<ul><li>1. X was born in a Marathi speaking family of Hyderabad. He received a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Osmania University. He then went on to do a post graduate degree in business management. Following this he worked in an advertising firm before joining Y’s sports management company. He is often ridiculed by his counterparts for being a vegetarian teetotaller which prevents him from tasting delicacies of foreign lands. </li></ul>
<ul><li>2. X was born as Chandramauli Chopra in Lahore. He was adopted by his maternal grandmother who named him X. He won the filmfare award for Aankhen in 1968. The TV series he directed were very extremely popular with Indian audiences in the 1980’s and 90’s. Some of his TV creations were Alif Laila, Luv-Kush and Krishna. He is also a half-brother of Vidhu Vinod Chopra. </li></ul>
<ul><li>X-Ramanand Sagar, the man who directed the Ramayana which was aired on DD. </li></ul>
<ul><li>3. When the QWERTY keyboard was originally designed by its inventor, the letter R was not placed in the top row of the alphabets. But, when it came to “Remington and sons”, the mechanics placed it there as a marketing strategy. </li></ul><ul><li>Explain the strategy. </li></ul>
<ul><li>The letter R was placed there so that shop-keepers could impress the customers by typing the word “Typewriter” using keys in a single row. </li></ul>
<ul><li>4. X is a very famous singer, who also composed music in 1960’s. X composed the music for the following films under the pseudonym of "Anand Ghan". Also, X won Maharashtra State Government's Best Music Director Award for the film Sadhi Manase . </li></ul><ul><li>1950 - Ram Ram Pavhana </li></ul><ul><li>1963 - Maratha Tituka Melvava </li></ul><ul><li>1963 - Mohityanchi Manjula </li></ul><ul><li>1965 - Sadhi Manase </li></ul><ul><li>1969 - Tambadi Mati </li></ul>
<ul><li>5. The idea originated in television commercials for Alpo brand dog food ; an actor would tout the benefits of the dog food, and then would say it's so good that he feeds it to his own dogs. In 1988, Microsoft manager Paul Maritz sent Brian Valentine , test manager for Microsoft LAN , an email titled " X " challenging him to increase internal usage of the product; from there, the usage of the term spread through Microsoft, as chronicled in the book Inside Out: Microsoft — In Our Own Words . The phrase became slang during the dot-com craze, and is used most commonly in reference to technology companies. </li></ul>
<ul><li>The phrase is “ Eating your own dog food ”, and it refers to the process of company employees using their own products inside the company, as a form of real time testing. </li></ul>
<ul><li>The connect is ‘Chinaman’. The image on the left is Chinaman Islands which is a territory of Australia. The South African bowler, Paul Adams was one of the very few bowlers of the Chinaman style. </li></ul>
<ul><li>7. X is an American businessman and is the president and chief executive officer of First Allied Corporation, a holding company for his varied business interests, most notably in the food processing industry. He holds controlling stakes in Y, and owns the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a National Football League team in Tampa, Florida, United States. He is more famous for his ownership of Y. </li></ul>
<ul><li>X-Malcolm Glazer </li></ul><ul><li>Y-Manchester United FC </li></ul>
<ul><li>8. What is the Indian connection to the following films? </li></ul><ul><li>Dernier Comptoir Des Indes (French), </li></ul><ul><li>Hanuman (French) and </li></ul><ul><li>Branchie 1999 (Italian). </li></ul>
<ul><li>They had Thotta Tharani as Art director. </li></ul>
<ul><li>9. X was founded by Richard Saul Wurman and Harry Marks in 1984, and has been held annually since 1990. The event is now hosted by Chris Anderson and owned by his non-profit organization The Sapling Foundation, devoted to "leveraging the power of ideas to change the world". Its lectures, widely viewed on the internet, are subject to a strict time limit of 18 minutes, regardless of a speaker's eminence – referred to on occasion in jest as the X commandment. </li></ul>
<ul><li>10. Complete the list: </li></ul><ul><li>Roger Calero </li></ul><ul><li>Alan Keyes </li></ul><ul><li>Bob Barr </li></ul><ul><li>Brian Moore </li></ul><ul><li>Rev. Chuck Baldwin </li></ul><ul><li>Cynthia McKinney </li></ul><ul><li>Ted Weill </li></ul><ul><li>Ralph Nader </li></ul><ul><li>Gloria La Riva </li></ul><ul><li>Gene Amondson </li></ul><ul><li>Charles Jay </li></ul>
<ul><li>List of American presidential candidates who contested in the 2008 elections. Ralph Nader is a well known name) (The names missing are John McCain and Barack Obama </li></ul>
<ul><li>11. It is known as the City of Sufis due to the large number of shrines and Sufi saints from the city. It is one of the oldest cities in the Asian subcontinent. It was the capital of the Trigarta Kingdom at the time of the Mahabharata war, ruled by the Katoch Dynasty. It has had various names over the years, originally Kashtpur after the great Hindu sage Kashyapa. Other names were Hanspur , Bagpur , Sanb or Sanahpur . Its current name is derived from the Sanskrit name Mulasthana (also Mitrasthana ) named after a sun temple. It has historically been a site of conflict because of its location on a major invasion route between South Asia and Central Asia. </li></ul>
<ul><li>12. X was born in 1950 in Sargodha to a conservative Pakistani Punjabi family. His family lost 36 of its members when migrating from Shimla to Lahore during the Partition of India. General Mohammad Zia-ul-Haq appointed him to the Council on Islamic Ideology, and he later served as an Islamic Studies teacher at the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore. One of his famous quotes is "There cannot be any peace while India remains intact. Cut them, cut them so much that they kneel before you and ask for mercy." </li></ul>
Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, the founder of the Laskhar-e-Taiba.
<ul><li>13. X was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, the only child to his Italian immigrant parents. He left high school without graduating, having attended only 47 days before being expelled due to his rowdy conduct. He then worked for some time as a delivery boy at the Jersey Observer newspaper and as a riveter at the Tietjan and Lang shipyard. It was in the early 1930’s that X began singing in public. </li></ul>
<ul><li>15. Started in 1992 with the objective of "bringing prosperity to the rural families through co-operative efforts", Heritage has market presence in all the southern states in India. It is one of the largest private sector dairy enterprises in Southern India. The company has recently expanded into food and grocery retailing under the brand " Fresh@ ". </li></ul><ul><li>Name the founder. </li></ul>
<ul><li>16. Complete the list: </li></ul><ul><li>MS Subbulakshmi </li></ul><ul><li>C Subramaniam </li></ul><ul><li>JP Narayan </li></ul><ul><li>Pandit Ravi Shankar </li></ul><ul><li>Amartya Sen </li></ul><ul><li>______________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Lata Mangeshkar </li></ul><ul><li>Bismillah Khan </li></ul><ul><li>Bhimsen Joshi </li></ul>
This is a list of people who were given the Bharat Ratna since 1998. Gopinath Bordoloi was given the Bharat Ratna posthumously in 1999. He was a freedom fighter and was the first chief minister of the state of Assam.
17. These Google trends indicate the search trends for a very famous Indian. Who?
<ul><li>18. X was born in Almora in Uttarakhand. After his post graduation in Physics, he did his MBA from Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad. During his MBA education he decided to make his career in advertising. X has created many advertisements like NDTV India ("Sach dikhate hain hum"), Saffola ("Abhi to main jawan hoon") LG, Marico, Perfetti (Alpenliebe, Chloromint), and the Paanch Rupaiya campaigns for Coke with Aamir, because of which he has earned the title of "the ad Guru of India”. However, we know him better for something else. He won the Filmfare Award for Y in 2007 and 2008. </li></ul>
<ul><li>19. X was a zamindar from Kalahasti who was the Chief Minister of Madras Presidency from 1921 to 1926. He was also the president of the Justice Party till 1928. It was during his tenure as chief minister when the T. Nagar locality of the city was developed. There is an important landmark in the city named after him. </li></ul>
The Raja of Panagal, Sir Panaganti Ramarayaningar.
20. Identify the monument where these photos were captured.
<ul><li>21. Charu Majumdar and Kanu Sanyal led a violent uprising in 1967, trying to develop an opposition opposition to the CPI(M) leadership. The insurrection started on May 25, 1967 in X village when a farmer was attacked over a land dispute. Extremists in the guise of local farmers retaliated by attacking the local landlords and escalated the violence. What was this the beginning of? </li></ul>
<ul><li>22. Anton Furst's designs of X were an attempt to imagine what might have happened to New York City had there been no planning commission and had it been run by pure extortion and crime. Hence, there were no height restrictions, the skyscrapers were cantilevered toward the street rather than away, there were lots of bridges over the streets. In return, X appeared to be extremely dark and claustrophobic. Burton even stated himself that his take on X was " As if Hell came sprouting out of the concrete and kept right on growing. " </li></ul>
<ul><li>23. X is an Indian actress born to a Muslim father and a Hindu mother. Her father was one of the writers for the film, Mughal-e-Azam. Upon her graduation from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai she went to the University of Southern California for her Master’s degree. She returned to India and worked for Femina as a journalist. Later she started modelling and made her foray into acting. Her characters were a marked departure from the obedient wives and lovers of those days. Some of her hits include Satyam, Shivam, Sundaram and Hare Rama Hare Krishna. </li></ul>
<ul><li>25. X was appointed as the first Law Member of the Governor-General's Council of India. Serving on the Supreme Council of India between 1834 and 1838 he was instrumental in creating the foundations of bilingual colonial India, by convincing the Governor-General to adopt English as the medium of instruction in higher education, rather than Sanskrit or Arabic. His final years in India were devoted to the creation of a Penal Code. The term X's Children is used to refer to people born of Indian ancestry who adopt Western culture as a lifestyle, or display attitudes influenced by colonisers. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Roadrash is the connect. City, Peninsula, Pacific Highway and Napa Valley are the four tracks in the game. </li></ul><ul><li>The missing track is Sierra Nevada. </li></ul>
<ul><li>27. His father was a prosperous Gujarati Merchant from the Kathiawar Peninsula. His grandfather was Poonja Gokuldas Meghji, a Hindu Bhatia Rajput from Paneli village in Gondal state in Kathiawar. His ancestors were Hindu Rajput who converted to Islam. His mother tongue was Gujarati, however, in time he also came to speak Kutchi, Sindhi and English. Whose ancestry is being talked about? </li></ul>
<ul><li>28. Coimbatore, till the early 1900’s, had a large lake extending from present day Cowley Brown Road through Brooke Bond Road and ended somewhere close to the Railway Station. According to records available, this lake was known as ‘Panamkaatu kulam’. The railway line from Coimbatore to Mettupalayam was laid on land reclaimed from the lake. How does the lake get its name? </li></ul>
<ul><li>The lake used to frequently flood its banks during rains causing a lot of problems to the residents of the city. The British decided to reclaim the land by growing Palm trees on the lake that once the entire lake was reclaimed it looked like a ‘panamaram kaadu’ giving the lake its name. </li></ul>
<ul><li>29. X born in Faisalabad, Pakistan, lost his parents in the Partition of India. He managed to move on in life and represented India in the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome and the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. He was once invited to take part in an event in Pakistan but was unsure due to the events of his childhood. However, he did take part in the event and so impressive was his performance that even the fully covered women unveiled their faces to see him pass by, giving him his nickname. </li></ul>
<ul><li>30. During the 1980’s, X received aid from Denmark, Great Britain, Iraq, Japan, Sweden, USSR, and West Germany to develop its fishing industry. The catch was often exported due to the low demand for seafood in the country. After 1991, the income from fishing decreased. Fishing trawlers from other countries started illegal fishing and big companies dumped wastes which killed fish in X’s waters. Local fishermen started to band together to protect their resources. Soon some of them discovered an easier way to make money which continues to be a major problem. </li></ul>
<ul><li>This was the beginning of Somali piracy in the Indian Ocean. </li></ul>
<ul><li>31. X was born to Subhash and Damayanti Gupta who worked at the Ford Motor Company in Michigan. Damayanti was the first female engineer to be employed by Ford. He is CNN’s chief medical correspondent. He was voted one of the sexiest men of the year 2003 by People Magazine. He was tipped off to be the Surgeon General when President Obama took charge. However in March 2009, he expressed his desire not to take the post because of his family and his career. </li></ul>
<ul><li>These are some of the numerous coaches the Indian hockey team has had over the last decade and a half. </li></ul>
<ul><li>33. X began his association with telephones in his youth as an instrument maker. He worked for a firm which made telegraph equipment for Swedish firm Telegrafverket. In 1876, aged 30, he started a telegraph repair shop with help from his friend Carl Johan Andersson. In 1878 he began making and selling his own telephone equipment. His training as an instrument maker was reflected in the high standard of finish and the ornate design which made his phones of so attractive to collectors. At the end of the year he started to manufacture telephones of his own, much in the image of the Siemens telephones, and the first product was finished in 1879 </li></ul>
<ul><li>34. Given below is the Wikipedia description of a Tamil Movie, X. Identify X and Y. </li></ul><ul><li>X is a mega-budget Tamil film released in 2007. The film was fully made by veteran actor and producer, Y. Y also wanted to do the heroine’s role in this film, but he himself fearing such scenes will not go down well with the Censor Board refrained from doing so. It was nominated at the Oscars for the best foreign film category. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Vijay T. Rajendar and the film is Veerasamy. </li></ul>
35. A connect for the old timers from Coimbatore.
<ul><li>The answer is N.S. Ramaswamy Iyengar. </li></ul><ul><li>He was one of the best known lawyers in Coimbatore during his lifetime. </li></ul><ul><li>He had house ‘Gokulam’ on Govt Arts College Road. </li></ul><ul><li>This property was bought by Woodlands Hotel and the Coimbatore branch of the hotel stood here for some time. </li></ul><ul><li>Cheran Towers is now on the same property. </li></ul><ul><li>The other visual is NSR Road in SB Colony named after him. </li></ul>
<ul><li>The connect is Nizhalgal Ravi. </li></ul><ul><li>He lived in the Ramnagar locality of Coimbatore </li></ul><ul><li>He dubbed for Amitabh Bachchan in the version of KBC aired on Vijay TV </li></ul><ul><li>He is an alumnus of PSG CAS. </li></ul><ul><li>He was one of Kamal’s victims in Indian . </li></ul><ul><li>The last visual is Shadows. He debuted in ‘Nizhalgal’ </li></ul>