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Round 6 Answer Tally


(as of Q25) It would be ideal to update this once every five to ten questions

No. of questions answered User name
6 Idleguy
4 thunderboltz
3 Nichalp
2 Cribananda
2 Samir
2 Dwaipayan
2 Gurubrahma
1 Aksi great
1 Ravikiran r
1 Lost
1 Parthi

Questions

Q1

Connect Bagha Jatin with a particular type of modern architecture/establishment in Palestine. --Dwaipayan (talk) 04:50, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

Taggarts aka Tegarts, the police forts named after Charles Tegart who served in Bengal. --Idleguy 05:08, 7 June 2006 (UTC)
Yea, Charles Tegart led the police force that hunted Bagha Jatin. Tegart forts in the last days of the British Mandate in Palestine were specially reinforced police posts, named after the inventor Charles Tegart.--Dwaipayan (talk) 05:26, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

Q2

I'm late, but I hope this is a great question.

During the Bangladesh Liberation War, which was the only aircraft that did not suffer a single loss while accounting for nearly a dozen "kills"; the best Kill ratio for any aircraft in the entire war?

--Idleguy 04:03, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Gnat Mk. II Vampire? -- Samir धर्म 04:19, 8 June 2006 (UTC)
The MiG-21?? The Harvard? - Cribananda 04:26, 8 June 2006 (UTC)


  • Nope. Both those planes had attritions. 3 Gnats and 8 MiG-21s were lost in the war. --Idleguy 04:38, 8 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Dakota? -- Samir धर्म 04:52, 8 June 2006 (UTC)
Not the T-6 Texan (aka Harvard) which barely chalked up anything in the war on either side. After all it was just a Trainer aircraft used just to make up numbers. And one Dakota was lost on Dec 17 as per Pak sources. So I'm afraid that's the end of your guesses. :D --Idleguy 05:18, 8 June 2006 (UTC)
Marut? Antonovs? -- Lost 06:43, 8 June 2006 (UTC)
Antonovs are almost always transport craft. I'm sorry, but you "Lost". :-) --Idleguy 07:09, 8 June 2006 (UTC)
Hunters?? -- Lost 07:27, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Canberra? =Nichalp «Talk»= 08:13, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Sukhoi Su-7. --Gurubrahma 08:35, 8 June 2006 (UTC)
My "sources" indicate that there were many Sukhoi Su-7s that fell: [1] :) -- Samir धर्म 08:37, 8 June 2006 (UTC)
  • A Canberra fell on the very first day of aerial combat. Hunters raked many kills, but also had the most losses from the Indian side. --Idleguy 08:47, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Mysteres? - This is the last name that I could find that hasnt been used already :) -- Lost 09:07, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Not mysteres either. OK, I'll give a hint: You guys are all looking in the wrong place to figure this out. ;) --Idleguy 09:10, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Constellation -- Lost 09:26, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Lockheed Constellation? Airliner and military transporter at best, wouldn't be able to harm a fly. I'll give a vital clue in 4 hours (got to go out now). Keep guessing. :-) --Idleguy 09:34, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

PAF F86 Mirage III (there should be a reward for maximum no. of attemps :-) -- Lost 09:44, 8 June 2006 (UTC)
My last guess too: Ilyushin Il-38 naval plane, responsible for many maritime strikes? Were there maritime strikes? There must have been. The Bay of Bengal is large -- Samir धर्म 09:51, 8 June 2006 (UTC)
Not the Mirage or Illyushin. But yes there were maritime strikes and that is part of the big clue. This aircraft did NOT belong to the IAF. Now that should be easier. Idleguy 13:11, 8 June 2006 (UTC)
F 86 Sabres? --Gurubrahma 14:11, 8 June 2006 (UTC)
The Sabres had the highest loss rate in the war for either side, certainly not the kill rate. Idleguy 14:13, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Fokker? -- Lost 14:17, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

OK, one of your previous answers is related to the aircraft I have in mind, so yes all is not lost. ;) Idleguy 14:57, 8 June 2006 (UTC)
Hawker Sea Hawks / Alizes? [3] =Nichalp «Talk»= 16:00, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Hercules? (cant give up now ;-) -- Lost 16:06, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Nichalp got it right finally!!! Hawker sea hawks it is. The Indian Navy's aircraft carrier carried a lot of Sea Hawks which raked many kills of Pakistani gunboats and other vessels. The kills obviously misled you guys into thinking it might be aircraft kills but in military parlance tanks, ships and any military vehicles of significance is recorded as kills. But "Lost" never gave up though, must commend him for that. Over to you Nichalp. Idleguy 16:24, 8 June 2006 (UTC)
The questions are getting tough. I hope I can keep up to it. =Nichalp «Talk»= 17:04, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Q3

Ok here goes, (something simple): A church in Mumbai recently celebrated its 400th anniversary. Name the church. =Nichalp «Talk»= 17:04, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Cathedral of St Thomas?  — [Unsigned comment added by Idleguy (talkcontribs).]
Nope. The St Thomas' Cathedral, Mumbai was built in 1718. =Nichalp «Talk»= 17:10, 8 June 2006 (UTC)
St John Baptist church at Marol in northwest Mumbai? - Cribananda 17:14, 8 June 2006 (UTC)
(Wikifying: St John The Baptist Church, Bombay) =Nichalp «Talk»= 17:18, 8 June 2006 (UTC)
Is it Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, Mt. Poinsur? Idleguy 17:16, 8 June 2006 (UTC)
Nope. Both were built much earlier. =Nichalp «Talk»= 17:18, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Clue: It is known for its stained glass. =Nichalp «Talk»= 17:21, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

How about Our Lady of Egypt Church at St. Mary's school? - Cribananda 17:33, 8 June 2006 (UTC)
Yes, it's the Our Lady of Egypt Church at Kalina. Over to you. =Nichalp «Talk»= 17:37, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Q4

There are at present 812 of these worldwide, of which 26 are in India. The last of these in India was incorporated in 2004 (not considering renewals). What are they ,and which one was the last incorporated in India? (will start giving hints if this is too vague) - Cribananda 18:27, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Can't believe this question. Just read about it yesterday. It is the World Heritage Site. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) (2004) - Aksi_great (talk) 18:34, 8 June 2006 (UTC)
Clean as a whistle. Well done Aksi. - Cribananda 18:37, 8 June 2006 (UTC)
Thank you. Next question should come soon. - Aksi_great (talk) 18:40, 8 June 2006 (UTC)
I think there is some confusion in this inscription and extension. The UNESCO site mentions "Darjeeling Himalayan Railway" which was previously inscribed on the World Heritage List, is part of the mountain railways of India and in 1999 ONLY Darjeeling railway was included in the indian mountain railways list. See [5] where Nilgiris isn't mentioned, only Darjeeling. And this that mentions that in 2005, Nilgiris was included in the mountain railwsys of India list and I quote "The site now encompasses the Nilgiri Mountain Railway"
Basically Darjeeling Railways was synonymous with Mountain Railways of India in 1999 inscription but in 2005 Nilgiris was added and the list was updated include the Ooty Railway (another name for nilgiris train) as a distinct UNESCO site, although grouped under mountain railways of India. Therefore this confusion. Idleguy 03:50, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Q5

A less-known Indian physicist A working at B gained popularity by questioning the existence of C thereby challenging the life-work of the internationally acclaimed physicist D. Name A, B, C and D. This should be a sitter. - Aksi_great (talk) 18:46, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Abhas Mitra, BARC, Black Hole, and Stephen Hawking? - Cribananda 18:51, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Ah! And I thought I was very fast. That is indeed the correct answer. Was in two minds yesterday whether I should create Abhas Mitra. Ball's in your court now. - Aksi_great (talk) 19:01, 8 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Need a mini-break. Next question in the next 4-6 hours. - Cribananda 19:06, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Q6

What connects T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land and a song from Madonna's album Ray of Light? - Cribananda 22:02, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

  • Hint 1: I am looking for one Sanskrit word (or 3 words). As usual, it's a silly connect. - Cribananda 00:32, 9 June 2006 (UTC)
    • "Shantih shantih shantih" is the ending of The Waste Land, one of my favourite poems. It is also repeated in Shanti/Ashtangi, track 8 of Ray of Light -- Samir धर्म 00:37, 9 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Yes! Om, Shanti! - Cribananda 00:42, 9 June 2006 (UTC)
    • The streak of futility finally ends! I'm coming up with a doozy of a question, but I'll wait a couple of hours Cribananda until the guys wake up -- Samir धर्म 00:54, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Q7

Okay I lied, this isn't a doozy. Brampton, Ontario has the second highest Indian immigrant population in Canada (after Surrey, British Columbia). By what less-than-racially-sensitive names is it called colloquially (and in Canadian press) as a result. I need two names. -- Samir धर्म 03:34, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Brangladesh? --Idleguy 03:59, 9 June 2006 (UTC)
Bramatown, Browntown, Bramladesh ? --Idleguy 04:02, 9 June 2006 (UTC)
Yes, and also Bramistan, Brambay and Bramcutta. <sarcasm>I live in a very creative country</sarcasm>. Baton to you Idleguy -- Samir धर्म 04:08, 9 June 2006 (UTC)
My brother lives close to Brampton or was it North York? Whatever. I got it right. :-) I'll pop the next question in an hour. --Idleguy 04:12, 9 June 2006 (UTC)
Haha, that was a funny question. See this Urban Dictionary entry...--Dwaipayan (talk) 04:19, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Q8

Fill in the blanks: ______ was introduced in India in 1784 for the first time to develop ______ . --Idleguy 05:55, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Pitts India Act.. to develop Government control over East India Company (2nd part doesnt fit very well, but this seems to be the most significant event of 1784...) -- Lost 06:02, 9 June 2006 (UTC)
1) Pitt the Younger's India Act 2) constitution (or) cabinet/minister (or) Board of Control. If this is correct, you'll hv to ask a new question as I'd not be around for the next wwek or so. Drat, beaten again. --Gurubrahma 06:05, 9 June 2006 (UTC)
No, not the answer I was looking for though an educative connection. Btw it was Pitts Bill, and it didn't "develop" the East India Company, just gave more govt control. --Idleguy 06:16, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

HINT: Both the "_____" are quite well known to everyone even today. Idleguy 06:18, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

  • "Archaeological studies" and " Asiatic Society". --Dwaipayan (talk) 06:26, 9 June 2006 (UTC)
No. I don't think everyone in India is familiar with Asiatic society/archaeological studies. Idleguy 06:28, 9 June 2006 (UTC)
  • "palki dak (palanquin postal service)" and "Postal service"--Dwaipayan (talk) 06:30, 9 June 2006 (UTC)
No, the postal service was introduced in 1774 Idleguy 06:33, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

HINT2: One refers to a place another to a product/service.

  • Bengal bank was introduced in India in 1784 to develop the paper rupee? -- Samir धर्म 06:34, 9 June 2006 (UTC)
Bengal bank is an institution not a place.

HINT3: One is still very popular today and the other is still very populous.

  • You guys are pretty fast, I try to add a hint or two and before that I get edit conflicts and I have to say no to some who get pretty interesting answers. :-) Idleguy 06:46, 9 June 2006 (UTC)
"Lottery" and "Calcutta"--Dwaipayan (talk) 06:48, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

BINGO You win Dwaipayan. And you made some other interesting connections too. You deserve it. Idleguy 06:50, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

You sure aout the year? I am not. I just guessed based on yout last hint. Anyway, the next questions will be around 9pm IST. (Hope both IST and whatever time the NRIs are at will suit that)--Dwaipayan (talk) 06:53, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

(edit conflict): Man!! where do u guys get these answers?? I was onto the 8th page in google search without any mention of the lottery. Will be great if you can provide the links to the questions once they have been correctly answered -- Lost 06:56, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Challenging question and great answer! -- Samir धर्म 06:57, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks Samir. As for the year, I'm pretty sure since a Collector's editon of India Today on History mentions this year in bold and quotes its sources. So your "lottery" response matched, Dwaipayan ;-) Idleguy 07:00, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Q9

This is a form of Indian folk culture. Now the name of the form has become generic. However, originally it was a particular piece of art based on a particular princess of north India. In fact, the name of the princess has become the name of the form. Name the form of folk culture.--Dwaipayan (talk) 15:44, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

(PS I may be late responding. If you find out a source and cite here, then do not wait, please continue with the next question.)

Maybe you chose the wrong time to ask this question with the World Cup underway, but if you can provide another clue it would be nice since no one has answered so far. --Idleguy 02:28, 10 June 2006 (UTC)
Yes, another hint would be great... the question is a real toughie!! -- Lost 02:32, 10 June 2006 (UTC)
Nautanki. — Ravikiran 06:00, 10 June 2006 (UTC)
what a question and what an answer!!! Strange there's no article in wikipedia on this topic -- Lost 06:40, 10 June 2006 (UTC)
Yes its Nautanki. Sorry I was not around so could not give hints. Your turn, Ravikiran.--Dwaipayan (talk) 13:31, 10 June 2006 (UTC)

Q10

Well this should be simple, so I am trying to make it as oblique as possible. A daughter of a Hindu King by his Muslim mistress, "given" to another Hindu ruler, their love story became legendary. What am I talking of? — Ravikiran 17:37, 10 June 2006 (UTC)

Mastani? --Idleguy 18:12, 10 June 2006 (UTC)
That's correct! It was too easy I guess. Over to you, Idleguy. — Ravikiran 18:24, 10 June 2006 (UTC)

Q11

I wake up this morning to find that the answer is right and lead the table, atleast for now :D So here goes.

They export me alive and I am one of the fastest growing export products for India as well as topping the charts in the live exports category. Who am I?

P.S. I want the exact English name of the species. eg. River tern, not bird. --Idleguy 05:23, 11 June 2006 (UTC)

Cow.--Dwaipayan (talk) 05:42, 11 June 2006 (UTC)
ROFL. You expect cow to be exported live, that too from India? HeHe. Idleguy 05:52, 11 June 2006 (UTC)
Haha. In fact, ot does occur, to Bangladesh! LoL. Anyway, my next guess is Chicken (Poultry).--Dwaipayan (talk) 06:13, 11 June 2006 (UTC)
I've been laughing for the past twenty minutes at Cow. :) -- Samir धर्म 06:19, 11 June 2006 (UTC)
Not that one either. Live poultry accounts for very little in terms of volume and isn't exactly setting export growth figures on fire and in value terms it is lower than the one I'm referring to. --Idleguy 06:29, 11 June 2006 (UTC)
Coconuts =Nichalp «Talk»= 06:20, 11 June 2006 (UTC)
Dogs? -- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK
Coconuts and Dogs. This is getting hilarious by the minute. :) I didn't know coconuts had "life" :D. And who exactly is eating dogs? Lol. Idleguy 06:29, 11 June 2006 (UTC)
Is it Crustacean ?? Bharatveer 06:31, 11 June 2006 (UTC)
Shrimps, or, may be Crabs. I could not find out more funny things :).--Dwaipayan (talk) 06:33, 11 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Like I said, I need the name of the species. ;) Idleguy 06:37, 11 June 2006 (UTC)
    Lobster? =Nichalp «Talk»= 06:38, 11 June 2006 (UTC)
No, but you guys are closing in. Even if it was the lobster there are several varieties. I want the exact variety and whoever gives me the correct name wins it. Idleguy 06:42, 11 June 2006 (UTC)
Wait...it aint humans/babies, right? (Anything can happen in India) -- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK 06:47, 11 June 2006 (UTC)
Mud crabs? -- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK06:50, 11 June 2006 (UTC)
Cuttlefish? -- Samir धर्म 06:51, 11 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Deepu wins it. It is the Mud crab (Genus Scylla), not human babies. LMAO. Idleguy 06:54, 11 June 2006 (UTC)
    • Human kidneys? (not realizing question answered) -- Samir धर्म 06:56, 11 June 2006 (UTC)
Next question by today 8 PM IST. -- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK 07:56, 11 June 2006 (UTC)
It would be nice if you can just move it to 8:30 PM IST, cuz of the World Cup match. :) Idleguy 08:33, 11 June 2006 (UTC)
Sure. So it is 8:30 PM IST. -- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK10:05, 11 June 2006 (UTC)

Q12

I share my name with a prominent personality from North India. But I myself am famous mainly in the north eastern part of the country. Though I am not currently employed, I get my salary every month (till date). I also take regular vaccations from my "job", during which I travel by train to unknown places. And the irony of it all — I amn't even alive today! Who am I? -- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK15:21, 11 June 2006 (UTC)

Baba Harbhajan Singh of the Indian army. He died in the 1960s thereof. A mandir is named after him near the Nathula Pass in Sikkim. According to the given information, he drowned in a stream and his body was never found. He still gets his pension, rank etc. According to prevaling folklore, everday his boots are polished in the morning, and by dusk it is muddy again. He is revered my the Indian army jawans. If this answer is correct, I'll put up a nice image of the mandir. =Nichalp «Talk»= 18:43, 11 June 2006 (UTC)
Yup, go ahead, Nichalp. Well done! :) -- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK01:08, 12 June 2006 (UTC)
Wow, Nichalp really knows Sikkim well!--Dwaipayan (talk) 02:46, 12 June 2006 (UTC)
After all, it was he who "created" Sikkim. ;) -- Sundar \talk \contribs 04:45, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

I'll post the question sometime around 8 IST tonight. =Nichalp «Talk»= 05:20, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

For those interested in Harbhajan Singh's complete story, here is my source. Some unknown force has been attacking the Chinese army, and the Indian soldiers claim it is Harbhajanji's soul at work. The guy is even given promotions!! :P-- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK14:56, 12 June 2006 (UTC)
I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this question. I had been to the location in 2004. =Nichalp «Talk»= 15:09, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

Q13

Very simple question as I'm out of ideas. What is the fastest speed achieved by a train in India? =Nichalp «Talk»= 15:24, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

184 km/h (114 mph) per the Indian Railways article. -- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK15:27, 12 June 2006 (UTC)
I didn't even know it was in that article! Over to you. =Nichalp «Talk»= 15:31, 12 June 2006 (UTC)
Question around 8 PM IST. There seems to be no more questions to ask.... -- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK10:26, 13 June 2006 (UTC)
Question is gonna be very easy. Will be up in 10 minutes. Get ready-- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK14:08, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

Q14

Connect the following:

  1. The animal whose brain can supposedly help cure your laziness
  2. The animal that figures in a Danish royal title order; and
  3. The animal that according to Malaysian and Burmese folklore, stamps out light fire in the forest.

Okay, so I've made it as tough as possible. But its actually very simple. ^_^ -- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK14:39, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

Lizard? -- Lost 14:45, 13 June 2006 (UTC)
No. I need a connection between the animals. And oh, remember that thing that they always tell you to remember on this quiz. ;-) -- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK14:47, 13 June 2006 (UTC)
ok, how about royal bengal tiger?? I take that back. there's obviously more than one animal -- Lost 14:57, 13 June 2006 (UTC)
Yes, each item represents an animal. So there are three animals in total, and I need a connection between them. And remember, this is an INDIA quiz.-- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK15:03, 13 June 2006 (UTC)
Gir Forest? --Idleguy 15:23, 13 June 2006 (UTC)
Nopes. Did anybody succeed in solving the riddle to find the animals atleast? Please note the slight modification to the question.-- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK04:37, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
1 is Tiger - the brain used in most medications to cure laziness. I should know ;) Idleguy 04:52, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
All the animals appear in the Ashok Stambha.--Dwaipayan (talk) 04:56, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

2. is the Elephant. Order of the Elephant. Idleguy 05:08, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

I've made yet another modification - should help you guys in googling. Idleguy, you are might be giving the answers away. Dwaipayan – nopes. ;-) -- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK05:18, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

Kaziranga forest? Idleguy 05:22, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

Tiger, Elephant and Rhinos live only in that forest in India. That's the connection. Idleguy 05:23, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

Wow. I can only imagine the hardwork you put in to dicover that link. Dont worry, I'll give you an exhaustive list of all the animals: Apart from the three in the riddles above, the other animals that fit into this connection are: lion, horse and bull. Its a give away now. C'mon guys! -- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK05:33, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
That's the problem with these connection questions since anything can be connected to anything in one form or other. lol Idleguy 05:39, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
Vahanas.--Dwaipayan (talk) 05:41, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

All used by Indian deities (damn, beaten by edit conflict) -- Lost 05:43, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

All these animals have appeared on Indian coins? Idleguy 05:43, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
Clue: One of the previous answers was quite close. And here's an add-on: This link did not exist prior to 1996. And remember, I've given the exhaustive list. -- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK05:44, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
Are these animals symbols of directions? Are they somehow related to Jagannath temple of Puri?--Dwaipayan (talk) 06:03, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
No. And you are going off track. -- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK06:04, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
The 1996 10 rupee notes series? Idleguy 06:07, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
Bravo! Well done! That was indeed the answer I was looking for. I knew you would clinch it when you mentioned the coins. Dwaipanyan, you had come close with the Ashoka symbol. :) -- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK06:11, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
Yep, but that rhino was missing! well done idleguy. that needed real intelligent googling.--Dwaipayan (talk) 06:14, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Thanx all. It took some time but it finally came through. The next question should be up in a few minutes. Idleguy 06:22, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

Q15

Before Indian Independence, at which venue and year did Great Britain England last beat India in India in hockey? Idleguy 06:46, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

This site [6] says that the GB hockey team was first formed in 1948. =Nichalp «Talk»= 07:03, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
My sincere apologies, I meant England. --Idleguy 07:08, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
PS Was it the 1920 Summer Olympics? =Nichalp «Talk»= 07:10, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
Ahem, but India hasn't hosted an Olympics. Yet. --Idleguy 07:13, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
Perth?-- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK07:11, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
Is Perth in India? :-) I believe I said "in India". Idleguy 07:13, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
That was a slip. Sorry. :P But this says that the first time England beat Indian in hockey was 1985.-- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK07:16, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
Gwalior?-- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK07:18, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
On an unrelated note, if this image is in {{PD-India}}, then we can use it. -- Sundar \talk \contribs 07:41, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
OK, I'll give it to Deepu though I would have been happier with a more correct response cuz this question is a googly. The answer is Never! England never beat India in India cuz they never played in India presumably fearing losing to the home crowd's team. Idleguy 07:55, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
Wow. Yay for googly questions. :P I'll post the time of the question later.- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK 10:16, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
Next question by today 8 PM IST. Sorry for the long delay.-- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK10:30, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

an unrelated info Guys, have you seen Google earth lately? In last 2 or 3 weeks, India has been covered in a great way, with many non-major cities covered. Check it out.--Dwaipayan (talk) 11:42, 15 June 2006 (UTC)
question regarding unrelated info
Are we allowed to use the images from google earth on wiki?-- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK14:32, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

nope. =Nichalp «Talk»= 13:05, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

Q16

A literal throw away. Hopefully a good one for the DYK
Afrasia is considered as the largest of all X. Name the place where X that has maximum density of population.-- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK14:32, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

X= landmass/supercontinent. maximum density: India/UP? -- Lost 14:39, 15 June 2006 (UTC)
Nopes. As a hint: Both answers are wrong. -- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK14:45, 15 June 2006 (UTC)
X=peninsula. maximum pop density: Mumbai -- Lost 20:00, 15 June 2006 (UTC)
Okay, I'll guess what remains. X = Island, and Java, Indonesia? But that still doesn't seem to fit your question (the place where X has the maximum density of population).

Can we get a better hint than the fact that both my answers are wrong? :-) - Cribananda 05:15, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Lol, I was posting a clue, and I got an edit conflict. And pardon me for the mistake in the question. Cribananda, remember, it is an India Quiz. Clue: South India. -- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK05:24, 16 June 2006 (UTC)
Salsette Island? --Gurubrahma 05:38, 16 June 2006 (UTC)
No. Let me see if I can give another clue... Keep the guesses coming! -- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK05:45, 16 June 2006 (UTC)
Clue: This place where X has the highest density in the world, is part of a South Indian city. -- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK06:10, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Willingdon Island though it is artificial. --Gurubrahma 06:16, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

ummmm...no. Gurubrahma, keep guessing. Wink.gif -- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK06:24, 16 June 2006 (UTC)
Wait...so is island correct? - Cribananda 06:19, 16 June 2006 (UTC)
It would be so unsportish of me to give that away. ;-) -- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK06:24, 16 June 2006 (UTC)
Ernakulam and Kochi? - Cribananda 06:27, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Just a question... We are talking about human population, arent we? -- Lost 06:32, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Yes, Samir is correct. It is indeed Vypin Island. Sorry for the stupid question, but there just seems to be no good questions to ask. :P Your turn, Samir. -- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK08:25, 16 June 2006 (UTC)
Hmm...I have a hard time believing this island has a higher population density than, say, an island in Hong Kong (Ap Lei Chau). This might just be another Marina beach is the second longest beach in the world kind of thing... - Cribananda 08:31, 16 June 2006 (UTC)
Also is Afrasia considered largest od all islands? Usually it is Greenland or may be Austraila. And even if we consider Afrasia as a joined land mass, why not Europe also ? And Suez canal denies Afrasia the honour, if we be too argumentative! :)--Dwaipayan (talk) 08:56, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Isn't Marina beach the second longest beach in the world (after Copa Cabana or something) ? I was under that impression ? Tintin (talk) 08:59, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Definitely not. Having been to both the beaches, I actually think the Marina is longer than the Copacabana. See the article on beaches for a list of much longer ones. - Cribananda 15:26, 16 June 2006 (UTC)
@Cribananda : I have no idea. I went by what was given in the article and a few online sources (which probably sourced it from wiki).
@Dwaipayan : See Island. As such, the largest island in the world is actually the super-continent of Africa-Eurasia ; generally the Suez Canal (yet another example of a coast-to-coast water system) is not seen as something that divides the land mass in two. Besides, if you consider Australia - another continent - as an island, then... -- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK09:32, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

This round has had tough questions and very long discussions!! C'mon Samir, let's have the next one.. -- Lost 17:03, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

It's coming, sorry for the wait, won't be too long -- Samir धर्म 01:47, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

Q17

Sorry for delay. See talk page. Link Jaipur and Toulouse. -- Samir धर्म 06:47, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

By Air France or Air India? How do you want the link to be? Would you prefer a train rather? :P --Idleguy 06:49, 17 June 2006 (UTC)
Looks like I stumped Idleguy :) -- Samir धर्म 06:57, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

Both are called pink cities == Lost 06:58, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

Pink City. Dang, beaten by seconds again!!! - Cribananda 06:59, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

Link France and India via train??? You have to have a lot of travel endurance... Nobleeagle (Talk) 07:00, 17 June 2006 (UTC)
Well done Lost! Baton to you. I'm off to sleep :) -- Samir धर्म 07:04, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

Q18

Sitter. When was the highest cricket pitch in the world built? And by whom? I will be logging in only after 11 pm IST, so anybody citing sources for the correct answer, may please go ahead with the next question. -- Lost 09:31, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

In 1893 by Maharaja Bhupinder Singh? -- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK09:39, 17 June 2006 (UTC)
Yes Deepu, all yours... -- Lost 09:41, 17 June 2006 (UTC)
Oh no. I dread asking questions!! -- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK09:55, 17 June 2006 (UTC)
Then give us a juicy fulltoss! If you can put it up now I'll be able to attempt a shot since I'm idle now. :-) Idleguy 15:18, 17 June 2006 (UTC)
Since 24 hours have passed after the baton was handed over and I'm still idle now and Deepu might be busy, I'm asking Lost to pose a query as per the rules. Idleguy 10:20, 18 June 2006 (UTC)
I'm so sorry. I got caught up with some things. I'll post my question in 30 minutes if Lost hasnt.--thunderboltz(TALK)14:15, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

A google search gives plenty of hits for 1891 but it is very likely that something is wrong here. Bhupinder Singh lived from 1891 to 1938. Lord Kitchener, "the commander-in-chief of India whose wrath he incurred" (almost all the sites about Chail are copies of each other and contain this phrase) served in that post from 1902 ro 1909. Tintin (talk) 09:50, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

From The Magnificent Maharaja by K.Natwar Singh, quoted in The Making of a legend : Lala Amarnath by Rajender Amarnath : Maharajah Rajender Singh of Patiala (the father of Maharaja Bhupiner Singh) was the first Maharaja to engage cricket professionals to coach in Patiala. He had the top of a 8000 foot high mountain in the Simla hills chopped off to create the highest cricket ground in the world which is still in use.

Q19

A juicy full-toss like you asked, Idleguy:
I have acted in an award-winning movie. I have undergone prison sentence. And I also happen to be a Sahitya Akademi award winner. Who am I? Which was the award winning movie I acted in? And how many days had I spent in prison? -- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK14:45, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

Arundhati Roy; for In Which Annie Gives it Those Ones; one day. --Gurubrahma 14:51, 18 June 2006 (UTC)
The ball came before I was padded up. And the batsman at the other end hit it for a six. lol. --Idleguy 14:55, 18 June 2006 (UTC)
Correct, Gurubrahma. The movie I had in mind was Massey Sahib. Well done. The baton now passes to you. (and Idleguy: BLNT) -- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK15:02, 18 June 2006 (UTC)
Just wondering, don't you guys watch the world cup or what? Or maybe you guys are watching Wikipedia on TV. :)) Idleguy 15:07, 18 June 2006 (UTC)
I do watch the WC and update the scores as I'm editing :D BTW, I had gone trekking to the Himalayas for a week, but now I'm back!--May the Force be with you! Shreshth91(review me!) 16:43, 18 June 2006 (UTC)
Aah, thank God! I thought I'd be gone duck out for the first time in this series (series = Portal India Quiz; match = each round); I watched Brazil-Aus WC match, hence the delay in putting up the question. --Gurubrahma 18:13, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

Q20

Straightforward one. These days, some Bollywood movies claim that entire movie has been shot in the same premises or the entire movie is set within the events of one day. Which Bollywood movie was probably the first to have a plotline with a timeline concerning events of just one night. Also, most of the story is set in the vicinity of an apartment bldg. Which year? (in the unlikely event that the answer you give is different from what I have in my mind, but actually older!) --Gurubrahma 18:13, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

Was it Ek ruka hua faisla in 1986? -- Lost 18:23, 18 June 2006 (UTC)
Nope, ek ruka hua faisla is more a Hindi version of 12 Angry Men set in a court room and from morning to evening. --Gurubrahma 18:34, 18 June 2006 (UTC)
Kaun? --Idleguy 03:51, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
CTRL+ALT+DELETE in 2006?-- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK03:56, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
C'mon guys, be awake, stay focused. I said "these days...." and the n said "which bollywood movie was probly...". So, you shd guess that I am looking at a year in the past. Would it help if I say that even Lost missed the mark badly? --Gurubrahma 06:02, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
Jagte Raho. Idleguy 06:24, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
Yup, Jagte Raho, 1956, was what I had in my mind. May be my "be awake" bit was too much of a give away :) - it is also the last on-screen pairing of Raj Kapoor and Nargis. Idleguy, now you bowl a slow, juicy, full toss outside the off-stump, and fast. btw, anyone in the mood to update the scoreboard? --Gurubrahma 06:38, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
The next question will be up and running in a few minutes. --Idleguy 09:17, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

Q21

Ok, not a full toss but I've banged it short. The question too is short. Which outfit in India infamously created furore by burning Rama's effigy instead of Ravana's during Ram Leela? Idleguy 09:37, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

It was E.V. Ramasamy Naicker's Dravidar Kazhagam - Parthi 09:49, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
Right! It was dubbed the "Ravan Leela". It's your turn now. --Idleguy 09:54, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

Q22

My first attempt at this folks and I'm a bit nervous. I'm gonna stick with something that is close to me. Name the Chola king who according to legends was born a spider in his previous life? - Parthi 10:04, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

Kochengan Chola --Idleguy 10:09, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, it was too easy! I'll think of something a bit more challenging next time! Parthi 10:11, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
Thanks. It took some time to recall from memory actually, but the red eyed Chola king cannot be easily forgotten. Next question @ 5:45 PM IST. --Idleguy 10:16, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

Q23

Which dish, that is still relished today, was created when one of Akbar's courtiers accidentally added onions to a food being prepared for the emperor? --Idleguy 12:20, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

Mutton dopiaza? =Nichalp «Talk»= 12:25, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
Chicken dopiaza, biryani or onion-cheese pizza. --May the Force be with you! Shreshth91(review me!) 12:28, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
If mutton and chicken isnt good enough, how about simply dopiaza? -- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK12:29, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
  • I have to give it Nichalp since he answered the question first. It is indeed Dopiaza. It was originally believed to be used for Mutton (hence mutton dopiaza, though some say chicken) and it is the one I am looking for. Idleguy 12:34, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
     :) I used to always wonder about the word dopiaza. Question at 8:30pm IST. =Nichalp «Talk»= 12:46, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

Q24

An easy question from me as usual: When was electricity first brought to Mumbai? I need the location and year. =Nichalp «Talk»= 15:26, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

1882, Crawford Market. [7]. --Gurubrahma 15:56, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
Correct! =Nichalp «Talk»= 15:59, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
Oh well beaten by edit conflict.  — [Unsigned comment added by idleguy (talkcontribs).]
And by 3 minutes as well ;)!! Anyways, I think Idleguy is on his way to win this round. Funnily, Crawford Market gives the year as 1892; however, the article lacks sources. --Gurubrahma 16:11, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

Q25

This would be "either you get this or don't" sort of a question, I believe. Here goes. To keep in with Hindi nativity, he should probably have been named mota malik or motu malik. However, his actual name was probably in keeping with the context. What am I talking about? --Gurubrahma 16:11, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

Tipu Sultan? --BostonMA 00:15, 20 June 2006 (UTC)
Err...What does "mota" or "motu" mean? -- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK03:13, 20 June 2006 (UTC)
Translation may not be vital, <cough> but would still be important </cough>. Mota or Motu would mean fat or well endowed. Malik would mean leader. So, fat leader in some sense. --Gurubrahma 03:26, 20 June 2006 (UTC)
Thank you, and good that you mentioned it. Ihad assumed "malik" to be a house/bungalow. :P -- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK03:44, 20 June 2006 (UTC)
Though an India quiz, you are better off if you think of France. --Gurubrahma 06:15, 20 June 2006 (UTC)
Louis VI le Gros? -- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK
or Veluthampi Dalawa? -- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK06:29, 20 June 2006 (UTC)
  • This question is a bouncer and I can't even make head or tail. I guess I would fall under the "don't get it" group. --Idleguy 06:44, 20 June 2006 (UTC)
Whoa! C'mon, this is not googleable, but once you know the answer, you'll say that was easy. Some may even say that this question doesn't belong to this quiz. Read the question and my hints word-by-word, you shd get it. I didn't say who am I talking about, I said what am I talking about? If you get one, you'll get the other. Next clue up between 2-4 hours from now. --Gurubrahma 06:53, 20 June 2006 (UTC)

I'm taking a wild stab in the dark: Operation Smiling Buddha? =Nichalp «Talk»= 07:50, 20 June 2006 (UTC)

  • C'est bien Nicholas, mais je ne comprends pas la liaison avec la France? -- Samir धर्म 08:05, 20 June 2006 (UTC)
Cow/hen? -- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK09:16, 20 June 2006 (UTC)
Aishwarya Rai fans shd. get this now - one of her "supposed" international movie ventures has a lot to do with this question - this is the straightforward clue. Now, for the cryptic but straight clue - what would people look for in a model, say someone like Aishwarya Rai herself? My advice - don't google blindly, think clearly, look at the question and hints once again ;). I think this is the best I can do, short of shouting the answer out. --Gurubrahma 09:52, 20 June 2006 (UTC)
Now I'm even more confused. :-( I cant even form a vague idea. Is it a human being or an animal or a quality or something else?-- thunderboltza.k.a.Deepu Joseph |TALK10:31, 20 June 2006 (UTC)
Vitalstatistic? --Dwaipayan (talk) 11:40, 20 June 2006 (UTC)
I mean Vitalstatistix--Dwaipayan (talk) 11:43, 20 June 2006 (UTC)

Yes, Dwaipayan gets it and here is the explanation and exposition. Asterix series has been translated into several languages, Hindi being one of them. Except for Asterix and Obelix, all other characters have names suited to the nativity of the language. In Hindi, Vitalstatistix is Motumaliks / motumalix - had I given this name, you cd have easily googled it and the fun wd have been lost. Motu malik = fat leader is an apt translation. btw, Cacofonix is called Besuriks in Hindi. I used the word vital and coughed to catch your attention in my first hint itself. Gaul is France, so the next hint also makes sense. I never mentioned if the person was real or fictional but when I say "was named" and "should have been named" and the like, I thought it was more than whiff of a hint. Aishwarya Rai was supposed to act in Asterix at the olympic games - this was the direct clue. cryptic but straight clue - what do we look for in models? - vital stats. Ha ha ha, I enjoyed several answers to these questions, hope no one minded it. I believe this is my best question so far - Is there a barnstar for best question? :-P I personally thought that Deepu wd crack it given his webpage on Aishwarya Rai and all that. Congrats to Dwaipayan for winning in this question and Idleguy for winning the round. We shd. probly take a break of some 15-16 hrs for the next round to start and for the sake of our own sanity ;) --Gurubrahma 12:12, 20 June 2006 (UTC)

Please give me 24 hours to think a question. I am travelling and really am not in touch with Wikipedia always. If I cannot manage a question by 24 hours I think Gurubrahma has to ask yet another question. Yes your vital stats clue (what one looks for in models) was good enough. Bye.--Dwaipayan (talk) 14:49, 20 June 2006 (UTC)