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Title: The IISc Quiz Club IQC The INDIA Quiz Jan 22 2012 QM: Sumeer For feedback : sumeer.kumar@gmail.com Cell: 9900 266 539


1
The IISc Quiz Club IQC The INDIA Quiz Jan 22
2012QM Sumeer For feedback
sumeer.kumar_at_gmail.com Cell 9900 266 539

2
Warm-Up Rounds
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Naara Craft
  • Yehi hamaara naara hai
  • Id the person or organisation who originated or
    is most identified with these slogans.

4
Example
  • Roti,kapda aur makaan!

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ANSWER
6
  • Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto

7
  • "Chalega ____ Udegi dhool, na rahega punja na
    rahega phool"
  • Fill blanks.
  • Whose slogan?

8
ANSWER
9
Haathi BSP When the elephant walks
triumphantly, neither the hand(congress) nor the
flower(BJP) survives
10
  • Jab tak rahega samose mein aalo,tab.
  • Complete this slogan.

11
ANSWER
12
  • tab tak rahega Bihar mein Lalu !

13
  • "We need to take India into the 21st Century.

14
ANSWER
15
  • Rajiv Gandhi, ex prime minister of India in 1980s.

16
  • "Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan"

17
ANSWER
18
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri, ex prime minister of India,
    means Hail the soldier and Hail the farmer.

19
  • "Garibi Hatao"

20
ANSWER
21
  • Indira Gandhi, ex prime minister of India in the
    1970s.

22
  • "Quit India"

23
ANSWER
24
  • Mahatma Gandhi in the 1940s

25
  • "My heart beats for India"

26
ANSWER
27
  • The Congress (I) Party, late 1980s.

28
  • "India Shining"

29
ANSWER
30
  • The BJP, 2004

31
Motto Arcade
  • Whose mottos are these?

32
  • Example1
  • Janani Janmabhumisca Svargadapi gariyasi
  • "Mother and motherland are greater than heaven"

33
ANSWER
34
  • Nepal

35
  • Yogakshemam Vahamyaham
  • "I shall take care of welfare"
  • (taken from the Bhagavad Gita)

36
ANSWER
37
  • Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC)

38
  • Shanno Varuna
  • "May Varuna be peaceful to us"

39
ANSWER
40
  • Indian Navy

41
  • Nabha?-Sp?sa? Diptam
  • "Touching the Sky with Glory"
  • (from Bhagavad Gita XI, Verse 24)

42
ANSWER
43
  • Indian Air Force

44
  • Vayam Rakshamaha
  • "We protect"

45
ANSWER
46
  • Indian Coast Guard

47
  • Bahujana-hitaya bahujana-sukhaya
  • "For the benefit of all, for the comfort of all"

48
ANSWER
49
  • All India Radio

50
  • Veerabhogya Vasundhara
  • "The earth is fit to be ruled by the brave"

51
ANSWER
52
  • Rajputana Rifles
  • The most senior rifle regiment of the Indian
    Army.
  • The name is derived from the Rajput a Hindu clan
    and the Hindi word Rajputana which was the old
    name of Rajasthan.
  • It is based on the Sanskrit word Rajaputra
    meaning son of a king.

53
MAIN QUIZ
54
About Clues
  • Most questions carry some clue(s).
  • Clue(s) will be provided only as long as no team
    has an objection .
  • If any team does NOT want a clue they can use
    their veto power to say so, and no clue shall be
    provided to anyone.

55
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  • A celebration of Indian obsessions
  • Philums,
  • Netagiri,
  • Kirkit,
  • Khaana peena

57
Utterly-Butterly DeliciousAMUL ads
  • Rules
  • Infinite Bounce
  • The Q on the ads carry 5 pts no negatives.
  • Bonus Q
  • First crack at the BQ goes to the team that
    answers the original ad Q. (10 no negs)
  • If they do not answer or answer wrong, its open
    to all teams on a strictly written format for
    10/-5 Note All parts have to be right!

58
Example
59
  • Amul became the official sponsor of the
    Netherlands cricket team during the 2011 World
    Cup in February !

60
Example Bonus Question
61
  • In the final of the 2011 World Cup between India
    and Sri Lanka at Wankhede Stadium Bombay,the toss
    had to be redone a virtually unheard of event,
    especially on a stage as big as the World Cup
    final.
  • Why ?

62
ANSWER
63
  • Due to the loud crowd noise, match referee Jeff
    Crowe could not hear the Sri Lankan captain Kumar
    Sangakkara's call as the coin was tossed by the
    Indian captain MS Dhoni.
  • The next time, the call was heads and Sangakkara
    won the toss and decided to bat first.

64
A 1
65
ANSWER
66
  • A day after Rahul Gandhi commented on former
    Kerala CM Achuthanandan's advanced age, the
    veteran Left leader hit back calling the young
    Congress MP an 'Amul baby'.
  • "The Amul baby has come here to campaign for some
    Amul baby candidates of the Congress party," he
    said.

67
Bonus Question
68
B1
  • Rahul Gandhi attended St. Columba's School, Delhi
    before entering The Doon School in Dehradun
    (Uttarakhand).
  • In 1989,Rahul Gandhi joined St. Stephen's
    College,Delhi for his undergraduate education but
    moved to A after he completed the first year
    examinations.
  • In 1991, after Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by
    LTTE during an election rally, he shifted to
    Rollins College due to security concerns and
    completed his B.A. in 1994.
  • During this period, he assumed the pseudonym Raul
    Vinci and his identity was known only to the
    university officials and security agencies.
  • He further went on to obtain a M.Phil from B in
    1995.
  • A and B ?

69
ANSWER
70
  • A - Harvard University
  • B - Trinity College, Cambridge University.

71
A 2
What does this depict ? Who are the two gents in
the foreground?
72
ANSWER
73
  • Pakistan's Kargil War fiasco.
  • The image shows the "Amul baby" in between George
    Fernandes and Atal Behari Vajpayee.

74
Bonus Question
75
B2
  • ___________ is an advertising slogan coined for
    Pepsi in 1998.
  • It soon gained mass popularity, and became a
    battle slogan and rallying cry, first used by
    Capt. Vikram Batra of 13 JAK Rifles during the
    Kargil War - widely reported in the media.
  • Captain Batra was killed during the war in July
    1999 and posthumously awarded the Param Vir
    Chakra, India's highest military honour.
  • The slogan continues to be a part of the Indian
    popular culture.
  • In 2004, it was partly used as a title for a
    Bollywood movie, starring Shahid Kapoor.
  • Which slogan ?

76
ANSWER
77
  • Yeh Dil Maange More!

78
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79
A3
What?
80
ANSWER
81
  • The ad salutes Indian batsman Virender Sehwag as
    he equals Kapil Dev's feat of 175 runs in the
    World Cup in February 2011.

82
Bonus Question
83
B3
  • Virendra Sehwag is fondly referred to in the
    media as the Nawab of X - X being his home
    locality in Delhi.
  • A lifelong vegetarian, Sehwag owns a vegetarian
    eatery, Sehwag Favourites, which opened in late
    2005 at the Fun Republic Cineplex in Delhi,
    following in the footsteps of his role model
    Sachin Tendulkar.
  • One of the dishes is here is called Multan Ke
    Sultan Ki Tikdi.
  • Why is it so named ?
  • X?

84
ANSWER
85
  • X - Najafgarh
  • The majority of the products on the menu are
    named after cricketing themes esp. related to his
    innings.
  • Multan Ke Sultan Ki Tikdi meaning dish for three
    persons by the sultan of Multan alludes to his
    triple century (309 runs ) in 2004 at
    Multan,Pakistan and is priced at Rs.309.

86
A4
87
ANSWER
88
  • On current Union Minister of Health and Family
    Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad's public views on
    homosexuals.
  • At a conference on HIV/AIDS in July 2011,Azad
    stated that homosexuality was unnatural.
  • Homosexual activity in India was decriminalized
    two years prior by the Delhi High Court. There
    are approximately 30 million gay, bisexual and
    transgender Indians.

89
Bonus Question
90
B4
  • The word _____is Urdu, derived from the Arabic
    root in its sense of "leaving one's tribe,and
    has been borrowed into Hindi.
  • This term is generally considered derogatory in
    Urdu and the word Khwaja Saraa is used instead.
  • In India, an older name for them is kinnar, which
    is used by some groups as a more respectable and
    formal term.
  • According to lore when Rama left Ayodhya for his
    exile, a crowd of his subjects follow him into
    the forest because of their devotion to him.
  • Rama tells them not to mourn and that all the
    "men and women" of his kingdom should return to
    Ayodhya.
  • When he returns to Ayodhya, he finds that a
    particular group of people have not moved.
    Impressed with their devotion, he grants them a
    boon.
  • Fill blanks (which group of people).
  • What was the boon?

91
ANSWER
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  • Hijra from Arabic hjr
  • To confer blessings on people during auspicious
    inaugural occasions like childbirth and weddings.
  • The boon from Lord Rama is the origin of badhai
    in which hijras sing, dance, and give blessings.
  • Being neither men nor women,the Hijras stayed
    where Ram had left them.
  • Translated into English as "eunuch" or
    "hermaphrodite," LGBT historians or human rights
    activists have sought to include them as being
    transgender.
  • Another such term is khasuaa or khusaraa.

94
A5
95
ANSWER
96
  • Fauja Singh a British centenarian marathon runner
    of Indian Sikh origin.
  • May the force be with you famous phrase from
    Star Wars.
  • Singh has stated, "I won't stop running until I
    die. The next target, God willing, is to be the
    oldest marathon runner ever."
  • "At the time when people start retiring, I
    thought of running at the age of 63...and today I
    won the marathon at 93 years of age."
  • In 2004, Singh was featured in an advertising
    campaign for sportswear manufacturer Adidas
    alongside David Beckham and Muhammad Ali.

97
Bonus Question
98
B5
  • What is the official name of the Payyoli
    Express ?

99
ANSWER
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101
  • P. T. Usha
  • She is often called the "queen of Indian track
    and field" and nicknamed Payyoli Express and
    Golden Girl.
  • She finished first in the semi-finals of the 400
    m hurdles in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, but
    faltered in the finals losing the bronze by
    1/100th of a second.
  • She became the first Indian woman to reach the
    final of an Olympic event by winning her 400 m
    hurdles Semi-final.
  • During the 1985 Asian Track and Field Meet at
    Jakarta, Indonesia, Usha secured 5 gold medals in
    the 100, 200, and 400 meter sprints, the 400
    meter hurdles, and the 4 x 400 meter relay. She
    also earned a bronze medal in the 4 x 100 meter
    relay.
  • Currently she runs the Usha School of Athletics
    in Kerala.

102
A6
103
ANSWER
104
  • Allegations and GoI notices to former IPS officer
    and key Anna Hazare associate Kiran Bedi that she
    had fudged air travel expenses charged to NGOs
    for whom she delivered lectures and seminars.

105
Bonus Question
106
B6
  • Early in her career, Kiran was posted to Delhis
    bureau of traffic police.
  • As New Delhi's traffic chief, her meticulous
    planning and ruthlessly impartial enforcement of
    the rules kept the capital's motley caravan of
    vehicles moving during the 1982 Asian Games.
  • She hired large numbers of cranes to remove
    illegally parked vehicles on one memorable
    occasion, even a vehicle belonging to then PM
    Indira Gandhi.
  • As a result of this particular incident, what
    nick-name was bestowed upon her by the media ?

107
ANSWER
108
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109
  • Crane Bedi
  • Kiran Bedi is a social activist and a retired IPS
    officer who joined the force in 1972 and became
    the first woman IPS officer.
  • She held the post of Director General at the
    Bureau of Police Research and Development before
    she voluntarily retired from the IPS in December
    2007.
  • Bedi was the host and judge of the popular TV
    series "Aap Ki Kachehri" which is based on
    real-life disputes and provides a platform for
    settling disputes between consenting parties.
  • She has also founded two NGOs in India the
    Navjyoti Delhi Police Foundation for welfare and
    preventative policing in 1988 which was later
    renamed as the Navjyoti India Foundation in 2007,
    and the India Vision Foundation for prison
    reformation, drug abuse prevention and child
    welfare in 1994.
  • Bedi was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay award in
    1994 for Government service.

110
A7
111
ANSWER
112
  • Regarding Shoaib Akhtar's autobiography
    Controversially Yours released September 2011 in
    which he makes several allegations about Indian
    cricketers esp. against Sachin Tendulkar.

113
Bonus Question
114
B7
Which team mate of Shoaib Akhtar did the lady in
red marry in April 2010 ? Which Pakistani
cricketer was once married to the Indian actress
shown below ?
115
ANSWER
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117
  • Shoaib Malik,the Pakistani cricket player and
    former captain married Indian Tennis star Sania
    Mirza.
  • Mohsin Khan,former Pakistani opener married
    Bollywood movie star Reena Roy and had a short
    career as an actor in the Indian film industry.
  • He has since divorced Roy and remarried.

118
A8
119
ANSWER
120
  • On the popular Indian cultural magazine TV
    program Surabhi hosted by Renuka Shahane and
    Siddharth Kak which ran from 1993 to 2001.
  • And on the famous DD ad on national integration
    'Mile sur mera tumhara,to sur bane hamara..."

121
Bonus Question
122
B8
  • The title music of Surabhi was composed by X.
  • X lived in Jaffna during his younger years,
    taking up music studies before the age of five.
  • He developed a passion for music as well as
    science from a young age, studying Medicine and
    acquiring his M.B.B.S. at Madras Medical College.
  • He registered as a General Practitioner, before
    deciding to pursue music full-time.
  • He has a Masters degree in Western classical
    music, which he acquired at the California
    Institute of the Arts.
  • He also composed the film scores for the films
    Salaam Bombay (1988) and Mississippi Masala
    (1991) directed by Mira Nair, in addition to
    being the featured violin soloist in Bernardo
    Bertolucci's Little Buddha (1993) and
    Merchant-Ivorys Cotton Mary (1999).
  • He received a Grammy nomination in 1981.
  • X ? (see video)

123
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124
ANSWER
125
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126
  • Acclaimed Indian composer and classical violinist
    Dr. L. Subramaniam.

127
A9
128
ANSWER
129
  • On the spat between the BCCI and the IPL
    franchise Kochi Tuskers leading to the
    termination of its contract for "irremediable
    breach" in Sept 2011.

130
Bonus Question
131
B9
  • It was opened by Gian Vijeshwar (a Sweden based
    NRI) and Suresh Chawla in 1984 to commemorate the
    1982 Asian Games held in New Delhi.
  • Inaugurated by the then PM Rajiv Gandhi,it was
    the first of its kind in India when it
    started.After successfully running for over 20
    years it was eventually closed down in February
    2008.
  • Plans are now on to revive it in Gurgaon
  • What ?

132
ANSWER
133
  • Appu Ghar
  • Named after its mascot,Appu - the live elephant
    mascot that became the star of the 1982 New Delhi
    Asian Games .

134
A10
What is this ad from 2011 about?
135
ANSWER
136
  • US operation involving the capture and killing of
    Osama Bin Laden from Abbottabad,Pakistan.

137
Bonus Question
138
B10
  • X is a picaresque novel by Y.
  • It was first published from December 1900 to
    October 1901
  • The story unfolds against the backdrop of The
    Great Game, the political conflict between Russia
    and Britain in Central Asia.
  • It is set after the Second Afghan War which ended
    in 1881.
  • The novel is notable for its detailed portrait of
    the people, culture, and varied religions of
    India. "The book presents a vivid picture of
    India, its teeming populations, religions, and
    superstitions, and the life of the bazaars and
    the road."
  • In 1998, the Modern Library ranked X 78 on its
    list of the 100 best English-language novels of
    the 20th century.
  • The gun in front of the Lahore Museum described
    in the first chapter of X is an existing piece
    called Zamzama, sometimes referred to as X's gun.
  • X and Y ?

139
ANSWER
140
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141
  • X - Kim
  • Y - Rudyard Kipling
  • Kipling was an English poet, short-story writer,
    and novelist chiefly remembered for his
    celebration of British imperialism, tales and
    poems of British soldiers in India, and his tales
    for children.
  • He received the 1907 Nobel Prize for Literature
    and is best known for his works of fiction,
    including The Jungle Book (a collection of
    stories which includes "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi"), Just
    So Stories (1902) (1894), Kim (1901) (a tale of
    adventure), many short stories, including "The
    Man Who Would Be King" (1888) and his poems,
    including Mandalay (1890), Gunga Din (1890), The
    White Man's Burden (1899) and If.

142
A11
What is the bold headline referencing?
143
ANSWER
144
  • Since its launch in the year 2000, KBC has
    inspired thousands with Amitabh's catchy phrases
    like "Lock kiya jaye?" which has been used in the
    media a countless number of times.

145
Bonus Question
146
B11
  • KBC plays a major role in the movie Slumdog
    Millionaire, with Anil Kapoor playing Prem Kumar,
    the game show host.
  • The movie is an adaptation of the novel Q A by
    X.
  • X is an Indian novelist and diplomat who has
    served in Turkey,the US,Ethiopia, the UK,South
    Africa and Japan.
  • The novel depicted a fictional quiz show called
    Who Will Win a Billion?, and is also loosely
    connected to a real-life cheating incident on the
    UK version of the show.
  • X?
  • X's 2nd novel Six Suspects is loosely based on
    which infamous Indian incident from 1999 ?

147
ANSWER
148
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149
  • X - Vikas Swarup
  • Murder of Jessica Lal
  • Jessica Lal was a model working as a celebrity
    barmaid at a crowded socialite party in Delhi
    when she was shot dead.
  • Dozens of eye witnesses pointed to Siddharth
    Vashisht, a.k.a. Manu Sharma, the son of Venod
    Sharma, a wealthy and influential
    Congress-nominated MP from Haryana, as the
    murderer.
  • In the ensuing trial, Manu Sharma and a number of
    others were acquitted in Feb 2006.
  • Following intense media and public pressure, the
    prosecution appealed.
  • The trial court judgment was overturned, and Manu
    Sharma was found guilty of having murdered Lal.
    He was sentenced to life imprisonment in December
    2006.

150
A12
March '07
151
ANSWER
152
  • Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar - the
    Master Blaster to appear as superhero in a new
    range of comic books, animation and games.

153
Bonus Question
154
B12
  • Vital statistics of an Indian Super Hero X from
    the comic world
  • Real Name _______ ______
  • Identity/Class Normal human
  • Occupation Actor
  • Affiliations Vijay, Anthony (sidekicks)
    Shaheen (falcon)
  • Enemies Unknown
  • Known Relatives None
  • Aliases None
  • Base of Operations India
  • First Appearance Adventures of _______ ______
    (Star Comics)
  • Powers/Abilities X has no super-powers. He has
    the combination of strength to defeat his human
    adversaries and intelligence to get out of traps
    laid for him.
  • History Unknown

155
ANSWER
156
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157
  • X - Supremo
  • Amitabh Bachchan
  • Supremo was supposed to be the costumed alter ego
    of Indian film superstar Amitabh Bachchan.
  • He has 2 boy sidekicks -Vijay and Anthony (they
    are normal human beings and do not wear any
    special costume).
  • Incidentally the names of the sidekicks are taken
    from famous screen roles of Amitabh.
  • He has a falcon as a pet, who also acts as his
    scout.

158
A13
159
ANSWER
160
  • On her way back to India after attending the 2011
    Cannes Film Festival in France,Bwood actress
    Minissha Lamba was detained for 16 hours at
    Mumbai International Airport when she walked
    through the "green channel" with undeclared
    jewelry.
  • The custom officials claimed to have found
    jewelry worth Rs.5 million.
  • Lamba claimed innocence stating they were given
    to her by a jeweler in Mumbai for the purpose of
    showcasing them at the international film
    festival.

161
Bonus Question
162
B13
  • Minissha Lamba starred in a 2010 political satire
    Hindi film directed by Shyam Benegal also
    starring Boman Irani and Sammir Dattani in
    pivotal roles.
  • It is a remake of the 2007 Marathi film, Jau
    Tithe Khau based on three short stories
    Narsaiyyan Ki Bavdi by Jeelani Bano, Phulwa Ka
    Pul by Sanjeev and Still Waters by Jayant
    Kripalani.
  • The screenplay was written by Jayant Kripalani
    and Ashok Mishra, who also wrote the dialogues.
  • It won the 2009 National Film Award for Best Film
    on Social Issues.
  • Which film ?

163
ANSWER
164
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165
A14
166
ANSWER
167
  • On Suresh Kalmadi claiming amnesia and other
    "illnesses" in prison while being questioned
    about the role of others in the CWG scam.

168
Bonus Question
169
B14
  • The official anthem for the New Delhi 2010
    Commonwealth Games was composed by A. R. Rahman.
  • It was first performed by Rahman at the song
    release function held at Kingdom of Dreams in
    Gurgaon on August 28, 2010 and was dedicated to
    Mahatma Gandhi.
  • The title of the song is based on the motto of
    the games, "Come out and play".
  • What was this song ?

170
ANSWER
171
  • "Jiyo Utho Bado Jeeto" also known as "Oh Yaro Ye
    India Bula Liya".

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A15
174
  • Demise of Pandit Bhimsen Joshi in Jan 2011.
  • He was widely recognized in India due to his
    performance in the Mile Sur Mera Tumhara music
    video (1985), which begins with him.
  • The video was created for the purpose of national
    integration in India, and highlights the
    diversity of Indian culture.
  • Bhimsen Joshi was also a part of Jana Gana Mana
    produced by A. R. Rahman on the occasion of 50th
    year of Indian Republic

175
Bonus Question
176
B15
  • Pandit Bhimsen Joshi organized the ______
    _________ Music Festival as an homage to his
    guru,along with the Arya Sangeet Prasarak Mandal
    in 1953, marking his guru's first death
    anniversary.
  • The festival has been held ever since, typically
    on the second weekend of December in Pune and has
    become an annual pilgrimage for Hindustani
    Classical Music lovers all over the world.
  • Artists are invited from various parts of India
    to present their music at the festival. This
    festival is the debut platform for many upcoming
    artists.
  • An artist's debut performance at the festival
    connotes their "arrival" to the Classical music
    scene of India.
  • Joshi conducted the festival annually since 1953,
    until his retirement in 2002.
  • Fill blanks.

177
ANSWER
178
  • Sawai Gandharva
  • After Pt. Bhimsen Joshi's death in January 2011,
    the Arya Sangeet Prasarak Mandal decided to
    rechristen the name of the festival to the "Sawai
    Gandharva Bhimsen Mahotsav" in honor of the
    legendary vocalist.

179
Chalti ka naam Gaadi
  • Id these Indian Railways trains using the info
    given.
  • Points
  • 10
  • 5 for each correct part (if 2 part).

180
T1
  • It is a superfast train connecting Kolkata with
    X. It covers the 250 kms at an average speed of
    66 kmph.
  • X is the largest urban conglomeration in its
    state.
  • In 1919 Lord Chelmsford named the city X in
    honour of its founder Y, whose birthday is
    celebrated on 3 March as Founder's Day.
  • Y had written to his son about his vision of a
    great city in the area.
  • The city has several nicknames.At one time it was
    also known as 'Kalimati' (meaning "black soil")
    after the village near the Sakchi area.

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  • Steel Express
  • X - the steel-producing city Jamshedpur founded
    by
  • Y Jamshedji Nausserwanji Tata.
  • Jamshedpur is a planned industrial city home to
    Tata Steel (earlier TISCO) also known as Steel
    City, TataNagar or simply Tata.

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T2
  • It is one of the premier trains introduced by the
    Indian Railways in 2005 by then Railways Minister
    Lalu Prasad Yadav to provide fully
    air-conditioned travel to those passengers who
    could not afford the expensive tickets of the
    fully air-conditioned coaches as in Rajdhani
    Express and Shatabdi Express.
  • The maximum speed is 130 km/h which is the same
    as Rajdhani's top speed. However, passengers are
    not normally provided with blankets and pillow
    and they have to pay extra to get those.
  • The maiden journey of the train started from
    Saharsa, Bihar to Amritsar, Punjab.
  • Critics and observers alike noted that the maiden
    journey was chosen between two commercially
    unimportant routes as many local Bihari people
    had migrated to Punjab and Lalu's origination
    from Bihar led him to choose this route for
    political purposes.
  • Despite the criticism, the train has received
    positive reviews, with the train capacity
    reaching near 100 even during the off-season.

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  • The Garib Rath express
  • The name means "Poor Man's Chariot", was
    introduced with the facilities of being fully
    air-conditioned and running faster than most
    other super-fast express trains running
    presently.
  • The emergence of the Garib Rath has led to more
    connections between commercially important
    routes, where these trains run faster and make
    fewer stops, such as the Chennai - Hazrat
    Nizamuddin Garibrath compared to the Bhopal
    Shatabdi, Bandra-Hazrat Nizammudin Express
    compared to the August Kranti Rajdhani Express.

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T3
  • The most popular night express train that
    connects Trichy and Chennai Egmore extending till
    Kumbakonam.
  • It is a combination of two famous 7th century
    Hindu temples, one dedicated to Lord Ganesh and
    the other dedicated to Lord Shiva, located a top
    of a huge hill in Trichy,TN.
  • Geologically the 83m high rock is said to be one
    of the oldest in the world, dating over 3 billion
    years ago, and mythologically this rock is the
    place where Lord Ganesh ran from King Vibishana,
    after establishing the Ranganathaswamy deity in
    Srirangam.
  • (see pic)

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  • The Rockfort Express
  • The name Rockfort or Ucchi Pillayar koil comes
    from the fact that the place was used for
    military fortification first by the Vijayanagar
    emperors,and later by the British during the
    Carnatic wars.

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T4
  • It was started on June 1, 1930 as a weekend train
    for the Britishers during the British rule in
    India, to ferry race-fans from Bombay to Poona.It
    was converted to a daily service soon after.
  • It is one of the longest running trains on the
    Indian Railways to have never run on steam
    power.From the beginning, it has been run using
    electric locomotives.
  • Occasionally, it was given diesel locomotives in
    case of original locomotive failure.
  • It is the second train in India to acquire a ISO
    9000 certification and a dining car.
  • After leaving Pune, the train stops only at
    Lonavala and Dadar stations before Mumbai.
  • The train also halts for a few minutes at a point
    named Monkey Hill (just after Lonavala) at the
    beginning of a steep descent in order to check
    its brakes. This is known as a "technical halt"
    and is not a scheduled halt at a station.

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  • The Deccan Queen or Deccan Queen Express.

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T5
Literally LR (see next slide)
Grove/Forest
Basil Plant
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city of?
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  • Brindavan Express linking Chennai Central and
    Bangalore City Railway Station.
  • The ancient name of the city of Brindavana comes
    from its groves of 'Brinda' (Holy Basil or tulsi)
    with vana meaning a grove or a forest.Two small
    groves still exist at Nidhivan and Seva Kunj.
  • Brindavan, or Vraj (Braj region) is a town in
    Mathura district of UP.It is the site of an
    ancient forest which is the region where Lord
    Krishna spent his childhood days.
  • Pictures are of
  • Madan Mohan Temple located near the Kali Ghat.
  • Sri Krishna-Balarama Temple built by the
    International Society for Krishna Consciousness
    (ISKCON).

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T6
  • 4 Days a Week Mail/Express Train running between
    Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Mumbai and Gorakhpur
    Junction,UP.
  • (see pics)

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  • Godaan Express
  • The name is a tribute to the legendary novel
    Godaan by Premchand, who belonged to Varanasi.
  • Economic and social conflict in a north Indian
    village are brilliantly captured in the story of
    Hori, a poor farmer, and his family's struggle
    for survival and self-respect.

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T7
  • These are a set of trains that originate from
    _____ and terminate at Kishanganj (Bihar),Ranchi
    and Yesvantpur,Bangalore.
  • Sultan-ul-Hind, Moinuddin Chishti was born in
    1141 and died in 1230 CE.
  • He is the most famous Sufi saint of the Chishti
    Order of the Indian Subcontinent who introduced
    and established the order in South Asia.
  • Chishti visited the seminaries of
    Samarkand,Bukhara and nearly all the great
    centers of Muslim culture, and acquired religious
    learning at the feet of eminent scholars of his
    age.
  • He became a disciple of the Chishti saint 'Uthman
    Haruni. They travelled the Middle East
    extensively together, including visits to Mecca
    and Medina.
  • He turned towards India, reputedly after a dream
    in which Prophet Muhammad blessed him to do so.
    After a brief stay at Lahore, he reached ____
    along with Sultan Shahab-ud-Din Muhammad Ghori,
    and settled down there.
  • In _____ he attracted a substantial following,
    acquiring a great deal of respect amongst the
    residents of the city.
  • Mu'inuddin Chishti practiced the Sufi Sulh-e-Kul
    (peace to all) concept to promote understanding
    between Muslims and non-Muslims
  • (see pics)

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  • Garib Nawaz Express.
  • Moinuddin Chishti was also known as Gharib Nawaz
    "Benefactor of the Poor".
  • The dargah (shrine) of Chisti in Ajmer,Rajasthan
    is known as Dargah Sharif or Ajmer Sharif and is
    visited by Muslim pilgrims as well as Hindus and
    Sikhs as a symbol of inter-communal harmony.
  • Originating station of the trains is Ajmer.

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T8
  • X is a mail/express train connecting Kolkata with
    Jhansi Junction covering 1326 Kms at an average
    speed of 55 Kmph.
  • It was first introduced between Barrackpore and
    Jhansi, commemorating the X of India, which was
    fueled in these two places by Y and Z
    respectively.
  • Later it started departing from Kolkata instead
    of Barrackpore. (see pics)

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  • Pratham Swatantrata Sangram Express
  • Pratham Swatantrata Sangram or First Independence
    Movement refers to the 1857 Sepoy Mutiny led by
    Mangal Pandey in Barrackpore and Rani Laxmi Bai
    in Jhansi.

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T9
  • The ________ Express runs between Patna and New
    Delhi and began in Feb 2002.
  • It covers the 999 km in under 15 hours making
    only two stops between Patna and New Delhi at
    Kanpur and Mughalsarai.
  • When Indira Gandhi was found guilty of violating
    electoral laws by the Allahabad High
    Court,Jayaprakash Narayan called for Indira to
    resign, and advocated a program of social
    transformation which he termed _________.

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  • Sampoorna Kraanti (Total Revolution)
  • Jayaprakash Narayan (19021979), widely known as
    JP, Jayaprakash or Loknayak, was an Indian
    independence activist and political leader,
    remembered especially for leading the opposition
    to Indira Gandhi in the 1970s and for giving a
    call for peaceful Total Revolution.
  • In 1998, he was posthumously awarded the Bharat
    Ratna, India's highest civilian award, in
    recognition of his social work.
  • Other awards include the Magsaysay award for
    Public Service in 1965.
  • The airport of Patna is also named after him.

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T10
  • It is a superfast day train connecting Kolkata
    with Titlagarh (Orissa).
  • It covers a distance of 745 Kms at an average
    speed of 60 KMPh.
  • Important halts are
  • Kharagpur, Tatanagar, Chakradharpur, Rourkela,
    Jharsuguda,Sambalpur.
  • Previously it used to run up to Rourkela but
    later got extended to Titlagarh.
  • Its name may obtained by translating another
    train's name from a neighbouring region also
    its original terminus should be a big clue.

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  • Ispat Express
  • Rourkela is at the heart of a rich mineral belt.
  • Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP),set up in 1958, is an
    integrated steel plant of Steel Authority of
    India Limited (SAIL).
  • It is the first Public Sector Integrated Steel
    Plant to be set up in India,inaugurated by Dr.
    Rajendra Prasad.
  • The Republic of Germany provided technical know
    how for the construction of the steel plant.

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Rules
  • Infinite Bounce
  • Each question carries 10 points.
  • Some questions have 2 parts - each part carries 5
    points
  • No negatives ! So feel free to Guess, Guess and
    Guess.
  • Only one answer per team per question.
  • In case of multiple answers, ONLY the first
    answer will be accepted.
  • The Quiz Master's decision is FINAL !
  • Disclaimer
  • Any resemblance to any persons living or dead is
    purely intentional.

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GQ1
  • Section _____ of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) is
    used for a person who acts fraudulently to cheat
    somebody out of their belongings.
  • The section deals with the cases of cheating and
    awards punishment of fine and/or jail up to 7
    years.
  • This section is inherited from the Indian Penal
    Code of 1860 instituted by the colonial
    government of the British India, which then
    included the present-day countries of India,
    Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Myanmar.
  • Which section ?
  • What is its equivalent in the Nigerian Criminal
    Code system ?

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  • 420
  • 419
  • It has since become a slang reference for a
    confidence trickster.
  • Such criminals are called 420 in popular culture
    in all these countries.
  • A popular 1955 Hindi film from India, Shri 420
    has a central character who, though innocent, is
    regarded by many as a con man, hence "Mr. 420".
  • In the Nigerian Criminal Code, the same offense
    is covered by article 419, which has also given
    its name to the now ubiquitous Advance Fee Fraud.

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GQ2
  • What is this list and fill the missing one ?
  • Lal Bagh (South East),Bangalore
  • Gavipura (South West) ,Bangalore
  • Ulsoor (North East) ,Bangalore
  • ______ (North West)

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  • The locations of the four Kempe Gowda Towers in
    Bangalore !
  • Missing one is the one near Mekhri circle.
  • These towers were constructed by Kempe Gowda II
    (ruled from 1585 to 1633 AD) in 1597
    AD,apparently predicting the limits for the
    growth of Bengaluru pete.
  • The Kempe Gowda Gopuras (towers) are said to have
    been built in 4 corners of the city with
    Dharmarayaswamy temple as the focal point.
  • Mekhri Circle tower, is the only tower that is
    not located on a hillock.
  • The Lal Bagh tower is the most visited tower.
  • The Kempambudhi tower is the most neglected
    tower.
  • The Ulsoor tower which is the best maintained
    tower, is inside the campus of Madras Sappers,
    (MEG) a division of the Indian Army.
  • One more such tower exists on the Bugle Rock near
    Bull Temple.
  • The structure of this tower differs from the 4
    historical towers and looks more recent.
  • There is also a modern replica version of his
    tower at Hudson circle known as Kempe Gowda
    tower.
  • Historians believe there could have been more
    such towers. Bangalore today, has expanded much
    beyond these limits.

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GQ3
  • X is a small Indian town located on the shores of
    the Sarayu river with the Mempi Forest nearby.
  • Market Street is the central street - the
    location of several big shops including Bombay
    Anand Bhavan and Truth Printing Works.
  • Kabir Street is the residence of the elite of X
    while Lawley Extension is a new upcoming lane
    housing the rich and the influential.
  • Ellammn Street, home to the oil-mongers, is the
    last street and beyond it lies the river Sarayu.
  • Other streets include Grove Street and Kalighat
    Lane.
  • Between Ellammn Street and the river lie
    Nallappa's Grove and the cremation ground. The
    Untouchables and sweepers live on the lower banks
    of the river.
  • Palace Talkies was built in 1935 to replace the
    old Variety Hall. Albert Mission School and
    Albert Mission College are the more popular
    educational institutions. There is also the board
    school and the town elementary schools.
  • X has a small railway station. The statue of Mr
    Lawley, seated on a horse, forms another major
    landmark.
  • Another important place is 'The Boardless', a
    small restaurant without any board. Boardless is
    a centre of discussion for current events in X.
  • Why was/is X famous ?
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  • In the words of Graham Greene (from the
    introduction to The Financial Expert)
  • "A place, where, you could go into those loved
    and shabby streets and see with excitement and a
    certainty of pleasure a stranger approaching past
    the bank, the cinema, the haircutting saloon, a
    stranger who will greet us, we know, with some
    unexpected and revealing phrase that will open
    the door to yet another human existence."

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  • Malgudi
  • Malgudi is a fictitious town created by R.K.
    Narayan in his novels and short stories.
  • It forms the setting for most of Narayan's works.
    Starting with his first novel, Swami and Friends,
    all but one of his fifteen novels and most of his
    short stories take place here. Narayan has
    successfully portrayed Malgudi as a microcosm of
    India.
  • The exact location, however, is a matter of
    speculation. Many are of the opinion that it may
    be Coimbatore, with a river on one side, forest
    on the other, and many similar buildings and
    lanes as Malgudi.
  • It is also speculated that it may be Lalgudi on
    the river Kaveri, or Yadavgiri in the erstwhile
    state of Mysore.

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GQ4
  • Ek Nai Paheli is a 1984 Hindi-language Indian
    feature film directed by K. Balachander, starring
    Raaj Kumar, Hema Malini, Kamal Haasan, Padmini
    Kohlapure and Suresh Oberoi.
  • The movie was a remake of a 1975 Tamil classic X
    also directed by K.Balachander.
  • X was controversial as it examined relationships
    between people with wide age gaps, which
    challenged Indian social mores.
  • X went on to win the National Film Awards in 1976
    and was a huge success.
  • X ?
  • What is the other claim to fame of X ?
  • (see movie poster)

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  • Apoorva Raagangal
  • Debut movie of Rajnikanth
  • The actor considers K.Balachander his mentor.
  • After a brief phase of portraying antagonistic
    characters in Tamil films, he gradually rose to
    become an established film actor.
  • He was bestowed the Padma Bhushan, India's third
    highest civilian honour, in the year 2000 for his
    contribution to Indian cinema.
  • He was named one of the most influential persons
    in South Asia by Asiaweek.
  • He was also named by Forbes India as the most
    influential Indian of the year 2010.

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GQ5
  • The most famous one in India is the one in
    Pushkar,Rajasthan (often erroneously listed as
    the only one in the world).
  • There are two in Thirunavaya, Thiruvallam in
    Kerala
  • one in the temple town of Kumbakonam,(Thanjavur
    District) in Tamil Nadu
  • one at Sri Kalahasti near Tirupati in Andhra
    Pradesh
  • one in Kodumudi, Tamil Nadu
  • one in Asotra village in Balotra taluka of
    Rajasthan's Barmer district
  • One (dated 5th century AD) in the small,remote
    village of Carambolim in the Sattari Taluka in NE
    Goa.
  • What is this list and which is the largest and
    most famous one in the world ?

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  • Temples dedicated to Lord Brahma.
  • The largest and most famous shrine to Lord Brahma
    may be found in Cambodia's Angkor Wat.
  • Though almost all Hindu religious rites involve
    prayer to Brahma, very few temples are dedicated
    to His worship
  • Regular pujas are held for Lord Brahma at the
    temple in Thirunavaya, and during Navrathris this
    temple comes to life with colourful festivities.
  • There is also a shrine for Brahma within the
    Brahmapureeswarar Temple in Thirupatur, near
    Trichy, and a famous murti of Brahma exists at
    Mangalwedha, 52 km from the Solapur district of
    Maharashtra.
  • Statues of Brahma may be found in Khedbrahma,
    Gujarat, and in Sopara near Mumbai.

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GQ6
  • This is a picture taken around 2004 of the
    surviving participants (group of peasant women)
    of something that took place on March 26, 1974,
    in Reni village, Hemwalghati, in Chamoli
    district, Garhwal Himalayas,Uttarakhand.
  • The first recorded event of the same however,
    took place in village Khejarli, Jodhpur district,
    in 1730 AD led by Amrita Devi which is believed
    to be the inspiration for and a precursor to the
    Garhwal incident.
  • What ?

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  • The first all-woman Chipko movement.
  • In 1730 AD,363 Bishnois, led by Amrita Devi
    sacrificed their lives while protecting green
    Khejri trees, considered sacred by the community,
    by hugging them, and braved the axes of loggers
    sent by the local ruler.
  • The Chipko movement or Chipko Andolan (literally
    "to cling" in Hindi) is a social-ecological
    movement that practised the Gandhian methods of
    satyagraha and non-violent resistance, through
    the act of hugging trees to protect them from
    being felled.

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GQ7
  • From the world of Cinema,how would you connect
    the names of these predominantly Southern cine
    stars (amongst others) ?
  • Kamini,
  • Nandini,
  • Padmini,
  • Vijayalakshmi

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  • They were all given titillating first screen
    names based on the name of the character they
    once played or articles of clothing that made
    them famous.
  • Cotton Kamini
  • Nylon Nandini
  • Polyester Padmini
  • Silk Smitha
  • The characters were called by these names then
    because they had sensual connotations.
  • Vijayalakshmi was the real name of Silk Smitha.
  • After garnering much notice and acclaim with her
    first major role in the Tamil film Vandi
    Chakkaram,in 1979, she assumed the screen name
    "Silk", after her character's name in the movie.
  • There was also a South Indian actress called
    Disco Shanti.

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GQ8
  • It came into administrative existence on 17 April
    1976.
  • It was set up as part of an urbanization thrust
    during the controversial Emergency period
    (19751977). The city was created under the UP
    Industrial Area Development Act.
  • It is located in Gautam Budh Nagar district of
    Uttar Pradesh state and also home to a famous
    Film City and recently Indias first something.

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  • NOIDA short for the New Okhla Industrial
    Development Area.

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GQ9
  • What connects these villages ?
  • 1.Mattur in Karnataka
  • 2.Jhiri, District Rajgadh, Madhya Pradesh
  • 3.Ganoda, District Banswada, Rajasthan
  • 4.Bawali, District Bagapat, Uttar Pradesh
  • 5.Mohad, District Narasinhpur, MP
  • 6.Shyamsundarpur, Dist Kendujhar, Orissa
  • (Clue?)

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  • Sudharma,a daily newspaper published from the
    city of Mysore started in the year 1970, the
    circulation of which is mainly through post.

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  • In these Indian villages, inhabitants of all
    castes speak Sanskrit natively since childhood.
  • Muttoor, the village of about 2,000 inhabitants,
    is located about 8 km south of Shimoga.Sanskrit
    is the spoken language of over 95 per cent of the
    people here.
  • As one enters the village he is greeted with "
    bhavatha nam kim? (What is your name?), "coffee
    va chaayam kim ichchhathi bhavan? (What will you
    have, coffee or tea?). The pronunciation of "Hari
    Om" instead of hello and "katham asti" instead
    of how are you? are common here.
  • Everybody-men, women, children, literate or
    illiterate-freely speaks Sanskrit. Even the
    Muslim families speak Sanskrit without hesitation
    and as comfortably as is spoken by the Hindus.
    Their children are found in the streets reciting
    Sanskrit shlokas.
  • Even while fighting and playing cricket in the
    grounds children freely speak Sanskrit. When one
    walks down a few places from the school where one
    touches the ratha veethi (car street) and
    graffiti on the walls what grabs the attention
    is "Maarge swachchataya virajate, grame sujanaha
    virajante" (Cleanliness is as important for a
    road as good people are for the village).
  • Other slogans like keep the temple premises
    clean, keep the river clean and trees are the
    nations wealth are also written in Sanskrit and
    painted on walls reflecting ancient values.
  • Sudharma is the only daily newspaper published in
    Sanskrit.

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GQ10
  • If three of the four were Cuttery, Shuddery and
    Wise, what was the fourth ?

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  • Brammon/Brahmin
  • In the days of the Raj,due to pronunciation
    difficulties, the British referred to the four
    social orders in Hinduism as these.
  • Varna refers to the categorization of the Hindu
    society by four castes, hypothesized by the
    Brahmins and their sacred texts. The four varnas,
    or chatur varna, are mentioned in ancient texts
    in the following (stratified) order, from top to
    bottom -
  • the Brahmins scholars, teachers, priests and
    sages
  • the Kshatriya kings, soldiers, and rulers
  • the Vaishyas merchants, cattle herders and
    agriculturists
  • the Shudras labourers, craftsmen and artisans
  • The first three varna are considered Arya, and
    thus allowed to participate in Vedica rituals
    from which the non-Arya Shudra varna is excluded.

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GQ11
  • It is commonly (though erroneously) believed that
    Marco Polo (12541324),the Venetian trader and
    explorer, witnessed X in India and China.
  • Ibn Batuta, when recounting his travels through
    Hangzhou, China in 1346, describes something
    broadly similar to X.
  • Pu Songling records a version in Strange Stories
    from a Chinese Studio (1740) which he claims to
    have witnessed it personally.
  • It is said that X were performed during the
    Mughal Empire (16th-19th centuries). They
    reputedly occurred in the Indian subcontinent
    from Peshawar to Dhaka, and at important centers
    of Mughal powers, including Murshidabad, Patna,
    Agra, and Delhi.
  • During the British Raj, X was allegedly witnessed
    around 1850 and 1900. The Chicago Tribune, in
    1890, published an article about X written by a
    journalist John Elbert Wilkie using the false
    name of Fred S. Ellmore. 'Elmore's' story was
    repeated in several other newspapers without its
    authenticity first being verified.
  • There are no known references to X predating
    1890, and later performances of X were inspired
    by Wilkie's account.
  • What is X?

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  • The (Great) Indian Rope Trick
  • It is a stage magic act said to have been
    performed in and around India during the 19th
    century.
  • Sometimes described as "the worlds greatest
    illusion", it reputedly involved a magician, a
    length of rope, and one or more boy assistants.
  • In the simplest version, the magician would hurl
    a rope into the air. The rope would stand erect,
    with no external support.
  • His assistant would climb the rope and then
    descend.

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GQ12
Connect the 3 slides.
Elephant emblem depicting the Battle of Assaye,
1803.
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Sphinx symbol depicting the campaign in Egypt,
1801.
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Dragon symbol depicting the campaign in China,
during the First Opium War, 1840. (Clue?)
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  • Madras Engineer Group (MEG) or Madras Sappers are
    a regiment of the Corps of Engineers of the
    Indian Army.
  • The Madras Sappers draw their origin from the
    erstwhile Madras Presidency army of the British
    Raj. This regiment has its HQ in Bangalore. The
    Madras Sappers are the oldest regiment of the
    Corps of Engineers.
  • They are also the only regiment of the erstwhile
    Madras Presidency Army to survive the post-1857
    reorganizations unscathed.
  • The thambis, as the troops of the Madras Sappers
    are popularly known, with their hallmark Shakos
    have distinguished themselves in many battle
    fields around the world for more than 200 years.
  • In World War I they became particularly famous
    for inventing the mine clearing torpedo that goes
    by the name of Bangalore torpedo.
  • The Madras Sappers moved into Bangalore in 1834,
    when they were involved in a major part of the
    construction activities of the Civilian and
    Military buildings in Bangalore.
  • The motto of the Madras Sappers is that common to
    all three regiments of the Corps of Engineers,
    Sarvatra (SanskritEverywhere) the Indian
    equivalent to 'ubique', the motto of the Royal
    Engineers.

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  • Growing up in Rajendra Nagar neighbourhood,he
    attended St. Columba's School where he was
    accomplished in sports, drama, and academics. He
    won the Sword of Honour, an annual award given to
    the student who best represents the spirit of the
    school.
  • He later attended Hansraj College (19851988) and
    earned his Bachelors degree in Economics
    (honors).
  • He then pursued a Masters Degree in Mass
    Communications at Jamia Millia Islamia.
  • In 1993,he starred in Maya Memsaab, which
    generated some controversy because of his
    appearance in an "explicit" sex scene in the
    movie.
  • The same year he was nominated for the Filmfare
    Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role.
  • In 1994,he won the Filmfare Best Villain Award.
  • Who ?

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  • SRK
  • In 1991,Khan made his Bollywood movie debut in
    Deewana (1992). The movie became a box office
    hit, and launched his career in Bollywood.His
    performance won him a Filmfare Best Male Debut
    Award.
  • He made his acting debut with the 1988 television
    series, Fauji, playing the leading role of
    Commando Abhimanyu Rai.
  • He went on to appear in other television serials,
    such as the 1989 serial, Aziz Mirza's Circus,
    which depicted the life of circus performers.
  • The same year, Khan also had a minor role in the
    made-for-television English-language film, In
    Which Annie Gives it Those Ones, which was based
    on life at Delhi University and was written by
    Arundhati Roy.

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GQ13
  • Asia's second hydro-electric power station,after
    Shimshapura,is located at Shivanasamudra Falls
    near Bangalore and is still functional.
  • This station was commissioned by the Diwan of
    Mysore in 1902.
  • What was the specific reason for which it was
    built?
  • In 1905,the electricity generated from
    Shivanasamudra, lit the first electric bulb in
    India at ?

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  • The power generated here was initially used in
    Kolar Gold Fields for mining Gold.
  • The K R Market in Bangalore!
  • Kolar Gold Fields (KGF) became the second city in
    Asia to get electricity (behind Tokyo,Japan).
  • Gold mining started here in the 2nd century AD
    and was at its peak during the British Period.
  • The Champion Reefs mine was the second deepest
    underground mine in the world when it was
    operational reaching a depth of 3200mts.
  • The mines were finally closed down in 1992 as the
    cost of mining far exceeded the value of the
    gold.

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  • His real name is John Prakasa Rao Janumala born
    1950,in Ossalapalle, Prakasam District, AP to a
    Telugu Christian family.
  • In his life before Bollywood, he was a factory
    worker with a multinational corporation in
    Mumbai with his father.
  • While working he also used to entertain his
    co-workers in the factory by imitating Elvis
    Presley.
  • At one of the functions at his factory he was
    asked to perform and show his talent.
  • So impressed were his colleagues and officers of
    the factory by his performance that his union
    leader said that from now on we will call him
    "_____ _____".
  • Who?
  • (Clue?)

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  • In 1998, he was convicted and sentenced to seven
    days imprisonment for disrespect to the Indian
    National Anthem and Indian Constitution during a
    private performance in Dubai.
  • According to the Police, this private performance
    was on the occasion of birthday party of the son
    of Anis Ibrahim, brother of international
    smuggler and terrorist Dawood Ibrahim.

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  • Johnny Lever
  • He used to work at Hindustan Lever.
  • He started his career in 1984 and has acted in
    over 350 Bollywood films.
  • He has received 13 Filmfare awards nominations in
    Best Comedian Category and has won the award
    twice.

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GQ15
  • This cuisine,originally applied to a 200 year old
    technique,involves cooking on very low flame,
    mostly in sealed containers, allowing the meats
    to cook, as much as possible, in their own juices
    and bone-marrow.
  • It originated from Awadhi cuisine and is now also
    commonly used in Mughlai, Punjabi and Hyderabadi
    cuisines.
  • Less spices are used than in traditional Indian
    cooking, with fresh spices and herbs for
    flavouring.
  • In some cases, cooking dough is spread over the
    container, like a lid, to seal the foods.
  • This is known as a purdah (veil), but on cooking
    becomes a bread which has absorbed the flavours
    of the food and the two are best eaten together.
  • This cooking uses a round, heavy bottomed pot,
    a handi, in which food is tightly sealed and
    cooked over a slow fire.
  • The process of slow roasting gently persuades
    each ingredient to release maximum flavor.The
    sealing of the lid of the handi with dough
    achieves maturing.
  • The food retains all its natural aromas and
    becomes imbued with the richness of flavors.
  • What is it c
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