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j. ramanand       Mood Indica            19.12.2012        prelims + answers     ramanand@gmail.comhttp://infinitezounds.b...
A plaque at a famous landmark in this city has an inscriptionsaying “Urbs Prima in Indus”(the landmark was founded 100 yea...
MumbaiThis plaque is at the Gateway of India, whose foundingstone was laid in March 1911 to commemorate thearrival of Geor...
This is the logo of the Indian Federationfor which sport?              mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
Carrommood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
Which famous Hindi story begins thus:Translated as:   “It was the time of Wajid Ali Shah. Lucknow was      immersed in sel...
Shatranj ke Khiladi                      mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
The writer Dilip Chitrepublished a translation ofthis saints poems fromMarathi into English.Which saint?                  ...
Tukaram          mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
He died in Bristol, England in1833 while on a visit to thatcountry.This statue, sculpted byCalcutta-based sculptorNiranjan...
Raja Ram Mohan Roy     mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
A poster for which corporate entity?             mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
5th November 2011 was declared a state holiday inOrissa by the state government to celebratePresidential assent to two sig...
Orissa → OdishaOrOriya → Odia     mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
The Mullaiperiyar dam is located in Kerala,but has been leased to Tamil Nadu after a1886 treaty between the then Travancor...
999 years.             mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
Soundtrack for which film?mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
Quick Gun Muruganmood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
Part of Harper Collins FilmSeries books, which film isthis book about?                          mood indica | j. ramanand ...
mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
A very old ad for whichcompany?                          mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
Who are the only father-son pair to have each (i.e.independently) won the Dadasaheb Phalke award?                  mood in...
Prithviraj and Raj Kapoor            mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
This is the flag of which Indianpolitical party, which was formed in2001 and has two MPs in the currentLok Sabha?         ...
Telangana Rashtra Samiti. Itshows the map of the statedemanded by them.         mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
Sharing its name with a 2011 Hindi film, this districtcourt in Delhi is located in the former residence of aMaharaja of a ...
The place is “Patiala House”, whereamong others, the 2G case is beingheard.           mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
Singer Himanshu Joshi and percussionistTuheen Chakraborty are the two mostrecent (though not fully permanent)members of wh...
The band “Indian Ocean”        mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
An image from theNational HighwaysAuthority of India.What is this a map of?                         mood indica | j. raman...
Golden Quadrilateral Project              mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
A person undergoing the navjote ceremonywill, for the first time ever, wear the sudreh(an undershirt) and the kushti (a gi...
Parsi/Zoroastrians/Iranis                 mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
In the 18th century, this group of islands wascalled “Frederiksøerne” by its administrators.In 2011, this place made a cli...
Nicobar Islands, the 5-crorewinning question on KBC-5 forSushil Kumar.        mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
During the Rashtrakuta empire that ruledfrom Manyakheta in the 8th to 10th centuries,agriculture, textile and mining werei...
Bellary      mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
A famous Raja Ravi                                   Varma painting.                                   Which mythological ...
Nala-Damayanti. This is called “Hamsa Damayanti”.                   mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
This is a long-running popular show onVividh Bharati, which features stories inradio play form. It shares its name with aJ...
Hawa Mahal  mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
These seeds are from the “finger millet”, apopular cereal used in cooking in many parts ofIndia.Known by several names, on...
Ragi.(The cereal also known as “naachni” or “kezhvarugu” or“maddua”)                    mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
This former Indian Chief Ministers family hadthe following custom:Soon after a woman gave birth to a child, theywere asked...
Rabri Devi    mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
There are several Birla Mandirs in thecountry, each with a presiding deity. Atwhich of these temples, in Rajasthan,is the ...
The one at BITS Pilani     mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
AMUL sponsorships      mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
People of this North Eastern state speak 20+different local languages, so a mixture hasemerged as a link language. The nam...
Nagamesemood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
In an interview to the Indian Express inNovember 2011, he said:“After Operation Blue Star in Punjab, the finalexaminations...
“Sadda Haq”The interviewee wasIrshad Kamil         mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
XXIX                                            XXVIIXXVIII                                            XXVI         mood i...
Indian Flag-bearers at the Olympics(at the opening ceremony, to be precise)               mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
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  1. 1. j. ramanand Mood Indica 19.12.2012 prelims + answers ramanand@gmail.comhttp://infinitezounds.blogspot.com mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  2. 2. A plaque at a famous landmark in this city has an inscriptionsaying “Urbs Prima in Indus”(the landmark was founded 100 years ago)Which city? mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  3. 3. MumbaiThis plaque is at the Gateway of India, whose foundingstone was laid in March 1911 to commemorate thearrival of George V that year mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  4. 4. This is the logo of the Indian Federationfor which sport? mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  5. 5. Carrommood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  6. 6. Which famous Hindi story begins thus:Translated as: “It was the time of Wajid Ali Shah. Lucknow was immersed in self-indulgence.” mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  7. 7. Shatranj ke Khiladi mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  8. 8. The writer Dilip Chitrepublished a translation ofthis saints poems fromMarathi into English.Which saint? mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  9. 9. Tukaram mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  10. 10. He died in Bristol, England in1833 while on a visit to thatcountry.This statue, sculpted byCalcutta-based sculptorNiranjan Pradhan, was erectedin Bristol in 1997.Whose statue? mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  11. 11. Raja Ram Mohan Roy mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  12. 12. A poster for which corporate entity? mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  13. 13. mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  14. 14. 5th November 2011 was declared a state holiday inOrissa by the state government to celebratePresidential assent to two significant changes.Name any one of them mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  15. 15. Orissa → OdishaOrOriya → Odia mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  16. 16. The Mullaiperiyar dam is located in Kerala,but has been leased to Tamil Nadu after a1886 treaty between the then TravancoreState and the Madras Presidency.For how many years is this lease? mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  17. 17. 999 years. mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  18. 18. Soundtrack for which film?mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  19. 19. Quick Gun Muruganmood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  20. 20. Part of Harper Collins FilmSeries books, which film isthis book about? mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  21. 21. mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  22. 22. A very old ad for whichcompany? mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  23. 23. mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  24. 24. Who are the only father-son pair to have each (i.e.independently) won the Dadasaheb Phalke award? mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  25. 25. Prithviraj and Raj Kapoor mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  26. 26. This is the flag of which Indianpolitical party, which was formed in2001 and has two MPs in the currentLok Sabha? mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  27. 27. Telangana Rashtra Samiti. Itshows the map of the statedemanded by them. mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  28. 28. Sharing its name with a 2011 Hindi film, this districtcourt in Delhi is located in the former residence of aMaharaja of a former Indian princely state.What is this place called? mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  29. 29. The place is “Patiala House”, whereamong others, the 2G case is beingheard. mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  30. 30. Singer Himanshu Joshi and percussionistTuheen Chakraborty are the two mostrecent (though not fully permanent)members of which Indian group? mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  31. 31. The band “Indian Ocean” mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  32. 32. An image from theNational HighwaysAuthority of India.What is this a map of? mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  33. 33. Golden Quadrilateral Project mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  34. 34. A person undergoing the navjote ceremonywill, for the first time ever, wear the sudreh(an undershirt) and the kushti (a girdle of72 threads).Which community would this personbelong to? mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  35. 35. Parsi/Zoroastrians/Iranis mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  36. 36. In the 18th century, this group of islands wascalled “Frederiksøerne” by its administrators.In 2011, this place made a climactic appearanceon a TV programme.Which place? mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  37. 37. Nicobar Islands, the 5-crorewinning question on KBC-5 forSushil Kumar. mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  38. 38. During the Rashtrakuta empire that ruledfrom Manyakheta in the 8th to 10th centuries,agriculture, textile and mining wereimportant sources of industry and income.During those times, diamonds were mined inCudappah, Golconda, Kurnool and whichother place? mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  39. 39. Bellary mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  40. 40. A famous Raja Ravi Varma painting. Which mythological story, also featured in the Mahabharata, is this a scene from?mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  41. 41. Nala-Damayanti. This is called “Hamsa Damayanti”. mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  42. 42. This is a long-running popular show onVividh Bharati, which features stories inradio play form. It shares its name with aJaipur landmark.What show? mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  43. 43. Hawa Mahal mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  44. 44. These seeds are from the “finger millet”, apopular cereal used in cooking in many parts ofIndia.Known by several names, one of its names comesfrom the Sanskrit for “red” (from its red colour).What name? mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  45. 45. Ragi.(The cereal also known as “naachni” or “kezhvarugu” or“maddua”) mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  46. 46. This former Indian Chief Ministers family hadthe following custom:Soon after a woman gave birth to a child, theywere asked what they would like to eat. Thenewborn was then named after that foodstuff.Over the years, the Chief Ministers motherhad chosen the likes of paan and rasgulla.Name this former CM. mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  47. 47. Rabri Devi mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  48. 48. There are several Birla Mandirs in thecountry, each with a presiding deity. Atwhich of these temples, in Rajasthan,is the deity the goddess Saraswati? mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  49. 49. The one at BITS Pilani mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  50. 50. mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  51. 51. AMUL sponsorships mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  52. 52. People of this North Eastern state speak 20+different local languages, so a mixture hasemerged as a link language. The name is aportmanteau word made of the main ethnicgroup in the state and a language of aneighbouring state.What is this name? mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  53. 53. Nagamesemood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  54. 54. In an interview to the Indian Express inNovember 2011, he said:“After Operation Blue Star in Punjab, the finalexaminations were postponed. [I] led a group ofstudents demanding a month’s notice aspreparation.We made banners saying, “____ ____”.and went about raising this slogan.”He used these lines in a film.Which lines? mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  55. 55. “Sadda Haq”The interviewee wasIrshad Kamil mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  56. 56. XXIX XXVIIXXVIII XXVI mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
  57. 57. Indian Flag-bearers at the Olympics(at the opening ceremony, to be precise) mood indica | j. ramanand | 2011
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