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Grand FinaleGrand Finale
Rounds
• Written Round (5)Written Round (5)
• Mixed Bag (16)Mixed Bag (16)
• Written Round (5)Written Round (5)
• Mixed Ba...
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Andhra PradeshAndhra Pradesh
(Kalamkari Painting)
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NagalandNagaland
(Traditional dress & headgear, Kohima)
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TamilnaduTamilnadu
(Glass Painting)
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MaharashtraMaharashtra
(Warli Painting)
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GujaratGujarat
(Mirror work embroidery, Kutch)
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What is the significance of this broken pillar?What is the significance of this broken pillar?
(presently a protected site...
The top part of this pillar is the nationalThe top part of this pillar is the national
emblem of India – the Lion Capital ...
It is a common practice among Rathwa Bhils tribe ofIt is a common practice among Rathwa Bhils tribe of
MP and Gujarat. If ...
Pithoro, or ‘Babo Pithoro’ is Rathwa Bhil’sPithoro, or ‘Babo Pithoro’ is Rathwa Bhil’s
main Deity. When a Rathwa take Babo...
* Satara (1848),* Satara (1848),
* Jaipur & Sambhalpur (1849),* Jaipur & Sambhalpur (1849),
* Kangra (1846),* Kangra (1846...
XX  Jhansi & those were the IndianJhansi & those were the Indian
States annexed vide the Doctrine of LapseStates annexed...
Originally named Raj Mahal, this palace was built byOriginally named Raj Mahal, this palace was built by
the Begum of Bhop...
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Taj Mahal & Shah Jahan BegumTaj Mahal & Shah Jahan Begum
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Having learnt the first trade of his sport inHaving learnt the first trade of his sport in
Varanasi, who was independen...
Sachin NagSachin Nag
5
This national park gets its name from these red silkThis national park gets its name from these red silk
cotton trees whic...
Simlipal from Semul.Simlipal from Semul.
The waterfalls is Barehipani Falls
6
This version of a hindi film song was sung in 1973This version of a hindi film song was sung in 1973
and has the same sing...
Wazir Mohammad Khan - he sang theWazir Mohammad Khan - he sang the
first song heard in Indian movies, ‘De defirst song hea...
According to the Indian literature/books what areAccording to the Indian literature/books what are
the following kinds of?...
Forts in IndiaForts in India
8
Locally popular as ‘Fakkikadia’, they are a sight toLocally popular as ‘Fakkikadia’, they are a sight to
behold. The fasci...
9
Butterfly FishButterfly Fish
9
A certain ‘restriction’ exists in many parts of IndiaA certain ‘restriction’ exists in many parts of India
namely Himachal...
The prohibition against outsiders buyingThe prohibition against outsiders buying
land in Kashmirland in Kashmir
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X was an Anglo-Indian, senior officer of the second-X was an Anglo-Indian, senior officer of the second-
generation Ind...
11
XX YY
Henderson Brooks-Bhagat Report on theHenderson Brooks-Bhagat Report on the
Sino-Indian War of 1962.Sino-Indian War of 1962...
Known by the name of ‘Blue Jay’ in former times, theKnown by the name of ‘Blue Jay’ in former times, the
brilliance of the...
The Indian RollerThe Indian Roller
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6
It is a 10-day long festival that is marked by animalIt is a 10-day long festival that is marked by animal
sacrifice and...
KharchiKharchi
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6
The khatri caste is divided into 4 major clans and severalThe khatri caste is divided into 4 major clans and several
sup...
1. Mehra/Mehrotra/Malhotra;1. Mehra/Mehrotra/Malhotra;
2. Kapoor/Kapur;2. Kapoor/Kapur;
3. Khanna &3. Khanna &
4. Tandon.4...
6
The Garadi dance is believed to have been performedThe Garadi dance is believed to have been performed
to celebrate Rama...
PondicherryPondicherry
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616
It housed the Mumbai’s Old Secreteriat before itIt housed the Mumbai’s Old Secreteriat before it
moved to Sachivalaya....
Writer’s BuildingWriter’s Building
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PaludrinePaludrine
1
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BSA-SLRBSA-SLR
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ChevroletChevrolet
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Sunlight SoapSunlight Soap
4
5
NutramulNutramul
5
X, introduced amidst much controversial situations,X, introduced amidst much controversial situations,
was based on Preven...
MISAMISA
1
Why this popular dishis given a strange name likeWhy this popular dishis given a strange name like
DhokaDhoka oror Dhokar ...
This is a sort of self deception[ dhoka] byThis is a sort of self deception[ dhoka] by
the young widows of 19th century, a...
The climax scene of this Kamal Hassan movie –The climax scene of this Kamal Hassan movie – RajaRaja
PaaravaiPaaravai was f...
The GraduateThe Graduate
3
Battle of Samugarh, was a decisive battle, which wasBattle of Samugarh, was a decisive battle, which was
not given enough ...
Aurangzeb (and Murad Baksh) won byAurangzeb (and Murad Baksh) won by
defeating Dara Shikohdefeating Dara Shikoh
4
Identify the two characters, from the same play,Identify the two characters, from the same play,
being enacted by Rabindra...
Jaysingha & RaghupatiJaysingha & Raghupati
(The play was – Bisarjan)
5
Identify these two girls, both of whom later excelledIdentify these two girls, both of whom later excelled
in cultural fie...
Balasaraswati & M.S. SubbulaxmiBalasaraswati & M.S. Subbulaxmi
6
Born into a royal family, he was a Lieutenant Colonel inBorn into a royal family, he was a Lieutenant Colonel in
the Marat...
Manohar MulgaonkarManohar Mulgaonkar
7
Id. the composer from this song taken from hisId. the composer from this song taken from his
debut album. Name the album t...
Pritam & Jatugriher PakhiPritam & Jatugriher Pakhi
8
This is a wind percussionThis is a wind percussion
instrument, mainly usedinstrument, mainly used
in Rajasthan, consists o...
Morchang Morchang 
(a.k.a Mukharshanku, Mourching, 
Morching or Morsing )
9
Who were the Rekabdars or in other words what’sWho were the Rekabdars or in other words what’s
the profession of Rekabdars...
The principal/head chef of Nawab’s kitchenThe principal/head chef of Nawab’s kitchen
who used to prepare dishes (in real t...
The fifth highest goal scorer for India in internationalThe fifth highest goal scorer for India in international
matches; ...
11
Magan Singh RazviMagan Singh Razvi
11
Title of this drama comes just as the next dialogueTitle of this drama comes just as the next dialogue
comes after the end...
12
Lord Rama and Lakshmana met -----------, a tribalLord Rama and Lakshmana met -----------, a tribal
devotee, at ----------....
SabarimalaSabarimala
13
Located near Campbell Bay,Located near Campbell Bay,
on Great Nicobar Islands, iton Great Nicobar Islands, it
is the south...
INS BaazINS Baaz
14
Established in 1960 by John BissellEstablished in 1960 by John Bissell
(vis)(vis), an American working for, an American wo...
FabindiaFabindia
15
This is a series of cartoons depicting a person, whichThis is a series of cartoons depicting a person, which
ended on 8end...
16
16
And finally…….And finally…….
16
Arrest of "Sher-e-Kashmir"Arrest of "Sher-e-Kashmir"
16
ClueClue – Built at Leeds,– Built at Leeds,
England in 1855, it wasEngland in 1855, it was
certified by the Guinnesscertif...
ClueClue – Born to the– Born to the
great Gandhian,great Gandhian,
Kaviraj Ram LakhanKaviraj Ram Lakhan
Singh, this Electr...
ClueClue – Designed by Lal Chand Ustad, its unique five-storey– Designed by Lal Chand Ustad, its unique five-storey
exteri...
ClueClue – Along with her– Along with her
husband, thishusband, this
multifaceted lady havemultifaceted lady have
started ...
ClueClue – Filmfare Award– Filmfare Award
winning cult movie,winning cult movie,
reportedly, introducedreportedly, introdu...
ClueClue – Built at Leeds,– Built at Leeds,
England in 1855, it wasEngland in 1855, it was
certified by the Guinnesscertif...
The Fairy QueenThe Fairy Queen
1
ClueClue – Born to the– Born to the
great Gandhian,great Gandhian,
Kaviraj Ram LakhanKaviraj Ram Lakhan
Singh, this Electr...
Nitish KumarNitish Kumar
2
ClueClue – Designed by Lal Chand Ustad, its unique five-storey– Designed by Lal Chand Ustad, its unique five-storey
exteri...
Hawa MahalHawa Mahal
3
ClueClue – Along with her– Along with her
husband, thishusband, this
multifaceted lady havemultifaceted lady have
started ...
Farah KhanFarah Khan
4
ClueClue – Filmfare Award– Filmfare Award
winning cult movie,winning cult movie,
reportedly, introducedreportedly, introdu...
Mother IndiaMother India
5
This set of sculptures by Nikhil Bhandari is creatingThis set of sculptures by Nikhil Bhandari is creating
lot of interest...
1
Surya NamaskarSurya Namaskar
1
During the time of Emergency, X requested ManojDuring the time of Emergency, X requested Manoj
Kumar to make a film titled...
Indira GandhiIndira Gandhi
2
In 1809, William Sleeman joined the Bengal ArmyIn 1809, William Sleeman joined the Bengal Army
and later served in the Nep...
Mowgli in Jungle BookMowgli in Jungle Book
Sleeman’s studies about some wild children
who had been raised by wolves had be...
Senjerimalai Temple & Vattamalai Temple are highlySenjerimalai Temple & Vattamalai Temple are highly
revered hill-temples ...
Chennai ExpressChennai Express
4
5
The house has been renovated and preserved as aThe house has been renovated and preserved as a
historical monument by th...
5
George OrwellGeorge Orwell
5
9
Taking a cue from the title of this bolly movie (A),Taking a cue from the title of this bolly movie (A),
mediapersons ha...
Kunal Calling KunalKunal Calling Kunal
6
The 2001 AFC Women’s Championship was held inThe 2001 AFC Women’s Championship was held in
Taiwan between Dec 4 & 16, 2001...
Maria RebelloMaria Rebello
7
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Identify the iconic location, evolved in the 5th – 8thIdentify the iconic location, evolved in the 5th – 8th
centuries ...
Badami CavesBadami Caves
8
He was the first chief of India’sHe was the first chief of India’s
external intelligence agency,external intelligence agen...
KaoboysKaoboys
9
SomethingSomething
really unheardreally unheard
of at that timeof at that time
….. what is….. what is
happening athappenin...
AGM of Reliance IndustriesAGM of Reliance Industries
10
611
These are some of the paintings of an artist whoseThese are some of the paintings of an artist whose
new series of unu...
611
Anish KapoorAnish Kapoor
11
612
As per the records, Praversena II, founder of the cityAs per the records, Praversena II, founder of the city
of Srinag...
Shalimar BagShalimar Bag
12
6
With which family, very important to India, wouldWith which family, very important to India, would
you connect these two...
Hume familyHume family
(Named after A.O. Hume & his wife Mary Ann
Grindall)
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614
This former flight attendant of Air India had a prettyThis former flight attendant of Air India had a pretty
successfu...
614
14
615
As per legend, Bhagwan Vishnu takes his daily bath atAs per legend, Bhagwan Vishnu takes his daily bath at
Rameswaram,...
Sovabajar RajbariSovabajar Rajbari
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616
To popularize the songs of Rabindranath Tagore inTo popularize the songs of Rabindranath Tagore in
other parts of the ...
Spanish & Kotobaro Vebechinu…..Spanish & Kotobaro Vebechinu…..
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  1. 1. Grand FinaleGrand Finale
  2. 2. Rounds • Written Round (5)Written Round (5) • Mixed Bag (16)Mixed Bag (16) • Written Round (5)Written Round (5) • Mixed Bag II (16)Mixed Bag II (16) • Written Round (5)Written Round (5) • Mixed Bag III (16)Mixed Bag III (16) *********
  3. 3. 1
  4. 4. 2
  5. 5. 3
  6. 6. 4
  7. 7. 5
  8. 8. 1
  9. 9. Andhra PradeshAndhra Pradesh (Kalamkari Painting) 1
  10. 10. 2
  11. 11. NagalandNagaland (Traditional dress & headgear, Kohima) 2
  12. 12. 3
  13. 13. TamilnaduTamilnadu (Glass Painting) 3
  14. 14. 4
  15. 15. MaharashtraMaharashtra (Warli Painting) 4
  16. 16. 5
  17. 17. GujaratGujarat (Mirror work embroidery, Kutch) 5
  18. 18. What is the significance of this broken pillar?What is the significance of this broken pillar? (presently a protected site)(presently a protected site) 1
  19. 19. The top part of this pillar is the nationalThe top part of this pillar is the national emblem of India – the Lion Capital of Ashokaemblem of India – the Lion Capital of Ashoka 1
  20. 20. It is a common practice among Rathwa Bhils tribe ofIt is a common practice among Rathwa Bhils tribe of MP and Gujarat. If someone, a young child or an adultMP and Gujarat. If someone, a young child or an adult is sick or domestic animals get affected by an epidemicis sick or domestic animals get affected by an epidemic or if the land is not yielding enough, they believed it toor if the land is not yielding enough, they believed it to be signs of god’s anger or displeasure.be signs of god’s anger or displeasure. The head of the family vows to provide a respectableThe head of the family vows to provide a respectable abode to their important Deity in his own home.abode to their important Deity in his own home. How would the they commonly soothe theHow would the they commonly soothe the God’s AngerGod’s Anger?? 2
  21. 21. Pithoro, or ‘Babo Pithoro’ is Rathwa Bhil’sPithoro, or ‘Babo Pithoro’ is Rathwa Bhil’s main Deity. When a Rathwa take Babomain Deity. When a Rathwa take Babo Pithoro's vow, the ritual includes painting a bigPithoro's vow, the ritual includes painting a big colorful picture on one of the walls of thecolorful picture on one of the walls of the veranda of the house. The painting is commonlyveranda of the house. The painting is commonly known as ‘Pithora’ or ‘Pithora Paintings’known as ‘Pithora’ or ‘Pithora Paintings’ 2
  22. 22. * Satara (1848),* Satara (1848), * Jaipur & Sambhalpur (1849),* Jaipur & Sambhalpur (1849), * Kangra (1846),* Kangra (1846), * Udaipur (1852),* Udaipur (1852), * __X__ (1854) &* __X__ (1854) & * Nagpur (1854).* Nagpur (1854). Identify X and also explain the funda.Identify X and also explain the funda. 3
  23. 23. XX  Jhansi & those were the IndianJhansi & those were the Indian States annexed vide the Doctrine of LapseStates annexed vide the Doctrine of Lapse 3
  24. 24. Originally named Raj Mahal, this palace was built byOriginally named Raj Mahal, this palace was built by the Begum of Bhopal over a period of 13 years fromthe Begum of Bhopal over a period of 13 years from 1871 to 1884 for her stay. It was one of the largest1871 to 1884 for her stay. It was one of the largest palaces around the world at that time. At thepalaces around the world at that time. At the suggestion of the British, she renamed it for anothersuggestion of the British, she renamed it for another structure built by the Begum’s namesake.structure built by the Begum’s namesake. What’s the palace called? Also, name the Begum whoWhat’s the palace called? Also, name the Begum who built it.built it. (vis – next slides)(vis – next slides) 4
  25. 25. 4
  26. 26. 4
  27. 27. Taj Mahal & Shah Jahan BegumTaj Mahal & Shah Jahan Begum 4
  28. 28. 65 Having learnt the first trade of his sport inHaving learnt the first trade of his sport in Varanasi, who was independent India’s first goalVaranasi, who was independent India’s first goal scorer, winning laurels for the country and hasscorer, winning laurels for the country and has remained unsung despite some sterlingremained unsung despite some sterling performances in the days gone by?performances in the days gone by? Incidentally the Asian Games Village at Siri Fort inIncidentally the Asian Games Village at Siri Fort in Delhi has a block named after him, after getting noDelhi has a block named after him, after getting no recognition whatsoever from the government.recognition whatsoever from the government.
  29. 29. Sachin NagSachin Nag 5
  30. 30. This national park gets its name from these red silkThis national park gets its name from these red silk cotton trees which grow in the wild & is the largest andcotton trees which grow in the wild & is the largest and most beautiful tree of the Indian subcontinent. Onemost beautiful tree of the Indian subcontinent. One amongst the higher waterfalls in India is located veryamongst the higher waterfalls in India is located very nearby this NP.nearby this NP. Identify this NP.Identify this NP. 6
  31. 31. Simlipal from Semul.Simlipal from Semul. The waterfalls is Barehipani Falls 6
  32. 32. This version of a hindi film song was sung in 1973This version of a hindi film song was sung in 1973 and has the same singer, lyrics and composition asand has the same singer, lyrics and composition as the earlier version.the earlier version. The singer died in 1974, one year after he did theThe singer died in 1974, one year after he did the recording.recording. Identify him, and the significance of the song inIdentify him, and the significance of the song in the hindi film industry.the hindi film industry. 7
  33. 33. Wazir Mohammad Khan - he sang theWazir Mohammad Khan - he sang the first song heard in Indian movies, ‘De defirst song heard in Indian movies, ‘De de khuda ke naam pe’.khuda ke naam pe’. The original version is lost and he sang it againThe original version is lost and he sang it again in the 1975 version of the filmin the 1975 version of the film Alam AraAlam Ara 7
  34. 34. According to the Indian literature/books what areAccording to the Indian literature/books what are the following kinds of?the following kinds of? * Dhanva* Dhanva * Mahi* Mahi * Jala* Jala * Giri* Giri * Vana* Vana * Nara* Nara (When writing the history of any era, of an empire, it(When writing the history of any era, of an empire, it is the _____ of that period which dominate the riseis the _____ of that period which dominate the rise and fall of fortunes)and fall of fortunes) 8
  35. 35. Forts in IndiaForts in India 8
  36. 36. Locally popular as ‘Fakkikadia’, they are a sight toLocally popular as ‘Fakkikadia’, they are a sight to behold. The fascinating colors of these species thatbehold. The fascinating colors of these species that inhabit the emerald waters of Lakshadweep, are theinhabit the emerald waters of Lakshadweep, are the first thing that comes to notice in this region. Theyfirst thing that comes to notice in this region. They are inevitable subjects of discussion when it comesare inevitable subjects of discussion when it comes to talking about Lakshadweep.to talking about Lakshadweep. Identify this most delightful group of fish thatIdentify this most delightful group of fish that interest the divers of Lakshadweep.interest the divers of Lakshadweep. (vis – next slide)(vis – next slide) 9
  37. 37. 9
  38. 38. Butterfly FishButterfly Fish 9
  39. 39. A certain ‘restriction’ exists in many parts of IndiaA certain ‘restriction’ exists in many parts of India namely Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh,namely Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Nagaland. TheAndaman & Nicobar Islands and Nagaland. The most famous example was due to the Treaty ofmost famous example was due to the Treaty of Amritsar that was signed between Maharaja GulabAmritsar that was signed between Maharaja Gulab Singh and British East India Company.Singh and British East India Company. What is this ‘restriction’ all about ?What is this ‘restriction’ all about ? 10
  40. 40. The prohibition against outsiders buyingThe prohibition against outsiders buying land in Kashmirland in Kashmir 10
  41. 41. 11 X was an Anglo-Indian, senior officer of the second-X was an Anglo-Indian, senior officer of the second- generation Indian Army .generation Indian Army . Y is a recipient of the Victoria Cross and the ParamY is a recipient of the Victoria Cross and the Param Vishisht Seva Medal. In Jan ‘73, when the then ChiefVishisht Seva Medal. In Jan ‘73, when the then Chief of the Army Staff, Field Marshal Sam Manekshawof the Army Staff, Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw was set to relinquish office, Y was Manekshaw’swas set to relinquish office, Y was Manekshaw’s choice of successor. In July 1974, he becamechoice of successor. In July 1974, he became Chairman of the DVC.Chairman of the DVC. Id. the famously collaborated work of X-Y that is yetId. the famously collaborated work of X-Y that is yet to see the light of the day.to see the light of the day. (vis – next slide)(vis – next slide)
  42. 42. 11 XX YY
  43. 43. Henderson Brooks-Bhagat Report on theHenderson Brooks-Bhagat Report on the Sino-Indian War of 1962.Sino-Indian War of 1962. 11
  44. 44. Known by the name of ‘Blue Jay’ in former times, theKnown by the name of ‘Blue Jay’ in former times, the brilliance of the color and beauty of this bird isbrilliance of the color and beauty of this bird is captivating in every way. The bird acquires its namecaptivating in every way. The bird acquires its name from the striking aerobatics it displays as an act offrom the striking aerobatics it displays as an act of courtship.courtship. Identify the bird whose male and female speciesIdentify the bird whose male and female species appear to be look-alike.appear to be look-alike. 12
  45. 45. The Indian RollerThe Indian Roller 12
  46. 46. 6 It is a 10-day long festival that is marked by animalIt is a 10-day long festival that is marked by animal sacrifice and worshipping 14 Gods as instructed bysacrifice and worshipping 14 Gods as instructed by Lord Shiva. The festival takes place in the month ofLord Shiva. The festival takes place in the month of July each year.July each year. Name the festival.Name the festival. 13
  47. 47. KharchiKharchi 13
  48. 48. 6 The khatri caste is divided into 4 major clans and severalThe khatri caste is divided into 4 major clans and several supporting clans. The division is supposed to have comesupporting clans. The division is supposed to have come when a Mughal emperor, after a war in Gujarat forciblywhen a Mughal emperor, after a war in Gujarat forcibly tried to get the khatri widows remarried to Muslim soldiers.tried to get the khatri widows remarried to Muslim soldiers. Four clans rose up against that and they came to be knownFour clans rose up against that and they came to be known as the four pillars. They have now become four commonas the four pillars. They have now become four common Indian surnames which derive from the following factors :--Indian surnames which derive from the following factors :-- 1) Mihir (the sun) or mihiragotra;  1) Mihir (the sun) or mihiragotra;   2) Moon;2) Moon; 3) Sword & 3) Sword &  4) Marthanda (sun)4) Marthanda (sun) Identify the four surnames.Identify the four surnames. 14
  49. 49. 1. Mehra/Mehrotra/Malhotra;1. Mehra/Mehrotra/Malhotra; 2. Kapoor/Kapur;2. Kapoor/Kapur; 3. Khanna &3. Khanna & 4. Tandon.4. Tandon. 14
  50. 50. 6 The Garadi dance is believed to have been performedThe Garadi dance is believed to have been performed to celebrate Rama’s safe return with his wife and histo celebrate Rama’s safe return with his wife and his victory over the Demon King. This popular folk dance,victory over the Demon King. This popular folk dance, performed during all festivals, is synonymous withperformed during all festivals, is synonymous with which place in India?which place in India? A distinctive feature of this dance is the iron ringsA distinctive feature of this dance is the iron rings called 'anjali' which dancers wear on their legs - ten oncalled 'anjali' which dancers wear on their legs - ten on each leg. As the dancer proceeds, these rings produce aeach leg. As the dancer proceeds, these rings produce a melodious sound.melodious sound. 15
  51. 51. PondicherryPondicherry 15
  52. 52. 616 It housed the Mumbai’s Old Secreteriat before itIt housed the Mumbai’s Old Secreteriat before it moved to Sachivalaya. Situated on Apollo Street, itmoved to Sachivalaya. Situated on Apollo Street, it used to be the hub for all government activities inused to be the hub for all government activities in the 18the 18thth and 19and 19thth century.century. Name the structure, the name of which is prettyName the structure, the name of which is pretty familiar to the people of Kolkata.familiar to the people of Kolkata.
  53. 53. Writer’s BuildingWriter’s Building 16
  54. 54. 1
  55. 55. 2
  56. 56. 3
  57. 57. 4
  58. 58. 5
  59. 59. 1
  60. 60. PaludrinePaludrine 1
  61. 61. 2
  62. 62. BSA-SLRBSA-SLR 2
  63. 63. 3
  64. 64. ChevroletChevrolet 3
  65. 65. 4
  66. 66. Sunlight SoapSunlight Soap 4
  67. 67. 5
  68. 68. NutramulNutramul 5
  69. 69. X, introduced amidst much controversial situations,X, introduced amidst much controversial situations, was based on Preventive Detention Act of 1950was based on Preventive Detention Act of 1950 (PDA). It gained infamy for its disregard of legal and(PDA). It gained infamy for its disregard of legal and constitutional safeguards of civil rights. A notedconstitutional safeguards of civil rights. A noted Indian gave his daughter’s name X though heIndian gave his daughter’s name X though he suffered heavily because of X. Incidentally, asuffered heavily because of X. Incidentally, a namesake of X was introduced by Victor Chizhikov,namesake of X was introduced by Victor Chizhikov, a few years later.a few years later. Who or what is X?Who or what is X? 1
  70. 70. MISAMISA 1
  71. 71. Why this popular dishis given a strange name likeWhy this popular dishis given a strange name like DhokaDhoka oror Dhokar dalnaDhokar dalna?? 2
  72. 72. This is a sort of self deception[ dhoka] byThis is a sort of self deception[ dhoka] by the young widows of 19th century, asthe young widows of 19th century, as they are eating meat /fish piece bythey are eating meat /fish piece by consuming totally a veg dish comprisingconsuming totally a veg dish comprising square shaped pieces smashed dal withsquare shaped pieces smashed dal with hot spices.hot spices. 2
  73. 73. The climax scene of this Kamal Hassan movie –The climax scene of this Kamal Hassan movie – RajaRaja PaaravaiPaaravai was frame-to-frame copied from awas frame-to-frame copied from a hollywood movie.hollywood movie. Identify the original one.Identify the original one. 3
  74. 74. The GraduateThe Graduate 3
  75. 75. Battle of Samugarh, was a decisive battle, which wasBattle of Samugarh, was a decisive battle, which was not given enough importance, though changed thenot given enough importance, though changed the course of Indian history quite a bit for the nextcourse of Indian history quite a bit for the next hundred years.hundred years. Who won the battle and who was defeated?Who won the battle and who was defeated? 4
  76. 76. Aurangzeb (and Murad Baksh) won byAurangzeb (and Murad Baksh) won by defeating Dara Shikohdefeating Dara Shikoh 4
  77. 77. Identify the two characters, from the same play,Identify the two characters, from the same play, being enacted by Rabindranath Tagore on stage.being enacted by Rabindranath Tagore on stage. 5
  78. 78. Jaysingha & RaghupatiJaysingha & Raghupati (The play was – Bisarjan) 5
  79. 79. Identify these two girls, both of whom later excelledIdentify these two girls, both of whom later excelled in cultural fields and brought glory to India.in cultural fields and brought glory to India. 6
  80. 80. Balasaraswati & M.S. SubbulaxmiBalasaraswati & M.S. Subbulaxmi 6
  81. 81. Born into a royal family, he was a Lieutenant Colonel inBorn into a royal family, he was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Maratha Light Infantry. He was a big game hunter,the Maratha Light Infantry. He was a big game hunter, a civil servant, a mine owner and a farmer too and alsoa civil servant, a mine owner and a farmer too and also stood for parliament. Most of that activities were duringstood for parliament. Most of that activities were during the build-up to Indian independence and its aftermath,the build-up to Indian independence and its aftermath, and thus often the settings for his works. The socio-and thus often the settings for his works. The socio- historical milieux of those times form the backdrop ofhistorical milieux of those times form the backdrop of his novels, which are usually of action and adventure.Hehis novels, which are usually of action and adventure.He wrote novels such as,wrote novels such as, Distant DrumDistant Drum,, A Combat ofA Combat of ShadowsShadows andand A Bend in the GangesA Bend in the Ganges.. Id. this literary figure, whose most famous work is notId. this literary figure, whose most famous work is not mentioned here.mentioned here. 7
  82. 82. Manohar MulgaonkarManohar Mulgaonkar 7
  83. 83. Id. the composer from this song taken from hisId. the composer from this song taken from his debut album. Name the album too.debut album. Name the album too. 8
  84. 84. Pritam & Jatugriher PakhiPritam & Jatugriher Pakhi 8
  85. 85. This is a wind percussionThis is a wind percussion instrument, mainly usedinstrument, mainly used in Rajasthan, consists of ain Rajasthan, consists of a metal ring in the shape ofmetal ring in the shape of a horseshoe with two parallela horseshoe with two parallel forks which form the frameforks which form the frame and a metal tongue in theand a metal tongue in the middle, between the forks.middle, between the forks. Which musical instrument?Which musical instrument? 9
  86. 86. Morchang Morchang  (a.k.a Mukharshanku, Mourching,  Morching or Morsing ) 9
  87. 87. Who were the Rekabdars or in other words what’sWho were the Rekabdars or in other words what’s the profession of Rekabdars duringthe profession of Rekabdars during Nawabi period?Nawabi period? 10
  88. 88. The principal/head chef of Nawab’s kitchenThe principal/head chef of Nawab’s kitchen who used to prepare dishes (in real term awho used to prepare dishes (in real term a dishful of food/a rekab full of item) speciallydishful of food/a rekab full of item) specially for the Nawab or for his guests.for the Nawab or for his guests. 10
  89. 89. The fifth highest goal scorer for India in internationalThe fifth highest goal scorer for India in international matches; he scored 22 goals in 61 matches. He wasmatches; he scored 22 goals in 61 matches. He was one of the main architects of India’s last gloriousone of the main architects of India’s last glorious achievement in Asian football in 1970. Scored goals inachievement in Asian football in 1970. Scored goals in our bronze victory in Bangkok Asiad ‘70 and inour bronze victory in Bangkok Asiad ‘70 and in Merdeka Cup in the same year. He received theMerdeka Cup in the same year. He received the Arjuna Award in 1973.Arjuna Award in 1973. Name him.Name him. (vis – next slide)(vis – next slide) 11
  90. 90. 11
  91. 91. Magan Singh RazviMagan Singh Razvi 11
  92. 92. Title of this drama comes just as the next dialogueTitle of this drama comes just as the next dialogue comes after the end of this edited audio track.comes after the end of this edited audio track. Simply, identify the drama.Simply, identify the drama. 12
  93. 93. 12
  94. 94. Lord Rama and Lakshmana met -----------, a tribalLord Rama and Lakshmana met -----------, a tribal devotee, at ----------. He offered the Lord fruits afterdevotee, at ----------. He offered the Lord fruits after tasting them but Sri Ramachandra accepted themtasting them but Sri Ramachandra accepted them whole-heartedly. The Lord then turned and saw a divinewhole-heartedly. The Lord then turned and saw a divine person doing tapas. On being asked ------- said it wasperson doing tapas. On being asked ------- said it was Sasta. Rama walked towards Sasta and the latter stoodSasta. Rama walked towards Sasta and the latter stood up and welcomed the Prince of Ayodhya. Theup and welcomed the Prince of Ayodhya. The anniversary of this incident is celebrated on the date ofanniversary of this incident is celebrated on the date of MakaraSan kranti each year with an estimated half aMakaraSan kranti each year with an estimated half a million devotees flow to ------------- to have a darshan ofmillion devotees flow to ------------- to have a darshan of this ritual.this ritual. Name the place of worship.Name the place of worship. 13
  95. 95. SabarimalaSabarimala 13
  96. 96. Located near Campbell Bay,Located near Campbell Bay, on Great Nicobar Islands, iton Great Nicobar Islands, it is the southernmost air-is the southernmost air- station of the Indian Armedstation of the Indian Armed Forces which overlooksForces which overlooks the Strait of Malacca as wellthe Strait of Malacca as well as the Six Degree Channel.as the Six Degree Channel. Its runway measures 3,500Its runway measures 3,500 feet and will be progressivelyfeet and will be progressively lengthened to enable alllengthened to enable all heavy aircraft to operateheavy aircraft to operate from the base.from the base. Simply, identify it.Simply, identify it. 14
  97. 97. INS BaazINS Baaz 14
  98. 98. Established in 1960 by John BissellEstablished in 1960 by John Bissell (vis)(vis), an American working for, an American working for the Ford Foundation, New Delhi, thethe Ford Foundation, New Delhi, the company started out as an export-company started out as an export- oriented unit, before stepping intooriented unit, before stepping into domestic retail in 1976, when itdomestic retail in 1976, when it opened its first retail store in Greateropened its first retail store in Greater Kailash. Today it has over 170 storesKailash. Today it has over 170 stores across India and abroad and isacross India and abroad and is managed by his son, William Bissell.managed by his son, William Bissell. Which community-owned company isWhich community-owned company is being talked about?being talked about? 15
  99. 99. FabindiaFabindia 15
  100. 100. This is a series of cartoons depicting a person, whichThis is a series of cartoons depicting a person, which ended on 8ended on 8thth of August, 1953.of August, 1953. Id. the person and also what happened on that day?Id. the person and also what happened on that day? (vis – next slides also)(vis – next slides also) 16
  101. 101. 16
  102. 102. 16
  103. 103. And finally…….And finally……. 16
  104. 104. Arrest of "Sher-e-Kashmir"Arrest of "Sher-e-Kashmir" 16
  105. 105. ClueClue – Built at Leeds,– Built at Leeds, England in 1855, it wasEngland in 1855, it was certified by the Guinnesscertified by the Guinness Book of Records in 1998.Book of Records in 1998. It has been restored onIt has been restored on 18 July 1997.18 July 1997. 1
  106. 106. ClueClue – Born to the– Born to the great Gandhian,great Gandhian, Kaviraj Ram LakhanKaviraj Ram Lakhan Singh, this ElectricalSingh, this Electrical Engineer used to workEngineer used to work for few years at thefor few years at the State Electricity Board.State Electricity Board. Currently, he is theCurrently, he is the ‘boss’ of his state.‘boss’ of his state. 2
  107. 107. ClueClue – Designed by Lal Chand Ustad, its unique five-storey– Designed by Lal Chand Ustad, its unique five-storey exterior is akin to the honeycomb of a beehive with its 953exterior is akin to the honeycomb of a beehive with its 953 jharokhas decorated with intricate latticework.jharokhas decorated with intricate latticework. 3
  108. 108. ClueClue – Along with her– Along with her husband, thishusband, this multifaceted lady havemultifaceted lady have started a film productionstarted a film production company called ‘Three’scompany called ‘Three’s Company’ to celebrate aCompany’ to celebrate a very special occasion.very special occasion. 4
  109. 109. ClueClue – Filmfare Award– Filmfare Award winning cult movie,winning cult movie, reportedly, introducedreportedly, introduced Western classical musicWestern classical music and Hollywood-styleand Hollywood-style orchestra to Hindiorchestra to Hindi cinema.cinema. 5
  110. 110. ClueClue – Built at Leeds,– Built at Leeds, England in 1855, it wasEngland in 1855, it was certified by the Guinnesscertified by the Guinness Book of Records in 1998.Book of Records in 1998. It has been restored onIt has been restored on 18 July 1997.18 July 1997. 1
  111. 111. The Fairy QueenThe Fairy Queen 1
  112. 112. ClueClue – Born to the– Born to the great Gandhian,great Gandhian, Kaviraj Ram LakhanKaviraj Ram Lakhan Singh, this ElectricalSingh, this Electrical Engineer once, used toEngineer once, used to work for the Statework for the State Electricity Board.Electricity Board. Currently, he is theCurrently, he is the ‘boss’ of his state.‘boss’ of his state. 2
  113. 113. Nitish KumarNitish Kumar 2
  114. 114. ClueClue – Designed by Lal Chand Ustad, its unique five-storey– Designed by Lal Chand Ustad, its unique five-storey exterior is akin to the honeycomb of a beehive with its 953exterior is akin to the honeycomb of a beehive with its 953 jharokhas decorated with intricate latticework.jharokhas decorated with intricate latticework. 3
  115. 115. Hawa MahalHawa Mahal 3
  116. 116. ClueClue – Along with her– Along with her husband, thishusband, this multifaceted lady havemultifaceted lady have started a film productionstarted a film production company called ‘Three’scompany called ‘Three’s Company’ to celebrate aCompany’ to celebrate a very special occasion.very special occasion. 4
  117. 117. Farah KhanFarah Khan 4
  118. 118. ClueClue – Filmfare Award– Filmfare Award winning cult movie,winning cult movie, reportedly, introducedreportedly, introduced Western classical musicWestern classical music and Hollywood-styleand Hollywood-style orchestra to Hindiorchestra to Hindi cinema.cinema. 5
  119. 119. Mother IndiaMother India 5
  120. 120. This set of sculptures by Nikhil Bhandari is creatingThis set of sculptures by Nikhil Bhandari is creating lot of interest among the onlookers in Terminal T3 atlot of interest among the onlookers in Terminal T3 at IGIA Airport, New Delhi. The subject of thisIGIA Airport, New Delhi. The subject of this sculpture has recently come into news for allsculpture has recently come into news for all ‘contradicting’ reasons which is very pertinent to‘contradicting’ reasons which is very pertinent to today’s worldwide celebration.today’s worldwide celebration. What the sculpture is all about?What the sculpture is all about? (vis – next slide)(vis – next slide) 1
  121. 121. 1
  122. 122. Surya NamaskarSurya Namaskar 1
  123. 123. During the time of Emergency, X requested ManojDuring the time of Emergency, X requested Manoj Kumar to make a film titledKumar to make a film titled ‘Naya Bharat’‘Naya Bharat’. He. He agreed on condition that X made an appearance in it.agreed on condition that X made an appearance in it. Upon hearing the story, Salim-Javed and AmitabhUpon hearing the story, Salim-Javed and Amitabh Bachchan came on board. But because of SanjayBachchan came on board. But because of Sanjay Gandhi, the project didn’t materialize.Gandhi, the project didn’t materialize. Identify X, the subject of a controversial filmIdentify X, the subject of a controversial film ‘Kaum‘Kaum De Heere’De Heere’ whose release in India was blocked in 2014whose release in India was blocked in 2014 for obvious reasons.for obvious reasons. 2
  124. 124. Indira GandhiIndira Gandhi 2
  125. 125. In 1809, William Sleeman joined the Bengal ArmyIn 1809, William Sleeman joined the Bengal Army and later served in the Nepal War between 1814 –and later served in the Nepal War between 1814 – 1816. In 1820, he was selected for civil service and1816. In 1820, he was selected for civil service and became junior assistant to the Governor-General’sbecame junior assistant to the Governor-General’s agent in the Saugor and Nerbudda territories. Heagent in the Saugor and Nerbudda territories. He also became the earliest discoverer of dinosauralso became the earliest discoverer of dinosaur fossils in Asiafossils in Asia (in 1828 - the Narmada valley region)(in 1828 - the Narmada valley region).. Despite all these and the thugee supression activities,Despite all these and the thugee supression activities, what’s his most notable contribution in the world ofwhat’s his most notable contribution in the world of children’s literature?children’s literature? 3
  126. 126. Mowgli in Jungle BookMowgli in Jungle Book Sleeman’s studies about some wild children who had been raised by wolves had been mentioned in his notes. This was first published in the first volume of his Journey through the Kingdom of Oude in 1848- 1850 (1858) and reprinted in 1852 as An Account of Wolves Nurturing Children in Their Dens, by an Indian Official.This caught the imagination of many and ultimately inspired Rudyard Kipling to create Mowgli in Jungle Book. 3
  127. 127. Senjerimalai Temple & Vattamalai Temple are highlySenjerimalai Temple & Vattamalai Temple are highly revered hill-temples and thronged by lakhs ofrevered hill-temples and thronged by lakhs of devotees of Lord Murugan every year. From the latterdevotees of Lord Murugan every year. From the latter part of 2013, no. of visitors to both these holy placespart of 2013, no. of visitors to both these holy places have increased considerably. In both the cases, thehave increased considerably. In both the cases, the reason is the same – a trecherous journey.reason is the same – a trecherous journey. What is being referred to?What is being referred to? 4
  128. 128. Chennai ExpressChennai Express 4
  129. 129. 5 The house has been renovated and preserved as aThe house has been renovated and preserved as a historical monument by the state govt., on the lineshistorical monument by the state govt., on the lines of Stratford-upon-Avon and Yasnaya Polyana,of Stratford-upon-Avon and Yasnaya Polyana, birthplaces of William Shakespeare and Leo Tolstoybirthplaces of William Shakespeare and Leo Tolstoy in England and Russia, respectively. A statue hasin England and Russia, respectively. A statue has also been erected at the courtyard.also been erected at the courtyard. Who has been honoured thus?Who has been honoured thus? (vis – next slide)(vis – next slide)
  130. 130. 5
  131. 131. George OrwellGeorge Orwell 5
  132. 132. 9 Taking a cue from the title of this bolly movie (A),Taking a cue from the title of this bolly movie (A), mediapersons has coined a three-word term to reportmediapersons has coined a three-word term to report a recent biz-deal involving B & C.a recent biz-deal involving B & C. What is that?What is that? 6 A B C
  133. 133. Kunal Calling KunalKunal Calling Kunal 6
  134. 134. The 2001 AFC Women’s Championship was held inThe 2001 AFC Women’s Championship was held in Taiwan between Dec 4 & 16, 2001. Indian team faredTaiwan between Dec 4 & 16, 2001. Indian team fared miserably in that tournament and won only againstmiserably in that tournament and won only against Malaysia. The captain of that team later createdMalaysia. The captain of that team later created history on the occasion of the Women’s Day in 2014.history on the occasion of the Women’s Day in 2014. Who is this former captain of the Indian Women’sWho is this former captain of the Indian Women’s football team?football team? 7
  135. 135. Maria RebelloMaria Rebello 7
  136. 136. 68 Identify the iconic location, evolved in the 5th – 8thIdentify the iconic location, evolved in the 5th – 8th centuries in the Malaprabha river basin, where thiscenturies in the Malaprabha river basin, where this song has been picturised.song has been picturised.
  137. 137. Badami CavesBadami Caves 8
  138. 138. He was the first chief of India’sHe was the first chief of India’s external intelligence agency,external intelligence agency, the Research and Analysisthe Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), from itsWing (R&AW), from its founding in 1969 to 1977. Hisfounding in 1969 to 1977. His intelligence team was referred tointelligence team was referred to by a nickname which soundsby a nickname which sounds similar to a term associated withsimilar to a term associated with the American culture.the American culture. What was that nickname?What was that nickname? 9
  139. 139. KaoboysKaoboys 9
  140. 140. SomethingSomething really unheardreally unheard of at that timeof at that time ….. what is….. what is happening athappening at WankhedeWankhede Stadium,Stadium, Mumbai?Mumbai? 10
  141. 141. AGM of Reliance IndustriesAGM of Reliance Industries 10
  142. 142. 611 These are some of the paintings of an artist whoseThese are some of the paintings of an artist whose new series of unusual paintings in silicone and resinnew series of unusual paintings in silicone and resin has been exhibited at the Lisson Gallery, London inhas been exhibited at the Lisson Gallery, London in March, 2015.March, 2015. Identify this artist.Identify this artist. (vis – next slides also)(vis – next slides also)
  143. 143. 611
  144. 144. Anish KapoorAnish Kapoor 11
  145. 145. 612 As per the records, Praversena II, founder of the cityAs per the records, Praversena II, founder of the city of Srinagar who ruled Kashmir from 79 AD to 139of Srinagar who ruled Kashmir from 79 AD to 139 AD, had built a cottage for his stay at theAD, had built a cottage for his stay at the northeastern corner of the Dal Lake. He named itnortheastern corner of the Dal Lake. He named it after the Sanskrit word meaningafter the Sanskrit word meaning ‘abode of love’‘abode of love’. Over. Over the years, the cottage fall into ruins but the namethe years, the cottage fall into ruins but the name stayed on because of its association with anotherstayed on because of its association with another dynasty.dynasty. What, found on the currency notes of the twoWhat, found on the currency notes of the two neighbouring countries, are being referred to?neighbouring countries, are being referred to?
  146. 146. Shalimar BagShalimar Bag 12
  147. 147. 6 With which family, very important to India, wouldWith which family, very important to India, would you connect these two sets of zoological specimens?you connect these two sets of zoological specimens? 13
  148. 148. Hume familyHume family (Named after A.O. Hume & his wife Mary Ann Grindall) 13
  149. 149. 614 This former flight attendant of Air India had a prettyThis former flight attendant of Air India had a pretty successful singing career as an impersonator of Elvissuccessful singing career as an impersonator of Elvis Prisley. His brief bolly-career as an actor began withPrisley. His brief bolly-career as an actor began with 1969’s Paisa Ya Pyar. His filmography included1969’s Paisa Ya Pyar. His filmography included movies likemovies like SholaySholay,, Zameen AasmanZameen Aasman,, Joroo KaJoroo Ka GhulamGhulam andand DonDon.. But he is fondly remembered by the movie buffs asBut he is fondly remembered by the movie buffs as well as quiz enthusiasts for which bollywood trivia?well as quiz enthusiasts for which bollywood trivia? (vis – next slide)(vis – next slide)
  150. 150. 614
  151. 151. 14
  152. 152. 615 As per legend, Bhagwan Vishnu takes his daily bath atAs per legend, Bhagwan Vishnu takes his daily bath at Rameswaram, lunch at Puri and retires at Dwarka.Rameswaram, lunch at Puri and retires at Dwarka. Similar daily activities are believed to be pre-Similar daily activities are believed to be pre- determined for Goddess Durga when she comes todetermined for Goddess Durga when she comes to Kolkata during Durgapuja. She goes to ShibkrishnaKolkata during Durgapuja. She goes to Shibkrishna Daw’s residence at Jorasanko for wearing herDaw’s residence at Jorasanko for wearing her ornaments. She takes her food at Abhay Charanornaments. She takes her food at Abhay Charan Mitra’s residence at Kumartuli.Mitra’s residence at Kumartuli. Where does she go to sleep?Where does she go to sleep?
  153. 153. Sovabajar RajbariSovabajar Rajbari 15
  154. 154. 616 To popularize the songs of Rabindranath Tagore inTo popularize the songs of Rabindranath Tagore in other parts of the world, on the occasion of the 150other parts of the world, on the occasion of the 150thth birth anniversary celebration of Tagore, these songsbirth anniversary celebration of Tagore, these songs has been translated into other languages.has been translated into other languages. Identify the language and also the original song.Identify the language and also the original song.
  155. 155. Spanish & Kotobaro Vebechinu…..Spanish & Kotobaro Vebechinu….. 16

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