This is an inexhaustive list of Ys that adorned KG Road
in Bangalore and gave it a 'Broadway' reputation, but
now cease to exist.
Ys have been either turned into shopping complexes,
or have transformed into something else that are seen
as a better alternative for their 'all-under-one-roof'
tag. The alternative is also seen as a less risky
proposition than Ys for distributors and producers.
ID X, known to us in a different context and Y(specific).
Hatfield House is a country house set in a large park, on the
eastern side of the town of Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England.
The house, open to the public, has been featured time and again
in film and entertainment owing to its lavish halls, lush gardens
and galleries boasting of art worth millions of dollars.
Most recently, however the estate was seen as a perfect
backdrop for a group known for its high-fashion debauchery.
Why has this house come to limelight over this month?
In early 2007, Sony PlayStation commissioned Swiss
animation director Ben Hibon to create and direct an
animated series inspired by their flagship PlayStation 3 game
Heavenly Sword, the first episode of which is shown in the
ID the more synonymous cinematic feature in a fantasy work
from a British director, which is attributed to Ben Hibon
based on the animation style.
An exclusive hand sanitiser has
been launched by National Theatre
in 2018 to commemorate 400 years
of a popular piece of literature,
which is marketed by the company
as a way to get rid of “the damned
ID the brand name of this sanitiser.
The _______ Cup is an annual soccer match played between the
students of the Department of Peace Studies at the University of
Bradford and the Department of War Studies at King’s College
London. Despite this rivalry beginning only in 2007 and not matching
the history of other competitions like OxBridge, it is cited as one of
the great sporting rivalries, being featured at number four on the
Financial Times list of "Great college sports rivalries".
What was the prize given to the winners of this tournament, which is
now superceded by a conventional trophy? Pictures follow.
A Copy of War and Peace
(Blank – Tolstoy)
Slovenia were the smallest country to qualify for the 2010 FIFA
World Cup. Their campaign, albeit a short one, witnessed
attention drawn to their jersey design.
While some believe that the thick, jagged line on the front of
their away uniforms may represent the mountains of Slovenia,
most believe it to be inspired from the sartorial choice of a
famous character, known for his struggles with a football.
ID the character, who on a jocular note, shared such struggles
with the Slovenian team. Picture follows.
Privacy International is a UK-based registered charity that
defends and promotes the right to privacy across the world.
Formed in 1990, they are the first to campaign at an
international level on privacy issues
Every year, they organise the __________ Awards, to
recognize "the government and private sector organizations
which have done the most to threaten personal privacy”
What is the name given to these awards? Pictures follow.
The United Fruit Company was an American corporation that traded in
tropical fruit grown on Latin American plantations. Besides dominating
cultivation, harvesting, and export, it controlled the transport
infrastructure and exploited severe political influence on Honduras.
A famous author X fled to Honduras via one of the company’s
established shipping routes as he was wanted in the U.S. for
embezzlement from a bank, and lived there in hiding for six months
until 1897, since Honduras had no extradition treaty with the US.
He drew significant inspiration from his experiences in Honduras and
went on to pen one of his most famous works. ID X.
O. Henry, who popularized ‘Banana Republic’
Roderick Giles is an African-American director whose career has been based
on short films and documentaries highlighting the plight of underprivileged
His 2002 offering focuses on a young street thug (played by legendary Ralph
Lauren model Tyson Beckford) who is forced to confront the decisions he
makes by an unforgiving accuser owing to his poor and pitiful plight.
What was the title of this short, a part of which has entered Indian
mainstream consciousness earlier this year owing to a different offering?
Arthur Fonzarelli was a character played by Henry Winkler in the
sitcom Happy Days which aired in the seventies and eighties.
Initially a recurring sidekick within the story arc, owing to a decline in
the show’s interest he was soon promoted to headliner, and holds
his place in entertainment folklore owing to the infamous “jump-
the-shark” moment which ultimately led to the show’s demise.
However, his appearance in a more recent context has led to a
strange yet insurmountable demand for an everyday culinary item
with sites including eBay selling replicas for $15. Where was he
recently seen? (Pic in next slide)
Joker is a movie set to be released in 2019 starring Joaquim Phoenix
who plays the eponymous lead character of the movie. Fans are
excited for the movie as it chronicles the life of DC’s greatest villain
and even goes so far as to reveal the Joker’s supposed true identity.
As of now, the makers of the movie have confirmed that Joaquim
Phoenix is set to play the role of a struggling comic in Gotham city
called Alexander Fleck.
Fans were quick to note something of a meta self reference with this
peculiar naming. What?
Alexander Fleck A. Fleck, a nod to Ben Affleck
With the release of Mortal Kombat 11
imminent, fans were quick to request
for a beloved childhood character to
be included in the final release.
Despite getting pleas from game
developer Ed Boon and even Matthew
Lillard, the actor who portrayed the
character in the live-action films, the
decision to include the character was
finally rejected. Which character?
John Wick is a 2014 action film starring Keanu Reeves which tells the
story of an assassin on a mission to avenge the murder of his dog and the
theft of his car by a Russian mobster.
In the movie, there are a chain of hotels called Continental Hotels where
hitmen, mobsters and other people of the criminal underworld stay while
conducting business and John Wick is seen residing at one such hotel.
Lance Reddik plays the role of the concierge in this hotel and is seen
accepting a gold coin as payment from John Wick for his stay at the
What is the name of the concierge?
Charon, the gatekeeper to the Underworld
Pallavi Anupallavi is a 1983 Indian Kannada-
language film directed by Mani Ratnam, in his
directorial debut and features a seminal
background score by Ilaiyaraaja. The film deals with
an unconventional plot of a committed young man
falling in love with an older woman, and finding
himself & his true desires through the experience.
1. The lead actor of the film, who recently became
fodder for social media users for “reverse
2. Funda behind the film’s name
Pallavi and Anupallavi are the two parts of a Carnatic track
Actor X, by his own account ,grew up with a speech impediment that
hindered him from getting his ‘M’ syllables and his ‘S’ syllables right.
Nevertheless, he joined theater school and worked long hours to work
on his delivery and says that the impediment today is barely an issue.
X notes that one of most effective exercises he has had in fixing his
stutter is repeating a word over and over to get his tongue to roll the
right way. It also helps that the same word in question is part of his
most memorable dialogues and now forms a part of his persona
1. The actor, and 2. The word
Shown in the video Mike Moh, and actor popular in both film
and television. A 5th degree black belt in American Taekwondo,
he both owns and is the chief instructor at Moh’s Martial Arts in
In this video, Identify:
1. Who he is paying a tribute to.
2. Where would you have seen him most recently, which can be
worked out from the answer to the first part.
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
X has co authored a cookbook with his longtime friend called
“From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes From X’s Kitchen”
According to X, his signature dish is sushi, as he has much
experience with the skills needed to properly roll sushi and
make them appetising
1. X and 2. The co-author Y, who one could say had traversed
life in the opposite way as to how X did, i.e., from Cook to
Lewis Niles Black is an American stand-up,
social critic and actor. He is best known for his
belligerent comedic style, with which he often
simulates having a mental breakdown. His
comedy routines often escalate into angry
rants about history, politics, religion, or any
other cultural trends.
1. A regular on Trevor Noah’s Daily Show,
what is his segment called, also the name
of a famous rock song?
2. Which character did he voice in a hit 2015
movie, due to his seemingly natural
Shown here is a parody on a post-apocalyptic horror feature
from the world of entertainment.
ID the title of the parody, a wordplay on the feature’s title
and what you will see in this excerpt from this trailer.
Kong : Skull Island, the reboot of the King
Kong franchise reimagines its origins and
an encounter with it in the 1970s.
The theme of the movie largely revolves on
an effort to infiltrate the newly discovered
Skull Island, and the attempts by the British
Military to expose Kong as a monster while
in reality it is a protector of the island.
Seeing parallels with a universally
acclaimed work from the 70s, what was the
poster for Skull Island based on?
The 3rd edition of basketball
sneakers in the “Way of Wade”
series, released in 2014 by the
Chinese Shoe company Li Ning, is
the apparel of choice for Heat
star Dwayne Wade.
The design theme pays homage
to a favourite character in the
city which Wade’s team is based.
Which character? (Bigger pic
Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service is a book that was
set to come out in February, 2019. It tells the story of how the author
realised the harsh reality veterans in American must face after
returning back home from tour and decided to start a charity to help
The author, is also the lead singer of a band which performs only at
military bases to entertain stationed soldiers. The band is aptly
named to reference the author’s most recognisable project and the
fact that they play only for military personnel.
Who is this man from the world of entertainment? Picture follows
The ad in question, released in 2015 stars a yesteryear actress
who was popular in the golden age of cinema during the 1950s
and 1960s. Some actors have found the ad extremely unsettling,
and have added stipulations in their will to prevent their likeness
from being used in any work after their death.
Due to one such stipulation as a result of such cutting edge tech,
Disney had to scrap plans to reboot a project earlier this decade
and have had to make huge changes to the project, the change
being met with widespread
What project did Disney abandon, and what changes have they
made to the project as a result?
Aladdin reboot, Disney had to cast Will Smith as Genie (as Robin
Williams did not allow for his voice to be used in future projects)
Stree is 2018 Hindi film starring Rajkumar Rao and Shraddha
Kapoor. It is a comedy horror movie that claims to be based
on real life phenomenon(spurred from a folk legend) that
occurred in south India, particularly Karnataka and Andhra
Pradesh during the 90s.
What phenomenon/legend is the movie referring to?