Thursday, June 18, 2009

Weekend Tadka 1

We are back. Please post your answers on this link.
1. In the world of Fashion, what is social worker Anil P Nayar’s claim to fame?
2. X was born in a family well known in this sport. All his brothers were associated in one way or the other in this sport. Three of his brothers-in-law, Dynamite Kid, Davey Boy Smith, and Jim Neidhart, had successful careers in the same sport. X frequently described himself as "The best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be". Id X.
3. What was created and used by Paravas, a fishing community of Tamil Nadu, the name of which comes from Tamil for “tied wood”?

4. Identify this eminent Indian polymath.

5. What is this/ Give funda.

6. Edward Michael _________ ________ was one of the youngest to climb the Mt Everest at the age of 23. He was a part of the United Kingdom Special Forces and served in the capacity of a trooper and patrol medic. According to Edward, he suffered a near fatal parachute accident in Kenya, after which it was doubted he would ever walk again. Having spent close to 18 months in recovery, he then directed his efforts to fulfilling his childhood dream of climbing the Mt Everest. He also holds the distinction for being an attendee of the highest open-air formal dinner party, a guiness record for the longest indoor freefall, crossing the north-atlantic in an open rigid inflatable boat etc. How do we better know this maverick personality who was nicknamed “showman” for his alleged use of TV trickery on his programmes?

7. Hank Aaron (Baseball Player) : 3
Danica McKellar (Actor) : 4
Brian Greene (String Theorist) : 6
Stephen Hawking (Theoretical Physicist) : 7
What are we talking about here.

8. What connects: A word for a place in a watercourse which is shallow enough to be crossed by wading, on horseback or in a wheeled vehicle, and the picture below:

9. Identify the movie

10. The Looney Tunes depicts this animal as a snarling, lunatic is not far from the truth. These are notoriously cantankerous creatures and will fly into a maniacal rage when threatened. Early Europeans settlers gave this animal its present name after witnessing such displays of growling, lunging and an array of spine chilling guttural growls. Identify.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Answers to quiz 3

1) Hamdard- the person is (was) Hakim Abdul Hameed
2) Australian Open (most of you got this one)
3) Wrangler (no right answers on this)
4) Googly (sitter)
5) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid
6) The ".tv" extension
7) Consular Diplomats
8) NS Reddy
9) Aung san Suu Kyi
10) Safdar Hashmi