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• The quizmaster is the only gawd in this room.
A philosophical analysis of a DCE
student(IEEE guys not included)
• 1st year: You are a stoic. You absorb all that’s
• 2nd year: You become a surrealist. You start
questioning the existence of things and people
• 3rd year: You become a nihilist. Reject all
protocols, make your own way.
• 4th year: From what I gather, you return home
and become a Vedic Sanyasi.
QUIZ MASTER AAPKI
So, CHILL OUT AND
• John Willard X (September 17, 1900 – August
13, 1985) was an American entrepreneur and
businessman. He was the founder of the X
Corporation (which became X International in
1993). The X company rose from a small root
beer stand in Washington D.C. in 1927 to a
chain of family restaurants by 1932, to its first
motel in 1957. ID X.
“No talking to cashier/No smoking/ No fighting/
No credit/ No outside food/ No sitting long/ No
talking loud/ No spitting/ No bargaining/ No
water to outsiders/ No change/ No telephone/
No match sticks/ No discussing gambling/ No
newspaper/ No combing/ No beef/ No leg on
chair/ No hard liquor allowed/ No address
enquiry/ — By order.”
Where did Nissim Ezekiel write this poem?
• Indian-origin X, an IIT-Kharagpur
alumnus, caught media attention in India
when he was named as the new head of
Google's Android division, making him one of
the most powerful executives at the Internet
giant, last year. X is currently the senior Vice
President of Android, Chrome and Apps at
Google. X was one of the frontrunners for the
top job at Microsoft until Satya Nadella piped
him a week back. ID X.
• X is a historic locality and a Gujjar village of Basista /
Bosatta Gotra (clan), migrated from Khanpur village
situated in South Delhi in 16th - 17th Century . In the
past, it was known as Moocho waali Sarai (Inn of
Moustaches) because every male had a long
moustache, which was a symbol of manliness those
days. The land area of X stretched from Purana
Qila (Old Fort) in the north-west to Jawaharlal Nehru
Stadium in the west, Mayur Vihar in the east and
Taimoor Nagar in the south. The village is surrounded
by monuments such as Purana Qila, Humayun's Tomb,
Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, Abdur Rahim Khan-eKhana's Tomb, Baara Pullah and others. ID X.
• One of the kings of the Delhi sultanate during X’s lifetime was Qutbud-din Mubarak Shah, the last ruler of the Khilji dynasty. Legend has
it that disrespect of X caused the king's death. Qutb-ud-din
Mubarak Shah used to assemble all the leading figures and famous
personalities of Delhi in his court every weekend. Once a courtier
complained to him that X never came to the court. The King
declared, "Order him in my name to come to my weekend
gathering, else he will be hanged." When X's disciple, Y, related this
to his master, he ignored the message, and did not even answer. As
the weekend approached, his disciples became concerned for his
life. On the day before the weekend, X went to the grave of his
mother and came back looking unperturbed, telling his disciples to
go home and sleep as usual. The next morning, everyone was very
tense and worried, but X remained unperturbed. Shortly, news
came that there had been a rebellion in the palace, and the king
had been brutally killed. ID X and Y.
• X Y was an American author, screenwriter and playwright,
many of whose short stories, novels, plays,
and nonfiction are recognized literary classics, including
the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958) and the true
crime novel In Cold Blood (1966), which he labeled a
"nonfiction novel." At least 20 films and television dramas
have been produced of X’s novels, stories and plays.
• Z was both mesmerising and utterly convincing as X Y in the
movie Y as he researched the classic true crime book In
Cold Blood. It was a transformative role – capturing the
voice, physicality and wit – that won him the best actor
Oscar over another exceptional performance – Heath
Ledger in Brokeback Mountain. Give me Y and Z.
• After scoring Tottenham’s opening goal in a 30 win at home to Bolton earlier this
season, Gareth Bale took off his left boot and
held it up displaying it to everyone. Why did
he do this? OR What was special about these
X, the confectioners, was one of the first shops
in CP, it also owned the largest restaurant in New
Delhi. Originally established in 1926 as Spencers
in Kashmere Gate, X was owned by a Swiss
couple, introducing Delhi to pastries and
homemade Swiss chocolates, though in its early
years it too was patronised mostly by British
officers, Indian royalty and some foreign-returned
businessmen, for Delhi was still a city of classical
tastes of the walled city. ID X.
• X meaning, fishing out, rescuing is a practice
amongst ladder competitions (those with a
series of rounds of competition) that allows
participants who failed to meet qualifying
standards by a small margin to continue to the
next round. X is a commonly used terminology
in many Olympic sports. ID X.
• Jean Renoir had come to Calcutta to scout locations for The River. Y
walked into the hotel where Renoir was staying and sought a
meeting. Soon Y was accompanying Renoir in his trips in search of
locations to outskirts of Calcutta during the weekends.
Seeing his enthusiasm and knowledge about cinema, Renoir asked
him if he was thinking of becoming a filmmaker. To his own
surprise, Y said yes and gave Renoir a brief outline of Z, which he
had recently illustrated.
Renoir returned to Calcutta later to shoot the film. Renoir hired Y's
friend Bansi Chandra Gupta as an art director and Harisadhan Das
Gupta as an assistant. Subrata Mitra, who would later become Y’s
cinematographer, took stills.
• Give me Y,Z.
In 1945 X had to explain one of Hollywood’s unwritten rules to Y:
No, you can’t pour live ants all over Ingrid Bergman! X had
approached Y for help with a dream sequence in his upcoming
thriller, Spellbound, starring Bergman and Gregory Peck. He was
unhappy with the fuzziness of Hollywood dream sequences. “I
wanted to convey the dream with great visual sharpness and
clarity–sharper than film itself,” X recalled in his 1962 interview
with François Truffaut. “I wanted Y because of the architectural
sharpness of his work. Chirico has the same quality, you know, the
long shadows, the infinity of distance and the converging lines of
perspective. But Y had some strange ideas. He wanted a statue to
crack like a shell falling apart, with ants crawling all over it. And
underneath, there would be Ingrid Bergman, covered by ants! It just
wasn’t possible.” ID both.
“X scheme” is a fraudulent investment operation
that is named after an Italian born con artist
“Charles X” . However “Charles X” didn’t
invent this scheme and it is mentioned in
Charles dickens’ 1844 novel “Y”(first mention
of such a scheme).
Give me X & Y
Created The Pirate Bay
• Peter Sunde
• Fredrik Neij
• Gottfrid Svartholm
• “X” was an American astronomer, astrophysicist,
cosmologist . ”X” under the pseudonym "Mr. X",
contributed an essay about smoking cannabis to the
1971 book Marihuana Reconsidered. The essay
explained that marijuana use had helped to inspire
some of X’s works and enhance sensual and
intellectual experience. IDENTIFY X
• “X” is a Pondicherry born film-director who
was supposed to direct “Life of pi” before
• He did so because the story’s twist ending
would lead to skewed expectations because of
• Givanildo Vieira de Souza, commonly known
as “X” is a professional footballer who started
his professional career with Vitória and
played three years in Japan, he went on to
play several seasons in Portugal with Porto.
• Currently “X” plays in Russian premier league
• IDENTIFY “X”?
• X was struck by the inconsistencies of English spelling
and the obstacles it presented to learners (young and
old alike) and resented that American classrooms were
filled only with British textbooks. X changed the –ce in
words like defence, offence, and pretence to –se;
abandoned the second, silent "l" in verbs such as travel
and cancel when forming the past tense; dropped the
"u" from words such as humour and colour; and
dropped the "k" from words such as publick and
musick. O The "publick" readily accepted many of
these changes and just as readily rejected some of the
• This phenomenon is used to describe the
failure of a sitcom by an actor following
massive success on an ensemble show. Shows
specifically cited regarding this are Watching
Ellie, Bob Patterson and Listen Up!
• X was born in 1952 in Samana, India,
near Patiala Punjab, to a Namdhari Sikh family and is
the youngest of two brothers and three sisters. He
grew up in Palamau, Jharkhand after his parents
shifted there in the fifties. He is married to Sushma
Narula and has a daughter and a son.
• X began his brick kiln business in 1981. However, he
suffered losses and following this, he started a cloth
shop but again failed in his venture.He was then
involved in mining of Kyanite from Jyoti
Hill, Jharkhand in 1998–1999. However, X is known for
something completely different today. ID X.
• The word X derives from the name of a
French finance minister who, in 1759, was
forced by France's credit crisis during
the Seven Years War to impose severe
economic demands upon the French
people, particularly the wealthy. Because of
his austere economies, his name became
synonymous with anything done or made
cheaply and so with these outline portraits. ID