It is said that when X visited the Apollo Hotel, he was denied entry as he was a Non European. This enraged X and he built Y. Soon Y became the centre of attraction and it put Apollo out of business. Y became a landmark for the city and is considered to be one of the best in its league in the world. Identify X & Y.
S. Balakrishna concluded the date of X as 2559 BC using consecutive lunar eclipses. I. N. Iyengar concluded the date of X as 1478 BC using double eclipses and Saturn- Jupiter conjunctions. B. N. Achar states the date of X as 3067 BC using planetary positions. P. V. Holey states the date of X as November 13, 3143 BC using planetary positions and calendar systems. P.V.Vartak calculated the date of X as October 16, 5561 BC using planetary positions. What is X?
Herge created the character Y in 1941 as a part of his series and named it after a ‘sad English fish’, as suggested by his wife. Soon Y became very popular and became one of the main characters in all the later editions of the series. Y was only known by his surname and did not have a first name. Many questioned Herge about Y’s first name. There were also contests held to suggest a first name for Y. In order to put an end to all this, he gave Y’s first name as ‘Archibald’ in one of the last editions of the series. Identify Y.
His stint with advertising began in 1987, with Allwyn’s Trendy Watch campaign. He went on to compose more than 300 ad films – Boost with Kapil Dev and Sachin Tendulkar, MRF Tyres, Premier Pressure cooker, Asian Paints, Hero Puch, etc. He owns Panchathan Record Inn, one of India’s most advanced studios. Which person are we talking about?
Peter Benenson, an English labour lawyer was travelling in the London Underground on 19 November 1960, when he read of two Portuguese students who had been sentenced to seven years of imprisonment for having drunk a toast to liberty. This disturbed Peter and he wrote about his anguish in a newspaper article titled “The Forgotten Prisoners”. Working with his friend Eric Baker, he founded X in July 1961. Since then X has been involved in numerous peace making measures around the world and has stood up for its cause. X was awarded Nobel Peace Prize in 1977. Identify X.
This product is synonymous and gives a certain identity to the place where it is manufactured. The sale of this product is one of the chief sources of income to the organization producing it. About 60,000 of this product are produced daily, yet it only satisfies half of the customers’ requisite. Neravallur Srinivasa Iyengar’s family alone is authorized to produce this product and Vijaya Bank is the only centre authorized to sell this product apart from the organization itself. What product/item are we talking about?
X was born in 1956 in London. He did his schooling at Monfort School at Yercaud, Bombay Scottish School and Campion School in Mumbai. He attended St.Stephen’s College in New Delhi. He is a well known author, diplomat and journalist today. Though originally from Kerala, his parents lived in Coimbatore and he visits his mother in Coimbatore every year. Although he was known for his diplomacy earlier, he came into international spotlight only in 2006 but narrowly lost in his quest for something. Identify X. (Clue: Thiruvananthapuram – Assembly Elections 2009)
Albert Korda took a photograph of a certain person in 1960. Later Jim Fitzpatrick, an Irish artist created a portrait based on this photograph in 1968. This portrait became very iconic in the 20th century and it was featured on everything from magazine covers to T-Shirts to bags to every other article carrying an image. This image was also voted as “the image of the 20th century” in an online poll. Who was the person who featured in this image? ( Famous South American well known for his Guerilla War tactics)
He was born in a town called Trelawny. In his childhood, he played cricket all the time. He would have been a fast bowler if not for the advice of a coach who suggested that he take up a certain other sport. This changed his career completely and he started winning laurel after laurels in his new sport. His height of 1.96 m also helped him achieve in his sport. Recently he achieved the ultimate glory in his sport and left the world stunned with his performance. Despite choosing a new sport, he still admires cricket and is a fan of Sachin Tendulkar, Chris Gayle and Matthew Hayden. Which sportsperson are we talking about?
Samuel Langhorne Clemens wrote under the pen name X. Apart from being the author of some well read and renowned novels, he is rather famous for his humorous and catchy quotes. One of his quotes reads thus: “I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don’t go out with Halley’s Comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.” Identify X .
Amar Chitra Katha comic series, after publishing over 150 titles, stopped publishing new titles. Later after a gap of ten years, they came out with a new title on a French Soldier. Whom did they feature in this comeback edition? (Think Indian)
Easy One : What connects Malcom Nash, Tilak Raj, Dan Van Bunge and Stuard Broad?
John McCain and Barack Obama thought of the same person to fill in the US Treasury Secretary, Henry Paulson’s shoes when they take up office, even though he is an Obama supporter. Both think he is the best man for the job because of his tremendous insight and investing acumen. Who? (Think Berkshire Hathaway)
X was founded as a cricket club in 1899 by British expatriates Alfred Edwards and Herbert Kilpin, who came from the British city of Nottingham, gradually converting to what it is now. In honor of its origins, the club has retained the English spelling of its city’s name. In 1986, entrepreneur Silvio Berlusconi acquired the club, and immediately invested a lot of money in it, appointing rising coach Arrigo Sacchi and signing a Dutch trio of Marco van Basten, Ruud Gullit and Frank Rijkaard. This was the beginning of the most successful time in this soccer club’s history. Identify X.
Trygve Lie, Dag Hammarskjöld, U Thant, Kurt Waldheim, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, ________________ , _______________. Listing in Chronological order which 2 famous people come in Blanks? (Part points allowed).
Connect retired French pro tennis player Cédric Pioline, Hagar’s wife, Lady Ivanhoe from Ivanhoe and former Portuguese PM and dictator António de Oliveira Salazar.
In island countries it is an all purpose boat built by using very few tools. It is used in fishing , inter-island transport, movement of cargo, diving boats, live-aboard cruise vessels, passenger ferry boats and deep-sea fishing craft complete with outriggers and fighting chairs. In India, the name is a phenomenon in the field of sports currently. What is the boat called?
X is an Ayurvedic herbal preparation, whose formula is found in the Charaka Samhita. X is called an avaleha in Sanskrit, and has the consistency of jam, with a sweet, sour and mildly pungent taste. X , when prepared properly does not have an expiry date. X originally contained 48 ingredients including Ghee, sesame oil, sugar, honey, Indian Gooseberry and medicinal herbs like Bamboo manna, Pippali, Haritaki, Guduchi, Punarnava, Musta and Bilva. Identify X which is brand name for one of the products of Dabur.
X‘s striking speed from three feet with his hands down by his side reached five hundredths of a second. In a speed demonstration, X could snatch a dime off a person’s open palm before they could close it, and leave a penny behind. X could throw grains of rice up into the air and then catch them in mid-flight using chopsticks. X could thrust his fingers through unopened Coca-Cola cans. X performed one-hand push-ups using only the thumb and index finger. X could perform 50 reps of one-arm chin-ups. X could cause a 200-lb bag to fly towards and thump the ceiling with a sidekick. X performed a sidekick and broke a 150 lb punching bag. Identify this famous martial artist/actor.
A lion and a tiger’s roar were recorded and played backwards. What did this result in?