Producer Ekta Kapoor is now making a biopic titled 'The Dirty Picture', inspired by the life of X. X was a soft porn icon and was regarded as one of the greatest sex symbols of Southern India. Ajay Devgn will play the lead male role and Y will play the role of X in the movie. X and Y? Dinesh Natarajan
This film is based on a folk tale called "Sasirekha Parinayam" popular in Andhra Pradesh, based on the Mahabharata but not present in it. This movie’s songs are legendary in Telugu cinema. The titles of almost all the songs have been reused as movie names in later years. Which movie am I talking about? Dinesh Natarajan
The first time it happened was around the 14th century when A performed H along with others. There are many stories which prevail leading to the circumstances of H but one of them goes as: Owing to A’s beauty, D asks A’s husband B to let him meet A calling himself her brother. B agrees but only allows a glimpse of A through a mirror. Following this D cunningly takes B into a hostage when the latter was seeing D off. But A through her plans saves her husband B’s life. Anguished by this D launches an attack on C, B’s kingdom. Foreseeing their men’s defeat in the war A decides to perform H. The second time H happened was in 1535 when E of Gujarat attacked C. C was then under F who took regency under the name of her son. F who knew that her kingdom needed much help to fight E sent a Rakhi to G asking for his help. G promised for help and prepared his army. But G’s army could not reach on time when E attacked and F’s warriors died fighting bravely. F performs H. The third time it happened was when Phool Kunwar, the queen of Patta did H. What is being described here? Identify A-G. Mukund Marodia
Mukund Marodia Lucky people, but still unlucky. Who is the famous 5th person in this exhaustive list?
Designed by Atul Pande, whose logo consists of the Sun and a fingerprint? This also has a theme song, whose lyrics begin as: "Bhor hui jeevan mein. Shuru nai udaan. Mili hume pehchaan. Khule naye ab dwaar." Anonymous via J. Ramanand
0 will be for special trains, 3 for Kolkata locals, 4 for Secunderabad, 9 for Mumbai suburban locals, and 1 is for all mail and express trains. What is all this about? Anonymous via J. Ramanand
The new district created around Amethi has been renamed after Chattrapati Shahuji. Similarly, the Kanpur Dehat district has been renamed, this time after the wife of a social reformer. What is the new name? Anonymous via- J. Ramanand
The Tehreek-e-Sangbaaz is a political group that has become active in recent times. How are members of this outfit more commonly known as? Anonymous via J. Ramanand
This place in UP is famed for its hand-made carpets and recently received geographical indicator status for the same. It even houses the Indian Institute of Carpet Technology. Which place? Anonymous via J. Ramanand
Chanderi is a town in Madhya Pradesh, whose weaving tradition is very famous. The weaving community became associated with a recent event, by supplying something that was used in large numbers during the event, usually in groups of three. The design was by Mohammad Furqan, using a software application meant for creating weaving patterns. What event and what was supplied? Anonymous via J. Ramanand
This is the "Menara Kuala Lumpur" or the "KL Tower". One of the twenty-most tallest buildings in the world, it is a telecom tower whose antenna significantly contributes to its height.A smaller replica of this tower functions as a TV tower in Delhi, and is named after the Pitampura area. How did this feature in the news a couple of months back? Anonymous via J. Ramanand
Total Wipeout is a British game show aired on the BBC in Britain that seems almost identical in spirit and form to Takeshi's Castle . Challengers compete in a set of setpieces based in mud or water and involving overcoming obstacles. Co-hosted by Richard Hammond of Top Gear fame, who will be hosting the Indian version of this show (called "Zor Ka Jhatka")? Anonymous via J. Ramanand
According to the Google Zeitgeist results for 2010 (showing the most searched terms on Google's search engine), "micromax mobile", "youtube videos" and "fifa" were the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th most 'fastest rising' terms in India. The top result is a perennial favourite indicating users looking for a very oft-used resource. Its search volume pattern is shown in this chart. Which term? Anonymous via J. Ramanand
This is an image from the recently concluded "TAPI“ summit (or "sammit" (sic)), in which four Asian countries signed a deal that allows a gas pipeline to be built spanning these four countries. This will bring gas from the Caspian Sea right up to India. Also known as the "Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline", the project is also named after an acronym. What does this stand for? Anonymous via J. Ramanand
This author will be making his feature film debut as an actor in the upcoming film "7 Khoon Maaf" directed by Vishal Bhardwaj. Who? Anonymous via J. Ramanand
Dr. Jonathan Mann was the first director of the World Health Organization's Special Program on AIDS in the late 80s. He parted ways with the WHO after disagreements over the UN's approach to the problem, and later moved to Harvard to carry out his work in combating AIDS and increasing awareness on the subject. His wife and he died in an air crash in 1998. The next year, a annual award was instituted in his name, and given to a leading practitioner in health and human rights.Who received this award in 2008? Anonymous via J. Ramanand
The Association behind this annual meeting was formed by two British chemists, J. L. Simonsen and P.S. MacMahon. The meeting has happened every year since 1914 (uninterrupted), and is usually held between 3-7 January of the year. This year's venue is Chennai.What? Anonymous via J. Ramanand
INS Kadamba is India's third operational naval base and is situated in Karwar in Karnataka. Commissioned in 2005, it was opened last year. This is the only base to be fully controlled by the Indian Navy, which frees the navy from worrying about civilian shipping traffic. Where are the other two such bases located? Anonymous via J. Ramanand
If Jaipur is the pink city which is the blue city? Shashank Malik
Sukumar sen was the first person to hold which public post in India? Shashank Malik
Shashank Malik His name, little known, is Prem Behari Narain Raizada (Saxena), son of Brij Behari Narain Raizada hailing from rampur. He wrote a well-known 'thing' in his own hand, using a flowing italic style in the best calligraphic traditions of our country. What did he write?
Shashank Malik Trading house started in 1894 as a collaboration between Tata Sons and Volkart brothers ?
Shashank Malik There are two of these in the world . one is in Tokyo the other obviously in India what and where?
Shashank Malik In which Asterix adventure was Cacofonix, the bard called to India to bring rain?
Shashank Malik Establishments founded by Pandit Gayaprasad Shivcharan (1872), Kanhaiyalal Durgaprasad Dikshit (1875) and Pandit Babu Ram Devi Dayal (1888) still survive of the original nine establishments that gave this location its name. These three outfits continue to draw tourists. Which location?
Shashank Malik Which kind of sari takes their name from the town in Madhya Pradesh that was once the capital of the Holkar dynasty ?
Only temple where Shiva is worshipped in the Natraja form showing all the 108 poses or Mudra as mentioned in natya shashtra by bharat muni? Shashank Malik
Shashank Malik Karnataka Khadi Gramodyoga Samyuktha Sangha in Hubli is the only organization authorised to do what?
Which well-known fictional hero hails from the village of Talsonapur? Shashank Malik
Shashank Malik Palmiers are a traditional French puff pastry made from rich, buttery dough. Their name, derived from the French word for the palm tree, refers to a supposed resemblance to palm fronds. They are also called Elephant-Ears on account of their shape. Under what trade name have they been marketed in India?
Shashank Malik Her diplomat father went missing during World War II. She traveled to India with her mother Marlene Richardson and eventually made her breakthrough with a number titled 'Mr. John ya Baba Khan, Lala Roshandaan' in the film Baarish . Identify.
Shashank Malik Which superstar, born in Amritsar on 29 Dec 1942, was selected for cinema through the United Producers Talent Contest and made his debut in Chetan Anand's Aakhri Khat ?
In Kashmir it is known as `BOUIN' a broken down word of Sanskrit `Bhawani', the Goddess who has been worshipped in Kashmir since inception (time imemorial). An integral part of kashmiri culture this has been placed under government protection . what are we talking about ? Shashank Malik
Shashank Malik 11th-century Hoysala king Veeraballa while on a hunting expedition, lost his way in the forest. Tired and hungry, he came across a poor old woman who served him boiled beans. The grateful king named the place something literally meaning the town of boiled bean which has eventually led to its current name. Identify
Which Indian PM dropped his surname 'Shrivastava' because it indicated his caste? Himanshu Agarwal
Which place in Mumbai gets its name from a black stone statue of King Edward VII (as the then Prince of Wales) which is now located in Jiamata Udyan? Himanshu Agarwal
The earlier name of the town of Nanded shares its name with a place in West Bengal. Which place? Himanshu Agarwal
Complete the famous Janata Party slogan of the Emergency time: Nasbandi ke teen dalal - _______, __________, __________ Himanshu Agarwal
“ I placed a coffee cup in front of John and asked him to grab it. Just as he said he was reaching out, I yanked the cup away. "Ow!" he yelled. "Don't do that!" "What's the matter?" "Don't do that", he repeated. "I had just got my fingers around the cup handle when you pulled it. That really hurts!" Hold on a minute. I wrench a real cup from phantom fingers and the person yells, ouch! The fingers were illusory, but the pain was real - indeed, so intense that I dared not repeat the experiment” Identify the observer of this experiment and what observation in neuroscience came about as a result
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Clue: He shot the video What or Who is dubbed as number eight on this exhaustive list?
It is said that when the team was returning to the club with the Shield, a Brahmin pointed to the Union Jack atop the Fort William & asked - " When will that come down ? " Somebody replied that " It will come down when _________ _________ will win the shield again." It is probably coincidental that _______ ________ won it again in 1947, the year of Indian Independence Fill in the blank and identify the context
What is this list? Varan Kaand Grahan Kaand Haran Kaand Sharan Kaand Dahan Kaand Rann Kaannd Samar Kaaand Iti Kaand
FITB Nepal- Maghi Thailand- Songkran Laos- Pi Mi Lao Myanmar- Thingyan Cambodia- Moha Sangkran India- _____________
X is an initiative by Y which uses IT to create a market in favor of Indian farmers . It helps in creating more transparency for farmers and alleviates rural isolation. It is estimated that this service will soon reach about One Crore farmers and 1 lac villages . The name X is derived from the combination of something commonly used in IT and a place very common in almost all villages.Y on the other hand is a massive Indian company with a turnover in excess of $ 4.5 billion which has a history of corporate philanthropy. identify X and Y
Identify the magazine associated with a Bengali literary movement characterized by expression of closeness to nature and sometimes tenets of Gandhianism and Prudhonianism
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In 1985, X met Maharishi Mahesh Yogi who gave him an invitation to study Ayurveda. In that same year, X became the founding president of the American Association of Ayurvedic Medicine, and was later named medical director of the Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center for Stress Management and Behavioral Medicine. He was initially the sole stockholder of Maharishi Ayurveda Products International, but divested after three months. He has been called the Transcendental Meditation (TM) movement's "poster boy" and "its leading Ayurvedic physician". In 1989, the Maharishi gave him with the title "Dhanvantari (Lord of Immortality), the keeper of perfect health for the world“ Solve for X
The band took their name from a novel of the same name. Who was author?
The story goes that a race of shepherd people colonized the banks of the river Ai in a land called Mnar, founding the cities of Thraa, Ilarnek, and Kadatheron, which rose to great intellectual and mercantile prowess. Craving for more land, a group of these hardy people migrated to the shores of a lonely and vast lake at the heart of Mnar, founding the metropolis of X. Solve for X
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