelin apparently commissioned the creation of this jolly, rotund figure after his brother, Édouard, observed that a display of stacked tires resembled a human form. Today, Bibendum is one of the world's most recognized trademarks, representing Michelin in over 150 countries.

Congratulations to HARI CHERREDI for winning this round of Punchliners !!!!

Monday, August 21, 2006

Punchliners :: Quiz # 24

Another set of Punchliners for you all. This time its the tyre manufacturers turn. Have a look and Lets see how many will crack them.


2. A better way forward

3. Accelerate your soul

4. Tyres with Muscle

5. Born Tough

Answers in a week's time. For Comments Answers Suggestions and feedback shot a mail to .

Thursday, August 10, 2006

The Golden Moment - 10000 Hits

Today is a great day for this quiz blog. It touched the magical figure of 10000 hits. This feat has been achieved in less than a year's time to be precise in 345 days.

Once again the work caught me up badly and I was not able to update the blog on this momentous occasion. It feels really great to have achieved this feat.

One of the prime keywords which gave me the idea of making this blog was the keyword PUNCHLINES. Whenever I used to search for punchlines or taglines of various companies, I never used to land up on the right website.

Moreover we never had any resource on the web which could give us a one stop shop for all quizzing needs on this topic.

After touching the 10000 mark in terms of the hits on the website, I feel my blog has served this purpose. The blog started with a quiz on IT companies and has now matured into a very interesting quiz on various topics which have a close relevance to the business. Average number of responses now stand at close to 31 per quiz which is pretty healthy number.

The topics which my blog has covered till now are as follows:

1. IT

2. Pharma

3. Automobile

4. Petroleum and Energy

5. Airlines

6. Logo Quiz

7. Tourism

8. Stock Exchange

9. TV Ads

10. Popular Brands Logo

11. Media

12. Banks and Financial Institutions

13. Insurance Companies

14. Retail

15. Consumer Electronics

16. NGOs

17. Steel Industry

18. Movies

19. Dotcoms

20. Miscellaneous

The way quizzing happens in this blog is something like this. A quiz is posted on a weekly basis. Answers are provided at the completion of the week. The answers are published together with the score card and ranking is given to the participants based on the number of correct entries, date and time of answer, the priority being in the order specified. After this trivia is presented about the various questions asked in the quiz.
Hope the trend continues. Thanks for the support provided by one and all.

Answers to Punchliners Quiz # 23

Here are the answers to Punchliners Quiz # 23

1. The World's Online Market Place - EBAY

2. Earth's Biggest BookStore - AMAZON.COM

3. Pay Anyone Online -

4. If you have a reason, we have the job - TIMESJOBS.COM

5. Push Button Publishing - BLOGGER.COM

The winner for this set of punchliners is Mr. GAUTHAM R.

Hearty Congratulations.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

9000 + and Still counting

Its a matter of great pleasure to know that the punchliners blog has touched 9000 mark and is still counting. Within a few days it will be touching 10000 mark that too in a short span of less than a year. Here are some facts and figures about the blog:

1. In the month of July 2006 the blog registered 900+ hits which makes it an average of 30 hits per day.

2. The highest week now corresponds to 258 hits.

3. 25th jul witnessed the highest number of hits in a single day amounting to 61.

4. This blog now features in close to 15 search engines globally.

5. An average of 588 visitors come to this site every month.

6. 197 is the number of websites which refer to this quiz site.

7. The total number of visits including reloads stands at a whopping 11506.

8. The site features close to 23 quizzes covering close to 300+ questions and a host of information about brands and other related areas.

Looking forward to celebrate the special occasion when the blog touches the 10000 mark. Thanks to one and all and the support rendered in the last 10 months.

Punchliners :: Quiz # 23

Hi All

I am back after a long time. Last three months were very busy for me since I was out of India so could not devote the required time for this activity. So here I am with yet another quiz in the series of punchliners. A small change in terms of the structure of the quiz. From now onwards we will have only 5 questions per quiz so that participants can answer them quickly. This week's theme is Dotcoms. So just crack the quiz:

1. The World's Online Market Place

2. Earth's Biggest BookStore

3. Pay Anyone Online

4. If you have a reason, we have the job

5. Push Button Publishing

Answers in a week's time. For Comments Answers Suggestions please mail to .

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Answers to Punchliners :: Quiz # 22

Here are the answers to the Punchliners Quiz # 22. I regret the delay in posting the answers.

1. When Good is not good enough. - CHEVROLET AVEO

2. Trade with Trust. - MCX

3. The New Sign of Success. - McDowells Signature

4. Dare to Dream - BANK OF RAJASTHAN

5. There is a little bit of ( SAIL) in everyone's life (Answer lies in the

6. Welcome to a Cashless World. (SBI DEBIT CARD)

7. Exceed Your Vision (EPSON)

8. Be Fearless. (SYMANTEC)

9. Much more to do, with YOU in focus. (ANDHRA BANK)

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Punchliners :: Quiz # 22

Here is the latest edition of Punchliners. It features a mixed bag but very commonly used liners. So figure them out.

1. When Good is not good enough.

2. Trade with Trust.

3. The New Sign of Success.

4. Dare to Dream

5. There is a little bit of (____) in everyone's life (Answer lies in the blank)

6. Welcome to a Cashless World.

7. Exceed Your Vision

8. Be Fearless.

9. Much more to do, with YOU in focus.

Answers in a week's time. For answers,feedback, suggestions and comments mail to yashasvi.arun(at)

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Answers to Quiz # 21

A decent response for the quiz on movies. I thought would get a lot more responses. Answers below.

1. Where will you be - THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW

2. An Adventure 65 Million Years In The Making - JURASSIC PARK

3. Collide With Destiny. - TITANIC

4. Come and Fall in LOVE - Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge

5. In the Year of Darkness, 2029, the rulers of this planet devised the ultimate plan. They would reshape the Future by changing the Past. The plan required something that felt no pity. No pain. No fear. Something unstoppable. - TERMINATOR

6. The Saga is Complete - STAR WARS - THE REVENGE OF SITH

7. At the edge of the world, his journey begins - CAST AWAY

8. The greatest Story ever told. - SHOLAY

All the information about movies can be obtained on the site which claims to be Earth's Biggest Movie Database.

Congratulations to Arun Kumar. Only Person to secure 8 out of 8 in this quiz and hence becoming the winner.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Punchliners :: Quiz # 21

I am back with a new quiz in the Punchliners series. It has something to do with the movies. We all know that every movie comes with a tagline which kind of becomes a hallmark for the movie. The business of tagline applies equally to the movies as well. So here we have 10 national as well international movies which were Magnum Opus off their times. Figure them out.

1. Where will you be

2. An Adventure 65 Million Years In The Making

3. Collide With Destiny.

4. Come and Fall in LOVE

5. In the Year of Darkness, 2029, the rulers of this planet devised the ultimate plan. They would reshape the Future by changing the Past. The plan required something that felt no pity. No pain. No fear. Something unstoppable.

6. The Saga is Complete

7. At the edge of the world, his journey begins

8. The greatest Story ever told.

Answers in a week's time.
For answers, suggestions, comments please mail to .

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Answers to Quiz # 20

Here are the answers to the latest edition of Punchliners the LOGO ROUND.

1. Nintendo Game Cube

2. BeOS Operating System

3. Debian Linux

4. Microsoft Office Infopath

5. Apple ITunes

6. Google Picasa

7. Altavista Search Engine

8. Music Match JukeBox

9. Apple Quicktime

1. This edition of punchliners saw scoring going down to least ever.
2. Inspite of a easy set of logos people were not able to get all of them right and highest score turned out to be 6 only which is pretty disappointing.
3. No One could answer the second logo which is half part of the BeOS operating system logo.

The Winner for this edition of Punchliners is ROHIT NAIR. Congratulations Rohit.
Next edition of Punchliners will be out soon. Till then Happy Punchlining.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Punchliners :: Quiz # 20

Here is the latest edition of Punchliners and its once again a logo round. So try and figure out these logos which we see almost every day while browsing through the web.










Answers in a week's time. Mail your answers, comments, feedback and suggestions to

Answers to Quiz # 19

Here are the answers for the latest edition of Punchliners based on the enginnering industry.

ANSWERS for Punchliners Quiz # 19

1. Living. Improved Daily - DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY

2. Shaping the future of steel - MITTAL STEEL

3. Steel solutions for a better world - ARCELOR

4. We make things which make India proud - LARSEN and TOUBRO

5. Forever new Frontiers - BOEING

6. The Miracles of Science - DUPONT

7. Everyday Solutions - COMPTRON and GREAVES

8. Pride of Steel - VIZAG STEEL

9. Powering a Greener Tomorrow. - SUZLON ENERGY

1. Total number of responses for this quiz were 18 out of which 3 respondents scored the perfect nine. They are Manoj Prasad, Harish and Sushil. Kudos to them

2. The quiz can be related to the set of events happening in the steel industry globally. Mittal Steel is trying to make a hostile takeover attempt over Arcelor in a bid to create the biggest steel company globally which will control close to 12 % of the market share. If we look a the steel industry in the last few years, Mergers and Acquisitions have dominated this industry. For the matter of fact Mittal Steel is itself a conglomerate of LNM Group and Ispat International. 'The enlarged Mittal Steel spans the globe with around 30 per cent of its assets in North America, 30 per cent in Europe and the remaining 40 per cent split between Asia and Africa. Chairman Lakshmi Mittal declares has declared his intention to make the Group 'the lowest cost steel producer in every market.

3. Arcelor is world's number 2 steel company based out of Luxembourg.

4. Larsen and Toubro was founded in Bombay (Mumbai) in 1938 by two Danish engineers, Henning Holck-Larsen and Soren Kristian Toubro - both of whom were strongly committed to developing India's engineering talent and enabling it to meet the demands of industry.

5. Boeing is the world's leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircrafts, with capabilities in rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems

6. Dupont is one company which is associated with the following names which we hear almost on a daily basis; Freon, Nylon, Teflon, Dacron, Lycra, Kevlar etc. DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel. Hence it is said in case of DuPont that in anything you use there can be a dupont product.

7. Suzlon Energy is Asia's strongest growing fully integrated wind power company and ranks amongst the top ten in the world. Suzlon integrates consultancy, design, manufacturing, operation and maintenance services to provide customers with total wind power solutions.

Congratulations to Manoj Prasad, The Winner for this Edition of Punchliners

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Punchliners :: Quiz # 19

Its been a long time since I posted a quiz in this series. I am back once again with a quiz on the engineering industry. So lets see who gets that perfect 9.
Here we go.
Punchliners:: Quiz # 19
1. Living. Improved Daily

2. Shaping the future of steel

3. Steel solutions for a better world

4. We make things which make India proud

5. Forever new Frontiers

6. The Miracles of Science

7. Everyday Solutions

8. Pride of Steel

9. Powering a Greener Tomorrow.

Answers in a week's time (I will stick to it). For answers, comments, suggestions and feedback kindly mail to
Awaiting a record breaking response this time.

Answers to Quiz # 18

Delayed answers for Quiz No . 18. I regret the delay.

1. CRY - Child Relief and You

2. CSIM - To Learn To Heal To Raise

3. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - Bringing Innovations in Health and Learning to the Global Community

4. Amnesty International - Working to Protect Human Rights Worldwide

5. GIVE - Giving Impetus to Voluntary Effort

6. Rotary International - Service Above Self

7. Blue Cross India - Working for Animals Since 1954.

8. Together WE PREPARE - American Red Cross

9. VOICE - Helping Children Write their Future

I have no clue of who is this AA since he/She did not mention the name in the mail. But this person is the winner of this quiz which registered least response till date.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Punchliners :: Quiz # 18

Here is the latest edition of Punchliners and is on a totally different topic unlike the previous editions. This time the list consists of NGOs, Foundations and Non Profit Organizations working for the society's well being. So here we go.

Quiz # 18

1. Child Relief and You

2. To Learn. To Heal. To Raise

3. Bringing Innovations in Health and Learning to the Global Community

4. Working to Protect Human Rights Worldwide

5. Giving Impetus to Voluntary Effort

6. Service Above Self

7. Working for Animals Since 1954.

8. Together WE PREPARE

9. Helping Children Write their Future

Answers in a week's time. Answers, Suggestions, Feedback to

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Answers to Quiz # 17

Here are the answers for Punchliners Quiz # 17.


1. Like. No. Other. - SONY

2. Everyone's Invited or Its hard to Imagine - SAMSUNG

3. Life's Good - LG

4. The Indian Multinational - VIDEOCON

5. Born in Japan Entertaining The World - SANSUI

6. Inspired Living - HAIER

7. Sense and Simplicity - PHILLIPS

8. The Perfect Experience - JVC

9. Choose Freedom - TOSHIBA


1. Five people got all the nine questions right. They are Prateek, Sanjeev, Harish, Sylvian, Pranav. Kudos to them.
2. Among all the entries above only VIDEOCON is an Indian brand. The origin for rest of the cos is as follows Sony (Japan), Samsung (Korea), LG (Korea), Sansui (Japan), Haier(China), Phillips(USA), JVC( Japan), Toshiba(USA)
3. JVC Company of America is a division of JVC Americas Corp., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Victor Company of Japan, Limited. JVC is one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of sophisticated audio, video and related software products. JVC stands for Victor Company of Japan or Japan's Victor Company.
4. Haier one of the chinese consumer electronic giants major has entered the indian market very recently. Another example of chinese invasion into the Indian market.

Congratulations to our regular quizzer Mr. Prateek Vijayvargia for winning this quiz.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Punchliners :: Quiz # 17

Greetings for the festive seasons. Punchliners is back with yet another quiz in the area of Consumer Electronic giants. The Quiz should be a cake walk for most of you. Expecting a huge response akin to the last quiz. So here we go:

Punchliners :: Quiz # 17
1. Like. No. Other.

2. Everyone's Invited or Its hard to Imagine

3. Life's Good

4. The Indian Multinational

5. Born in Japan Entertaining The World

6. Inspired Living

7. Sense and Simplicity

8. The Perfect Experience

9. Choose Freedom

Answers in a week's time. For answering, Comments, suggestions and feedback mail to .

Answers to Quiz # 16

Here are the answers to the quiz # 16 of Punchliners.
Answers :: Punchliners :: Quiz # 16

1. Audi

2. Bacardi

3. Mind Tree Consulting

4. Saint Gobain

5. Monsanto

6. Target

7. Satyam

8. Total Petroleum

9. World Space


1. Only Ruchir Sharma could get all the logos right. Kudos to you Ruchir.

2. People identified 5 out of the 7 logos very easily but the logo of Total and Monsanto were answered by only a few people.

3. The logo of MindTree Consulting has a little history behind it. For their identiy, Mindtree Consulting partnered with the spastics society of karnataka. 10 students were selected out of the college by Mind tree for desiging the visual identity of the company which should represent three elements of Imagination, Action and Joy. All the 10 students came out with their artwork and all were accepted but then the work of Chetan K S, a student of Motor and speech disability was adopted. Chetan's masterful work - the blue, red and bright yellow MindTree was presented to the world on August 18, 1999. The decisive skyward, blue brush stroke is Chetan's way of communicating imagination. The red stands for action. Finally, the bright yellow bubbles represent joy.

4. Monsanto's tagline is "Imagine" where there is a emphasis on "ag"

5. The Audi emblem with its four rings identifies one of Germany's oldest-established automobile manufacturers. It symbolises the amalgamation in 1932 of four previously independent motor-vehicle manufacturers: Audi, DKW, Horch and Wanderer. These companies form the roots of what is today AUDI AG.
Congratulations to Ruchir Sharma for scoring 100 % in the quiz and securing top position.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Punchliners :: Quiz # 16

Here is the latest quiz in the punchliners series. We have the logos here. Figure out which organization they belong to.










Answers in week's time. Please mail your answers, comments, suggestions and feedback to

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Answers to Quiz # 15

At the outset wish you a happy new year.
Here are the answers to the latest edition of Punchliners. I regret the delay in posting the answers and the winners.
Answers :: Punchliners :: Quiz # 15
1. Always low prices. Always. - WALMART

2. Like no other store in the world - BLOOMINGDALES

3. You can do it. We can Help. - HOME DEPOT

4. Every Little Helps - TESCO

5. The spirit of Commerce - METRO

6. Costs less to get more - KROGER

7. Is se sasta aur Achcha kahee nahee milenga - BIG BAZAAR

8. The stuff of life. - KMART

9. Shop. Eat. Celebrate - CENTRAL


1. CENTRAL and BIG BAZAAR are household names in major indian cities. CENTRAL is present right now in 3 cities in India. Bangalore, Pune and Hyderabad
2. METRO Cash and Carry has its presence in Bangalore.
3. Walmart is world's biggest company in terms of sales with close to 287 billion dollars.
4. Home Depot is world's fourth biggest company in terms of sales according to Fortune.
5. Second biggest store in USA TARGET is the one which is missing in this list.

Congratulations to Arun Panicker for scoring first in this quiz.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Happy New Year

As we accelerate into 2006, let me take an opportunity to wish all my punchliners quiz members a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Lets hope this year, we embark on a journey to create new frontiers in quizzing.