• I am Anjan aka Anju, Toodles etc etc
• Doing my penultimate year of a
Bachelors degree in Chemical
Engineering at Amrita
• Also onto the final year of my Bachelors
in English Literature.
• Am a Janiac and a DOPPer m/
• Been quizzing since my 2nd standard.
Round 1…. Infy bounds 1
Round 2…. Return of the Infy
Round 3…. Themee
If those who think to achieve,
Have a firm and focused mind,
They will realize what they thought of,
And even as they have thought of.
…… India Vision 2020
• The Bharat Mata temple at Varanasi is
the only temple dedicated to Mother
India. It is located in the Mahatma
Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth campus. The
Bharat Mata temple was built by Babu
Shiv Prasad Gupt and inaugurated by
Mahatma Gandhi in 1936. What is so
peculiar about this temple?
• Instead of the customary Gods and
Goddesses, it houses a relief map of India,
carved out of marble.
• Name: Ranjana Sonawane
• Age: 40 years
• Address: Tembhli village, Nandurbar district,
• Education: Class IV (illiterate)
• Marital status: Married, 3 children
• Husband’s name: Sadashiv
• Children: 3 (Umesh (11 years); Hitesh (5 years);
• Profession: Daily wage agricultural labourer
• Income: Rs. 50 per day
• House: kuchha
• Claim to fame: ?
First person to be allotted a UID
• UID Number: 782474317884
• Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple is a
very ancient and internationally-known
centre of pilgrimage for the devotees of
serpent Gods.Women seeking fertility
come to worship here, and upon the
birth of their child come to hold
thanksgiving ceremonies, often bringing
new snake images as offerings. Why was
it in the news recently?
Mallika Sherawat’s visit seeking
blessings for the success of Hissss
• On October 11, 1980, the Indian Express
published a news item "10 undertrials blame
police for losing sight." It concerned a habeas
corpus petition moved in the Supreme Court
on behalf of undertrial prisoners in Bhagalpur
jail in Bihar who "alleged that the police
deprived them of their eyesight by using acid".
Which National award winning movie took
inspiration from this incident?
• A popular theory suggests that after
founding the city,________ fell in love
with and married a local nautch girl
known as Bhagmathi or Bhagyavathi,
and named the city Bhagyanagaram.
Upon her conversion to Islam, she was
given the title _______ Mahal and thus
the city was named X. X?
• The seventh son of a seventh son
_______ seems to possess mystical
powers (including snake charming,
levitation, magic, and hypnotism) which
may or may not be attributed to parlor
trickery. He is voiced by Danny Bravo.
Rarely depicted without his
turban and Nehru jacket; he is proficient
in judo, having learned it from
an American Marine.
• Shri Neem Karoli Baba was
a Hindu guru and devotee of Hanuman.
Among the most well known of Maharaj-
ji's disciples were Ram Dass, the author
of Be Here
Now, teacher/performer Bhagavan
Das, and the musicians Jai Uttal
and Krishna Das. In recent times...X
claims that X is his devotee and a picture
of him inspired X towards Y.
• This village was occupied by
the Bhanjara (local community) of the
Periya clan, which used to live in the
houses made of mud and other raw
materials available in the forest. This
community made a wall or mound of
yellow mud around their locality in order
to secure their house from wild animals,
as that area was a dense forest, and
hence its name. Name please?
Pilibhit ----Pili (yellow) and Bhit (wall or
• The popular Indian lore says that on
pilgrimage to Mecca in the 16th century, Baba
Budan, a revered Muslim holy man from India,
discovered for himself the wonders of X. In his
zeal to share what he’d found with his fellows
at home, he smuggled seven _____out of the
Yemeni port of Y, wrapped around his belly. On
his return home, he settled himself on the
slopes of the Chandragiri Hills in present day
• X was born on June 16. His nickname is
Tilu. By his own admission, Y had based X
on Professor Challenger, by Arthur Conan
Doyle. X is a polyglot who knows 69
languages. His pet cat 'Newton' is 24
years old. His inventions include
• Evolutin - A drug that makes people
evolve 10 thousand years in 5 minutes.
• Snuff Gun - A gun that causes snuffing for
thirty three hours
• While Gordon Ramsay could only
manage one before giving up,
Anandita Dutta Tamuli went through
51 of them in a minute, disappointed
that she could have done more. The
occasion took place in Jorhat, Assam.
What did she do? (precise answer
• She ate 51 Bhut Jolokia chillies in
a minute, which measures
1,001,304 units on the scoville
• This legendary steel gets its name from the
Tamil word urukku, or the Kannada/Telugu
word ukku, meaning steel. Aus Hajr, an Arab
poet, wrote in admiration in AD 540 that “It
has a water whose wavy streaks are glistening.
It is like a pond over whose surface the wind is
gliding. The smith has worked out in a grain
as if it were the trail of small black ants that
had trekked over it while it was still soft.”
• Name this most famous product of medieval
• On June 3rd2009, she was ‘killed’ and
this led to protests and pleas to bring her
• Dear X supporters. It is with a heavy
heart that I have to announce that I will
be shutting down the Save X campaign
and everything associated with it,"
PuneetAgarwal, who earlier went by the
pseudonym 'Deshmukh', said in a
statement released on the Save X site.
Rooplekha was an Indian movie
released in 1962. The director of the movie
was "Mohammed Hussain". Mahipal was the
lead actor of the movie.
This movie was the first Indian movie to have
a certain feature which is extremely common
in Indian film making these days.
• She hails from a place called Tura in
Meghalaya and is the youngest of 4 siblings.
After doing her LLB from LS Law College,
under Pune University, she joined the Delhi
High Court as a lawyer and worked for the law
firm - Fox Mandal Little & Co in Noida before
getting into a job which can be safely called
her family business and which ultimately
made her famous because she was the
youngest to do this. Who it is?
• The ads featured a bunny made by
Ramdas Padhye and Aparna Ramdas. The
bunny was long eared and jumped on the
screen extolling X, "eh he he". The voice
over in the ad is that of Ramdas himself
who is renowned as India’s leading
ventriloquist and this ad made him a
household name in India. Name the
brand for which this ad was created?
• What “in-the-news” word was
popularized by Veer Savarkar in an
ideological pamphlet written while
imprisoned in Ratnagiri jail,
smuggled out of the prison, and
published in 1923 by his supporters
under his alias “Mahratta”?
• Hindutva. The pamphlet was titled
Hindutva: Who is a Hindu?
• Bloopers from what?
The Kashmiri boatman topples over. The tractor
develops engine trouble. The Taj aerial view
accidentally captures the Sand mafia stealing
cartloads of sand from the Yamuna banks.
Hirwani is stung by a jellyfish as he walks on the
beach. The elephant with the mahout decides to
sit down and roll in the mud. All of the Bengalis
walking out of the metro are smoking Charminar
cigarettes. One of the kids in the white coloured
dress is wearing a “Che Guevara” shirt while
running in to form the tricolour.
• The 2001 Oscar winning movie “ Moulin
Rouge” by Baz Luhrmann has got a lot do with
Bollywood. The idea for such a lavish musical
came out during the director’s visit to India
where he watched a Bollywood flick in a
theatre in Rajasthan . It’s also got striking
resemblance to the 1957 cult movie “Pyaasa” .
Id the Hindi number that’s used in this 2001
musical under the title “Hindi Sad Diamonds”
to pay tribute to Bollywood ?
• A bird of prey, they are very common in
Singapore and often referred to as the
Singapore Bald Eagle.
They are more scavengers than hunters.
To the Iban of Malaysia it is the Bird-God of
War. It's presence is an omen to guide them in
major decisions such on warfare and house
• In America it has been applied to the old,
upper crust New England families of British
Protestant (usually English) origin that were
extremely influential in the development and
leadership of arts, culture, science, politics,
trade, and academia. The term was certainly
applied half in jest to characterize the often
erudite nature of the New England gentry to
outsiders. The term has never gained currency
among the families themselves who would
simply consider themselves to be a particular
breed of Yankee.
• In the mid-19th century, India produced a
large quantity of raw cotton. However, India
was not the main supplier of cotton to British
textile mills; most of their cotton came from
the Deep South in North America. However,
the failure of the American cotton crop in
1846 followed by the Civil War from 1861 to
1865 created an urgent need for an
alternative supply. In India lay the answer.
• Which famous organisation resulted thereof?
• An ancestor of this dynasty, while in his fort,
witnessed a Muslim butcher driving a cattle herd
for the purpose of slaughter. Being a devout
Hindu, he opened a small side door to the
stronghold for the cattle. Thereby, allowing the
cows to escape their impending doom. Future
generations took a great deal of pride in their
roots that strongly displayed their predecessor’s
religious fervour, and named the dynasty after
the word for cow & door.
• Also tell me who is the most famous person in
entertainment from this dynasty who changed his
This town is the residence of one of the 52 Shakti
Peethams or one of the 52 body parts of Goddess
Shakti, each reincarnated as a seperate Goddess.
The temple in this town is dedicated to the tooth of
Goddess Shakti, thus giving this town its name.
It is also rumoured to have given shelter to Lord
Rama, and was known as Dandakaranya in
This town today, however is famous for completely
different reasons, nothing of which is auspicious.
• A theory that became prevalent in the
late nineteenth century is that the name
of the islands derives from the Sanskrit
language, by way of Malay, and refers to
the monkey deity, Hanuman. The islands
are prominently featured in Arthur
Conan Doyle's Sherlock
Holmes mystery, The Sign of the
Four. Identify X.
9• It began in 1560 and ended only in 1814 after some
tactful pressure from the British. It was originally
targeted at nuevos, or European settlers of Muslim
or Jewish origin who converted to Christianity but
returned later to their original ways of worship. Its
scope was later extended to include native practices
such as using turmeric or tulsi , cooking rice without
salt, wearing either a dhoti or a choli, practicing
astrology, having more than one wife and 'other
offences' such as sodomy, refusing to eat pork and
selling arms to Muslims. The only known first-hand
account of this moment in history is a book by
French physician Charles Dellon. What are we talking
• This was possibly the first-ever India-specific
marketing campaign. Put together in 1939 by
Harvey Duncan of Lintas, the campaign
ensured that the palm tree logo became
familiar across the country. The campaign also
featured innovative packaging - a square 10-
pound tin, a round 5-pound tin and a special
1/4 pound tin for sampling, all in a distinctive
green-and-yellow combination. For which
venerable Indian product was this campaign
• Her real name is Nilanjana Sudeshna. A
schoolteacher, who found her given name too
long, used her nickname instead and it stuck.
She wrote under that name; her first work has
a character who was supposed to have a
“good name” sent by his grandmother in India
which gets lost in the mail. Who it is?
• This bird is known as Maldhok in
vernacular tongue. Spread across
Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and
Rajasthan, this bird is now
threatened by incessant loss of
habitat. Name this bird, which Salim
Ali had proposed to be the national
bird of India.
• The Indo-French production, Vaanaprastham,
in which he played the role of
a Kathakali dance artist with an identity crisis,
won him the second National award for Best
actor and was selected for the competitive
section at the Cannes Film Festival.
Kadhayattam was a presentation enacted by
him, depicting 10 unforgettable characters
and situations selected from Malayalam
literature. He has said that it is his offering to
his mother tongue.
• This place is Asia’s largest wholesale
market. Built by a king for his
favourite daughter in 1650 AD so
that she could shop all she wanted
to, this market place derives its name
from the canals filled with water that
sparkled like silver in the moonlight.
Id the place?
• The world's highest cricket ground in
Chail, Himachal Pradesh. Built in
1893 after levelling a hilltop, this
cricket pitch is 2444 meters above
• During World War One, large
reserves of a particular commodity
accumulated in Karnataka because
they could not be exported to
Europe. On the advice of Sir M
Visweshwariah, Nalvadi Krishnaraja
Wodeyar, the Maharaja of Mysore
established a factory in 1916 to
manufacture what brand of
• 5* no of questions left for correct theme.
• -5 constant negative for wrong theme
• Each correct answer merits 10 points.
• X derives its name from that of the Goddess
Samaleswari, an incarnation of Shakti who is
regarded as the reigning deity of the region.
• Tendu leaf is one of the most important non-
wood forest products of X and is also called as
green gold of Orissa.
• X had also been known as 'Hirakhand'
meaning 'Land of Diamond'. In the past X was
famous for diamond mining and trade. Even
now, the adjoining areas yield a large volume
and value of semi-precious stones.
• X is a city in the northern
Indian state of Rajasthan.
• It boasts of Asia's largest fertilizer plant, a
precision instrument unit and a nuclear power
• X limestone is preferred for flooring and wall
cladding, paving and facades of buildings. This is
because they have the unique properties of
• The city is very well known for the flourishing
result oriented coaching institutes for IIT-
JEE,AIEEE,AIPMT and state level engineering and
medical entrance examinations.
• X is a city and a municipality in Mahbubnagar
district in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
• One of X's most notable landmarks is the large
dam currently under construction as the
Priyadarshini Jurala Project, with almost 72
gates. It is expected to soon begin generating
• X was once ruled by a king called Somashekar
Ananda Reddy and there is a famous fort from
his era.X also has a Sri Jamla Devi Temple,
considered a divine place by many local
• X is a region of the Sivaganga district of
southern Tamil Nadu.
• X is the homeland of the Nattukottai Chettiars a
prosperous banking and business community, many
of whose members migrated to South and Southeast
Asia, particularly Ceylon and Burma, in the 19th and
early 20th centuries.
• X food is essentially spicy, with a standard full meal
consisting of cooked dhal, eggplant curry,
drumstick sambar, ghee for flavouring, and sweet
meats like payasam and paal paniyaram. "Kara
kolambu" is a highly regarded south Indian sambar.
• X is a town of historical importance
in Ashoknagar District of Madhya Pradesh .
• X finds mention in Mahabharata. Shishupal
was the king during Mahabharata period.
• Dominating the skyline of this lovely old town
is a vast Mughal fort known as X fort. Its main
gate is known as the "Khooni Darwaza".
• The British lost control of the city during
the Revolt of 1857, and the city was
recaptured by Sir Hugh Rose on 14 March
1858. Richard Harte Keatinge led the assault,
for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross.
• X is the distorted form of Bhagdatpuram
(meaning city of good luck) as it was called during
the flourishing of the Anga Kingdom and is
located in Bihar.
• X formed a part of the ancient Sanskrit kingdom
of Anga said to be ruled by
king Karna of Mahabharata who was well known
for his charity.
• Mount Mandara, situated 52 kilometres south
from X, is believed to have been used as the
churner during Samudra-Manthan (churning of
the sea) by the Gods and Demons according
to Hindu mythology.
• According to Hindu mythology, the area
around X was known as Mahishūru and
was ruled by a demon, Mahishasura. The
demon was killed by the Goddess
Chamundeshwari, whose temple is
situated atop the Chamundi
Hills. Mahishūru later
became Mahisūru and finally came to be
called Maisūru, its present name in
the Kannada language.
• It is one of the oldest continuously
inhabited cities in the world and
probably the oldest of India.
• The name X has its origin possibly from
the names of the two rivers Varuna and
Assi for it lies with the confluence of
Varuna with the Ganges being to its
north and that of Assi and the Ganges to
• X is also called as "City of 1000 Temples".
• The city served as the Pallava capital, and
many of the known temples were built during
• The Ekambaranatha Temple which is one of
the five forms of abodes of Lord Siva, (it is the
earth abode here, other abodes
include Chidambaram(Sky), Sri
Kalahasti(air), Thiruvanaikaval (water)
and Tiruvannamalai (fire)),is located here.
• X is located in Nalgonda District in Andhra Pradesh
and is popularily known as Silk City of India.
• X weave is popularly known as ikkat or tie and dye
weave. The uniqueness lies in the transfer of design
and colouring onto warp and weft threads first and
then weave them together. The fabric is cotton, silk
and sico - a mix of silk and cotton. Increasingly, the
colours themselves are from natural sources and
• X has traditional looms, whose design is more than a