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India quiz

  1. 1. India KwijBharat mata ki jai
  2. 2. • 20 koschans.• No negatives.
  3. 3. 1. This song has an unusual history to it: it cost 10lakh bucks to make, at a time when most movies were made at a lesser cost. It was written and re-written 105 times until the music director approved. It was shot at the Sheesh Mahal, and in those days there was no way to provide reverberation of sound. Lata Mangeshkar had to sing the song in the studio bathroom! This song was one of the three sequences to be shot in technicolour while the rest of the movie was in Black & white. Song and Movie?
  4. 4. Pyaar Kiya toh darna kya- Mughal-e-Azam
  5. 5. 2. X is the only Indian bowler to take a wicket off his first ball in ODI cricket, the victim being Nixon McLean of WI. He made his test debut against Pakistan, scoring a brisk 44 off 41 balls. At one point of time, India thought it had found a natural opener in him, and he often opened the innings with his partner Y. Both X and Y were eventually dropped due to their inability to deal effectively with fast bowlers. X was especially hounded by the Aussie critcics who said that he can never get adjusted to Aus pitches. Sehwag rose to fame as an opener around the time these guys were dropped. X and Y?
  6. 6. • SS Das and Sadagopan Ramesh
  7. 7. •3.•Matthur, a village located on the banks of river Tunga in Shimogadistrict.•Jhiri, a village in Rajgarh district in M.P.•Both these villages are famous in the country for continuing a veryvital element of the Indian culture more faithfully than other places.•What?
  8. 8. • Still speak in Sanskrit
  9. 9. 4. Amul Ad for?
  10. 10. • Satyajit Ray
  11. 11. 5.Kachkadi, Bakkalnali and Pukari are all types ofwhat?
  12. 12. • Kolhapuri Chappal
  13. 13. 6.
  14. 14. • Started State Banks- Mysore, Travancore, Allahabad, Punjab etc.
  15. 15. 7.Allasani Peddana, Nandi Thimmana, MadayyagariMallana, Dhurjati, Ayyalaraju Ramambhadrudu, PingaliSurana, Ramarajabhushanudu and __________ were theAsthadiggajas in Sri Krishnadevaraya’s court.FITB.
  16. 16. • Tenali Raman
  17. 17. • 8• This work has been exclusively carried out by the Khatri community of Kutchh. A meter length of cloth can have millions of tiny knots known as "Bheendi" in the local language ("Kutchhi"). Four bheendis are known as a "Kadi". These knots form a design once opened after dyeing in bright colors. Traditionally, the final products can be classified into "Khombi", "Ghar Chola", "Patori", "Chandrokhani" etc.• What is being described here?
  18. 18. • Bandhini work
  19. 19. • 9.• During the Mughal period it occupied a unique place in the emblem of the royalty of Oudh. This was usually used like a cloth to wipe off the excess oil off the hands after the completion of an oil rich food laden with meat and fat. In short it served as a substitute for a ‘Handkerchief’ .• What am I talking about?
  20. 20. • Rumali Roti
  21. 21. •10• This genre of indian music is derived almost exclusively from acollection called Gitabitan (garden of songs) which consists offour major parts Puja(worship), Prem(love), Prakriti(Nature) andBichitra(Diverse) and Swadesh (patriotism).• Name this genre of Indian Music.
  22. 22. • Rabindranath TAGORE.
  23. 23. 11. FITB and Put funda• The Big Lebowski • Hoop Dreams • Olympia• Body and Soul • Hoosiers • Raging Bull• Breaking Away • The Hustler • Rocky• Bull Durham • The Freshman • Shaolin Soccer• Caddyshack • ___________ • Slap Shot• The Damned United • Major League • Speed Racer• Downhill Racer • Million Dollar Baby • Tokyo Olympiad• Eight Men Out • Million Dollar • When We Were Kings• Field of Dreams Mermaid
  24. 24. • Lagaan
  25. 25. • 12 – Neel Kamal – Tuta Hua Kaan – Sunhare Panjon Wala Kekada• These are the episode titles of which series?
  26. 26. • Tintin in Hindi
  27. 27. • 13.• This radio show sponsored by Cadbury began airing on April 12, 1972 and was hosted first by Hamid Sayani and later, by his brother Ameen Sayani. Cadbury have continued their sponsorship till date.• Which show?
  28. 28. • BQC Radio Show
  29. 29. • 14• Anecdote recounts that the 11th century Hoysala king Veera Ballala II, while on a hunting expedition, lost his way in the forest. Tired and hungry, he came across a poor old woman who served him boiled beans. The grateful king named the place town of boiled beans, which eventually evolved into _____________.• FITB
  30. 30. • Bendakaaluru- Bengaluru
  31. 31. • 15• The _________ ______endeavors to elevate the prestige of scientific research in India and inspire young Indians to choose a vocation in scientific research.• The ________ Science Foundation, a not-for-profit trust, was set up in February 2009 by the management of _______. The Foundation instituted the _______ _______, an annual award, to honor outstanding achievements of researchers and scientists across six categories : Engineering and Computer Sciences, Humanities, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences, each carrying a prize of a gold medal, a citation and a purse of 50 Lakh.
  32. 32. • Infosys Science foundation
  33. 33. • 16• Born in Calcutta in 1877, educated at the St. Xaviers College, Calcutta. He was the first athlete from an Asian nation to win an Olympic Medal. He also served as the Secretary of the Indian Football Association from 1900 to 1902. He finally went into acting and started appearing in Hollywood movies.• Identify him.
  34. 34. • Norman Pritchard
  35. 35. • 17• It is a Bangalore-based online retail store and has been repeatedly referred to as “India’s answer to _______.”• Two IIT Delhi graduates - Binny Bansal and Sachin Bansal, started this enterprise in 2007. “We noticed that most online e-commerce players in India didn’t get even the basics right. Our customers can trust us. We provide them satisfaction and unmatched usability”, says Binny.• FITB and the company.
  36. 36. • Flipkart and Amazon
  37. 37. • 18• The book “Wide Angle, Candid moments from my playing days” is a coffee table book illustrating the author’s passions of photography and wildlife. Chapters include Formative days, the big league, land of isles, African adventure, wildlife passion etc. Who wrote this book?
  38. 38. • Anil Kumble
  39. 39. 19. This carving is found in Hoysaleswara temple, Halebid, India.What is it depicting
  40. 40. • The Chakravyuh
  41. 41. 20. Who and what is being spoofed?
  42. 42. • Anil and Mukesh Ambani, and spoofing Deewar’s ‘Mere paas maa hai’ scene

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