The category-alphabet list!

So here it is!

  1. Actor/Actress from Tamil movie Industry – “R”
  2. Restaurants in Chennai – “S”
  3. Politician from Tamil Nadu – “J”
  4. A place of worship in Chennai – “K”
  5. A Geographical landmark in Chennai – “V”
  6. A Chennai based Television Channel – “S”
  7. Schools in Chennai – “P”
  8. Famous sports personality from Chennai – “V”
  9. Countries where Tamil population lives – “S”
  10. A popular brand from Tamil Nadu – “A”

So send in your answers for the 10 category-alphabet combos with your team name, team members name, contact number before 12 noon – 21st August 2013 to thinktopshunt@gmail.com.

Remember, its not just about giving right answers. Do think for others and give your answers. Be creative!

Look forward to your answers,

Have Fun!

Game Rules

Disclaimer: Scattergories – This is the game we got inspired from  (You can read more about this game later when you have time. Its a interesting game to play with both adults and children). But as always we will have our own set of rules for “You, Me, Chennai“!

So here are the rules for the game.

You would be give a list of categories and a random alphabet against each alphabet.

For example the Category-Alphabet could be

  • Country – ‘I’
  • Vegetable – ‘C’

And you can give answers like this

  • India
  • Carrot

Now comes the catch! You need to be different from others. If others give the same answers as you like “India”, both you and others who gave the same answers would get lesser points compared someone who had given unique answers (say Iran). So, not only you should think of appropriate answers. You should also think of answers which are unique and which may not be repeated by others!

Simple game it is!

The list of category-alphabet combos would be uploaded soon.

Have fun!

The questions will be up tonight at 11.30 PM

Hello Friends,

The questions will be up tonight at 11.30 PM. Thank you for your interest and patience!

Have Fun!

ThinktopsHunt

You,Me,Chennai

Hey!

Thinktops is back with yet another unique online game “You, me, Chennai” for all Madrasis.

This game is inspired from a popular game called Scattergories. This contest is open to all kids above 10+ years old and adults. Apart from knowing how well you know about Chennai and you would get to know how different you think from other Chennaites!

Age – Anyone from Chennai (Above 12+ year olds)

Date – 17th & 24th August 2013

Venue – Online event followed by offline event. Venue for offline event will be announced later.

Registration is Free. And a team can have maximum 3 members (Get your grandpa/ma,moms,dads in your team. They are quite resourceful 🙂

So shoot us a mail to thinktopshunt@gmail.com with your team details – Team name, your names, contact number and email id.

See you soon.

Have Fun!

Answers

First Day:

Bus Route: 27D

1.Foreshore Estate – one of the primary sites in the city for the immersion of the Ganesh(Vinayaka) idols during the annual Ganesh festival

2. TVS – Logo of TVS

3. Egmore – Chennai Egmore railway station was built on land purchased from Mr. S Parani Andy by the South Indian railway

 

Second Day:

Bus Number: K18

1.CONCORDE BUS STOP: The Air-France plane shown in the picture was manufactured by the Concorde company.

2.CIPET BUS STOP: the cryptic clue has an anagram that encodes to “plastic since 1968″ that denotes CIPET

3.P.ORR AND SONS : Silverware with carved hindu gods were called swami silver. p.orr & sons were pioneers in this field.

 

Third day:

Bus Number: 23A

1.THIRUVANMIYUR – The picture is of Valmiki after whom Thiruvanmiyur is named.

2.STERLING ROAD – £ (pound sterling) less pound= Sterling. The road to treasure is Sterling Road.

3.MATERNITY HOSPITAL – “a not orphaned” is the anagram of “Pantheon road”. A pregnant women refers to maternity hospital in Pantheon Road.

 

Fourth Day:

Bus Number: 11H

SECRETARIAT – The word town is written in white color. Hence “White Town”. Fort St. George was historically called “White Town”.

CHEPAUK – derived from the Urdu word “Che Bagh” meaning “Six gardens”.

PONDY BAZAAR – the picture is of the statue of W. P. A. Soundarapandian Nadar at the entrance of Pondy Bazaar. Pondy Bazaar is supposed to be named after him.

 

Fifth Day:

Bus Number: M29CExt

POOMPUHAR – This picture shows Silapathigara art gallery in Poompuhar, Nagapattinam.

ADYAR – “There is no religion higher than the truth” is the motto of Theosophical Society in Adyar.

KOLATHUR – anagram of HARK LOUT

 

Sixth Day:

Bus Route: 24C

DUNLOP – LOGO OF DUNLOP company. One of the bus stops in 24C.

AMBATTUR – This place is one of 108 Shakthi Sthals in the country. The Amman (Durga) temple here is 51st in the order and therefore this place was called “aimbaththu Oram ur’, meaning 51st place/Temple village in Tamil, which later came to be known as Ambattur.

VIVEKANANDHAR ILLAM / V.HOUSE – It is earlier known as Castle Kernan which is the anagram of EARNEST CLANK. One of the terminus for 24 C.

 

Grand Treasure is Gemini Flyover/Anna Flyover and the statues of a man controlling the horses to commemorate the ban on horse racing. The equestrian is said to be Vandhiyathevar.

All buses/routes from daily clues either pass under, on, above the flyover.

Built in 1973, it is one of the top-rated flyovers in the country, it is the first flyover in Chennai. The presence of the Gemini Studios, which was demolished later, resulted in the flyover coming to be known as Gemini Flyover and the area being referred to as the Gemini Circle. The year is 1974.

Winners!

We would like to thank all the participants for showing so much enthusiasm in this contest!

We loved reading all your answers and that’s the reason, we took a bit of time to declare the results.

So here are the winners:

 

1) Doubles Bubbles (SRUTHI ABIRAM & S.M.SRINITHY)The only team to crack each and every clue in this edition of hunt!

2) Flutterbyes (BERTILLA THEODORE & BETCY THEODORE) 

3) Chennai Super Kids (R.M. HARISH & K. PRANAV)

 

And a special congratulation to “Abiyum Naanum” for cracking the Grand treasure first – Gemini Flyover/Anna Flyover and the statues of a man controlling the horses to commemorate the ban on horse racing!

Winners will be mailed separately on how they can collect the prizes.

Look forward to meet you soon in the next hunt!

Have Fun!

ThinkTops Hunt Team

To crack the Grand Treasure

Hello Hunters,

As you are aware, this year we experimented with a new theme keeping the core online hunting format. We hope the new format was as interesting and engaging as previous themes. We truly enjoyed as always!

Hope you are busy cracking the last sets of clues. After you have cracked all six set of clues and sending us the answers, you can use online maps (Google maps, Bing maps,etc) or busroutes to find out the grand treasure.

For example, if the bus routes are 23A, 47D and the like, possible grand treasure could be in Thiruvanmiyur or adyar depot or some other locations which you might cross on the route! Instead of travelling all across chennai, you could filter it, travel only to those places and find out the answer by deductions. Please do involve your children (if you haven’t already 🙂

Oh! Before we forget, here’s your clue for the Grand treasure!

Long Long ago, something was stopped/banned and a statue was unveiled on a “Pakistani Independence Day” commemorating the ban. Let us know the “Grand Treasure” and the year the ban was imposed.

Mail your answers in the prescribed format given below to thinktopshunt@gmail.com with subject “Grand Treasure” before 5 p.m. 25th Aug 2012.

1. Team Name:

2. Team Members:

3. The Grand Treasure and the year:

4. Day 1 Bus Number:

5. Day 2 Bus Number:

6. Day 3 Bus Number:

7. Day 4 Bus Number:

8. Day 5 Bus Number:

9. Day 6 Bus Number:

Look forward to your answers,

Thank you for your participation.

Keep Hunting!

ThinkTops Hunt Team

ACID6 – Sixth set of clues

Hello

Good morning! All that begins well ends well.

Here’s your last set of clues.  We will announce how to send your answer for “Grand Treasure” shortly.

1. Logo Clue:

2. History Clue:

“51st Temple”

3. Location Clue:

“Earnest clank”

Mail your answers in the prescribed format given below to thinktopshunt@gmail.com with subject “ACID6 Sixth Day” followed by your team name.

1. Team Name:

2. Team Members:

3. Bus Number: 

4. How Clue 1 is related to identified “Bus number” : 

5. How Clue 2 is related to identified “Bus number” : 

6. How Clue 3 is related to identified “Bus number” : 

P.S. If there are two or more Bus numbers satisfying all the clues, send us the best fit!

 

Keep Hunting and Have Fun!

ThinkTops Hunt Team

ACID6 – Fifth set of clues

Hello

Good morning! Just three correct entries yesterday! Fight it out!

Here’s your Fifth set of clues.  Send in your answers if you have cracked last three days’ clues.

1. Picture Clue:

2. Direct Clue:

There is no religion higher than the truth”

3. Location Clue:

“Hark lout”

Mail your answers in the prescribed format given below to thinktopshunt@gmail.com with subject “ACID6 Fifth Day” followed by your team name.

1. Team Name:

2. Team Members:

3. Bus Number: 

4. How Clue 1 is related to identified “Bus number” : 

5. How Clue 2 is related to identified “Bus number” : 

6. How Clue 3 is related to identified “Bus number” : 

P.S. If there are two or more Bus numbers satisfying all the clues, send us the best fit!

 

Keep Hunting and Have Fun!

ThinkTops Hunt Team

ACID6 – Fourth set of clues

Wow! 

That’s quite a number of new participants who joined us today. Good Going!

Here’s your Fourth set of clues. Only two more to go. Send in your answers if you have cracked last three days’ clues.

1. Cryptic Clue:

2. History Clue:

“Six Gardens”

3. Picture Clue: Uncrowned king lends his name to this place.


Mail your answers in the prescribed format given below to thinktopshunt@gmail.com with subject “ACID6 Fourth Day” followed by your team name.

1. Team Name:

2. Team Members:

3. Bus Number: 

4. How Clue 1 is related to identified “Bus number” : 

5. How Clue 2 is related to identified “Bus number” : 

6. How Clue 3 is related to identified “Bus number” : 

P.S. If there are two or more Bus numbers satisfying all the clues, send us the best fit!

Keep Hunting and Have Fun!

ThinkTops Hunt Team