Mind Palace MELA Session by Adity and Srikant

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MELA quiz conducted in august 2014 at Mind Palace by Adity Pore and Srikant Nair. The cutoff for the prelims was 9.5 with one star marked.

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Mind Palace MELA Session by Adity and Srikant

  1. 1. MIND PALACE SEASON I EPISODE II MELA QUIZ BY ADITY “STORMBORN” PORE & SRIKANT “HEISENBERG” NAIR
  2. 2. RULES • 20 Questions • No negatives, feel free to guess! • 16-20 are (*)star marked which will be used to resolve ties. • Use of any electronic device is prohibited • The decision of the QMs will be final and binding. • Most importantly, sit back and enjoy the quiz!!
  3. 3. Our Knowledge Partners:
  4. 4. Let’s begin by Remembering Karan Johar:P Haha!!!
  5. 5. 1. ID the theme/movie.
  6. 6. 1. Ishaan’s theme, Taare Zameen Par
  7. 7. 2.Gimme X • The best known works of this actress are • X-2001 • The L-word (2004-2009) • The children (2008) • The Lighthouse (1999)
  8. 8. X-Lagaan • The actress is Rachel Shelley who plays the role of Elizabeth.
  9. 9. 3. • The toys include a 'launcher' – a device for bringing the spinning top up to speed in a plastic arena known as a Y, with a slightly dished base, where they subsequently strike each other. The last top still spinning wins. X is largely a game of power and angle, although many players believe a particular launch style can influence the outcome of a game.
  10. 10. 3. X-Beyblade Y- Beystadium
  11. 11. 4. Painting? Painter?
  12. 12. 4. Bharat Mata M.F. Hussain
  13. 13. 5.
  14. 14. 5.
  15. 15. 6. What am I talking about? • Chennai - "Idhu semmma hot machchi!" • Gwalior - "Gwalior Jhoome" • Hyderabad- "Idi chaala hot guru!" • Pune - "Tikhat Aahe!" • Mangalore - "Sakkath hot marrey!“ • Thiruvananthapuram- "Sangathi HOT aanu!"
  16. 16. 6. Radio Mirchi, It’s HOT!
  17. 17. 7. ID the instrument
  18. 18. 7. Bagpipe
  19. 19. 8. • X was named Hema at her birth. She is eldest child of her parents. At the age of 5,she started working as an actress in her father's musical plays. Her career spanned over 7 decades and has worked in over 36 different Indian regional languages. • Identify this legend.
  20. 20. 8.Lata Mangeshkar
  21. 21. 9.What are they used for?
  22. 22. 9. Sitars
  23. 23. 10. What am I talking about? This is an Indian dance form nicknamed as “The Sword Dance”; the so called sword is 18’’ long!
  24. 24. 10.Dandiya Raas
  25. 25. 11. • Excerpt from The Krishna Key: The present English word, X is derived from a Greek root which itself was derived from a Sanskrit word- Jyamiti. In Sanskrit, Jya means an arc or curve and Miti means the correct perception or measurement. WTGW?
  26. 26. 11. Geometry
  27. 27. 12.First rough impression of what?
  28. 28. 12. Leonardo Da Vinci’s parachute design
  29. 29. 13.
  30. 30. 13.
  31. 31. 14. What am i talking about? • Violent blowout/Without restraint of fart is intoxicating though it comes in small amount; Though fart creates only a small sound disturbance, god think.... it kills the life around The primary fart is like..the sound of motor vehicle... The secondary fart stutters like..sound of the train Tertiary one...is like the siren of an ambulance.... But, the quaternary one is a silent killer...
  32. 32. 14. Uttamam Dhad Dhadatt Padam..Madhyam Padam Thuchuk Thuchuk--Silencer rocks
  33. 33. 15. • The X is a large glass and metal pyramid surrounded by three smaller pyramids, in the main courtyard. The large pyramid serves as the main entrance to the X. Completed in 1989, it has become a landmark in it’s city.It has been claimed by some that the glass panes in the X number exactly 666,”the number of the beast”, often associated with Satan. The entire structure is based on number 6.
  34. 34. 15. Louvre Pyramid
  35. 35. 16. Self portrait of?
  36. 36. 16. Continued
  37. 37. 16. Adolf Hitler
  38. 38. 17. Current Affairs • Ramachandra Guha on X " When an English writer like me dies, India International Center might have a memorial meeting. Full stop. But when X dies, his death will mourned in every district of Karnataka. X is probably the last representative of writers who are public intellectual and the moral conscience of the society."
  39. 39. 17. U. R. Ananthamurthy • Rest in Peace.
  40. 40. 18. • This Indian TV series is given a rating of 8.4 on IMDB. The main characters include a male and a female. The female lead has been portrayed by 3 different actresses. Namely Sushmita Mukherjee, Archana Puran Singh and Shucheta Khanna. • Which series am I talking about??
  41. 41. 18. Karamchand • The actresses played the role of Kitty, Karamchand's Secretary.
  42. 42. 19. • Rahul Gandhi’s article on corruption published in the fortnightly X magazine, popular among children (2011) • Sources tell Faking News that Rahul Gandhi had written the article last week after Anna Hazare started his fast against corruption and it was due to be published in the party newsletter, but somehow it got leaked to the publishers of X. • The article deals with the hot topic of corruption in public life & it shows how a young lion named “Leo Baby” removed corruption from jungle for good. • “The article also talks of two jungles, aam jaanwar (common animals), and a deer called Hiranavati.”
  43. 43. 19. Champak
  44. 44. 20. • X was revealed to be made up of the recipe which includes sugar, flour, dog kibble for texture, and other ingredients. — Vanilla wafers, similar to Nilla Wafers were packaged and sold as X in Suncoast home video stores. — During the rave scene of the early 1990s, the term ‘X' was one of the first street names for the empathogenic drug methyldioxymethamphetamine ( ecstasy); others were 'disco biscuit' and 'H-bomb'. — Id X.
  45. 45. 20. Scooby Snacks
  46. 46. FINALS COMING UP AUDIENCE PRIZES TO BE WON
  47. 47. R1: The “Karan Johar” Round • List it. • 1 point for every correct entity • No negatives • 4 minutes of time
  48. 48. List the Guests who appeared on Koffee with Karan Season 4
  49. 49. • Salman Khan & Salim Khan • Kareena Kapoor Khan & Ranbir Kapoor • Aamir Khan & Kiran Rao • Ranveer Singh & Arjun Kapoor • Sidharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan & Alia Bhatt • Priyanka Chopra & Deepika Padukone • Farhan Akhtar & Vidya Balan • Akshay Kumar • Emraan Hashmi & Mahesh Bhatt • Sonakshi Sinha & Shahid Kapoor • Anushka Sharma & Anurag Kashyap • Abhishek Bachchan & Farah Khan • Juhi Chawla & Madhuri Dixit • Freida Pinto & Nargis Fakhri • Aditya Roy Kapur & Shraddha Kapoor • Kajol & Ayan Mukerji • Rohit Shetty & Zoya Akhtar • Anil Kapoor & Sonam Kapoor • Parineeti Chopra & Alia Bhatt
  50. 50. R2: INFINITE POUNCE +10/0 on the bounce +15/-10 on the pounce 8 questions clockwise
  51. 51. 1. What is it called?
  52. 52. 1. Batmanning
  53. 53. 2. • To mark the 3rd death anniversary of this artist, X's fans kept empty bottles of Jack Daniels, Smirnoff Vodka and packs of Cigarettes in front of D's London home. X's mother, who runs an anti-alcohol foundation was okay with the drugs and alcohol related left outside X's home. • X please.
  54. 54. 2. Amy Winehouse
  55. 55. 3. ID the legend • Recorded about 50,000 songs in 17 languages. A 5- decade career. • National award for Best Male Playback singer-7 times • State award for Best Male Playback singer - 30 times • Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan winner • Known as "Gana Gandharvan".
  56. 56. 3. K. J. Yesudas
  57. 57. 4. • Photographer Otto Bettmann snapped her blowing candles on a cake in the back of a car. The occasion was her thirtieth birthday. The Cannes Film Festival 2012, held in May, repurposed this image on their official poster. This year also marks her fiftieth death anniversary.Who is on the poster?
  58. 58. 4. Marilyn Monroe
  59. 59. 5. ID the person in the image
  60. 60. 5.Chris Gardner himself • The role portrayed by Will Smith is that of Chris Gardner in the movie Pursuit of Happyness.
  61. 61. 6. • The question: • In this year's Wimbledon, Eugene Bouchard of Canada reached the finals and eventually lost to Petra Kvitova. What interests the MELA lovers is the presence of an unlikely person in the players box of Bouchard. He was there for all the matches in which she played and he is a self-confessed Bouchard fan. • Who? (image on next slide)
  62. 62. 6. Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper)
  63. 63. 7. • Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age is a 1964 novel by the Czechoslovak writer Bohumil Hrabal. • Excerpt from the book: (in the next slide)
  64. 64. • “,… and when she asked me what I wanted for it I said I wanted her to go for a walk with me, and she laughed and asked why, and I told her my hygiene manual said that a person suffering from heat prostration – she suffered from heat prostration – should rub lukewarm water directly on the exposed chest, and she said, Oh you men and your one track minds! The world is a beautiful place don’t you think? Not because it is but because I see it that way, the way Pushkin saw it in that movie , poor Pushkin, to die in a duel, and so young, his last poems gushing from a bullet hole in his head, I could tell from the picture that he admired the European Renaissance too, he had fantastic muttonchops, you know the whiskers our own Franz Joseph wore, and Strauss the composer,…”
  65. 65. 7. Whole book is written in a single sentence.
  66. 66. 8.Identity this dancer • Though she belonged to the Indian upper-caste she espoused the cause of Bharata Natyam, which was considered a low and vulgar art in the early 1920s. Recognizing the beauty and the spiritual value of this art form, she not only learned the dance, but also presented it on stage despite strong public protests. She features in India Today's list of '100 People Who Shaped India'.She was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1956, and Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship in 1967.
  67. 67. 8. Rukmini Devi Arundale
  68. 68. R3. INFINITE POUNCE +10/0 on the bounce +15/-10 on the pounce 8 questions anti-clockwise
  69. 69. 1. • She has won two Filmfare Awards, one National Film Award, and is the only Indian actress to win the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance as Kasturba Gandhi in Gandhi (1982).An alumna of the National School of Drama of New Delhi, she had worked mainly in theatre when she made her movie debut with Arvind Desai Ki Ajeeb Dastaan in 1978. Some of her noted cinematic roles were in such art films as Arth (1982), Party and Saaransh (1984). She was mostly offered character roles in mainstream Hindi cinema after her portrayal in Gandhi, often typecast in mother roles much ahead of her years.
  70. 70. 1. Rohini Hattangadi
  71. 71. 2. • Born to doctors, X is of Bengali heritage from his father's side and Dogra heritage from his mother's. He was born in Lucknow, brought up in Delhi, and used to stay in Connaught Place's Railway Colony and Srinagar. • He did his schooling from St. Columba's School, Delhi where he met and became friends with Indian superstar Shah Rukh Khan. X was active in theatre and singing right from his school days and that's where he realised his singing capabilities. Thereafter he studied medicine at the University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS), New Delhi, and received an M.B.B.S. degree.
  72. 72. 2. Dr.Palash Sen (Lead singer of Euphoria)
  73. 73. 3. • Priyanka chopra has won 4 Filmfare awards till now and Kajol has won 6. However, both of them have won award in a particular category, which makes them the only female winners in this category. Which category am I talking about?
  74. 74. 3. Filmfare for best actresses in negative role Priyanka won for Aitraaz(2005) Kajol won for Gupt(1997)
  75. 75. 4. • The __s: The Greatest Myth of Rock & Roll" is a book written by Eric Segalstad and illustrated by Josh Hunter. This is a visual guide through the lives of a certain select group of musicians with something in common. Recent events may probably mean that an update to the book is inevitable.
  76. 76. 4. • 27. The "Forever 27" Club includes rock musicians who died at the age of 27.
  77. 77. 5.Gimme X • According to the Oxford English Dictionary the term “X" referred to a drink of brandy boiled with ale in the seventeenth century. The riddle probably exploited, for misdirection, the fact that “X“ was also 18th century reduplicative slang for a short and clumsy person. Similar riddles have been recorded by folklorists in other languages, such as "Boule Boule" in French, "Lille Trille" in Swedish and Norwegian and "Runtzelken- Puntzelken" or "Humpelken-Pumpelken" in different parts of Germany.
  78. 78. 5. Humpty Dumpty
  79. 79. 6. ID X & Y. • X was the first husband of Angelina Jolie. X and Jolie had adopted an African kid, Maddox and then they split up. Currently, Brad Pitt is the legal father to the child. • X has received rave reviews for his performance in the TV series Y; there is also a movie that goes by the same name Y.
  80. 80. X: Billy Bob Thornton Y: Fargo
  81. 81. 7. • X has a number of magical properties, and was fairly expensive to buy bottled. It has at least twelve uses, the discoveries of which are typically all credited to the famous Y. X seems to have a notable taste, as Y was able to distinguish it from human blood by placing a small amount in his mouth in 1996. X has appeared to be green and scarlet. • Two of the listed uses are as an oven cleaner and spot remover.
  82. 82. 7. X- Dragon Blood Y- Albus Dumbledore
  83. 83. 8. Minimalist poster of what?
  84. 84. STANLEY KA DABBA
  85. 85. R4: The Climax • 6 slides • Connected by a common theme, points for the theme are indicated on the slide. • 10 points for cracking the individual slides. • 1 attempt at theme per slide
  86. 86. 1. +60/-30 • One of the characters of this TV series is oneof the 12 actors to win the Triple Crown of Acting (Oscar, Emmy, Tony). She is also more fondly remembered Prof. McGonagall of Harry Potter Series. • Identify this series which is set in the backdrop of World War I.
  87. 87. 2. +50/-25 • Christian Bale and Jessica Chastain were pursued for lead roles in the second season of the show but both passed on the project due to the significant time commitment the show would've required.
  88. 88. 3. +40/-20 • He will be the voice of Po’s father in Kung Fu Panda 3 to be released in 2015. He also gave the voice of Ram in Ramayana, a 1992 Hollywood animation movie. Because of this tendency to do comic roles initially in his career, Sony and AMC were initially hesitant to cast X as the main protagonist in the series Y. Ultimately, in 2008, X was chosen and series became a runaway hit.
  89. 89. 4. +30/-15 • X who plays the role of Y,after airing of the show, received a letter from author Z stating that "Congratulations, everyone hates you!!". • Name of the series. • P.S: Hints on demand
  90. 90. 5. +20/-10
  91. 91. 6. +10/0 • Along with the fourth season of Arrested Development (2003) and Hemlock Grove (2013), X became the first original Netflix production to be nominated for an Emmy. X, however, went to win the Emmy as well and hence became the first Netflix Original Production to win the Emmy. • (Hints on demand)
  92. 92. 1. +60/-30 • One of the characters of this TV series is oneof the 12 actors to win the Triple Crown of Acting (Oscar, Emmy, Tony). She is also more fondly remembered Prof. McGonagall of Harry Potter Series. • Identify this series which is set in the backdrop of World War I.
  93. 93. Downton Abbey
  94. 94. 2. +50/-25 • Christian Bale and Jessica Chastain were pursued for lead roles in the second season of the show but both passed on the project due to the significant time commitment the show would've required.
  95. 95. True Detective
  96. 96. 3. +40/-20 • He will be the voice of Po’s father in Kung Fu Panda 3 to be released in 2015. He also gave the voice of Ram in Ramayana, a 1992 Hollywood animation movie. Because of this tendency to do comic roles initially in his career, Sony and AMC were initially hesitant to cast X as the main protagonist in the series Y. Ultimately, in 2008, X was chosen and series became a runaway hit.
  97. 97. Breaking Bad
  98. 98. 4. +30/-15 • X who plays the role of Y,after airing of the show, received a letter from author Z stating that "Congratulations, everyone hates you!!". • Name of the series. • P.S: Hints on demand
  99. 99. Game of Thrones • Y- Joffrey Baratheon • Z- George RR Martin
  100. 100. 5. +20/-10 • Along with the fourth season of Arrested Development (2003) and Hemlock Grove (2013), X became the first original Netflix production to be nominated for an Emmy. X, however, went to win the Emmy as well and hence became the first Netflix Original Production to win the Emmy. • (Hints on demand)
  101. 101. House of Cards
  102. 102. 6. +10/0
  103. 103. Mad Men
  104. 104. The connect is: • They have been nominated for Outstanding Drama Series in Emmy 2014.
  105. 105. Thank You!!!!!! • Send in your Brickbats and Bouquets at www.facebook.com/MindPalaceLDCE or write into us at mindpalaceldce@gmail.com

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