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Bharat: Ek Khoj - The India Quiz - DoMS, IIT Roorkee

  1. 1. Round I – Infinite Bounce • 50 questions • First 25 questions clockwise, the rest anti-clockwise • +5/0 on bounce • +10/-5 on pounce • Only the first two pounces per question will be considered
  2. 2. Q1 X doesn’t have an independent editorial control unlike the BBC. Its parent body has all the board members appointed by the Government of India. This control is evident in a budget that allows expenditure on “propaganda and public relations”. There has been a proposal to provide funds to X by imposing a license fee to own a television in India (similar to the BBC). However this is unlikely to be imposed keeping in view the financial constraints of the average Indian. Identify X.
  3. 3. And the answer is…
  4. 4. Answer Doordarshan
  5. 5. Q2 On 26th January 1988, a Post Office was established at ____________ under the Goa Postal Division. Congratulatory messages were received from the respective Indian President and Prime Minister on this occasion. Mr. G. Sudhakar Rao was appointed as the first Honorary Postmaster despite having no experience in this field. What was the specialty of this Post Office?
  6. 6. And the answer is…
  7. 7. Answer This post office was established at Dakshin Gangotri. This is India’s first post office in Antarctica.
  8. 8. Q3 Rudyard Kipling described X in his collection of short stories titled City of Dreadful Night, when he wrote the following words: “Why, this is London! This is the docks. This is Imperial. This is worth coming across India to see!” X is also the name of an Indian movie from 1958. Identify.
  9. 9. And the answer is…
  10. 10. Answer Howrah Bridge
  11. 11. Q4 Identify this organization that was established in 1960 and is headquartered in Pune.
  12. 12. And the answer is…
  13. 13. Answer Film and Television Institute of India
  14. 14. Q5 While working in the United States, he was inspired by a lecture delivered by Norman Vincent Peale and followed his motivational teachings. He launched a movement against caste-based reservation in India, and has founded an organization called Country First Foundation whose mission is “to ensure freedom through education and justice”. Who is being talked about here?
  15. 15. And the answer is…
  16. 16. Answer Shiv Khera
  17. 17. Q6 In Skanda Purana, X is known as Kubjamraka as Lord Vishnu appeared here under a mango tree. Another legend says that a fierce fire once broke out here. Lord Shiva was angry with Lord Agni and cursed him. Then Lord Agni prayed here for the expiation of his sins. Hence X is also sometimes known as Agni-Tirtha. In Sanskrit, X is a name of Vishnu that means “Lord of the senses”. What is X?
  18. 18. And the answer is…
  19. 19. Answer Rishikesh
  20. 20. Q7 Chitrahaar is a Bollywood songs television program on DD National, most widely watched in the 1970s. Lately, Chitrahaar has started using Same Language Subtitling (SLS), where Hindi subtitles of the song’s lyrics scroll across the screen. The idea behind SLS is that people who are just learning to read would benefit by reading lyrics of the songs they are listening to and watching. It’s an engaging way to promote literacy, especially in villages. Who is behind this initiative of Doordarshan?
  21. 21. And the answer is…
  22. 22. Answer IIM Ahmedabad
  23. 23. Q8 He was born as Mahesh Das in 1528, in a village near Kalpi, Uttar Pradesh, India. According to folklore, it was at Tikawanpur near the banks of the river Yamuna. He was the third son in a Hindu Brahmin family which had previous associations with poetry and literature. He was educated in Hindi, Sanskrit and Persian languages and specialized in music and poetry in the Braj language. The name by which he’s more commonly known is derived from Vir Var which means courageous and great, quite contrary for him since he was not known for his bravery or for his skill as a soldier. Who is being talked about here?
  24. 24. And the answer is…
  25. 25. Answer Birbal
  26. 26. Q9 The Oriya version is known as bhat payasa and likely originated in the city of Puri about 2,000 years ago. It is cooked to this day within the temple precincts there. Every single day, hundreds of temple cooks work to cook this dish, enough to feed at least 10,000 people. It’s more famous name is derived from the Sanskrit word for milk. Which dish is being mentioned here?
  27. 27. And the answer is…
  28. 28. Answer Kheer
  29. 29. Q10 B. P. Singh started his career working with Doordarshan in 1973 as a news camera-man. He made a murder-mystery TV film, Sirf Char Din and while preparing for this film, he befriended Inspector Jayant Wagle from the Crime Branch. Subsequently, he produced the TV series, Ek Shunya Shunya for Doordarshan in the1980s, before relocating to Mumbai where he made a few Marathi serials. One of his most famous works was the horror show Aahat, which he produced from 1996 to 2010. However, he is best known as the creator of another famous TV show. Which one?
  30. 30. And the answer is…
  31. 31. Answer C.I.D.
  32. 32. Q11 She launched her own range of saris sometime in October 2013. Her store launch was graced by the likes of Anil Kapoor and Karan Johar. The image below shows the logo and the address of her store. Who am I taking about?
  33. 33. And the answer is…
  34. 34. Answer Mandira Bedi
  35. 35. Q12 The Brahmanical accounts wrongly interpret the word X as “locks of hair”. There is also a mention of X in Deva Samhita in the form of powerful rulers over vast plains of Central Asia. When Parvati asks Shiva about the origin of X people, Shiva tells her: “They are the symbol of sacrifice, bravery and industry. They are like gods, firm of determination and of all the Kshatriyas, the X people are the prime rulers of the earth”. The famous Sanskrit scholar Panini has mentioned in his Sanskrit grammar that the terms X and “democratic federation” are synonymous. Identify X.
  36. 36. And the answer is…
  37. 37. Answer Jats
  38. 38. Q13 He came into the film industry in 1982 after graduating from the Film and Television Institute of India, having attended the school with fellow Indian actors Naseeruddin Shah and Shakti Kapoor. When he was offered the role of Shantanu in Ekta Kapoor’s Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki; he refused and told the press that Ekta’s version is sure to be a flop because B. R. Chopra’s Mahabharata had actors in it while her remake has models in it. Who is being talked about here?
  39. 39. And the answer is…
  40. 40. Answer Mukesh Khanna
  41. 41. Q14 This peculiar term was coined by senior BJP leader Yashwanth Sinha to denote “crores of rupees being made without investing any money”. Sinha also sarcastically commented that this business model can be applied to resurrect the Indian economy and arrest the fall of the rupee. What term/model?
  42. 42. And the answer is…
  43. 43. Answer The Robert Vadra Model
  44. 44. Q15 Chu Chin Chow is a musical comedy written, produced and directed by Oscar Asche based on the story of Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves. This comedy premiered at His Majesty’s Theatre in London on 3 August, 1916 and ran for five years with a total of 2,238 performances. One of the songs from this musical was sung by Abu Hasan and Chorus. In what particular way has this song been immortalized in Indian cinema?
  45. 45. And the answer is…
  46. 46. Answer The song Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu was inspired from the title track of this musical comedy.
  47. 47. Q16 Connect the following fictional names (exhaustive list) from the world of entertainment. • Raj Malhotra • Karan Joglekar • Inspector Vijay Kumar / Lallu • Akshay Malhotra • Raja • Rahul Devraj • Dev Kumar / Anand Kumar Malhotra • Bahattar Singh
  48. 48. And the answer is…
  49. 49. Answer Names of Akshay Kumar’s characters in his Khiladi series.
  50. 50. Q17 There was a report published in Al Jazeera in November 2013 discussing this place that is perhaps the world’s largest free eatery. Some 450 staff and hundreds of volunteers help to run this kitchen. It is estimated that free food is served to almost 1,00,000 people everyday here. What was the subject of this report?
  51. 51. And the answer is…
  52. 52. Answer Golden Temple, Amritsar
  53. 53. Q18 For certain commercial broadcasting services, most big cities are divided into regions and operate on different medium wave-band frequencies for each region. Delhi, for example is divided into four parts. If Delhi-A runs as Indraprastha, Delhi-B runs as Rajdhani and Delhi-D runs as Yuv-vani, what is the service on Delhi-C named?
  54. 54. And the answer is…
  55. 55. Answer Vividh Bharati
  56. 56. Q19 X, for all his astuteness and intelligence, is a bit queer. He opines that the most spectacular pieces of news in a newspaper lay hidden not under the headlines, but in the advertisements. The outer appearance of X won’t do much to suggest anything out of the ordinary, but if he is cornered, he comes out of his shell and then his words and actions become something to be reckoned with. He also calls himself a “Satyanweshi” or “truth-seeker”. Who is X?
  57. 57. And the answer is…
  58. 58. Answer Byomkesh Bakshi
  59. 59. Q20 The former Indian Army Chief of Staff Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, once stated that “If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or is a _________”. This word derives its name from this Hindu warrior-saint from the 8th century. FITB.
  60. 60. And the answer is…
  61. 61. Answer Gorkha
  62. 62. Q21 Born on 19th November, 1928, who was the first sportsperson to be nominated to the Rajya Sabha?
  63. 63. And the answer is…
  64. 64. Answer Dara Singh
  65. 65. Q22 X garnered 1.2 billion impressions on the web upon its inception. Persistent Systems Ltd., an Indian IT consultancy, was the analytics (insights) partner for X. The company used big data solutions to help make sense of the large chunk of responses that were received shortly. Variety of languages used in the responses, different formats of the responses and the need of unearthing more sentiments from the messages were challenging tasks for the analytics team. Most responses came in Hinglish, a mix of Hindi and English. They were in either text, audio or video format. The analytics were beyond just praise and criticism. Similar kind of work can be expected to be done in the coming months too. Identify X.
  66. 66. And the answer is…
  67. 67. Answer Satyamev Jayate
  68. 68. Q23 The term X has been used to describe movies that mix genres in one work. The origin of this final genre is generally credited to Manmohan Desai, a director who very successfully exploited this theme in the 1970s and 1980s. Such has been the popularity of this trend that even Hollywood has tried to copy some of its elements. Baz Luhrmann stated that his successful musical film Moulin Rouge! (2001) was directly inspired by similar themes. Identify the term/genre in question.
  69. 69. And the answer is…
  70. 70. Answer Masala movie
  71. 71. Q24 The word X denotes “south” in Sanskrit. The ancient Indian epics such as the Mahabharata, mention X as a tribe whose members fought on the side of both Pandavas and Kauravas. The earliest mention of this tribe is said to be in Aitareya Brahmana, which mentions them as sons of the sage Vishwamitra. Identify X which also lends its name to a region in India.
  72. 72. And the answer is…
  73. 73. Answer Andhra
  74. 74. Q25 In India, he is known for the it’s-so-bad-that-it’s-good phenomenon. Identify.
  75. 75. And the answer is…
  76. 76. Answer Kanti Shah
  77. 77. Q26 He’s the only Music Director from the whole world to have set a record of over 180 songs recorded for 33 films which got released during the year – 1986. A record which is yet to broken by any other Music Director in the world and which has got an official entry in the Guinness Book of World Records. Who is this versatile personality?
  78. 78. And the answer is…
  79. 79. Answer Bappi Lahiri
  80. 80. Q27 Connect the following (non-exhaustive list): • Omar Abdullah • Ness Wadia • Sukhbir Singh Badal • Sanjay Dutt • Maneka Gandhi • Saif Ali Khan • Pooja Bedi • Navin Chawla • Papa CJ
  81. 81. And the answer is…
  82. 82. Answer All alumni of The Lawrence School, Sanawar.
  83. 83. Q28 She made her acting debut in the Tamil film Thamizhan. In 2009, she became the first Indian actress to cast a foot impression at the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum in Florence, Italy. She also became the first Indian actress to feature in a school text book when her life was described in a chapter of Roving Families, Shifting Homes, a book taught at Springdales School. Who is this beauty?
  84. 84. And the answer is…
  85. 85. Answer Priyanka Chopra BONUS QUESTION This is Priyanka’s image from the Guess campaign last year. Which iconic personality (not known for photography) did this photo-shoot?
  86. 86. Q29 Suhasini Haidar is the Foreign Affairs Editor for CNN-IBN. She has also worked with CNN International, regularly reporting from the Indian sub-continent. She comes from a family with high political and judicial leanings. Who is her more famous father?
  87. 87. And the answer is…
  88. 88. Answer Subramanian Swami
  89. 89. Q30 How do we collectively know Tanmay Bhatt, Gursimran Khamba, Ashish Shakya and Rohan Joshi?
  90. 90. And the answer is…
  91. 91. Answer All India Bakchod
  92. 92. Q31 One theory states that X means “green forest”. However, another theory states that X potentially refers to the coming of Krishna or Vishnu during the Mahabharata war. Identify X.
  93. 93. And the answer is…
  94. 94. Answer Haryana
  95. 95. Q32 The first of these were used in Assyrian times and later went into widespread use in the Middle East. This item of clothing was also worn as a high-fashion garment in Western Europe in the early to mid 1800s. Some of its variants in India include Kanikar, Dourukha, Shatoosh and Jamiavr. Identify.
  96. 96. And the answer is…
  97. 97. Answer Kashmiri Shawl
  98. 98. Q33 The central shield, supported by dragons, consists of a prayer wheel. Above is a helmet more in line with European armorial bearings, and atop that is the right turning conch, which awakens disciples and urges them to accomplish their own welfare and the welfare of others. It comprises the Tibetan words Kham-sum-ongdu, which literally means the conqueror of the three worlds. This is the seal of which region in India?
  99. 99. And the answer is…
  100. 100. Answer Sikkim
  101. 101. Q34 What connects these movies? • Balika Badhu (1975) • Shatranj Ke Khilari (1977) • Tere Mere Sapne (1996) • Lagaan (2001) • Parineeta (2005) • Swami (2007) • Jodhaa Akbar (2008) • Krrish 3 (2013) • Mahabharat (2013)
  102. 102. And the answer is…
  103. 103. Answer All movies narrated by Amitabh Bachchan.
  104. 104. Q35 The term X is derived from the Sanskrit word that means “to tie”. The art of X is a highly skilled process. The technique involves dyeing a fabric which is tied tightly with a thread at several points, thus producing a variety of patterns like Leheriya, Mothra, Ekdali and Shikari depending on the manner in which the cloth is tied. The main colours used are yellow, red, blue, green and black. The work, after the processing is over, results into a variety of symbols including dots, squares, waves and strips. This work has been exclusively carried out by the Khatri community of Kutchh. Identify X.
  105. 105. And the answer is…
  106. 106. Answer Bandhani
  107. 107. Q36 Identify something currently in the news from its logo below.
  108. 108. And the answer is…
  109. 109. Answer Mumbai Monorail
  110. 110. Q37 It is unclear where, how and who invented the principle of X for the first time, a development that ultimately led to eloquent phrases in Upanishads and those in the literature of Buddhism and Jainism. Some scholars suggest this concept may have originated in the shramana tradition, of which Buddhism and Jainism are continuations. The earliest known occurrence of X in ancient Indian literature is in Rigveda, where it occurs some 40 times and the context is ritual or sacrificial acts. In Satapatha Brahmana, the word X appears with an expanded context where sacrifice is declared as the “greatest” of works. Identify X.
  111. 111. And the answer is…
  112. 112. Answer Karma
  113. 113. Q38 Named after Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of ___________ and Strathearn (1850–1942), third son of Queen Victoria, its Georgian architecture is modelled after the Royal Crescent in Bath, England. Today, it is the fourth most expensive office destination in the world, according to global property consultant CBRE Group and the fifth high priced market in the world according 2013 Forbes list. What am I talking about?
  114. 114. And the answer is…
  115. 115. Answer Connaught Place
  116. 116. Q39 A company was founded in Bombay in 1938 by two Danish engineers that initially began as a representative of Danish manufacturers of dairy equipment. However, with the start of the Second World War in 1939 and the resulting restriction on imports, the partners started a small workshop to undertake jobs and provide service facilities. Germany’s invasion of Denmark in 1940 stopped supplies of Danish products. The war-time need to repair and refit ships offered this company an opportunity, and led to the formation of a new company that eventually went on to become the organization as we know it today. Which multinational conglomerate is this?
  117. 117. And the answer is…
  118. 118. Answer Larsen & Toubro
  119. 119. Q40 X is the world’s largest vegan and vegetarian non-profit food relief organization with projects in over 60 countries. It was initially inspired by an elderly Indian Swami, known as A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. In 1974 when watching a group of village children fighting with dogs over scraps of food, the Swami became upset and told his students: “No one within ten miles of a temple should go hungry. I want you to immediately begin serving food.” Identify X.
  120. 120. And the answer is…
  121. 121. Answer Hare Krishna Food for Life – founded by ISKCON.
  122. 122. Q41 What approach is this chart depicting?
  123. 123. And the answer is…
  124. 124. Answer Ayurveda
  125. 125. Q42 According to the design process, they are divided into categories like Jangla, Tanchoi, Vaskat, Cutwork, Tissue and Butidar. What am I talking about?
  126. 126. And the answer is…
  127. 127. Answer Banarasi Saree
  128. 128. Q43 R. D. Burman was nominated for the Best Music Director Filmfare Award 17 times, out of which he won thrice. However, in 1976, he was also nominated for the Best Male Playback Singer Fimafare Award, this being his sole nomination in this category. For which song did he receive this nomination?
  129. 129. And the answer is…
  130. 130. Answer Mehbooba Mehbooba from Sholay
  131. 131. Q44 For over a half of a century, X has represented the hopes, aspirations and troubles of the average Indian. X’s creator once said: “He’s been with me throughout my career. I didn’t find him. He found me. I would say he symbolizes the mute millions of India, or perhaps the whole world, a silent spectator of marching time.” Identify X.
  132. 132. And the answer is…
  133. 133. Answer The Common Man by R. K. Laxman
  134. 134. Q45 “Each soul is potentially divine. The goal is to manifest this Divinity within by controlling nature, external and internal. Do this either by work, or worship, or mental discipline, or philosophy – by one, or more, or all of these – and be free. This is the whole of religion. Doctrines, or dogmas, or rituals, or books, or temples, or forms, are but secondary details.” This is the summary of which school of thought or philosophy?
  135. 135. And the answer is…
  136. 136. Answer Vedanta philosophy
  137. 137. Q46 Connect the following images.
  138. 138. And the answer is…
  139. 139. Answer All sculptures designed by Anish Kapoor.
  140. 140. Q47 This company (X) started operations as Dandekar & Co. with Horse Brand Ink powders and tablets in 1931, and shortly started producing their most famous product. It was incorporated as a private company in 1946, and was converted into a public limited company in 1988. In May 2011, the Japanese organization Kokuyo S&T, acquired a 50.74 per cent stake in X. Headquartered in Mumbai, identify X.
  141. 141. And the answer is…
  142. 142. Answer Camlin, now called Kokuyo Camlin Ltd.
  143. 143. Q48 Karnataka Khadi Gramodyoga Samyukta Sangha (KKGSS) is a manufacturing federation located in the Bengeri area of the city of Hubli in Karnataka. It manufactures khadi clothes, carpets, bags, caps, soaps and processed honey. But this company enjoys monopoly as it is the sole manufacturer and supplier of something in India because of which its annual turnover is about Rs. 1.5 crore. What does it manufacture besides the products mentioned?
  144. 144. And the answer is…
  145. 145. Answer They are the sole manufacturers of the Indian National Flag.
  146. 146. Q49 The Tamil word for “deadly anger” is a word that most of us are familiar with. What word is this, which has now reached an iconic status?
  147. 147. And the answer is…
  148. 148. Answer Kolaveri
  149. 149. Q50 A proposed project by the Government of India is expected to initiate in 2014. This is a major project with Japan and Singapore financing the construction work, with contributions totalling around US $100 million. Identify this project from its logo.
  150. 150. And the answer is…
  151. 151. Answer Nalanda University Project
  152. 152. Round II – Organizations • Logos of 4 organizations • +5 for each answer • +10 bonus if all correct • No negatives
  153. 153. And the answers are…
  154. 154. Round III – Business Personalities • 4 business personalities • +5 each for identifying the person and the organization • +10 bonus if all persons are correctly identified • Another +10 bonus if all organizations are correctly identified • No negatives
  155. 155. And the answers are…
  156. 156. Ajay Singh Banga – MasterCard
  157. 157. Shantanu Narayen – Adobe Systems
  158. 158. Deepinder Goyal – Zomato
  159. 159. Anant Gupta – HCL Technologies
  160. 160. Round IV – Connect the Dots • 7 questions, each carrying 10 marks • No negative marking for each individual answer • The answers to these 7 questions lead to a common answer/theme/connection • Scoring for the connection mentioned on each slide
  161. 161. +40/-30 Hong Kong: Causeway Bay, Hong Kong City USA: Fifth Avenue, New York France: Avenue des Champs Elysées, Paris India: X Identify X and give the funda.
  162. 162. +35/-25 His name comprises two parts. The first part implies that he was not gestated in a womb, but outside the human body in a vessel or a basket. The second part is the Sanskrit word for a teacher. Identify this person.
  163. 163. +30/-20 X-Y is named after an ancient water reservoir by the same name. In Urdu, X means “water tank” (or lake) and Y means “royal”, giving it the meaning – “The Royal Tank”. The large water tank or reservoir was first built by Allauddin Khilji to supply water to the inhabitants of Siri Fort. Identify.
  164. 164. +25/-15 Michael Jackson was scheduled to perform 2 concerts at this place in December 1993 as a part of his Dangerous World Tour. This would have been the first time Jackson would have performed in India. MTV India and other T.V. channels played Jackson’s music videos months before the concert which created mass hysteria and anticipation in the public for the concerts and Jackson’s visit to India. Unfortunately the concerts at this place were cancelled due to Jackson’s health problems. The headquarters of the Indian Olympic Association are also at this place. Identify.
  165. 165. +20/-10 Six new institutes were established recently and most of these became functional in 2012-13. These were at Patna, Raipur, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Jodhpur and Rishikesh. However, only the original (first) is more famously recognized. It was inaugurated in 1956, and was built with a grant from the Government of New Zealand under the Colombo Plan. What am I talking about?
  166. 166. +15/-5 Bollywood actor and director Dev Anand wanted to shoot the song Dil Ka Bhanwar Kare Pukar from his movie Tere Ghar Ke Samne inside X. However, the cameras in that era were too big to fit inside X’s narrow passage, and the song was shot inside a replica of X instead. The site also served as the pit-stop of the second leg of the second season of The Amazing Race Australia. One engraving on X reads: “Shri Vishwakarma prasade rachita” (Conceived with the grace of Vishwakarma). Identify X.
  167. 167. +10 The history of X dates back to the foundation of the capital city of Shahjahanabad when the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan established the Red Fort on the banks of the Yamuna beside his newly founded capital. Built in the 17th century by Shah Jahan, and designed by his daughter Jahan Ara, X was once divided by canals (now closed) to reflect moonlight. In the time of Shah Jahan, X was famous for its silver merchants. What is X?
  168. 168. And the answers are…
  169. 169. The Connect Answer All names of New Delhi Metro stations.
  170. 170. +40/-30 Hong Kong: Causeway Bay, Hong Kong City USA: Fifth Avenue, New York France: Avenue des Champs Elysées, Paris India: X Identify X and give the funda.
  171. 171. Answer Khan Market – most expensive shopping streets in the respective countries.
  172. 172. +35/-25 His name comprises two parts. The first part implies that he was not gestated in a womb, but outside the human body in a vessel or a basket. The second part is the Sanskrit word for a teacher. Identify this person.
  173. 173. Answer Guru Dronacharaya
  174. 174. +30/-20 X-Y is named after an ancient water reservoir by the same name. In Urdu, X means “water tank” (or lake) and Y means “royal”, giving it the meaning – “The Royal Tank”. The large water tank or reservoir was first built by Allauddin Khilji to supply water to the inhabitants of Siri Fort. Identify.
  175. 175. Answer Hauz-Khas
  176. 176. +25/-15 Michael Jackson was scheduled to perform 2 concerts at this place in December 1993 as a part of his Dangerous World Tour. This would have been the first time Jackson would have performed in India. MTV India and other T.V. channels played Jackson’s music videos months before the concert which created mass hysteria and anticipation in the public for the concerts and Jackson’s visit to India. Unfortunately the concerts at this place were cancelled due to Jackson’s health problems. The headquarters of the Indian Olympic Association are also at this place. Identify.
  177. 177. Answer Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
  178. 178. +20/-10 Six new institutes were established recently and most of these became functional in 2012-13. These were at Patna, Raipur, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Jodhpur and Rishikesh. However, only the original (first) is more famously recognized. It was inaugurated in 1956, and was built with a grant from the Government of New Zealand under the Colombo Plan. What am I talking about?
  179. 179. Answer AIIMS
  180. 180. +15/-5 Bollywood actor and director Dev Anand wanted to shoot the song Dil Ka Bhanwar Kare Pukar from his movie Tere Ghar Ke Samne inside X. However, the cameras in that era were too big to fit inside X’s narrow passage, and the song was shot inside a replica of X instead. The site also served as the pit-stop of the second leg of the second season of The Amazing Race Australia. One engraving on X reads: “Shri Vishwakarma prasade rachita” (Conceived with the grace of Vishwakarma). Identify X.
  181. 181. Answer Qutub Minar
  182. 182. +10 The history of X dates back to the foundation of the capital city of Shahjahanabad when the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan established the Red Fort on the banks of the Yamuna beside his newly founded capital. Built in the 17th century by Shah Jahan, and designed by his daughter Jahan Ara, X was once divided by canals (now closed) to reflect moonlight. In the time of Shah Jahan, X was famous for its silver merchants. What is X?
  183. 183. Answer Chandani Chowk
  184. 184. Thank You – Bharat Mata Ki Jai! Quiz compiled by Karun Sethi.

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