5th Nov 2013
Sandesh | Pranshumaan
#1. This scene featuring Justus D. Barnes appears at the end of
The Great Train Robbery. What did it inspire?
1. Gun Barrel Sequence
2. The ending to Goodfellas
#2. Regarding the etymology of X, one
version says that X was first used in
Europe against the rule of the
Capetian House of Anjou on 30
March, 1282. X is supposedly the
acronym for “Death to France, Italy
Ahead”, or “Death to France, Italy
What is X?
#7. The design studio Wowmakers, based at Start Up
Village, Kochi, on September 28, 2013; proposed Anonymous
India (the Indian arm of the global Anonymous movement) to
use X’s face, as an alternative to Guy Fawkes.
#9. In 2009, making its way around the Web was this photo of Chinese artist Chen Wenling’s new
sculpture, entitled "What You See Might Not Be Real." The work, then on display in a Beijing
gallery, is said to be "a critique of the global financial crisis with the bull representing the golden
bull of Wall Street and the man pinned to the wall representing the jailed financier
#10. The jindun gongcheng or ‘The Golden Shield’ is
the censorship and surveillance project operated by the
Ministry of Public Security division of the Chinese
Government. Through this program, the government
has censored websites belonging to outlawed prodemocracy groups and others covering police
brutality, Tiananmen protests of 1989, Chinese edition
of BBC News etc. Relaxations were allowed during the
2008 Olympics. How do we better know jindun
#11. “My God, Help Me to Survive this Deadly Love” is a
painting by Dmitri Vrubel. Created in 1990, the painting
depicts Leonid Brezhnev and Erich Honecker kissing.
The painting was destroyed in 2009, and Vrubel was
commissioned to repaint the piece.
What was special about the site of the painting?
#15. ‘______ was here’ is an American popular culture
expression that became popular during World War II. Its origins
are debated, but the phrase and the distinctive accompanying
doodle — a bald-headed man (sometimes depicted as having a
few hairs) with a prominent nose peeking over a wall with the
fingers of each hand clutching the wall — became associated
with GIs in the 1940s.
The Guardian noted in 2000 that several readers had told them
that "Mr. Chad" was based on a diagram representing an
electrical circuit. FITB
• World's most prolific killers
• Behram – An Indian Thug, holds the record for most
murders by a single individual. He strangled 931 people
between 1790-1840 with a piece of yellow & white
cloth, called Rumal
• Elizabeth Báthory – The similar record by a woman.
However, the count is 610. And the era is 1560-1614.
#18. Game Anyone?
• Not many people have heard of Macaulay
Honors College, a school in New York City with
1770 students & just one athletic team: The
Marauders. It qualified for a recent world cup.
• Which game ?
• Quidditch – Sixth Annual World Cup held in
#19. Who is he ?
• Some of the aliases he has used are:
Sir Hemingford Grey
• Matches Malone – To get into places
• Ragman – Homeless Man that lives on streets
• Detective Hawke – To gain trust of people who would
talk to cops
• Sir Hemingford Grey – Uses to purchase land
• Frank Dixon – To get under the cover of a normal
• Dr. Fledermaus – To get full access of people who have
been locked at the asylum
#20. What’s that Effect ?
• X is the phenomenon whereby an attempt to
hide, remove or censor a piece of information
has the unintended consequence of
publicizing the information more
widely, usually facilitated by the Internet.
• Streisand effect: It is named after American
entertainer Barbra Streisand, whose attempt in
2003 to suppress photographs of her residence
inadvertently generated further publicity.
Veteran spy and soldier Nicholas had set out plans for the organization X at some
point after World War II, but decided not to act since he felt the U.S. government
would deny such a request.
A United Nations-based international group somehow obtained the plans, and
presented them to the U.S. government. Nicholas’ recruitment to the post of
executive director marked his first knowledge of X's existence.
While Nicholas acted as the operational head of the agency, he reported to a
X often operates as much as a covert agency as a quasi-military one. Initially it is
depicted as affiliated with the United States government. Later, it was depicted as
under the jurisdiction of the United Nations, with vast technological resources at
#22. Which two movies are referenced in this picture
released by the White House on Twitter
Star Trek and Star Wars
During a press conference about his discussions with
Congressional leaders to avoid the federal spending cuts
known as the “sequester,” President Obama said, “I know that
this has been some of the conventional wisdom that’s been
floating around Washington that somehow, even though most
people agree that I’m being reasonable, that most people
agree I’m presenting a fair deal, the fact that they don’t take it
means that I should somehow, you know, do a Jedi mind meld
with these folks and convince them to do what’s right.”
Basil Rathbone, Jeremy Brett, Frank Langella, Peter Cushing, John
Barrymore, James D'Arcy, Michael Caine, John Cleese, Peter Cook, Rupert
Everett, William Gillette, Stewart Granger, Charlton Heston, Anthony
Higgins, Raymond Massey, Roger Moore, John Neville, Leonard Nimoy, Christopher
Plummer, Jonathan Pryce, Nicol Williamson, Christopher Lee, Hans Albers
, Joaquim de Almeida , Alexander Armstrong, Tom Baker , Keith Baxter , Nicholas
Briggs, Clive Brook, Hugo Flink, Matt Frewer, John Gielgud, Guy Henry, Carleton
Hobbs, Ronald Howard , Roger Llewellyn , Peter Lawford , Vasily Livanov, John
Longden , Patrick Macnee , Algimantas Masiulis , Clive Merrison, Keith Michell, Nis
Bank-Mikkelsen, Jonny Lee Miller, David Mitchell, Ron Moody , Alan Napier, Alwin
Neuss, Eille Norwood , Peter O'Toole, Reginald Owen, Michael Pennington, Robert
Rendel, Ian Richardson, Nicholas Rowe, Richard Roxburgh, George C. Scott, Mack
Sennett, Paul Singleton , Tod Slaughter , Robert Stephens, Ben Syder, Robert
Webb, Alan Wheatley, Geoffrey Whitehead, Paxton Whitehead , Douglas
Wilmer, Arthur Wontner, John Wood, Edward Woodward, Igor Petrenko
Robert Downey Jr and Benedict
Cumberbacth complete the list
In 1990 he founded The Film
Foundation, a non-profit organization
dedicated to film preservation, and in
2007 he founded the World Cinema
Foundation ,a non-profit organization
devoted to the preservation and
restoration of neglected world cinema
He directed a music video for
"Bad", starring M.J. and co-starring
one of the first appearances of yetundiscovered Wesley Snipes, which
was released in late 1987
• In English folklore, a ______ is a
household spirit inhabiting
fields, marshes or other
• It causes mischief and things to
disappear, milk to sour, and dogs to
go lame. Always malevolent, the
household ______will follow its
family wherever they flee
• It is said that the ______ crawls
into people's beds at night and
puts a clammy hand on their faces.
Hanging a horseshoe on the door
of a house and leaving a pile of salt
outside your bedroom are said to
keep it away
#26. Remember it?
• X is a term in psychology which is used to
describe any familiar situation which is not
recognized by the observer.
• Y is similar to, but distinct from, the phenomenon
called tip of the tongue, a situation when
someone cannot recall a familiar word or
name, but with effort one eventually recalls the
• X- Jamais vu - any familiar situation which is not
recognized by the observer.
• Y- Presque vu - a situation when someone cannot
recall a familiar word or name – tip of the tongue
• Déjà vu - "already seen", is the phenomenon of having
the strong sensation that an event or experience
currently being experienced had been experienced in
#27. It is common practice for Political parties in this part of the
India to own TV Channels.
Which unlikely entity owns Al Manar TV, which broadcasts shows
Beit al-ankabut (The Spider's House)
Hadith al-sa'a (Talk of the Hour)
Al-din wa al-hayat (Religion and Life)
Nun wa al-qalam (The 'Nun' and the Pen)
#28. During the span of its
usage, the X has gone by
several names. Some of
these are ‘The National
Razor’, ‘The Widow’ and ‘The
Antoine Lavoisier, the father
of modern chemistry was
subjected to the X, after
being charged with several
offences, including selling
adulterated tobacco. What is
Free for All: FITB
A (3 letters) is the world’s largest advertising company by
revenues, with headquarters in London and Dublin. B is
Executive Chairman & National Creative Director of the Indian
arm of C, an international advertising and PR agency, which was
acquired by A (1989). B recently acted in the movie D, also
starring E and F. E received his bachelor’s degree in Economics
from Jai Hind College, Mumbai; and shot to limelight by starring
in the G franchise of films. B, during his tenure at C, mentored
H, who has won two National Film Awards, the first for movie
I, and another for the movie Chittagong (2013). Coincidentally, J
starred in the movie I. J and H worked together for the CannesWinning campaign K. J will be seen in the next installment of G.
F is widely regarded as the first of his kind in India. He produced
Jhalak Dikhla Jaa, the Indian version of Dancing With the Stars. L
is B’s sister, and starred in the Hindi Comedy Well Done
Abba, directed by M. M, a Dadasaheb Phalke Award Winner is
N’s uncle, who won the National Film Award for Best Feature
Film in English, for O. O, based on the novel of the same name
by P tells the story of a young, disillusioned Indian Civil Servant
played by Q, who has played in the ARFU Championship, playing
both the scrum-half and right-winger position.
Ogilvy/ Ogilvy and Mather
Taare Zameen Par
Thanda Matlab Coca Cola