The India Quiz | The Quiz Weekend '17

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  • BCQCQuiz by: Akshay Hatwar

    Saurabh Kulkarni

  • Q1

    X is a noted musician from Jaipur-Atroli gharana and she has sang only for 2 movies.During an interview,X commented on film music as:You know I defied my Mai and guru (Moghubai Kurdikar) to sing for Geet Gaya Patharon Ne. She was furious and told me that if I wanted to sing for films I shouldnt ever touch her two tanpuras. I still remember how her words struck me. Drishti happened because the subject convinced me. Film music has now become only rhythmic noise. Amongst recent songs, Ive only liked the qawwali Khwaja Mere Khwaja (Jodha Akbar). Its soul-stirring, Id X.

  • Kishori Aamonkar

  • Q2

    The X are ascetic Shaiva sadhus. They are known to engage in post-mortem rituals. They often dwell in charnel grounds, have been witnessed smearing cremation ashes on their bodies, and have been known to use bones from human corpses for crafting kapalas (skullcups which Shiva and other Hindu deities are often iconically depicted holding or using) and jewelry. Because of their practices that are contradictory to orthodox Hinduism, they are generally opposed by other Hindus. Many X gurus command great reverence from rural populations as they are supposed to possess healing powers gained through their intensely eremitic rites and practices of renunciation and tpasya.Give a name for X. Image follows.

  • Aghori

  • Q3

    According to Popular beliefs this famous baby was nicknamed X because he could cry in five different notes. Yet another version is that when the veteran Indian actor Ashok Kumar saw a newborn ________ uttering the syllable Pa repeatedly, he nicknamed the boy X.Id this Famous personality.

  • R.D. Burman called Pancham Da

  • *Q4

    Prantik Vivek Deshmkh is a yavatmal based marathi director who won thraward for best short film in non-fiction category in the 62nd Filmfareawards. This shortfilm was a documentary about the famous Indian dying martial art,In the documentary.Bhagwan Tambekar from pune narrates about the deterioration of this art because of modernisation and improper fiancial support to this art.The name of the documentary is derived from this art itself.Name it.

  • Matitli Kusti

  • Q5

    London-based Foster + Partners group submitted 4 city-models based on grandiose epics such as Gautami putra Satkarni and Bahubali for a much awaited project for the development of X.The project will be completed in around 10 years.Which city are we talking about.

  • Amravati-New capital of AP

  • Q6

    They(Starting with the 'Man with the Briefcase') eat X every year.It is because,Until the document is totally printed, No witness can go back home,And is the reason of origin of the X ceremony. Even Suresh Prabhuate it this year.What are we talking about?

  • Halwa Ceremony after Union Budget

  • Q7

    It was the practice , Mrs. Cousins used to hold informal meetings with the college community on every Wednesday night after dinner called sing song fun session. It was usually a programme of healthy hilarity and fun .In Feb 1919 X visited Mrs Cousins and attended her session. Mrs Cousins recounted the meetings as "In a voice surprisingly light for so large a man, he sang something like a piece of geography giving a list of countries, mountains and rivers; . The refrain to the first verse made us pick up our ears. The refrain to the second verse made us clear our throats. We asked for it again and again, and before long we were singing it with gusto.Theassembled audience was thrilled when X spoke a few words appreciating the melody of the tune and the efforts of Mrs. Cousins in What was created as result which is follwed till date.

  • The 52 second version of The National Anthem of India

  • Q8

    Chhod do aanchal is a song from Movie Paying Ghost starring Dev Anand and Nutan . The song was sung by Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle and Composed by S D Burman. S D Burman asked Asha to do Something while singing the song to bring Reality into it .So what did he ask Asha to do.

  • Imagine someone pulling her saree.

  • Q9 Howe says he interviewed Henry Kissinger For Penthouse, after which he

    was approached by the Indian Embassy in Washington and asked to do a similar interview with X.. The embassy denies this and legal moves are afoot to stop publication. Kissinger, however, failed in a similar attempt. X' s press adviser, H.Y. Sharada Prasad, insists:"If Howe has given the interview to Penthouse it reflects on his professional integrity". But the damage has been done. The last thing X needs is the embarrassment of appearing in Penthouse.The India today news about this read:'Sandwichedbetween the breasts and bottoms in next month's Penthouse will be none other than X'. The Issue was banned in India.

    ID X.

  • Rajiv Gandhi

  • Q10

    Hazrat Nizamuddin used these words for the Tughlaq ruler (Ghiyas uddintughlaq or Mohammad bin tughlaq), when he was upset with the famous sufi Nizamuddin Auliya, and upon his return to Dilli, had plans to get him killed. He was returning to Dilli and had reached almost its suburbs. HazratNizamuddin's faithfuls kept exhorting him to scram and save himself, but he said the famous phrase " _______________" and just sat there. Somewhere outside of the city, the king fell off his elephant and died. Centuries later Subhash Chandra Bose Ji used the Phrase "_________________" when he was preparing for an attack on the British Army with the Help of Japanese Army... Destination is not too far....... So when the Target is not so close then these words.FITB.

  • Dilli dur ast

  • Q11

    Himank is a project of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in the Ladakhregion of northernmost India that started in August 1985. Himank is responsible for the construction and maintenance of roads and related infrastructure including the world's highest motorable roads across the Khardung La, Tanglang La and Chang La passes.Project HIMANK is known to have humorous road signs,as shown in the following image .The blank refers to " Indian Pehlwan " of early 20th Century.

  • Gama

  • *Q12

    RUDALI is a short story by MAHASHWETA DEVI , it was made into a film of the sam Title by Director Kalpana Lajami starring Dimple Kapadia and Rakhee Gulzar .

    The film is set in a small village in Rajasthan, India. It tells the story of a woman named Shanichari, who was abandoned by her mother shortly after her father's death. Bad fortune follows her throughout her life.

    The title is a reference to a custom in certain areas of Rajasthan where women of a lower caste are hired as professional by upper-caste for something which is against the social status of upper caste.

  • Professional Mourners

  • Q13

    Killing Veerappan is a 2016 kannada language film directed by RGV.Thefilm is based on the events leading to Operation Cocoon to capture Veerappan.

    Veerappan was a sandalwood smuggler and also abducted famous kannada actor Dr.Raj Kumar.

    In the movie, when Cop Shivaraj captures Veerappan, reveals that apart from professional reasons, he has personal hatred against Veerappan.Putfunda.

  • The kidnapped actor was Shivrajs Father.

  • Q14

  • Sambhaji Brigade

  • Q15 What is so unique about these Stamps from Indian Post ?

    (Bigger picture follows)

  • Scented Stamps

  • Q16

    Siddhendra Yogi was a 15th century artist who initiated local boys into Bhama Kalapam, a dramatic dance expression.These artists then formed groups or Bhagavata Melalu and travelled extensively to propagate the spiritual aspect of this dance.

    Impressed by their performances,The ruler of Golconda Abul Hasan QutubShah gifted them _________ village, envisioning it as a cultural centre of sorts.

    Down the years,this rich art has lost its patronage. FIB

  • Kuchipudi

  • Q17

    This one of a kind funeral procession started from Omkareshwar temple to the PMC Bhawan, covering a distance of roughly 1 km. It was a funeral of X took out by the activists as a protest against a recent (April 17') incident at the Aundh-SPPU road.What was the funeral of and why was it.

  • Funeral of a tree on account of illegal cutting down of 9 trees for Aundh-SPPU road enlargement.

  • Q18

    In a corner of the courtyard lies a wooden cabinet with five relics of the Prophet known as Dargah Asar Sharif. These were inherited by the Mughals from Timur who in turn got them them from Sultan Bayazid Yaldaram from Turkey.

    Kept safely, are a treasure trove that includes a set of two Arabic writings in Kufic script on deerskin. which is the handwritten Quran of Hazrat Ali, son-in-law of the Prophet and excerpts of Quran Sharif translated by Imam Hasan-grandson of the Prophet.

    Can you name the historic building we are referring to?

  • Jama Masjid

  • Q19

    The Legenderay Kishore Kumar is one of the pillars of Bollywood Music.Hesang numerous hits for the Bollywood Industry Despite this He was banned on National media like All India Radio and Doordarshan and the sale of his records was freezed in 70's. Why?

  • He refused to sing for INC rally.

  • Q20

    When Victoria Garden and the Albert Zoo were being laid out in India in 1904, the workers suffered a high incidence of malaria. It was overcome successfully by developing these _____ gardens all around the place at the suggestion of a Hindu worker. An infusion of the leaves is given in cases of malaria. In recognition of the wonder, this ______ was declared an anti-malarial in 1907 at the Imperial Malar