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  1. 1. Cannabis indicaThe India Quiz Finals Hrishi & Navin
  2. 2. ROUND 1: TATKAL BROS 8 Questions on trains +5 for each question
  3. 3. 1Train no. 5707/5708 from Katihar –AmritsarNamed so after the royal courtesan inthe republic of Vaishali in present dayBihar, who was of unknown parentageand was named so because she wasfound at the foot of a mango tree(mango+sprouts/leaves).
  4. 4. 2Train no. 2947/2948 from Ahmedabad toPatnaWhen Patna was Patliputra, it wassacked by Bakhtiyar Khilji, causingBuddhism and the city to decline. It wasrevived under Sher Shah Suri, and laterin 1703, when ____-us-Shan, thegrandson of Aurangzeb came as thegovernor of the town.
  5. 5. 3Train no. 703/704 from KanpurAnwarganj - GorakhpurNamed after a small village in UttarPradesh, that was the scene of the killingof 23 policemen on February 5, 1922leading to Gandhi going on an indefinitefast and cancelling the Non-CooperationMovement.
  6. 6. 4Train no. 7643/7644 from Egmore – Kakinadaor 7651/7652 from Egmore – KachegudaNamed after the former division of BritishIndia‟s Madras Presidency which consisted ofa narrow strip of territory lying along the Bayof Bengal, which in turn was the term forcomponent parts of a subah/province such asSrikakulam, Rajamundhry, Eluru, Kondapalliand Guntur.
  7. 7. 5Train no. 55753/55754 Alipurduar –GuwahatiProbably the only train to be named after amusical instrument, it is named after thetraditional Bodo flute made of bamboo whichhas 7 holes rather than the usual 6 on thenorth Indian bansuri. What train?
  8. 8. 6Train no. 3113/3114 Kolkata – MurshidabadNamed after the thousand doored starattraction at Murshidabad, built by GeneralDuncan McLeod for the Nawab NajimHumayun Jah. Now, the palace is a museumwhich has collections of armory, splendidpaintings, exhaustive portraits of the Nawabsand many works of art.Pic on next slide
  9. 9. 6
  10. 10. 7Train no. 3039/3040 Howrah-Delhi,9023/9024 Mumbai Central – Firozpur Cantt.The original classless trains, offering only 2ndclass 3-Tier sleeper accomodation. Very fewremain today.
  11. 11. 8Train no. 2619/2620 Lokmanya TilakTerminus – Mangalore CentralThe name was given because the traintraverses the coast of Western India and itis hard to not be swayed by the odours offresh catch.
  12. 12. EXCHANGE SHEETS, ANSWERS
  13. 13. 1Train no. 5707/5708 from Katihar –AmritsarNamed so after the royal courtesan inthe republic of Vaishali in present dayBihar, who was of unknown parentageand was named so because she wasfound at the foot of a mango tree.
  14. 14. ANSWER
  15. 15. Amrapali Express
  16. 16. 2Train no. 2947/2948 from Ahmedabad toPatnaWhen Patna was Patliputra, it wassacked by Bakhtiyar Khilji, causingBuddhism and the city to decline. It wasrevived under Sher Shah Suri, and laterin 1703, when ____-us-Shan, thegrandson of Aurangzeb came as thegovernor of the town.
  17. 17. ANSWER
  18. 18. Azimabad Express
  19. 19. 3Train no. 5003/5004 from KanpurAnwarganj - GorakhpurNamed after a small village in UttarPradesh, that was the centre of anincident on February 5, 1922 leading toGandhi going on an indefinite fast andcancelling the Non-CooperationMovement.
  20. 20. ANSWER
  21. 21. Chauri Chaura Express
  22. 22. 4Train no. 7643/7644 from Egmore – Kakinadaor 7651/7652 from Egmore – KachegudaNamed after the former division of BritishIndia‟s Madras Presidency which consisted ofa narrow strip of territory lying along the Bayof Bengal, which in turn was the term forcomponent parts of a subah/province such asSrikakulam, Rajamundhry, Eluru, Kondapalliand Guntur.
  23. 23. ANSWER
  24. 24. Circar Express, after the NorthernCircars
  25. 25. 5Train no. 55753/55754 Alipurduar –GuwahatiProbably the only train to be named after amusical instrument, it is named after thetraditional Bodo flute made of bamboo whichhas 7 holes rather than the usual 6 on thenorth Indian bansuri. What train?
  26. 26. ANSWER
  27. 27. Shifung Express
  28. 28. 6Train no. 3113/3114 Kolkata – MurshidabadNamed after the thousand doored starattraction at Murshidabad, built by GeneralDuncan McLeod for the Nawab NajimHumayun Jah. Now, the palace is a museumwhich has collections of armory, splendidpaintings, exhaustive portraits of the Nawabsand many works of art.Pic on next slide
  29. 29. 6
  30. 30. ANSWER
  31. 31. Hazaarduari Express
  32. 32. 7Train no. 3039/3040 Howrah-Delhi, 9023/9024 Mumbai Central – FirozpurCantt.The original classless trains, offering only 2ndclass 3-Tier sleeper accomodation. Very fewremain today.
  33. 33. ANSWER
  34. 34. Janata Express
  35. 35. 8Train no. 2619/2620 Lokmanya TilakTerminus – Mangalore CentralThe name was given because the traintraverses the coast of Western India and itis hard to not be swayed by the odours offresh catch.
  36. 36. ANSWER
  37. 37. Matsyagandha Express
  38. 38. ANTI-CLOCKWISE  16 Qns on infinite Bounce  4 Pounces +10 on direct pass, +5 part points  +15, -10 on pounce
  39. 39. 1Over the years as many foreign tunes havebeen slowly phased out, this Christian hymnhas retained its position as the last in a seriesof tunes. Here‟s Elton John giving his ownrendition of the same.Where would hear this as the last tune?<aud removed: Elton John – Abide with Me>
  40. 40. ANSWER
  41. 41. Abide With Me, this tune culminatesthe Beating the Retreat Ceremony atDelhi on January 29, officially endingthe Republic Day celebrations
  42. 42. 2One of the apocryphal origin theories of this phrase hasto do with Pope Paul V requesting something to beretrieved at any cost and sent to him in Rome in 1614.Another story goes that when the Bishop of Macaucommissioned a statue in front of St. Paul‟s Church, ahuge tree fell on the night before the dedication. Theentire statue was intact, except that ___ ____ hadbroken off.So while the operative part in the phrase remains inRome, the rest remains elsewhere.What phrase and why all this fuss?
  43. 43. ANSWER
  44. 44. •I‟d give my right arm•Pope requested the right arm of St.Francis Xavier who is preserved inGoa; the right arm is in Rome
  45. 45. 3[roughly translated] Blurb of a Malayalam book (titled“Bicycle Thief”) released last year. This is a descriptionof the protagonist.“Wore soiled clothes. Refused to sleep at night. Drank untilhe lost consciousness. Sang loudly. Slept all day. Went aftera ____. Made his lead actor sit on a tree top all day long. Toldmany tales of cinema. And in that manner, [he] made his lifeitself a tale.”What word has been blanked out? Who is this characterbased on? (Pic on next slide)
  46. 46. 3•
  47. 47. ANSWER
  48. 48. “Donkey”/Kazhutha (blanked out)John AbrahamMalayalam film director whose most famouswork is called “Agraharathile Kazhuta(English: Donkey in the Brahmin Ghetto)
  49. 49. 4X says:“Y was a complex character. He disliked everything about India,particularly Indians. The only exceptions he made were good-looking women he took to bed.….It appeared that the only reallove in his life was Z. She was visibly shaken by his death.Z is a Tamil Brahmin married to a Punjabi and mother of twochildren. She thinks like him, writes in the same style and adoredhim. She was his soul mate.”During the Gujarat riots, despite his ill health, Y visited thearea hoping that being a Catholic, he would not be harmed.Identify the speaker(X), the subject (Y) and the lady love(Z). 2 out of 3 for part points.
  50. 50. ANSWER
  51. 51. X- Khushwant Singh,Y -Dom MoraesZ - Sarayu Srivatsa
  52. 52. 5Poets of _____ is a collection of poems published in1965, that are based on a ten year collaboration thatstarted in 1955. The foreword states that it is“presented to the general public as showing thatapart from ___, there is a wealth of other talent alsoavailable in the X township. A typical poem reads: “Lo! The blast furnace is alight Pouring molten iron, oh WHAT delight!”Name the collaboration.
  53. 53. ANSWER
  54. 54. Bhilai Poets/Bhilai steel plant
  55. 55. 6This is the Canadianwriter Merrily Weisbord,who in 2010 came out withthe critically acclaimedbook “The Love Queen ofMalabar” – an intimateportrait of a writer sheshared a 14-year oldfriendship with since theirfirst meeting in 1995.Which writer?
  56. 56. ANSWER
  57. 57. Kamala Das/Kamala Suraiyya/Madhavikutty
  58. 58. 7Patna painting is a style of miniature painting thatdeveloped in India in the second half of the 18thcentury in response to the tastes of the Britishserving in India. Emerging first in Madras andthen to other centers of trade, paintings wereexecuted in watercolors on paper and on mica,with scenes of Indian daily life, local rulers, andfestivals being the favorite subjects.What is the alternate, more popular name for thisschool of art?(Pic on next slide)
  59. 59. 7
  60. 60. ANSWER
  61. 61. Company School
  62. 62. 8In October 1987, at a rally organised in Jaipur bythe Dharma Raksha Samiti, slogans were raised inher honour. Her village, Deorala, attracted hugecrowds, giving rise to apprehensions that a templewould be constructed in her honour at the spotshown, despite a court order banning the same. Inaddition, a chunri ceremony was held in grossviolation of the order.Name her and what happened on September 4th,1987 that caused these reactions?
  63. 63. 8
  64. 64. ANSWER
  65. 65. Roop Kanwar, who was allegedlymurdered by forcing her to commitSati.
  66. 66. 9Fred Reines is credited with leading the team thatcreated and named the X-meter, a photometer forremotely measuring atomic explosion yields.Reines was also fully aware of the potential formisinterpretation of the name, since X rhymedwith Y (X minus one letter), Y being an amusingdescription of the sound produced by an atomicexplosion.The joke goes that Reines named it so becauseonly X would ever make one believe that the X-meter would work properly. X?
  67. 67. ANSWER
  68. 68. Bhangmeter,X – Bhang, Y- Bang(Please note Cannabis indica reference!)
  69. 69. 10This is one of the few language isolates in Indiaand possibly the only confirmed one. Spoken by less than 5000 people in and aroundWest and Central India, it gets its name from thetribe of the same name that lives just south of theTapti River and is sometimes erroneously referredto as Kalto. While its vocabulary is borrowedextensively from other languages, none of the corewords of the language bear any semblance to anyknown language.Name the language.
  70. 70. ANSWER
  71. 71. Nihali
  72. 72. 11Sometime in early 90s, Shubha News Photo Agency,run by Shubha Sundaram (once a father figure forbudding photographers in Madras) called up aphotographer named Haribabu as their client hadrequested an unknown face for the purpose.Haribabu took the chance and would accompany 4others to the spot, and the plan would work likeclockwork, except for one complication. Haribabu‟sinability to take photographs from a safe distanceproved to be the undoing of himself and his client.Explain.
  73. 73. ANSWER
  74. 74. Haribabu was recruited by the LTTE to takephotos of Rajiv Gandhi‟s assassination.However, he strayed too close to the suicidebomber, and hence died. His camera,however, survived the impact, and whenthe photographs were developed, it led thepolice to the LTTE.
  75. 75. 12Despite their own claims, they are not the oldest but acommunity in a nearby town is over 500 years olderthan theirs. In what can be termed a local apartheid,these "white ones", displaced the older, "black ones“,banned the “black ones” from their lands andbuildings, ostracizing anyone marrying outside of thecommunity.Keith and Len are the only remaining bachelors, andtheir cousin is the last woman of child-bearing age inthis community. However, since the latter is notinterested in either of the former, it can be safely saidthat they are the last of the ______ ____.
  76. 76. ANSWER
  77. 77. Paradesi Jews of Mattancherry
  78. 78. 13If Samosapedia had had it its way, this 2 word slangphrase may well have had the site‟s name in it. Thephrase is defined as the term for an earnest eagerbeaver who is able to muster up inordinate amounts ofenergy, inspiration and enthusiasm towards a varietyof good things.Quoting the site verbatim“Good ____ ____s organize parties, arrive early at a movietheatre to buy everyone tickets and even enter words onSamosapedia. Bad ____ ____s become politicians and localdemagogues.“
  79. 79. ANSWER
  80. 80. Enthu Cutlet
  81. 81. 14In October 1947, the government having woken upto the fact that an invasion was imminent, assignedthis onerous task on a civil engineer named S.Narboo. His team trekked 20 days throughavalanches and heavy snow, with 50 vehicles ofthe army convoy breaking down en route and only17 boys and 2 army men making it to the otherside.In a month, the job was done and GeneralThimmayya was the first to test out the final result.What was constructed thus?
  82. 82. ANSWER
  83. 83. Leh Airstrip/Leh airport
  84. 84. 15Known as diya cash, it is 200,000 dirhams formales and 100,000 for females. It is usuallyreduced depending upon individual consent.Last June, almost half a million dirhamswere raised via fund raising dinners for this.What are we talking about?
  85. 85. ANSWER
  86. 86. Blood money to rescue jailed Indians inthe UAE who may have causedaccidental deaths
  87. 87. 16This annual 3 day fair in Ahwa, Gujarat thatinvolves the 5 tribal heads attending with theirnayaks(secretaries) and bhaubands (securityguards), features a repeat of a tradition thatbegan in 1842 following an agreement betweenthe British and the 5 heads. This in turn makesthis district the only one in the country to stillcontinue a tradition done away with in 1971.What district and what tradition?
  88. 88. ANSWER
  89. 89. Dangs, the only district where the tribalkings continue to receive the PrivyPurse.
  90. 90. DICK BIRIYANI-the one where you engage inpublicly humiliating yourself
  91. 91. Choose a question from the grid Write the answer: +10, -15If you get it wrong, goes on the bounce to everyone: +10 for others, no negatives
  92. 92. The species XY, represented most famously in an1890s work is not closely related to the Y. In thatwork, it has a name that is usually mispronounceddue to the fact that it was to be pronounced with an“R” in the middle of the name.Due to a popular mid-1960s adaptation, mostpeople think that the X Y is in fact a Z, since Z aremistakenly thought to be scavengers.XY and Z.(Pic on next slide)
  93. 93. ANSWER
  94. 94. XY – Golden JackalZ – HyenaAccording to Kipling, “Tabaqui” in theJungle books was to be pronounced asTabarky.
  95. 95. One of the most feared fighters during the 1857rebellion, he was held in awe by the Sikhs whofollowed him into battle and convinced that he wasan incarnation of Brahma, formed the cult ___ ___after his name.When a veteran of the 1857 mutiny meets Kim, hesings the song of ____ _____:Ahi! ____ ____ is dead--he died before Delhi! Lancesof North take vengeance for ____ ____”Who? What cult? (Pic on next slide)
  96. 96. ANSWER
  97. 97. Brigadier General John Nicholson, whoinspired the cult “Nikal Seyn”.
  98. 98. Notwithstanding his success elsewhere, he finallygot a chance to act and was informed that hisundercover role in his debut 1983 film wouldinvolve handling live snakes. In real life, snakesterrified him, but he did not bat an eyelid when heprotested:"But Ive never worked with a snake except for ____",referring to an iconic figure in his field, whoseconduct he had repeatedly opposed in public.Who? And fill in the blanks.
  99. 99. ANSWER
  100. 100. Vijay Amritraj, John Mcenroe
  101. 101. The most famous legend surrounding this6252m mountain massif in Uttarakhand has todo with seven companions who are supposed tohave walked up the mountains many years ago.The name of the peak is supposed to beaspirational, much like a Led Zeppelinmasterpiece.What mountain?Pic on next slide
  102. 102. ANSWER
  103. 103. Swargarohini (Stairway to Heaven),legend being that Pandavas, Draupadiand dog walked up the peak
  104. 104. Bishen Bedi made his Test debut against WI atCalcutta on the last day of 1966.On the first day of the match, MAK Pataudibrought him on to bowl for the first time in the lastover before lunch, only for Rohan Kanhai to hit thelast ball of the over for a straight six and walk off.According to the writer Rajan Bala who knewPataudi‟s sense of humour well, what was theprobable non-cricketing reason why Pataudibrought Bedi on to bowl at that point of time ?
  105. 105. ANSWER
  106. 106. So that Bedi would start his careerexactly as the clocks were strikingtwelve, playing on the joke that Sardarjisgo crazy at noon.
  107. 107. Question courtesy BeatzoThe Loner, The Electrician/The Leader, The GreedyHotelier, The Drunk, The Prankster, The BystanderBarber, The Hardworking Bicycle-Repair Guy,Adolescent Girl, The Educator, The Cop, TheBeggar, The Cobbler, A student, ShopkeeperWhat lovable cast from the 80s?
  108. 108. ANSWER
  109. 109. Nukkad
  110. 110. This 1927 work received the following comment:“The carefully chosen quotations give it the false appearanceof a truthful book. But the impression it leaves …. is that it isthe report of a X ____ sent out with the one purpose ofopening and examining the X of the country to be reportedupon, or to give a graphic description of the stench exuded bythe opened X. If she had confessed that she had come to Indiamerely to open out and examine the Xs of India, there wouldperhaps be little to complain about her compilation. But shedeclared her abominable and patently wrong conclusion witha certain amount of triumph: the Xs are India’”What famous dismissal fills up the blanks?
  111. 111. ANSWER
  112. 112. A drain inspector‟s report – Gandhi‟sdismissal of Katherine Mayo‟s MotherIndia
  113. 113. In March 2002, the Rajasthan police arrested around 70bookies in a massive operation after a week long search.They were charged with, amongst other things, fuellingrumors and “fixing” the odds on something spreadingto Rajasthan in order to drum up their business.According to the police, “They deliberately spread therumours to keep the possibility of _____alive, withoutwhich they would not have been in business.”In true ToI style, they were named “___ bookies”.So, what were these people fixing?
  114. 114. ANSWER
  115. 115. Riots/Riot Bookies
  116. 116. When Vasco Da Gama was leaving from Kozhikode, hedared to ask the Samoothiri for a X stalk in order toreplant it in Portugal. While his courtiers wereoutraged, the Samoothiri calmly replied:“You may take our X, but you cannot take our Y withyou.”X and Y?
  117. 117. ANSWER
  118. 118. Pepper and Monsoon Rains
  119. 119. CLOCKWISE  16 Qns on infinite Bounce  4 Pounces +10 on direct pass, +5 part points  +15, -10 on pounce
  120. 120. 1This 150 year old rivalry between the Thengalai andVadagalai subsect followers of Sri Ramanuja hascentred around the appropriate form of adorningdeities, mandapams, towers, even the elephant atvarious temples including the KancheepuramVaradaraja temple and now the Sri Andal temple atSrivilliputtur.The dominant Thengalai decorations are beingchallenged by the Vadagalais who claim that theirtraditional form was the original incumbent, but wasreplaced by the Thengalais.What is the crux of this dispute?
  121. 121. ANSWER
  122. 122. The Vadagalai Iyengars sport „U‟ shapedNaamams on their forehead, while theThengalais sport the „Y‟ shaped Naamams.The dispute involves the appropriateNaamam to use on the idols and otheradornments.
  123. 123. 2This WWI conspiracy was uncovered when letterswritten by Ubaidullah Sindhi were captured by thePunjab CID. The plan involved the Amir ofAfghanistan declaring war on Britain, while theMaulana of Deoband would seek German andTurkish help, while also making pacts with friendlytribes in Kabul.The conspiracy came to be known by the materialon which the letters were written. What conspiracyand what was it called?
  124. 124. ANSWER
  125. 125. Silk Letter ConspiracyA Pan-Islamic insurrection in British India
  126. 126. 3The title of this 1997 novel, awarded the SahityaAkademi award, may best be exemplified by thepictorial representation of this 13th century practice.The semi-fictional subject matter of the novel detailsthe life of the spouse of a 15th century figure and thenuances of their relationship, especially given themore austere pursuits of the lady.Name the novel and explain who it refers to.Pic on next slide
  127. 127. 3
  128. 128. ANSWER
  129. 129. Cuckold by Kiran NagarkarDetails the relationship between Meerabaiand her husband, Bhoj Raj – who gotcuckolded because Meera‟s first love wasLord Krishna
  130. 130. 4India‟s first commercial seaplane service X-Y isbased in the Andamans and started runningservices between Port Blair and Havelock islandin January 2011.This pilot project is jointly owned by theAndaman & Nicobar administration and Z-Y, aname we often hear in unfortunate politicalcontexts and which recently got rights to resumesome of its activities in the Northeast.X-Y and Z-Y?
  131. 131. ANSWER
  132. 132. Jal Hans, Pawan HansPawan Hans activities were suspended for awhile
  133. 133. 5What is unique about the poetry form shownbelow and to which Deobandi is this credited? Zeehaal-e miskeen makun taghaful, duraye naina banaye batiyan; ki taab-e hijran nadaram ay jaan, na leho kaahe lagaye chhatiyan. Shaban-e hijran daraz chun zulf wa roz-e waslat cho umr kotah; Sakhi piya ko jo main na dekhun to kaise kaatun andheri ratiyan.
  134. 134. ANSWER
  135. 135. Macaronic Poetry or lines alternating in twolanguages (Persian and Brij Bhasha)Amir Khusrow
  136. 136. 5On March 4, 2011, a user posted this on anIranian forum“the last survivor of the west/central Asian waystarted his return today. Today, March 4th, 2011 at10 am, he started for Sukhrud, finally left to FDKarea to Guilan province. We guess Omid will have ashort stay in Guilan before leaving Iran. Omid is hisPersian name, and it means hope.”The posting renewed hopes of something thathasn‟t happened in India since 2002. What eventand where is it (if at all) most likely to happen?
  137. 137. ANSWER
  138. 138. Sighting of the Siberian crane atKeoladeo, Bharatpur
  139. 139. 6Who about whom, sometime in 2006:______started publishing my books nearly twenty yearsago, at a time when there were very few English languagepublishers in India. His was a mill that ground slow butawful sure, and a manuscript that had passed under his penwas a thing of beauty, in which no comma or semi-colon wasallowed to stand without accounting for its existence. It wasno easy matter to slip an ellipsis past his hawk-like eye: hewas scornful of the implications of vagueness that lie behindthose three little dots, so beloved of fabulists. As for splitinfinitives, he was their Grim Reaper, his nib the instrumentof their perdition.
  140. 140. ANSWER
  141. 141. Amitav Ghosh on Ravi Dayal‟s death
  142. 142. Night scene depicting a 96 year old occurrence. 7What/where?
  143. 143. ANSWER
  144. 144. The perennial fires at the Jharia coal fields
  145. 145. 8In 2006, the BBC carried an article about this wizenedoctogenarian widow living in absolute penury in athatched hut in Madhya Pradesh. She recounts howher original name, Kausalya was shortened to suit herOxford returned lover‟s whims, whom she married in1940, only for him to disappear in 1947 and neverreturn.Ram Guha says “the memory of the divorce was sowounding that X could not bring himself to write abouther in his autobiography, disposing her off in twoparagraphs”X? (Picture on next slide)
  146. 146. 8
  147. 147. ANSWER
  148. 148. Verrier Elwin
  149. 149. 9The original name for these sarees was Masuriabecause they were woven in Mysore. The artform was brought up further north by RaoKishore Singh, a general in the Mughal army, buSurprisingly, it is not the saree that has been filedfor GI protection, but the thread itself since it canbe used in production of lampshades, curtains, skirts and salwars.What is the GI protected entity called?(Pic on next slide)
  150. 150. 9
  151. 151. ANSWER
  152. 152. Kota Doria
  153. 153. 10These royal cooks usually worked in theAwadhi Nawab‟s kitchens and were known tohave generated rare and flavorsome recipes tosatisfy their kings‟ gastronomic tastes. Known tomaintain a religious record of ingredientproportion, preparation and presentation, youare most likely to encounter the name in relationwith a Bangalore restaurant. What name?
  154. 154. ANSWER
  155. 155. Khansama
  156. 156. 11These dragons, called the _____ Sha, figure on thehistorical emblem of the Meiteis and were originallyerected by Chinese war captives but were blown topieces by the British in 1891. Currently, underrestoration, at which historical and religiouslyimportant site might you see these dragons? (largerpic on next slide)
  157. 157. 11
  158. 158. ANSWER
  159. 159. Kangla Fort, Imphal
  160. 160. 12Among the many reasons why this impossibleissue is investigated in religious texts is relatedto the traditional arrangement of altars in theVedic yagnas. The mahavedi (great altar) wasplaced on the periphery, inside the boundary ofwhich were placed the daksinagni altar, theround garhapatya and the flat ahavaniyaaltars, the last 2 of which had constraints onoccupied space.What problem?
  161. 161. ANSWER
  162. 162. Squaring the circle
  163. 163. 13Chittagong in Bangladesh, Gadani inPakistan and Aliaga in Turkey areroughly 2nd, 3rd and 4th on this list interms of volume.What list is this and what location inGujarat tops this list?
  164. 164. ANSWER
  165. 165. Ship –breaking yards by volume/shipshandledAlang
  166. 166. 14Sometime in 2010, the proposal to rename the Dean‟sResidence at the JJ School of Art and turn into amuseum was shelved, fearing a backlash againsthonoring a supposed colonial apologist. Instead itwould feature works by the college‟s artists, withpossibly a room dedicated to the first Dean, subjectto significant work by the Dean being discovered.Who was the Dean and who might have been thesubject of the museum?Pic on next slide
  167. 167. 14
  168. 168. ANSWER
  169. 169. Lockwood Kipling was the first Dean, thiswas the house where Rudyard Kipling wasborn.
  170. 170. 15Hypothesized by Sankar Chatterjee, it is a 500 kmimpact crater proposed to have been located west ofMumbai in the Indian ocean.The crater is supposed to have been created 65 millionyears ago at the time of the K-T extinctionevent, possibly by a comet or asteroid 40 km indiameter.While scientists outside India remain skeptical of thehypothesis, the naming of the crater in the contextabove has resonated with local beliefs.What name?Pic on next slide
  171. 171. 15
  172. 172. ANSWER
  173. 173. Shiva crater, because Shiva was theGod of destruction
  174. 174. 16In his travellogue, Marco Polo describes thispolitically disputed territory as the female island, theancient name Mahiladu being a reference to this. Notunsurprisingly the social structure on thispredominantly Muslim island is matrilineal with themen living either with their mothers or their wives.Originally, the name for the Nicobar islands wherecannibals were believed to reside, it was misattributedto this island by a British official and has stayed thatway ever since.What island and who is it disputed with?
  175. 175. ANSWER
  176. 176. Minicoy or Maliku, that came fromMinikaa-rajeDisputed with Maldives
  177. 177. THIGH GRAB- In which you get to molest like old bearded men would
  178. 178. Modified Derailer – Choose from grid  Allot it to any 1 team - written  If they get it right : +10/-5  If they get it wrong: +5/-10 Write and show answer for +5If both teams don’t get it, goes on bounce to other teams: +10
  179. 179. They are collected in a book with 4 parts titledWorship, Love, Nature and Miscellaneous/Diverse.The book Caste and Outcaste praises them as follows:“They transcend the mundane to the aesthetic and express allranges and categories of human emotion. He has given avoice to all—big or small, rich or poor. The poorest boatmanon the Ganges as well as the rich landlord find expression fortheir emotional trials and tribulations.”Who/what?
  180. 180. ANSWER
  181. 181. Rabindra Sangeet
  182. 182. From the 1st to the 2nd. Explain and identify the lady
  183. 183. ANSWER
  184. 184. Only 2 players to have won the SeniorBadminton nationals at the age of 16.Prakash Padukone and PV Sindhu
  185. 185. You were most likely to see him if you visited the TajMahal Hotel where he was resident performer for 25years. Id him as he plays on possibly one of India‟smost watched videos in the 1990s<video removed: Pretty Child by Indus Creed>
  186. 186. ANSWER
  187. 187. Mickey Correa
  188. 188. Which 124 year old Indian businessfamily, belonging to the MalankaraOrthodox Syrian church, tracing its rootsto Kozhencherry, began operations as theMMG Fund in 1939?
  189. 189. ANSWER
  190. 190. Muthoot Family
  191. 191. Sir Joseph Banks conceived of this pet projectduring his time at Tahiti as part of JamesCook‟s expedition. A cash award announcedfor success in this project involved WilliamBligh commanding the HMS Bounty andproceeding to the South Pacific.While Bligh‟s task wasn‟t fruitful, how doesthis story link up to a union territory of India?
  192. 192. ANSWER
  193. 193. Breadfruit – Bligh was asked tointroduce breadfruit to theCarribean, which is also the state(union territory) fruit of Lakshwadeep.
  194. 194. It is said that these were borrowed from India andtravelled to Britain, where they were popularduring the health craze of the Victorian era.As sports became much more organized and themilitary modernized, their use in fitness wanedbut they inspired designs for objects in anentertainment context.What object (original) and what did they inspire?
  195. 195. ANSWER
  196. 196. Indian Clubs, which inspired jugglingclubs
  197. 197. This oomph girl described her foray intoLondon‟s West End as follows:“I’d seen the version with Jerry Hall, and thought itwould be a wonderful challenge. Divya Palat boughtthe rights to it and adapted it. I’ll still have dark hairfor the role, not blonde. My kids are supportive of thedecision to play this role.”Who about what?
  198. 198. ANSWER
  199. 199. Zeenat Aman on playing Mrs.Robinson
  200. 200. Printed with flowers and originally produced inIndia, the popularity of this glazed calico cloth inEurope between 1600-1800 almost put the local textilemakers out of business. In 1720, the English bannedits use in any wear, bed, chair or household furniture,which continued until 1759 when locals were able toproduce it.In contemporary language, the same word is todayused as a generic term for something vulgar orextremely florid in appearance. What word/fabricname?
  201. 201. ANSWER
  202. 202. Chintz/Chintzy
  203. 203. The Dibru-Saikhowa Biosphere reserve locatednear Tinsukia in upper Assam is one among ahandful of places in the world where these canbe seen. Their presence here dates back to postWWII when the British wound up their campsagainst the Japanese and their ancestors werelet go, the river changed course andconsequently they were cutoff from themainland.What?
  204. 204. ANSWER
  205. 205. Feral Horses
  206. 206. TIEBREAKER QUESTIONS
  207. 207. 1A tourist train introduced on Feb.10, 1983, aimed at tourist locations of Buddhistsignificance, it had various itineraries of 3 to 7days from Calcutta, including stops atGorakhpur (forLumbini), Gaya, Patna, Sarnath, etc., and goingto Puri, Varanasi, and (for the 7-day one-wayitinerary) ending at New Delhi.It stopped running some time in the late1980s, and was the forerunner to the present-dayBuddhist special Buddha Parikrama launchedin 1998.
  208. 208. ANSWER
  209. 209. The Great Indian Rover
  210. 210. Connect
  211. 211. ANSWER
  212. 212. Geeta Anand (winner of the Pulitzer aspart of WSJ)• Wrote the book “The Cure” adapated into the movie Extraordinary Measures. The book is about Pompe‟s disease and chronicles the real life case of John and Aileen Crowley

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