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Unscramble

So Pal started this challenge of Unscrambling words here and I was a proud winner of the challenge. Now winning had a catch, that I had to start my own challenge here. These are the rules-

Now, your CHALLENGE is: Proud recipients of the F-Un-Scrambler Golden rolling Trophy are HEREBY TAGGED to put up a similar post with scrambled/jumbled words!! No rules/conditions apply. It just has to be jumbled words or jumbled letters or both, the way you like it!!

Do remember to link back to this original post though, so we maintain continuity.

And here is the trophy-

Now the part of my Challenge, this is what is a scrambled line-

I feel you Instrumentation lyric

Pointer- This is a very famous line from a cartoon script.

So people decipher the line….

Answers: Hindu Mythology Quiz

The answers to the Hindu mythology quiz are here.

Firstly the common link is all the photographs are a depiction of the ten avatars of Lord Vishnu commonly known as Dasavatar. The photographs are taken in restaurant called Kadambam on Bangalore-Mysore road. Its a Tamil food joint (the owner told me Iyer or Iyengar I forgot though 🙁 ) they have these lovely wood carved statues of all the avatars on their restaurant walls.

The names of Avatars in the order are-
1 – Shri Ram
2 – Parshuram
3 – Kalki
4 – Vamana
5 – Krishna
6 – Narsimha
7 – Varaha
8 – Kurma

Dasavatar

Winners-
I got 14 entries answering this quiz and only one of them was completely correct.
1- Gagrin
However the following entries were almost correct as they mixed up the Kalki, Parusrama avatar with Balrama. If you would notice the second image what the tool in the had of lord is an axe (Parsurama) not a plough (Balrama). These were the people who were very close to the answer.
1- Swaram
2- Aarti
3- Fagun
4- Ratzzz
5- Aruna

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Quiz #5 Hindu Mythology Day 13

This time the quiz is based on Hindu Mythology. The images below are some idols of Indian gods and all you have to do is identify all of them and also connect the common link between all the images.

The answer can be submitted using the form below
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Quiz#4: Hindi Poets & Poems

I have always been a great fan of poetry, and Hindi poetry has a very special place in my heart. Though I accept that I ignored a lot of it when it was a part of my curriculum in school but later in life I actually realized the depth and the relish it can cause to my soul. And I have become a great admirer of Hindi poetry myself. So when Solilo suggested, that I should host a Hindi poems/poets quiz on my blog. I immediately liked the idea and here is the Quiz of the month with Hindi Poetry as it’s theme-

1- This famous poet was awarded Nehru Peace Prize by the Soviet Union. See if you can recognize him from the following lines from an iconic poem-

Q#1

Q#1

2- As a poet she was one of the first “Feminist” writers in Hindi literature. Her work whose title, if translated to English would be “Links of the Chain/Series”, is considered as one of the best on Indian Women. See if you can identify this poetess who wrote the following lines-

Q#2

Q#2

3- This Poem titled as Pushp Ki Abhilasha is written by one of the most famous poets of times of freedom struggle, he not only shared the vision and ideology of Mahatma Gandhi but also had something else very distinctly in common with the great soul. Identify the connect between the two.

Q#3

Q#3

4- This poet who has been a 3 time Rajya Sabha member and also a Padma Bhushan awardee, his most notable works have been around the themes of Indian Mythological epics. Identify the poet.

5- This is an epic poem giving a biographical account of a Rajput King in the 12th century, illustrating his grand love affair and battles against intruders from Afghanistan. Identify the poem & the poet.

6- This is an iconic poem written by a legendary freedom fighter; identify the poet through the two stanzas of the poem.

Q#6

Q#6

7- Connect The Ring Finger, 1969 Rajesh Khanna Sharmila Tagore, with the pic given below to identify the renounced hindi poet

Q#7

Q#7

Special Thanks for the amazing compilation of Hindi Poetry on these two sites which helped me get the appropriate poems on the net Prayogshala and Geeta Kavita

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Quiz Rules-

1- Each quiz will have a theme and there would be a set of questions relating to that theme.

2- The comments for the post have been disabled please use the send button on the form to submit answers.

3- This is not a contest and there are no prizes however the Top 5 entries would be acknowledged on the blog.

4- Last date for receiving the entries with answers is the next day up to (up to 11.00 AM).

5- In case of tied scores or any conflict, my discretion would remains final.

6- I have the right to terminate this quiz at any point of time.

Results Quiz #3: How Well Do You Know Sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S

So friends its time for the Results of Quiz #3: How Well Do You Know Sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S.
Now as I have already said that I really wanted to do this quiz and was thrilled by the Idea. Secondly I didn’t wanted an easy quiz you know someone would crack who doesn’t follows Friends religiously. We would all agree we would find loads of casual quizzes on Facebook, Orkut and web. So I wanted to make a real tough one for the people who religiously follow friends. So result I made a quiz which tried to capture some aspect of one of my all time favorite TV sitcoms.

Here are the Answers to the Quiz-

1- The first question she asks Chandler is “What the hell is this dog doing here?” referring to the porcelain dog gifted to Chandler by Joey, which was originally gifted by Ross to Joey when Joey had to give up all his stuff after the Credit Card bills came out large. The Dog stays with Monica and Chandler till the end of the series and when Monica and Chandler are shifting to their new house the movers & packers are shown to carry the Dog and Monica tips them if they can let it fall of the truck.

2- Rachel & Chandler was the answer I was expecting but after the answer and justification from Perx I am convinced even Ross has kiss everyone. So the correct answer for this would be Ross, Rachel & Chandler (any of the two and I have accepted it as the correct answer) I would be updating this one with the explanation later.
Update: Directly from Perx’s Response
a. Chandler –
ROSS (in the one where chandler can’t remember which sister, its off screen
and just implied) RACHEL (at a party at chan’s college) MONICA (relationship)
PHOEBE (where she tries to get the truth out of him) JOEY (where he is alone
on new years and shouts “somebody kiss me!”)

b. Rachel –
MONICA (to win apartment)
JOEY AND ROSS (relationship)
PHOEBE (where phoebe wanted to see what the fuss was all about) CHANDLER (at
his college party where she comes to visit)

c. Ross –
RACHEL (relationship)
JOEY (for joey’s audition practice)
MONICA (mistook her for rachel in college party where he thought she was on a
pile of coats on his bed while monica herself was the pile) PHOEBE (when his
marriage with carol breaks off) CHANDLER (in the one where chan can’t remember
which sister of joey’s he made out with)

3- The book is titled “Be Your Own Windkeeper”. Interestingly in real world there is no book by this name but only an Essay.

4- Pheobe and Duncan, Duncan Sullivan was the room mate of Pheobe, who told her that he was a gay. Pheobes married him to help obtaining the Green Card. They were not actually married but legally married and eventually they have a divorce where Monica is offended that she did not share this with her.

5- Mike Hannigan- Just before Pheobe and him got together again he was dating a girl called Precious, played by Anne Dudek. Mike and her break up on her birthday.

6- Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) is the Godmother for Monica (Courteney Cox Arquette) and David Arquette’s daughter, Coco.

7- The First ThanksGiving Chandler makes a speech that he is happy that all of their ThanksGiving Sucked and they could all be together and he was happy about it. That’s when Ross wishes by raising a toast “To a lousy Christmas” and Rachel follows “and a crappy New Year”. This was shown multiple times in episodes when they reminiscence about their lives.

8- First Picture (Caption First )- Bruce Lee = Bruce
Second Picture (Caption Second) – Wills = Wills
Combining the two Sounds Bruce Wills (which is close to Bruce Willis)
The connect being Bruce Willis made a guest appearance in Charlies Angels, Full Throttle same as he did in Friends as Elizabeth’s Father who dates Rachel for a while.

Winners-
I got 12 entries answering this quiz and none of them were all correct answers. However the following entries had most correct answers (Not in any specific order)-

1- Perx
2- Deepti Dhyani
3- Ramya
4- Rahul

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Quiz #3: How Well Do You Know Sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S

Being a great fan of the Sitcom Friends myself, I always thought that I would be able to make a great quiz out of it. And I really thought people would enjoy it too, because Friends have touched a chord with almost everyone who has enjoyed watching it. But take my word on it, making a quiz on Friends was a really difficult task because of so much information on Google and the sheer volume of episodes it has. Nevertheless, this is my try of making a quiz from the sitcom, hope all you Quizzers like it.

1- What Is the first question asked by Monica to Chandler when he moved in with her?

2-Who are the two Friends Characters who have kissed all other Friends?

3- Which was the one book which was read by Phoebe, Monica and Rachel and were deeply influenced by the feminist insights?

4- This Friends character’s first spouse was an Ice Dancer and the couple finally got divorced because of the problems arising out of the sexual orientation issues around them, Identify the Couple?

5- I am a friends’ character and I dated a girl named Precious in one of the Seasons. Who am I?

6- Both of us are featured in Friends and our friendship became so strong over the years that I am the Godmother/Godfather for my co-star from Friend’s baby in real life. Identify both the friends’ characters (Ex. Joey is Godfather of Monika’s Child)

7- What is the first wishes on the first thanksgiving to everyone by Ross followed by Rachel?

8- Identify the Connect between the images below with the Sitcom Friends-

First

First

Last

Last

Same Thing

Same Thing

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Quiz Rules-

1- Each quiz will have a theme and there would be a set of questions relating to that theme.

2- The comments for the post have been disabled please use the send button on the form to submit answers.

3- This is not a contest and there are no prizes however the Top 5 entries would be acknowledged on the blog.

4- Last date for receiving the entries with answers is the next day up to (up to 11.00 AM).

5- In case of tied scores or any conflict, my discretion would remains final.

6- I have the right to terminate this quiz at any point of time.

Results Quiz #2: Indian Cities

So here are the answers and results of the Quiz #2 on Indian Cities

Answers-

1- Bangalore– In 1537, Kempe Gowda I, who many regard as the architect of modern Bangalore, built a mud-brick fort at the site and established it as a province of the imperial Vijayanagara Empire. During the British Raj, it became a centre of colonial rule in South India. The establishment of the Bangalore Cantonment brought in large numbers of migrants from other parts of the country.In 1906, Bangalore became the first city in India to have electricity, powered by the hydroelectric plant situated in Shivanasamudra.

2- Pune– The name of Pune has evolved from Punya nagri which means city of virtue. Pune was captured by Britsh in the Battle of Kirkee and Khadkee(Kirkee) is still a major army area in Pune. Also the National Defence Academy is situate in Khadagvasla in Pune whose foundation stone was laid by Pt. JL Nehru in 1949

3- Hyderabad– Which was brought in as a part of Republic of India by Operation Polo. P V Narasimha Rao, Sharmila Tagore, Shyam Benegal are all born in Hyderabad.

4- Srinagar– Sri meaning wealth and abundance, the city became a part of India. The ruler of Kashmir Hari Singh signed a covenant in late 1947 with the Government of India, which ensured integration of his kingdom into the Republic of India making Srinagar a part of Indian Republic.Srinagar’s city government attracted brief international attention in March 2008 when it announced a mass poisoning program aimed at eliminating the city’s population of stray dogs.Officials estimate that 100,000 stray dogs roam the streets of the city, which has a human population of just under 900,000. In a survey conducted by an NGO, it was found that some residents welcomed this program, saying the city was overrun by dogs, while critics contended that more humane methods could have been used to deal with the animals.

5- Gaya– Which is a part of what historically was Magadh State, which was ruled by Chandragupta Maurya (324-301 BC), Chandra Gupta I (303-335 AD), and Chandra Gupta II (375-415 AD). Gaya derives its name from the mythological demon Gayasur (which literally means Gaya the holy demon), demon (asur, a Sanskrit word) and Gaya. Over its history dating millennia, the word asur got deleted and the name Gaya remained in currency. Lord Vishnu killed Gayasur, the holy demon by using the pressure of his foot over him. This incident transformed Gayasur into the series of rocky hills that make up the landscape of the Gaya city. Gaya was so holy that he had the power to absolve the sins of those who touched him or looked at him; after his death many people have flocked to Gaya to perform shraddha sacrifices on his body to absolve the sins of their ancestors. Actually the Pind Dan for salvation souls happens only in Gaya in a lot of Hindu Communities.

6- Kanpur– The 9th most populous city in India and second largest after Delhi in the Hindi Speaking belt. Kanpur was captured from British during the Rebellion of 1857 by Nana Saheb. When the Kanpur was about to be taken over back by British crushing the rebellion approximately 200 British Hostages including Women and children were executed by the rebels. Kanpur was also known as Manchester of East due to its rich textile industry which is now almost dead.

Winners-
I got 52 entries answering this quiz and 11 of them were all correct answers. However the first 5 correct entries are as following (Not in any specific order)-

1- Poonam Sharma
2- Amit S
3- Vali
4- Anchit
5- Fagun Bhavsar

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Quiz #2 Indian Cities

How many of us have lived in India and keep hearing and going to places. An interesting question is how well we know the Indian cities, their culture, their history and their landmarks on the pages of time. The quiz today is about Indian cities. Each question has 3 statement about one of the cities in India and you have to identify the name of the city.

  • My modern history as a settlement city started with a mud brick fort built for Vijayenagaran Empire in 1537.
  • I suffered a major plague outbreak reducing my population drastically in 1898
  • I was a center of the British Colonial Rule in the south of India, was the first city in India to have electric power.

1-Which city am I?

  • My name when traced back to origin and translated from Sanskrit means City of Virtue.
  • I was seized by the British in November 1817 in battle of Kirkee
  • A permanent war academy was commenced and the foundation stone was laid by the first Prime Minister of India, Pt Jawaharlal Nehru on 6 October 1949 in this city

2-Which city am I?

  • My history altered by an Operation whose name was based on a sport involving humans and animals.
  • I have a namesake in Pakistan
  • P V Narasimha Rao, Sharmila Tagore, Shyam Benegal all share a connect with me

3-Which city am I?

  • My name signifies the Place of Wealth and Abundance
  • I became a part of Republic of India by a covenant signed by my ruler with the Indian Government in 1947
  • I was showered huge international attention when it was decided to poison the stray dogs on my street which were in a ratio 1:9 with people.

4-What city am I?

  • I am an Indian non capital city, I derive my name from Hindu Mythology from a Holy Demon which was killed by Lord Vishnu by turning it into rock. I have namesakes in Republic of Niger and Nigeria also.
  • I was part of the state ruled by three kings named ChandraGupta from 400 BC to 500 AD
  • I am the place for the salvation of the Hindu Souls.

5-Which city am I?

  • I was diecalred as a district by the British in 1803, this is the second largest city in the Hindi Speaking belt.
  • I was captured from British by one of the legendary rulers during the Rebellion of 1857
  • Also known as Manchester of East, this is how I looked in a painting drawn years back by a british artist.


6-Which city am I?

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Answers from the Quiz #1 Indian Politics
The correct Answers are-
1- Jaswant Singh, He succeeded Manmohan Singh, an Oxford and Cambridge Alum as Finance Minister in year 1996 and then was succeeded by P Chidambram in the same year. His latest controversial book launch happened in Teen Murti bhawan which led to his debacle in BJP affecting his entire political career.
2- The other two presidents are Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and Dr. Zakir Hussain
3- The President of India.
4- ATS Chief Late Hemant Karkare, who was killed during the terrorist attacks on Mumbai on November 26, 2008.
5- Westminster system
6- Transfer of Power, Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru taking the reigns of India from the British.

Winners-
I got 38 entries answering this quiz but none of them were all correct answers. However the first 5 entries with 5 out of 6 correct answers are as following (Not in any specific order)-

1- Pradeep
2- Amit S
3- Fagun Bhavasar
4- Shipra Awasthi
5- Vali

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Quiz Rules-

1- Each quiz will have a theme and there would be a set of questions relating to that theme.
2- The comments for the post have been disabled please use the send button on the form to submit answers.
3- This is not a contest and there are no prizes however the Top 5 entries would be acknowledged on the blog.
4- Last date for receiving the entries with answers is the next day up to (up to 11.00 AM).
5- In case of tied scores or any conflict, my discretion would remains final.
6- I have the right to terminate this quiz at any point of time.

Quiz #1 Indian Politics

The Rules of the Quiz are mentioned at the end of the post.

1- I once took over a prominent post in the government from a Cambridge and an Oxford Alumnus and was succeeded by an MBA Alumnus from Harvard. The story of my life changed at the “Teen Murti Bhavan” in Delhi. Who Am I?

2- Professor APJ Abdul Kalam was the third Indian President who received the The Bharat Ratna Honor before being elected to the Highest Office. Name the two presidents who were awarded The Bharat Ratna before being elected as the President.

3- This job description comes with a perk of being entitled to a Mercedes S-Class? Which government post I am talking about?

4- I was born in December 1954 and I died at an age of 53 after being shot by 3 bullets in the chest. I was awarded Ashok Chakra posthumously. A graduate of National Institute of Technology Nagpur, I have worked for GOI, HLL and RAW. Who am I?

5- The federal parliamentary multi-party representative democratic republic System of the Indian Constitution has been derived from the political framework of another country. What is the original name of the system?

6- Identify what important event is happening in the image shown below?
Quiz1img

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Quiz Rules-

1- Each quiz will have a theme and there would be a set of questions relating to that theme.
2- The comments for the post have been disabled please use the send button on the form to submit answers
3- This is not a contest and there are no prizes however the Top 5 entries would be acknowledged on the blog.
4- Last date for receiving the entries with answers is the next day up to (up to 11.00 AM).
5- In case of tied scores or any conflict, my discretion would remains final.
6- I have the right to terminate this quiz at any point of time.