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  • 1. bharat ek khoj Sai & Srivathsa
  • 2.
    • Located 23 km from Kolkata and 115 km from the border with Bangladesh. The first British cantonment in India was built in this town in 1772, hence providing the town with its name . Prior to that time, it was known as Chanak . Two rebellions against British authority took place here in the 19th century; the first of these came in 1824, under Sepoy Binda Tiwary and then the more famous one involving Mangal Pandey . Which township ?
  • 3.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 4. Barrackpore
  • 5.
    • Crowned Miss India in 1954 and named one of the 10 most beautiful women in the world by Vogue, along with Maharani Gayatri Devi.
    *
  • 6.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 7. Leela naidu
  • 8.
    • Which Hindi word is the word for pineapple in French, German, Dutch, Finnish, Swedish and many South American languages , and is also the name of the genus of the fruit?
    *
  • 9.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 10. Ananas
  • 11.
    • It had its origin in India and was called  Mokshapat . Believed to be created by the 13th century poet saint Gyandev , it was used to reperesent virtues and vices, to teach Hinduism and Hindu values to children.
      • Virtues:
      • In the original game 12 th position was faith, 51 was Reliability, 57 was Generosity, 76 was Knowledge, and 78 was Asceticism
      • Vices
      • 41 st position was for Disobedience, 44 for Arrogance, 49 for Vulgarity, 52 for Theft, 58 for Lying, 62 for Drunkenness, 69 for Debt, 84 for Anger, 92 for Greed, 95 for Pride, 73 for Murder
      • The last position represented Nirvana or Moksha.
      • What?
    *
  • 12.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 13. Snakes & Ladders
  • 14.
    • One of the most accepted reasons for Lata Mangeshkar’s rise in Bollywood at an early age, is the departure of X, who was regarded as the greatest singer from the Indian sub continent , who left for Pakistan during. So much so that it was said that  Lata Mangeshkar's early singing style was inspired by her. In Pakistan, she was also given the title Mallika-e-Tarannum (‘queen of melody’). Who?
  • 15.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 16. Noor Jehan
  • 17.
    • An ancestor of this dynasty, while in his fort, witnessed a Muslim butcher driving a cattle herd for the purpose of slaughter . Being a devout Hindu, he opened a small side door to the stronghold for the cattle. Thereby, allowing the cows to escape their impending doom. Future generations took a great deal of pride in their roots that strongly displayed their predecessor’s religious fervour, and named the dynasty after the word for cow & door .
    • Also tell me who is the most famous person in entertainment from this dynasty who changed his named altogether.
  • 18.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 19. Gaekwad & Rajnikant ( Shivaji Rao Gaekwad)
  • 20.
    • Which famous location in Mumbai is named after Khurshed Framji ______ , also known as Veer ______, a Parsi member of Indian National Congress, who was famous for his proposal to reclaim the land from the sea in the year 1940? One time mayor of Bombay , he complained of a communalist bias to the party high command, after being passed over for the post of Chief Ministership of Bombay Presidency. He was later expelled from the Congress party due to his vociferous but unsubstantiated charges.
  • 21.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 22. Nariman Point
  • 23.
    • This particular form of clothing originated from Achkan , which used to be the court dress of nobles of Turkish/Persian origin in the Delhi Sultanate and Mughal Empire
    • It is also the national dress of Pakistan for men .
    • What?
  • 24.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 25. Sherwani
  • 26.
    • She is a manifestation of goddess  Parvati , is revered as the Blessed Mountain Mother goddess , who resides in one of the Holiest Mountains of the Himalayan chain . The name literally means 'the bliss-giving goddess‘.
    • Who /which place in India is named after her?
  • 27.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 28. Nanda Devi
  • 29.
    • Roshan Seth famous for his likeness to Nehru, portrayed Nehru 4 times in entertainment. Gandhi, Last days of the Raj and Food for Ravens. Which was the other instance?
  • 30.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 31. Discovery of India / Bharat Ek Khoj
  • 32.
    • Identify character & what was it a mascot of?
  • 33.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 34. Hoog Lee - KKR
  • 35.
    •   Which organisation was set up in the land which the Government of India purchased from Prabhat film company , in Pune in the year 1960?
  • 36.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 37. Film and Television Institute of India  ( FTII )
  • 38.
    • In which capital city will you find the Veer Savarkar Airport?
  • 39.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 40. Port Blair
  • 41.
    • Fill in the blank.
    • This is an excerpt from the writings of going-ons at the Jetpur Kamribai School on January 21, 1915, when a certain Shri Nautamlal Bhagvanji Mehta wrote this letter, and did something, that many attribute to Rabindranath Tagore.
    • “ Your behavior is characterized by what is being told in Hindu religious scriptures about saints as to how they should behave and what religious practices they should follow. It is not an exaggeration to honor you with ______”
    •    
    • As per Mehta’s accounts, when he did this , a lot of senior members of Jetpur objected to it . But he stuck by it. Headmaster Dave was offended and objected to its use because they felt at that time Mehta was giving too much respect .
  • 42.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 43. Mahatma
  • 44.
    • This film has 3 parts . 1 lasting 8 mins , another 1 min .. Three of the playback singers make cameo appearances in the film . Mahima Choudhary makes a cameo as well.
    • Tagline: A not-normal masala film / This film is a reaction to Bollywood.
    • Ends with note of thanks to Ram Gopal Verma, Ramesh Sippy, Mahesh Manjrekar, Takeshi Kitano, Quentin Tarantino, the Coen Brothers and the dancers and stuntmen in the film, and to “all those who provided their moral and immoral support.”
  • 45.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 46. Waisa Bhi Hota Hai Part2
  • 47.
    • It is interesting to note that the working title of this film before it went on the floors was actually ‘ The Outsider’ , for almost two years. I had written the script in English and every time there was any untoward incident on the sets, the lead actor would say just trust me . When Abbas started translating the dialogues, there was this line kept coming up in the place of ‘ just trust me’ . When I told my brother that the title of my film would be _________________he told me that it sounded like a Sudhir Mishra film . Karan Johar said that _______________was a horrible title while , the lead actor said bahut kharab title hai. . However I insisted on the title and my gamble paid off and every one agreed that _______________was the apt title after I went ahead and recorded the title song.
  • 48.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 49. Main Hoon Na
  • 50.
    • In the mid-19th century, India produced a large quantity of raw cotton. However, India was not the main supplier of cotton to British textile mills; most of their cotton came from the Deep South in North America. However, the failure of the American cotton crop in 1846 followed by the Civil War from 1861 to 1865 created an urgent need for an alternative supply . India was the answer.
    • Which famous organisation resulted thereof?
  • 51.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 52. Indian Railways
  • 53.
    • One form of this dish came from the Mughals, who got it from Persia and subsequently brought it during their reign in India. The other form is supposed to have crossed the Arabian Sea and come to Calicut, brought in by the Arab traders. Which dish?
  • 54.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 55. Biryani
  • 56.
    • Mattur / Mathur, a village located on the banks of the river Tunga in Shimoga district.
    • Jhiri, a village in Rajgarh District of Madhya Pradesh
    • Both these villages are famous in the country for a continuing a vital element of Indian culture more faithfully than most other places in India. What?
  • 57.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 58. Speaking Sanskrit
  • 59.
    • Movie based on a acclaimed novel by a Padmavibhushan awardee writer.
    • Identify movie & writer.
  • 60.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 61. Pinjar & Amrita Pritam
  • 62.
    • During the British Raj, ____ ________ was the title of honour for Hindus, awarded with a decoration during British rule. implying "prince", and "most honorable. " It is the equivalent of an OBE . This title was awarded to Indians, both Hindu and Christian . During the era of British rule, the title was accompanied by a medal. The equivalent title for Muslim and Parsi subjects was Khan ________ .
  • 63.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 64. Rai Bahadur & Khan Bahadur
  • 65.
    • She unfurled the first National Flag at the International Socialist Conference in Stuttgart (Germany) in 1907. Red represented strength , saffron victory , and green stood for boldness and enthusiasm . there were eight lotuses representing the eight provinces " Vande Mataram" in Devanagari adorned central saffron stripe which meant "salutation to Mother India." The sun and the moon indicated Hindu and Muslim faiths . The flag was designed by Veer Savarkar with the help of other revolutionaries. After Stuttgart, Madam went to United States. She traveled a lot and informed Americans about Indians struggling for Independence
  • 66.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 67.
    • Bhikaiji Rustom Cama / Madam Cama
  • 68.
    • Popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi's two English daughters , their real names were Madeleine Slade & Catherine Mary Heilman. Madeleine attended the second Round Table Conference with Gandhi . She sent news releases concerning Gandhi's campaign to the world press for which she was repeatedly threatened by the government, but she continued her work. She was arrested for entering the city of Bombay in violation of the government order. Catherine on the other hand, went from village to village helping the families of political prisoners.
  • 69.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 70. Meera Ben and Sarla Ben
  • 71.
    • Invented X for an industrial design class at MIT Media Lab, she won the 2005 Ig Nobel Prize in Economics
  • 72.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 73.
    • Gauri Nanda - Clocky
  • 74.
    • She was divorced early after her marriage at 16. Along with sister Sabina, she produced and cut an album which was made of ABBA hits in Hindi . At the London reception of Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh's wedding, B.R. Chopra , who had just finished a female oriented hit with Zeenat Aman called Insaf Ka Tarazu , was on the look out for a Muslim actress . He saw her and chose her for the role in the next film - a heroine oriented movie originally called 'Talaq Talaq Talaq ' and. Zeenat Aman (even though, half Muslim) he felt had a much too urban look to portray the character of Neelofar in his movie.
  • 75.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 76. Salma Agha
  • 77.
    • Acted in "Kyonki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi'. & 'Ab Tumhare Hawale Wattan Saathiyon'.  She then married Bhushan _____, son of a famous person in Bollywood. She has now become a vital part of the management of the company & even directed numerous music videos, incl. the one with Adnan Sami & Jackson.
    • Who & which business enterprise?
  • 78.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 79. Divya Joshi Kumar , T-series
  • 80.
    • “ Yes Madam, Sir ” the inspiring non-fiction feature film by Australian filmmaker, Megan Doneman, on the life story of “India's most controversial revolutionary .” Narrated by Academy Award winner Helen Mirren , and filmed over six years , YES MADAM, SIR has been scooping the awards and garnering rave reviews during its run on the worldwide film festival circuit.
    • Her husband rarely seen in media, appeared in the film“ She's very difficult to live with!”
  • 81.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 82.  
  • 83.
    • The youngest female music director in the film industry, debuted with Ram Gopal Varma's Go, but became well-known in the industry after her inspiring score for a hit film.
  • 84.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 85. Sneha Khanwalkar
  • 86.
    • Images showing a famous Indian & his students at work, along with the instruments prescribed by him, and lastly the most famous technique in his field of work.
  • 87.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 88.  
  • 89.
    • Sushruta – Father of Plastic Surgery
    • Sushruta’s students practising surgery on vegetables.
    • Himself performinf earlobe reconstruction
    • Surgical instruments as described by Sushruta
    • Reconstruction of the nose by forehead Rhinoplasty
  • 90.
    • The city’s main clock Tower stands at a height of 85 feet. Housed in the premises of the University, the clock tower is home to the University Library
    • Designed by Sir George Gilbert, an English architect, this Clock Tower has been modeled on Big Ben, the clock tower in the Houses of Parliament in UK. Its name owed to the founder of Y . He bore all the expenses in the making of the tower on the condition that it was known on the moniker of his mother.
  • 91.
    • During the 1950s he was considered the most handsome man in india , so much so that for one of his films -   'Dil-e-Nadaan' , producer-director A.R. Kardar, launched an 'All India Beauty Contest ' to hunt for a beautiful girl who would play the heroine opposite the superstar. The contest was sponsored by "Kolynos" the then leading brand of toothpaste . The winner was Peace Kanwal and she played the romantic lead opposite him. He was to finally accept 13 films with top heroines like Nutan, Mala Sinha, Suraiya, Shyama, Nadira and others before he decided that acting was not his forte. 
  • 92.  
  • 93.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 94. Tala Mehmood
  • 95.
    • A  an economist who served as India's first Railway Minister and subsequently as India's Finance Minister and was the first person to present the financial budget in Republic India .
    • A’s son B went onto become the first independent head of a famous institution, X which was set up and originally headed by C.
    • A’s nephew (&B’s cousin) D went onto to create a famous business story in India.
    • Solve for A, B , C, D and X.
  • 96.
    • A – John Mathai
    • B – Rajiv Mathai
    • C – Vikram Sarabai
    • D - Verghese Kurien
    • X – IIM Ahmedabad
  • 97.
    • In 1956 when Ramakrishna D., then chairman of an airline company and owner of Bharat Insurance Company , admitted in a written confession ( much like Satyam chief B. Ramalinga Raju  ) that he had embezzled funds to the tune of Rs.2.2 crore from his insurance company. He faced trial and was sentenced to two years in jail . The scandal led to the nationalisation of the insurance sector.
    • For which acquisition did he embezzle these funds?
  • 98.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 99.
    • Benett Coleman
  • 100.
    • Cascading question:
    • Identify the member of parliament who brought up the Benett Coleman issue ( and the Haridas Mundhra scandal) in parliament and fought for the regulation of the Insurance sector & the formation of LIC. Ironically, both his sons were involved in some of the biggest financial scandals in India.
  • 101.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 102.
    • Feroze Gandhi
    • Sanjay Gandhi – Maruti Scandal
    • Rajiv Gandhi - Bofors
  • 103.
    • In 2004 Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin and number of Indians arrived at the Toronto airport to receive X flown all the way from India. X can only be printed by one organisation in India and had to be made based on a special reqeust. What?
  • 104.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 105. Guru Granth Sahib
  • 106.
    • X is named after Major William X , the Ferdinand de Lesseps of Calcutta , who in 1775-76 started a project to excavate and build as a passage for the people of East Bengal and Assam to Calcutta (also named after him) . He was also granted a license to collect toll from the passing boats and permitted to open a market on the eastern bank of the nullah by the British East India Company.
    • Since 1977 this 17 miles long canal is known as X’sNullah and the market of Major X as X . Now a large area on both sides of the nullah bears the name X.
    • Today, this is one of the premium localities of Kolkata. The centre of a particular industry is at this place, and was the first in India to have a certain naming style inspired from a place in USA, which has been done to death by any other regions/industries in India.
  • 107.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 108.
    • Tollygunge - Tollywood
  • 109.
    • X used ancient Sanskrit terminology in his descriptions of natural phenomena. As early as 1891 X described the universe as a kinetic system filled with energy which could be harnessed at any location. His concepts during the following years were greatly influenced by the teachings of Y . After meeting Y and after continued study of the Eastern view of the mechanisms driving the material world, X began using the Sanskrit words Akasha, Prana , and the concept of a luminiferous ether to describe the source, existence and construction of matter.
  • 110.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 111.
    • Vivekananda & Nicolas Tesla
  • 112.
    • Statue of Karura, from Kofukuji Temple, Nara, Japan, 8th century CE
    Symbol of Indonesia Symbol of Thailand Symbol of Ulan Bator, Mongolia Connect
  • 113.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 114. All inspired by/ representations of Garuda
  • 115.
    • One of the Navratnas of Akbar’s court, he was the son of a schoolmaster. He mastered Persian and Arabic, philosophy and astronomy. He was accepted by Akbar but was disappointed when he was put in charge of the poultry house. He later went onto to become famous with a dish that he created, which according to legend happened when he asked for one particular ingredient to be increased.
  • 116.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 117. Mullah Dopiyaaza
  • 118.
    • Savanur - birthplace of V.K.Gokak who was also a professor at Oxford
      • And probably the only place in india where which particular tree grows?
  • 119.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 120.  
  • 121.
    •   X Village in Unnao District of Uttar Pradesh claims to be the spot were a tragic incident from Hindu mythology took place and has memorials dedicated to X.
    • According to Munnu Lal Pandey, a former pradhan of X, the 19th century British Gazetteer states: ‘It is said that there lies a stone statue of X and as he died of unquenched thirst, if water is poured into the navel of the stone figure, the hole never gets filled up .’
  • 122.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 123. Shravan Kumar 
    • According to locals, the place where Shravan died was named Sarvan . The spot where Dashratha shot his arrow came to be known as Sarwara and the place where Shravan’s parents died is called Samadha .
  • 124.
    • A bird of prey, they are very common in Singapore and often referred to as the Singapore Bald Eagl e. They are more scavengers than hunters. To the Iban of Malaysia it is the Bird-God of War. It's presence is an omen to guide them in major decisions such on warfare and house building.
  • 125.
    • In America it has been applied (after it was coined by writer Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. as part of a January 1860 article in the Atlantic Monthly called " The Professor's Story ") to the old, upper crust New England families of British Protestant (usually English) origin that were extremely influential in the development and leadership of arts, culture, science, politics, trade, and academia. The term was certainly applied half in jest to characterize the often erudite nature of the New England gentry to outsiders . The term has never gained currency among the families themselves who would simply consider themselves to be a particular breed of Yankee.
  • 126.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 127.
    • Brahminey Kites
    • Boston Brahmins
  • 128.
    • Satish Ranjan Das was one of pre-Independence India's eminent barristers and a member of the Executive Council of the Viceroy of India . In 1929, under the Indian Companies Act , with the help of eminent Indians, the IPSS was registered as a non-profit making body. The IPSS owns the organisation and manages its affairs through a Board of Governors. Though S.R. Das passed away soon after the registration, his wife and devoted friends collected the funds to start the school of his dreams in September 1935. Chandbagh Estate, had been the campus for the illustrious Indian Forest College was spread over 69 acres in Dehra Dun was the starting location.
  • 129.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 130. Doon School
  • 131.
    • Nalambalam Yatra begins from a a town on Kottayam district and involves 3 smaller towns within a 3 km radius - Koodappulam  , Amanakara  and ends up at Methiri.
    • Who are the four temples worshipping (atleast 2 of them can be found in Rishikesh & 1 can be found almost anywhere in India) ?
  • 132.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 133.
    • Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata & Shatrughna
  • 134. Identify & connect
  • 135.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 136.
    • Traitors of Indian freedom struggle
    • Jaichand who was the father of Samyukta, who eloped with Prithviraj Chauhan, who sided with Muhammad Ghori against his son-in-law Prithviraj at the First Battle of Tarain
    • Mir Jafar Nawab of Bengal, deceived Nawab Siraj-Ud-Daulah and (painting showing) surrendered his army in battle field against Robert Clive
  • 137.  
  • 138.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 139. Ek doctor ki maut Subhash Mukhopadhyay Kanupriya Agarwal (India’s 1 st Test tube child)
  • 140.
    • Googly is a collection of selected articles originally written for a Marathi sports fortnightly, Ekach Shatkar , about the goings-on in the world of sports, with, an obvious predominance of cricket - the various debates, controversies, activities of sportspersons - both on'and off'-the field, with a tongue-in-cheek sarcasm in the popular Marathi columnist ’s inimitable style. Won the Maharashtra State Award for the best humorous literature.
    • A name that’s become famous over the last few years in Bollywood
  • 141. Dilip Prabhavalkar
  • 142.
    • Founded in 1977 by M V Shankar in Bihar, the famous business enterprise has travelled through all the states of the country. The name of the enterprise contains the name of a country <not India>.
  • 143.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 144. Jumbo Russian Circus 
  • 145.
    • Google founder Sergey Brin wrote on his blog: &quot;Today, whenever you use a piece of technology, there is a good chance a little bit of X is behind it.&quot;
    • As Google emerged from Stanford, Brin wrote: “X remained a friend and advisor as he has with many people and startups since. Of all the faculty at Stanford, it is with X that I have stayed the closest and I will miss him dearly. Yet his legacy and personality lives on in the students, projects, and companies he has touched.&quot;
  • 146.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 147. Rajeev Motwani
    • Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University , who died in his swimming pool in 2009. He was an early advisor and supporter of companies including Google and PayPal, and a special advisor to Sequoia Capital. He was a winner of the Gödel Prize in 2001.
  • 148.
    • Kachkadi, bakkalnali, and pukari are types of what?
  • 149.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 150.
    • Kolhapuri Chappals
  • 151.
    • This region lay at the crossroads of three major trade routes: the royal highway from Pātaliputra ; the north-western route through Bactria, Kāpiśa, and Peshawar; and the route from Kashmir and Central Asia, via Śrinigar, Mānsehrā, and the Haripur valley across the Khunjerab pass to the Silk Road.
    • Capital City of Uzbekistan
    • Both were named after the son of Bharata and Mandavi (from Ramayana) and is perhaps best known because of its association with Chanakya.
  • 152.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 153.
    • Takshila
    • Tajken
    • Taksha (Bharata’s son)
  • 154. Connect all. ( 5/7 shown here)
  • 155.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 156.
    • Founders of various State Bank of India subsidiaries .
    • Mir Osman Ali Khan,Nizam of Hyd – State Bank of Hyderabad
    • M. Visvesvaraya – State Bank of Mysore
    • Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala – State Bank of Patiala
    • Maharaja Tukoji Rao Holkar II – State Bank of Indore
    • C.P.Ramaswamy Iyer – State Bank of Travancore
  • 157. 13. All of them are primary ingredients used to make what?
  • 158.
    • And the Answer is…
  • 159.
    • Chyawanprash