• Teams of 4
• No Google
• Minimum One female participant in each team
• Each question will be projected for only 30 seconds
• Hidden Tie Breaker Questions
Turn this slide when Prelims start only.
Born in 1904, he dropped out of school and ran away from home.
He worked as a time keeper in the railways, as a hotel manager
and as a salesman for Remington Typewriters before making it
big in the world of Hindi and Bengali films. In later life, he suffered
from alcoholism and died at a young age of 42. Name him.
Crowd funding is gaining traction in US thanks to Kickstarter. Way
back in 1970s, an Indian director used this mode to finance this
movie which in itself is a landmark in Indian cinema. Name the
Bonus points for naming the director.
In 2010, an Indian startup, unveiled the first “Made in India” web
browser, designed with privacy and security as foremost principles
and based on an open source platform. What is this browser
Bonus points for naming this startup
This thing was popular among Sufis in Mecca who would often
drink this to stay awake to meditate through the night.
A Muslim Holyman, Baba Budan is supposed to have got this to
India from Yemen to Chikmaglur in 1670. From here on, its use
became more widespread in India. Identify this thing.
Lalitaji for Surf,
Cherry Charlie for Cherry Blossom Shoe Polish,
The MRF Muscle Man,
The Liril girl in the waterfall,
The Kamasutra couple
Hamara Bajaj ad
Hint: Sharon Prabhakar, Pearl Padamsee, Dolly Thakore
This city produces a world famous snack that was produced was
the first time in 1877 during the reign of Maharaja Shri Dungar
Though the snack is made all over the country, the secret
ingredient in___ _is said to be desert sand. Identify the city or
In June 2011, X adopted Shivnagar, a remote village near U.P
and enabled clean drinking water facilities by installing manual
To show their gratitude, the village‟s residents decided to rename
their village to X Nagar. Identify X.
This US-trained engineer dumped a government job and joined a
small time dairy co-operative at Anand in Gujarat at three times
less his salary and helped create a co-operative movement which
will be remembered for centuries to come.
Identify the movement and the engineer mentioned here.
Identify this book and its author:
• Shortlisted for the Booker prize in 1991
• Made into a movie starring Om Puri and Naseerudin Shah in
• Banned by Mumbai University following Shiv Sena protests in
Forced by government of India directive, she was "killed" on June
3, 2009 leading to protests by bloggers, media watchers and
She was „the first of its kind‟ in India and set a trend.
• Born in Bangalore
• Struggled with an impoverished lifestyle during his childhood
• Did odd jobs as a coolie while growing up
• Was born in 1950 to parents Jijabai and Ramoji Rao in
Can be used as Audience Questions if not needed
ROUND 1: PLACES
• Identify the place in the picture
• 30 seconds Time
• You can ask for assistance
• 10 points for Direct,
• 5 points for Indirect
Originally created in town of Athani, 150 kms from Belgaum. This
is made of buffalo skin, spotted by trader from Mumbai and
marketed under a different name, inspired from the make the
What are we talking about?
ROUND 2: CONNECTS
• 40 seconds each question
• 20 points Direct
• 10 points indirect
• You have to explain the connect and each image as well
• Simple Questions
• 20 seconds to answer
• 10 points for direct,
• 5 for Pass
DK Jain started this Indian company Siddhomal and Sons.
Switched to manufacturing and changed its name to Industrial
Oxygen in 1963.
Based on recommendation by Mckinsey, it diversified to media
and entertainment segment in 1999.
Name this Indian company.
Which was the first town in India to get electricity in 1902, only
second in Asia Pacific after Tokyo?
This Indian Enterprise Software is a $90 million business, with
sales across 100 countries and claims to power 95% businesses
Founded by SS Goenka in Bangalore , it is one of the largest
successful software product companies from India.
Name this company
What is the claim to fame of Australia-born Mary Evans in Indian
He is from a UP Muslim family, did his schooling from Meerut and
Nainital and made it big in Bollywood.
He played the role of Captain Nemo in Hollywood adapation of
comic book " The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen"
This company was founded in 1952 when Prime
Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, personally requested JRD Tata to
manufacture beauty products in India as he was concerned that
Indian women were spending precious foreign exchange on
Which well known brand are we referring to?
According to Jehangir Nama, the emperor was very impressed by
these group of performers from Bengal.
Currently, the eight-generation of this family still practices this
craft and have gained international accolades.
Name the family and their craft.
Often considered to be Nehru's favorite, this minister was
embroiled in India's first corruption case regarding imports of
Willys Jeeps from the UK.
He later earned more disrepute for leading an unprepared India to
a war with China.
Name the minister.
Captain Nemo (Jules Verne – Mysterious Island) dies at the end
of the tale, but before his death he reveals to one of his confidants
his true identity as an Indian Prince Dakkar, and a nephew of an
Indian hero/king who fought the British.
Name this famous Indian hero .
• Born in Udupi district of Karnataka.
• Was a champion in discus throw from Maharastra in 1994
• Acted in the 2007 flick “Johnny Gaddar”
• Currently plays a detective on a popular Hindi TV serial on