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If the IPL mess is not contained quickly, the entire world cricket economy could be staring at disaster.

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22 Apr 2010 | BY TR Vivek

The latest controversy surrounding the IPL will impact its credibility as a professionally run sporting spectacle.

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15 Apr 2010 | BY TR Vivek

It better be, for no business that takes its core customers for granted can survive long. If Tests go, cricket dies.

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15 Apr 2010 | BY TR Vivek

Many business leaders would give an arm and a leg to possess some of the skills demonstrated by skippers at the IPL.

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1 Apr 2010 | BY Sourav Majumdar

Come May, we’ll know exactly how much the Indian Premier League is contributing to the carbon footprint of the planet.

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31 Mar 2010 | BY Madhavankutty Pillai

How is Ravindra Jadeja dealing with his exile from IPL? Apparently, he has taken to listening bhajans.

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31 Mar 2010 | BY Akshay Sawai

Once Profitability Is Passé; Only the Paranoid Thrive

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25 Mar 2010

Is playing in the IPL worth jeopardising a player’s fitness and prospects for international matches?

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25 Mar 2010 | BY Boria Majumdar

The Open Round

This edition of Mindgames is an IPL special. You have to give me the connection and the name of the club for an all-correct answer. There are no half-measures or answers.

Q1. Clue: Coromandel. Name the club and give me the ‘connection’.

Q2. Clue: Laganu custard. Name the club and give me the ‘connection’.

Q3. Clue: Film by Mani Ratnam. Name the club and give me the ‘connection’.

Q4. Name the animal shown in the picture below.

Q5. Clue: MJ Akbar. Name the club and give me the ‘connection’.

Q6. Clue: Calendar man. Name the club and give me the ‘connection’.

Q7. Clue: ‘b.’ Name the club and give me the ‘connection’.

Q8. Clue: Tiger Woods. Name the club and give me the ‘connection’.

Q9. Clue: Young and ‘jawan’. Name the club and give me the ‘connection’.

Q10. Clue: Dada of Durban. Name the club and give me the ‘connection’.

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)

b) Fake IPL player

c) Shilpa Shetty

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

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15 Mar 2010 | BY Avinash Subramaniam

The Open Round

This edition of Mindgames is an IPL special. You have to give me the connection and the name of the club for an all-correct answer. There are no half-measures or answers.

Q1. Clue: Coromandel. Name the club and give me the ‘connection’.

Q2. Clue: Laganu custard. Name the club and give me the ‘connection’.

Q3. Clue: Film by Mani Ratnam. Name the club and give me the ‘connection’.

Q4. Name the animal shown in the picture below.

Q5. Clue: MJ Akbar. Name the club and give me the ‘connection’.

Q6. Clue: Calendar man. Name the club and give me the ‘connection’.

Q7. Clue: ‘b.’ Name the club and give me the ‘connection’.

Q8. Clue: Tiger Woods. Name the club and give me the ‘connection’.

Q9. Clue: Young and ‘jawan’. Name the club and give me the ‘connection’.

Q10. Clue: Dada of Durban. Name the club and give me the ‘connection’.

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)

b) Fake IPL player

c) Shilpa Shetty

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

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Solutions to Mindgames 11: In the 11th edition of Mindgames, three sharp minds came close to landing themselves a full house. It was not to be. Q1 remained unconquered. Anand Kadkol, Nishit Mazmudar and Ashok Murari, take a bow. You were tops. Thanks everyone for playing. Do keep coming back.

The Open Round

A1. They exchanged their fins for more than 100 vertebrae. Who or what? Answer: Eels.

A2. In which Indian state do trains halt for just one week every year? Answer: In the Birbhum district of the state of Bengal, there is a little hamlet called Jubutia. Located here is the famous ‘Jopeshwar’ temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. During the week of the Shivratri festival, all trains halt in Jubutia for a few minutes to allow devotees to get on and off.

A3. What does the American Academy of Paediatrics want to do to ‘hot dogs’ and which breed of dog is the snack named after? Answer: They want to change the shape of the snack because they consider it a ‘choking hazard’. The snack is named after the dachschund breed of dog.

A4. On 2nd April, 2011, almost everyone in India will be watching what? Answer: The 2011 ICC World Cup final will be played in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

A5. Name the famous landmark.

Answer: The Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

A6. Which Indian city was Raja Bhoj the founder of? Answer: Bhopal

A7. These awards, presented last week, are ‘vertically challenged.’ Name them. Answer: The Shorty Awards for the best tweets.

A8. The ‘one booker wonder’ is back in the news for offering to play ‘independent observer’ but not ‘mediator’ or ‘interlocutor’. Who? Answer: Arundati Roy.

A9. It has taken him more than twenty years to score 93. Who and what am I hiding in the question? Answer: Sachin Tendulkar and the number of hundreds he has scored in international matches.

A10. Abyss, Near Dark, Strange Days, True Lies, ____________, Hurt Locker, Terminator. Q: Please fill in the blank that completes the sequence. Answer: Any film by Kathryn Bigelow. The sequence is film by: Cameron, Bigelow, Bigelow, Cameron, Bigelow, Bigelow, Cameron.

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)

b) Gautama Buddha

c) Blue

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

Answer: a) The lady in the photograph is the Hollywood actress Zoe Saldana, star of the film Avatar; b) Gautama Buddha is believed to be an avatar of Lord Vishnu; c) Blue is the colour of the Na’avi people.

Final answer: The film Avatar

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15 Mar 2010 | BY Avinash Subramaniam
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