Monday, February 2, 2009

Quiz 9 - In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones

Yeah, it was inevitable that that line would be used sooner or later, given Mr. Sen Gupta's nickname. And Annie, in this case, promises that 'those ones' will be mostly audiovisual ones, so don't forget your glasses at home.

SEQC February 2009 Quiz

Date: 8th February 2009
Time: 5.00 pm. The quiz will start at 5.15 sharp. Latecomers will be added to the teams in an annoyingly arbitrary manner, so come on time ;).
QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta
Flavour: Very very audiovisual
Venue: The Sen Gupta House, Porvorim
How to get there: If you're coming from Panjim, come north on NH17 heading towards Mapusa. After you pass the Coqueiro Circle, keep coming straight past the Holy Family Church (the next major landmark) which will come up on your left. About half a km north of the church, the road goes over a slight rise, with a Mercedes showroom to the left. Continue on the highway as it starts heading down, then take the first turn off to the right (it's next to a big commercial complex called the LaJoye Complex). Then take the first turn left, which is just a few metres up this road (don't go up to the top of the road -- if you can see the Holy Family School, you've gone too far). This is a narrowish lane. Annie's is the ninth or tenth plot on the right, diagonally across from an apartment complex called Karapurkar Residency. It's a cream-and-red bungalow, and you should be able to spot a black Scorpio in the grounds.

If you're coming south from Mapusa on NH17, turn left off the highway next to the Damian de Goa showroom. Then take the first turn right, opposite a cross and next to a small shop called Clyde's Shop. Annie's is the fourth plot on the left, next to an apartment complex called Datta Apartments. If you're somewhere nearby and lost, call 2415449 or 9860089733.

So far so good, now here's the kicker. On the gateway to Annie & Anjali's house you will find a plaster version of this rather enigmatic coat of arms:When you get past the gate, knock three times on the main door. A hushed voice from indoors will ask, "Password?". Then you say the name of the country that this coat of arms belongs to. If you have the right answer you will be admitted in and we will begin the cleansing rituals, but the wrong answer will win you some quality time with Annie's four dogs.

Alternatively, if you don't fancy this Secret-Seven-meets-Ku-Klux-Klan twist in the proceedings, walk right in.

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