2 Founded in 2006 by Sampat Pal Devi, a former government health worker, this group (vis) works to stop widespread domestic abuse and other violence against women. The group, is reported to have 20,000 members as of 2008, as well as a chapter in Paris, France. Which forthcoming Indian movie will tell their story? (Vis – next slide))
Gulab Gang. The real life group is named Gulabi Gang.
3 There is a peculiarity in the naming of the following lakes ----- * Dal Lake (India) * Lake Chad (Chad) * Lake Nyassa (Mozambique) * Lake Tahoe (USA) * Lake Hyaq (Ethiopia) * Gaube Lake (French Pyrenees) What is that?
Lake Lake. Tautological names - all of them essentially mean “lake”.
4 This is the theme song for the popular tv medical-drama, Grey’s Anatomy. Identify the composer-singer.
5 The gentleman (vis) wrote in a letter – “If only fifty men, good and true, can be found to join as founders, the thing can be established and the further development will be comparatively easy. …..”. What resulted?
6 Rick Macintosh, the GM of Microsoft Canada was summoned to the Canadian Department of Agriculture, in 1985, since they had proposed to quarantine certain product. The Dept. of Agriculture officials thought that the product posed a health risk to Canada. What was the issue?
9 Merck, the global pharmaceutical and chemical giant, recently floated the Merck-X Award to recognise special contributions for promoting cultural exchange between India and Germany. Dr. Martin Kampchen, the first winner, received the prize in March 2012. After whom is this award named?
10 This is a 1795 painting of the remains of a structure which was established in the 1350s to house a walled city. It’s name, derived from the successor of Muhammad bin Tughlaq, is famous for other reasons. How do we know this area today? (Bigger vis – next slide)
12 X is a major character in Ken Follets thriller "The Key to Rebecca“. X, at the time a young officer in the Army, is presented quite sympathetically; his willingness to cooperate with German spies is clearly shown to derive from his wish to find allies against British colonial domination of his country. Some of the scenes in the book, such as Xs arrest by the British, closely follow the information provided in Xs own autobiography. Who was X?
14 Horace Vernet, the famous French painter was a master in battle scenes, portraits and Oriental Arab subjects. He accompanied the French Army during the Crimean War. According to published records, who said, “My ancestors were country squires... my grandmother... was the sister of Vernet, the French artist”?
15 To prepare this dish, beef tenderloin is coated with pate, wrapped in puff pastry, and baked. It was a preferred dinner party dish in the 1960s, as it seemed expensive, and time-consuming to prepare. After whom this dish has been, said to be, named?
Duke of Wellinton, Arthur Wellesley. The dish is Beef Wellington.
17 A popular no. sung by Kishore Kumar from an early 90s film. Who acted opposite Mithun Chakraborty in the movie?
18 Originally from Virgil’s Aeneid, the phrase was allegedly the last words of Pliny the Elder before he left the docks at Pompeii to rescue people from the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D. In case of Pliny, the proverb did not prove to be true and he died in the attempt. Which well known phrase?