Answers to Law Biriyani 3 – Connect the King of Bahrain, Assange, Senussi, and Tymoshenko

NiharikaSwaroop_LawBiriyani3WinnerThank you for your enthusiastic participation in the third Law Biriyani, our fortnightly quiz. Between 10 am yesterday and 11 am today, we received many entries where all six answers were correct, but the first person to enter all six correct answers in the comments was (cue trumpets) Niharika Swaroop, who can now enrol for courses or certifications worth Rs. 8000/- on

Ms. Swaroop, an engineer and a freshly minted lawyer currently working with Vikramjit Banerjee at the Supreme Court and also as an independent intellectual property law consultant, believes that by virtue of her dual expertise, she has an edge over both lawyers and engineers.

Amal_AmaluddinA 1. Amal Alamuddin, who recently married the actor George Clooney, is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, specialising in international law, criminal law, human rights, and extradition.

Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks; Yulia Tymoshenko, the former Prime Minister of Ukraine; and Abdallah Al Senussi, the former Libyan intelligence chief are some of her clients. She is also one of the legal advisors to the King of Bahrain, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

Image courtesy Doughty Chambers.

MichaelDCunhaA 2. John Michael D Cunha (pictured in the poster on the right), the judge who convicted J. Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case.

The four other judges have presided over the case before him are Justice A.S. Pachchapure and special court judges A.T. Munoli, B.M. Mallikarjunaiah, and M.S. Balakrishna.

Image courtesy The Hindu.

A 3. The Ikea Group.

The Ikea Group is owned by Ingka Holding. Ingka Holding is owned by the non-profit Stichting Ingka Foundation.

Ingvar_KampradMoney isn’t trapped inside the foundation. The Ikea trademark and concept is owned by another private company, Inter Ikea Systems. The non-profit foundation has to pay royalty payments to operate Ikea stores and use the brand name. These payments make their way back to the Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad and his family.

Mr. Kamprad (right) is a publicly frugal man who despises taxes. He actually fled with his Swedish design label to Switzerland in 1976 to avoid taxes.

Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

A4.1A4.2A 4. The item is the umbrella and the movement has been named the “Umbrella Revolution”. Protesters in Hong Kong are demanding that China withdraw plans to vet candidates for the next Hong Kong leadership election in 2017.

Image on the left courtesy Time. 

The image on the right depicts some of the submissions to a logo competition started by Kacey Wong, a Hong Kong-based artist, who invited artists and designers on Facebook to submit a logo to “use for the next revolution”.

Q 5. Héctor Varela went on to name his son Messi Varela. The law now prohibits the usage of Messi as a first name.

Q 6. Tom Cruise. He bought a ultrasound machine to monitor the progress of his unborn child with his then wife, Katie Holmes. The law was dubbed as the “Tom Cruise law”.

Bang Bang, currently in theaters, is an “official” remake of his 2010 movie, Knight and Day.


Law Biriyani is prepared by Walnut Knowledge Solutions (, a Bangalore-based organisation founded by two lawyers, Raghav Chakravarthy and Sachin Ravi, focused on quizzing and the use of knowledge-based tools for engagement, learning, and development.


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