The punctuation marks used here take their names from the
letters whose space they are equal to. Name either.
Glitter, felt, yarn, and buttons—his kitchen looked as if a
clown had exploded. X
A flock of sparrows – some of them juveniles – alighted and
The current name gives it royal status. Prior to
Independence, this state was known by a name
made up by the British in the 1800s that combined
an ethnic term and a European ending.
What was the old name?
Raj Kaul and his family migrated to Delhi, the
imperial capital, in about the year 1716. On the
Mughal Emperor’s order, a jagir with a house
situated on the banks of a X was granted to Raj
Kaul, and so the family changed their surname to
Kaul-X. X eventually took over. What was X?
These objects are often described as Swayambhu, or self-created, and are
highly valued because God himself is said to have left them as marks of his
presence. They are the product of centuries of activity along a rift valley in
central India, and possess a uniform hardness of 7 on the Moh's scale.
Where, specifically, are they sourced from? OR what are these
These geological formations are named after their resemblance
to something familiar in households. Formed when sedimentary
rocks are eroded in a top-heavy manner. By what (3,5) name
are they known?
INS Garuda is a naval airbase situated on India's
largest artificial island. The island is named in
tribute to the Governor of Madras, later Viceroy of
India, who commissioned its creation. The material
for constructing the island came from dredging
activity done to improve a nearby facility.
Name the island. What was the nearby facility?
Rome and Vatican City are the closest capital
cities in the world. The second closest are within
sight of each other, but separated by a river.
Both are home to large French-speaking
Name both capitals, or one capital and the
KINSHASA & BRAZZAVILLE
OR ANY ONE PLUS CONGO
The chemical element X was not named
after India. It was named after the manner of
its discovery. Given that it was identified by
spectroscopic analysis, what was this
element named after by its discoverers
Ferdinand Reich and Hieronymus Richter?
INDIGO, FROM ITS SPECTRAL LINE
This starchy material is obtained from a plant source and can be
used in puddings, bubble tea, falooda, and as a rice substitute.
Give the generic English name, or the Kannada or Hindi
forms. Also give the source plant from which it is taken.
X’s 19th century sermons on this sensitive
subject later led to the establishment of
India’s first ‘Y’ in Rewari at the hands of Rao
Yudhishter Singh. However, the facility is now
lying in a shambles.
Who is X? What is Rewari’s claim to fame
X: DAYANAND SARASWATI
Y: THE FIRST MODERN GOSHALA/COW
They were produced in nature by an interaction between
migrating birds and underground aquifers. Humans
usually stepped in a few hundred years after.
The English word for this comes from wahe or ouahi, a
word meaning dwelling place in an ancient language
associated with a desert nation, now used only the
minority Christian community there.
Give the word, and the language.
This septuagenarian named Bindeswar Pathak from Bihar came up with the twin pit method
in the 1970s but refused to patent it. The oldest outlet of his NGO sits on St. Mark's Road,
and was inaugurated by the BMP Commissioner in the early 1990s. He won the Stockholm
Water Prize in 2009 for his efforts. Name the NGO he founded, or tell us what this is all
The competitive version of this sport has two
levels—one named forms which test
movements, and sparring, which tests
combat skills. Other variations—such as
breaking objects--are not used in competition.
Name the sport, usually 5 letters in
Indian strategic thinking was once memorably described
by Air Commodore Jasjit Singh, former director, Institute
for Defence Studies and Analyses, as the ‘X Syndrome‘.
“We rarely choose to fight when the threat is still a
nascent threat. When we do fight, we fight when the
invaders reach X and are preparing to knock on the
gates of Delhi.”
What is X?