In which famous location would you find the Verandah Club(Front Porch) and Wisdom Tree(Wisdom Tree is currently not present in X) ? The land for X was purchased from S.L. Ramaswamy Iyer of Sulur on July 25, 1891.
X started his career as a cartoonist in the Free Press Journal in the 1950s. His cartoons were also published in the Sunday edition of The Times of India. In 1960, he launched a cartoon weekly “ Marmik” with his brother. X was nicknamed “Remote Control” since he played a major role in government policies and decisions from behind-the-scenes. X has been satirized in Salman Rushdie’s “The Moor’s Last Sigh” and Suketu Mehta’s “Maximum City”. Identify X.
X is a phenomenal instrument. One of those freaks of nature that come very rarely in a hundred years. Clear and penetrating, X has a brilliant, metallic timbre and yet remains warm, with a gorgeous romantic sheen, an unforced, open throated quality…..." says conductor Richard Bonynge. Who/What is Richard talking about?
This depiction of a snake biting its own tail and thus completing a circle, known as Ouroboros is what Friedrich August Kekule saw in his dreams and this is what inspired him to come up with the delocalised structure of Benzene.
The drivers in the picture are Ben Collins, Darren Turner and Perry Mccarthy.
The connect is that these drivers were “Stigs” in the show hosted by BBC, Top Gear. The Stig is the name given to an anonymous racing driver whose identity is never known on the show. The Stig never speaks or removes his helmet on camera.
As a lawyer, X participated in the military commission trying the Lincoln assassination conspirators. X was also a Major General in the Union Army during the Civil War. While serving as governor of New Mexico (1878-81) he made the statement “All calculations based on our experiences elsewhere fail in New Mexico.” His greatest claim to fame is writing a novel during his gubernatorial stint. It was one of the best selling novels of the 19th century. Who?
A distinctive feature of the publishers of this series of books is the length of time their books are available to buy. They publish a set number of books each month which are sent to subscribers and displayed on stands in bookshops. At the end of the month, any unsold copies in the shops are withdrawn and pulped. Titles are available to buy direct from the official website for 3 months or until they are sold out, whichever is sooner. Again, any remaining books are disposed of. Fans looking for particular books after this time must find them second-hand. Which book/product am I talking about?
At a hearing of the Senate Committee on Armed Service, senator J. James Exon asked Admiral Macke:
“ If we have the satellite intelligence that you collectively would like us to have, would that type of system eliminate the need for X. Or even if we had this blanket up there that you would like in satellites, do we still need X.”
Admiral Macke answered:
“ From the operator's perspective, what I need is something that will not give me just a spot in time but will give me a track of what is happening. When we are trying to find out if the Serbs are taking arms, moving tanks or artillery into Bosnia , we can get a picture of them stacked up on the Serbian side of the bridge. We do not know whether they then went on to move across that bridge. We need the data that a tactical vehicle of some sort, will give us, in addition to, not in replacement of, the ability of the satellites to go around and check not only that spot but a lot of other spots around the world for us. X is the integration of strategic and tactical marvels.”
This reply is very notable in history as it led to the reactivation of X.
The movie Croupier was disqualified from the oscars for being telecasted on national television before the academy award ceremony.
The Dark Knight has not been disqualified, but it has been disqualified from the Best Original Soundtrack category because the soundtrack was composed by 5 people which is not acceptable according to the norms.
X is a superstitious practice started in the 1980s by the New York Islanders. The practice of X is usually associated in large with the Stanley Cup. This tradition was initially dominant only in the game of Ice Hockey, but slowly spread to many sports like baseball, basketball and tennis. Some notable sportspersons who follow/followed this tradition are Bjorn Borg, Andy Roddick, Lebron James, Pau Gasol, Ken Daneyko, Patrick Ewing and James Blake. What tradition am I referring to?
The tradition being described is termed as a “Playoff Beard”. It is the superstitious practice of a player not shaving off his beard during the playoffs. The player stops shaving when his team enters the playoffs and does not shave until his team is eliminated or wins the tournament.
X once played an Elvis impersonator on an episode of The Golden Girls. Most of his films feature a "Mexican standoff" scene, in which three or more characters are simultaneously pointing guns at each other. X often uses unconventional storytelling device in his films, such as retrospective with frequent flashbacks, non-linear, "chapter" format . X also popularized the trunk shot, which is a shot looking up at the actors from the trunk of a car. Identify X.
X is a talented sportsperson. He is famous for doing the famous “Dunk of Death” and holds various NBA playoff records like:
1. Most three-point field goals made in one half
2. Most consecutive three-point field goals made in one game
X is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. He has stated in interviews that many of the hand signals that he does on the court are a greeting to his Omega brothers around the world. X is a distant relative of Tracy Mcgrady. Identify X.
For the 2008 April Fools' Day prank, every "Featured Video" on the front page redirected to Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up“, effectively rickrolling everyone who attempted to watch a featured video on the site.
X's technique started with minimalist pencil sketches drawn with a light pencil. X would then use a small sable brush and India ink on the Strathmore Bristol board to complete most of the remaining drawing. He also letters dialogue with a Rapidograph fountain pen, and he uses a crow quill pen for odds and ends. Identify X and his works.
Bjornstjerne Bjornson of Norway and Rabindranath Tagore of India are connected by the fact that they were Nobel Prize Winners in Literature and that they have also written the National Anthems of their respective countries.
This cricketer was considered as perhaps the greatest all rounder of his time. In all, he took 1,109 first-class wickets with a bowling average of 10.32 He was also a fine batsman (4,140 first-class runs with a batting average of 14.12).He retired from cricket as a result of rheumatism . He was posthumously selected as Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1913, 50 years after his retirement from first-class cricket. Identify the cricketer.
The original, dating back to 1952, is owned by Steven Spielberg, who has no intentions of selling it. Market buzz places the value of this item at $100,000 or higher. It is done largely in blue and has three people cowering up against a wall while a shadow lengthens in their direction. What am I talking about?
The term refers to the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, venue of the World Snooker Championship since 1977, and the fact that no first-time champion has ever successfully defended his title there, hence the “Curse".