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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Lando and Vader Sleep Tonight?

X is a production with music by Elton John and musical score by Hans Zimmer. It features actors in animal costumes as well as giant hollow puppets. X surpassed production Y in September 2014 to achieve the feat of top-earning title in box-office history for both stage productions and films.Y is often associated with a plain Venetian mask.

(Hint for X: Title)

Monday, January 23, 2017

One from Abhimanyu '16

Connect the following paintings


Friday, December 23, 2016

Pun-tastic!

X is a family-based British sitcom produced by the BBC, now in its fifth series. It is set in Sparkhill, East Birmingham.
The protagonist had already featured in the BBC Two comedy series Bellamy's People, on BBC Radio 4's Down the Line as well as in BBC Comedy Website.
The title of the show is a play on the title of a classic American movie Y directed by Z. Y topped the AFI's list of 100 Greatest American Films of all time.
Id X, Y, Z

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Why So Controversial?

The Women's 400m event at the 2016 Rio Olympics produced one of the most exciting races of the season.

Shaunae Miller of Bahamas who was the world leading runner for 2016 & Allyson Felix, the 2015 World Champion were the favourites for the race. It was a neck to neck competition with Miller leading Felix by 2 metres off the final turn. At that point, Felix accelerated and Miller seemed to have run out of gas. Felix was looking good for the Gold Medal, which would have been her 7th of all time.
However, what controversial moment happened towards the end that resulted in Miller being the Olympic Champion?


Monday, October 17, 2016

E!

'We are X, and in this family being a loyal person and a good friend is more important than being famous. Fame is fleeting, it's hollow. It means nothing at all without a virtuous heart'


The above lines are from the television series American Crime Story  The People v. O. J. Simpson. The lines are by O.J. Simpson’s friend and defense attorney. Who is he and to whom is he giving this advice?

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

The Academy Awards

The director of the movie had referred to the project as X during the early years of production.
In 2013 he settled on the title Y, but was forced to rename it to X again by the release of another movie which had the same title Y.

ID the movies X (released in 2014) and Y (released in 2013).

Monday, January 25, 2016

"We know 'em, right Plank?"

'X' dropped out of a Visual Arts College to take a job as an animator at Hanna Barbera. This Canadian writer, director, producer and animator is well known for creating the Cartoon Network comedy series 'Y'. With Hanna-Barbera, 'X' worked on a number of series, including The Flintstones, Scooby Doo and scrappy doo, The smurfs, and Richie Rich.
'Y'  remains one of Cartoon Network's most successful series to date. It revolves around three preteen boys: Y, collectively known as ___, who live in a suburban cul-de-sac in the fictional town of Peach Creek.

Id X and Y.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

For Whom the Bell Tolls

According to the New Testament of the Bible, X were beings summoned as omen of the Last Judgement. Historians, however, have connected X to the fall of the Roman Empire, which had taken place at the same time as the New Testament.
X have been featured heavily in the popular culture such as the name of the team of magicians in a 2013 movie with a sequel planned for this year. Thrash metal bands Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer are often called by a variation of X, while Metallica and The Clash have songs with the name X.
Id X.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

When solution becomes a trend...


This drink is believed to get its name because it was made for the workers in a steel works in Glasgow. These workers were dying from the large amounts of beer drunk to quench their thirst from the heat of the steel works and this was introduced as an alternative by A.G. Barr.
Identify the drink.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Some mytho here!

The Mahabharata mentions that only four people listened to the Bhagvat Gita directly from Krishna. Arjuna was the one it was adressed to, Sanjaya listened to it because of his divine vision, and Ved Vyasa, who was experiencing the past, present and the future at the same time. Dhritarashtra heard it indirectly from Sanjaya.
Who was the fourth?
(Hint: Today's day)

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Food of the future!


X is a 1973 American sci-fi film directed by Richard Fleischer. It is set in a dystopian future. Much of the population survives on processed rations including X, which, advertised as being produced from "high-energy plankton" turns out to be processed human meat. Identify X.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Trendy Topic

Nice Kicks is a sneaker specific blog, now owned by Complex Magazine. The blog currently has 82k subsribers but 2.1M instagram followers. 

According to the owner,Matt Haffill, the blog was made specifically for shoe lovers like himself and provides updates on the latest sneakers being launched by top brands. The blog also tracks the sneakers being worn by celebrities and NBA players.

According to Sports Illustrated, the trend X can be traced back to this blog. In 2006, this blog began a practice of posting photos of old basketball footwear, titling the series X. 

In 2011, the trend picked up and is now common on social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

What is the trend?

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Shadys: Quiz edition - The REtopia Quiz

A brilliant quiz, coupled with an amazing experience inspired us to revive the Shadys, a beloved (?) tradition.

Since this was this season's first everyone-can-participate quiz, it will receive all our adulation and love.

To start off, when a Quiz Master says - 'I'm a professional Quiz Master.', do not believe him. Rather, prepare yourself for a *meh* experience. With absurd school-like rules (No pounce!) and the painful, forced shrouds of mystery after answering a question, the quiz took the participant back in time, reminiscing about school quizzes.

The quiz, like all quizzes started a solid hour after its advertised time of commencement. Not that we're complaining. We were quite thankful for the buffer.

During the finals, in an almost Pornob-esque question twist, the QM asked 'What is Donald Trump's middle name?' after showing a video of Jimmy Fallon imitating Trump. Oh, the spontaneity!

A major noteworthy event was triggered by a video question showing an Epic Rap Battle between Steven Spielberg and Alfred Hitchcock (video here). A team buzzed while the video was playing and said 'This is the Epic Rap Battle between Steven Spielberg and Alfred Hitchcock'. The QM said that he was going to ask 'Which British director was deemed to fat to join the army?'. Obviously, the team who buzzed were given a negative (Totally justified.).
Now, when the team was asking for the points they deserved, a random person in the audience very succinctly pointed out 'You cannot quote the Mahabharata if the answer is Yudhishtir'. To this, one of the team members responded - 'You can answer and argue when you qualify for a quiz.' *Drops mic*
Randomness ensued.

Anyway,
Being the first quiz of the semester, this was a good opening (considering we came in second and got some money, and the Epic Rap Battle IRL). However, we do hope that the questions are better next year (There was a question where they showed us an image of Larry Page and Sergey Brin and asked what they have done. I'm not kidding).

To more shadys!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

You're not one of us

X was a farm boy turned astronomer who discovered Pluto in 1930, although it's presence had been detected in 1919. Detected as a result of anomalies in the behavior of Neptune and Uranus, X decided to name the planet as Pluto after an eleven-year-old girl suggested the name of the Roman god of Underworld. Recently, X traveled farther than any human has traveled – at least parts of him when NASA's New Horizons space probe carrying his ashes did a flyby of Pluto. Id X.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Glen Jacobs

His real name is Glen Jacobs. He earned a degree in English Literature at Northeast Missouri State University, where he played both basketball and football. Most fans are aware that he is very outspoken in terms of politics and is even a member of the Free State Project. He hosted a podcast titled The Tiny Political Show under the pseudonym Citizen X (from March 16, 2007 to March 13, 2008) and ran a blog called The Adventures of Citizen X at AdventuresOfCitizenX.com and is also a contributor to LewRockwell.com.
If all that wasn’t surprising enough, he even owns an insurance company with his wife called The Jacobs Agency, which is located in Tennesse.
How do we know him better?

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Lando and Vader Sleep Tonight?

X is a production with music by Elton John and musical score by Hans Zimmer. It features actors in animal costumes as well as giant hollow puppets. X surpassed production Y in September 2014 to achieve the feat of top-earning title in box-office history for both stage productions and films.Y is often associated with a plain Venetian mask.

(Hint for X: Title)

Monday, January 23, 2017

One from Abhimanyu '16

Connect the following paintings


Friday, December 23, 2016

Pun-tastic!

X is a family-based British sitcom produced by the BBC, now in its fifth series. It is set in Sparkhill, East Birmingham.
The protagonist had already featured in the BBC Two comedy series Bellamy's People, on BBC Radio 4's Down the Line as well as in BBC Comedy Website.
The title of the show is a play on the title of a classic American movie Y directed by Z. Y topped the AFI's list of 100 Greatest American Films of all time.
Id X, Y, Z

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Why So Controversial?

The Women's 400m event at the 2016 Rio Olympics produced one of the most exciting races of the season.

Shaunae Miller of Bahamas who was the world leading runner for 2016 & Allyson Felix, the 2015 World Champion were the favourites for the race. It was a neck to neck competition with Miller leading Felix by 2 metres off the final turn. At that point, Felix accelerated and Miller seemed to have run out of gas. Felix was looking good for the Gold Medal, which would have been her 7th of all time.
However, what controversial moment happened towards the end that resulted in Miller being the Olympic Champion?


Monday, October 17, 2016

E!

'We are X, and in this family being a loyal person and a good friend is more important than being famous. Fame is fleeting, it's hollow. It means nothing at all without a virtuous heart'


The above lines are from the television series American Crime Story  The People v. O. J. Simpson. The lines are by O.J. Simpson’s friend and defense attorney. Who is he and to whom is he giving this advice?

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

The Academy Awards

The director of the movie had referred to the project as X during the early years of production.
In 2013 he settled on the title Y, but was forced to rename it to X again by the release of another movie which had the same title Y.

ID the movies X (released in 2014) and Y (released in 2013).

Monday, January 25, 2016

"We know 'em, right Plank?"

'X' dropped out of a Visual Arts College to take a job as an animator at Hanna Barbera. This Canadian writer, director, producer and animator is well known for creating the Cartoon Network comedy series 'Y'. With Hanna-Barbera, 'X' worked on a number of series, including The Flintstones, Scooby Doo and scrappy doo, The smurfs, and Richie Rich.
'Y'  remains one of Cartoon Network's most successful series to date. It revolves around three preteen boys: Y, collectively known as ___, who live in a suburban cul-de-sac in the fictional town of Peach Creek.

Id X and Y.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

For Whom the Bell Tolls

According to the New Testament of the Bible, X were beings summoned as omen of the Last Judgement. Historians, however, have connected X to the fall of the Roman Empire, which had taken place at the same time as the New Testament.
X have been featured heavily in the popular culture such as the name of the team of magicians in a 2013 movie with a sequel planned for this year. Thrash metal bands Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer are often called by a variation of X, while Metallica and The Clash have songs with the name X.
Id X.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

When solution becomes a trend...


This drink is believed to get its name because it was made for the workers in a steel works in Glasgow. These workers were dying from the large amounts of beer drunk to quench their thirst from the heat of the steel works and this was introduced as an alternative by A.G. Barr.
Identify the drink.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Some mytho here!

The Mahabharata mentions that only four people listened to the Bhagvat Gita directly from Krishna. Arjuna was the one it was adressed to, Sanjaya listened to it because of his divine vision, and Ved Vyasa, who was experiencing the past, present and the future at the same time. Dhritarashtra heard it indirectly from Sanjaya.
Who was the fourth?
(Hint: Today's day)

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Food of the future!


X is a 1973 American sci-fi film directed by Richard Fleischer. It is set in a dystopian future. Much of the population survives on processed rations including X, which, advertised as being produced from "high-energy plankton" turns out to be processed human meat. Identify X.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Trendy Topic

Nice Kicks is a sneaker specific blog, now owned by Complex Magazine. The blog currently has 82k subsribers but 2.1M instagram followers. 

According to the owner,Matt Haffill, the blog was made specifically for shoe lovers like himself and provides updates on the latest sneakers being launched by top brands. The blog also tracks the sneakers being worn by celebrities and NBA players.

According to Sports Illustrated, the trend X can be traced back to this blog. In 2006, this blog began a practice of posting photos of old basketball footwear, titling the series X. 

In 2011, the trend picked up and is now common on social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

What is the trend?

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Shadys: Quiz edition - The REtopia Quiz

A brilliant quiz, coupled with an amazing experience inspired us to revive the Shadys, a beloved (?) tradition.

Since this was this season's first everyone-can-participate quiz, it will receive all our adulation and love.

To start off, when a Quiz Master says - 'I'm a professional Quiz Master.', do not believe him. Rather, prepare yourself for a *meh* experience. With absurd school-like rules (No pounce!) and the painful, forced shrouds of mystery after answering a question, the quiz took the participant back in time, reminiscing about school quizzes.

The quiz, like all quizzes started a solid hour after its advertised time of commencement. Not that we're complaining. We were quite thankful for the buffer.

During the finals, in an almost Pornob-esque question twist, the QM asked 'What is Donald Trump's middle name?' after showing a video of Jimmy Fallon imitating Trump. Oh, the spontaneity!

A major noteworthy event was triggered by a video question showing an Epic Rap Battle between Steven Spielberg and Alfred Hitchcock (video here). A team buzzed while the video was playing and said 'This is the Epic Rap Battle between Steven Spielberg and Alfred Hitchcock'. The QM said that he was going to ask 'Which British director was deemed to fat to join the army?'. Obviously, the team who buzzed were given a negative (Totally justified.).
Now, when the team was asking for the points they deserved, a random person in the audience very succinctly pointed out 'You cannot quote the Mahabharata if the answer is Yudhishtir'. To this, one of the team members responded - 'You can answer and argue when you qualify for a quiz.' *Drops mic*
Randomness ensued.

Anyway,
Being the first quiz of the semester, this was a good opening (considering we came in second and got some money, and the Epic Rap Battle IRL). However, we do hope that the questions are better next year (There was a question where they showed us an image of Larry Page and Sergey Brin and asked what they have done. I'm not kidding).

To more shadys!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

You're not one of us

X was a farm boy turned astronomer who discovered Pluto in 1930, although it's presence had been detected in 1919. Detected as a result of anomalies in the behavior of Neptune and Uranus, X decided to name the planet as Pluto after an eleven-year-old girl suggested the name of the Roman god of Underworld. Recently, X traveled farther than any human has traveled – at least parts of him when NASA's New Horizons space probe carrying his ashes did a flyby of Pluto. Id X.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Glen Jacobs

His real name is Glen Jacobs. He earned a degree in English Literature at Northeast Missouri State University, where he played both basketball and football. Most fans are aware that he is very outspoken in terms of politics and is even a member of the Free State Project. He hosted a podcast titled The Tiny Political Show under the pseudonym Citizen X (from March 16, 2007 to March 13, 2008) and ran a blog called The Adventures of Citizen X at AdventuresOfCitizenX.com and is also a contributor to LewRockwell.com.
If all that wasn’t surprising enough, he even owns an insurance company with his wife called The Jacobs Agency, which is located in Tennesse.
How do we know him better?