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Welcome to the Finals

Format: Infinite Bounce with Pounce

Scoring:

+10/0 on bounce.

+10/-10 on pounce.

Question goes to next team on a dutch

Quiz Hard, Quiz Fair

Halla bol!

vikram.venkat@gmail.com / anand.r.aiyer@gmail.com

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CONNECT, NON EXHAUSTIVE

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Coach Ramakant Achrekar and hiswards who earned the National Test Cap

Pundits objected to the title,English word _(X)_ with Hindi suffix _(Y)_ which together translates to 'woman with the whip'

Identify this 1935 movie about princess Madhuri who fights crime as the titular masked avenger XY

Also give stage name Z of actress Mary Evans, who portrayed bothPrincess Madhuri andthe cult icon XY

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Known as 'Hazaar Dinari' because he was purchased for a 1000 dinars while a boy in 1297 from Khambat in Gujarat, castrated and turned into a eunuch slave for the pleasure of Sultan Alauddin Khalji.

Named 'white camphor'

_(X)_ rose up the ranks to become a General in the Sultanate's army defeating the Mongols in 1305 at Amroha.

Then defeating the Kakatiyas of Warangal in 1309, capturing Koh-i-noor diamond.Finally defeating the Pandayas in 1311. Capturing the gold idols of Chidambaram, Srirangam and Madurai alongwith 241 tonnes of gold among the loot.

In 1316, Alauddin Khalji was believed poisoned by this trusted lieutenant _(X)_, who ruled the sultanate as regent for 35 days before being assassinated.

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AND THE ANSWER IS

Malik Kafur

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Identify the Pair

Bonus points for the shoes

AND THE ANSWER IS

Madhu Sapre, Milind Soman (TUFF shoes)

Published in 1922, X is regarded as one of the most important poems of the 20th Century.

It ends with :

Datta.Dayadhvam.Damyata.(Give. Sympathise. Control) Shantih shantih shantih(The formal ending to an Upanishad. 'The Peace which passeth understanding')

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TS Eliot's The Waste Land

_(X)_ Sirumalani, started out running a tea stall near magistrate's office in Vijapur in 1958.

Following murder allegations, he left town to start bootlegging along the Sabarmati

He tried his hand working in a Diary earning Rs. 300 a month. But it didn't work out.

And then he reinvented himself in white.

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Asaram Bapu

_(X)_ was born in Wales. He worked as a supernumerary to pay for his voyage to Madras in 1788 aboard the Manship.

Set up India's first sugar plant at Nellikuppam in 1842

In 1908, he set up the Pottery unit in Ranipettai.

Sold the confectionery in 2004 to South Korean Lotte ltd.

Oldest surviving mercantile name in Chennai

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Thomas Parry who set up EID Parry's

Marco Polo's accounts state that _(X)_had an accidental death outside his hermitage because of a badly aimed arrow by a hunter aiming for the peacocks in the region

This painting by Reubens describes events believed to be an inaccurate interpretation of inscriptions on the Pahlavi Cross found at the site

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St. Thomas the Apostle

Identify this small pastoral community that lives on the isolated Nilgiri plateau

They traditionally live in small thatched houses, constructed in the shape of half barrels and spread across the pasture slopes

They are known for their distinct embroidery called 'pukhoor'

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Todas

The word _(X)_ is derived from the sanskrit for froth.

Classified as a triple distilled country liqour Not allowed to be sold outside the state of its origin

Only tree ripened '___ apples' that have fallen are taken, crushed with the feet to get neer, from the neer you get urrak (15% alcohol), this is mixed with some left over neer and redistilled twice to get cazulo(42% alcohol).

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Cashew Feni

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Construction was started in 1785, a year of a devastating famine, ordinary people worked in the day building the edifice, while noblemen worked at night. A Keynesian intervention.

History remembers the Nawabs of Awadh for their love of epicurean delights and grand gestures. Nawab Asaf-ud-daulah initiated a food for work program during the famine of 1785, employing thousands in the construction of this.

Large cauldrons were filled with rice, meat, vegetables and spices and sealed to make a simple, one- dish meal that was available to workers day and night. One day, the Nawab caught a whiff of the aromas emanating from the cauldron and the royal kitchen was ordered to serve the dish.

What technique of cooking on a low flame in sealed containers originated thus?(Persian word for slow oven)

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Bada ImambaraDum Pukht

Connect and Put Fundae

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Mysore GI products

A fictional pirate created by the Italian author Sergio Salgari.Known throughout the South China Sea as the 'Tiger of Malaysia'

Id the Actor and the Pirate

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Kabir Bedi as Sandokan

Served as Cabinet Secretary(_____) from 1969 to 1977.

Described by a foreign contemporary, What a fascinating mix of physical and mental elegance! What accomplishments! What friendships! And yet so shy of talking about himself, his accomplishments and his friends

Seldom seen in public after retirement. Only 2 known photos exist.

Who is this man?

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RN Kao, R&AW's legendary first chief

Identify this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Name means the sitting place of Bhima.

It exhibits earliest traces of human life in the Indian subcontinent

Some of the paintings are atleast 30000 years old.

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Rock Shelters at Bhimbetka, MP

Identify the Dance form.

They are enacting the Raas Lila

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Manipuri

Uncrowned king of nefarious activities in Tiruvanmayur during the mid-80s, mainly bootlegging of arrack from Mahabalipuram and transport of persons involved in the flesh trade

Identify this Indian Serial Killer found guilty for 6 murders.

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Auto Shankar

Seventh generation of a line of traditional temple dancers from Tanjore

Padmavibhushan

One of the greatest exponents of her art form

Satyajit Ray filmed a documentary on her in 1976.

Identify

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T. Balasaraswati

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India's Frida Kahlo, born to a Sikh father and Hungarian mother

AND THE ANSWER

Amrita Shergill

No book can teach you about yourself, no psychologist. none of the professors or philosophers. What they can teach you is what they think you are or what they think you should be.

He was discovered as 'the world teacher' but he disavowed it.

Identify this philosopher

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Jiddu Krishnamurti

Served in groups of four. Identify this ceremonial feast, the preparation of which is considered an art form and is a central part of the identity of these proud people.

On the menu:Maithi maaz (gravy dish made with lamb and fenugreek or methi leaves)Rista (meatballs in a fiery red gravy)Lahabi Kabab or Moachi Kabab (flattened mutton kababs cooked in yogurt)Waza Kokur (two halves or two full chicken cooked whole)Daeni Phoul (mutton dish)Doudha Ras (mutton cooked in sweet milk gravy)Rogan Josh (tender lamb cooked with spices)Tabak Maaz (ribs of lamb simmered in yogurt till tender, then fried, snack/side-dish)Daniwal Korma (a mutton curry with lots of coriander)Waza Palak (green spinach cooked with small pounced mutton balls, Paliki Riste)Aab Gosh (lamb cooked in milk curry)Marchwangan Korma (an extremely spicy lamb preparation)Kabab Platter (minced meat roasted on skewers over hot coals)Yakh'n (delicately spiced yogurt curry)Ruwangan Chhaman (cheese squares with Tomato gravy)Dum Aelva (potatoes cooked in yogurt gravy)Nadir Yakh'n (lotus stem in a delicate yogurt sauce)Hakh(with nadir/vangan) (a local variety of greens)Nadir Palak (lotus stem with spinach)Muji Chetintin (a sharp radish and walnut chutney)Gushtaba (this is a velvety textured meatball in white yogurt gravy, a specialty)Phirin (a milk pudding)Kawah (saffron, cardamom, almond flavoured green tea)

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Wazwan

Beauty, brains and the buzzer

THERE ARE moments when even suave and confident quiz masters meet their match. As at the Museum Theatre when a glamorous young participant did things her own way. 'What a stunner', you thought as the maroon silk saree clad woman walked to the participant's chair. The beauty with brains was a shade too preoccupied with her looks however. Tossing her lovely mane from time to time, flashing a cheerful smile at the audience, basking in the attention, she was definitely different from the usual __(X)__ in-the-making.

When she dashed off to the steps at the side to the make-up man, the illusion of being at a feature film shoot began to envelop the viewer. After the powder compact and lipstick routine, she picked up a bottle of lip salve. A quick application but it was not quick enough. The bell rang and the actress looked around hurriedly for a suitable spot to place the bottle. After a minute or two, she got up and placed it triumphantly on the corner of the quiz master's polished, antique table.

__(Y)__ could do little but stare at it, disapproval cloaked by a half-smile. The smile came to his aid once more when after