Friday, October 14, 2011


The 1911 team—(below, standing, from left) Rajen Sengupta, Neelmadhab Bhattacharya, Heeralal Mukherjee, Manmohan Mukherjee, the reverend Sudhir Chatterjee and Bhuti Sukul, and (sitting, from left) Kanu Roy, Habul Sarkar, Abhilash Ghosh, Bijoydas Bhaduri and Shibdas Bhaduri. Photo: Courtesy Mohun Bagan Athletic Club

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Name the Game

Q1 - Jaakko Lisalo, a game designer created this concept featuring a flock of manic birds? ( 10 points)

Q2 Peter Vesterbacka is the head of the company called Rovio Mobile? Name the game?

Q3) After winning a game development competition sponsored by Nokia and HP, Niklas Hed founded a mobile game development studio in 2004 in Finland. They had developed 51 titles, before Rovio hit gold with ____________. The app took off in small countries first - Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Greece, and the Czech Republic - before being featured on the front page of the UK App Store in February of 2010, where it jumped from 600th to first. Since then, the growth has been explosive - the app is number one in 79 countries, with 250 million downloads, 4 million Facebook fans, and tens of millions of views on Facebook!

Name the Game??

Sunday, April 24, 2011

World Cup - My Article at Communication Magazine at Markit

Stereotype Indian!!! Exclaimed German news papers with reference to an article on ICC Cricket World Cup on the editorial of Times of India written by Anshu Jain, the potential head of Deutsche Bank after Jack Ackerman. For years Germans are finding a reason for denying the coveted title for Anshu, who currently heads 80% of Deutsche in the world. (On a lighter note, I have a community on Facebook supporting Anshu Jain for CEO. Do join if you are interested).

For two months 12 teams participated for an 11 kg, 60 cm trophy that has a golden ball placed over three silver stumps. This year, what started as a low key event ahead of the grand IPL just days after the world cup, caught frenzy as the semi final had two biggest rivals clashing together. India vs. Pakistan is equivalent to USA vs. Russia in the Olympics or a Real Madrid vs. Barcelona in football. It ignites the passion from within. The games are marketed such that every person finds himself in the centre of a hype that causes dominion and a feeling of unity amongst every individual in the country.

A resilient Aussi team has lost its dominance in world cricket and surrendered to young Indian side in the quarter finals. What falls is a decade of pure dominance in cricketing history and now other teams have a chance to get what they have carved for all these years. A new decade has to begin and India, defeating the yester-super power has claimed the next dominant power. The neighbors, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are in no mood to relent this position to India. Pakistan, who defeated West Indies in the quarters, was completing a formality and also raising the question on the test status of West Indies, a bunch of ordinary individuals with no passion for cricket, trying to emulate a legendary fearful West Indian team. Sri Lanka on the other hand had a Kiwi dinner, as the host tore apart what seamed to be a game of team vs. individual New Zealanders.

This paves the way for the match of the tournament, India Vs Pakistan, a game between fearful batting and dreadful bowling. With Reference Data announcing match day leave for its team and rest of the departments screening match in the board room, watching an Indian victory with the team at Markit was sweeter.

India won the world cup defeating Sri Lanka but I have taken serious note on not mentioning any individual player as that would underestimate others in a game of team. At the same time I cant stop myself in mentioning MS Dhoni as one of the greatest leaders of our time at par with Jose Mourinho and Sir Alex Ferguson for he is the one who has held all trophies that a cricketer can at today’s times by winning World Cup for both 20-20 and 50 over as well as champion’s trophy, Test No 1 team and IPL. This is a serious demand for a knighthood for MS Dhoni.

What Germans do not know is that the current world cup would result in a productivity loss of 768 million man hours. We also lose $30 billion of GDP on loss of productivity every year on watching cricket. Today I am not sure if Anshu Jain would be the CEO, but what I know is separating cricket from Indians is next to Impossible.

Stereotype, they say is a negative word on the dictionary. But this one stereotype is what Indians across the world would be proud to carry.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A Quiz for an Intoxicating New Year

Q1) The meaning of this word means “Little Water” and was originally made by crushing potatoes and turning it into hard liquor. Name the liquor?
Q2) Take an ounce of tequila, add Juice of ½ lime or lemon, Pour over crushed ice, Rub the rim of a stem glass with rind of lemon or lime, spin in salt – pour and sip. What are you drinking?
Q3)BLING-BLING, GREENSAVER and CHROME are the varieties available of which vodka brand?
Q4) The meaning of this word literally meant “Water of Life”. Which hard liquor are we referring to?
Q5) This word is derived from the British slang term for “the best”. The usage is as follows: Having a _____ time? Name the word and the hard liquor associated with it?
Q6) Which brand of beer is often preferred as an accompaniment to Indian food in England?
Q7) Name the popular beer from Anheuser-Busch stable?
Q8) The logo of this brand symbolizes “forward thinking and the pursuit for excellence”. It was created in 1908 by Tom Brown. The company announced the closure of its production at Kilmarnock in 2011, where the brand was originated. Name the world famous brand?
Q9) Connect the actors Dharmendra, Akshay Kumar, Jackie Shroff, Sunny Deol, Sanjay Dutt, Shatrughan Sinha, Shah Rukh Khan and Ajay Devgan with an Indian whisky brand?

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Which Investment Bank adviced Vodafone on Hutchison Buyout?
The IT officers has asked for 12000 Cr from Vodafone for non payment of Income Tax from Hutchison deal.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Poor Mans Guide to Food

Restaurant - Spectra
Where - Hotel Leela Kempinski
Location - Gurgaon, NCR
Website -
Review -
2 guys - 1 starter, 1 soup, lamb curry and butter naan + 2 most expensive ice creams on the menu and the total bill is 3500. Cheap, Royal, Great Ambience and Value for Moolan
Rating - *****

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Q 1
Founded in 1850 in Montgomery, Alabama, It started out as a cotton trading business by Emanuel, Mayer and Herbert?

The family became a New York Aristocracy with Herbert becoming the 45th governor of New York and later a US senator.

Herbert's cousin, Robert ran the firm from 1925 untill his death in 1969 - the year when Dick "the gorilla" Fuld started .

Name the company?