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Stories from around the worldChoose your hot spotVIKRAM JOSHI’S IMMACULATECONCEPTION OFYAMOUSSOUKRO ROUND
Your ChoicesBujumbura Mosquito CoastGoalpara Rotorua Kobe Srebrenica Kolonia Yaroslavl
BujumburaConnect the passage and themonumentOn the sixteenth day ofOctober, in the year of ourLord one thousand eighthundred and sixty-nine, I wasin Madrid, fresh from thecarnage at Valencia. At 10A.M. Jacopo, at No.— Calle dela Cruz, handed me atelegram: It read, "Come toParis on important business."The telegram was from Mr.James GordonBennett, jun., the youngmanager of the `New YorkHerald.
BujumburaOpening lines of HenryStanley’schronicle, “How IFound Livingstone”.The Livinstone-Stanley Monument atMugere, 12km south ofBujumbura, commemorates two days that thetwo spent here inNovember 1871 BACK
GoalparaConnect: <Audio removed> Dil Ghoom Ghoom <Video removed> A clip from a Jaya Bachchan film
GoalparaRudaali and HazaarChaurasi Ki Maa arebased on MahashwetaDevi‟s works BACK
KobeThese two clips are <Video removed>from the 2003 film 2 clips from the filmWinter Days based on Winter DaysBasho‟s renku of thesame name. It features36 stanzas animated by36 different animationartists. So what is arenku?
KobeRenku is collaborativepoetry – each poetwrites one stanza towhich the next poetresponds and so on.The film was made thesame way with eachanimation artistresponding to the earlierone BACK
KoloniaThe first part of the name of this marine species comes from theSpanish for a cloth or blanket used on a horse or a mule. It refers to thegeneral shape and form of the creature. The second part of the name isrefers to the Superorder itself (Batoidea in case any zoologists want toknow). Other orders in this superorder have names liketorpedo, guitar, saw, butterfly and electric. Which is this genus whichcurrently has two species – Alfred and Giant – though molecularresearch suggest they are the same?
Mosquito CoastX said “music in <place> <Audio removed>flows like a river. Music islike a treasure hunt, youdig and dig andsometimes findsomething”Y wanted to make a filmthat “would float like thisriver… not wanting tointerfere with it, justdrifting along”.Name X, Y and the film
Mosquito CoastRy Cooder, WimWenders, Buena VistaSocial Club (1997) BACK
RotoruaThe original was modified This appears in the bookby X in his book Y. Name YX and Y and what is itanyway. Let us propel us for the frey of theOriginal: fray! Us, us, beraddy! Ko Niutirenis hauru leish! A lala! Let us prepare for the fray Ko Niutirenis haururu laleish! Ala (the sound of being ready) lala! The New Zealand storm is about to break The Wullingthund sturm is (the sound of the imminent storm) breaking. The sound of maormaoring … The Wellingthund sturm waxes fuercilier.
RotoruaThe Haka song “KoNieu Tireni” written forthe New ZealandInvincibles tour of 1924-1925; James Joyceheard it and used it inFinnegan’s Wake. BACK
SrebrenicaWhat do they sharewith respect to theirname?
SrebrenicaBoth their names mean“silver mines / fields” BACK
YaroslavlThis is considered to be probably thegreatest goal in ice hockey scored by <Video removed>“the best hockey player in the worldtoday”. Mike Idov writing in GQ in Nov2010 says: His may be the perfectface of the NHL: broad, broken-toothed, misshapen by countless on-ice collisions—an affable Slaviccaveman with an NHL scoring title, adazzling highlight reel, and the capitalof the Free World in hisgloved, bloodstained hand. Who andthe nickname that he goes by?
YaroslavlAlexander Ovechkin“The Great 8” of theWashington Capitals. BACK
Stories from Time ImmemorialRun with the timesTHE SATYAM BALAKRISHNANROUND
1What’s thesignificance of thismedal ceremony withrespect to whathappened few daysearlier?
1Bob Beamon put hisblack socks up overhis tracks to showsolidarity with JohnCarlos and TommieSmith. He got away withit as most people didn‟tnotice it.
2The producers said “Anyone but X”. The director however wanted Xand the entire script and his vision of the film was based on X. Theproducers made some demands which included a screen test. Thedirector landed up at X‟s house with his crew and not wanting to offendhim said that he wanted to take some footage for further studying of thescript, etc. The director recalls: X emerged from his bedroom in a kimono, with his long blond hair in a ponytail. As I watched through the camera lens, X began a startling transformation, which he had worked out earlier in front of a mirror. … X explained, “It’s the face of a bulldog: mean-looking but warm underneath.”X modified his voice, putting Kleenex into his mouth “Powerful mendon’t need to shout”. Who?
3Reunion, aperformance on stagewhich featured MarcelDuchamp and JohnCage playing chess onan electronic set, 1968“loved its conceptualnature and utterpurposelessness”
4Identify “the father of <Audio removed>modernanthropology”, whoseseminal publication“StructuralAnthropology” in 1959created a new disciplinein humanities. He ishere giving the CBCMassey lecture in 1977on “Myth and Meaning”
5Justice Markanday Katju mentioned this concept in one of his piecesrecently. In philosophical debates, in India, each speaker would firstclearly and correctly express the thoughts of his opponent beforemaking his or her own point, in a way presenting the side of the storypreceding his or her own thinking. This was done in such a way thateven the opponents could not have presented their thoughts better.What was this concept called? (Katju said debates in Indian mediatoday are seriously lacking in this practice, among other things)
7The UniversalisCosmographia made in1507 by Waldesmulleris historic for what?
7The map was one of thefirst world maps to includediscoveries of “AmerigoVespucci and others”which included Columbus.The map is the first touse the name“America”. It also depictsan Ocean betweenAmerica and Asia. NoteBalboa sighted the PacificOcean in 1513
8Carl Mauch was the firstEuropean to visit thisplace in 1871. He refusedto believe it was built bythe native people andassumed that they werebuilt by biblical charactersfrom the North. This hassince been proved wrong.Which work of literaturetakes off from thistheory?
8King Solomon’sMines, H RiderHaggardMauch said that theruins of the GreatZimbabwe resembledpalaces built bySolomon for Sheba.This theory was quitepervasive till the 1920‟s
9Ludwig von Kochel (1800 – 1877) “K”Otto Erich Deutsch (1883 – 1967) “D”Wolfgang Schmeider (1901 – 1990) “BWV”Anthony van Hobokan (1887 – 1983) “Hob”What is the significance of these people and the terms writtennext to each one?
9Each one made thecomplete catalogue ofcompositions –Mozart, Schubert, Bach, Haydn respectively. Alltheir compositions arenow referred to usingK, D, BWV or Hobnumbers.
10In an article in 2006, who wrote about which (at that time) 25 yearold: Beauty is not the goal of competitive sports, but high-level sports are a prime venue for the expression of human beauty. The relation is roughly that of courage to war. The human beauty we’re talking about here is beauty of a particular type; it might be called kinetic beauty. Its power and appeal are universal. It has nothing to do with sex or cultural norms. What it seems to have to do with, really, is human beings’ reconciliation with the fact of having a body.
10David Foster Wallaceon Roger Federer“Federer as ReligiousExperience” Aug20, 2006
11A tribute to Bill at a LosAngeles art gallery
12This sonnet was written byan artist for his biographerwho was also an architect(left is his most famouswork). Giveartist, biographer andplace.With pencil and with palette hithertoYou made your art high Nature’s paragon………You, reilluming memories that diedIn spite of Time and Nature have revealedFor them and for yourself eternal fame
12This is Michelangelo‟stribute to Giorgio Vasariwho wrote “The Lives ofArtists” which includedMichelangelo, the onlyliving artist in the list.Vasari was himself aFlorence artist andarchitect and the Uffiziloggia and colonnade ishis magnum opus
13ACK #304, March 15 Doron K Antrim in 19501984, introduction. writes: X was a “rishi” of a "Youve probably never scientist…the man who heard of X. Yet because discovered he lived you may be alive Aureomycin, the man and are well today. who synthesized folic Because he lived you acid, the man who gave may live longer.“ us Hetrazan never pushed himself into the Who is X? glare of publicity…
14Lyon, known asLugdunum in Romantimes, home ofOlympique Lyonnaisand till sometime backJuninho,
15Both these poems use a <Audio removed>feminine ideal to convey Bengali poem narratedtheir respective quite by Soumitradifferent messages.Identify both thepoets. Helen, thy beauty is to me Like those Nicean barks of yore, That gently, oer a perfumed sea,The weary, wayworn wanderer bore To his own native shore.
15Edgar Allan Poe “ToHelen” and JibonandaDas “Bonolata Sen”
16This may be a repeat fromsome old quiz. According toone classic Sanskrittext, this real life king wasthe son of a donkeyGandharba Sena whohimself was the cursed sonof Indra. Apparently hismother stabbed herselfbefore delivery and he wasborn on his own and raisedby Indra himself. Why isthis picture put on theright?
16Vikramaditya, whoinspired the legends ofBaital Pachisi played byArun Govil in the DD TVseries
17This bicycle was madeduring WW2 for theBritish soldier. It cameequipped with a rifleholder as you can see.Name themanufacturer?
17BSA (formerlyBirmingham SmallArms). The model iscalled 1942 MilitaryMk.V Roadster withRifle Clips
18The Arabic word for “without nationality” is used to describe about100,000 people in Kuwait who have no citizenship, no rights, no identityof any kind. They cannot take jobs, hold bank accounts, access anygovernment services. If they leave the country, for example to go on aHajj, they cannot come back. They are usually people who lived in thedesert but did not integrate themselves with the different Arab statesthat were formed in the 20th century. What’s the word for thesestateless people?
18Bedoun or Bidun, notto be confused withBedouin though mostBedoun people areBedouin in origin.
Stories from Time ImmemorialRace against the ClockTHE GRANDPA ROUND
19This temple in Perupredates the Incas butthe Incas adopted it aspart of their own culture.It is dedicated to theircreator God and thename means “EarthMaker”. How is itrelevant to a 2011popular culturerelease?
19Pachacamac (PachaKamac) is the place. Itis also the name of theship in which Calculusis kidnapped to SouthAmerica (The SevenCrystal Balls / Prisonersof the Sun)
20Connect.<Video removed>Clip from SantTukaram, Marathi filmfrom the „30s
20Sant Tukaram was aVarkari worshippingVithoba ofPandharpur. MFHusain, born inPandharpur, wasfelicitated by the town in1995 where he paintedVithoba on a bull.
21In what way did this <Audio removed>song mark a shift in Bob Bob Dylan‟s Maggie‟sDylan‟s personal Farmconvictions?
21Bob Dylan announcesthat he will no longer bepart of the protest folkmovement, a major stepfor one who wassynonymous to the „60sprotest movement
22What six letter geographic name originating from the Berber for “landof the black people” is common to the first five and through anotherdegree of derivation the second 3 and a province each of Venezuelaand Brazil
23X once stole some <Audio removed>cattle of his half-brotherY. As compensation Xinvented the musicalinstrument you will hearmade from tortoise shelland gave it to Y. Y inreturn gave X theCaduceus. Name themusical instrumentand who is X and Y.
23Hermes (Mercury) andApollo.Hermes, according toHomer, invented thelyre.
24What bad ass guy do you get when you merge these two people?<Video removed>
25Barcelona, for the firsttime in its history, agreedto have a shirt sponsor.While Barcelona folks areunhappy, Cruyff called it“vulgar”, UNICEF, whoselogo they carried pro bonoand who received $2million every year asdonation, was notunpleased. Why?
25The UNICEF logo isnow behind along withthe name of the playerand the jersey number.And the backside ofthe shirt is more“seen” than the front.
26This stone carvingdepicts a group ofpeople presentingsomething to the seatedgentleman. The wholemotivation was to fix thevernal equinox so that Xwas as per what wasdecided in First Councilof Nicaea. What isthis?
26Adoption of theGregorian Calendar byPope Gregory in 1582
27A key moment for this national concept was in 1901. EdwardBarton, PM, while addressing the parliament of his country said “Thedoctrine of the equality of man was never intended to apply to theequality of the Englishman and the Chinaman.” He was speaking as thegovernment passed the Immigration Restrictions Act, 1901 withreference to the 1851 incident when Chinese immigrants coming led tosocial conflict. Today, even though country is multicultural, PaulineHanson of One Nation party continues to champion this ideology.What?
27An ethnically clean White I and most Australians wantAustralia. our immigration policy radically reviewed and that of multiculturalism abolished. I believe we are in danger of being swamped by Asians. Between 1984 and 1995, 40 per cent of all migrants coming into this country were of Asian origin. They have their own culture and religion, form ghettos and do not assimilate. – Pauline Hanson, 1996
28This 1496 painting byFilippino Lippi currentlyin Uffizi wascommissioned by theAugustine monks ofSan Doneto a Scopetoin Florence. Why washe commissioned?
28The Augustine monkshad earliercommissioned a youngDa Vinci who left itincomplete as he wentto Milan. Using DaVinci‟s sketch, Lippifinished the painting
29East of the Sun, West ofthe Moon, a Norwegianfairy tale. The phrase is ametaphor for a place whichis impossible to reach andrequires special powers.Frodo singsStill round the corner theremay wait / A new road or asecret gate, / And though Ioft have passed them by, / Aday will come at last when I/ Shall take the hidden pathsthat run / West of theMoon, East of the Sun.
30Since 1996, there are 223 X‟s, 32 counter-X‟s and 1 counter-counter-X‟s. India has 102 X‟s, 3 counter-X‟s and 1 counter-counter-X‟scollectively called Y X. However this number is likely to change due to arecent foreign visit of Manmohan Singh. What is Y X?
30Cooch Beharenclaves. A bitconfusing here butthere are a total of 173enclaves, 24 counterenclaves and 1 countercounter enclaves.
31DD Kosambi gives me the 31st question. In 1962, he published a paperon the “Village Communities” of this place “… straddling the 47th degreeeast longitude and 15th north latitude…” “one of the most beautifulsights of the world” “the comparatively thinly populated New Conquestsare less healthy while the Old Conquests are definitely overpopulatedfor a region devoid of industry”. Which place?
31Goa, which he called“slice of Portugueseterritory” indicating thatthe piece was writtenmuch before 1962.Old Conquests refer toAlbuquerque‟s time visa vis New Conquestssince then.
32Ray had to come to <Video removed>Bombay to record thisas Kishore Kumar wasbusy and could notcome to Calcutta. Ray‟swife sang the song andKishore learnt it fromlistening to the tape.Whom did Ray get toplay the piano?