This is it… ‘After all the hype , I am scared to name it’ quiz 9/5/10-CQC – Nutty
Dedications… To my brother & parents…. To my friends who have stood by me when I needed them the most and respect me for what I am…. Special thanks to my well wishers SelvaShankar and Ram Saravana..You guys are one in a million..
X and Y In 2004 ,X was ranked 316 on Rolling Stone’s list of 500 greatest songs of all time. X was recorded in Abbey Studios and encompasses Y’s feelings of alienations from people. When asked by the NYT, whether X was about Alzheimer , Y replied thus : "I don't have to explain my songs to you! I wrote it around the time my grandmother died. She spent her last years at my mother's house, and when I visited, she would look at me with an anguished expression and go, 'Robert!' Robert was her husband, who had been dead for twenty years. It was very tortured and moving"
‘Wish you were here’ Phew! It took 23 years for me to be cured of the “Jim Reeves Syndrome”
The Effect? In hunting the phrase “X effect" has been used by some commentators to suggest that people's objections to the killing of animals which they perceive as adorable (particularly deer and other woodland creatures), while the same people do not objecting to the killing of animals not perceived as adorable. This effect is derived from the name of a white tailed deer of a 1942 Walt Disney animation film of the same name.
The Bambi effect
?? Manufacturer: Foxconn for ___ Release dates: 1st generation: November 19, 2007 2nd generation: February 9, 2009X DX version : June 10, 2009 First generation of X was sold out in 5 and half hours and remained out of stock for 5 months Infibeam Pi is supposed to be India’s first own indigenous product of this kind launched recently
What iconic photo? Supposedly taken by Robert Kenneth Wilson, a London gynaecologist, it was published in the Daily Mailon 21 April 1934.Wilson's refusal to have his name associated with the photograph led to its being called X. Analysis of the full photograph revealed the ‘object’ to be quite small, only about 60 to 90 cm (2 to 3 ft) long. Its importance lies in the fact that it was the only photographic evidence of a “head and neck” – all the others are humps or disturbances.The image was revealed as a hoax in 1994.
??? ____, also known as "AkhaTeej", is traditionally the birthday of Lord Parasurama, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It falls on the third day after Amavasi (no moon) in the Hindu month of Vaishakha According to Hindu mythology, ____was the day when Veda Vyasa started dictating the epic Mahabharata to Ganesha & Ganga Devi came down to earth on this day. Now we perceive this day with a completely different connotation.
AkshayaTritiya One of the best marketing gimmicks that I have ever seen.
Cuisine When food is sliced into even, thin strips, it is called a X cut. It can be used to make foods look stylish on the plate especially in buffet and to ensure that foods will be cooked evenly and thoroughly. The first known use of the term in print is in François Massialot'sLe Cuisinier Royal (1722 edition). The origin of the term is uncertain and is supposed to be from a French name.
Julienne cut Also called the matchstick cut
Whaatte…… …… was born and brought up in Chennai. She is part Maharashtrian, part Italian and part Burmese.A qualified film-maker from NID, Ahmedabad,…. began her career as a theatre artist. She is also a sculptor, having held her first solo exhibition at the age of 18. She started by playing the leading role in the film 'Framed' directed by independent director Chetan Shah. She went on to host the Canadian 20/20 on international television. Have also done cameos in two Tamil movies before going on to a do a second heroine role in a 2008 Tamil movie and lead role in a 2009 Hindi movie.
Video la innum better aairupaa
____- Joseph __ was born in 1883 in Germany. ____ was a sickly child and and he dedicated his entire life to improving his physical strength. Besides skiing frequently, he began studying body-building, yoga, zen, and gymnastics By the age of 14, he was fit enough to pose for anatomical charts. He ultimately devised a series of exercises and training-techniques and engineered all the equipment, specifications, and tuning required to teach his methods properly. He created the ___Principles" to condition the entire body: proper alignment, centering, concentration, control, precision, breathing, and flowing movement
Put funda… Video
First…. First ever video on Youtube…Me at the zoo..uploaded by Jawed Karim..Co-founder of youtube on 23 April 2005….
X X(1978-2005) an IIM L grad was murdered for sealing a corrupt petrol station in UP when he was the marketing manager at IOCL. His body, riddled with at least six bullets, was found in the backseat of his own car, which was being driven by two employees of the petrol pump. A pan IIM initiative, "The X Trust" was registered on 23 February 2006, X's birth anniversary. Accused now being convicted, they have a broader agenda of improving governance in Indian public life. The trust also runs India’s first and only National Right To Information Act Helpline
ManjunathShanmugham Yet another diaster after SatyendranathDubey
Saapaadu X is a brand of expensive ice cream, established by Polish immigrants Reuben and Rose Mattus in NY 1961 with only 3 flavours. It’s name is simply two made-up words meant to look Scandinavian to American eyes . (foreign branding).It recently created a controversy in it’s Delhi airport outlet for having a banner allowing only International Passport holders
Anything for you Thalapathy When Kumudham, the Tamil magazine stated that Vijay looked like a dork in the review of the movie Rasigan(Whoa! the famous soap scene) Vijay’s father SAC threatened to sue the magazine after his supporters vandalized the magazine and asked the editor for an unconditional apology. The next week the editor issued a statement that Rasigan was a class movie and Tamil cinema industry is lucky industry to have such a handsome hero and a talented actor under it’s fold. All I need is the name of the editor
ThalaivarSujatha Pity those people who don’t read Sujatha because they don’t know Tamil.
Etymo The ------was a small stream that separated Cisalpine Gaul from Italy in the era of the Roman republic. The movement of Julius Caeser's forces across the ----- into Italy in 49 BC violated the law that forbade a general to lead an army out of the province to which he was assigned. Caesar's act thus amounted to a declaration of war against the Roman Senate and resulted in the three-year civil war that left Caesar ruler of the Roman world. This led to the origin of the phrase ____which now means a step that irrevocably commits a person to a given course of action.It indicates reaching a place of no return in one's journey - making an irrevocable, life changing decision and one can’t go back.
Crossing the Rubicon AleaIactaest, I say
Olympics…. X (26 April 1918 – 25 January 2004 ) was a Dutch athlete, best known for winning four gold medals at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London. She accomplished this as a 30 year old mother of two, during a time when many disregarded women's athletics. Her background and performances earned her the nickname "the Flying Housewife."Apart from her four Olympic titles, she won five European titles and 58 Dutch championships, and set or tied 12 world records - the last, pentathlon, in 1951. No wonder she was voted “Female athlete of the century by IAAF
Name and the contribution X (August 2, 1876 - July 4, 1963) was born in Bhatlapenumarru, near Masulipatnam or the present day Machilipatnam of Andhra Pradesh, India to Hanumantharayudu and Venkataratnamma. After high school at Machlipatnam, he went to Colombo to complete his Senior Cambridge. On returning to India, he worked as a railway guard, then as a government employee at Bellary, and later moved to Lahore to join the Anglo-Vedic college to study Urdu and Japanese. He was immensely knowledgeable in geology and obtained a doctorate in it. He was an authority on diamond mining in Andhra Pradesh and was popularly known as 'Diamond ----'. He also specialised in agriculture and spent most of his fortune in experimenting with ginger plantations in Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh. His contribution to India is very very special.
PinkaliVenkayya and the Flag
Roger Ebert on a Tamil movie I watch the film in horrified fascination. I admire “___" because it sidesteps the ideology, the question of which side is right and which side is wrong, the political motives, the tactical reasons and simply says: Here is a young woman who has decided to kill and be killed for a cause. Look in her eyes, listen to her voice, watch her as she lives for a few days, and ask yourself what motivates her, and why. Every time I see the film, I feel a great sadness, that a human imagination could be so limited that it sees its own extinction as a victory.
The terrorist by SanthoshShivan
X (born 3 April 1934), is a British primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and UN Messenger of Peace. She is well-known for her 45-year study of chimpanzee social and family interactions in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania, and for founding the X Institute & launching of Roots and Shoots, a program for environment and animal protection. As a child she was given a lifelike chimpanzee toy named Jubilee by her mother. Jubilee started her early love of animals.
Whatte book The phenomenon in which "the rich get richer and the poor get poorer" is dubbed "accumulative advantage" by Malcolm Gladwell, while sociologist Robert K. Merton calls it "the X Effect", named after a biblical verse in the Gospel of X: "For unto everyone that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance. But from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath."
Matthews effect I rediscovered the pleasure of reading after I finished the book Outliers:Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell. Whatte book….Easily the best book that I have read in Non-fiction….No wonder Malcolm has become one of my fav authors