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Title: The IISc Quiz Club IQC The INDIA Quiz Sunday March 25 2012 QM: Sumeer For feedback : Cell: 9900 266 539

The IISc Quiz Club IQC The INDIA Quiz Sunday
March 25 2012 QM Sumeer For feedback Cell 9900 266 539

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.

  • Infinite Bounce
  • Each question carries 6 points.
  • Some rounds have different scoring which will be
    mentioned before the round.
  • Some questions have 2 parts and some are 3 parts.
  • For 2 part answers - each part carries 3 points
  • For 3 part answers - each part carries 2 points.
  • No negatives ! So feel free to Guess, Guess and
  • Only one answer per team per question.
  • In case of multiple answers, ONLY the first
    answer will be accepted.
  • Only some questions have the pounce option the
    ones which do are indicated by an icon at the
    bottom right.
  • The Quiz Master's decision is FINAL !
  • Disclaimer

  • Who is this (A) ?
  • Which famous role X by a famous veteran actor Y
    did he reprise in a remake of movie Z ?
  • Hrithik Roshan is reprising the lead role played
    by B in the original version.
  • The original Z was produced by Yash Johar.
  • The title was taken from a poem penned by
    Harivansh Rai Bachchan and which is recited at
    the beginning of the movie and creates a thematic
    link that continues through the movie,
    particularly in the climax, both literally and
  • It was considered to be a loose adaptation of the
    1983 Hollywood film Scarface starring Al Pacino,
    however others believe it is based on the life
    Mumbai underworld gangster Manya Surve.
  • Yash's son Karan Johar's produced the remake in
    2011-12 under the same name.
  • B and Mithun Chakraborty received the National
    Award for Best Actor and Filmfare Best Supporting
    Actor Award respectively for their performances
    in the original version.
  • A,B X,Y and Z ? (see pic)

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  • A Sanjay Dutt
  • B Big B
  • X Kancha Cheena
  • Y Danny Denzongpa
  • Z Agneepath

  • ______ is a town in Lucknow district in Uttar
    Pradesh situated 14 km north of Lucknow.
  • More widely known for its kebabs, Zardozi work
    and Dasheri mangoes,it houses palatial houses of
    Muslim gentry of Oudh and numerous mosques.
  • It is also the centre of once flourishing Urdu
    poetry and literature - seat of the Qadiria
    Qalandaria Sufi order and the Urs that attracts
    thousands every year.
  • It is famous for producing hundreds of civil
    servants in British India who served all over the
    country. It was the leading town in Oudh along
    with Rudauli and Mahmoodabad that supplemented
    the culture of Lucknow.
  • This city came into the limelight due to a
    historical event on 9 August 1925.
  • Which incident and identify the town ? (see pic)

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  • Kakori made famous by the Kakori train robbery
    (the Kakori conspiracy) wherein some Indian
    revolutionaries forcefully snatched the British
    government's treasury from a train.
  • The plan was executed by Ram Prasad Bismil,
    Ashfaqulla Khan, Rajendra Nath Lahiri,
    Chandrasekhar Azad, Sachindra Bakshi, Keshab
    Chakravarthy,Manmathnath Gupta, Murari
    Sharma,Mukundi Lal and Banwari Lal.
  • Photo is of the Kakori Memorial at Kakori.

Connect L,R to bottom.
  • Picture at bottom is of the rocks/hills at
    Ramanagaram town some 40 kms from Bangalore en
    route to Mysore.
  • Much of Sholay was shot in the rocky terrain of
  • One part of Ramanagaram town was renamed
    "Sippynagar" after the director of the film. Even
    to this day, a visit to the "Sholay rocks" (where
    the film was shot) is offered to tourists
    traveling through Ramanagaram.
  • Passage to India is a 1984 film written and
    directed by David Lean based on the 1924 novel of
    the same title by E. M. Forster and the 1960 play
    by Santha Rama Rau that was inspired by the
  • The central plot takes place in Marabar Caves are
    based on the actual Barabar Caves, some 35 km
    north of Gaya.
  • Lean used two separate hills at Ramnagram for
    shooting most of the scenes connected to these
    caves in the movie.

  • A was a 1976 Hindi film made by Shyam Benegal,
    based on a story written jointly by Shyam Benegal
    and B.
  • B is considered as the Father of the White
    Revolution in India (Operation Flood),which
    started in 1970,ushering an era of plenty,from a
    measly amount of milk production and distribution
  • A went on to win the 1977 National Film Award for
    Best Feature Film in Hindi and National Film
    Award for Best Screenplay for Vijay Tendulkar and
    was also Indian submission for the Academy Award
    for Best Foreign Language Film for 1976.
  • The title song (see video),whose lyrics are "Mero
    gaam kathaparey" was sung by Preeti Sagar who won
    the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback
    Singer for that year.
  • The song was later used as the soundtrack for the
    television commercial for brand C. (see clip)

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  • A - Manthan (The Churning)
  • B - Verghese Kurien
  • C - Amul
  • The film traces a small set of poor farmers of
    Kheda district in Gujarat under leaders like
    local social worker Tribhovandas Patel, who took
    up the cause of farmer, lead to the formation of
    Kaira District Co-operative Milk Producers'
  • Soon the pattern was repeated in each district of
    Gujarat, which in turn led to the formation of
    Amul, a daily cooperative in Anand, Gujarat in
    1946, which is today, jointly owned by some 2.6
    million milk producers in Gujarat, India.
  • Eventually this led to the initiation of White
    Revolution of India in 1970, by creating a
    Nationwide Milk Grid, and setting up of
    Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation
    Ltd.(GCMMF) in 1973, whose 5, 00,000 members,
    jointly financed the film, by donating Rs. 2
  • Upon its release, truckloads of farmers came to
    see 'their film, thus making it a box office

  • Kurien is credited with being the architect of
    Operation Flood - the largest dairy development
    program in the world.
  • He and his team were pioneers in inventing the
    process of making milk powder and condensed milk
    from buffalo's milk instead of cow's milk.
  • This was the reason Amul became so successful and
    competed well against Nestle who only used cow
    milk to make powder and condensed milk. In India
    buffalo milk was the main raw material unlike
    Europe where cow milk is abundant.
  • His life story is chronicled in his memoirs 'I
    too had a dream'.
  • (see clip)

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What is this list? Who is missing? (controversial?
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  • List of Indian Individual medal (any) winners at
    the Olympics.
  • Norman Pritchard - the first Indian to win an
    individual medal at any Olympics.
  • He won the silver in the 1900 Paris Olympics in
    Athletics in the Men's 200 metres and 200 metre
  • IOC regards these medals as credited to India
    however, International committees credit these
    medals to Great Britain.
  • The others in chronological order are
  • Bronze K.D.Jadhav 1952 Helsinki Wrestling Men's
    freestyle bantamweight
  • Bronze Leander Paes 1996 Atlanta Tennis
    Men's singles
  • Bronze Karnam Malleswari 2000 Sydney
    Weightlifting Women's 69 kg
  • Silver R.Singh Rathore 2004 Athens
    Shooting Men's double trap
  • Gold Abhinav Bindra 2008 Beijing
    Shooting Men's 10m Air Rifle
  • Bronze Sushil Kumar 2008 Beijing
    Wrestling Men's 66 kg Freestyle
  • Bronze Vijender Kumar 2008 Beijing Boxing
    Men's 75 kg
  • Incidentally the Indian Mens Hockey team has won
    the gold 8 times, the last time being at Moscow
    in 1980.

  • There was no way Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi was
    going to make it big in Bollywood with that
    mouthful of a name.
  • Born in Indore, MP to a mill worker,he tried his
    hand at different occupations, including the job
    of a conductor in Bombay's (B.E.S.T) buses.
  • While issuing tickets as a conductor, Badruddin
    used to entertain passengers aboard with some
    antics which caught the attention of actor and
    script-writer Balraj Sahni in 1950 while he was
    once traveling in a bus.
  • Sahni was penning the script for the movie, Baazi
    (1951), and introduced Badruddin to Guru Dutt as
    a candidate for the role of a comedian.
  • Badruddin's screen test consisted of acting as a
    drunk, and he did it so well that Guru Dutt gave
    him the screen name, ______ ______.
  • The irony was that he remained a teetotal all his
  • Who?

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  • Johnny Walker
  • named after the famous brand of Scotch whisky.
  • He had a close friendship with Guru Dutt, who
    would often change scripts of his movies to
    accommodate a role for Johnny. The untimely death
    of Guru Dutt in 1964 deeply impacted him.
  • His role in Anand showed that he could excel in a
    serious role even if it was for only a few
  • His last performance was in actor/director Kamal
    Hasan's Chachi 420 in 1998 he had performed at
    the request of poet/director/writer Gulzar who
    had scripted that movie.

  • City A's airport is named after X.
  • A is the capital of the Republic of B, most
    associated historically with X.
  • To the west of B is Albania whose capital is
    Tirana. In 2001, the International Airport of
    Tiran was named after Y.
  • Y's real name means "rosebud" or "little flower"
    in Albanian and was born on 26 August 1910, in
    Üsküb in the Ottoman Empire,which is now called
    A, capital of the Republic of B.
  • Both X and Y have made a strong impact on
  • A,B,X and Y ?
  • (see map)

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  • A - Skopje
  • B - Macedonian
  • X - Alexander the Great
  • Y - Mother Teresa (born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu)
  • Mother Teresa was a Roman Catholic nun of
    Albanian ethnicity who first arrived in India in
  • In the 1970s, she became well-known
    internationally for her humanitarian work and
    advocacy for the rights of the poor and helpless.
  • At the time of her death,she had 610 missions in
    123 countries, including hospices and homes for
    people with HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis,
    soup kitchens, children's and family counselling
    programs, orphanages, and schools.
  • She received numerous awards,including the Bharat
    Ratna (1980) and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.
  • Following her death in 1997, she was beatified by
    Pope John Paul II and given the title Blessed
    Teresa of Calcutta.

  • Id X,Y and Z
  • X - The Father
  • On 21 July 1947,the Dutch launched a large scale
    attack on Indonesia.
  • President Sukarno ordered his trusted lieutenant
    Dr.Sjahrir to leave the country to create
    international public opinion against the Dutch
    and also persuade the friendly countries to raise
    the issue before the UNO. He tried to come out
    but could not succeed as the Dutch had absolute
    control over Indonesian sea and air routes and
    was also under surveillance.
  • Pandit Nehru came to his help at this critical
    juncture.He entrusted this task to X, who was an
    expert Pilot and was famous for his passion for
    adventurous achievements.
  • As an avid reader of the history of Kalinga, X
    knew how Kalinga and Indonesia had a
    long-standing cultural link in the past.
  • He flew to Java and brought Sultan Sjahrir aboard
    from Java islands on 22 July 1947 by his own
    Dakota and reached India via Singapore on 24
  • For this act of bravery X was awarded 'Bhoomi
    Putra', the highest Indonesian award and a rare
    distinction ever granted to a foreigner.
  • Lesser known is X's daredevil flights to land
    Indian troops during the 1947 Kashmir operations.

  • Y - The Son

  • Z - The daughter

X - Biju Patnaik Y- Naveen Patnaik Z - Gita
  • Biju Patnaik (19161997) was an Indian politician
    and CM of Orissa.
  • In 1951 he established the international Kalinga
    Prize for popularisation of Science and
    Technology among the people and entrusted the
    responsibility to the UNESCO.
  • He was known to have spearheaded projects like
    the Hirakud Dam, Port of Paradip, Orissa aviation
    centre, Bhubaneswar Airport, the Cuttack-Jagatpur
    Mahanadi highway bridge, REC Rourkela, Sainik
    School Bhubaneswar, Orissa University of
    Agriculture and Technology Bhubaneswar, Rourkela
    Steel Plant and the Choudwar and Barbil
    industrial belts.
  • He also established the Kalinga Cup in foot ball.
  • Naveen Patnaik is an Indian politician and the
    current CM of Orissa, and the chief of Biju
    Janata Dal, a regional political party in Orissa.
  • Gita Mehta (born 1943) completed her education in
    India and at the University of Cambridge,UK.
  • Her books have been translated into 21 languages
    and been on the bestseller lists in Europe, the
    US and India.
  • The subject of both her fiction and non-fiction
    is exclusively focused on India its culture and
    history, and the Western perception of it.Her
    works reflect the insight gained through her
    journalistic and political background.
  • Gita Mehta divides her time between New York,
    London and New Delhi.

  • Born Uma Devi Khatri in UP in 1923,she ran away
    from home and arrived in Bombay at the age of 13
    and knocked on composer Naushads door.He
    auditioned her and hired her on the spot.
  • She made her debut as a solo playback singer, in
    Wamiq Azra (1946),working with legends like
    Naushad Ali.
  • In 1947, she had huge hits with "Afsana likh rahi
    hoon dil-e-bekrar ka" , "Yeh Kaun Chala Meri
    Aankhon Mein Sama Kar" and "Aaj Machi Hai Dhoom
    Jhoom Khushi Se Jhoom", "Betaabhai Dil
    Dard-e-Mohabat Ke Asar So" and so on.
  • However,owing to her older style of singing and
    limited vocal range, she found it difficult to
    compete with the rising singing stars, Lata
    Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle.
  • So how did she re-invent herself ?

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  • as Tun Tun !
  • Naushad suggested that she take up acting,
    because she had a very bubbly personality and
    wonderful comic timing.
  • He asked his friend Dilip Kumar to cast her in
    one of his films, and she appeared in Babul
    (1950) with him, which had Nargis as the lead
  • Dilip Kumar renamed her as 'Tun Tun' to suit her
    comic persona, and the name stayed with her, and
    'first woman comedienne of Hindi cinema' was

  • The clip from is a 1975 movie X supposedly based
    on Y's life,but in reality, it was inspired by
    Tarkeshwari Sinha, apart from Y.
  • Some say it was inspired by the life of Nandini
  • Nandini Satpathy was an Indian politician and
    author, and former CM of Orissa.
  • Tarkeshwari Sinha was an Indian politician from
    Bihar and the first female Deputy Finance
    Minister in the union cabinet led by prime
    minister Jawaharlal Nehru from 1958-64.
  • X was directed by Z.
  • The movie is noted for its songs composed by
    Rahul Dev Burman, written by Z and sung by
    Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar.
  • X,Y and Z ? (see clip)

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  • X - Aandhi
  • Y - Indira Gandhi,then-prime minister
  • Z - Gulzar
  • The movie was not allowed a full release due to
    the similarity to Mrs.Gandhi's life who
    supposedly held it up while she was in power.
  • The film was banned during the 1975 emergency.
  • After her loss in the 1977 elections, the ruling
    Janata party cleared it and had it premiered on
    national television.

  • As awards include
  • Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award (1962)
  • Padma Bhushan (1966)
  • Padma Vibhushan, posthumous (after-death) (1972)
  • His interests varied from science to sports to
    statistics. He set up Operations Research Group
    (ORG), the first market research organization in
    the country.
  • Along with other Ahmedabad-based industrialists,
    he played a major role in setting up of india's
    second IIM viz. IIMA.
  • He helped establish Physical Research Laboratory
    (PRL), which is doing commendable job in RD in
  • Also set up Ahmedabad Textiles Industrial
    Research Association (ATIRA), which helped the
    booming textiles business in Ahmedabad.
  • He set up Center for Environmental Planning and
    Technology (CEPT).
  • He also set up Blind Men Association (BMA) which
    helps visually challenged people with necessary
    skills and support.

  • Bs father, Dr. Swaminathanan was a renowned
    barrister at the Madras High Court and principal
    of the Madras Law College.
  • Her mother Ammu Swaminathan was a remarkable
    woman of her times, and a great freedom fighter.
  • Her elder sister Capt. Dr. Lakshmi Sehgal was the
    commander-in-chief of Netaji Subhas Chandra
    Bose's 'Rani of Jhansi Regiment' of the Indian
    National Army Azad Hind Fauz.
  • Her elder brother, Mr. Govind Swaminathan, was a
    famous barrister who practiced in Madras as a
    specialist in constitutional and criminal law
    apart from civil law and company law he served
    as the attorney general for the State of Madras
    (Tamil Nadu) with great distinction.
  • She has been awarded by the GoI with the Padma
    Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan in 1992 and the Padma
    Shri in 1965.
  • She was honoured with the Degree of Doctor of
    Letters, honoris causa (LittD) by the University
    of East Anglia, Norwich, UK in 1997.
  • She was also the first Indian to receive the
    medal and Diploma of the French Archives
    Internationales de la Danse.
  • She was nominated to the Executive Committee of
    the International Dance Council, Paris in 1990
    and awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship,
    New Delhi in 1994. She was presented with a gold
    medal by the Mexican Government for her
    choreography for the Ballet Folklorico of Mexico.

  • C's list of Awards and honours include
  • Padma Bhushan, 2010
  • Crystal Award by World Economic Forum, 2008
  • Theatre Pasta Theatre Awards, 2007
  • Nominated as one among 1000 women for Nobel Peace
    Prize ,2005.
  • Indian for Collective Actions Honour Award, 2004.
  • Kala Shiromani Purskar, Institute of Economic
    Studies, 2004.
  • Woman of the Year, Indian Merchants
    Chamber(IMC), 2003.
  • Knight of the Order of Arts Letters, French
    Government, 2002.
  • Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Creative Dance,
  • Chevalier des Palmes Academiques, French
    Government, 1999.
  • Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress,
    Sheesha, 1984.
  • Best Film Actress Award for, "Mena Gurjari", a
    Gujarati film, by Govt.of Gujarat, 1975.
  • Film Critics Award for Best Actress, Muthi Bhar
    Chawal, 1974.
  • She completed her MBA from IIM Ahmedabad in 1974
    and Doctorate in Organisational Behaviour from
    the Gujarat University in 1976.
  • On 19 March 2009,she announced her candidature
    against the BJPs prime ministerial candidate L K
    Advani for the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat, as an
    independent candidate. She eventually lost by a
    huge margin and forfeited her election deposit in
    the process.

  • D is a well known environmentalist and
  • He was educated in Cambridge, UK (Tripos in
    Natural Science) and went on to do post graduate
    work in development communication at MIT.
  • He is the founder director of the Centre for
    Environment Education headquartered in Ahmedabad,
    with 40 offices across India.
  • He is also a trustee of the Sabarmati Ashram
    Preservation and Memorial Trust, and the Physical
    Research Laboratory (PRL).
  • He is a member of the Earth Charter International
  • He was also part of the delegations which
    represented India at the Earth Summit (1992) in
    Rio and the Earth Summit 2002 in Johannesburg.
  • He is currently vice chair of the Indian National
    Commission for the International Union
    Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
  • He also led the first international conference on
    the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable
    Development in Ahmedabad in 2005, and he is a
    member of the UNESCO Reference Group for DESD.
  • He is currently the editor of the Journal of
    Education for Sustainable Development, published
    by SAGE, and has written and spoken extensively
    on environment, education and related subjects in
    national and international fora.

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  • A Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai (19191971)
  • B Mrinalini Sarabhai (nee Swaminathan) w/o A
  • C Mallika Sarabhai d/o A
  • D Kartikeya V Sarabhai s/o A

  • Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai (19191971)
  • Indian physicist and father of the Indian space
  • Homi Bhabhas successor as chairman of the Atomic
    Energy Commission and was as at home in the
    world of the arts as in his favourite laboratory.
    His interests were vast and varied.
  • The Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, (VSSC), ISRO's
    lead facility for launch vehicle development
    located in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum),is
    named in his memory.
  • Dr. Sarabhai started a project for the
    fabrication and launch of an Indian satellite.As
    a result, the first Indian satellite, Aryabhata,
    was put in orbit in 1975 from a Russian
  • Dr. Sarabhai was very interested in science
    education and founded a Community Science Centre
    at Ahmedabad in 1966. Today, the centre is called
    the Vikram A Sarabhai Community Science Centre.
  • Distinguished Positions
  • President of the Physics section, Indian Science
    Congress (1962),
  • President of the General Conference of the
    I.A.E.A., Verína (1970),
  • Vice-President, Fourth U.N. Conference on
    'Peaceful uses of Atomic Energy' (1971).

  • Mrinalini Sarabhai (nee Swaminathan)
  • Mrinalini Sarabhai (born 1918) is a celebrated
    Indian classical dancer, choreographer and
  • She is the founder director of the Darpana
    Academy of Performing Arts, an institute for
    imparting training in dance, drama, music and
    puppetry, in Ahmedabad.
  • She has received many distinguished awards and
    citations in recognitions of her contribution to
    art. She has trained over 18,000 students in
    Bharatnatyam and Kathakali.
  • Besides choreographing more than three hundred
    dance dramas. She has also written many novels,
    poetry, plays and stories for children.
  • She was chairperson of the Gujarat State
    Handicrafts and Handloom Development Corporation
  • She is also one of the trustees of the Sarvodaya
    International Trust, an organization for
    promotion of Gandhian ideals, and is also the
    chairperson of the Nehru Foundation for
    Development (NFD).

  • Mallika Sarabhai (born 9 May 1954) is an activist
    and Classical Dancer from Ahmedabad.
  • Mallika is an accomplished Kuchipudi and
    Bharatanatyam dancer.
  • She is a noted choreographer and dancer and has
    also acted in few Hindi and Gujarati films.She is
    also a social activist.
  • She played the role of Draupadi in the Peter
    Brook's play The Mahabharata.
  • She has won many accolades during her long
    career,the Golden Star Award being one of them,
    which she won for the Best Dance Soloist, Theatre
    De Champs Elysees, Paris 1977.
  • She, along with her mother, manages the Darpana
    Academy of Performing Arts located at Ahmedabad

  • Kartikeya V Sarabhai (born November 27, 1947).
  • He is also the chairman of the Ambalal Sarabhai
    Enterprises, the pharmaceutical company which was
    set up by his grandfather.
  • He is closely involved in the activities of the
    Nehru Foundation for Development, of VIKSAT and
    Ahmedabad's Vikram Sarabhai Community Science
  • He received the Tree of Learning Award (1998)
    from the IUCN in appreciation of his
    contributions to the field of environmental
    education and communication.
  • The Indian Institute of Human Rights has
    presented him with the World Human Rights
    Promotion Award (2005).

  • This was a major battle of the Second
    Anglo-Maratha War fought between the Maratha
    Confederacy and the British East India Company.
  • It occurred on 23 September 1803 near ______ in
    western India where an outnumbered Indian and
    British force under the command of Major General
    Arthur Wellesley (who later became the Duke of
    Wellington) defeated a combined Confederacy army
    of Daulat Scindia and the Raja of Berar.
  • Which battle ?
  • A Bangalore map (with the name of a road blanked
    out) is given as a clue.

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  • The Battle of Assaye
  • Lord Mornington lauded the battle as a "most
    brilliant and important victory",and presented
    each of the Madras units and British regiments
    involved in the engagement with a set of honorary
    colours and were later given permission to adopt
    an Assaye elephant as part of their insignia.
  • Of the native infantry battalions, only the
    Madras Sappers survive in their original form in
    the Indian Army but they no longer celebrate
    Assaye as it has been declared a repugnant battle
    honour by the Government of India.
  • The road near MEG and several landmarks within
    the MEG military area (near Ulsoor Lake) and in
    the surroundings are given the name Assaye -
    Assaye Lines etc.

  • On travelling from Bangalore (Garden City) to
    ____ by road, one comes across various
    towns/cities some with an arch indicating the
    city and its significance.
  • Just give the names of the cities nicknamed thus
    (may not be in order of travel)
  • Heritage city
  • Sugar city
  • Silk city
  • Temple city
  • Toys town

  • Mysore - Heritage city
  • Mandya - Sugar city
  • Ramanagara - Silk city
  • Srirangapatna - Temple city
  • Channapatna - Toys town (Gombegala Ooru")
  • On travelling from Bangalore to Mysore !

  • X was a Bangalore businessman who, moved by the
    plight of bullocks which often broke their legs
    while carrying loads up the steep climb from
    Hebbal Tank to what is now Z,had a stretch of the
    road levelled at his own expense.
  • X was an illustrious man who had been jailed
    during the freedom movement and spent six months
    in the Madras central jail in the company of C
    Rajagopalachari and EV Ramaswamy Naicker.
  • Word of his good work reached Maharaja Sri
    Krishnaraja Wodeyar through his dewan Sir
    Mirza,who wanted to reward X.
  • He first persuaded the latter to accept a refund
    of the expenses he incurred on the work, on the
    grounds that it was the duty of the government to
    level the road.
  • In appreciation of X's concern for the
    bullocks,the Maharaja also named Z after X.
  • Z was built in April 1937 and inaugurated by Lord
    John Hope,then Governor of Madras.
  • X,who built up a reputation for social service
    and personal integrity, later served what is now
    called the Cantonment as Municipal Commissioner
    of the civil and military station.
  • He also served as a councillor of the Bangalore
    City Corporation for 16 years.
  • He was the only member from Karnataka on the
    advisory council of the freedom fighters cell in
    the All India Congress (I) committee.
  • He was also president of the Karnataka Freedom
    Fighters Association.
  • Besides, he was the honorary General Secretary of
    the Muslim Orphanage from 1942 to 1959.
  • X (first and last name) and Z ?

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  • X - Enayathulla Mehkri
  • Z - Mehkri Square
  • (named so but called Mekhri Circle.)

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  • Choose a topic and Q will be based on that topic
  • Team with the lowest score gets to choose first.
  • Points 10/-5
  • If the team that chooses doesnt answer,it passes
    round. 10/-5

Pop Culture
Indian History
Indians abroad
The weird and the wonderful
Indian Cuisine?
Historical Figures
Indian Cities
Indian Administration
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  • What is this "hall of fame" ?
  • Mahatma Gandhi - 1931
  • Indira Gandhi - 1968
  • Amitabh Bachchan - 2000
  • Aishwarya Rai Bachchan - 2004
  • Shahrukh Khan - 2007
  • Salman Khan - 2008
  • Sachin Tendulkar - 2009
  • Kareena Kapoor - 2011
  • Hrithik Roshan - 2011

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  • The various Indian celebrities immortalized by
    the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.

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  • What is being described below ?
  • (video on next slide is to help identify)
  • X The experimental one started in Delhi on 15
    September 1959.
  • The regular daily one started in 1965.It was
    extended to Bombay and Amritsar in 1972.
  • Up until 1975, only seven Indian cities had it
    and it remained the sole provider of something in
    India. It was separated from its 'cousin' (Y) in
  • Each of its offices and that of its 'poorer
    cousin Y were placed under the management of two
    separate Director Generals in New Delhi.
  • Finally it came into existence in 1982 on a
    National level.
  • The colour one was introduced in the Indian
    market with the Independence Day speech by then
    prime minister Indira Gandhi on 15 August 1982,
    followed by the 1982 Asian Games in Delhi.
  • Now more than 90 percent of the Indian population
    get it through a network of nearly 1400.
  • X and Y ? (see clip)

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  • X Doordarshan
  • Y AIR (All India Radio)
  • DD Logo features the slogan "Satyam Shivam
  • Song "Yashomati Maiya Se" from the Raj Kapoor
    directed movie Satyam Shivam Sundaram starring
    Shashi Kapoor and Zeenat Aman.
  • Truth(Satya) is God(Shiv) and God(Shiv) is
  • It is the way Hindus describe Lord Shiv with
    respect and devotion.

  • If this is what happens every winter at Pushkar
    near Ajmer,what is its equivalent at village
    Kanota near Jaipur ?
  • (more pics on next slide)

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  • The annual donkey fair
  • Usually held in October,it has a 500-year old
    history and is believed to be the Asias largest.
  • Kanota is famous for its pedigree animals. Most
    of the deals are struck between traders, who sell
    the donkeys further to washermen, potters and
    construction workers to be used as load carriers.
  • Donkey races and sports are organized for the
    merriment of people.
  • The Camel fair is held at Pushkar as part of the
    largest cattle fairs in the country.
  • Animals, including over 50,000 camels, are
    brought from miles around to be traded and sold.
  • All the camels are cleaned, washed, adorned, some
    are interestingly shorn to form patterns, and
    special stalls are set up selling finery and
    jewellery for the camels.
  • They wear jewellery of silver and beads - silver
    bells and bangles around their ankles that jangle
    when they walk.
  • An interesting ritual is the piercing of a
    camel's nose.

  • Yakshinis (also called yaksinis or yaksis and
    yakkhini in Pali) are mythical beings of Hindu,
    Buddhist,and Jain mythology.
  • Yakshinis are often depicted as beautiful and
  • It is said that these beings are givers of
    whatever is desired. Although Yakshinis are
    usually benevolent, there are also yakshinis with
    malevolent characteristics in Indian folklore.
  • Outside which famous building in India can you
    find a yakshi and yaksha standing guard designed
    based on the proposal of the artist Ram Kinkar
    Baij ? (see pic)

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  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) regional office,New
  • A yakshini is the female counterpart of the male
    yaksha, and they both attend on Kubera (also
    called Kuber), the Hindu god of wealth who rules
    in the mythical Himalayan kingdom of Alaka.
  • They both look after treasure hidden in the
  • The art form of the male Yaksha was drawn from
    the statue of the Parkham Yaksha in the Mathura
    museum and the art form of the female Yakshini
    was derived from Bisnagar Yakshini from the
    Calcutta Museum.

  • Chef and restaurateur Nelson Wang and his
    restaurant, China Garden are synonymous for his
    innovation and authentic Chinese cuisine in
  • Speaking to Financial Express in 2007
  • "Have you had spare ribs, suckling pork, meat
    ball, fish balls in any Indian restaurant which
    serves Chinese?
  • I created _______ in India by using ginger,
    garlic and soya sauce, thickened the gravy with
    corn flour and gave it its name, two decades
    back. I am done with it but it is still the
    staple in any Chinese menu in Indian restaurants.
  • The upper class and middle class in India are the
    ones who try to source out authentic Chinese
  • What is his enduring creation ?
  • (Clue?)

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  • Gobi Manchurian
  • Gobi Manchurian is not a original Chinese dish
    but was developed in India by a small chinese
    community who lived in Kolkata for a century.
  • Moreover,it has nothing to do with either the
    Gobi desert or the Manchurian province.
  • Gobi manchurian is made using mainly gobi
    (cauliflower),corn flour,maida,onions etc.

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  • Wajid Ali Shah (18221887) - the fifth King of
  • He was the tenth and last nawab of the princely
    kingdom of Oudh in present day UP.
  • His kingdom, long protected by the British under
    treaty, was eventually annexed peacefully on
    February 7, 1856 - days before the ninth
    anniversary of his coronation.
  • The Nawab was exiled to Kolkata, where he lived
    out the rest of his life off a generous pension.
  • He was a poet, playwright, dancer and great
    patron of the arts. He is widely credited with
    the revival of Kathak as a major form of
    classical Indian dance.
  • In Satyajit Ray's film Shatranj Ke Khilari (based
    on a short-story written by Munshi Premchand),
    Wajid Ali Shah was played by Amjad Khan.
  • When it is revealed that the British are about to
    annex his throne, his chief-minister breaks down,
    but he himself maintains his calm because,
    according to him only music and poetry can bring
    a real man to tears.
  • His Bhairavi thumri "Babul mora Naihar chhooto
    jaay" has been sung by several prominent singers,
    but the version most remembered is by Kundan Lal
    Saigal for the 1930s movie Street Singer.
  • In a strange manner this sad song epitomises the
    pain and agony of the poet king himself when he
    was exiled from his beloved Lucknow.

  • It was known as Prasthala at the time of the
  • One story goes that the city is so named after a
    demon who was slain by Lord Vishnu.
  • The Doab (the region surrounding the city between
    the Beas and Sutlej rivers) also marked the
    easternmost territory of the empire of Alexander
    the Great who erected giant altars in this area
    to mark the eastern most extent of his empire and
    also founded a city named Alexandria in the
    vicinity and left many Macedonian veterans there.
  • It is the world's biggest manufacturer of leather
    tool pouches and aprons major American and
    European customers buy from factories here.
  • It is also the biggest supplier of sports
    material in the country.
  • Which city?

  • Jalandhar in Punjab.

  • The photo is of a 'monument' that marks the
    alleged spot of the most controversial events of
    India history.
  • The octagonal obelisk styled memorial contains
    the names of 123 people who are said to have been
    "killed" in an incident.
  • The story of the Monument is no less interesting
    - John Holwell is said to have erected a monument
    at the site of the tragedy but somewhere in 1822
    the monument disappeared only to be rebuild by
    Lord Curzon in 1901 at the SW corner of Writers
  • During the height of the independence movement in
    1940 the British were forced to remove the
    Monument to the compound of St.John's Church,
    where it stands to this day.
  • What incident does the monument mark ?
  • (see pics)

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  • The Black Hole of Calcutta.
  • According to the British account, during the
    seize of Calcutta in 1756,the Nawab of Bengal
    Siraj ud - Daulah took 146 British prisoners of
    war and confined them in a small dungeon
    measuring 14'x 8 ' and locked them up
    overnight.Only 23 survived, the rest 123 perished
    of suffocation and heat stroke.
  • John Holwell,a survivor, who later became the
    Governor of Bengal, wrote this account.
  • But Indian historians have objected to Holwel's
    theory of the Black Hole. It is believed that the
    the British residents escaped through a secret
    tunnel to the banks of the Hooghly from where
    they were carried off to Madras by an awaiting
  • As a result of Holwell's account, Robert Clive
    was sent in that October to retaliate.
  • He defeated and killed Siraj at the Battle of

  • Connect
  • The Chasnala mining disaster is a disaster on
    27th December 1975 in a coal mine in Chasnala
    near Dhanbad (present day Jharkhand).
  • The explosion in the mine followed by flooding
    killed 372 miners.
  • The caving in of a roof of coal let in 7 million
    imperial gallons of water per minute in the mine.
    Miners were trapped under a mountain of debris
    and drowned when the water surged into the mine.
  • Lord Jim is a novel by Joseph Conrad.
  • In the novel,a young British seaman, Jim,becomes
    first mate on the Patna, a ship full of pilgrims
    travelling to Mecca for the hajj.
  • An early and primary event is Jim's abandonment
    of a ship in distress on which he is serving as a
    mate. He is publicly censured for this action and
    the novel follows his later attempts at coming to
    terms with his past.
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  • Kaala Patthar is a 1979 Indian Bollywood
    action/drama film produced and directed by Yash
    Chopra. The story was written by Salim-Javed.
  • The title refers to coal. This movie was inspired
    by Chasnala mining disaster. However the main
    plot is very similar to Joseph Conrad's novel
    Lord Jim.
  • The Black Stone is a significant feature of the
    Kaaba, stated by Muslims to have been placed
    there by Ibrahim (Abraham) and Ismail (Ishmael),
    a stone from paradise sent by the angels to
  • Located at the eastern corner of the Kaaba, it is
    about 30 cm (12 in) in diameter and surrounded by
    a silver frame. Although not strictly obligatory,
    pilgrims can kiss the Stone, as Muhammad is said
    to have done.

  • According to legend, the Moon God built this
    structure in gold, Ravana in silver, and Shri
    Krishna in wood.
  • The Moon God was cursed by his father-in-law
    Daksha to wane because he loved only one of his
    wives, all of whom happened to be Daksha's
    daughters (after his other wives complained about
    his negligent behavior).
  • He then built a Shivlinga at the Prabhas tirth (a
    Hindu pilgrimage) and prayed to Lord Shiva who
    removed the curse partially when asked upon by
    his one wife (whom he loved more than
    others).This led to the periodic waning of the
  • Pleased by the prayers of the Moon God, Lord
    Shiva decided to rest in that Lingam till
    eternity, and thus the Jyotirlingam.
  • Which structure ? (clue?)

  • The present temple is built in the Chalukya style
    of temple architecture or Kailash Mahameru Prasad
    Style and reflects the skill of the areas master
  • The temple is situated at such a place that there
    is no land in straight-line south from the
    seashore till Antarctica
  • An inscription stating so in Sanskrit is found on
    the Arrow-Pillar called Baan-Stambh erected on
    the sea-protection wall.

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  • The Somnath Temple
  • located in the Prabhas Kshetra near Veraval in
    Saurashtra, on the western coast of Gujarat.
  • It is one of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines of
    Shiva.Somnath means "The Protector of (the) Moon
  • The Somnath Temple is known as "the Shrine
    Eternal", having been destroyed six times and
    rebuilt six times.

  • The first one is said to have existed before the
    beginning of the common era.
  • The second,built by the Yadava kings of Vallabhi
    in Gujarat, replaced the first one on the same
    site around 649 CE.In 725 CE Junayad, the Arab
    governor of Sind, sent his armies to destroy the
    second one.
  • The Gurjara Pratihara king Nagabhata II
    constructed the third one in 815, a large
    structure of red sandstone. In 1024 CE, it was
    once again destroyed by Mahmud Ghazni who raided
    it from across the Thar Desert.
  • It was rebuilt by the Gujjar Paramara King Bhoj
    of Malwa and the Solanki king Bhimadev I of
    Anhilwara, Gujrat (present day Patan) between
    1026 and 1042. The wooden structure was replaced
    by Kumarpal (r.1143-72), who built the temple of
  • In 1296 CE, it was once again destroyed by Sultan
    Allauddin Khilji's army.Raja Karan of Gujarat was
    defeated and forced to flee.
  • It was rebuilt by Mahipala Deva, the Chudasama
    king of Saurashtra in 1308 AD and the Linga was
    installed by his son Khengar sometime between
    1326 and 1351 AD.
  • In 1375 CE, it was destroyed by Muzaffar Shah I,
    the Sultan of Gujarat.In 1451 CE, it was once
    again destroyed by Mahmud Begda, the Sultan of
  • In 1701 CE, it was destroyed by Mughal Emperor
    Aurangzeb who built a mosque on the site using
    some columns from the structure whose Hindu
    sculptural motifs remained visible.
  • Later on a joint effort of Peshwa of Pune, Raja
    Bhonsle of Nagpur, Chhatrapati Bhonsle of
    Kolhapur, Queen Ahilyabai Holkar of Indore
    Shrimant Patilbuwa Shinde of Gwalior rebuilt it
    in 1783 AD at a site adjacent to the ruined
    temple which was already converted to a mosque.
  • Before independence, Prabhas Pattan was part of
    the princely state of Junagadh.
  • After integration of Jungadh in to Union of India
    post independence, the Deputy PM of India, Sardar
    Vallabhbhai Patel came to Junagadh on November
    12, 1947 to direct the stabilization of the state
    by the Indian Army and at the same time ordered
    the reconstruction of the structure.
  • The ruins were pulled down in October 1950 and
    the mosque present at that site was shifted few
    miles away.After Patel's death, the rebuilding
    continued under K. M. Munshi, another minister of
    the GoI.

  • Malana is an ancient solitary village to the NE
    of Kullu Valley in HP.
  • It is situated on a remote plateau by the side of
    torrential Malana river at a height of 3029 m
    above the sea level and is isolated from the rest
    of the world.
  • Residents of Malana speak Kanashi/Raksh
    (supposedly the dialect of devils residing there
    long ago),which is understood only by the
    villagers.It does not resemble any of the
    dialects spoken in its neighbourhood but seems to
    be a mixture of Sanskrit and several Tibetan
  • The village administration is democratic and is
    believed to be the oldest republic of the
    world.The social structure of Malana rests on
    villagers' unshaked faith in their powerful
    deity,Jamblu Devta.
  • The village council has eleven members and they
    are believed to be delegates of Jamblu who govern
    the village in his name. His decision is ultimate
    in any dispute and any outsider authority is
    never required.
  • The Malanis through this council perform a
    political system of direct democracy very similar
    to that of ancient Greece.Thus Malana has been
    named the Athens of the Himalayas.
  • According to one theory,the residents of Malana
    are the descendant of Aryans and they acquired
    their independence during the Mughal reign when X
    walked to the village in order to cure an ailment
    that he was afflicted with.
  • After having been successfully cured, X put out
    an edict stating that all the inhabitants of the
    valley would never be required to pay tax.
  • Another theory suggests that Malana was founded
    by remnants of Y's Army.
  • X and Y ?

  • X - Emperor Akbar
  • Y - Alexander the Great
  • The legend goes that after Alexander left India,
    some of his Greek soldiers took refuge in this
    remote land and later settled here permanently.
  • The Malanis consider all non-Malani to be
    inferior and consequently untouchable.
  • Visitors to Malana town must pay particular
    attention to stick to the prescribed paths and
    not to touch any of the walls,houses or people
    there. If this does occur, visitors are expected
    to pay a forfeit sum, that will cover the
    sacrificial slaughter of a lamb in order purify
    the object that has been made impure.

  • It is an opera in three acts for orchestra,
    chorus and soloists, composed by Philip Glass,
    with a libretto by Glass and Constance de Jong.
  • It is the second part of Glass's "Portrait
    Trilogy" of operas about men who changed the
    world, which also includes Einstein on the Beach
    and Akhnaten.
  • Noted operatic critic Henry Heidt once said that
    "This opera is well named as a deeply felt
    commitment to passive nonviolence on the part of
    the audience is required to sit through a full
  • The opera is loosely based on the life of
    Mohandas K. Gandhi, and is sung in the original
  • Name the opera.
  • Which Indian 'work' does the text of the Opera
    take its material from ?

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  • Satyagraha - Sanskrit for "insistence on truth"
  • Bhagavad Gita
  • Satyagraha was commissioned by the city of
    Rotterdam, Netherlands, and was first performed
    at the Stadsschouwburg (Municipal Theatre) there
    on September 5, 1980 by the Netherlands Opera and
    the Utrecht Symphony Orchestra, conducted by
    Bruce Ferden.
  • The opera is in three acts, each referencing a
    major related cultural figure.
  • Act 1 Leo Tolstoy
  • On the Kuru Field of Justice
  • Tolstoy Farm (1910)
  • The Vow (1906)
  • Act 2 Rabindranath Tagore
  • Confrontation and Rescue (1896)
  • Indian Opinion (1906)
  • Protest (1908)
  • Act 3 Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • New Castle March (1913)

  • It is a skyscraper proposed for construction in
    Lower Parel,Mumbai that will be 300 metres tall
    (62 floors).
  • It will house a hotel, office and retail space.
    It is being built on Ambika mills land, which was
    acquired by the builders and has been designed by
    Atkins, Dubai.
  • Upon completion, the tower will be seen from a
    distance of more than 40 km.
  • The design contains intricate Mehndi patterns on
    the building skin and interiors. The tower is
    will be clad in fritted glazing that combines to
    form an architectural scale graphic on the
    exterior of the building.
  • What is it being called ? (see pics)

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  • Namaste Towers
  • It resembles the Namaste gesture two wings of
    the hotel are clasped together like the hand
  • The tower is made up of two separate wings (or
    hands) which together form the architectural
    expression of Namaste.
  • The space between the wings forms the corridor
    spaces. At either end of the corridor space a
    pair of open atria will offer hotel guests
    dramatic framed views out over the city.

  • X is a former administrative unit of the Indian
    subcontinent, used primarily, but not
    exclusively, by the Muslim kingdoms.
  • Xs were introduced by the Delhi Sultanate, and
    the word is of Persian origin. As a revenue unit,
    a X consists of several mouzas, which are the
    smallest revenue units, consisting of one or more
    villages and the surrounding countryside.
  • Larger subdivisions of Xs were called tarafs
    (quarters, districts).
  • Under the reign of Sher Shah Suri, administration
    of Xs was strengthened by the addition of other
    officers, including a shiqdar (police chief), an
    amin or munsif (a civil arbitrator and revenue
    official who assessed and collected revenue) and
    a karkun (record keeper).
  • In the 16th century the Mughal emperor Akbar
    organised the empire into subahs, which were
    further subdivided into sarkars,roughly the
    equivalent of districts, which were themselves
    organised into Xs.
  • In the Mughal system, X served as the local
    administrative units of a sarkar.
  • Clue?

  • Post independence,the X system persisted in
    several princely states, including Tonk and
  • X disappeared almost completely after the
    independence of India and Pakistan in 1947,
    although the term lives on in some place names.

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  • Pargana which lives on in the names of districts
    like North 24 Parganas and South 24 Parganas in
    West Bengal.

Which person connects to all these? (Clue?)
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  • Vilayanur Subramanian "Rama" Ramachandran, born
    1951, is a neuroscientist known for his work in
    the fields of behavioral neurology and visual
  • He is the Director of the Center for Brain and
    Cognition,and is currently a Professor in the
    Department of Psychology and the Neurosciences
    Graduate Program at the University of California,
    San Diego.
  • He has generated many new ideas about the
    brain.He has been called "The Marco Polo of
    neuroscience" by Richard Dawkins and "the modern
    Paul Broca" by Eric Kandel.
  • In 1997 Newsweek named him a member of "The
    Century Club", one of the "hundred most prominent
    people to watch" in the 21st century.In 2011 Time
    listed him as one of "the most influential people
    in the world" on the "Time 100" list.
  • An interest in paleontology led him to purchase a
    fossil dinosaur skull from the Gobi desert, which
    was named after him as Minotaurasaurus
    ramachandrani in 2009.

  • Pierre Paul Broca (18241880) was a French
    physician, surgeon, anatomist, and anthropologist
    best known for his research on Broca's area, a
    region of the frontal lobe that has been named
    after him.
  • Brocas Area is responsible for articulated
    language. His work revealed that the brains of
    patients suffering from aphasia contained lesions
    in a particular part of the cortex, in the left
    frontal region. This was the first anatomical
    proof of the localization of brain function.
    Broca's work also contributed to the development
    of physical anthropology, advancing the science
    of anthropometry.

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  • X is a 2004 Hindi film directed by M.F. Husain
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  • The film centers on Hyderabad novelist Nawab who
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  • The film features an acclaimed score and
    soundtrack by A.R.Rahman.
  • It is semi-autobiographical in some respects.
    There are allusions to Husain's own experiences
    with his muse, Madhuri Dixit, with whom he made
    his previous film, Y in 2000.
  • X was withdrawn from the theatres in the same
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  • Y is his ode to womanhood and his muse of the
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  • X and Y ?

  • X - Meenaxi A Tale of Three Cities
  • The three cities referred to in the title of the
    film are , Hyderabad, Jaisalmer and Prague.
  • The reason for the protest was that the song
    Noor-Un-Ala from the movie used Qur'an verses
    honoring the God as its lyrics which was used in
    honoring the lead actress.
  • Y - Gaja Gamini

  • Harbhajan Singh (Bhajji) in a disgraceful act of
    slapping India teammate Sreesanth in the opposite
    team after Indian Premier League cricket match at
    Mohali, India - May '08

Bonus Question
  • Bhaji has been involved with several
    controversies both on and off the field.
  • In 2008,Bhajji was accused of a racist assault
    against another player.
  • It was the crucial evidence of Sachin Tendulkar
    that saved Bhajji from a ban by stating that
    Bhaji used the term 'maa ki' in Punjabi and was
    percieved by the other player as 'monkey'.
  • Harbhajan was fined a portion of his match fees,
    a let away compared to the original ruling.
  • Who was the other player ?

Andrew Symonds,former Australian cricket team
  • On the 2008 Amir Khan hit Ghajini written and
    directed by A. R. Murugadoss which is a remake of
    Murugadoss's own 2005 Tamil film Ghajini starring
    Surya Sivakumar in the lead role.
  • The Tamil version of Ghajini was inspired by
    Christopher Nolan's Memento.Aamir Khan spent a
    year at the gym, training for the role.

Bonus Question
  • Deadvlei (DeadVlei or Dead Vlei) is a white clay
    pan located near the more famous salt pan of
    Sossusvlei.Its name literally means "dead marsh".
  • It has been claimed to be surrounded by the
    highest sand dunes in the world, the highest
    reaching 300-400 meters.
  • Apart from a few species of plants,most trees
    here are dead due to lack of water.
  • The remaining skeletons of the trees, which are
    believed to be about 9000 years old, are now
    black because the intense sun has scorched
    them.Though not petrified, the wood does not
    decompose because it is so dry.
  • Bollywood Blockbuster Ghajini was shot here in
  • In which country can you find Deadvlei ? (see
    video and pics)

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  • Namibia inside the Namib-Naukluft Park.
  • The pan also is referred to as "Dooie Vlei" which
    is the presumably original full name in

What news item from April 2011?
  • A 59-year-old paani puri vendor near Thane,Mumbai
    was caught on camera for peeing into a small
    utensil that he otherwise used to serve his
  • "Every day, hed pee into the utensil and then
    use the same to pour tangy water int