Friday, March 14, 2014

Informals '14 Part 8: Bollywood qqqqqqqquiz (not kkkkiran)

                                                                                    By   Nupur Neti, 1st Year TC
                                                                                           Progya Parmita ,1st Year IEM

1.       Connect : Maqbool, Omkara, Ram Leela, Angoor

2.       ID this minimalist poster:

3.       X is located in Mumbai. It is also known as Bollywood’s Box Office. On 11 January 2013, it broke the Guinness record for something. ID the place and what is the record it broke?
4.       You see, the whole country of the system is juxtaposition by the haemoglobin in the atmosphere because you are a sophisticated rhetorician intoxicated by the exuberance of your own verbosity. Where have you heard this?
5.       X became CNN's Top Song in 2012. Its rapid spread to nightclubs and discos in Tokyo, Japan were reported soon after release, and a viral video of Japanese women dancing to it spread soon afterwards. Police officers in India used versions of the song and its title to combat road rage and encourage bike riders to wear helmets. However In April 2012, a petition was filed seeking a ban on the song citing negative influence on children, claiming to inciting violence and aggression. ID X.
6.       X was released in the 90s. While it didn’t initially do well at the box office, it has grown to have a cult following. It repeatedly references to another iconic movie Y which was written by the father of one of X’s lead actors. X and Y are so famous mainly due to their memorable dialogues, friendships and hilarious antics. The same actor plays the second in command to the main villain in X as well as  Y.  Both X and Y are in the top 3 for the list of highest rated Bollywood movies by IMDb. ID X and Y. 
7.       X is the screen name of Mary Evans who was born to a Greek mother and a Scottish father. Her role often involved beating up Indian men and a lot of stunts which gave her the first part of her screen name. She was famous for her role in the movie Hunterwali, one of the first female lead movies in Bollywood. ID X.
8.       X was born as Johnrao Prakashrao Janumala and brought up in Dharavi. As a child, he earned money by selling pens on the streets of Bombay by imitating Bollywood stars and later worked with factor in Hindustan Unilever’s factory where his performances earned him the name X. He is one of the most well-known actors in his field and is inspired by Johnny Walker, Kishore Kumar and Mehmood. ID X.
9.       X was initially to be named Inquilaab as his mother was profoundly influenced by the freedom movement. He moved to Bombay to work as a film actor but for a long was rejected repeatedly as film makers wanted someone fairer and “He just wasn’t fair enough”. Hence he moved on to narration and background for many years until Indira Gandhi sent a personal letter of recommendation and thus he got his big break. ID X

10.   X is the first Hindi film to gross over  1 billion, and when adjusted for inflation, it is still one of the highest earning Bollywood films ever. Painter (Late) M. F. Husain was reported to have seen the film 85 times. Filmmaker Karan Johar named it as the one film that changed his life. ID X.

11.   X is a movie whose title is taken from a poem by Dushyanth Kumar and is heavily inspired by another poem written by Ram Prasad Bismil. The film went under severe controversy - first there was some uncertainty over shooting appropriate scenes inside the Amritsar Golden Temple and a 20-second horse race was cut on claims put forward by Maneka Gandhi. What is X?

12.   X had the following to say of the English Band Y : “People say that Y are a fad. But I don’t think so…If you listen to Y properly, you get a feel of old Roman music. Sometimes you get a feel of Indian music, sometimes you get a feel of Assamese folk songs.” ID X and Y.

13.   Music for this song X is done by Laxmikant-Pyarelal and is considered THE song in catapulting this actress on her road to success. A favourite when it comes to antakshari games, the movie released in 1987. The song was such  a success that Filmfare introduced a whole new category of awards - The best choreography award. ID X.

Informals' 14 Part 7: It's time for the gentlemen's game! Ready?

                                                                                By  Rakshith S Ponnathpur,
1st Year CSE
1) X, considered as one of the finest batsmen of his era, is often confused for another person of historical importance. Even though X played both international and first class cricket for another country, the premier domestic trophy of his home country was named after him. Y, his fellow countryman, was associated with their nation’s cricket board from its inception in 1928 till his death in 1970. A domestic trophy was introduced to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the domestic trophy named after X, and this new trophy was named after Y.  X, Y and the two domestic cups please?

2) X -  229
Virender Sehwag – 219
Rohit Sharma – 209
Sachin Tendulkar – 200*
Charles Coventry – 194*
Saeed Anwar – 194              Id X.

3) The SKY channel introduced this concept which uses the past statistics of every team to analyse, and predict the final score of the team batting first, and to calculate the probability of the team batting second chasing the target successfully. This was seen in the recent India vs New Zealand ODI series and proved to be pretty reliable. What is this new concept?

4) Starting Out: My Story So far  à Alastair Cook
    Out of My Comfort Zone
à Steve Waugh
    Playing with Fire
à Nasser Hussain
    Blood, Sweat and Treason
à Henry Olonga
    Controversially Yours
à X       Give me X?

5) Give me X, Y and the ???s
Brendon Mc.Cullum
Murali Vijay
Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle

6) X was the only Goa-born cricketer to play for India, and was often regarded as India's best batsman against spin bowling. When he was selected for 1971 tour of West Indies, many considered it to be his last. But he scored a match-winning double hundred and a match-saving hundred and regained his lost form, thus earning the name “The Renaissance Man of Indian Cricket.” X’s son also went on to play first class cricket in another country, and is a famous personality in India in a completely different field today. Id X, and his son.

7) London – Kennington; Barbados – Kensington; Colombo – P Sara; Hobart – Bellerive; Adelaide – ____
FITB and Put FUNDA (in exhaustive list)

8) Rahul Dravid – 2004;  X – 2009;   Virender Sehwag – 2010
These are the three Indians on an inexhaustive list.
Id X. Which list?

9) It was a very important match. One of the biggest matches of the tournament. Pakistan was chasing and X was playing magnificent cricket scoring runs all over the park. Y came in to bowl. X was in no mood to defend. He went down the track and smacked the ball to the point boundary and asked Y to look at the ball and not at him. But then, Y kept quiet. And the next ball, BANG! The stumps were dislodged. Y did the talking with his ball and literally showed the lost batsman the way back to the pavilion. This is undoubtedly one of the signature moments of a contest we all would love to watch anyday. X, Y and the venue for this match?

10) Pick the odd one out and give a specific reason
Adam Gilchrist, Aravinda De Silwa, Ricky Ponting, Mahela Jayawardene, Sir Viv Richards
(Timeline of their career is not the answer)

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Answers to Informals '14 Part 6

  1. Albert Einstein. He didn’t fail high school and was of course brilliant in Maths
  2. Catherine O’Leary along with her cow were framed for the great Chicago fire of 1871.
  3. X- Vikings  Y-Horned helmets
  4. Flat Earth and Flat Earth Society
  5. Vomitorium
  6. Goldfish have a memory span of 3 seconds
  7. a penny dropped from top of  Empire State Building will kill a person
  8.  Dracula and decapitation
  9. sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch a.k.a five senses
  10. Napoleon Bonaparte

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

UTPT '14 Prizes

So here’s the most important update about UTPT - prize money! Huge prize money up for grabs this time as well.

Sakkath Sawaal:
1st place: ₹4000, 2nd place: ₹2000

Game Theory:
1st place: ₹9000, 2nd place: ₹7500, 3rd place: ₹6000

1st place: ₹9000, 2nd place: ₹7500, 3rd place: ₹6000

1st place: ₹9000, 2nd place: ₹7500, 3rd place: ₹6000

1st place: ₹9000, 2nd place: ₹7500, 3rd place: ₹6000

The Major Quiz:
1st place: ₹9000, 2nd place: ₹7500, 3rd place: ₹6000

The Magnum Open:
1st place: ₹18000, 2nd place: ₹15000, 3rd place: ₹12000
Additional exciting prizes:
Best School Team
Best College Team
Best Corporate Team

UTPT '14 Schedule

Here goes the revised schedule of Asia's Largest Quiz Fest happening at RVCE (March 20-23)!!


9.30 A.M                  Indi-Genius Prelims
11 A.M                     Sakkath Sawaal Prelims
1 P.M                       Indi-Genius  Finals
3.30 P.M                   SciBizTech Prelims 
4.30 P.M                   SciBizTech Finals


8.45 A.M                  Sakkath Sawaal Finals
10 A.M                     Game Theory Prelims
11.30 A.M                Game Theory  Finals
3 P.M                       Lieut-En-Ent Prelims 
4.30 P.M                  Lieut-En-Ent Finals

Day 3 [RVCE]
Lots of informal quizzes

Day 4 [NMKRV Auditorium, Jayanagar]
9 A.M                       General Quiz 
3 P.M                       Magnum Open 

1. Sakkath Sawaal (The Karnataka Quiz)

     This is a quiz which will amaze each and every kannadiga out there with its own set of brilliant fundae and karnatakada suddhi samacharagalu which will prove to be as interesting as it could get! So gear up for this new addition to list of quizzes. 

2. Indi-genius (The India Quiz)

     Its gonna deal with anything and everything be it epics Ramayana, Mahabharata to  politics, Bollywood, current affairs, ecology, cricket and what not! It wouldn't be enough to say it all about our Mother India.

3.Ψ-Tech (The Business, Science and Technology Quiz)  

    So all the science, tech and biz maniacs out there, its a wonderful deal here to win a good amount! Just turn up , showcase your knowledge and you will have loads of fun(funda!) . 

4.Game Theory (The Sports Quiz)

    This is for all the Sport freaks who could really check if its worth spending hours together glued to the TV (even at odd times). So be ready to discover how good/bad you're at it and try your luck!!

5.Lieut-en-ent (The Literature and Entertainment Quiz)
    If your totally crazy about everything related to literature, here is the place where you should be and you could make use of this opportunity provided you are equally an entertainment fanatic at the same time!! Dont miss it!

6.The Major Quiz (The General Quiz)
    Here is the quiz where you can prove your mettle in general knowledge area. So test your skills where topics may include anything between life, modern world, celebs, science, ent and anything general one can think of!

7.The Magnum Open (The Open General Quiz)
      This is the quiz which is totally open to the public irrespective of age, conducted by  the well known quizzer Nitish Khadiya, an R.V.Alumnus. So don't forget to turn up at NMKRV!!