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Title: The IISc Quiz Club IQC The INDIA Quiz OCT 30 2011 QM: Sumeer For feedback : sumeer.kumar@gmail.com Cell: 9900 266 539


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The IISc Quiz Club IQC The INDIA Quiz OCT 30
2011QM Sumeer For feedback
sumeer.kumar_at_gmail.com Cell 9900 266 539

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Rules
  • 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
    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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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.

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Google Doodles Round
  • 2 pts per Qn

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ANSWER
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  • Republic Day

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ANSWER
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  • Independence Day

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ANSWER
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  • May 07, 2009 Rabindranath Tagore's birthday

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ANSWER
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  • Mar 14, 2011 Alam Ara's 80th Anniversary first
    Indian Talkie

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ANSWER
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  • Sep 17, 2011 Anant Pai's 82nd Birthday

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DRY ROUND
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  • What is common to the rivers Mahi, Narmada and
    Tapti ?

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ANSWER
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  • These are the only major rivers in India that
    flow from east to west.

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  • The _________ Rebellion was a peasant revolt
    which was later supported by the Communists that
    took place in the former princely state of
    Hyderabad between 1946 and 1951,led by the
    Communist Party of India.
  • The revolt began in the Nalgonda district and
    quickly spread to the Warangal and Bidar
    districts. Peasant farmers and labourers revolted
    against the local feudal landlords (jagirdars and
    deshmukhs) and later against the Osman Ali Khan,
    Asif Jah VII.
  • The initial aims were to do away with illegal and
    excessive exploitation meted out by these feudal
    lords in the name of bonded labour (Vetti
    Chakiri). The most strident demand was for all
    debts of the peasants to be written off.
  • Among the well-known individuals at the forefront
    of the movement were leaders like Ravi Narayan
    Reddy, Nalla Narasimhulu, Sateesh Arjula,
    Anabheri Prabhakar Rao, Puchalapalli Sundaraiah,
    Chandra Rajeswara Rao, Suddala Hanumanthu, the
    Urdu poet Makhdoom Mohiuddin, Hassan Nasir,
    Bhimreddy Narasimha Reddy, Mallu Venkata
    Narasimha Reddy, Mallu Swarajyam.
  • The violent phase of the movement ended after the
    central government sent in the army.
  • In 1951, the CPI shifted to a more moderate
    strategy of seeking to bring communism to India
    within the constraints of Indian democracy.
  • Fill blanks.

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ANSWER
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  • Telangana
  • The Telangana region comprise of 10 districts
    Adilabad, Hyderabad, Khammam, Karimnagar,
    Mahbubnagar, Medak, Nalgonda,
  • Nizamabad, Rangareddy, and Warangal. The Musi
    River, Krishna and Godavari rivers flow through
    the region from west to east.

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  • Karni Mata was a female Hindu sage born in the
    Charan caste and is worshiped as the incarnation
    of the goddess Durga by her followers.
  • She is an official deity of the royal family of
    Jodhpur and Bikaner. During her lifetime, she
    laid the foundation stone of two of the important
    forts in Rajputana. She lived an ascetic life,
    and most of the temples dedicated to her were
    dedicated during her lifetime.
  • The most famous of her temples is the temple of
    Deshnoke,near Bikaner and Nokha,which was created
    following her mysterious disappearance from her
    home.
  • What is this temple famous for ?

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  • RATS !!!
  • The temple is famous for its rats, which are
    treated as sacred and given protection in the
    temple.
  • A temple dedicated to her during her lifetime
    differs from others in that it does not contain
    an image or idol of her but rather contains a
    foot-print to symbolize her visit to that place.

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  • From 197577 _________ was banned under the state
    of emergency imposed by the Indian government of
    Indira Gandhi.
  • Over 400 of its schools in India were closed
    down, and numerous ministers and adherents were
    imprisoned.
  • In 1978 three _______ were found guilty of
    conspiring to murder the Indian High Commissioner
    in London the previous year and were sentenced to
    a total of 12 years.
  • What sect ? (symbol on next slide) (clue?)

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Clue
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  • The events surrounding the 1978 World Chess
    Championship title match between Anatoly Karpov
    of the USSR and the veteran Viktor Korchnoi were
    among the most bizarre that a world championship
    match has ever seen.
  • After defecting from the USSR,Korchnoi was a man
    without a country and was living in the
    Netherlands.
  • Korchnoi beleived that some members of Karpov's
    contingent were directing negative rays at him
    during the matches.
  • To counter this,Korchnoi asked his orange robed
    _______ gurus to counter them and to help him
    chant for victory.

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  • Ananda Marga is a social and spiritual movement
    founded in Jamalpur, Bihar, India in 1955 by
    Shrii Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar (19221990).
  • Ánanda Márga followers describe Ánanda Márga as a
    practical philosophy for personal development,
    social service and all around transformation of
    society.
  • Through its meditation centers and service
    projects around the world, Ananda Marga offers
    instruction in meditation, yoga and other
    self-development practices on a non-commercial
    basis.

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  • It was an ancient city of Mithila, lying between
    the lower ranges of the Himalayas and the Ganges
    River,the Nepalese border cutting across the top
    fringe of this region.
  • It is assumed that the gates of the city's Qila
    were broken (by cannons or elephants) in 1326 AD
    when Tughlak's forces attacked the last
    independent North Indian Hindu king Harisinghdeva
    who ruled over North Bihar and most of Nepal.This
    is given as one reason for its name.
  • Another reason given is that it is the gateway to
    another neighboring region located in the eastern
    part of the Indian Subcontinent,which was a
    seafaring nation of Ancient India.
  • Today,it is a twin city and a municipal
    corporation and the capital city of the district
    of the same name in Bihar.
  • Which city are we talking about?

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ANSWER
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  • Darbhanga
  • Some scholars say that Darbhanga was named after
    Dar (Dwar) and Bhangaa which means broken gates.
  • Vanga (also known as Banga) was a kingdom
    comprising part of West Bengal, India and
    present-day modern Bangladesh.
  • The Gandak and Kosi River form the rough western
    and eastern boundaries of Mithila.

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  • This artwork has been done traditionally by the
    women of villages around the present town of ____
    and other areas of Mithila.
  • The painting was traditionally done on freshly
    plastered mud wall of huts, but now it is also
    done on cloth, hand-made paper and canvas. The
    paintings are made from the paste of powdered
    Rice.
  • The paintings use two dimensional imagery, and
    the colors used are derived from plants. Ochre
    and lampblack are also used for reddish brown and
    black respectively.
  • The paintings mostly depict nature and Hindu
    religious motifs, and the themes generally
    revolve around Hindu deities like Krishna, Ram,
    Shiva, Durga, Lakshmi, and Saraswati.Natural
    objects like the sun, the moon, and religious
    plants like tulsi are also widely painted, along
    with scenes from the royal court and social
    events like weddings. Generally no space is left
    empty the gaps are filled by paintings of
    flowers, animals, birds, and even geometric
    designs.
  • Name the artwork. (see next slide for clue)

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Clue?
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ANSWER
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  • Madhubani painting
  • Madhubani - literally meaning forests of honey.

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  • According to the Jahangir Nama, the emperor was
    impressed by the performance of certain
    performers from Bengal.
  • Their leader Krishna Chandra Dev was presented an
    entire village called Sutigram near Dhaka and the
    Dev family became the landlords of the village.
    Being landlords they were called _________ , a
    term that became their family name.
  • Currently, the eighth generation of this family
    still continues the tradition of entertainment.
  • Fill in the blank.
  • Which form of entertainment ?

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ANSWER
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  • Sarkar as in PC Sorcar.
  • Magicians
  • Sarkar was a title initially used in the Mughal
    period to denote persons of political authority.
  • P.C. Sorcar was the stage name of Protul Chandra
    Sorcar a famous magician active internationally
    throughout the 1950s and 1960s, performing his
    Indrajal show before live audiences and on
    television. Sorcar died of a heart attack at the
    age of 58 in Ashaikawa, Hokkaido, Japan, on
    January 6, 1971, where he was performing.
  • He was succeeded by sons Manick Sorcar,P.C.
    Sorcar, Jr., and P.C. Sorcar,Young.

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  • It is believed that X was started by Karna, the
    son of Surya who ruled over the Anga Desh during
    the Mahabharat Age.
  • The Maga Purohits (now known as Shakya Dwipi
    Brahmins) were invited by local kings for their
    expertise in Sun worshiping who started the
    tradition of X. Today X is celebrated specially
    in those places where Shakya Dwipi Brahmins are
    found.
  • The ritual of X may even predate the ancient
    Vedas texts, as the Rigveda contains hymns
    worshiping the Sun god and describes similar
    rituals. The rituals also find reference in the
    Sanskrit epic poem Mahabharata in which Draupadi
    is depicted as observing similar rites.
  • X is performed in order to thank Surya for
    sustaining life on earth and to request the
    granting of certain wishes.The Sun, considered
    the god of energy and of the life-force, is
    worshiped during the X to promote well-being,
    prosperity and progress.
  • In Hinduism, Sun worship is believed to help cure
    a variety of diseases, including leprosy, and
    helps ensure the longevity and prosperity of
    family members, friends, and elders.
  • Id X ? (Clue?)

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Clue?
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ANSWER
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  • X - Chhath / Chhat Puja.
  • The rituals of the festival are rigorous and are
    observed over a period of four days. They include
    holy bathing, fasting and abstaining from
    drinking water (Vratta), standing in water for
    long periods of time, and offering prashad
    (prayer offerings) and aragh to the setting and
    rising sun.
  • Although it is observed most elaborately in
    Bihar, Jharkhand and the Terai regions of Nepal
    in modern times, and is more prevalent in areas
    where migrants from those areas have a presence.
  • Chhath puja is performed on kartika Shukala
    Shashti, which is the sixth day of the month of
    Kartika in the Hindu Calendar.
  • The word Chhath is also a compound of two words
    "Chah" meaning "six stages", and "Hath" refers to
    the science of Hath Yog (austerity). The word
    Chhath refers to the process of consciously
    obtaining the solar energy through six stages
    involving the methods of Hath Yog. "Hath" here
    refers to the austerities such as fasting and
    standing in water.

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  • Rowdy Rathore is an upcoming Bollywood action
    film directed by X starring Akshay Kumar and
    Sonakshi Sinha in the lead roles.
  • Produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ronnie
    Screwvala,scheduled for release on 15 June, 2012.
  • It is the third remake of the hit Telugu film
    Vikramarkudu which was released in 2006 and was
    directed by S.S. Rajamouli with Ravi Teja and
    Anushka Shetty in the main roles with Ravi Teja
    playing a double role, for the first time.
  • Y was the first Hindi directorial debut of X
    starring Salman Khan and Ayesha Takia in the
    lead roles.
  • It was the second remake of 2006 Telugu film Z
    about a young IPS officer, who goes undercover as
    a gangster to finish the underworld.
  • After Z's impact on commercial cinema, the film
    was remade in multiple languages.
  • The film was screened at the IIFA film festival
    held in Dubai in 2006.The film ultimately claimed
    to be the highest-grossing Telugu film of all
    time after its theatrical run.
  • X,Y and Z ?

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  • X - Prabhu Deva
  • Y - Wanted
  • Z - Pokiri
  • Pokiri was remade in Tamil as Pokkiri (2007),in
    Hindi cinema as Wanted (2009),in Kannada as Porki
    (2010).

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  • It is a multi-domed mosque located near Anna
    flyover in Chennai built in 19th century in the
    ground donated by Nawab Wallajah and renovated in
    1981.
  • It is so called because of the more than ________
    that are ______in the Assembly Hall of this
    mosque. It has two big minarets around 64 feet
    tall.
  • The mosque encloses a beautiful library, a burial
    ground and convenient guesthouses.
  • This multi-domed mosque, with sayings from the
    Holy Koran painted on its walls, attracts many
    visitors and comes alive during the annual
    Moharram festival.
  • Name? (see pic)

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  • Thousand Lights Mosque
  • blanks one thousand lamps
  • It lends its name to the Thousand Lights area
    nearby.

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  • X,a ruler of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, was the
    founder of Y city.
  • In the year 1591, when the Moon was in the
    constellation of Leo, Jupiter in its own abode
    and all celestial planets favourably placed, he
    laid the foundation of a new city which he called
    Bhagyanagar after his beloved queen Bhagmati.
  • Bhagmati embraced Islam and took the name _____
    Mahal and consequently Bhagynagar was renamed Y
    after her.
  • X and Y ?

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  • X - Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah
  • Y Hyderabad
  • He modelled the city of Hyderabad on the then
    legendary city of Esfahan of Persia, in his words
    unparalleled in the world and a replica of heaven
    itself.
  • He also built Hyderabad's architectural
    centerpiece, the Charminar.He ascended to the
    throne in 1580 at the age of 15 and ruled for
    thirty-one years.

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  • 1921 or Ayirathi Thollayirathi Irupathi Onnu is a
    1988 Malayalam film directed by I. V. Sasi,
    written by T. Damodaran, and starring Mammootty,
    Madhu, Parvathy, Seema, and Urvasi.
  • Mammootty plays the role of Kadhir, a leader.
  • The film won the Kerala State Film Award for Best
    Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value of
    that year.
  • What historical 1921 event is the movie based on?
    (see pic)

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  • The movie deals with the Malabar rebellion or
    Moplah Rebellion (Mappila Lahala in Malayalam).
  • This was an armed uprising against British
    authority in the Malabar region by Mappila
    Muslims and the culmination of a series of
    Mappila revolts that recurred throughout the 19th
    century and early 20th century.
  • The 1921 rebellion began as a reaction against a
    heavy handed crackdown on the Khilafat Movement
    by the British authorities in the Eranad and
    Valluvanad taluks of Malabar.

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  • Babu Jagjivan Ram known popularly as Babuji, was
    a freedom fighter and a social reformer.
  • It was during his tenure as the minister of
    Defence that the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 was
    fought, and Bangladesh achieved independence.
    While loyal to Prime Minister Indira Gandhi for
    most of the Indian Emergency, in 1977 he along
    with five other politicians resigned from the
    Cabinet and formed the Congress for Democracy
    party, within the Janata coalition.
  • A few days before the elections, on a Sunday,
    Jagjivan Ram addressed an Opposition rally at the
    famous Ram Lila Grounds in Delhi.
  • Doordarshan allegedly attempted to stop crowds
    from participating in the demonstration by
    telecasting a blockbuster movie.
  • In spite of this,the rally drew large crowds.
  • So a newspaper headline the next day ran "______
    _______ _______" ?

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  • "Babu beats Bobby"
  • State controlled DD,apparently telecast the 1973
    hit film Bobby in an effort to keep the crowds
    from attending the rally!

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  • X Y Book Award is an Indian sponsored by X and Y
    .
  • It is India's biggest private sector award
    instituted in 1998 with the intention of
    competing with The Booker Prize, Commonwealth
    Writers' Prize or The Pulitzer Prize.
  • The award consists of a cash prize of Rs. three
    lakhs (300,000) and is awarded in four or five
    categories viz. English Fiction,English Non
    Fiction,Indian Language Fiction
    Translation,Children's Literature,Popular Award.
  • "While several Indian writers have won awards
    abroad, we had observed that there was no
    equivalent award in India.
  • We therefore decided to take on the role of
    encouraging and promoting good Indian writing and
    instituted the Book Awards, in 1998. It is the
    only Indian award that not only recognizes and
    rewards good writing but also actively promotes
    the authors and their books."
  • Past winners include
  • The Last Mughal by William Dalrymple,
  • Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie
  • The Hungry Tide by Amitav Ghosh.
  • Name the award.

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  • Vodafone Crossword Book Award (formerly
    Hutch-Crossword Book Award)

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  • The Battle of the Hydaspes River was fought
    between X and Y on the banks of the Hydaspes
    River that resulted in a complete Macedonian
    victory and the annexation of the ____,which lay
    beyond the confines of the defeated Persian
    empire, into the Alexandrian Empire.
  • Xs tactics to cross the monsoon-swollen river
    despite close surveillance to catch Y's army in
    the flank has been referred as one of his
    "masterpieces".Although victorious, it was also
    the most costly battle fought by the Macedonians.
  • The resistance put up by Y and his men won the
    respect of X who returned Y his kingdom.
  • Id X and Y ?
  • Fill blanks.

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  • X - Alexander the Great
  • Y - King Porus of the Hindu Paurava kingdom
  • Blanks Punjab
  • Hydaspes is the Greek name for the Jhelum River.
  • The Battle of the Hydaspes River was fought by
    Alexander the Great in 326 BC against King Porus
    of the Hindu Paurava kingdom on the banks of the
    in the Punjab near Bhera in what is now
    modern-day Pakistan.
  • The Macedonian army refused to continue its march
    after an escape to victory from a small Punjabi
    kingdom and getting the news of inner Indian
    kingdoms of Gujarat and Haryana preparing for
    war.
  • The battle is historically significant for
    opening up India for Greek political (Seleucid
    Empire, Indo-Greeks) and cultural influence
    (Greco-Buddhist art) which was to continue for
    many centuries.

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  • Some of the traditional designs of this include
    Kachkadi, bakkalnali, and pukari and are
    available in various sizes, patterns and colors.
  • Not a single iron nail is used in the entire
    manufacturing process.
  • In _____ , these are called Pie-taan.
  • The craft of ______ is prevalent not only in
    ______ but also in neighboring areas of
  • Kapashi and Dongari.
  • What ? (Clue?)

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  • Many new designs have been incorporated over the
    years including thong-like straps or even pink or
    maroon colored pom poms that are stitched into
    thong like straps.

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  • Kolhapuri chappals - the famous handcrafted
    footwear made in Kolhapur town in Maharashtra.
  • Kolhapuri chappals are made from processed
    leather. Hides of buffalo are processed and
    grazed. Grazing of leather makes the leather hard
    enough for daily wear and tear use.

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  • Mohammad Osman Haji started this now 100-year old
    enterprise with the special spices and
    ingredients that his ancestors had developed that
    were close to the gastronomic secrets of the
    kitchens of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah - the last of
    the kings, who was high on art, culture and
    music.
  • Haji was disabled and had only one arm.
  • What makes the _________ unique is the masala
    which is a zealously guarded family secret and
    prepared by women in the family. and is said to
    incorporate 160 spices.
  • The original is in the Chowk area of
    Aminabad,Lucknow.
  • Recently one of their outlets has opened in
    Koramangla.
  • Which food enterprise ?

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  • Tunde ke Kabab
  • Legend has it that a rich Lucknowi nobleman once
    lost all his teeth, yet couldnt give up his love
    for kababs.
  • So he ordered his master chef to whip up a kabab
    that he could eat without missing his teeth,
    meaning, the kabab had to just melt in his mouth.

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  • Connect this bio to the next slide.
  • X (1725 1795) also known as the Philosopher
    Queen, was a Queen of the Malwa kingdom.She is
    often compared with Catherine II of Russia,
    Elizabeth I of England, Margaret I of
    Denmark.Born in the village of Chaundi in
    Jamkhed, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra.
  • She moved the capital to Maheshwar south of
    Indore on the Narmada River.
  • She was a great builder and patron of many Hindu
    temples which embellished Maheshwar and Indore.
    She also built temples and Dharmshalas at sacred
    sites outside her kingdom, at prominent religious
    places like Dwarka in Gujarat east to the Kashi
    Vishwanath Temple at Varanasi on the Ganges,
    Ujjain, Nasik and Parali Baijnath in Maharashtra.
  • Seeing the destroyed and desecrated temple in
    Somanath, Rani Ahilyabai built a temple where
    Lord Shiva is still worshipped by Hindus.

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  • Punyashlok Rajmata Devi Ahilyabai Holkar of the
    Holkar Dynasty.
  • Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport is a
    public airport that principally serves Indore.

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  • It is a barrier island that separates the Pulicat
    Lake from the Bay of Bengal, and is home to the
    town of Pulicat.
  • The nearest town is Sullurpeta, which has the
    nearest railway station. It is 80 km (50 mi) from
    Chennai.
  • What is its claim to fame ? (see map)

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  • Sriharikota
  • It houses India's only satellite launch centre in
    the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR) and is used
    by the Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO to
    launch satellites using multi-stage rockets such
    as the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) and
    the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle
    (GSLV).

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She lives in Dublin, Ireland with her husband,
endocrinologist David Powell, whom she married in
1971.They have two children and five
grandchildren. Who is she and what is her claim
to fame ?
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  • Reita Faria Powell became the first Indian to win
    the Miss World title, in 1966.
  • Reita was a judge at Femina Miss India in 1998,
    and has come back to judge the Miss World
    competition on a few occasions.

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  • Lieutenant General Sir Richard Hieram Sankey.
  • The high court building in Bangalore, Attara
    Kacheri, was designed and built by him.
  • Water-colour painting showing the head of the
    Ganges Canal at Haridwar in Uttar Pradesh (Now
    Uttarakhand), drawn by Sir Sankey.
  • He constructed the Sankey Tank in Bangalore to
    meet the water demands of the city in 1882 at the
    cost of Rupees 575000.
  • It was linked to the Miller's tank and
    Dharmambudhi tank and was built as a safeguard
    against water shortages.

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  • Lieutenant General Sir Richard Hieram Sankey KCB
    (1829 1908) was an officer in the Royal
    (Madras) Engineers in the East India Company's
    army in British India.
  • In 1856, he was promoted as the Superintendent of
    the East Coast Canal at Madras. In May 1857, he
    was promoted as the Under-Secretary of the Public
    Works Department under Col. William Erskine Baker
    in Calcutta. During the Indian Rebellion of 1857,
    he was commissioned as the Captain of the
    Calcutta Cavalry Volunteers, but was soon
    despatched to Allahabad where he led the
    construction of several embankments and bridges
    across the Yamuna and Ganges.

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  • If the woman on your left is on top of a list
    with 2701,who is at 2 spot with 2614 ?

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  • Koneru Humpy (born 1987) is an Indian chess
    Grandmaster.
  • The nos are FIDE Elo ratings.
  • In 2007 she surpassed the rating of 2577 set by
    Susan Polgar to become the second-highest ranked
    female player in history and the second female
    player ever, after Judit Polgár, to exceed the
    2600 Elo mark.
  • From 2002 through 2008, Humpy held the record as
    the youngest woman ever to become a grandmaster
    (not merely a Woman Grandmaster), which she
    achieved at the age of 15 years, 1 month, 27
    days, beating Judit Polgár's previous mark by
    three months.

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  • A new movie,due out this year,is being directed
    by Rakeysh Mehra (of Rang De Basanti fame)
    Prasoon Joshi is writing the story, screenplay
    and dialogues.
  • It will be the first ever biographical film to be
    made on a sports icon in India.
  • He lost his parents in the Partition of India and
    after a horrific childhood, he went against all
    odds to become an International sports icon
  • Name the movie ?
  • Who will play the lead role ?

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  • BHAG MILKHA BHAG
  • Farhan Akhtar
  • Padma Shri Milkha Singh who created the 1958
    Asian Games Record in 400 meters, won the 1958
    Commonwealth Games in Cardiff, set the world
    record in 400 meters in 1960 and participated in
    the 400 meters final in the 1960 Summer Olympics
    in Rome.
  • Popularly known as The Flying Sikh.

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  • It was written by Mallanaga _______ in the 2nd
    century CE. Although Richard Burton published the
    most widely known English translation, he was not
    the author of the translation, although he did
    provide footnotes and the introduction.
  • The bulk of the translation was performed by an
    Indian archaeologist, Bhagvanlal Indraji and
    civil servant Foster Fitzgerald Arbuthnot, with
    the assistance of a student, Shivaram Pashuram
    Bhide.
  • It is largely in prose, with 1250 verses,
    distributed in 36 chapters, which are further
    organized into 7 parts.
  • Some chapters include
  • On the Study of the Sixty-Four Arts
  • On the Arrangements of a House, and Household
    Furniture and About the Daily Life of a Citizen,
    His Companions, Amusements, etc.
  • Observations on the Three Worldly Attainments of
    Virtue, Wealth, and Love.
  • Which work ?
  • Fill Blanks.

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From the land of the
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  • Kama Sutra
  • Vatsyayana
  • Contrary to popular perception, especially in the
    western world, Kama sutra is not an exclusive sex
    manual it presents itself as a guide to a
    virtuous and gracious living that discusses the
    nature of love, family life and other aspects
    pertaining to pleasure oriented faculties of
    human life.

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  • X is a brand of curry pastes and spices now owned
    by Associated British Foods.
  • The company supplies 75 of British curry houses
    with sauces and mixed spices, and sells ready
    meals to all the major UK supermarkets and other
    major retailers throughout Europe and North
    America.
  • The company was started in 1957 by a Gujarati
    Brahmin after he arrived in London from Kenya
    with only 5 in his pocket with his wife, four
    sons and two daughters.
  • He could not get authentic Indian food locally.
    From his own kitchen he and his wife started
    making authentic Indian foods to sell to the
    local Indian immigrant population, and in 1958
    opened a shop in London selling Indian goods and
    groceries.

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  • X - Patak's founded by Laxmishanker G. Pathak

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NR(I) Colony
  • Questions on NRIs or PIOs or people with some
    Indian blood in them who made a name for
    themselves - enuff to figure in this quiz.

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  • Narinder Singh Kapany (born 1926 in Punjab) is an
    Indian born American physicist named as one of
    the seven 'Unsung Heroes' by Fortune magazine in
    their Businessmen of the Century issue (1999).
  • A graduate of Agra University in India, he
    completed advanced studies in _____ and a Ph.D.
    degree at Imperial College London in 1955.
  • His career has spanned science, entrepreneurship
    and management, academia, publishing, lecturing,
    and farming.
  • He was a Regents Professor at the University of
    California, Berkeley (UCB), and at the University
    of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC).
  • He was also Director of the Center for Innovation
    and Entrepreneurial Development (CIED) at UCSC
    for seven years.
  • At Stanford University, he was a Visiting Scholar
    in the Physics Department and Consulting
    Professor in the Department of Electrical
    Engineering.
  • In 1952, his earlier work led Kapany to conduct
    studies that led to the invention of _________ ?
    (see pic)

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  • Optical fibers
  • His popular article on Fibre optics in Scientific
    American in 1960 established the new term (Fibre
    optics) the article constitutes a reference
    point for the subject even today.
  • As an author and lecturer, Kapany has published
    over 100 scientific papers and four books on
    opto-electronics and entrepreneurship.

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What or who is this Doodle celebrating?
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  • Sep 05, 2011 Freddie Mercury's 65th Birthday

Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara) -
musician, singer and songwriter, best known as
the lead vocalist of the rock band Queen. Born in
the British protectorate of Zanzibar, East Africa
(now part of Tanzania) to Bomi and Jer
Bulsara,Parsis from Gujarat.The family surname is
derived from the town of Bulsar (also known as
Valsad) in southern Gujarat. In 1954, at the age
of 8, Mercury was sent to study at St. Peter's
School, a British-style boarding school for boys
in Panchgani near Bombay. At the age of 17,
Mercury and his family fled from Zanzibar to
England for safety reasons due to the 1964
Zanzibar Revolution.
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  • Viram Jasani (born 1945) is a Kenyan-born Indian
    sitar and tabla composer and musician. He was
    awarded an honorary degree from the University of
    York in March 2007.
  • He is best known for doing something in 1969 that
    shot him to instant fame in the immediate years
    following 1969.
  • What ?

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  • He played tabla drums on the song "Black Mountain
    Side" from Led Zeppelin's 1969 début album.

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  • He spent part of his youth in London but returned
    to his homeland in 1957.
  • After receiving primary and commencing secondary
    education at the Doon School in Dehradun in
    India, he returned to England to Tonbridge
    School.
  • He studied philosophy, politics, and economics at
    Corpus Christi College, Oxford, where he
    developed an interest in poetry and learned
    Chinese.
  • After leaving Oxford, he moved to California to
    work on a graduate degree in economics at
    Stanford University.
  • He now maintains residences near Salisbury,
    England, where he is a participant in local
    literary and cultural events, having bought and
    renovated the house of the Anglican poet George
    Herbert in 1996,and in Delhi, where he lives with
    his parents and keeps his extensive library and
    papers.
  • His younger brother, Shantum, leads Buddhist
    meditational tours.
  • His younger sister, Aradhana, is a film-maker
    married to an Austrian diplomat, and has worked
    on Deepa Mehta's movies Earth and Fire.
  • Who ?

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  • Vikram Seth (born 1952) - Indian poet, novelist,
    travel writer, librettist, children's writer,
    biographer and memoirist.
  • Author of works like The Golden Gate (1986),A
    Suitable Boy (1993),An Equal Music (1999)

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  • He read about the founding of Intel in Electronic
    Engineering Times at the age of 14 and this
    inspired him to pursue technology as a career.
  • In 2004,he formed his own firm, _____ Ventures,
    which focused on venture investments in various
    technology sectors, most notably clean
    technology.
  • He is also known for his witty but controversial
    statements, for example "If it doesn't scale, it
    doesn't matter. Most of what we talk about
    todayhybrid, biodiesel, ethanol, solar
    photovoltaics, geothermalI believe are
    irrelevant to the scale of the problem."
  • He was a major proponent of the "Yes on 87"
    campaign to pass California's Proposition 87, The
    Clean Energy Initiative, which failed to pass in
    November, 2006.
  • In 2006, his wife Neeru co-founded the CK-12
    Foundation that aims to develop open source
    textbooks and lower the cost of education in
    America and the rest of the world. He and his
    wife are also donors to the Wikimedia Foundation,
    in the amount of 500,000.
  • Who he ?

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  • Vinod Khosla is an Indian-born American venture
    capitalist and an influential personality in
    Silicon Valley.
  • Khosla was one of the co-founders of Sun
    Microsystems, where he served as its first CEO
    and Chairman in the early 1980s. In 1986, he
    became a general partner of the venture capital
    firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, where he
    remained through the early 2000s.

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WORLD HERITAGE SITES
  • Discovery of India - how well do you know her?
  • Id these WH sites in India by the data given.
  • Id the site as well the exact place it is located
    city/area.
  • 3 pts for iding site and 3 pts for location

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  • Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Park,
    Uttaranchal (1988)

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  • Sundarbans National Park, West Bengal (1987)

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  • Group of Monuments at Pattadakal, Karnataka
    (1987)

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  • Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, Madhya Pradesh (2003)

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  • The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur, Rajasthan (2010)

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  • Agra Fort, Agra, Uttar Pradesh (1983)

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  • Elephanta Caves, Mumbai, Maharashtra (1987)

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  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST)
  • or
  • Victoria Terminus (VT),
  • Mumbai, Maharashtra (2004)

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  • Mountain Railways of India, including
  • Darjeeling Himalayan Railway,
  • Kalka-Shimla Railway, and
  • Nilgiri Mountain Railway (1999)

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  • The Great Living Chola Temples
  • Brihadisvara Temple at Thanjavur,
  • the Temple of Gangaikondacholisvaram and
  • the Airavatesvara Temple at Darasuram.

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  • Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh (1986)

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  • Kaziranga National Park, Assam (1985)

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  • Group of Monuments at Hampi, Karnataka (1986)

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  • Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh
    (1989)

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CITY GUIDE(Written Round)
  • Id these Indian cities from the given info.
  • 3 Clues/pieces of info will be provided serially.
  • 6 pts if you get it on the first clue,
  • 4 if on 2nd and
  • 2 pts if on the 3rd.

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  • Jodhpur
  • Umaid Bhavan Palace
  • Mehrangarh Fort
  • and
  • Jodhpur city as seen from the Mehrangarh Fort
    blue-painted houses around the Fort giving it the
    moniker "Blue City" !

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Clue?
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  • A. Shaniwarwada
  • B. National War Memorial Southern Command
  • C. The Aga Khan Palace

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  • Shaniwarwada is a palace fort in the city built
    in 1736,it was the seat of the Peshwa rulers of
    the Maratha Empire until 1818 when the Peshwas
    surrendered to the British.
  • It was named Shaniwarwada from the Marathi words
    Shaniwar (Saturday) and Wada (a general term for
    any residence complex).
  • The opening ceremony was performed according to
    Hindu religious customs, on January 22, 1732, a
    Saturday chosen for being auspicious.
  • National War Memorial Southern Command is a war
    memorial in Pune Cantonment,dedicated to Post
    Independence war martyrs.
  • This is the only war memorial in South Asia which
    has been erected by citizens contributions.
  • A Mig 23 BN, which was used in the Kargil War,
    has been kept on display at the memorial.A
    replica of the now decommissioned frigate INS
    Trishul, which served in the Portuguese-Indian
    War and the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, is also
    kept on display.
  • The Aga Khan Palace was built in the year 1892 by
    Sultan Muhammed Shah, Aga Khan III as an act of
    charity by the Sultan who wanted to help the poor
    in the neighboring areas of Pune who were
    drastically hit by the famine.
  • It was the prison for Mahatama Gandhi, his wife
    Kasturba and his secretary Mahadev Bhai Desai and
    the last two died away in between their captivity
    at this Palace.Both of them have memorials in
    their name in the same complex near Mula river.

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ANSWER
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  • AMRITSAR
  • Jalianwalla Bagh Massacre memorial.
  • Harmandir Sahib in the Golden Temple Complex.
  • Golden Temple

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MONIKERS
  • Id the place that the phrase is normally used to
    describe.
  • (2 pts each)

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  • The Sorrow of Bihar

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  • The Kosi River

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  • Manchester of South India"

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  • Coimbatore

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  • Manjal Maanagaram (Turmeric city) and Javuli
    Nagaram (Textile city)

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  • Erode

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BANGALORE(BENGALURU) ROUND
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SVC
  • What connects these images?
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A modern apartment complex in Binnypet - the area
behind Bangalore City Railway station.
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A famous temple and a famous school in
Basavangudi.
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Clue?
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  • "I am packing my belongings in the shawl my
    mother used to wear when she went to the market.
    And I'm going from my valley. And this time, I
    shall never return. I am leaving behind me my
    fifty years of memory.
  • Memory. Streams that the mind will forget so much
    of what only this moment has passed, and yet hold
    clear and bright the memory of what happened
    years ago - of men and women long since dead..."

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How green was my valley! ?
Actual view of Hesserghatta Lake as it exists
today!
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  • The lost lakes of Bangalore !
  • Binnypet Tank
  • Karanji Tank
  • Siddikatte
  • Sampangi Tank
  • Dharmambudhi Tank
  • Millers Tank

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  • Binnypet Tank
  • The lake behind old Binny Mills was once a big
    tank erected in 16th century by Gidde Gowda, the
    elder son of Kempe Gowda I. Now the southern part
    of the lake is getting filled up making way for
    high-rises.
  • Karanji Tank
  • Once a big tank existed attached to the Karanji
    Anjaneya temple.It covered parts of Chamrajapet
    and Gandhi Bazar areas of Basavanagudi.
  • Decades ago the tank dried and new residential
    layouts sprang up on its bed as did The National
    High School.
  • Siddikatte
  • Flanked between the two forts once existed a
    trivial tank built at the disbursement of Siddi,
    a member of Kempe Gowda kindred. When the tank
    got withered in the latter part of 19th century,
    it was transformed to a well-organised market
    known as Siddikatte Santhe. The locale was once
    habited by many Brahmin officials and now a major
    part of the land is occupied by the new K R
    Market.
  • Sampangi Tank
  • Excavated by Kempe Gowda II during the latter
    part of 16th century to provide water to the NE
    part of the township inside the fort.
  • The tank is also linked with the Karaga festival
    as the festival starts off from here.
  • Few decades back it was just an idyllic marshland
    amidst a sylvan surrounding where boys brought
    their buffaloes for bathing. There was even a
    kind of bull fighting at the old tank bund.
  • Today, the tank has been transformed into the
    Kanteerava Stadium.A tiny puddle from where the
    karaga festival commences is all that remains of
    the original lake.

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  • Dharmambudhi Tank
  • Once a significant tank, now extinct and
    transformed into the City Bus Station (Majestic).
  • The Big Tank of Vengaluru as mentioned in the
    Hoysala inscription dated 1247 AD was enlarged
    and renamed as Dharmambudhi by Kempe Gowda I in
    16th century to provide water to the western part
    of the township inside the fort he erected.
  • The tank extended till Subedar Chatram Road where
    Annamma temple was located on its bed.It
    irrigated the park and the fields of Thulasithota
    area.
  • Millers Tank
  • On its bund now stands the AF,Ambedkar Bhavan,
    Jain Hospital,UNI building,marriage halls...

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