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BCQC May Open

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The Boat Club Quiz Club presents two open quizzes in May. Here are the details:

Date: 17th May (Sunday)
Venue: Dewang Mehta Auditorium, Persistent Systems Ltd., Senapati Bapat Road, Pune
Contact: Phone: Ramanand (97642 58560), Aditya (98811 01291) Me(9970519559), Email: contact(at)bcqc(dot)org

Upto two members per team; no prior registration needed; no entry fees

Prizes for each finalist, for the Best College Team, the Best School Team, and the Best Newbie Team.
Prizes are co-sponsored by Landmark (Pune), Blaft Publications (Chennai), and the BCQC.

Morning Quiz – The Tyson Gibran Quiz
Quizmasters : Suraj Menon, Yash Tamaskar
Timings: 9:45 am to 12:45 pm (report by 9:30 am)
Flavour: General

Afternoon Quiz – Amnesia
Quizmaster: Niranjan Pedanekar
Timings: 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm (report by 2:15 pm)
Flavour: General

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May 12, 2009 at 7:28 am

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Perv Pun of The Day I (Questionable Quality)

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Since this idea was concieved at 3 am I take no blame for the harm it causes to anyone’s intellect.

What do you call it when Clint Eastwood gets a sex change ?

A- Change”ling”

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February 2, 2009 at 4:21 am

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The Sperm Betrayal

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Today this blogger,driven by boredom and what seems like an early form of Alzheimer or Schizophrenia (since I couldn’t think of a better explanation for this pointless post) , discovers the ugly truth behind the murky world of Sperms.

It is widely believed that Sperms are the ultimate commies, working for the greater good. All but one sacrificing themselves for the ultimate goal, fertilization.

They work together to break the egg’s protective wall so that one of them can get through.

But I disagree.

I believe sperms are nothing but people running for their lives, where the first one to reach the safe spot just presses “Delete All”. They work together, spend almost all their lives together, but once a small opening is created and one of those backstabbing bastards gets through, its chaos outside. An alarm is triggered which basically kills all the other sperms. It is sad and unfortunate that the basis of life is the betrayal of a sacred brotherhood . (Or as one would say “Hoes before bros!”). And to think that we are expected to be not selfish, when the reason we are here is because one dhokhebaaz was able to give his comrades a slip and send them on the highway to hell.

*Those who know me would have probably seen the Highway To Hell line coming ….*

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January 16, 2009 at 5:17 am

Objects ? I think not…

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Objectification of women.

One of the most sensitive issues when it comes to movies today (Movies includes Porn.)

This is something I have given a LOT of thought to.

Although it might appear insensitive, I think it is not as prevalent as people think.

Porn and other movies depicting women as seductress are doing nothing but acknowledging their power over men. Yes, men think about sex. That is precisely what gives women power over them. And this is precisely what these movies show. Otherwise how can you explain people watching tripe like Original Sin. These women have the power to draw guys to watch these movies.

In a civilised society we might look down upon the power of lust, but it is one of the most basic emotions and will ALWAYS be there . (At least as long as the Ice Caps hold up..)

One of the most prominent examples was the wonderful “Ilsa” series of movies.

While that series has been called exploitation tripe, I beg to differ . It goes to the most excruciating details to show the power of the female.

One scene exemplifies it more than others.

There are two chicks, almost naked (Obviously to depict the raw nature of the scene and the naked truth about Girl Power.) fighting this ugly fat guy. They beat him to a pulp and to put the exclamation mark on the proceedings, take his balls out with their bare hands.

(I squirmed here. FACT- Guys get really really queasy and scared whenever any other guy’s “parts” are under attack. Probably it reminds them the pain of having been hit there by a ball, or getting kneed by an infuriated ex. )

This was the ultimate depiction of Woman power.

In all possible ways. Symbolic and Literal.You name it.

After this, I dare anyone to complain that women are objectified in movies, specially in masterpieces like Ilsa:The Harem Keeper of The Oil Sheikh.

(Also, hats off to Russ Meyer)

___ The whole point of the post was to draw the readers attention to this unbelievable piece of cinema______ 🙂

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January 9, 2009 at 6:32 pm

A Tale Of 3 Quizzes

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It was last Friday.

I should have known better. The signs were already there .

The whole thing was jinxed right from the Elims of the first quiz. This is a tale of horrors that every quizzer must have gone through at least once in his life. (If he hasn’t, he should; you appreciate good quizzes more..)


Partner in crime– Kaustubh Bhat]

Team Name– Hazaar Chaurasi(1084) Ke Baap

Elims– The elims questions were decent. In fact the best thing about the day. We screwed up some simple ones, and as a result were teetering on the edge of the holy ground. When they announced the cutoff, I was surprised to not hear our names in the qualification lot, since I was sure I had counted right , and our scores were greater..

So out came our sheets. We had Greg Rusedski given wrong cause I had spelled it Ruzedski. Who the fuck gives a question wrong because of spelling! And that too of one letter….

Finals– So  all things done, we are in the finals.

Amongst the weirdest finals I have seen. The pic round didn’t make any sense.
Connect for Meryl Streep and George Bush- Head cheerleaders.  Has to be the most WTF question ever…

Then in the identification questions- we had to identify the guy who had invented condom. Now it wasn’t as if he was wearing one at that time, that we should know who he was.

At least 4-5 more questions like that.

All in all, a forgettable experience.

Standing- 4th after a tie breaker.


Partner in Crime– Suvajit Chakraborty

Team Name– “Vanar Bros.” (Dhaaped from Meghsham)

This is the very definition of a quiz meant for Junta. And the people obliged. It had the biggest turnout amongst the 3 quizzes.

Now much cannot be commented on the questions as they are meant to be esoteric and manoramic in nature.

The only crib was the imbalance in the Rapid fire round, where the difference in difficulty level was too visible. and the same goes for the spells in the Spell Round for Harry Potter.

It was a decent quiz for us , as I realised I haven’t lost my talent in remembering  obscure Friends trivia, right down to the dialogues. We finished 3rd, though IMHO we deserved 2nd spot.

Standing– 3rd place


Partner in Crime– Suvajit Chakraborty

Team Name– Bollywood Ke Boss (Not too original, I know.)

Ah, this is something that had gotten me to MIT in the first place. Almost a guarantee of winning money, since most of the usual suspects for a bollywood quiz were missing, and me and Suvajit made  a decently strong team for Bollywood.

Elims– The elims were decent, even if a bit too straight forward. They had a couple of controversial questions there.

One was the world record holder for most songs (in 1991) . Now as most of the people I know , who know about this , would agree that it is Asha Bhosale and not Lata. But wikipedia said otherwise, and as a result , so did the quizmasters.

2nd one was a classic example of crowd bullying the quizmaster. The connect was for Bollywood movies directly released in Pakistan. Now Sohni Mahiwal was a part of this. Some bum in the crowd claimed that Naushad was the music director for all of them and hence a valid answer (which is NOT true.). So we have a situation where people who haven’t even written that answer shouting for it to be given right, just cus a MIT team was saying this.

Anyway, the elims were done. We awaited the results (the discussions with other participants revealed that we had topped the elims.)

So names are being announced. 5 teams are done. I am ready to get up, when they announce someone elses name . A shock indeed.

Obviously we started protesting. Our sheet was brought out.

Now this is the singles most stupidest piece of checking that I have ever seen.

For our answers, we had miniscule space to write. As a result I had to write some of them under the given line. So for one answer I had written Sandip Patil above the line and Syed Kirmani below it.

Now people who quiz would know about the Quizzers Ego. You sometimes end up looking condescendingly at non quizzers under some quizzing circumstances. This happened to me at this point of time, though it is justified. One stupid volunteer had the balls to tell me tha I should “Respect the judges decision”. As if there were multiple interpretations possible. He was standing right next to me, and by this time I was so frustated that it took me all the willpower I had to stop myself from punching his teeth out.

After correcting another correct answer given wrong, we were in the finals.

FINALS- Now the basic finals questions were decent (Ok, they werent good, but not too shoddy either, at least relatively they werent. )

The last round, we are leading by 10 points. The last round is Dumb Charades!!!!


There were none, but imagine if someone older had shown up. Having to go through this stupid stupid stupid round. Having to flap your arms franatically in front of a bunch of students (a slightly rowdy bunch at that.)

And I still did it. When one is in college, money scores above such petty issues as dignity..

I got NACH MAYURI (2 words which needed a lot of physical actions- not something I was inclined to do in front of a big crowd.)

So for Nach I did this finger action like they do in Bhangra (I CANT DANCE, even if my life depended on it)

NOTE- By this time I had ceased to care about whatever dignity I had left.

Thankfully Suvajit got it immidiately.

Mayuri was difficult. So I am flapping my arms behind my back like a madman to get him to birds.

Now a peacock. I had to show rains and do the stupid flapping thing again.

Again, thankfully Suvajit did not need me to do more embarrasing stuff and got the movie quickly.

We won, but a hollow victory…..

Standing– 1st

PS_ I envy Harish and Gadre for not qualifying. Lucky they were..

It was a horrible experience. One that has scarred me for life. Whatever I do, I can’t think of anything good to say about the whole thing. (Apart from the fact that some cash was won.)

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September 24, 2008 at 4:11 am

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The Kkouple-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named

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This was the night before my Information Security exam. Which not-so-koincidentally was a nightmare in itself. But I have a justification for the screw-up.

I was trying to decipher(YES-it is a sad attempt at humour) what Stalling was trying to say in his explaination of AES cipher, when I couldn’t continue and fell asleep.


The Kombining of the two of the most deadliest Kkreatures known to mankind.

(The unstoppable force and the immovable object …)

(K)Ekta Kapoor and ( till now thought of as oh-so-Gay ) Karan Johar.

You kan’t imagine my horror at seeing this disaster happening in front of me. (It was a very realistic dream)

I woke up drenched in sweat. I have been scared ever since. The horrors that the “”Balaji Dharm”” kan unleash are beyond my imagination and comprehension.

I kouldn’t write my paper properly. I kouldn’t see past the K’s in the paper. And to top it all, for one proof, I had to encrypt the letter K.

It’s a sign. The Wheels have been put in motion.

The union has kosmic support. The “Grahas” are in position. It is destiny . It is Kkkkkarma (With some Dharma of kourse..)


[ Wonder what the kouple will be called (Yes I am thinking of Brangelina and Abhi-ash, though such things seem trivial in face of complete anhilation .) ]

(Probably this marriage should be called (A)Kismet Konnection..would guarantee faliure)

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September 9, 2008 at 5:27 pm


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As Nishikant Kamat’s flawed yet wonderful “Mumbai Meri Jaan” closed with Mohammad Rafi’s charming and unforgettable ode to the city, “Yeh Hai Bombay Meri Jaan” , I couldn’t help but wonder…

Would Raj Thackeray ask for “Bombay” to be digitally altered to “Mumbai” in the song?

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August 31, 2008 at 6:51 pm

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Dummies Guide To Becoming A Superhero

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MOST IMPORTANT, Zeroeth Law- Wear undies over pants. Flashy if possible, unless you want to go the Batman way.

1.Find a weird looking meteorite and touch it, or jump into any weird looking power source you see. Or easiest option, get bug bytes.

2. Find a stupid catch phrase or “iconic line ” (??)- like “With great power comes great responsibility”

3.Choose a city which seems to be the centre of all sorts of alien attacks, and resurrection spot of demons. (Would help if the city was located right on top of some ancient bug city.)

4. Have a lame alternate personality. Unless of course you are Bruce Wayne, in which case- Dude, you are a billionare, why wear tight black clothes(Which look as if shoplifted from a S&M shop) at night.??

5.Make sure you have a female interest on both sides of the law.

6.Have a tragic past- If you don’t, then invent one.

7.Have stupid rules like  A]Not killing people.   B]Always flying on the right hand side of the track.

8.Make sure you have a friend who has the potential to go bad, and fast. Otherwise the lack of personal tragedy might put off viewers.

9.If you are a female looking to be a superhero- follow the Wonder Woman model of clothing.

10.Remember that if you are using rope/web for flying from one point to another, even if you have nothing on top of you, you can still dangle and jump straigh as an arrow.

11.For new villain creation, put people in jail who have kids with superpowers.

12. Make sure you crossover into someone else’s story.

13.Have epilogues stinkier than a baboons backside. (Though I believe nothing can beat SORRY SHAKTIMAAN) In case I offended you, Sorry Shaktimaan.

14.And last but not the least, always have a weakness that can be exploited (apart from gulliability of course) . No one likes it if you are invincible.

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August 28, 2008 at 7:33 pm

The Rebuffed Knight

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It happened on a Saturday.

Our protagonist The Not-So-Lucky Irishman had just bought half of the supermarket and was going home. The rain gods were smiling . It was beautiful.

It was drizzling outside.  Not the stinging drizzle , but the soft raindrops from heaven. The world felt like a kaleidoscope. He was the ruler of all that is chirpy and wet. He was literally “cantering” his way home. A spring in his step.

And then he saw her. The damsel in distress. There was this poor girl trying to change her tire (He assumed a puncture was the culprit.) .She was still wearing her helmet, which made him wonder if she had boinked Darth Vader.

He  shoos such thoughts outside. The Walter Raliegh inside him had awakened. He sprinted to help her.

This is where the Utopia got distorted.

He went up to her and asked her in his deepest of voices (as if this would make her think of him as Sean Connery, though now that I think of it , it sounded more like Darth Vader ..) if she needed any help . He was expecting a loving ,grateful gaze.  She took off her helmet.

His Juliet turned out to be the Ms.Darth Vader herself.

She lashed out at him with a flurry of adjectives not suitable for anyone, let alone a rather hot looking female. I don’t exactly remember what she said, It’s a bit like “Joker” for me- One time I remember it this way, one time some other way..

But it went a bit like this  (Heavily censored version)-

What!? I don’t need any help. You guys. You see a girl and you have make a move. Rascals.

Now usually the first one to talk back, I was too flabbergasted to reply, my faith in the feminity diminshed, the chivalry knocked out of me with one solid Ali style punch.

And this was the end of the Walter Raeligh inside me….

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August 20, 2008 at 5:33 pm

What If….

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Wonder what would happen if….

– Someone ate Hannibal Lecter’s liver with Fava beans and a nice Chianti ?

– Someone roundhouse kicked Chuck Norris’ head off ?

– Someone groped Arnold Schwarzenegger ?

– Someone “did” Bill Clinton when he was an intern ?

– Steven Segal could act ?

– Tom Cruise had to go to a therapist and lie down on a couch. Now we all know that it is for jumping, not sleeping .

– Someone murders OJ because she found he was cheating on her.

– Ekta Kapoor actually watched what she is producing. (She would probably kill herself.)

– Bhajji is slapped by someone?

– Karan Johar was gay!? (Ok, this is a bogey.)

-Jose Murinho admitted that his team deserved to lose.

– Rajnikanth and Kamal Hasan did a movie together, with Jayalalitha as the heroine.

– Bush had any measurable IQ.

-Pamela Anderson never went from ‘B’ to ”DD” to ‘F’ to god knows where…

– Mallika Sherawat was in a movie with Ayatollah Khomeini.

– CPI realized that Communism is dead.

– India went to war with Italy with Sonia memsaab as the PM.

– Devegowda had morals.

– Aamir Khan started another game show– The Ace Khan maybe..

– This post made any sense…..

PS_ I am pleased to inform everyone that the Lambs have indeed stopped screaming.

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June 22, 2008 at 12:48 pm