Friday, 28 March, 2008

Mandrake Daily-D024 - The Mystery of the Striped Orchid 4-7-41 to 6-21-41

First, I want to congratulate

1 Bala for posting 100 comics
2 TPh for completing 50 comics...

I salute them for their great efforts and consistency. I hope they will continue in same manner and we will get more n more treats from them in near future.

Second, Quiz mania!!! everybody is quiz ka dewanaa!!! so, chandoba is not far behind..

try to answer theses "simple" questions...

1. What programming language is GOOGLE developed in?

2. What is the expansion of YAHOO?

3. What is the expansion of ADIDAS?

4. Expansion of Star as in Star TV Network?

5. What is expansion of "ICICI?"

6. What does "baker's dozen" signify?

7. The 1984-85 season. 2nd ODI between India and Pakistan at Sialkot- India 210/3 with Vengsarkar 94*. Match abandoned. Why?

8. Who is the only man to have written the National Anthems for two different countries?

9. From what four word ex-pression does the word `goodbye` derive?

10. How was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu better known?

11. Name the only other country to have got independence on Aug 15th?

12. Why was James Bond Associated with the Number 007?

13. Who faced the first ball in the first ever One day match?

14. Which cricketer played for South Africa before it was banned from international cricket and later represented Zimbabwe?

15. The faces of which four Presidents are carved at Mt.Rushmore?

16. Which is the only country that is surrounded from all sides by only one country (other than Vatican)?

17. Which is the only sport which is not allowed to be played left handed?




dArA said...

Thnx friend for the wish!:D ...sorry for irregular comments off-late as quite busy in this month!!

And yeah,this one(Striped orchid) a perfect B'day gift ....thnx again! :-)

Phantom And Mandrake Fan said...

Many Happy Birthday wishes to Sagnik. Enjoy the day and hope you have a great year.
Chandoba, the quiz is awesome. I liked the way you covered so many areas in the quiz, reminds me of that TV show QUIZTIME when I used to see it on Doordarshan, the host was awesome. Thanks for your appreciation.

adibud34 said...

Happy B'day Sagnik. ICC, your quiz is tooooooo huge and I am feeling too lazy to answer it completely right now.... ha ha :)

But here is one answer -

6) 13 as Bakers would have irregular weighted breads, so giving the customer 13 breads would make the cust. feel happy

comicrazee said...

Awwwwwwwesome quiz. Nice to see such diverse topics covered in the midst of the comics.

And Happy Birthday Sagnik.


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Anonymous said...

Hello! An weekly updated list of something like "What's Scanned in the Indrajal World" is required, so that others too can add missing issues.Get from me new scans @ CShub for the 4 issues of bruce lee, hunted lodge (buz sawer), the escape(flash gordon). Feel free to add them in ur blog. :) .... Anon

Sanjai said...

Hi Icc and happy birthday Sagnik !
I love this site for all the indrajal comics and the great work all you guys are doing at bringing memories of yesteryears. I cherish all these comics and the ethics that they bring along with the story. Keep up with the good work.

And to add, it is a brilliant idea to add a quiz on to it. Good work ICC.

A few answers i know from the quiz are

4. STAR - Satellite Network Asian Region ( though the network defines it as Satellite Network for the Asian Region)
2. Yahoo - Yet Another Hypertext Online Organizer. Some say it is Yet Another Hierarchically Organized Oracle. Am not sure which is right.
5. ICICI - Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India.
3. ADIDAS - Actually Adolph(Adi as he was nicknamed) Dassler (Founder of Adidas). But the most famous acronymn in industry is All Day I Dream About Sports.
9. Good Bye came from a very beautiful expression "God be With You".
12. James bond actually was a russian agent when the character was written. The country code is 007 hence the number. By the way he spreads disaster and death we can also say that he has the license to kill in all seven continents hence 007. hee hee !

And by the way would anyone know what Fax stands for ?
Most of us think it is facsimile. But some say a very interesting variation Fast Arriving XeroX. Makes sense to me cause it was XeroX company which started the copying industry.

dArA said...

Where r you? Come back soon!! :-)

dArA said...

Where r you? Come back soon!! :-)

Sanjai said...

Hey Dara ? Who are you referring to ?

Anonymous said...

We all are missing you. Come back soon.Amongst all of the phantom comics IJCs are the best.The very early issues had beautiful cover pages.Can you post cover pages(front & back both) of IJC nos. 4,12&20. They are posted nowhere & they are a masterpiece by B. GOVIND. If none of us have it then we can have an appeal through your blog for anyone who have it.

Atma said...

Guys TCP is Baaaaaack.....

The veteran to start blogging Indrajal and insipiration to many of us is back.

chandan said...

Nice post,ICC.Keep it up.

Anonymous said...

STAR = Satellite Television Asian Region

Colonel Worobu said...

Where is my buddy Chandu these days?

I was out of the Net for the past 3 weeks due to a fried motherboard on my PC.

Anonymous said...

If you wish to quit,please do it 'officially' at lst, i.e. decalring in this blog clearly...OR JUST POST SOMETHING!:)

Anonymous said...

No updates for over a month.
Everything ok with you...

Take care.. man!


ruchi said...


hi ! are we not going to get any more ACK'S :( plz upload some ACK'S too.

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i need your help with a bit of spreading the word.
ACK blog is on AIR again after a shaky start and it needs your help and i want you all to spread that message in your respective blogs and the people accessing your blog will be aware of ACK blog if some have already forgotten.
so blog owners if can kindly know the world that ACK blog is up and running it will be appreciated.


CHANDAN said...

ICC…..many many happy returns of the day.GOD BLESS YOU.i think you are too busy these days to post/scan anything.Anyway its your schedule. Have a great day.
Hope t0 see you ln action s00n.

dArA said...

Where are you B'day Boy?? :))