Mindgames ed. 14

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Mindgames is back with an all-new quiz. Take a crack at it and win yourself a free subscription to our magazine.

The 14th edition of Mindgames too, like its predecessors, is based only on recent events covered by Open and other news sources. What’s more, it has lots of pictures. Enjoy!

Q1. Name the Indian politician



Q2. Name the actress



Q3. Name the river in Russia this Indian deity is connected to



Q4. Name the flower



Q5. Name the bowler



Q6. The name is back, for which team?



Q7. Name the Indian politician



Q8. Another Indian deity who was in the news recently. Give me the name of the island



Q9. Name the party



Q10. Name the cartoonist



Solutions to Mindgames 13: Adity Baliga came very, very, very close to landing himself a full house this time. Well done, Aditya. Thank you, everyone, for playing. And do keep coming back.

The Open Round

A1. Ringo Starr, he played the drums

A2. Who said this about what? “The name Father __________ came to me, and all the lonely people. But then I thought that people would think it was supposed to be about my Dad. So I went through the telephone book and I got the name McKenzie.” Answer: Paul McCartney about the words of the song Eleanor Rigby from the album Revolver.

A3. Answer: The photograph is a sight-gag on the immortal cover image used for The Beatles album Abbey Road

A4. Answer: Insignia of the football club Liverpool, the birthplace of The Beatles.

A5. Answer: Picture of a Blue Meanie from the movie Yellow Submarine, also the name of album and song.

A6. Answer: Picture of a VW beetle taken from an enduring advertisement out of the 50s, which leads to the name of the band: The Beatles

A7. Answer: Sean Lennon, son of John and Yoko Lennon (shown in the picture)

A8. Answer: Song Norwegian Wood from the album Rubber Soul. Image shown is part of the cover of the well-known Japanese writer Haruki Murakami’s bestselling book Norwegian Wood.

A9. Answer: Photograph is that of Dibakar Banerjee, director of Love, Sex aur Dhoka (LSD). Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds is the ‘LSD’ song by The Beatles.

A10. Answer: She is Norah Jones. Her biological father is Pandit Ravi Shankar

The ABC Round

Your first task in this round is to identify the person/thing shown in the picture. Then, connect a, b and c to another well-known person, your final answer. All three ‘connections’ have to be explained for an entry to qualify as a ‘final answer’. Note: The picture clue a) is not the final solution.

a) ‘Half image’ shown is that of Yoko in the company of her ‘Half Wind’ exhibition masterminded by Yoko Ono and John Lennon

b) The man who killed John Lennon

c) Julian Lennon, son of Cynthia Powell and John Lennon

Who or what is connected to A, B and C?

Answer: John Lennon