Blue-chip films are large-scale, high-budget productions, which usually focus on
the drama and majesty of the natural world. Blue-chip films are beyond most
amateur natural history filmmakers' budgets and capabilities.
Four people made up the core team of the crew—Amogh and Kalyan as the lead
filmmakers and Sarath Champati and Vijay Mohan Raj (forest department official)
to handle logistics. More than 15 camera-persons—including an equal number of
men and women—assisted the core team on making this blue chip documentary.
“We began shooting around three years ago. Making a wildlife documentary is
hard. Seasons decide a lot of animal behaviour. For the first two years of shooting,
the state was suffering from a drought and only in the last year did we have good
rains. So, a lot of animals didn’t do the things we wanted to capture on camera
during the two years of drought,” informs Kalyan.
Set in Hapur, UP, X won the Oscar in the Documentary Short Subject category at
the 91st Academy Awards. The film came to into being as a part of The Pad
Project, started by students at the Oakwood School in Los Angeles and their
teacher, Melissa Berton. The movie’s director, Rayka Zehtabchi, said in her
acceptance speech “I’m not crying because I’m on my ______ or anything. I can’t
believe a film on menstruation won an Oscar,”
Dedicating the award to her school, Berton said the project was born because her
students in LA and people in India wanted to make a “human rights difference”.
Name the title of the film
The company X was established in 1891, with an investment of ₹265. The
enterprise was later acquired by Nalin Chandra Gupta, a renowned attorney, and
operated under V.K Brothers. The company got a boost during World War 2 when
it saw an increase in demand of the commodity due to a shortage of small,
Much later, C.H. Holmes, an English businessman in Kolkata, was taken on as a
partner and the Englishman decided to name the company after the Roman and
Greek term for the geographic location of the British Isles and used for the female
personification of the same. ID the company.
In a performance (in 2012) by the band “Thermal And A Quarter” from their
album “3 wheels 9 lives”, the singer introduces this song _____ ____ ___ ___ _
____ in a typical Bangalore setting, a rant in bits and fractions on the persistent
traffic problems and the surge of pricy vehicles during peak hours.
This song gets its name from the fare negotiations in going from point A to point B
in this concrete jungle.
More than 25 years since publication of his famous work, one of the longest
novels to be published in a single volume in the English language, the author has
been working on its sequel.
The sequel, set in the present chronicles the same character Lata, now an old
woman, looking for a match for her grandson.
What is the title of the much awaited sequel?
Bindeshwar Pathak, an Indian sociologist who founded the NGO Sulabh
International in his book “Angels of the Ghost street” talks about a wonderful
story and visionary concept to make a dream come true and change the lives of 45
million odd ______ in India.
In 2015, he planned a spectacular symbolic act to win over the public for his plans.
As they are excluded from religious ceremonies, he defied tradition and
celebrated this festival of love, with hundreds of other ______ in the cities of
Varanasi and Vrindavan.
This sacrilege made the headlines of many Indian newspapers and sent positive
shock waves through the entire country, along with the message that India will
have to adapt its traditional structures in a peaceful way.
These are the variants of a controversial event taking place every January in a
Vadi majuviraṭṭu: This is the most common category. The specimen is released
from a closed space.
Vēli viraṭṭu: In this variant the approach is slightly different as the specimen is
directly released into an open space.
Vaṭam manjuviraṭṭu: In this variant, the specimen is attached with a long vatam.
What are these the variants of ?
“The Indian team is a glorious mix of people from different religions, classes,
castes, regions and languages; where the son of a pump manager from Ranchi is
tightly bound in fate and determination to the child prodigy of a Marathi professor
from Mumbai and a Muslim from the back alleys of Hyderabad. And while dynasts
can rule the roost in politics and Bollywood, cricket is a meritocratic space. But it
wasn't always this way. Gandhi, for instance, intensely disapproved of cricket.
During the Raj it was associated with racism. It had the nasty odour of communal
division, with Hindus and Muslims playing in separate teams. Dalits, meanwhile,
were personas non grata on the field.”
This is the blurb of _________ __ , by X. This book has been acclaimed for great
reporting of events and is a top notch editors pick. Cricket has been a fond topic
to X right from his childhood watching his father Y play Test Cricket for India.
(PIC ON NEXT SLIDE)
In 1890, a man called H.S. Thirumalachar (‘H’ presumably stands for Hassan) came
to Bangalore in search of a job.
Eight years later, with his siblings in tow, he set up a “sweet-meat stall” in
Chickpet. The twist in the tale comes with the entry of an Englishman who worked
at the West End hotel. He then taught Thirumalachar the art of making
‘Pashchaatya Ubale Utpadan‘, like bread and buns.
Thus, Thirumalachar added a new arrow to his quiver and the “______ _____ ”
phenomenon was born.
The even numbered plots do not exist, and between one to nine, there are
officially five different plots over a land of 12 acres. These five plots include a
living residence, an office, a helipad, a security post and a guest house. However
the choice of residence depends upon the resident. In 2016, the official address
was changed to ___ ______ ____, which literally translated to the path to the well
being of the people. FITB and what was its formerly called.
According to the records of French traveler Jean Baptiste Tavernier, this emperor
had his last unfulfilled wish to build a _____ facing the more famous white one
across the river.
Sudarshan Pattnaik, an internationally renowned sand sculptor from the city of
Puri found his own way of fulfilling the wish much later, by making a sculpture of
this _____ thus completing the circle of love.
What are we talking about ?
The picture depicts an actual World War One poster by the British promoting war
loans in Gujarati. It says “Have you bought war bonds or not?”
This poster looks familiar to a very popular one which was also doing the rounds
on the other side of The Atlantic.
Identify the poster it took inspiration from.
Poster on the next slide
Among the many monuments at Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine, the memorial to Japan’s
war dead, there stands a simple monument dedicated to a forgotten Indian judge,
Judge Radhabinod Pal.
Pal, played by ______ ____ in a four-part Netflix miniseries Tokyo Trial, is deeply
revered by the Japanese people because of his stance during the infamous war
crime trials that took place in Japan after World War II (called the Tokyo Trials).
Identify the famous actor who played the role of Judge Pal in this 2016 Netflix
Picture of Judge Pal in the next slide
South Asian nannies, known as ____, played an essential part in the lives of British
families in India. Families returning to Britain often brought ____ with them to take care
of the children on the long sea voyage. Highly experienced and resilient women, some
____travelled between both countries several times.
____were often left stranded, the families failing to honour the promise of a return
Christian charities were concerned for the welfare of the abandoned __, leading to the
founding of the __ Home for Indian and Chinese Nannies, opened in Hackney in East
London in 1900. The home provided refuge for the ____, finding many of them new
placements with families travelling out to India. Run by the London City Mission, it had 30
rooms and housed around 100 ____ each year.
FITB. (Pictures on the next slide)
Newly released documentary, "The Problem with ___ " takes a critical look at the
representation of South Asian people in American television and film, centering
itself around the Indian immigrant caricature, ___ Nahasapeemapetilon from "The
___ is also the name of an award winning trilogy of an Indian Oscar winner.
Identify this famous character.
(Poster of the documentary on the next slide)
______ the Apostle was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ, according to the New
Testament. He is known for having doubted Jesus' resurrection when first told.
______ is traditionally believed to have sailed to India around 50 AD to spread the
Christian faith, and is believed to have landed at the port of Muziris. He is also believed to
have established the Seven and Half Churches in Kerala.
According to Christian belief, Saint ______ was allegedly killed at St.______ Mount, near
Chennai, in 72 A.D. However there is no evidence of his presence in India.
The evidence is said to be destroyed by Tipu Sultan who razed an old Syrian Christian
seminary which held old texts and anneals in which contained proofs and written records
of ______ and the activities of earlier Christian/Jewish communities.
(Picture on the next slide)
Although “The X Panther Party” was based in the
United States, it managed to inspire marginalized
people all around the world and to join them in the
struggle against oppression. One example of this is the
Y Panthers, a militant movement formed in India in the
early 70s. Their ultimate goal was to fight caste
discrimination. “______________ is the most violent
form of exploitation on the surface of the earth,” the
manifesto read. “Today it is necessary to seek its soil, its
root causes. If we understand them, we can definitely
strike at the heart of exploitation”
ID X and Y.
The following picture shows a
currency used during pre-
Put funda as to why there’s both
Reserve Bank of India as well as
Government of Pakistan are printed
on the same note.
There was only one government press that printed currency notes
and after seperating, India refused to hand that over to Pakistan
so Pakistan began its existence with Indian currency notes rubber
stamped "Pakistan" over "India".
This is Prateek Kuhad's Did you/ fall apart cover.
The cover is inspired by an artist who achieved
great acclaim for his unique art style. He carved
out a niche for himself through his paintings
having masked faces. He believed that masked art
reveals and obscures love and un-love while
retaining the privacy.
Who is this famous artist who is said to be the
inspiration behind the album covers?
It's the year 1997. A year ago, the great leader of the National Front has passed
away. A new front has been raised, with the newly split ____ party having
numerical superiority among the front parties. Naturally, X was offered the post of
the Prime minister. However, X declined the offer on his son's suggestion,
maintaining that the post wasn't permanent. It turned out to be true as seen
during the term of I K Gujral. Also, was the fact that X was two months old into the
chair of the CM of his origin state. Post 2014, his responsibilities have been
reduced by almost half, and he lost the crown jewel he has been credited with
developing, despite his monumental return to power.
X also stands accused of betraying the great leader. ID X
X was an Indian painter whose works are mainly abstracts in oil or acrylic, with a
very rich use of color, replete with icons from Indian cosmology as well as its
philosophy and lived and worked in France since 1950.By the 1970s X had grown
increasingly unhappy and restless with his own work and wanted to find a new
direction and deeper authenticity in his work, and move away from what he called
the 'plastic art'. His trips to India, especially to caves of Ajanta - Ellora, followed by
Benares, Gujarat and Rajasthan, made him realize his role and study Indian culture
more closely, the result was _____ which signified his rebirth as a painter. The
_____ came forth in 1980, and took his work deeper and brought in, his new-
found Indian vision and Indian ethnography. One of the reasons he attributes to
the origin of the _____, is his elementary school teacher, who on finding him
lacking adequate concentration, drew a dot on the blackboard and asked him to
concentrate on it.
Name the artist and the artwork.
In a first of its kind promotion, an upcoming
romantic fairytale movie released its logo on an
opportune event for a wide outreach. Coming from
a fancy production house, the reveal met the
expected standards of pomp with drones lighting
up the skies forming the logo.
ID the movie and the event of the release of the
The architecture and the design of this project was to celebrate the lives of
martyrs and respect their sacrifices and not mourn them. Consisting of a central
obelisk under which is an eternal flame and four circles - Amar, Veerta, Tyag,
Rakshak one enclosing the other.
All these circles symbolically have the eternal flame at its centre. ID the project
and what was the architectural design (described here) inspired by?
National War Memorial,Delhi