In 1908 the Russian team turned up 12 days late to the Olympics because they had yet to start using the
He has won both the Man Booker Prize as well as the Oscar.
Wake me up when September ends
Youngest serial killer *
Half silver and half bronze medal
The Congress got it's 'hand symbol *
Rahul Gandhi's Girlfriend *
First cycle race
The First Oscars [ or Academy Awards]
Amrita Bazaar Patrika
Jesus Christ’s mortal remains *
In 1908, Russia team turned 12 days late to the
Olympics. There’s a very specific reason behind
it. What was the reason?
Ruth Prawer Jhabbavala is a writer. What is so
unique about him, what is the only thing he
has achieved as an author which no one else
Towards the fag end of the North American
summer in 1982, Green Day lead singer Billie
Joe Armstrong's father Andrew "Andy"
Armstrong died of esophageal cancer, leaving
him disconsolate. After sobbing his heart out at
the funeral, 10 year-old Billie ran home &
locked himself in his room. When his mother
got home & knocked on the door of his room,
Billie simply said,"____ __ __ ____ _________
• Name: Amardeep Sada
• Classification: Homicide
Characteristics: Juvenile (8) Number
of victims: 3 Date of murders: 2006 2007 Date of arrest: May 30, 2007
Date of birth: 1998
• Victims profile: His six-month-old
cousin, the daughter of a maternal
uncle / His eight-month-old sister /
Six-month-old girl, Kushboo, the
• Method of murder: Strangulation Beating with a brick
• Location: Begusaray, Bihar, India
In the finals of men's pole vault event at the 1936 Berlin
Olympic were two Japanese athletes, Shuhei Nishida and
Sueo Oe. Earle Meadows of the US took first place while
the Japanese got in the consolation final and competed
fiercely over five hours under night lighting. As it was
getting late the judges unilaterally concluded the
competition, telling the Japanese teams to determine
among themselves who would be given second place.
Finally, it was settled that Nishida won the second place by
vaulting 4 meters and 25 centimeters in his first try and
Oe won the third place by vaulting the same height as
Nishida in his second try.
How did these two men immortalize this gesture friendship
The night of February 2, 1978 was a memorable one for the
One reason why the night was a memorable one for the
Congress was that the house gave power to all the people
who visited it that night. Indira Gandhi became the Prime
Minister, PV Narasimha Rao became the PM, Chenna Reddy
became the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Sharad
Pawar became the Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
Another reason to remember the night was the birth of X.
Give me X.
How do we know bismillahir-ra manir-ra im ("in
the name of God, the merciful, the
compassionate“) better? * We’ve all seen it in
Anil Moolchandani started out in his father’s saree
shop in Delhi’s bustling Kamla Nagar, the haunt
of Delhi University students. As he hunted for
ways to grow, he went into trading in a variety of
commodities. Finally, he hit the jackpot in a most
unusual way — by printing songbooks with lyrics
from Abba(a Swedish Band)’s hit songs. This was
1979, when the Swedish group’s catchy numbers
were still top-of-the- pops around the world.
Name the company that started thus.
Veronique Cartelli is a Colombian girl of Spanish
descent who is an architect in Venezuela,
recently speculated in the news that her dad's a
drug lord, however how does an aware Indian
The term "X" is derived from the Babylonians
who declared mead, a honey-flavored wine,
the official wedding drink, stipulating that the
bride's parents be required to keep the groom
supplied with the drink for the month
following the wedding.ID X
What happened officially for the first time in St
Cloud’s park in Paris , in 31th may 1868 ?
* Hint: We’ve all done this amongst our
friends at least once during our childhood]
On may 8 1945 the Nazis blew up the towers of
the Immendorf Castle in Southern Austria. 13
of what were lost here ?
The Dutch bakers used to check the temperature
of their ovens using small amounts of dough,
so not to waste the entire mix. These often
became overcooked and discarded as they
were not deemed to be fit for consumption.
Until they were tasted and found to be very
tasty when X was invented?
Often mistaken to be a Chinese dish X was
invented by a Tibetan migrant who was asked
to serve something ‘new’ in the Cricket Club
of India. What he did was actually a modified
version of an Indian dish. Id X
• What significant took place here ?
It was first started in 20 February 1868 by Sisir
Ghosh and Moti Lal Ghosh and operated out
of a battered wooden press bought for Rs 32.
when it started it was both in English and
Bengali, but in 1878 Lord Lytton, the Viceroy
of India promulgated the Vernacular Press Act
which forced it to became an English
Thomas Adams was experimenting with chicle,
the sap from a South American tree, as a
substitute for rubber. After mounting failures,
the dejected inventor found an unusual use
for it. This led to the discovery of an 'item'
which has become a common sight around
the world. Identify the item.
This is the Rozabal Shrine in Kashmir. What is
most famously claimed to be lying in here ?
Legally X’s are divided into wreccum
maris (material washed ashore after a
shipwreck) and adventurae maris (material
still at sea); according to International laws
the wreccum maris are kept by the
Government of the country it landed and
the adventurae maris by the country of
registry. Now-a-days however adventurae
maris’ are being kept by the insurance
companies as it was they who paid for it.
X is alleged to be a dish introduced in 1965 at the famous
Buhari Hotel restaurant in Chennai by its founder
Bachchan 's Kaun Banega Crorepati (Season 1),
featured X as a Buhari invention and also Siddarth
Basu's Quiz Time in Doordarshan in the 90's featured it
too. The launch of
the X in the year 1965 was well documented with
advertisements in national dailies like The Hindu and
A.M.Buhari didn't want to monopolize the product by
patenting the recipe which would hinder the global
popularity of the product. Id X