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Marquee Collection #94 June 4, 2011

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Ans.: Food Items named after People.

Clockwise:
Sole Bolivar – named after Simon Bolivar
Caesar salad – named after Caesar Cardini
Granny Ramsey Smith green apple – named after Maria Ann Ramsey Sherwood Smith
Ledikeni – named after Countess Charlotte Canning
Kung Pao chicken – named after Ding Baozhen

Trivia Gyaan: The Beatles’ Apple Corps adopted a Granny Smith apple as its logo.

Marquee Collection#93 May 21, 2011

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Identify 3 and also connect the images:

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Ans: Corbett National Park

It was initially called Hailey National Park, named after Malcolm Hailey, 1st Baron Hailey (Pic 1), then renamed in 1954–55 as Ramganga National Park and was finally renamed in 1955–56 as Corbett National Park.

Marquee Collection#91 May 8, 2011

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Identify the nations from the flags below & what’s peculiar about them:

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Ans.: Fictional Nations from the world of Tintin.

Flag and coat of arms of Syldavia (featuring a pelican)

Flag of San Teodoros (Green/Black with red circle)

Flag of Borduria (black with red circle and “moustache of Marshal Kurvi-Tasch” device)

These are all symbols of fictional nations from the Tintin universe.

Marquee Collection#90 April 30, 2011

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What are these and where are they used?

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Ans.: Hops –They are used primarily as a flavoring and stability agent in beer, to which they impart a bitter flavor.

Marquee Collection#89 April 24, 2011

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Ans.: No Flying Zones of India (exhaustive list)

* The Taj Mahal, Agra, State of Uttar Pradesh, India
* Parliament Building, Prime Minister’s residence, and other important centers in New Delhi.
* The airspace around many Defence and Indian Air Force bases are restricted, although new proposals are suggesting opening them up for civilian aircraft.
* The Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi.
* The Tower of Silence, Mumbai.
* Mathura Refinery
* Tirumala Venkateswara Temple near Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh
* Bhabha Atomic Research Centre

Marquee Collection#88 April 16, 2011

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Connect: (Hint: Personality)

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Ans.: Shirley Temple.

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She was US Ambassador to Czechoslovakia, the cocktail named after her ,acted in the film version of ‘Heidi’ and endorsed Quaker Puffed wheat.

Marquee Collection#87 April 9, 2011

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Identify the advertiser. (Clue: The yesteryears meet today)

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Ans.: Siemens Refrigerators

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Marquee Collection#86 April 3, 2011

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How do we know their story in the popular form?

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Ans.: Swades inspired by the story of Aravinda Pillalamarri and Ravi Kuchimanchi.

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Marquee Collection#85 March 27, 2011

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Connect: (Hint: Legendary)

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Ans: Mughal-e-Azam

1. K. Asif : Director of the movie
2. M.F. Hussain : Has paid his personal tribute to K. Asif’s epic film “Mughal-E-Azam” by recreating the movie’s fabulous scenes in a series of exquisite paintings.
3. Nargis : Was originally chosen to play Anarkali against Chandramohan, which got shelved due to the latter’s death.
4. Shapoorji Pallonji Mistry: The film was produced under the banner of Sterling Investment Corporation Pvt Ltd. (a firm owned by Shapoorji Pallonji Mistry).