The India Quiz (Prelims) - NSIT Quiz Fest 2014

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The India Quiz (Prelims) at the NSIT Quiz Fest 2014, conducted by the NSIT Quiz Club from 21st-23rd Feb.

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The India Quiz (Prelims) - NSIT Quiz Fest 2014

  1. 1. PRELIMSANSWERS
  2. 2. Names for? Jeri-Nepali Zulabia-Persian Kundalika/jal-vallika-Sanskrit Other places: Comoros Islands, Zanzibar, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq, Libya etc (Inexhaustive)
  3. 3.  Jalebi
  4. 4.  Bigger image on next slide
  5. 5.  The Polyester Prince
  6. 6.  X was born in NewYork City to immigrant non-observant Jewish parents, and raised in Great Neck NY, where her father, Lester L ______ (1909–1971), ran a publishing business. While in high school, X studied dance under George Balanchine and Martha Graham. X graduated summa cum laude in Sanskrit and Indian Studies from Radcliffe College in 1962, and received an M.A. from Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in June 1963. She then studied in India in 1963–1964 with a 12-month Junior Fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies. She received a PhD from Harvard University in June 1968, with a dissertation on 'Asceticism and Sexuality in the Mythology of Siva,' supervised by Daniel H. H. Ingalls, Sr.. She obtained a D. Phil. in Oriental Studies from Oxford University, in February 1973, with a dissertation on ‘The Origins of Heresy in Hindu Mythology,’ supervised by R.C.Zaehner. According to the HindustanTimes,Y was a No. 1 bestseller in its non-fiction category in the week of October 15, 2009.Two scholarly reviews in the Social Scientist and the Journal of the American Oriental Society, though praising X for textual scholarship, both criticized X’s poor historiography and lack of focus.
  7. 7.  Wendy Doniger
  8. 8.  X is an Indian actress and choreographer, who started her career as a dancer with Uday Shankar in 1935. Her first feature film was 'Neecha Nagar', directed by Chetan Anand in 1946. Her films include 'Bhaji onThe Beach', 'The Mystic Masseur', 'Bend It Like Beckham', 'Dil Se', 'Cheeni Kum' and 'Saawariya'. She was awarded the Padma Shri in 1998, Kalidas Samman in 2001, and Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship for Lifetime Achievement in 2004.
  9. 9.  Zohra Sehgal
  10. 10.  One of the most iconic instances of the media standing up against the government was observed when the Bombay edition ofTheTimes of India in its obituary column carried an entry that read "D.E.M O'Cracy beloved husband ofT.Ruth, father of L.I.Bertie, brother of Faith, Hope and Justica expired on 26 June". What was the occasion?
  11. 11.  Emergency, 1975
  12. 12.  X was born and raised in Delhi, where he attended St. Columba's School, New Delhi. He then did his BA (Hons) and MA in History from St. Stephen'sCollege, Delhi, University of Delhi . Later he completed his education at London where he did M.Sc. in Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries from London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.  He joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1973 and worked in Madhya Pradesh and with the Government of India. He was the 13thVice-Chancellor of the Jamia Millia Islamia, a central university in Delhi. But, most of us know him due to his current designation, owing to which he has been in the news regularly over the last few months. Who is X?
  13. 13.  Najeeb Jung
  14. 14. X was a popular comedy sitcom written by comedy writer Sharad Joshi aired for the first time in1984. It was one of the first sitcoms and one of the biggest hit shows on Indian television after the state owned television, Doordarshan, started sponsoring its programs. The title song was sung by Kishore Kumar and the show had such actors as Shafi Inamdar, Swaroop Sampat, Rakesh Bedi,TikuTalsania, Satish Shah, Farida Jalal. A trademark of the show were the characters played by Satish Shah. In each episode, Shah played a different character who played a key role in the plot. Some of the quotes from the show were: "Ah ha ha....What a relief!!" (the character had a constant desire to use the bathroom). "Yeh kya ho rahaa hai!!??" "Thirty years ka experience hai!" "Bachchon ki duniya hai Baba..." "Kaat dalu, boss? Name the sitcom?
  15. 15.  Ved Pal was a music composer with some forgettable titles like Oh Bewafa, Gunehgar in his kitty.  However, he is most remembered for a non-film composition.This composition is iconic in its own way and has remained in currency over many years since it was first launched.  What are we talking about?
  16. 16.  The Nirma song.  Washing powder Nirma.
  17. 17.  The about page of the business's website says:  "Just like an over-the-top, flashy ________ instantly uplifts the entertainment quotient of a Bollywood movie, the Mumbai-based fashion & lifestyle brand, X also spices up, glamorises and boosts the style quotient of your wardrobe, house or workspace.The range of X's statement products is ideal for anyone who wants to break away from ‘same-old-pretty-cutesy-safe’ stuff and step into a vibrant world of fearless colours, intriguing patterns and unabashed ‘desi-pann’."
  18. 18.  Item Number
  19. 19.  X is a string instrument used in the Hindustani Classical music.The word X could be a combination of two Sanskrit words meaning summary and form, hence meaning the instrument that can summarize every style of music or playing. It is said to most resemble the sound of the human voice – able to imitate vocal ornaments such as gamaks (shakes) and meends (sliding movements). However some musicians claim differently about the etymology. X widely implies “a _____ colours” indicating its adaptability to a wide range of musical styles, its flexible tunability, and its ability to produce a large palette of tonal colour and emotional nuance.
  20. 20.  Sarangi
  21. 21.  Publicized inTheTimes of India as the first graduate society-lady from Maharashtra, she made a major mark as an actress on the silver screen by going on to be the leading lady in BombayTalkies which saw her overtake and outshine Devika Rani. In 1941, she created history of sorts by becoming the first Indian film star to endorse a popular soap brand, a concession then only granted to top Hollywood heroines. ID the actress and the soap brand. (Image on the next slide)
  22. 22.  LeelaChitnis. First ever Indian film star to endorse Lux soap brand. 
  23. 23.  When Hanuman took a dip in the waters of sea, after burning whole of Lanka with the fire burning on his tail, a drop of his perspiration fell in to mouth of a mighty fish. Out of this the X was born.  According to another, slightly different version, when Hanuman took a dip in sea, for cooling himself after burning Lanka; a drop of his seed got discharged, due to extreme heat generated in his body and labor by him, which fell in to mouth of a giant fish-cum-reptile like creature, whose name was X, thus making it pregnant.  The fish was caught by people of Ahiravana, who ruled Patala, the nether-world.The X, was discovered, when stomach of fish was cut open and named after it. Ahiravana, seeing his strength & virility gave him job of guarding, the gates of his Kingdom. The Jethwa clan of Kshatriyas claim their descent from X. As per folk tales of their clan, X had a son named Mod-dhwaja and he had a son named Jethi-dhwaja. Jethwas claim descant from Jethi- dhwaja and worship Hanuman as their Iṣṭa-devatā.The Jethwa dynasty of Gujarat, who once ruled major part of Kathiawar and later the princely state of Porbandar, therefore, had the image of Hanuman on their Royal flag. X?
  24. 24.  Makardhwaja
  25. 25.  The standard adult X is 115 cm in height and 200 cm in length, when open. Children's X are available in approximately 2/3 of this size.They are normally woven from cotton and come in a variety of designs and colors.  Depending on local tradition, X can be worn by men and/or women.They are tied or fastened in various ways, and can be used in different cultural activities, ranging from normal daily life to elaborate wedding ceremonies.Very popular in India, X also has regional variations in countries like Bangladesh, Somalia, Indonesia and Myanmar.  What is X?
  26. 26.  Lungi
  27. 27.  If X made the _______ ____ comment on politics,Y picked a _______ ____ to take on the evil. “All my characters are taken from middle class. I didn’t base him on any one particular person.You could find a Z roaming in Chandni Chowk or Dariba Kalan area. He is not muscular like Superman or flying over rooftops like Spiderman. Even his dog is a street mongrel.”  •ID X,Y and Z.
  28. 28.  X- R.K. Laxman  Y-Pran Kumar Sharma  Z-ChachaChaudhary
  29. 29.  In 1866, X was made into a district withY as its headquarters. X holds an important significance in Indian Independence Movement. Z, a well known author was born inY. However, when he was one year old, Z left for England with his mother and sister. Until recently, this connection was not known widely but in 2003, a number of journalists arrived to celebrate Z’s 100th birthday. ID X,Y and Z.
  30. 30.  X- Champaran  Y- Motihari  Z- George Orwell / Eric Arthur Blair
  31. 31.  X was originally owned by the India Book House, and acquired by ____ Media in 2007.The wholesome combination of educational and entertainment that defines X has many celebrity fans in India, including the former Prime Minister of India,Atal BihariVajpayee. Famous regular characters currently on X  Butter Fingers  Janoo andWoolyWoo  Kalia the Crow  Pyarelal  Mopes and Purr  SuperWeirdos
  32. 32.  Tinkle
  33. 33.  X’s name literally translates to “one who has ears like a pot” was one of the more complex characters in the great epicY. While most characters are clearly differentiated as virtuous or evil, X was in the grey.  X, by divine intervention, misspoke while asking for a boon and this caused his predicament, the one for which he is famous.
  34. 34.  Kumbhakarna
  35. 35.  X is a 2010 action drama and the first Indian movie to premier onYouTube on the same day as its domestic release. Deemed as a box-office failure this movie garnered critical-acclaim.The film features the carrom-hustling scene in Mumbai, which the protagonist, Surya, uses to get back at the source of all his misfortunes, Jalal.
  36. 36.  Striker
  37. 37.  X is a play directed by Feroz Abbas Khan. Its original cast includes Shabana Azmi and Farooq Sheikh. It is an Indian context adaptation of A. R. Gurney's American play, Love Letters (1988), and the Hindi/Urdu version was created in 1992 by playwright Javed Siddiqui.After its première at PrithviTheatre, Mumbai in February 1992, it has been staged at venues across India, Europe, US and Pakistan.The central character of _______ is reportedly based on bohemian Indian painterY.In her 2009 interview, lead actor Shabana Azmi said, " _______ is the character I've enjoyed playing the most in my entire career". After the success of X, a sequel also written by Javed Siddiqqi, had its premiered at PrithviTheatre, Juhu, on September 28, 2004. It was directed by Salim Arif and lead roles performed by Sonali Bendre and Farooque Shaikh. 
  38. 38.  X:Tumhari Amrita  Y: Amrita Shergill
  39. 39.  In 2005, restoration and renovation works on the X were undertaken, after a long gap of 50 years, to give a face lift to the monument at an estimated cost of Rs 45679 lakhs.  Built of red and pink sandstone, the palace is situated on the main thoroughfare in the heart of Jaipur’s business centre. It forms part of the City Palace, and extends to the Zenana or women's chambers, the chambers of the harem. It is particularly striking when viewed early in the morning, lit with the golden light of sunrise.  In the renovation process Belgian colored glass was installed to beautify the monument and ended up taking the essence of the monument.  X, please.
  40. 40.  Hawa Mahal
  41. 41.  X(Strobilanthes kunthiana) is a shrub that used to grow abundantly in the shola grasslands of theWestern Ghats in South India above 1800 metres.The Nilgiri Hills, which literally means the blue mountains, got their name from the purplish blue flowers of X that blossoms gregariously only once in 12 years.The Paliyan tribal people apparently used it to calculate their age.  This plant belongs to the genus Strobilanthes which was first scientifically described by Christian Gottfried Daniel Nees von Esenbeck in the 19th century. The genus has around 250 species, of which at least 46 are found in India. Most of these species show an unusual flowering behaviour, varying from annual to 16-year blooming cycles; on the national scale there is often confusion about which plant is flowering.  X, please.
  42. 42.  Neelakurinji
  43. 43.  Most often, the make-up of this can be classified into five basic sets namely Pachcha, Kathi, Kari,Thaadi, and Minukku.The differences between these sets lie in the _______________________________.  Pachcha are said to have a mixture of "Satvik" (pious) and "Rajasik" nature.  Katthi are said to have Rajasik nature andTamasic .  Kari- demonic females.  Thaadi –Tamasic, wild men, semi human divinites.  Minukku-pious females ,sages.  So what is this??
  44. 44.  Different colours of mask in kathakali that represents attribute of characters wearing them.  Eg.pachcha (i.e green)would be put by characters playingloard Ram.
  45. 45.  Delhi
  46. 46.  Born in 1929 in Gujranwala (now in Pakistan), X came to Bombay along with her mother, maternal uncles and grandparents, and while little is known of her father, it is a fact that she was initiated into filmdom at the age of eight in the film “Usne Kya Socha”. Soon after, she not only made her debut as a leading lady in Nanubhai Vakil’s “Taj Mahal” but also got inducted into playback singing when she was barely 13 and required a stool to reach the mike to record her first song for “Sharda”!  X’s versatility made Naushad prefer her over Lata since the senior Mangeshkar aped Noorjahan’s nasal style for a long time. Id X.  Picture on the next slide.
  47. 47.  Suraiya

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