Samosapedia definition of which term ?
“Originally meant carefree and unrestrained. In a wider sense,
used as an adjective of approval; good, excellent or first class.
Also used as a verbal tic, without any specific meaning, to start,
continue and finish a conversation.”
The term is also the name of a Kannada movie with the caption
“Be happy, no B.P.”
• Starting of his career as a civil contractor in Sirsi, he went on to
found Naveen Mechanised Construction Company Private Limited
which undertook construction of dams, canals, tunnels, bridges and
buildings in central Karnataka region.
• Now, a serial entrepreneur a few of the companies he owns
include Naveen Hotels Limited, Murudeshwar Tiles Private Limited,
Murudeshwar Ceramics Limited, Murudeshwar Power Corporation
• Also, a philanthropist he runs a trust which owns many educational
institutions in the state.
• The president of the Kannada Chaluvali Paksha, he is
often singularly credited with keeping Kannada
language and Kannada spirit alive in Bengaluru
despite the onslaught of migration from other states
and other languages.
• Also an ex-MLA from the Chamarajnagar seat, he can
be seen in the forefront of many an agitation.
• Devendra Prabhudesai is an Indian biographer and
manager of media relations and corporate affairs
for BCCI in Mumbai, India.
• Prabhudesai's first book was An Umpire Remembersthe autobiography of Piloo Reporter. It was published
by Rupa and is sponsored by Castrol India Limited. He
also authored a 2007 book on the Cricket World Cup.
His third and most famous books was a biography
of _____________ titled The Nice Guy who finished
poster of which
Kannada movie ?
• Ideal Jawa is a motorcycle company that used
to be based out of Mysore. Jawa motorcycles
were introduced in India in 1960 and they
have a cult following to this present day.
• The aptly title catchphrase used by them
was "Forever bike forever value“.
• Just give me the name of the most famous
brand/bike to come out of their stables.
Home to the biggest settlement of Tibetians in the
state. Just identify the town with quite a few beautiful
• It is a three-stone structure, with marble domes and a 145 ft fivestoried towers on either side. The place is surrounded by a large
• The building is of fine gray granite with deep pink marble domes
designed by Henry Irwin. The facade has several expansive arches
and two smaller ones flanking the central arch, which is supported
by tall pillars. Above the central arch is a sculpture of Gajalakshmi,
the goddess of wealth, prosperity, good luck, and abundance with
• The gardens also house many temple such as the Someshwara
temple, Lakshmiramana temple, Varahaswamy temple etc.
Which building ?
It is said that Hyder Ali gave it as jagir to a Maratha chief
named Apoji Ram, who encouraged merchants to settle
there. While Apoji Ram died without heirs, the place
continued to grow, favored by Tipu Sultan. After the fall
of Tipu Sultan's regime, a European firm stepped in and
started a cotton mill. These mills flourished as cotton was
grown in plenty, in and around the city as well as its
Known as the “Manchester of Karnataka” which city is
The name of this temple ____________ is made up of
two Sanskrit words for “forest” and “ The consort of
Shiva”. The transformation to its current name reflects
a common loanword adaptation in Kannada from
The temple located in Cholachagudd near Badami,
in Bagalkot district has been dated to the 7th century
Identify this temple which also lends its name to a
locality in Bangalore.
• Located in the Chikkamagaluru
district of Karnataka, it is known for its shrine
to the Sufi saint __________, a pilgrimage site
for Hindus and Muslims.
• The saint in question is said to have brought
coffee seeds from Arabia and sown them here,
the region now being the largest producer of
coffee in the country.
• In 2003, this Bangalore resident and writer of such
books as "The World of Homosexuals" and
mystery stories such as "Perfect Murder" caused a
ruckus by claiming some doctors had admitted
her to hospital to steal her brain.