Guan Moye , better known by the pen name
(English is a Chinese novelist and short story writer.
He has been referred by Donald Morrison of U.S.
news magazine TIME as "one of the most famous,
oft-banned and widely pirated of all Chinese writers
", and by Jim Leach as the Chinese answer to
Franz Kafka or Joseph Heller. He is best known to
Western readers for his 1987 novel
Red Sorghum Clan, in which the Red
Sorghum and Sorghum Wine volumes were later
adapted for the film Red Sorghum. In 2012, Mo was
awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for his work as
a writer "who with hallucinatory realism merges folk
tales, history and the contemporary"
X's novel ______ _____ ______ became influential
in the U.S. and Britain and made the political
issues of the 1850s regarding slavery tangible to
millions, energizing antislavery forces in the
American North, while provoking widespread
anger in the South.
Upon meeting Christopher Crowfield (pen name
Y is alleged to have said
“So this is the little old lady who started this new
Who are X & Y?
Republic was written to answer a
question by Socrates.
What was the question?
She published her autobiography, at the age of
22, titled The Story of My Life(1903).
An excerpt from the book reads,
“I left the well-house eager to learn. Everything had
a name, and each name gave birth to a new
thought. As we returned to the house every object
which I touched seemed to quiver with life. That
was because I saw everything with the strange,
new sight that had come to me.”
Name the writer.
Helen Adams Keller. She wrote 12 books and several
articles during her lifetime. (Picin question-8-year-old
Keller with Anne Sullivan)
sorry, Mr. --------, but you just
don't know how to use the English
language. This isn't a kindergarten for
This was the reason given by the Editor of San
Francisco Examiner for sacking a journalist under its
pay. The journalist went on to become one of the
world's greatest writers and became the first British
writer to win Nobel Prize for literature.
Identify the sacked journalist .
Words are, of course, the most powerful
drug used by mankind.
- Speech, quoted in The Times
He was a mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon
and photographer, but is better known as a writer
with wonderful imagination. According to one
popular story, Queen Victoria enjoyed his most
famous work so much that she ordered that the first
copy of his next book should be sent to her and was
surprised when presented with a scholarly volume
'An Elementary Treatise on Determinants‘.
He is more famous by his pen name than his real
Charles Lutwidge Dodgsonor Lewis Carroll
Alice In Wonderland
Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalto started writing
poems at the age of eight, but his poems were
promptly destroyed by his father, who wanted his son
to have a "practical" occupation.
But he received encouragement from others, including
a future Nobel Prize winner, who at that time headed
the local girls' school.
To hide his poetry from his father Neftalí adopted a
pen name, derived from the name of a Czech writer
and poet and later he became more famous than the
Czech poet in his adopted name.
How is Neftalí better known as?
Neruda's pen name was derived from Czech writer and
poet Jan Nepomuk Neruda (1834-1891).
He was encouraged by Gabriela Mistral, who was the
first Latin American to win the Nobel Prize in
Literature, in 1945.
The shortest correspondence in history is between X
and his publisher Hurst & Blackett in 1862.
X was on vacation when Y (which is over 1200 pages)
He telegraphed the single-character message
"?" to his publisher,
who replied with a single "!".
Identify X (author) and Y (novel)
•Author: Victor Hugo
•Novel: Les Miserables
•The book was a big
In his play "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Shakespeare refers to a magical juice
from a flower, which when applied to a
person's eyelids while sleeping makes the
victim fall in love with the first living thing
seen upon awakening.
What is the name of the flower?
Love -in -idleness
Love looks not with the eyes, but with the
mind, And therefore is wing'd Cupid painted
A Midsummer Night's Dream
He was an avid seeker of facts, and geography was
his favourite subject. As a child, he developed a great
interest in travel and exploration. At twelve, he snuck
onto a ship that was bound for India, only to be caught
and severely whipped by his father. He, then famously
"I shall from now on only travel only in my
He wrote down whatever he saw in those imaginary
voyages of adventure and those descriptions were
startlingly accurate and real in "space" and "time".
Identify this famous author.
Jules Verne (1828-1905)
From the Earth to the Moon -three astronauts are
launched from "Tampa Town“ in Florida peninsula
and recovered through a splash landing. Tampa,
Florida is approximately 130 miles from NASA's actual
launching site at Cape Canaveral.
He predicted about glass skyscrapers, high-speed
trains, gas-powered automobiles, air conditioners,
television, calculators, and a worldwide
communications network (internet), helicopters,
submarines, projectors, jukeboxes
William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge,
Lord Byron, John Keats
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
, Lord Byron,
John Keats and
Percy ByssheShelley -The "Big Six" of English
romantic literature- formed
the core of the Romantic movement
of late 18th and early 19th century England.
Which famous writer's pseudonym literally
which he choose to reflect his simmering
anger about life in his country and a
determination to speak the bitter truth?
Everybody, my friend, everybody lives for
something better to come. That's why we want
to be considerate of every man—Who knows
what's in him, why he was born and what he
can do?-From The Lower Depths
Referred as digitus impudicus
in Ancient Roman writings, the
finger was used in
the ancient Greek comedy to
insult another person.
The widespread usage of the
finger in many cultures is likely
due to the geographical
influence of the Roman Empire
and Greco-Roman civilization.
In the first-century
extending the digitus impudicus
was one of many methods used
to divert the ever present threat
of the evil eye.
What is the other giant spiral galaxy
of the Local Group, along with the
The Andromeda Galaxy is a spiral
galaxy approximately 2.5 million lightyears from Earth in the Andromeda
constellation. Also known as Messier
31, M31, or NGC 224, it is often
referred to as the Great Andromeda
Nebula in older texts
Top and Down were the names of
two sorts of quarks, what were
the other four?
Louise Joy Brown was born
in July 25, 1978, in Oldham,
Greater Manchester, Eng
land. She married nightclub
doorman Wesley Mullinder in
2004, with Dr. Edwards
attending their wedding. Their
son Cameron, conceived
naturally, was born on
December 20, 2006.
What is extra-ordinary
about this ordinary story?
Louise Joy Brown (born July 25, 1978, in Oldham,
Greater Manchester, England) is the world's first baby
to be conceived by in vitro fertilisation, or IVF.Brown
was born to Lesley and John Brown, who had been
trying to conceive for nine years, but without success
because of Lesley's blocked fallopian tubes. On
November 10, 1977,Lesley Brown underwent the
procedure by Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards.
She was born at 11:47 p.m. at Oldham General
Hospital,Oldham, through a planned caesarean section
delivered by registrar John Webster.
Louise Brown married nightclub doorman Wesley
Mullinder in2004, with Dr. Edwards attending their
wedding. Their son Cameron, conceived naturally, was
born on December 20,2006.
A crescograph is a device for
measuring growth in plants. It was
invented in the early 20th century by
Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose, an
__________ has been used in creating digital visual
effects for the movies such as Titanic, Star Wars and
The Lord of the Rings. As part of the 73rd Scientific
and Technical Academy Awards ceremony
presentation in 2001, The Academy of Motion Picture
Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors honored Ed
Catmull, Loren Carpenter, and Rob Cook, with an
Academy Award of Merit (Oscar)
"for significant advancements to the field of
motion picture rendering as exemplified in
This was the first Oscar awarded to a software
package for its outstanding contributions to the field.
PhotoRealistic Renderman (PRMan)
Render Man has been used in creating digital visual
effects for the Hollywood blockbuster movies such as
Titanic, Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings. As part of
the 73rd Scientific andTechnical Academy Awards
ceremony presentation in 2001, ........ Ed Catmull (P),
Loren Carpenter(CS), and Rob Cook(VP of SE), with an
Academy Award of Merit (Oscar)
the field of motion
as exemplified in
International Medal for
Outstanding Discoveries in
Mathematics, is a prize
awarded to two, three, or four mathematicians
40 years of age at each
International Congress of the
Union (IMU), a meeting
that takes place every four years.
The Fields Medal, officially known as International Medal for
Outstanding Discoveries in Mathematics.
The colloquial name is in honour of Canadian mathematician
John Charles Fields. Fields was instrumental in establishing
the award, designing the medal itself, and funding the
monetary component. The Fields Medal is often viewed as
the greatest honour a young mathematician can receive.
The Abel Prize and the Fields Medal have often been
described as the "mathematician's Nobel prizes". It comes
with a monetary award, which since 2006 is $15,000 (in
Canadian dollars, roughly US $15,000.). The medal was
first awarded in 1936 to Finnish mathematician Lars Ahlfors
and American mathematicianJesse Douglas,
OBE, FRS (21
– 1 January
1955) was a wellknown
21 February 1894
Shahpur, British India
1 January 1955 (aged 60)
New Delhi, India
Council of Scientific and Indust
Banaras Hindu University
University of the Punjab
University College London
Frederick G. Donnan
Padma Bhushan (1954)
In 1959, Richard Feynman gave a talk at
Caltech in American Physical Society meeting,
“Learn from mother Nature to make things smaller
and see the advantages . Plenty of space remaining at
The term Nanotechnology was first time used by
Norio Taniguchi (1974)
Kim Eric Drexler (1986) wrote first book
Engines of Creation, which finally
popularized the term Nanotechnology
Earlier imagination of Nanoscience>>>>>
He recorded his first 78RPM disc at the age of 8, and gave his
last concert in 2004 at the age of 75. In 1964 and 1968,
respectively, he was awarded the Padma Shri and
Padma Bhushan awards, but refused to accept them,
declaring the committee musically incompetent to judge him.
In January 2000, when he was awarded the Padma
Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award, he again
refused, calling it "an insult". He famously once said, "If there
is any award for _____ in India, I must get it first".
He also turned down the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award. For
a while, he also boycotted AllIndia Radio. The only titles he
accepted were the special decorations of "Bharat
_____ Samrat" by the Artistes Association of India and
(Sun of the _____) from President
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed.
•Gordon Brown, Prime Minister,
United Kingdom and Dr. Manmohan
Singh, Prime Minister, India
•Both served as the finance ministers
for their respective countries before
going onto become the Prime Minister
•Grand connect clue: Prime Minister
WHY DO THE DONE, DO THE NEW
Tata DoCoMo, is a GSM based cellular operator. It was formed in
2008 as an alliance between Tata Teleservices and NTT DoCoMo.
It has also emerged as the first mobile operator in India to have
‘per second’ pulse. What does the word DoCoMo means ?
DoCoMo an abbreviation of the
phrase, “do communications over
the mobile network” (officially),
and is also from a phrase
"everywhere" in Japanese.
Broad Peak 8051m
Cho Oyu 8188m
Gasherbrum I 8080m
Gasherbrum II 8034m
Nanga Parbat 8126m
Shishapangma 8027 m
Bob Massie and Narendra Hirwani
Maximum wickets (Sixteen) on debut
David Beckham’s jersey number was
seven at Manchester United. When he
joined Real Madrid, he could not get
seven because it was used by
Madridista’s own Raul.
Beckham therefore chose the number 23.
What was the motivation behind it?
Beckham is a Michael Jordan fan and
Jordan’s jersey number was 23
On 14 October 2012, Heather Watson
won her first WTA singles title with a win
over Chang Kai-chen of Taiwan in the
final of the Japan Open, becoming the first
British female to win a WTA singles title
since Sara Gomer in 1988.
Marco Polo Airport is at about 12 km from Venice, and is connected to the city by the ACTV
and ATVO bus routes and by taxis, by land, and by the Alilaguna motorboats and by water taxis,
Moving by land from Marco Polo Airport to reach the historic city centre of Venice, you arrive
in Piazzale Roma, the bus terminal and the point of arrival for whoever wants to visit the city
coming by car, a sort of last outpost of the mainland. In fact, from Piazzale Roma can continue
•The Lion’s mount was raised to
commemorate the bravery of Prince
William II in the Battle of Waterloo
•Grand connect clue: Battle of Waterloo
This is a Rolls Royce car owned by Nizam.
For more JOIN: Old Indian Images
This was the car only owned by Royals and was No.1 in their list.
When Nizam went to purchase it, Rolls Royce officials denied him and Nizam
logged a Case in Court. Nizam won the case and purchased this car. The very
next day, Rolls Royce was seen on road and was used for road cleaning all over
This was Attitude of Nizam and YES He was a HYDERABADI.
The Deccan Queen has several firsts or 'among the firsts' to her credit: she was India's first superfast
train, she was the first long distance electric hauled passenger train, she was one of India's first
vestibuled trains. The Deccan Queen was the first to have a Ladies Only car, and amongst the first to
feature a diner. The train has an exciting and chequered history. The Deccan Queen got a brand new
rake in 1966, consisting of Indian Railways standard integral anti telescopic cars. For the first time
since the history of the train, third class (now second class) passengers were allowed to travel by this
train. It had only reserved first class since inception until 1966.
Leymah Roberta Gbowee (born 1 February
1972) is a Liberian peace activist responsible for
leading a women's peace movement that helped
bring an end to the Second Liberian Civil War in
2003. Her efforts to end the war, along with her
collaborator Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, helped usher
in a period of peace and enabled a free election
in 2005 that Sirleaf won. This made Liberia the
first African nation to have a female president.
She, along withEllen Johnson
Sirleaf and Tawakkul Karman, were awarded the
2011 Nobel Peace Prize "for their non-violent
struggle for the safety of women and for
women's rights to full participation in peacebuilding work.