2. He asked for one rupee for providing permission to the
project. The makers added a touch of symbolism by
finding a rupee note printed in 1958 - in many ways, this
was a golden and breakthrough year not just for him, but
also for Indian athletics because of the Commonwealth
and Asian Games.
Who is he, and what did he thus bless?
*3. This journeyman cricketer came into prominence in
the 1986-87 one-day series against Australia, when a
hundred and two fifties in six matches won him the Man
of the Series award.
Played four tests for India
His last match was at Dhaka playing for Abahani Krira
Who is the cricketer?
4. The film "San Ge Sha Gua" has been one of the big hits in
Chinese cities in 2011, especially with young audiences, with
whom it seems to have struck a natural chord.
How do we know this film in India?
5. Given are the audio clip. Give me the name of
tv series or movie or ad name or whatever it is.
*6. In August 2012, a mountain rescue worker and his
neighbour discovered a diplomatic mailbag from Mont
Blanc. This was established to have come from the remains
of an Air India Boeing 707 that had crashed into the
mountain in 1966. The mail was handed over to the Indian
embassy in Paris.
The most notable passenger on board this crash in 1966 was
an Indian scientist, whose life was cut short at age 56. Who?
8. Hassan-i-Sabbah led an order of armed militants,
terrorising the Seljuqs in the Persian territories in 1091.
They were believed to be addicted to hashish, and hence
the name ______.
Their legend was recreated by a recent video game,
which is named after the English variant of the term
*9. ID the word.
One of the origin of the word can be traced to the fact
that in Ancient Babylon, the Bride's father would
supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink
for a month after the wedding. (Keep in mind that
their calendar was lunar)
However, Merriam Webster Dictionary reports the
etymology as from the "the idea that the first month
of the marriage is sweetest".
Today this idea has become synonymous with voyage,
a practice which originated from the Indian elite and
spread to Europe from there on.
10. Turning the mustaches a little round (on corners)
putting on a pair of shades like Anna
Mixing coconut in Lassi,
Come all, in a good mood..
…….blah blah blah………..
When this song will play in disco
You’ll have to come on the floor,
You’ll have to pick your X up [to dance]
and have to show the dance step..
*12. After being asked why the X didn’t light the big
Olympic torch (as he had done in the story Fear Her),
he joked: “What happened? What went wrong? I was
waiting for the phone call. There was an online
petition apparently, which the London Organising
Committee chose to ignore. Worse than that, in the
opening ceremony there was this Y sequence that got
cleared. We all had to sign off on it and they cut it!”
ID X and Y.
14. The 2013 film "Ranjhanaa" is set in Varanasi, is directed
by Aanand Rai, and has music composed by A.R.Rahman.
According to its director, his music composer paid homage
to which Bharat Ratna through the music, by prominently
using the shehnai in many of its songs?
*15. You might have heard this song. Where?
Aamaletiya stavin crata pile pila
Aamaletiya merlucchiya pile pila
Inlorpotamanta tora tut tut tiya Less
so less in nina amichiya strala
Aamalitiya stavin crata pile pila
Aameletiya merlucchiya pile pila
Aamalitiya stavin crata pile pila
Aameletiya merlucchiya pile pila
Aamalitiya stavin crata pile pila
17. X was one of top six contestants in reality-singing
series, Fame Gurukul in 2005 .
He worked with Kumar Taurani's music company. He
had also worked under music director trio Shankar
Ehsaan Loy. And now he became an assistant to music
*18. 500 Startups-backed shopping search site Pricebaba last
year launched a campaign to convince Google to do something,
but their ambitious goal ultimately ended in defeat following
Undeterred by their failure,they have already launched an
online campaign to convince Google for the same thing in a
slightly different way which apparently matches Google's
convention for the same. What is it?
This thriller was published to great anticipation in
May 2013. It inaccurately quotes a line from the
Bhagwad Gita (made famous by the physicist
Robert J. Oppenheimer) which is usually translated
as "I am become Death, Destroyer of Worlds" by
replacing "Death" by "Vishnu".
Its logo was designed by Atul Pande and consists of
the Sun and a fingerprint.
The opening lines of its theme song are:
Bhor hui jeevan mein
Shuru nai udaan
Mili hume pehchaan
Khule naye ab dwaar
In 2004, who filed a successful request to trademark
the phrase “That’s Hot”, because "I've been saying it
forever. I want to put it on T-shirts and stuff like that."?
Producers of a movie starring this person asked people
to come to the theatre to “See _____ Die”, and one of
the most successful DVDs to star this person was all
about spending a night in a European city. Or so it
The Mahabharata mentions that only four people
listened to the Bhagvat Gita directly from Krishna.
Arjuna was the one it was addressed to, Sanjaya listened
to it because of his divine vision; and Ved Vyasa who was
experiencing the past, present and future at the same
time. Dhritarashtra heard it indirectly from Sanjaya.
Who was the fourth?
Hanuman was doing a favour to Arjuna by being
present in the flag on his chariot. When Krishna
drove the chariot to the middle of the battlefield;
Hanuman too became a witness to the Geeta.
Early in 2005, school officials in China, banned X.
The immediate cause was that students had been
altering notebooks to resemble X and then
writing the names of acquaintances, enemies,
and teachers in the books.
It was first observed directly by human
eyes during the Apollo 8 mission in 1968
by Astronaut William Anders who
described the view as :
“The backside looks like a sand pile my kids have played in for some
time. It's all beat up, no definition, just a lot of bumps and holes. ”
What is being described here ?
The creator artist David Lloyd had this to say about his creation’s
increasing popularity. Fill in both blanks.
“ The ___ ______ ____ has now become a common brand and a
convenient placard to use in protest against tyranny- and I’m happy
with people using it, it seems quite unique, an icon of popular
culture being used this way.”
“ __________ needed an all purpose image to hide their identity
and also symbolise that they stood for individualism- it is after all a
story about one person against the system”
This particular on-screen instruction seen in many operating
systems is an artifact from the days of computer
programming when compiler output would scroll off screen
and had to be paused to be viewed.
However, it caused considerable confusion to early users
who would call asking for where something was located.
Mehran Karimi Nasseri (born 1942), also
known as Sir, Alfred Mehran, is
an Iranian refugee who lived in the
departure lounge of Terminal One in Charles
de Gaulle Airport from 8 August 1988 until
July 2006, when he was hospitalized for an
unspecified ailment. His autobiography has
been published as a book and is the basis
for a movie directed by Steven Spielberg.
Name the movie.
According to ancient tale , there was a Muslim shepherd
named Buta Malik who was given a sack of coal by a
sadhu. Upon reaching home, he discovered that the sack
,in fact, contained gold. Overjoyed and overcome ,Buta
Malik rushed back to look for the sadhu and thank
him,but on the spot of their meeting discovered a cave
and eventually this became a place of workship for all the
believers .To date, a percentage of donations given by
pilgrims are given to Malik’s descendents and remaining to
the trust which manages the shrine.
Name this famous shrine
X’s father died in a plane crash when his american pilot
misjudged a landing.
X’s elder brother was killed when he accidently flew an airplane
over power lines in San Antonio, Texas, USA.
X was 6ft 4inch-6ft 6inch in height & weighing about 165
pounds. He had an olive complexion and was left handed. He
was described as soft-spoken and mild mannered in demeanor.
One of his nick names includes LION.
Some reports suggest he earned a degree in civil engineering in
1979, or a degree in public administration in 1981.
British comedian Dom Joly claimed that he attended school with
Born as Farukh Bulsara in Zanzibar on Sep 5,1946,his parents
were Parsi migrants from India. He attended the St.Peter’s
Boarding school near Mumbai, where he learnt the piano. In
1964, his family fled to England, and he had a Diploma in Art
and Design. He was also a singer for bands like Ibex and Sour
MilkSea. In 1970 he formed this band along with Brian Mayand
Roger Taylor, and he also designed the band’s logo. Along with
his work for the band, he also produced two solo albums Mr
Bad Guy and Barcelona. Name the singer and the band.
Dinanath Gopal X, an Indian writer
Priya Vijay X, an Indian actress
Ramesh X, Marathi novelist
Suresh X, an Indian economist
Vijay X, an Indian playwright
Tendulkar is a common Marathi surname belonging to Rajpura Saraswat
Brahmin caste. People with Tendulkar as surname:
Dinanath Gopal Tendulkar, an Indian writer
Priya Vijay Tendulkar, an Indian actress
Ramesh Tendulkar, Marathi novelist
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, an Indian cricketer
Suresh Tendulkar, an Indian economist
Vijay Tendulkar, an Indian playwright
Bob Clampett created this character after being inspired by an unflattering
baby photo of himself. The character, originally named Orson, was initially
pitted against two hungry cats. The name was later changed to something
much sweeter .
What name do we know this character as today?
This comic character was introduced by Pran in 1971 for LotPot
magazine. The side characters included the protagonist’s wife,
dog and alien friend. In a TV version of the comic, the role of
the character as played by Raghuvir Yadav.
The concept for it was first proposed in a 2008 design
paper, following which V0.1 was announced and
released in Jan, 2009 on a cryptography mailing list. In
2010, someone interested in a $25 pizza procured it
successfully using this.
As of 2011, Wikileaks, The Free Software Foundation,
Freenet, PioneerOne all endorse this while various
governments are looking at it without amusement.
BitCoin – virtual currency that has launched a parallel economy
India has 21 of these.
9 of them are a little different
These 9 are:
Bilaspur, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Allahabad,
Cuttack, Guwahati, Jodhpur, Nainital, Jabalpur
High Courts of India; these 9 are not in a
This term in Jainism translates to “destroyer of enemies”
these refer to the enemies within, such as pride, anger,
Each Tirthankar would have attained this
Also a class of vehicles in the Indian Navy
“Arihanta”; also the name of the navy’s
We know this woman as "Talisa
Maegyr" from HBO's "Game of
Thrones" series. However, she is
not the only actor from her
Who was her more famous
(Hint: she was named "Oona"
after her maternal grandmother.)
X is the name of a fictional character created by Alan Moore and Dave
Gibbons for DC Comics. X is ranked number 29 on Wizard's Top 200 Comic
Book Characters list and number 21 on IGN's Top 100 Villains list. Who is X?
X is also a sonnet by Percy Bysshe Shelley, published in 1818 in London. It is
probably Shelley's most famous short poem. The poem is supposedly
inspired by a colossal statue of Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses II, so much so
that it paraphrases the inscription on the base of the statue : "King of
Kings am I, X. If anyone would know how great I am and where I lie, let
him surpass one of my works."
X grew up as a football fan living in poverty in Mexico. His family escaped to
Los Angeles as illegal immigrants. As he became older, he became a busboy
at a restaurant, while also working part-time with his father in a gardening
business. A former Scottish footballer and scout spotted X, playing for an
amateur club in Los Angeles, before offering him a tryout for Y, a Premier
X’s father did not approve, claiming that the family business was more
important than sports. Without the money to travel, he lost all hope of
giving the tryout; however his grandmother with her own secret money
purchased X a plane ticket, which he reluctantly accepted and departed for
ID X and Y.
He was said to be the best all-rounder of his day. He made his
first-class debut for Sussex in 1845 aged 18, weighing only 7 stone
(45kg). Initially a fast round-arm bowler, his pace slowed in later
years. While bowling fast, he took on average nearly 10 wickets in
every game. In 1850, playing for the South against the North at
Lord's, he took all 10 wickets in the second innings, all clean
bowled (still the only instance of all ten wickets being taken
"bowled“ in any first-class match). In all, he took 1,109 first-class
wickets with a bowling average of 10.32. He was also a fine
batsman (4,140 first-class runs with a batting average of 14.12, an
average which was very good for the time). He scored only two
centuries, the first in 1849 and the second was the only century
scored in 1855. Who?
Ron Howard has directed a Formula 1 movie. The project, titled Rush will chart
the rivalry between world champions X and Y in the 1970s.
X, who is a triple Formula 1 world champion, almost lost his life in a serious
accident at the 1976 German Grand Prix which left him with severe scarring
from burns. He now works as a motorsports commentator for German
Y, who was famed for his playboy lifestyle and eccentricity on and off the track,
won the world championship once in 1976.
X arrived at London with the aim of buying Y. Admittedly, he was a fan. The
management at Y though declined after repeated advances by X, and with his
10 day visa permit fast coming to an end, he ended up buying Z. And thus came
about one of the most important takeovers in sporting history.
ID X,Y, and Z.
Y- Tottenham Hotspur F.C.
Z- Chelsea F.C.
• +10 for direct Q & +5 for pass Q.
• Connect scores as written in each slide.
Ezhai padum padu(Song by the poor) directed by K.Ramnoth in
1950 was released at the same time in Tamil and Telugu. It is
primary Indian movie adaptation of a Western literary classic.
Iranian director Ataollah Salmanian is working on a movie
called 'The General Staff' which is being funded by the Iranian
government. The movie is said to be based on eyewitness
accounts and is actually being created as a response to
So, what is this main purpose behind the production of this
It is the Iranian take on the movie Argo and depicts things from an
At around 11 am, on the morning of February 25th 2013, a chai
shop owner in Manimajra, Chandigarh, started distributing free
chai and samosa to everyone.
That area in Chandigarh had been converted to th Abottabad
bazaar in the movie Zero Dark Thirty. As a result, various stall
owners had made huge profits. The celebration was a result of
ZDT winning an oscar.
Complete the list
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
+5/0 (guess karlo !!)
X is an American romantic comedy-drama film directed by David
O. Russell, from a screenplay by Russell, adapted from the novel of
the same name by Matthew Quick.
It received eight Academy Award nominations, including Best
Picture and Best Director for Russell, in addition to achieving the
rare feat of being nominated in all four acting categories, the first
time since Reds in 1981, and also being nominated for the Big
Five, the first time since Million Dollar Baby in 2004.
•Argo – Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck, and George
• Amour – Margaret Menegoz, Stefan
Arndt, Veit Heiduschka, and Michael Katz
• Beasts of the Southern Wild – Dan Janvey,
Josh Penn, and Michael Gottwald
• Django Unchained – Stacey Sher, Reginald
Hudlin, and Pilar Savone
• Les Misérables – Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner,
Debra Hayward, and Cameron
• Life of Pi – Gil Netter, Ang Lee, and David
• Lincoln – Steven Spielberg and Kathleen
• Silver Linings Playbook – Donna Gigliotti,
Bruce Cohen, and Jonathan Gordon
• Zero Dark Thirty – Mark Boal, Kathryn
Bigelow, and Megan
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