A Picture's Worth

Today, as I was browing through some random sites, I chanced upon the logo of the International Year of Forests 2011. Set me thinking about the various logos and mascots I've seen over the years. Logos and mascots convey so much - they identify a cause, a brand, an event - with just a few strokes of the pen. And their appeal is universal.

So here's what I'm gonna do. I'll post images of some famous logos and mascots ,and you identify it. If possible, tell me what it is associated with. These may seem like no brainers to many - particularly those of the bearded variety that are quiz mad (you know who you are!). This is just a cub attempt and a gateway to thoughts and personal experiences that these logos and mascots represent for me.

For people of my generation, who grew up in the 80s and 90s, the following pictures and their associations should not be that difficult to guess. So here goes....


Who's this cute  bear? What is his name?
There is a clue in the  picture.
 This guy is of desi origin. A well loved mascot from the 80s. India's first amusement park is named after him. Who's he?


 This is Veera - his name is on his vest. Who is he and what is his claim to fame? 

These elephant mascots just get cuter and cuter. Who's this chap? 

A very common logo for a lofty cause. Can you guess which one?
Leave your guess in the comment box. Those who guess correctly, will get something special!

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8 Responses to A Picture's Worth

  1. Sudeshna says:

    Misha--mascot of the 1980 Olympic Summer Games in Moscow; Appu -- 1982 Asiads; Veera -- Bull mascot for 32nd National games; Bholu…the IR mascot and finally the SSA

  2. Rachna says:

    Wow, I could only guess Apu. I will think over it and come back and write more if I can remember :).

  3. Loved your post but ooops, didn't get them right!

  4. Misha and Appu I know...not sure about the rest.

  5. Misha, Appu, Bholu and the Sarva Siksha Abiyan... Did not know much about that cow...!!! Now tell me what is my score?

  6. Sandhya says:

    I could remember Misha and Appu...interesting!

  7. Misha, Appu, Bholu and the Sarva Siksha Abiyan... Did not know much about that cow...!!! Now tell me what is my score?

  8. Loved your post but ooops, didn't get them right!