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  • Google Doodle Winter Olympics logo
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  • Annie Hall = Diane Keaton
  • Ronan Farrow, son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen (or Frank Sinatra)
  • Google Doodle Winter Olympics logo
  • Facebook
  • Annie Hall = Diane Keaton
  • Ronan Farrow, son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen (or Frank Sinatra)

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  • 1. Quizmaster: Pratyush Sinha A quiz about nothing (in particular)
  • 2. the small salad round
  • 3. Not that there is anything wrong with it.. • Google declined to make any comments on their recent action, saying they wanted the illustration to speak for itself. • Atypically, Google did this late afternoon instead of the usual midnight Eastern US time so as to time it with another event taking place in another part of the world. • The effort has been lauded by a lot of human rights organisations. • What ?
  • 4. Which proper noun could this word be ? • A survey carried out by UK divorce website www.divorce-online.co.uk in December 2009 found that 20% of divorce petitions contained the word “X”. A follow up survey in December 2011 has found that number has alarmingly increased during 2011 to 33% of all behaviour allegations in petitions.
  • 5. Name the movie • XY, a 1970’s movie is considered one of the best comedies of all time. • X is the real surname of the leading actress while Y is her real life nickname. Together XY constitute the name of the character of the female protagonist.
  • 6. So what is so wonderful, amazing, astonishing, spect acular about this maiden ? • Kamala Khan is a Pakistani-American teenager from Jersey City, New Jersey who idolises the US Air Force officer Carol Danvers. • She is perhaps the first person of her background to take on this moniker. The Guardian even compared her to Malala Yousafzai.
  • 7. What is this gentleman after ? • We have heard of bounty hunters and Nazi hunters but Texas based lawyer Joseph Gutheinz Jr has a very peculiar hobby which has given him the moniker ‘___ ___ hunter’. • There are only 3 sources of this object of fascination of his in the world (at least for the time being). • Out of 370 confirmed individual allotments, 184 are reportedly missing and these can fetch a very high price in the black market. By an account verified by Mr. Gutheinz himself, a sample that went missing from Honduras could be bought for $5 million. Others that are missing include two that were lost after Gadaffi’s death, one that is lying under a pile of rubbish and one that was sold after the death of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.
  • 8. What happened ? • By 2004, Andrew Flintoff had begun to perform consistently. • As Andrew Flintoff scurried to his highest Test score - 167 against West Indies at Edgbaston in 2004 - he smashed a ball into the crowd of over 20,000 who had turned up to watch the match. Astonishingly, what followed has been described by Wisden as ’the only false move by a Flintoff in the entire Test’.
  • 9. Which genre ? • Heloísa Eneida Menezes Paes Pinto better known as Helô Pinheiro is a Brazilian model and businesswoman who lives in Rio De Janeiro. Her stroll through a fashionable Rio district inspired perhaps the most famous song of a particular genre. The name of the genre was one of the names considered for the official WC 2014 ball.
  • 10. Claim to Fame ? • James Joseph Dresnok had a tough life growing up. He then served the US Army for 2 years in Western Germany in the early 60’s. On returning, he found that his wife had abandonded him. Frustrated, he reenlisted in the Army and was sent on duty again, somewhere else. There he was apprehended for forging a signature to get permission to leave base. Unwilling to face court martial and fed up with his old life, he ran across a minefield in broad daylight while his fellow soldiers had lunch. He has not been back to his country since. • Later on he married a Romanian abductee and after her death the daughter of a Togolese diplomat.
  • 11. ??? • • • • • • Brazil – Fulan de Tal France – Jean Dupont India - ??? Iran – Folani Poland – Jan Kowalski US – John Q Public
  • 12. Dec 1969. Map showing what ?
  • 13. Give the blank • ______ is a word of Arabic origin but is used in places as far off as Bengal and Poland. • The word is intimately associated with many a protests in recent times. In addition, at least in India, the word may also remind you of war or sports.
  • 14. Give X • The X principle is a theory that states that companies tend to systematically promote their least-competent employees to management(generally middle management), in order to limit the amount of damage they are capable of doing. • According to one of the former CEO’s of X’s company: "leadership is nature's way of removing morons from the productive flow"
  • 15. Festivus for the rest of us! What is being celebrated ? • Despite stringent opposition from right-wing student groups, some students of Jawaharlal Nehru University belonging to All-India Backward Students' Forum (AIBSF) observed the ‘________ Day' on campus, in order to break what they term the "Brahminical cultural hegemony“. • The event was celebrated on the 17th of October last year just 5 days after Vijaydashami.
  • 16. Who? • She is the daughter of a renowned Buddhist scholar. Her name comes from the Hindu goddess Parvati’s and also means light in Sanskrit. As a child, she spent some time in Almora in Uttarakhand. • She is a dangerous vixen, especially with a knife.
  • 17. Who/Which product ? • The superstar created a flutter recently, when at a talk at IIM-A, he told that he stopped endorsing a certain product after 8 years of association because a little girl in Jaipur came up to him and compared it to poison.
  • 18. Which work ? • Bankipore is a neighbourhood and residential area in Patna on the banks of the river Ganges. A hundred years ago, it may have been a distant suburb or a small town on its own • In 1913, an Englishman visited Patna and surrounding areas including Bankipore, Rajgir, Gaya and the many historical areas in between. He later went onto adapt these places in an epic literary work.
  • 19. What ? • Shujoy Ghosh is a Bollywood film director and writer. He has worked on films like Jhankaar Beats and Kahaani. However, his most popular contribution to Indian popular culture would have a certain chivalrous cricketing connect.
  • 20. Give the blank • The verb "to ____" originated in the 1770s among soldiers in British India where a hunter skilled enough to kill the elusive ___ was dubbed a “____r". The term ___r later became more common in its present figurative sense.
  • 21. X or Y • The X day is observed on the 28th of June. The origins of the movement can be credited to Bob Palais of the University of Utah who wrote an article on it 2001. • The proponents of X day are vigorously opposed to Y, which too has its own day earlier in the year. Although, Y has been more popular for a long time (few thousand years), the X fans too have some fair points.
  • 22. Hawking Connect Dirac Babbage Stokes
  • 23. Who’s tweeting ?
  • 24. Not that there is anything wrong with it.. • Google declined to make any comments on their recent action, saying they wanted the illustration to speak for itself. • Atypically, Google did this late afternoon instead of the usual midnight Eastern US time so as to time it with another event taking place in another part of the world. • The effort has been lauded by a lot of human rights organisations. • What ?
  • 25. Which proper noun could this word be ? • A survey carried out by UK divorce website www.divorce-online.co.uk in December 2009 found that 20% of divorce petitions contained the word “X”. A follow up survey in December 2011 has found that number has alarmingly increased during 2011 to 33% of all behaviour allegations in petitions.
  • 26. • Facebook
  • 27. Name the movie • XY, a 1970’s movie is considered one of the best comedies of all time. • X is the real surname of the leading actress while Y is her real life nickname. Together XY constitute the name of the character of the female protagonist.
  • 28. • Annie Hall
  • 29. So what is so wonderful, amazing, astonishing, spect acular about this maiden ? • Kamala Khan is a Pakistani-American teenager from Jersey City, New Jersey who idolises the US Air Force officer Carol Danvers. • She is perhaps the first person of her background to take on this moniker. The Guardian even compared her to Malala Yousafzai.
  • 30. What is this gentleman after ? • We have heard of bounty hunters and Nazi hunters but Texas based lawyer Joseph Gutheinz Jr has a very peculiar hobby which has given him the moniker ‘___ ___ hunter’. • There are only 3 sources of this object of fascination of his in the world (at least for the time being). • Out of 370 confirmed individual allotments, 184 are reportedly missing and these can fetch a very high price in the black market. By an account verified by Mr. Gutheinz himself, a sample that went missing from Honduras could be bought for $5 million. Others that are missing include two that were lost after Gadaffi’s death, one that is lying under a pile of rubbish and one that was sold after the death of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.
  • 31. What happened ? • By 2004, Andrew Flintoff had begun to perform consistently. • As Andrew Flintoff scurried to his highest Test score - 167 against West Indies at Edgbaston in 2004 - he smashed a ball into the crowd of over 20,000 who had turned up to watch the match. Astonishingly, what followed has been described by Wisden as ’the only false move by a Flintoff in the entire Test’.
  • 32. • His father dropped the ball
  • 33. Which genre ? • Heloísa Eneida Menezes Paes Pinto better known as Helô Pinheiro is a Brazilian model and businesswoman who lives in Rio De Janeiro. Her stroll through a fashionable Rio district inspired perhaps the most famous song of a particular genre. The name of the genre was one of the names considered for the official WC 2014 ball.
  • 34. • Bossa Nova
  • 35. Claim to Fame ? • James Joseph Dresnok had a tough life growing up. He then served the US Army for 2 years in Western Germany in the early 60’s. On returning, he found that his wife had abandonded him. Frustrated, he reenlisted in the Army and was sent on duty again, somewhere else. There he was apprehended for forging a signature to get permission to leave base. Unwilling to face court martial and fed up with his old life, he ran across a minefield in broad daylight while his fellow soldiers had lunch. He has not been back to his country since. • Later on he married a Romanian abductee and after her death the daughter of a Togolese diplomat.
  • 36. • Only surviving American in North Korea
  • 37. • Internet Hindus
  • 38. ??? • • • • • • Brazil – Fulan de Tal France – Jean Dupont India - ??? Iran – Folani Poland – Jan Kowalski US – John Q Public
  • 39. • Aam Aadmi • Falana
  • 40. Dec 1969. Map showing what ?
  • 41. • Map of all the internet connections in the world
  • 42. Give the blank • ______ is a word of Arabic origin but is used in places as far off as Bengal and Poland. • The word is intimately associated with many a protests in recent times. In addition, at least in India, the word may also remind you of war or sports.
  • 43. • Maidan
  • 44. Give X • The X principle is a theory that states that companies tend to systematically promote their least-competent employees to management(generally middle management), in order to limit the amount of damage they are capable of doing. • According to one of the former CEO’s of X’s company: "leadership is nature's way of removing morons from the productive flow"
  • 45. • The Dilbert Princible
  • 46. Festivus for the rest of us! What is being celebrated ? • Despite stringent opposition from right-wing student groups, some students of Jawaharlal Nehru University belonging to All-India Backward Students' Forum (AIBSF) observed the ‘________ Day' on campus, in order to break what they term the "Brahminical cultural hegemony“. • The event was celebrated on the 17th of October last year just 5 days after Vijaydashami.
  • 47. • Mahishasur Day
  • 48. Who? • She is the daughter of a renowned Buddhist scholar. Her name comes from the Hindu goddess Parvati’s and also means light in Sanskrit. As a child, she spent some time in Almora in Uttarakhand. • She is a dangerous vixen, especially with a knife.
  • 49. • Uma Thurman
  • 50. Who/Which product ? • The superstar created a flutter recently, when at a talk at IIM-A, he told that he stopped endorsing a certain product after 8 years of association because a little girl in Jaipur came up to him and compared it to poison.
  • 51. • Amitabh Bachchan/ Pepsi
  • 52. Which work ? • Bankipore is a neighbourhood and residential area in Patna on the banks of the river Ganges. A hundred years ago, it may have been a distant suburb or a small town on its own • In 1913, an Englishman visited Patna and surrounding areas including Bankipore, Rajgir, Gaya and the many historical areas in between. He later went onto adapt these places in an epic literary work.
  • 53. • A Passage to India by EM Forester • Bankipore ~ Chandarpore • Barabar caves ~ Marabar caves
  • 54. What ? • Shujoy Ghosh is a Bollywood film director and writer. He has worked on films like Jhankaar Beats and Kahaani. However, his most popular contribution to Indian popular culture would have certain chivalrous cricketing connect.
  • 55. • Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo Re
  • 56. Give the blank • The verb "to ____" originated in the 1770s among soldiers in British India where a hunter skilled enough to kill the elusive ___ was dubbed a “____r". The term ___r later became more common in its present figurative sense.
  • 57. • Sniper
  • 58. X or Y • The X day is observed on the 28th of June. The origins of the movement can be credited to Bob Palais of the University of Utah who wrote an article on it 2001. • The proponents of X day are vigorously opposed to Y, which too has its own day earlier in the year. Although, Y has been more popular for a long time (few thousand years), the X fans too have some fair points.
  • 59. • Tau day
  • 60. Hawking Connect Dirac Babbage Stokes
  • 61. • Lucasian Professor of Mathematics
  • 62. Who’s tweeting ?
  • 63. • Ronan Farrow – son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen (supposedly)
  • 64. Pulp Fiction Taxi Driver
  • 65. Goldfinger Ghost Busters
  • 66. Mr. Bean Back to the Future
  • 67. Psycho The Big Lebowski
  • 68. Gattaca Death Proof
  • 69. Bonnie & Clyde The Shining