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2nd half (somnath)

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My set of questions from the India Quiz conducted by Ashoke da and me on January, 2013.

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2nd half (somnath)

  1. 1. A quiz of the Indians, by the Indians, for the Indians
  2. 2. QM
  3. 3. ROUND 4
  4. 4. Rules
  5. 5. 1* This popular custom is based on the philosophy ofnon-arrogance. Etymologically, the name of thiscustom is made up of three parts:-- the 1st part literally translate to ‘not me’. It is a negation of ones identity and hence of ones ego.-- the 2nd part is the sound of life. The whole cosmos is summed up while pronouncing this 2nd part.-- the 3rd part means shape/form of or manifestation of.* Which custom am I referring to?
  6. 6. 2* This annual auction event has been turnedinto an e-auction to control the siphoning ofmoney by the middle-men. Last year, it earneda revenue of nearly Rs. 200 crores. Theauctioned items are graded into five varieties,each of which is then graded for colour,texture and length.* What is this all about?
  7. 7. 3* Which literary work?
  8. 8. 4* These three scenes from the 2005 Malayalammovie ‘Anandabhadram’, starring Prithvirajand Kavya Madhavan has a common link.Explain. (Bigger vis – next slides)
  9. 9. 4. Vis
  10. 10. 4. Vis
  11. 11. 4. Vis
  12. 12. 5* This is Tom Alter’s voice from an audio-bookreleased on September 6, 2012. In fact, its theaudio version of the biography of a famousIndian.* Identify him.
  13. 13. 6* The species Macaca munzala wasdiscovered by Indian researchers in 2004.The word ‘munzala’ literally means in thelocal dialect – ‘monkey of the deepforest’.* What is the common name for thisspecies, derived from an Indian state?
  14. 14. AudienceWhat does the round circle in the middle ofthis flag represent? (The colour yellowrepresents the yellow cloth in which the___s were offered)
  15. 15. Kulcha
  16. 16. 7Put funda. (Non-exhaustive clues)
  17. 17. 8* This 200-foot long, 150-foot wide and 50-foottall sculpture (vis), on top of a rocky hill ofmythological importance, is a great touristattraction at Chadayamangalam village inKerala.* What’s the story with this place? (Bigger vis – next slide)
  18. 18. 8. Vis
  19. 19. 9* This well known song is part of thesoundtrack of the 2011 movie ‘Gandhi toHitler’. Who is singing this song?
  20. 20. 10* This area was predominantly a mangroveswamp before the late 19th century, inhabitedmainly by Koli fishermen. When the swampfilled in, the Kolis left and others (potters fromGujarat, tanners from Tamil Nadu andembroidery workers from Uttar Pradesh)moved in.* What resulted?
  21. 21. 11* In the original version -- 12 was Faith,44 was Arrogance, 49 was Vulgarity, 51was Reliability, 52 was Theft, 76 wasKnowledge, 95 was Pride and 99 wasLust. 100 represented Nirvana.* What is being described?
  22. 22. 12* A stage performance of a controversialliterary work. Name the novel.
  23. 23. 13* Last time this particular type of plant(Melocanna baccifera) blossomed in 2006.To combat the resultant ‘effect’, UNs WorldFood Programme (WFP), had to comeforward.* What happened? (Bigger vis – next slide)
  24. 24. 13. Vis
  25. 25. AudienceWho is the author of the following books --- * Midterm Poll –1969 * Beyond Survival: EmergingDimensions of Indian Economy – 1984 * Off the Track –1987 * Saga of Struggle and Sacrifice –1992& * Challenges Before the Nation – 1992?
  26. 26. Pranab Mukherjee
  27. 27. 14* What is so peculiar about these followingsongs, taken from three different movies?
  28. 28. 15* After independence, Major General HiraLal Atal was given the responsibility to createsomething. He chose the lady (in the pic.)because of her intimate knowledge of Indianmythology, Sanskrit and Vedas, which hehoped would make her job easier. The lady,who was a painter, took up the challenge.* What resulted after that? (Vis – next slide)
  29. 29. 15. Vis
  30. 30. ROUND 5
  31. 31. Rules
  32. 32. 1* There are two temples in India dedicatedto X -- one is at Sambalpur, Orissa and theother is at Chikmagalur, Karnataka. The XMandapam in Kanyakumari (vis) now housesthe X Museum.* Identify X.
  33. 33. 2* Founded in 1918, it is the third oldestuniversity in southern India. Some of its notedalumni are -- P. V. Narasimha Rao, Mohd.Azharuddin, Diana Hayden, Harsha Bhogleand Nagesh Kukunoor.* Who was the founder of this university?
  34. 34. 3* The lady in the pic. was a part of the Indiandelegation at the 2012 London Olympics.Who is her most well known daughter?
  35. 35. 4* As a part of the National Film Awards,the first film to win this particular award isMaina Tadanta and the last one to win, tilldate, is Aranya Kandam.* After whom this award, instituted in 1980,has been named?
  36. 36. 5* With whom would you connect the following clues? (Non-exhaustive list)
  37. 37. 6* St Johns College, University of Cambridgehave instituted a scholarship in 2008 forprospective Indian PhD students.* After which former student of the College,the Scholarship has been named?
  38. 38. 7* Smile Train is a humanitarian organizationbased in New York City with the mission ofproviding free corrective surgery for childrenwith cleft lip and palate. In 2009, who wasappointed as the first Smile Train GoodwillAmbassador ?
  39. 39. 8* Though Anand Mehta is the 7-timesNational Champion in bridge, he is not themost well-known sportsperson in his family.* Who is being talked about?
  40. 40. 9* From running a tea-stall with his brother tobecoming one of the most tech-savvy person inIndia, this occasional ‘poet’ launched his firstanthology of poems, titled ‘Aankh Aa DhanyaChhe’ in 2007.* Who is he?
  41. 41. 10* During her lateryears. Who?
  42. 42. 1* There are two temples in India dedicatedto X -- one is at Sambalpur, Orissa and theother is at Chikmagalur, Karnataka. The XMandapam in Kanyakumari (vis) now housesthe X Museum.* Identify X.
  43. 43. 2* Founded in 1918, it is the third oldestuniversity in southern India. Some of its notedalumni are -- P. V. Narasimha Rao, Mohd.Azharuddin, Diana Hayden, Harsha Bhogleand Nagesh Kukunoor.* Who was the founder of this university?
  44. 44. 3* The lady in the pic. was a part of the Indiandelegation at the 2012 London Olympics.Who is her most well known daughter?
  45. 45. 4* As a part of the National Film Awards,the first film to win this particular award isMaina Tadanta and the last one to win, tilldate, is Aranya Kandam.* After whom this award, instituted in 1980,has been named?
  46. 46. 5* With whom would you connect the following clues? (Non-exhaustive list)
  47. 47. 6* St Johns College, University of Cambridgehave instituted a scholarship in 2008 forprospective Indian PhD students.* After which former student of the College,the Scholarship has been named?
  48. 48. 7* Smile Train is a humanitarian organizationbased in New York City with the mission ofproviding free corrective surgery for childrenwith cleft lip and palate. In 2009, who wasappointed as the first Smile Train GoodwillAmbassador ?
  49. 49. 8* Though Anand Mehta is the 7-timesNational Champion in bridge, he is not themost well-known sportsperson in his family.* Who is being talked about?
  50. 50. 9* From running a tea-stall with his brother tobecoming one of the most tech-savvy person inIndia, this occasional ‘poet’ launched his firstanthology of poems, titled ‘Aankh Aa DhanyaChhe’ in 2007.* Who is he?
  51. 51. 8* During her lateryears. Who?
  52. 52. The THEME is…….
  53. 53. ROUND 6
  54. 54. Rules
  55. 55. 16* X is the name three separate communities ---a major Jain community, a Brahmincommunity and a Vaishnav vaish businesscommunity. All these communities originatefrom a historical town in north Rajasthan.* What is X? (Vis – next slide)
  56. 56. 16. Vis
  57. 57. 17* How would you connect the song no. 1with the male vocalist of the song no. 2?
  58. 58. 18* How are they associated with the world ofbusiness? (Non-exhaustive clues)
  59. 59. 19* Which traditional North-Indian folkdance gets its name from twirling of thecolourful long skirts of the dancers?
  60. 60. 20* Dr. G.S. Sirohi, former Head & Professor of PlantPhysiology Division, Indian Agricultural ResearchInstitute, was largely forgotten by the Indian Govt. tohonour him for his contribution. But for hisbreakthrough research on Biological Clock, he wasgiven an unique recognition by the US Govt. in1961.* How was he honoured? (Mostprobably, he is the only Indianscientist to get that recognition)
  61. 61. 21* In Vedic days, the horse which traversedbefore the Ashwamedha Yagna used to getkilled during the ritual.* King Dasharatha performed theAshwamedha Yagna. Who killed thathorse?
  62. 62. AudienceConnect these 4 Indian sportsmen withsomething, not associated with sports.
  63. 63. The Moor’sLast Sigh
  64. 64. 22* This Kolkata-born child prodigy broke thegender barrier in a male-dominated domain.* Name her.
  65. 65. 23* What is the famous last stop on this 24days long historic journey, also calledWhite Flowing River by some notedhistorians : Aslali, Navagram, Nadiad,Anand, Kanakpur, Ankleshwar, Bhaktam,Surat, Navasari and _______?
  66. 66. 24* It happened only once in the history of Indiancricket. The persons involved were ---* Put funda.
  67. 67. 25* More widely known for its delicasies,Zardozi work and mangoes, this north-Indiantown is also the centre of once flourishing Urdupoetry and literature. In the later years, someprominent hindi movies are also shot there ---* Which historical town?
  68. 68. 26* Whose ‘unmistakable’ voice?
  69. 69. 27* Who is the only Indian actress to win theSilver Bear for the Best Actress at the BerlinInternational Film Festival, around 50 yearsago?(Clue – Known as ‘the actress who couldcook’)
  70. 70. AudienceAt different times, they were assignedthe charge to solve which ‘mystery’?
  71. 71. Disappearance of Netaji
  72. 72. 28* The state-bird of Manipur & Mizoram, thisrare bird is found throughout forested habitatsin China, India, Myanmar and Thailand. Ithas been named after a lady whose husbandhas a special place in the Indian politics.* Identify the husband. (Bigger vis – next slide)
  73. 73. 28. Vis
  74. 74. 29* Where this song has been picturised?
  75. 75. 30* Chempakaraman Pillai was an Indianrevolutionary, who went abroad to organise anarmy to declare war against the British for theself-rule in Indian subcontinent.* Which well-known two-word phrase is saidto have coined by him?(Clue – A tv show, a hindi movie and also aneducational institution -- among others)

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