Answering questions

I find that I’ve been lax in answering/awarding points to answers for questions I’ve asked before. Apologies, and Amologies too.

Anyway,  here’re the pending answers.

The right answer to this question (where in Madras would you find that particular milestone) was of course Mount Road at Teynampet, just where it meets the Anna Flyover. The reason I posted the picture was the milestone seems to be facing the wrong way – for those who need the distance to Madras will not see it (are on the other side of the road) and those who do see milestone, see the distance to Dindigul (380 kms)

And so, we go to the next question.
The right answer to the q (how many horses on Mount road) is 4. The first horse is that of Sir Thomas Munro. The second and third are the two horses (and horseman/men) flanking the Anna Flyover and the fourth is that of Dheeran Chennimalai/Chinnamalai in Guindy, next to the Intellectual Property council/court building. Interesting info – the horse and horseman on either side of the flyover is said to be modelled after Vallavarayar vanthiyathevar (of Ponniyin Selvan fame).

Right then, to the winners.
Question #1 – Most of you got the right answer, BLN was the first on the Metblog. But the first was Navneet – he posted his answer in Flickr. But the credit for the second part of the answer (why?) goes to Nilu.

Question 2: Not many got the answer (or should I say not many answered) but Chenthil got the right number, and so did GVB. But it was GVB who correctly identified all the four horses. So credit to him

On that note, let me throw the gear backwards and throw an open challenge.
In the comments to this post, ask me any question about Madras – any thing at all – History, trivia, geography, culture, music, whatever*. I shall try to answer it (time permitting) without consulting the all-knowing Google. 10 points to the best question that I can answer, 5 to all good questions, and 30 to the question I don’t answer. We’ll keep this game going for as long as it can, and each new week, a new challenge. At the end of the month, I will buy coffee and a walnut brownie to the one with the most points. Game? Who goes first?

*My weekpoint is celebrity related stuff. But I shall give it a shot too.

15 Comments so far

  1. nandhu on March 8th, 2008 @ 6:03 pm

    what is an Amology?

  2. planemad on March 8th, 2008 @ 6:19 pm

    Maybe a bit to simple, but here goes:
    Where is Chennai’s MG Road?

  3. Chandrachoodan (ravages) on March 8th, 2008 @ 6:54 pm

    Nandhu: The female equivalent of apologies

    planemad: Not far from Chennai’s RK road, Chennai’s Mt. Road, Chennai’s KH road.

  4. slakhs on March 8th, 2008 @ 8:16 pm


    That road is officially called Uthamar Gandhi Saalai. There is an MG Road in Shastri nagar – Besant nagar.

    My Question:

    Where do you find Thiruvallur Temple in Chennai?


  5. slakhs on March 8th, 2008 @ 8:17 pm

    Sorry read the question as Thiruvalluvar Temple


  6. Chandrachoodan (ravages) on March 8th, 2008 @ 11:15 pm

    SLN: Yes, Nungambakkam High road is Uttamar Gandhi road. Wasn’t aware of Adyar’s MG road.

    Thiruvalluvar temple is in Mylapore, if I recall correctly. I remember vaguely reading about in on Hindu

  7. planemad on March 9th, 2008 @ 12:57 am

    one more, crossword style:
    MTC shelter, avoided by athiests

  8. slakhs on March 9th, 2008 @ 12:27 pm

    CC, correct on the temple. Planemad has to tell us which MG Road he meant. Two more for you

    What is the highest PIN code number (600xxx series) / locality in Chennai.

    Where do you find a bus stop named Thabaal Petti (Post Box).


  9. gads (nsgads) on March 10th, 2008 @ 6:29 pm

    Small query: SLN, Are you referring to the Thiruvalluvar Statue near Sanskrit College? If no, do let me know where Thiruvalluvar temple is. :)

  10. slakhs on March 11th, 2008 @ 1:09 am

    Hi Gads,

    Even I have never been there but check this link. It is a full fledged temple


  11. planemad on March 11th, 2008 @ 2:17 am

    Slakhs, i was reffering to the Nungambakkam High Rd. Didnt know there was an MG road in adyar as well, is it in Gandhinagar?

  12. slakhs on March 11th, 2008 @ 9:31 pm


    This is the road next to Adyar Bus depot. This is Shastri Nagar to Besant Nagar and one half of the road is called MG Road and that was well before NH Road was renamed.


  13. gads (nsgads) on March 15th, 2008 @ 1:19 pm

    SLN, thanks for the link. Shall get back to you after I visit the temple.

    CC: Simple question. Where is Rai Business School in Chennai?

  14. nandhu on March 18th, 2008 @ 3:36 am

    Mount fucking Road. that’s easy

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