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UTPT 2019 India Quiz Finals

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UTPT 2019 India Quiz Finals

  1. 1. Chale Chalo Chalte Raho FINALS
  2. 2. Lord of the Outer Ring Written Round I
  3. 3. Rules Rules • Written Round • Questions on the Outer Ring Road, Bangalore • 5 questions • 10/0 • Bonus 10 if you get all right
  4. 4. Q1 Hebbal of today is known for its serpentine maze of flyovers, however it was once known for its serene eponymous lake. A rare attraction here is the ______ (blank not indicative) all the way from the mist filled ghats of Sahyadri. This bird of the subspecies homrai is also found in sub-Himalayan forests. The state of X pays tribute to this bird by hosting the ‘Festival of Festivals’ held every year in the month of December. Identify the bird.
  5. 5. Q2 Hosur Sarjapur Road Layout serves as a gateway to the IT hub of Electronic City. It is also the home of a Unicorn from Namma Uru that is making waves all around the country. Founded by Mukesh Bansal in 2016 as a healthcare and fitness company, it has now expanded to a food-tech, fitness and general wellness company and has achieved a tribal cult-like status. Identify the company.
  6. 6. Q3 Dear Prime Minister, In a democracy the citizen has an inalienable right to civil disobedience when he finds that other channels of redress or reform have dried up. It goes without saying that the satyagrahi willingly invites and accepts his lawful punishment. This is the new dimension added to democracy by Gandhi. What an irony that it should be obliterated in Gandhi’s own India! You have accused the Opposition and me of every kind of villainy. But let me assure you that if you do the right things, for instance, your 20 points, tackling corruption at Ministerial levels, electoral reform, etc., take the Opposition into confidence, heed its advice, you will receive the willing cooperation, of every one of us. For that you need not destroy democracy. The ball is in your court. It is for you to decide. The aforementioned excerpts are written by an individual who forms an integral part of our journey across Outer Ring Road. Identify the author and the location.
  7. 7. Q4 Banashankari is home to various suburbs of the city, one of them being ISRO Layout also called Vikram Nagar. Vikram Sarabhai’s romance is alleged to be the reason for ____’s existence. His relationship with Kamla Chaudhary blossomed in the city of Ahmedabad where he was the then Director of the Physical Research Laboratory and she was working with An Industrial Research Institute for Textiles (ATIRA). She however was getting uncomfortable with the relationship and wanted to move out of the city. This “allegedly” led to Vikram cajoling the authorities to bring ____ to Ahmedabad and not to Mumbai.
  8. 8. Q5 “That evening, I called our key organisers to discuss changing my name and that of the organisation. This was a grave matter and everybody had something to say. I easily dropped the ‘Pandit’ from my name. A colleague who had been with me at Maharishi’s came up with the idea of ___ ___. Everybody agreed that one ___ is very common, generic and confusing. My opinion on the matter was irrelevant in this animated discussion. I was just a silent witness. And so, I was rechristened at Waldorf.” Who talking about what or FITB.
  9. 9. Lord of the Outer Ring Answers I
  10. 10. Q1 Hebbal of today is known for its serpentine maze of flyovers, however it was once known for its serene eponymous lake. A rare attraction here is the ______ (blank not indicative) all the way from the mist filled ghats of Sahyadri. This bird of the subspecies homrai is also found in sub-Himalayan forests. The state of X pays tribute to this bird by hosting the ‘Festival of Festivals’ held every year in the month of December. Identify the bird.
  11. 11. ANSWER Hebbal Great Hornbill
  12. 12. Q2 Hosur Sarjapur Road Layout serves as a gateway to the IT hub of Electronic City. It is also the home of a Unicorn from Namma Uru that is making waves all around the country. Founded by Mukesh Bansal in 2016 as a healthcare and fitness company, it has now expanded to a food-tech, fitness and general wellness company and has achieved a tribal cult-like status. Identify the company.
  13. 13. ANSWER Cure.fit
  14. 14. Q3 Dear Prime Minister, In a democracy the citizen has an inalienable right to civil disobedience when he finds that other channels of redress or reform have dried up. It goes without saying that the satyagrahi willingly invites and accepts his lawful punishment. This is the new dimension added to democracy by Gandhi. What an irony that it should be obliterated in Gandhi’s own India! You have accused the Opposition and me of every kind of villainy. But let me assure you that if you do the right things, for instance, your 20 points, tackling corruption at Ministerial levels, electoral reform, etc., take the Opposition into confidence, heed its advice, you will receive the willing cooperation, of every one of us. For that you need not destroy democracy. The ball is in your court. It is for you to decide. The aforementioned excerpts are written by an individual who forms an integral part of our journey across Outer Ring Road. Identify the author and the location.
  15. 15. ANSWER Jayaprakash Narayan, JP nagar
  16. 16. Q4 Banashankari is home to various suburbs of the city, one of them being ISRO Layout also called Vikram Nagar. Vikram Sarabhai’s romance is alleged to be the reason for ____’s existence. His relationship with Kamla Chaudhary blossomed in the city of Ahmedabad where he was the then Director of the Physical Research Laboratory and she was working with An Industrial Research Institute for Textiles (ATIRA). She however was getting uncomfortable with the relationship and wanted to move out of the city. This “allegedly” led to Vikram cajoling the authorities to bring ____ to Ahmedabad and not to Mumbai.
  17. 17. ANSWER IIM A
  18. 18. Q5 “That evening, I called our key organisers to discuss changing my name and that of the organisation. This was a grave matter and everybody had something to say. I easily dropped the ‘Pandit’ from my name. A colleague who had been with me at Maharishi’s came up with the idea of ___ ___. Everybody agreed that one ___ is very common, generic and confusing. My opinion on the matter was irrelevant in this animated discussion. I was just a silent witness. And so, I was rechristened at Waldorf.” Who talking about what or FITB.
  19. 19. ANSWER Sri Sri Ravishankar
  20. 20. Holy Trail II
  21. 21. Rules Rules •8 Dries Questions •Clockwise Bangalore Bounce •10/-5 on Pounce •10/0 on Bounce
  22. 22. 1 “_ _____ __ _ _____” was a letter written by X to Tarak Nath Das on the subjection of India and its cause. X argued that only through the principle of love could the Indian people free themselves from colonial British rule. X saw the law of love espoused in all the world's religions, and he argued that the individual, nonviolent application of the law of love in the form of protests, strikes, and other forms of peaceful resistance were the only alternative to violent revolution by alluding to Y’s seminal work. This letter greatly moved Z and introduced him to the ideas of Y which later went on to extremely effective on the British Raj. Give all variables and what is the letter popularly known as?
  23. 23. SAFETY SLIDE
  24. 24. ANSWER Kanyakumari X Tolstoy Y Valluvar Z Gandhi Blank:“A letter to a hindu”
  25. 25. 2 ______ is an art form in which the stories of Hindu mythology and epics are orally rendered primarily with the support of acting and hand gestures. It is performed in the___________; a place inside Hindu temples specifically designed for performing X. It is a solo performance, accompanied by a mizhavu and a pair of ilathalam, by a narrator in a distinctive headgear and black moustache with his torso smeared with sandalwood paste and red dots all over the body. The headgear resembles snake’s hood, to symbolise the narration by Anantha, the thousand headed serpent. ______ has traditionally been performed only by the _______ community. Identify the art form.
  26. 26. SAFETY SLIDE
  27. 27. ANSWER Chakyar Koothu
  28. 28. 3 The famous Malayalam poet Muloor S.Padmanabha Panicker wrote: Long ago on the streets of ______ in a rickshaw, The great sage Sree Narayana was going, An idiot born as god on earth, Came up and ordered the rickshaw to withdraw. This later became the tipping point of a famed Satyagraha which included names like Periyar,Gandhi and many more to a civil rights movement aimed at securing freedom of movement for all sections of society through the public roads leading to the famous Shiva temple situated here
  29. 29. SAFETY SLIDE
  30. 30. ANSWER Kottayam Vaikom Satyagraha
  31. 31. 4 Indo-Brazil diplomatic ties have been struck time and again due to the biopiracy of the ______ breed of a much revered entity originating from ______ in the Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh. Carvings of the Nandhi, which adorn Hindu Sivaite temples in India, bear a true resemblance to ______ . This name of the place is phonetically similar to Andreas Escobar’s fatal mistake in the FIFA World Cup 1994 leading to his team’s defeat. What are we talking about ?
  32. 32. SAFETY SLIDE
  33. 33. ANSWER Ongole Ongole bulls / Ongole cattle
  34. 34. 5 The name ______________ is derived from an alternative name to a certain son of Shiva, to whom homage is paid in the city in the form of various Brahmin muths that can be found in the city. This place is believed to be the meeting point for Ram and Shabari in his quest for Sita. It is also believed that Bhima defeats the infamous Bakasura at this point. ID this place made famous by Indian mythology.
  35. 35. SAFETY SLIDE
  36. 36. ANSWER Vishakhapatnam
  37. 37. 6 The Koch king Viswasingha restarted worship at the ruins of the Kamakhya temple, and his son, Naranarayana decided to reconstruct the temple from the existing material lying scattered. After two failed attempts at restoring a particular detail of the temple, he decided to take recourse and get that particular feature made by craftsmen and architects more familiar with the architectural style of another religion. This particular temple remains an oddity as compared to other Hindu temples and this particular style is called the Nilachal style. What is the particular distinction in a Nilachan style temple?
  38. 38. SAFETY SLIDE
  39. 39. ANSWER Assam The gopuras are more like domes than traditional shikara. Influenced by Islamic architecture
  40. 40. 7 X marks the onset of spring in Bengal and is said to be the inspiration behind many of Rabindranath Tagore’s poems and songs. He likened its bright orange flower to Y. According to Hindu Mythology, X is a form of a deity which is known as the God of 'Y'. X has also lent its name to one of the historic battles in Indian history. The first shloka of Shukla Yajurveda speaks about 'X' and in Jayadeva's Geeta Govindam , he compares the colour of the flowers of 'X' to the nails of Kamadeva with which he wounds the hearts of lovers. ID 'X' and 'Y'.
  41. 41. SAFETY SLIDE
  42. 42. ANSWER West Bengal X - Palash Y - Fire
  43. 43. 8 The “Ghoti-Bangaal” divide, in the Bengali psyche, is unique in that it was a social expression of the perceived cultural superiority – or inferiority – of one group over another in literally everything a Bengali is fascinated with. In 1957, Bidhan Chandra Roy, the then CM of West Bengal, a “ghoti” himself suggested a controversial yet historical suggestion that certain name or title of a group, which encouraged “localism, provincialism, anti-nationalism and communalism” should be disallowed but it still hasn’t materialised. This rivalry has continued in a form for over 100 years which is regularly attended by over 85,000 people in Kolkata marred by violence and controversies. So, what was Dr. Roy’s proposal in 1957 which he though would quash anti- nationalist ideologies among the people ?
  44. 44. SAFETY SLIDE
  45. 45. ANSWER West Bengal Changing the name of “East” bengal fc
  46. 46. Round Tree Written Round III
  47. 47. Rules Rules • Written Round • 6 questions • No part points • Differential Scoring • 3* no. of teams that do not get the answer
  48. 48. Rules Rules
  49. 49. Q1 The ingredients of this preparation are no different from its plain version except a special kind of clove is first ___ and added with the rest of the ingredients and then folded immediately. Visually threatening as it may seem, this delicacy is a hit during winters. This takes its inspiration from a creation in a classic sitcom (which is known for being extraordinarily prescient). Identify this preparation.
  50. 50. Q2 X is a traditional Indian sport in which a gymnast performs aerial yoga postures and wrestling grips in concert with a vertical stationary or hanging wooden pole, cane, or hanging rope. The pole is usually made from Seesham, polished with castor oil and literally means "wrestling pole". The earliest mention of X can be traced to the 12th century, the art form remained dormant until it was given a new lease of life by Balambhatta Dada Deodhar, the renowned teacher of Peshwa Baji Rao II. During the first half of the 19th century, Lakshmibai, the Rani of Jhansi learned the sport with her childhood friends Nana Sahib and Tatya Tope. It was declared as the state sport of Madhya Pradesh in 2013. Identify X.
  51. 51. Q3 In the state of Kerala, Gulmohar is called “kaalvarippoo”, which means "______ __ ______". There is a popular belief among Saint Thomas Christians of Kerala that when Jesus was crucified, there was a small Royal Poinciana (Gulmohar) tree near his Cross and that the blood of Christ was shed over the flowers of the tree and this is how the flowers got their distinct sharp red colour. FITB/Translate the word “kaalvarippoo”.
  52. 52. Q4 In the 1960s, there was ongoing curiosity at the BARC, regarding the deposition of nuclear waste, and to study this while maintaining secrecy, a lab was built 8000 ft below the ground to study the life of protons and to check how iron behaved when exposed to radioactivity post H J Bhabha’s international seminar in Mumbai in 1950. Incidentally, a few years later, a different set of people would make violent history here. As a result of the curiosity, the lab drew famous scientists from establishments like TIFR. It is also said, that Pakistan's only Nobel Prize winner, Abdus Sallam, visited the lab. However, the lab was shut down soon after and a law college was built in its place. Identify the place.
  53. 53. Q5 Discovered by archaeologist Charles Masson during his work in Afghanistan between 1833 and 1838, X contained coins of the Indo-Scythian king Azes II. The casket is a small container reminiscent of the Pyxis, found without its lid. A lotus decorates the bottom. X features representations of the Y in a Greek himation, bundled hairstyle, with a moustache surrounded by the Indian deities Brahma and Śakra, inside arched niches of Greco-Roman architecture. There are altogether eight figures in high-relief (two identical groups of Brahma-Y- Sakra, and two devotees in-between) and two rows of rubies from Badakhshan (in Afghanistan). Identify X and also what is its claim to fame?
  54. 54. Q6 Salvadora persica is a shrub with a crooked trunk, the root bark of the tree is similar in colour to sand, and the inner surfaces are an even lighter shade of brown. It has a pleasant fragrance, of cress or mustard, as well as a warm and pungent taste. X is a twig made from the Salvadora persica tree, apart from their antibacterial activity which may help control the formation and activity of dental plaque, they can be used effectively as a natural toothbrush for teeth cleaning. Such sticks are effective, inexpensive, commonly available, and contain many medical properties and features prominently in Islamic hygienical jurisprudence. It is however well known among the Indian populace as a brand that shot into prominence with the 1998 Coca Cola World Cup. Identify X/the brand.
  55. 55. Round Tree Answers III
  56. 56. Q1 The ingredients of this preparation are no different from its plain version except a special kind of clove is first ___ and added with the rest of the ingredients and then folded immediately. Visually threatening as it may seem, this delicacy is a hit during winters. This takes its inspiration from a creation in a classic sitcom (which is known for being extraordinarily prescient). Identify this preparation.
  57. 57. ANSWER Fire Paan, inspired from Flaming Moe in Simpsons
  58. 58. Q2 X is a traditional Indian sport in which a gymnast performs aerial yoga postures and wrestling grips in concert with a vertical stationary or hanging wooden pole, cane, or hanging rope. The pole is usually made from Seesham, polished with castor oil and literally means "wrestling pole". The earliest mention of X can be traced to the 12th century, the art form remained dormant until it was given a new lease of life by Balambhatta Dada Deodhar, the renowned teacher of Peshwa Baji Rao II. During the first half of the 19th century, Lakshmibai, the Rani of Jhansi learned the sport with her childhood friends Nana Sahib and Tatya Tope. It was declared as the state sport of Madhya Pradesh in 2013. Identify X.
  59. 59. ANSWER Mallakambha
  60. 60. Q3 In the state of Kerala, Gulmohar is called “kaalvarippoo”, which means "______ __ ______". There is a popular belief among Saint Thomas Christians of Kerala that when Jesus was crucified, there was a small Royal Poinciana (Gulmohar) tree near his Cross and that the blood of Christ was shed over the flowers of the tree and this is how the flowers got their distinct sharp red colour. FITB/Translate the word “kaalvarippoo”.
  61. 61. ANSWER Flower of “Calvary”/Golgotha
  62. 62. Q4 In the 1960s, there was ongoing curiosity at the BARC, regarding the deposition of nuclear waste, and to study this while maintaining secrecy, a lab was built 8000 ft below the ground to study the life of protons and to check how iron behaved when exposed to radioactivity post H J Bhabha’s international seminar in Mumbai in 1950. Incidentally, a few years later, a different set of people would make violent history here. As a result of the curiosity, the lab drew famous scientists from establishments like TIFR. It is also said, that Pakistan's only Nobel Prize winner, Abdus Sallam, visited the lab. However, the lab was shut down soon after and a law college was built in its place. Identify the place.
  63. 63. ANSWER KGF
  64. 64. Q5 Discovered by archaeologist Charles Masson during his work in Afghanistan between 1833 and 1838, X contained coins of the Indo-Scythian king Azes II. The casket is a small container reminiscent of the Pyxis, found without its lid. A lotus decorates the bottom. X features representations of the Y in a Greek himation, bundled hairstyle, with a moustache surrounded by the Indian deities Brahma and Śakra, inside arched niches of Greco-Roman architecture. There are altogether eight figures in high-relief (two identical groups of Brahma-Y- Sakra, and two devotees in-between) and two rows of rubies from Badakhshan (in Afghanistan). Identify X and also what is its claim to fame?
  65. 65. ANSWER Bimaran casket First anthropomorphic representation of Buddha
  66. 66. Q6 Salvadora persica is a shrub with a crooked trunk, the root bark of the tree is similar in colour to sand, and the inner surfaces are an even lighter shade of brown. It has a pleasant fragrance, of cress or mustard, as well as a warm and pungent taste. X is a twig made from the Salvadora persica tree, apart from their antibacterial activity which may help control the formation and activity of dental plaque, they can be used effectively as a natural toothbrush for teeth cleaning. Such sticks are effective, inexpensive, commonly available, and contain many medical properties and features prominently in Islamic hygienical jurisprudence. It is however well known among the Indian populace as a brand that shot into prominence with the 1998 Coca Cola World Cup. Identify X/the brand.
  67. 67. ANSWER Meswak
  68. 68. Raagas to Riches IV
  69. 69. Rules Rules •Written Round •Questions on Indian Classical Raagas. •5 questions •10/0
  70. 70. 1 ________ is a Sampoorna raaga and all the saptaswaras are in order. This raga can be elaborated to beautiful effect in all three sthayis, but shines particularly well in the upper madhya and thara sthayis. ____ ________ is also one of the most ferocious manifestations of Lord Shiva. It is a depiction of Shiva in an aggressive form with angry eyes shaped like lotus blossoms, blazing hair, tiger’s teeth, snake coiled around his neck or crown, and a garland of human skulls. Name this famous Raaga present in both Hindustani and Carnatic music.
  71. 71. 2 Raaga Piloo is commonly used to express joy, devotion, happiness and love. It is mostly used in light Hindustani Classical musical forms. One of the most famous renditions of this raaga was performed by the duo X - Y at the UN General Assembly Hall in New York 1967. Their album “ ____ meets ____ ” combined contrasting musical styles and was number 1 on Billboard's Best Selling Classical Musicals list for eighteen weeks in 1967 and continued to top that chart through January the following year. Identify the musical duo.
  72. 72. 3 _______ raaga is said to have originated in the Carnatic style and later brought in to the fold of Hindustani style. This raaga got its name from the Persian word for a “man in court”. It was revolutionised by the musical genius Tansen while performing in the court of Emperor Akbar. It is said that Tansen often used to perform this grave raga, deep into the night, to soothe the worries of his emperor and bring a sense of calm around him. Identify this raaga.
  73. 73. 4 When floods ravaged Kerala, nature lovers across the world prayed to save the _______ in the Kannan Devan hills, which makes an appearance once in 12 years. The chances were slim as Munnar and the surrounding areas were flooded due to incessant rains for 14 days with landslides damaging the ecologically fragile district of Idukki on the Western Ghats. But hope rekindled after the sun shone on Munnar valley and the breathtaking _______ started to bloom. FITB which shares its name with a famous Carnatic Raaga .
  74. 74. 5 ‘X’, sharing its name with a National Level Entrance Exam in India is a Janya raaga (derived from a parental raaga), considered to be an auspicious raaga and is often chosen as the first raaga for concerts. It recognizes both the physical as well as the spiritual needs for human experience. The essence of the raaga is in how it is sung generally fast paced and acts like a wake up call for the listeners and this is why ‘X’ is generally used to begin a concert to set the tone for the rest of the kutcheri to follow. ‘Y’, (shown in picture is the name of a popular tourist destination) is Hindustani Raaga known to have a resemblance to the Carnatic Raaga ‘X’ Id Y
  75. 75. 5
  76. 76. SAFETY SLIDE
  77. 77. 1 ________ is a Sampoorna raaga and all the saptaswaras are in order. This raga can be elaborated to beautiful effect in all three sthayis, but shines particularly well in the upper madhya and thara sthayis. ____ ________ is also one of the most ferocious manifestations of Lord Shiva. It is a depiction of Shiva in an aggressive form with angry eyes shaped like lotus blossoms, blazing hair, tiger’s teeth, snake coiled around his neck or crown, and a garland of human skulls. Name this famous Raaga present in both Hindustani and Carnatic music.
  78. 78. ANSWER Raaga Bhairav/Bhairavi
  79. 79. 2 Raaga Piloo is commonly used to express joy, devotion, happiness and love. It is mostly used in light Hindustani Classical musical forms. One of the most famous renditions of this raaga was performed by the duo X - Y at the UN General Assembly Hall in New York 1967. Their album “ ____ meets ____ ” combined contrasting musical styles and was number 1 on Billboard's Best Selling Classical Musicals list for eighteen weeks in 1967 and continued to top that chart through January the following year. Identify the musical duo.
  80. 80. ANSWER Raaga Piloo Ravi Shankar and Yehudi Medunin
  81. 81. 3 _______ raaga is said to have originated in the Carnatic style and later brought in to the fold of Hindustani style. This raaga got its name from the Persian word for a “man in court”. It was revolutionised by the musical genius Tansen while performing in the court of Emperor Akbar. It is said that Tansen often used to perform this grave raga, deep into the night, to soothe the worries of his emperor and bring a sense of calm around him. Identify this raaga
  82. 82. ANSWER Raaga Darbari
  83. 83. 4 When floods ravaged Kerala, nature lovers across the world prayed to save the _______ in the Kannan Devan hills, which makes an appearance once in 12 years. The chances were slim as Munnar and the surrounding areas were flooded due to incessant rains for 14 days with landslides damaging the ecologically fragile district of Idukki on the Western Ghats. But hope rekindled after the sun shone on Munnar valley and the breathtaking _______ started to bloom. FITB which shares its name with a famous Carnatic Raaga .
  84. 84. ANSWER Raaga Kurinji
  85. 85. 5 ‘X’, sharing its name with a National Level Entrance Exam in India is a Janya raaga (derived from a parental raaga), considered to be an auspicious raaga and is often chosen as the first raaga for concerts. It recognizes both the physical as well as the spiritual needs for human experience. The essence of the raaga is in how it is sung generally fast paced and acts like a wake up call for the listeners and this is why ‘X’ is generally used to begin a concert to set the tone for the rest of the kutcheri to follow. ‘Y’, (shown in picture is the name of a popular tourist destination) is Hindustani Raaga known to have a resemblance to the Carnatic Raaga ‘X’ Id Y
  86. 86. 5
  87. 87. ANSWER JOG
  88. 88. What the Damn Hell! V
  89. 89. Rules Rules •Written Round •16 variables •3 * 16 = 48 points in total •Imperative to go WTDH! at the end of the question
  90. 90. "Aye mere pyaare watan, aye mere bichhade chaman, tuz pe dil kubraan“ The above lyrics are sung by the titular character of the film A about his home country B (not India). The movie is based on the eponymous story by C, the first Non-European to achieve a certain distinction in his field. This accolade was also achieved by D, an alumnus of the university set up by C at E. His name meaning 'immortal' was given to him by C. Another alumnus of the university was F, creator of a famous detective whose name sounds quite like the cold beverage G. H studied F's last name and he won the aforementioned accolade too! His nephew I is known for discovering a limit above which J s are formed. J was also the name given to a dungeon belonging to K and was the site of a tragedy due to overcrowding of prisoners. This incident was one of the contributing factors to the Battle of L (give Indian name), where K was betrayed by M. M is a colloquially used as a term for a 'traitor' in Bengali and Urdu, quite like N, who allied with Muhammad of Ghor to defeat O who had eloped with his daughter. If the last part of N 's name was used as a verb in English, something would be on display and if this were to belong to a member of a proud fair-skinned race that invaded ancient India, you would get the name of a person (close enough). What was his greatest contribution to the world?
  91. 91. SAFETY SLIDE
  92. 92. ANSWER A – Kabuliwala K - Siraj-ud-Daulah B – Afghanistan L - Palashi (Plassey) C - Rabindranath Tagore M- Mir Jafar D - Amartya Sen N - Jaichand/Jayachandra E – Santiniketan O - Prithviraj Chauhan F - Satyajit Ray Zero G – Falooda H - CV Raman I - Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar J - Black Hole
  93. 93. Golden Road Runner VI
  94. 94. Rules Rules •8 Dries Questions •Clockwise Bangalore Bounce •10/-5 on Pounce •10/0 on Bounce
  95. 95. 1 In their long travel route from the East to North India along the Grand Trunk road, the Mughals used to stop their caravans at this particular place to rest for the night. The city had a great number of resting places which eventually accounted for its name. X, a political thinker was found dead under mysterious circumstances on February 11,1968 on a railway track near the ___________ Railway Station. As an honour, the station was renamed after X eventually. An attempt was made to do so in 1992 as well, but due to an infamous event Y, it didn’t happen. Give me the blank, X and Y.
  96. 96. SAFETY SLIDE
  97. 97. ANSWER Mughalsarai Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya, Babri Masjid demolition
  98. 98. 2 This was inaugurated as 'Flagstaff House' in 1930, the building was the winter headquarters and residence of the Commander-in-Chief of Forces in India who maintained unified command of the (colonial) Indian Army, British Army, and princely states forces. In the compounds of the structure is a life size statue, erected as a mark of respect, of one soldier each from the armies of the Jodhpur State, Hyderabad State and Mysore State who fought the World War I alongside the British 15th Imperial Service Cavalry Brigade in Haifa, which was then part of the Ottoman Empire. ID this structure. Picture on the next slide.
  99. 99. SAFETY SLIDE
  100. 100. ANSWER Delhi Teen Murti Bhavan
  101. 101. 3 _______ was a Hindu custom of mass self-immolation by women in parts of the India, to avoid capture, enslavement and rape by any foreign invaders, when facing certain defeat during a war. It made an a more infamous occurring during wars between Hindu Rajput kingdoms in Rajasthan and the Muslim armies. Whenever the defending Hindu armies faced an imminent defeat, women threw themselves and their children into a fire while wearing their wedding dresses. The next morning, men marked their foreheads with the ashes of their wives and children and rode off into battle with the enemy. FITB <pic on next slide>
  102. 102. SAFETY SLIDE
  103. 103. ANSWER Jauhar
  104. 104. 4 A few hours after the incident, the then CM of the state, X visited the site to assess the aftermath. Y, a totally unexplained guest, went along with X to the site. Y’s visit was unexplained, until after a few months when Y released one of his works based on the incident and the visit was purely to grab the details of it. However, Anthony Maras’ work, Z on the same is said to be more emotionally captivating than Ys gruesome portrayal of the incident. ID X,Y,Z
  105. 105. SAFETY SLIDE
  106. 106. ANSWER Mumbai VilasRao Deshmukh, RGV, Hotel Mumbai
  107. 107. 5 X is the world's largest vaccine manufacturer by number of doses produced and sold globally (more than 1.3 billion doses) which includes Polio vaccine as well as Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Hib, BCG, r-Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccines. It is estimated that about 65% of the children in the world receive at least one vaccine manufactured by X. X was founded by Y quite aptly “named” after the city he now resides in and the location of X’s headquarters. Use your inner Holmes to give X, Y and the city
  108. 108. SAFETY SLIDE
  109. 109. ANSWER Pune Cyrus Poonawalla, Serum Institute of India
  110. 110. 6 Born in a village called Goleshwar in Satara,Maharashtra. X was the youngest of five sons of a renowned wrestler Dadasaheb _____. He participated in the Quit India Movement providing shelter and a hiding place to the revolutionaries, circulating letters against the British were some of his contributions to the movement. He resolved to unfurl the tri-color flag in Olympics on Independence Day August 15, 1947. He later went on to accomplish a first for Independent India in 1952, though was unfairly treated which makes one wonder what more could he have achieved had better systems been in place. Put Funda/ Give X and his achievement.
  111. 111. SAFETY SLIDE
  112. 112. ANSWER Satara Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav, First Individual gold medal for Independent India/ medal after Norman pritchard
  113. 113. 7 “The Transposed Heads” is a 1940 novella by Thomas Mann. A retelling of an old folk story originally found in the 11th-century Sanskrit text Kathasaritsagara, it recounts the tales of Shridaman (man of mind) and Nanda (man of body). They both fall in love with Sita who accepts Shridman’s proposal. However, she later begins to question this decision much to Shridman’s disdain. Sita gets pregnant and when they are visiting her parents, they come across a Kali temple where in a fit of religious fervour Shridman, followed by Nanda behead themselves. Kali later grants Sita a wish to bring them back to life but in her confusion she interchanges the heads. This was later adapted into a play called Hayavadana about a _______ _____ which was instrumental in establishing X as a young promising playwright. FITB and Identify the playwright.
  114. 114. SAFETY SLIDE
  115. 115. ANSWER Hubbali-Dharwad Girish Karnad , Talking Horse
  116. 116. 8 X was born in a small village, Kridapura, 9 km from Tumkur. Touted as a legendary sculptor he left home young in search of fame and glory. His son too grew up an accomplished sculptor and set out in search of his father. He soon found a job as a sculptor and noticed a flaw in a figure sculpted by X. The stone which X was carving had a toad living inside which was a considered to be a flaw. Furious at this, X challenged to cut off his right hand if the young sculptor was correct in his assessment of the sculpture. X’s son chiselled the place where the flaw was present and a toad jumped out with a little water flowing from that spot. Upon testing the figure, the flaw was indeed revealed and X kept his promise and cut off his right hand. X did regain his hands after completing the “Chennakeshava Temple”, and Kridapura got rechristened to Kaidala. Who was the sculptor? All’s well that ends well.
  117. 117. SAFETY SLIDE
  118. 118. ANSWER Tumkur Amarshilipi Jakanachari

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