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2nd Edition of Aalaap's Arts Quotient Quiz by Sundararaman and Jayanthi held at 136.1 Yoga Studio on 2nd March 2014.

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A2 q2 aalaap's arts quotient quiz - finals

  1. 1. 2nd edition of Aalaap’s Arts Quotient Quiz Finals at 136.1 Yoga Studio, TTK Road, Chennai 2nd March 2014 1
  2. 2. Quiz Masters: Jayanthi & Sundararaman 2
  3. 3. 1. Kavi Mala 6 Questions Direct +10 Passing +5 3
  4. 4. "Mile Sur Mera Tumhara" is an Indian song accompanying video promoting national integration and unity in diversity. Who has written the lyrics for this popular song? 1-1 4
  5. 5. "Mile Sur Mera Tumhara" is an Indian song accompanying video promoting national integration and unity in diversity. Who has written the lyrics for this popular song? 1-1 Piyush Pandey (then an Account Manager & presently the Executive Chairman and Creative Head of Ogilvy and Mather, India). 5
  6. 6. “Jayathi Jayathi Bharatha Matha” is a patriotic song won the distinction of being sung by Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer on India's first Independence Day and was broadcast by AIR. Who composed this song? 1-2 6
  7. 7. “Jayathi Jayathi Bharatha Matha” is a patriotic song won the distinction of being sung by Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer on India's first Independence Day and was broadcast by AIR. Who composed this song? 1-2 Mayooram Viswanatha Sastri 7
  8. 8. “Koovi azhaithal kural koduppan”, set to raga ‘valaji’ is a popular Tamil song rendered in classical music concerts. Which popular Muruga devotee composed this song? 1-3 8
  9. 9. “Koovi azhaithal kural koduppan”, set to raga ‘valaji’ is a popular Tamil song rendered in classical music concerts. Which popular Muruga devotee composed this song? 1-3 Valee 9
  10. 10. The composer of the song “Muruganin Marupeyar Azhagu” in Behag won Mr.Madurai championship his skills in body building at the age of 17. Sundararajan called himself as Madurai Suraj to become a great cine actor of his times, the composer finally got into spiritual life. How is he known in the present day? 1-4 10
  11. 11. The composer of the song “Muruganin Marupeyar Azhagu” in Behag won Mr.Madurai championship his skills in body building at the age of 17. Sundararajan called himself as Madurai Suraj to become a great cine actor of his times, the composer finally got into spiritual life. How is he known in the present day? 1-4 Guru Surajananda 11
  12. 12. Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian cosmonaut, employed the first line of the song “Sare Jahan se Accha” in 1984 to describe to then prime minister Indira Gandhi how India appeared from outer space. It is one of the enduring patriotic poems of the Urdu language written for children in the ghazal style of Urdu poetry. Who has written this poem? 1-5 12
  13. 13. Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian cosmonaut, employed the first line of the song “Sare Jahan se Accha” in 1984 to describe to then prime minister Indira Gandhi how India appeared from outer space. It is one of the enduring patriotic poems of the Urdu language written for children in the ghazal style of Urdu poetry. Who has written this poem? 1-5 Mohammad Iqbal 13
  14. 14. “Karpagavalli Nin Porpathangal” is a very popular ragamalika devotional song sung by T.M.Sowdararajan. It starts with Ananda Bhairavi and comprises of Kalayani, Bagesri and Ranjani. Who wrote this song? 1-6 14
  15. 15. “Karpagavalli Nin Porpathangal” is a very popular ragamalika devotional song sung by T.M.Sowdararajan. It starts with Ananda Bhairavi and comprises of Kalayani, Bagesri and Ranjani. Who wrote this song? 1-6 Yazhpanam Veeramani 15
  16. 16. 2. Pattum Bharathamum 6 Questions Pounce: +15/-10 Direct +10 Passing +5 16
  17. 17. Who is the youngest artist to receive Sangeetha Kalanidhi award from Music Academy of Madras? 2-1 17
  18. 18. Who is the youngest artist to receive Sangeetha Kalanidhi award from Music Academy of Madras? 2-1 Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer at the age of 39 18
  19. 19. His love for cars and fast driving was legendary. He had quite a big fleet of cars at his disposals and he used to drive alone hundreds of miles in his classic Mercedes across whole India. He was a good mechanic also. He once said “Had I not been a classical singer, I would have loved to spend my entire life in a garage fine-tuning a Fiat or a Maruti.” Who is this popular vocalist? 2-2 19
  20. 20. His love for cars and fast driving was legendary. He had quite a big fleet of cars at his disposals and he used to drive alone hundreds of miles in his classic Mercedes across whole India. He was a good mechanic also. He once said “Had I not been a classical singer, I would have loved to spend my entire life in a garage fine-tuning a Fiat or a Maruti.” Who is this popular vocalist? 2-2 Pandit Bhimsen Joshi 20
  21. 21. While composing songs for the movie “Apoorva Ragangal”, M.S.Viswanathan was looking for a rare raga. Came to know about a rare raga “Mahathi” having just 4 swaras created by a legendary musician. That brought the super-hit song “Adisaya Ragam”. Who is the creator of this “Mahathi” raga? 2-3 21
  22. 22. While composing songs for the movie “Apoorva Ragangal”, M.S.Viswanathan was looking for a rare raga. Came to know about a rare raga “Mahathi” having just 4 swaras created by a legendary musician. That brought the super-hit song “Adisaya Ragam”. Who is the creator of this “Mahathi” raga? 2-3 Dr.Balamurali Krishna 22
  23. 23. Identify this multi-faceted artist 2-4 23
  24. 24. Identify this multi-faceted artist 2-4 Bhupen Hazarika 24
  25. 25. In 1956 at Tanjore Big temple, while removing the weeds on the vimana, a passage was found leading to the tier of the vimana. When opened, beautiful sculptures of dancing Siva were found on the wall in a chamber. Which legendary dancer extensively researched on these 1000 years-old sculptures and got the PhD? 2-5 25
  26. 26. In 1956 at Tanjore Big temple, while removing the weeds on the vimana, a passage was found leading to the tier of the vimana. When opened, beautiful sculptures of dancing Siva were found on the wall in a chamber. Which legendary dancer extensively researched on these 1000 years-old sculptures and got the PhD? 2-5 Dr.Padma Subramanyam 26
  27. 27. Which popular dancer has been appointed by Emami Limited as the brand ambassador of Zandu products apart from Milka Singh? 2-6 27
  28. 28. Which popular dancer has been appointed by Emami Limited as the brand ambassador of Zandu products apart from Milka Singh? 2-6 Pandit Birju Maharaj 28
  29. 29. 3. Jugalbandhi 6 Questions Direct +10 Passing +5 29
  30. 30. He was born in Karavadi Village, Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh. Being an ardent devotee of Lord Ranganatha, he spent his life at Srirangam and founded “Saradha Nadhaswara Sangeetha Ashram” at Srirangam? Whom are we discussing about? 3-1 30
  31. 31. He was born in Karavadi Village, Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh. Being an ardent devotee of Lord Ranganatha, he spent his life at Srirangam and founded “Saradha Nadhaswara Sangeetha Ashram” at Srirangam? Whom are we discussing about? 3-1 Sheik Chinna Moulana 31
  32. 32. He had the rare honor of performing at Delhi's Red Fort on the eve of India's Independence in 1947 as well on the eve of India’s first Republic Day ceremony 1950. He was awarded India’s highest civilian honor, the Bharat Ratna, becoming the third classical musician after M.S & Ravi Shankar to be accorded this distinction. Who is he? 3-2 32
  33. 33. He had the rare honor of performing at Delhi's Red Fort on the eve of India's Independence in 1947 as well on the eve of India’s first Republic Day ceremony 1950. He was awarded India’s highest civilian honor, the Bharat Ratna, becoming the third classical musician after M.S & Ravi Shankar to be accorded this distinction. Who is he? 3-2 Ustad Bismillah Khan 33
  34. 34. Yesudas and T.V.Gopalakrishan are some of the disciples of Chembai Vidyanatha Bgavathar who made entry into the cine-world. Name the disciple of Chembai who got into cine world. 3-3 34
  35. 35. Yesudas and T.V.Gopalakrishan are some of the disciples of Chembai Vidyanatha Bgavathar who made entry into the cine-world. Name the disciple of Chembai who got into cine world. 3-3 P.Leela 35
  36. 36. Bansuri Guru is a Indian documentary film (2013) about the life of living legend produced by the Government of India's Films Division, that has been shot in Mumbai, Bhubaneswar and Rotterdam, the maestro’s three preferred places of stay. Who is this living legend? 3-4 36
  37. 37. Bansuri Guru is a Indian documentary film (2013) about the life of living legend produced by the Government of India's Films Division, that has been shot in Mumbai, Bhubaneswar and Rotterdam, the maestro’s three preferred places of stay. Who is this living legend? 3-4 Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia 37
  38. 38. This drama artist specialized in mythological plays. His “Sabari Malai Ayappan” was the talk of the town once. He contributed a lot towards the propagation of Lord Ayyappa cult in Tamilnadu. Identify him. 3-5 38
  39. 39. This drama artist specialized in mythological plays. His “Sabari Malai Ayappan” was the talk of the town once. He contributed a lot towards the propagation of Lord Ayyappa cult in Tamilnadu. Identify him. 3-5 Nawab Rajamanickam Pillai 39
  40. 40. Who is the youngest female artist to receive Sangeetha Kalanidhi award from Music Academy of Madras? 3-6 40
  41. 41. Who is the youngest female artist to receive Sangeetha Kalanidhi award from Music Academy of Madras? 3-6 M.L.Vasanthakumari at the age of 49 41
  42. 42. 4. Sabhash 6 Questions Pounce: +15/-10 Direct +10 Passing +5 42
  43. 43. The auditorium is built in the shape of a gigantic seven stringed violin, complete with the strings, keys, the bridge and the bow. It has marble foyer lit with chandeliers. This is probably the only auditorium in the world that is dedicated to the memory of a musician and shaped like a violin. Where and in whose memory this auditorium built? 4-1 43
  44. 44. The auditorium is built in the shape of a gigantic seven stringed violin, complete with the strings, keys, the bridge and the bow. It has marble foyer lit with chandeliers. This is probably the only auditorium in the world that is dedicated to the memory of a musician and shaped like a violin. Where and in whose memory this auditorium built? 4-1 Chowdaiah Memorial Hall at Bangalore 44
  45. 45. All India Congress Committee meeting 1963 held at this sabha hall. Truck loads of ice block were dumped into the water tank every hour to chill the water, which then cooled the air in the packed auditorium. Never in the history of air conditioning has a building been cooled by ice! Which sabha we are referring to? 4-2 45
  46. 46. All India Congress Committee meeting 1963 held at this sabha hall. Truck loads of ice block were dumped into the water tank every hour to chill the water, which then cooled the air in the packed auditorium. Never in the history of air conditioning has a building been cooled by ice! Which sabha we are referring to? 4-2 Shanmugananda Sabha, Mumbai 46
  47. 47. This is where Kalakshetra troupe staged their first performance. This is named after a person in recognition of his contributions towards arts. What is the present name of this auditorium and where is it situated? 4-3 47
  48. 48. This is where Kalakshetra troupe staged their first performance. This is named after a person in recognition of his contributions towards arts. What is the present name of this auditorium and where is it situated? 4-3 Dr.Nalli Gnana Vihar at Sri Krishna Gana Sabha 48
  49. 49. Which hall/auditorium is located in the following address? “92, Dr. Durgabai Deshmukh Salai, Adyar” 4-4 49
  50. 50. Which hall/auditorium is located in the following address? “92, Dr. Durgabai Deshmukh Salai, Adyar” 4-4 Thiruvavaduthurai T.N.Rajarathinam Kalai Arangam 50
  51. 51. India’s first ever college of contemporary music, Swarnaboomi Academy of Music (SAM) is located, 80 km from Chennai, East Coast Road. Who is the founder president of Swarnaboomi Academy of Music? 4-5 51
  52. 52. India’s first ever college of contemporary music, Swarnaboomi Academy of Music (SAM) is located, 80 km from Chennai, East Coast Road. Who is the founder president of Swarnaboomi Academy of Music? 4-5 Guitar Prasanna 52
  53. 53. This sports complex was designed by leading architects PTM of Australia and Kapoor & Associates and constructed at a cost of Rs.300 Crores in New Delhi in 2010. What is the connection of this place with music? 4-6 53
  54. 54. This sports complex was designed by leading architects PTM of Australia and Kapoor & Associates and constructed at a cost of Rs.300 Crores in New Delhi in 2010. What is the connection of this place with music? 4-6 Thiagaraj Sports Complex at New Delhi constructed in memory of 54 Sathguru Thiagaraja Swamigal
  55. 55. 5. Kannamoochi Yenada 6 Questions Direct +10 Passing +5 55
  56. 56. Identify the artist who is sitting next to Chembai Vaidyanatha Bagavathar. 5-1 56
  57. 57. Identify the artist who is sitting next to Chembai Vaidyanatha Bagavathar. 5-1 K.J.Yesudas 57
  58. 58. Identify this Bhagavathar who was a musician, scholar, and teacher. He was killed by a drunken hitand-run motorist on December 7, 1984, while walking his dog. 5-2 58
  59. 59. Identify this Bhagavathar who was a musician, scholar, and teacher. He was killed by a drunken hitand-run motorist on December 7, 1984, while walking his dog. 5-2 Jon Higgins 59
  60. 60. A multi-faceted artist born at Nagapattinam, and graduated in Science. In 1987 was made India's cultural ambassador to Russia. Proficient in playing Veena and singing Thevaram, Thirupugazh, performing Harikatha etc. Who is this multi-faceted artist? 5-3 60
  61. 61. A multi-faceted artist born at Nagapattinam, and graduated in Science. In 1987 was made India's cultural ambassador to Russia. Proficient in playing Veena and singing Thevaram, Thirupugazh, performing Harikatha etc. Who is this multi-faceted artist? 5-3 Madurai T.N.Seshagopalan 61
  62. 62. Identify the popular artist in this gathering. 5-4 62
  63. 63. Identify the popular artist in this gathering. 5-4 Ravikiran. At the age of 2, Ravikiran as a child prodigy, stunning the music world 63 with his ability to identify and render about 325 ragas and 175 talas
  64. 64. Identify the veteran actress who is posing with M.S.Subbulakshmi. She acted in Tamil and Telugu movies from 1937-1999 and was famous for her voice. She also sung in all the movies she acted. 5-5 64
  65. 65. Identify the veteran actress who is posing with M.S.Subbulakshmi. She acted in Tamil and Telugu movies from 1937-1999 and was famous for her voice. She also sung in all the movies she acted. 5-5 S.Varalakshmi 65
  66. 66. Who is this popular dancer performing with her mother? She is one of the recipients of Natyacharya award from Madras Music Academy. 5-6 66
  67. 67. Who is this popular dancer performing with her mother? She is one of the recipients of Natyacharya award from Madras Music Academy. 5-6 Chitra Visweswaran with her mother Rukmini Padmanabhan 67
  68. 68. 6. VividhaBharathi 6 Questions Pounce: +15/-10 Direct +10 Passing +5 68
  69. 69. The triad Draksha Rasam (Grapes), Kadhali Pakam (Banana) and Narikela Pakam (Coconut) is used as an analogy to describe a concept in the traditional carnatic music. What is that? 6-1 69
  70. 70. The triad Draksha Rasam (Grapes), Kadhali Pakam (Banana) and Narikela Pakam (Coconut) is used as an analogy to describe a concept in the traditional carnatic music. What is that? 6-1 Compositions of musical trinities • Like drinking Draksha rasam, you can enjoy some compositions just like that. Example - Shyama Sastrigal’s krithis • Like eating Banana, you can enjoy some compositions, with little effort. Example - Thiagaraja’s krithis. • Like breaking the coconut, you can appreciate certain compositions by taking some efforts. 70 Example - Dikshidhar’s krithis
  71. 71. This is a popular picture of Musical Trinities. ___X__ is credited for painting this. ___X__ is also an actor who played as a child artist in the 30’s. Later he worked as a staff artiste and music supervisor at the All India Radio. Identify ___X__ 6-2 71
  72. 72. This is a popular picture of Musical Trinities. ___X__ is credited for painting this. ___X__ is also an actor who played as a child artist in the 30’s. Later he worked as a staff artiste and music supervisor at the All India Radio. Identify ___X__ 6-2 S.Rajam 72
  73. 73. In 1978 at a church basement, this musical event (logo at the bottom) is said to have started. The event is always held starting on the Thursday before the Easter and ending on the Sunday after Easter. What is the event? 6-3 73
  74. 74. In 1978 at a church basement, this musical event (logo at the bottom) is said to have started. The event is always held starting on the Thursday before the Easter and ending on the Sunday after Easter. What is the event? 6-3 74
  75. 75. How do the cities Agra, Gwalior, Indore and Jaipur connected with music? 6-4 75
  76. 76. How do the cities Agra, Gwalior, Indore and Jaipur connected with music? 6-4 The cities are popular for its Gharanas 76
  77. 77. This state rank holder in Commerce while in school also was an all India rank holder in Charted Accountancy. Though a disciple of a violin maestro and a disciple of Prof.Sudharani Raghupathy in dance, landed in a different genre of arts. Whom are we talking about? 6-5 77
  78. 78. This state rank holder in Commerce while in school also was an all India rank holder in Charted Accountancy. Though a disciple of a violin maestro and a disciple of Prof.Sudharani Raghupathy in dance, landed in a different genre of arts. Whom are we talking about? 6-5 Smt.Vishaka Hari 78
  79. 79. Mr.Raj Narayanan hold a Masters degree in electronics from IIT, Madras. After spending, 10 years as a designer of aerospace systems, he utilized his knowledge and skills acquired in a high tech field to set up his own industry to design and manufacture certain music instruments. By what name his industry is called? 6-6 79
  80. 80. Mr.Raj Narayanan hold a Masters degree in electronics from IIT, Madras. After spending, 10 years as a designer of aerospace systems, he utilized his knowledge and skills acquired in a high tech field to set up his own industry to design and manufacture certain music instruments. By what name his industry is called? 6-6 Radel Electronics Electronic Talameter, Electronic Tambura, Electronic Shruthi Box, Digital Veena, Music Trainer are some of the products 80
  81. 81. 7. Pictionary-priya 6 Questions Direct +10 Passing +5 81
  82. 82. Find the Raga 7-1 82
  83. 83. Find the Raga 7-1 Navarasam Kannada Navarasakannada 83
  84. 84. Find the Raga 7-2 84
  85. 85. Find the Raga 7-2 Karnataka Kapi Karnataka Kapi 85
  86. 86. Find the Raga 7-3 86
  87. 87. Find the Raga 7-3 Chandran Gowns Chandrakauns 87
  88. 88. Find the Raga 7-4 88
  89. 89. Find the Raga 7-4 Kangeya (Kalai) Pooshani Gangeya Bhushani 89
  90. 90. Find the Raga 7-5 90
  91. 91. Find the Raga 7-5 Gopika Thilakam Gopikathilakam 91
  92. 92. Find the Raga 7-6 92
  93. 93. Find the Raga 7-6 Poornam Chandrika Poornachandrika 93
  94. 94. 8. Cinetha Vinodhini 6 Questions Pounce: +15/-10 Direct +10 Passing +5 94
  95. 95. Identify the music director of this song. 8-1 Lesea Parakkuthu Manasu 95
  96. 96. Identify the music director of this song. 8-1 Lesea Parakkuthu Manasu V.Selva Ganesh, s/o, Vikku Vinayagaram 96
  97. 97. Find the connect between the video and the picture 8-2 Nadhamennum Koyilile 97
  98. 98. Find the connect between the video and the picture 8-2 Nadhamennum Koyilile Sri Ranjani 98
  99. 99. Identify the music director of this song. 8-3 Sambo….Siva Sambo 99
  100. 100. Identify the music director of this song. 8-3 Sambo….Siva Sambo Sundar C Babu, s/o, Vennai Chitti Babu 100
  101. 101. Identify the multi-faced artist who composed lyrics for this song. 8-4 Unaik Kanatha Neram 101
  102. 102. Identify the multi-faced artist who composed lyrics for this song. 8-4 Unaik Kanatha Neram Kamal Hasan 102
  103. 103. Find the connect between the video and the picture 8-5 Isaiyarasi Ennalum 103
  104. 104. Find the connect between the video and the picture 8-5 Isaiyarasi Ennalum Soorya 104
  105. 105. Hariharan, Pavatharini, Shreya Goshal, Sadhana Sargam have sung this beautiful song set in Kalyani raga set by Ilayaraja. Identify the musician who is acting as the father of the hero. 8-6 Kartil Varum Geethame 105
  106. 106. Hariharan, Pavatharini, Shreya Goshal, Sadhana Sargam have sung this beautiful song set in Kalyani raga set by Ilayaraja. Identify the musician who is acting as the father of the hero. 8-6 Kartil Varum Geethame Palakkad K.V.Prasad 106
  107. 107. 9. Ragam Thedum Pallavi Written round 10 ragas in the 4 min. audio file Identify ragas in the same order For every correct raga identified 10 points (max 10X10= 100 points) 107
  108. 108. Identify the ragas 1
  109. 109. Organized by: Aalaap Venue Support: 136.1 Yoga Studio Live Streaming: Parivadini 109

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