Jul 7, 2010

India Quiz

1.Connect the two ladies.

Ans.: Indira Gandhi (IGI,Delhi) and Ahilya Bai Holkar (Indore) are the only two airports in India named after females.

2. Put Fundaez.

Ans.: This is a book written by Sir Edmund Hillary which gives account of his Jet Boat expedition from the mouth of the Ganges to the source of the Ganges, i.e. against the flow of the river in 1977.

3. Identify the gent on the TIME Cover.

Ans.: V. K. Krishna Menon

4. Connect

Ans.: Nagin.

Vyjantimala, Reena Roy, Sri Devi, Mallika Sherawat. All have played Nagins in movies

5. Print Ad for?

Ans.: Kleenex Tissues

6.These four ladies are the only ones who have done this. Put Fundaez.

Ans.: Jaddan Bai, Saraswarti Devi, Usha Khanna, Sneha Khanwalkar are the only four females to have composed music in Bollywood.

7. A sponsored an All India Beauty Contest for hunting a new face for Bollywood and was won by B. C is a photograph from the sets of the movie D, where B is seen along with the lead male star and the director.

Solve for A,B,C & D.

Ans.: 'For Talat's film 'DIL E NADAAN' [D], famous producer A.R. Kardar launched an 'All India Beauty Contest' to hunt for a new heroine to act opposite this immensely popular and much sought after Singing Star. The contest was sponsored by "Kolynos" [A] the then leading brand of toothpaste. The winner was beautiful Peace Kanwal [B] and she did the romantic lead opposite Talat. It was a dream come true for her ! Which girl in those days would not have given her right ear to come face to face with this handsome King Of Ghazals !!!

8. Connect

Ans.: Founders of the different State Banks which were later nationalised.

Mir Osman Ali Khan,Nizam of Hyderabad (State Bank of Hyderabad)
Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala (State Bank of Patiala)
M. Visvesvaraya (State Bank of Mysore)
C.P.Ramaswamy Iyer (State Bank of Travancore)
Maharaja Tukoji Rao Holkar III (State Bank of Indore)

9. Look at the painting carefully and weave a story in connection with the stone shown alongside.

Ans.: Katha of Syamantaka Mani and Kohinoor Diamond.

Syamantaka Mani is perhaps the most famous jewel in Indian Mythology. The painting shows Lord Krishna with Jambavanta and the Syamantaka Mani. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Krishna fought with Jambavanta to get the Syamantaka Mani. It is speculated that the Kohinoor is indeed the Syamantakamani passed down through the ages.

10. Lateral Thinking. Specific Connect

Ans.: NDTV

NDTV India
NDTV Imagine (Imagine by John Lenon)
NDTV Profit
NDTV Lumiere (Lumiere Brothers)
NDTV Imagine Showbiz (Showbiz, Mukesh Bhatt movie)


Scorpius Maximus Indicus said...

1) Indira Gandhi and Ahilyabhai Holkar- Both have airports and universities named after them. Or related to Somnath temple.

2) Ok the book was written by Edmund Hilary.

3) No Idea

4) All 4 heroines, played the Nagin roles.

5) A-Binaca Toothpaste
B-Nalini Jaywant?

8) Ok the princely states of Hyderabad, Kashmir, Mysore, Baroda, Gwalior the only ones to have a 21 Gun Salute.

9) It is related to the legend of the Samanthaka Gem, and i think that is the Hope Diamond, which is believed to be a version of it.

-- Ratnakar

Ravi Handa said...

2) Sir Edmund Hillary's account of the Ganges river jetboat expedition in 1977.
3) Krishna Menon
5) Kleenex
6) I know Sneha so I am guessing female music directors. One of them must be Usha Khanna.
7) Kanwal, Talat Mehmood, Dil-e-Nadan, Colgate or Binaca... don't know that.
9) Krishna getting Kohinoor from Jamwant (not sure of the second name)
10) India Shining????

abhishek chakraborty said...

2.In 1977 Sir Edmund Hillary led a jetboat expedition, titled "Ocean to Sky", from the mouth of the Ganges River to its source.
3.v.k krishna menon.
4.all have played roles of naagin.
6.only 4 female music directors of bollywood industry till date.
10.ndtv channels.

Prateek Vijayavargia said...

Great Quiz.

My tries

2. Its the title of a book by Sir Edmund Hillary

2. VK Krishna Menon - He was foreign minister in Nehru's cabinet. Had to resign after the Indo-China war.

4. All of them have played the role of Naagin - Reena Roy, Sridevi and Mallika Sherawat

8. All of them have been knighted?

Prateek Vijayavargia said...

Try for the 1st one - only women after whom airports are named in india
Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi
And Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar Airport, Indore

Vijay said...

1. Only twi indian airports named after women: Indira Gandhi in Delhi and Ahilyabai Holkar in Indore.

Vijay said...

1. Airports named after two ladies.
3. Sukumar Sen
4. Played/ Going to play Nagin
6. They are the only four lady music composers from indian cinema.
7.A A H Kardar, B Peace Kanwal, C Talat Mehmood & D Dil-e-nadan

Anubhav said...

Q1.Both have Airport named after them.
Q2.Book by Edmund Hillary
Q3.1st Ambassador Menon involved in a controversy
Q6.All female music directors of Bollywood

Anup Manchalwar said...

1. Airports named after Indira ji and Ahiyabai
Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport, Indore and IGI Airport, New Delhi

2. Author is Edmund Hillary

3. VK Krishna Menon

4. The Bollywood Nagins



7. A = Kolynos toothpaste
B = Peace Kanwal
Movie is Dil-e-Nadaan
Director AR Kardar
Lead actor, one of my fav. Talat Mehmood, the great

8. State Bank of Hyderabad
State Bank of Patiala
State Bank of Mysore
State Bank of Travancore
State Bank of Indore

9. Krishna giving back koh-i-noor (Syamantaka) to Satrajith

10. PASS

Fantastic question. Superb!


Murali Duggineni said...

1. Airports (Indira Gandhi - New Delhi; Devi Ahilya - Indore)
3. V K Krishna Menon
4. Lux
5. Viagra
8. Universities in India

Anup Manchalwar said...

Jaddan Bai, Saraswarti Devi, Usha Khanna, Sneha Khanwalkar are the ONLY FOUR females to have composed music in Bollywood. ...

I dont know if Marathi movies come in "bollywood", if it does, then Lata Mangeshkar too composed as "ANANDGHAN"

Kamal Rathi said...

@Anup:Bollywood is the informal term popularly used for the Hindi-language film industry based in Mumbai. The term is often incorrectly used to refer to the whole of Indian cinema; it is only a part of the Indian film industry.So, Lata Mangeshkar is left out of this.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

those weresome very good questions.enjoyed cracking them!!!!