KK Hebbar tribute to his friend Shivarama Karantha when the latter expired.
A man who had killed a tiger.
Veerappa Moily and Oscar Fernandez before inaugurating the Yakshagana festival in Delhi.
Zehreela Insaan, remake of Kannada film Nagarahavu
Mysore university honarary doctrates 2011. The person missing in Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar which is a bit ridiculous because one he is long dead and second he was the person behind the university.
Poli Shankar, Shankar--PoLi and Kampni
Poli Shankar, Shankar--PoLi and Kampni KQA Karnataka Quiz Lingaraj and Naresh Keerthi
<ul><li>1. In a 16th century social satire, Z-charite, the poet speaks of a dispute between the sophisticated Y and the coarse X. They approach Rama, asking him to arbitrate, and he keeps them both under observation for 6 months after which Y is found to be lousy and diseased, while X is unaffected and none the worse for wear. Rama, pleased by the stability of X, christens X with his own name . The poem further offers a fanciful derivation for the common name of X, from another name of Rama. Identify the treatise and the characters X and Y. </li></ul>
<ul><li>2. This former employee of Indian Railways has never won an election. Ever since he first contested in 1967, he has never missed filing his nomination papers for every general election. He has found his way into the Guinness Book of World Records, having lost over 36 Lok Sabha and 42 Assembly polls from seats as diverse as Amethi, Rae Bareli, Nandyal, Coimbatore, Tanjore, Amritsar and Chamarajapet facing off against the likes of Indira Gandhi, K.Hanumantaiah, Rajiv Gandhi, P.V. Narasimha Rao and S M Krishna. He released his own manifesto in 1967, with food shortage as his election plank. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify. </li></ul>
<ul><li>3. In September 2010, members of a certain community from Karnataka tried to send a bottle of honey they collected from the forests to a visiting dignitary, whom they considered a kinsman, as he shared certain markers with their gene pool. In spite of an intervention by the External Affairs Minister S M Krishna the effort went in vain. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the community and the dignitary . </li></ul>
<ul><li>Shivarama Karanth and KK Hebbar </li></ul>
<ul><li>5. Krishna Masadi adopted U. R. Ananthamurthy’s novel ‘ Avasthe ’ about the life of a veteran socialist leader Shantaveri Gopala Gowda on the screen. The film contained an ensemble star cast including Anant Nag, B V Karanth, M P Prakash, Abdul Nazeer Sab, Chandrashekara Kambar, B K Chandrashekar amongst others. </li></ul><ul><li>Who played the role of the Chief Minister in this film? </li></ul>
<ul><li>6. X is a vitamin-rich sweet made from jaggery and dry fruits, took shape in Y town at least a hundred years ago. High quality X from Y is also exported to several parts of Europe, America, and the Gulf nations. About 100 years ago, noted sweet merchants from Y — members of the Kalburgi and Hagargi families — introduced this sweet, which only a few could afford to buy in the market. Traditionally, X is prepared mostly as a post-partum tonic. Over the years, these families have innovated and added more ingredients to make X popular. The current version includes ingredients like the kernel of the Semecarpus nut [marking nut/ dhobi’s nut] and dried coconut . </li></ul>
<ul><li>7. The 1979 Kannada film Huliya Halina Mevu starring Rajkumar makes a reference to an old Kodava custom that entitled a person to sport a huge moustache called galla meese. </li></ul><ul><li>Who is entitled to sport one ? </li></ul>
8. This is a painting by Robert Home depicting the death of Colonel Moorhouse at the ‘Pettah Gate’ of Bangalore fort during the third Anglo-Mysore war. Subsequent to the victory of the British, a monument was raised in memory of the dead Colonel at the spot of his death. The monument existed until 1960’s and lent is name to the road it was on. Succumbing to chauvinistic pressures,the name and the memorial were both taken down. Which road, which monument and what stands there today ?
<ul><li>Cenotaph was constructed at this spot </li></ul><ul><li>The road leading to it was Cenotaph road which was renamed Nrupatunga Road </li></ul><ul><li>A KempeGowda statue stands there </li></ul><ul><li>The pettah gate was also called Halsooru Gate. Halasooru Gate police station is situated there </li></ul>
<ul><li>9. After the fall of Tipu Sultan in the IV Anglo-Mysore war, many new taxes and tolls were levied by the British. To protest the newly imposed toll on agricultural produce that was brought to Bangalore Fort, some farmers of a village called Sunkenahalli started a practice that persists to this day. What did they start ? </li></ul>
<ul><li>10 . The name of this community is said to be derived from the Tulu word for trade or business, as this community were primarily traders. The second theory states that it is derived from the Arabic word for ocean, referring to the maritime nature of the community. The third theory says that the name is derived from the name of Da'ee, Malik bin Deenar who came on the coast of Malabar during the 6th century with a group of Muslim evangelists. </li></ul><ul><li>Which community? </li></ul>
<ul><li>Veerappa Moily and Oscar Fernandez </li></ul>
<ul><li>12. </li></ul><ul><li>C1 narrated this folk story to C2, an editor with Oxford University Press and C3, a university professor when he visited India. </li></ul><ul><li>The story uses a creature as a metaphor to exemplify the various complications of identity and relationships. C1 then cautioned C2 and C3 not to do anything with the story as C1 was working on it for an anthology. </li></ul><ul><li>Based on the folk story C2 wrote C4 and C3 wrote C5. C4 has been made into films in many Indian languages. </li></ul>
<ul><li>C1 – A K Ramanujan </li></ul><ul><li>C2 – Girish Karnad </li></ul><ul><li>C3 – Chandrashekara Kambara </li></ul><ul><li>C4 – Nagamandala </li></ul><ul><li>C5 – Siri Sampige </li></ul>
Former Indian Bowler from Arasikere taluq in Hassan District ? 13.
<ul><li>Bowlers with Sling Action </li></ul><ul><li>David Johnson </li></ul>
<ul><li>14. This was devised by a Guinness Record holding American polyglot, Gregg M. Cox . It has 34 units. In 2005, an attempt to introduce Cox’s invention through 10,000 CD-booklets and 25,000 post cards in the Kodagu area was marred by opposition. What did Gregg Cox devise? </li></ul>
15. When Jayachamaraja Wodeyar visited Germany and was introduced as the ‘Maharajah of Mysore’, a scholar remarked,’Are you from the Mysore of B !’. When he returned to India, Wodeyar remarked to B that he was a more famous citizen of Mysore than the ruler himself! B had rediscovered the long-lost C at A. Identify and connect A, B and C . A
<ul><li>Script for Kodava Takk language </li></ul>
16 . Identify the artist – a second generation Kendra Sahitya Academy laureate?
<ul><li>17. </li></ul><ul><li>Excerpt from the introduction - </li></ul><ul><li>‘ I am not a great reader. I have reasons to think that a good number of exquisitely beautiful short stories have been produced by men of genius which I have not read….. </li></ul><ul><li>… ..practically no difficulty from Tamil into Kannada. But the passage of either of these into English is well-nigh impossible…’ </li></ul><ul><li>Selection from the translation – </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Even supposing that we could meet the girls we might marry, what are we to love in those babes that are brought before us? With the mother’s milk not yet dry on their lips, the girls that are married among us now do not know how to say bo to a goose.’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ But why should they say bo? They do not marry geese.’ </li></ul><ul><li>This is from an ICS officer’s translation of his own stories into English, a 1943 publication. The introduction is by Tara Bhattacharya’s grandfather. Both men were alumni of The Central College, Bangalore, where they were taught by J.M.Tait. Who? </li></ul>
<ul><li>Ondu Muttina Kathe was based on The Pearl and was shot in Maldives </li></ul>
19. <ul><li>AnandalokE is a composition of Rabindranath tagore. found in the Puja section of the collection Gitabitan , published by Rabindranath Tagore in 1892. </li></ul><ul><li>/AnandalOkE mangalalOkE birAjO satyasundarO/… </li></ul><ul><li>/jagatE tava….../.shrIsampado bhUmAspadO nirbhayo caraNE// </li></ul><ul><li>/ …….…gauri …………… ishvarI/ </li></ul><ul><li>/vaimAnika bhAmArcita-kOmala-tara-pAdE/ </li></ul><ul><li>/sImAtIta*-bhUmAspada kAmitaphaladE/ </li></ul><ul><li>/srIjayacAmuNDikE ……. /nAmAnkita-bhUmIndra-lalAmana mudadi// kAyau </li></ul><ul><li>Connect the two and identify the latter. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Tagore spent some time in Mysore </li></ul><ul><li>The second song was the anthem of Mysore state. </li></ul><ul><li>Words and the tune of Anandaloke is a clear ripoff from the anthem </li></ul>
<ul><li>Taming of Gulla is the Amar Chitra Katha translation of Bhootayyana Maga Ayyu written by Goruru Ramaswamy Iyengar </li></ul><ul><li>Air Deccan was founded by Capt GR Gopinath who was Goruru Ramaswamy Iyengar’s son </li></ul>
<ul><li>23. </li></ul><ul><li>This folk dance form gets its name from a mythical hero, whose story is recounted in every performance. The performers dress up in a costume suitable for the warrior being depicted, wear the suitable marks of piety and perform the moves while wielding a weapon and a plaque with an icon of the hero. His best known feat is one disrupting a sacrifice. </li></ul><ul><li>The performance also uses a decorative pole with a pennant held by one of the dancers, which matches the Natya Shastra description of the pUrva-ranga prelude to a dance performance. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the dance form and the character. </li></ul>
<ul><li>24. </li></ul><ul><li>The shrine of A was built by Chola Ballala of Terakanambi in C.E. 1315. Later the Wodeyars were major votaries of this shrine. The icon of Krishna is made in the Chola style, with signs of Hoysala influences like the portrayal of the ten avatara-s in the arch-shaped panel encircling the deity. The temple is often engulfed either by a dense fog, or by clouds. </li></ul><ul><li>The shrine of B is unique in that it has an icon of Ranganatha in a standing posture.The icon is made in the Chola style. The deity, adorned with a hunting knife, is very popular with the locals who believe that ‘ Rangayya ’ sets out in the nights and guards their territory. The people also make an annual offering of a pair of giant leather sandals to facilitate Rangayya’s nightly perambulations. There is a belief that the sandals get worn out every year. </li></ul><ul><li>Since December 2010, these shrines have more in common. What? </li></ul>
<ul><li>Both are project tiger sites. </li></ul><ul><li>Bandipur is called Himavat Gopalswamy Sanctuary </li></ul><ul><li>Biligiriranga Hill wildlife sanctuary was recently brought under project tiger. </li></ul>
25. Connect and fill in the blanks ! ?!?!!!!!!! No Thanks 1932 -- 1953 -- 1940 -- 1884 -- 1940 1945 -- 1973 ---
<ul><li>Honarary doctrates of Mysore University 2009 – 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>They ridiculously conferred the doctrate to Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar who was the founding patron of the university </li></ul><ul><li>They had conferred it on Sachin Tendulkar as well, who politely declined </li></ul>
<ul><li>26. </li></ul><ul><li>The latter half of the name translates into meadow , (often mistaken for guard ) . The first half is a polysemous term that can either refer to animals and vehicles used for recreational transport, or the space used for the same. </li></ul><ul><li>This bona fide Kannada name retains a pertinence for this locality in Bangalore. Which place? </li></ul>
<ul><li>Answer -- Appiko Chaluvali </li></ul><ul><li>Panduranga Hegde and Chipko Movement </li></ul>
<ul><li>28. </li></ul><ul><li>The first Kannada silent film (1931) was based on a classical play, and starred a Gandhian who later set up many of the premiere art archiving and documentation institutions of India. The villain was played by T.P.Kailasam. </li></ul><ul><li>A later, more popular film (1984) based on the same story was directed by an a Kannada author, and featured a couple of Kannada actors in memorable roles. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the story / play. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Shudraka’s Mrichhakatika </li></ul><ul><li>Utsav by Girish Karnad </li></ul>
<ul><li>Namma Tipparalli Balu doora was inspired from long long way to Tipperary </li></ul>
30 <ul><li>The name for this natural formation has been metonymised from the generic name for that kind of geographic feature – a name used to refer to waterside promontory or a steep cliff, often associated with big or small cascades. </li></ul><ul><li>This place is also the site for a 1902 technological first in Asia. </li></ul>
31 <ul><li>Now a small town in Bagalkot district, this was formerly the seat of a 9-gun salute princely state, ruled by descendants of the Ghorpade clan. </li></ul><ul><li>Its claims to fame are the 10 th Century Kannada poet Ranna – author of the Ajita-nAtha-purANa-tilaka and the sAhasa-bhIma-vijaya; and a unique thing that caught the fancy of George V . </li></ul><ul><li>What ? </li></ul>
32 <ul><li>A certain official document on display in an important landmark of Bangalore is a list which is populated by the likes of John Cameron, Gustav Krumbiegel, HC Javaraya, and MH Marigowda. </li></ul><ul><li>Which unexpected name can be found at the head of this list? </li></ul>
33 <ul><li>An industry was first set up at Z in 1860, mainly because of the abundance of raw material in the river basins nearby. The product quickly gained popularity soon replacing its half-frustum shaped indigenous counterpart. Soon, many more units manufacturing this product came up in the same region, and the product has come to be identified with Z. Popular all over India with official institutions, this product has found favour in east Asia, Europe, Australia, Africa, and the Middle East. It was chosen by the architects of the Victoria Terminus, Mumbai, over the Bombay version. Identify the product. </li></ul>
34 Connect these images with the last question
<ul><li>Basel Mission introduced making of Mangalore tiles. </li></ul><ul><li>Rev Kittel and Rev Mogling were also from Basel Mission in Mangalore </li></ul>
35 <ul><li>Formed as a part of M. Ramamurthy’s venture in 1965. While the venture didn’t last long, this vestige of the movement has survived to this day. Devoid of any constitutional sanction, this is used amply in several events, official and unofficial. </li></ul><ul><li>A recent use of this object has been as a talisman against vandals. What? </li></ul>