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Friday, October 24, 2014

Quite the buzz


X was founded in April 2010 by ex-Kingsoft CEO, as a software company creating a new custom ROM based on Google’s Android. Their aim was to provide additional functionality that Android had yet to offer and an easy to use user interface.The ROM which the team created, became a huge success and has been ported to many devices. As of 2014 the ROM can be downloaded and installed to over 200 devices.Their name literally means “love or passion to mobile internet”.Id X.

Riddle Me This?

Question:Whose abiiities are being dicussed here:1.  Knowledge of Literature – nil.
2. Knowledge of Philosophy – nil.
3. Knowledge of Astronomy – nil.
4. Knowledge of Politics – Feeble.
5. Knowledge of Botany – Variable. Well up in belladonnaopium and poisons generally. Knows nothing of practical gardening.
6. Knowledge of Geology – Practical, but limited. Tells at a glance different soils from each other.
7. Knowledge of Chemistry – Profound.
8. Knowledge of Anatomy – Accurate, but unsystematic.
Knowledge of Sensational Literature – Immense. He appears to know every detail of every horror perpetrated in the century

Thursday, October 23, 2014

X was a courtesan in the city of Vaishali, the capital city of the Lichchavi Clan, one of the eight Kshatriya clans that had united to form the Vajjian confederacy. The Vajjian confederacy is reputed to be the world’s oldest democracy where the King was elected by an electoral college consisting of princes and nobles from the Kshatriya clans. Many young nobles of the republic desired her company. 
later invaded Vaishali due a dispute with his brothers. He was so moved by X's  beauty that when X was imprisoned, he burned the whole of Vaishali. Almost everyone died in the massacre, except his beloved X, but when she saw the condition of her motherland, she renounced her love to him.
Identify X and Y?

This iconic actress X , born on 18 April 1916 was a prolific Indian actress,
who later became famous as a character actress, appearing in over 700 films in Hindi and Marathi cinema ,where she gave hits like, Netaji Palkar (1938),New Hana Pictures’ Sant Damaji, Navyug
Chitrapat’s Amrit,Chhaya Films’ Gora Kumbhar. Her other memorable roles were in film, Anari (1959), Shri 420 and Mr & Mrs 55, and the role of Y, in Ramanand Sagar's television epic serial, Ramayan.
•Id X and Y.
Hint:Festival Connect

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Which international organization owns the restaurants ?

Govinda's is a chain of pure vegetarian restaurants found around the globe, offering various cuisines like Indian, Mexican, Chinese, Thai and Italian.
Which international organization owns these restaurants ?

Identify the Vain Queen, X.

X was the Queen of Ethiopia, mother of the lovely Andromeda. When she boasted that her daughter was more beautiful than the Nereids, Poseidon sent a sea monster to devour the girl. She was rescued by Perseus, who slew the beast. As a memorial the whole family were placed amongst the stars, but because of her pride,X was set to hang eternally upside down on her throne. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Happy X :)

An ancient legend ascribes X occasion to on interesting story about the 16 year old son of King Hima. His horoscope predicted his death by snake-bite on the fourth day of his marriage. On that particular day, his newly-wed wife did not allow him to sleep. She laid out all her ornaments and lots of gold and silver coins in a heap at the entrance of the sleeping chamber and lit lamps all over the place. Then she narrated stories and sang songs to keep her husband from falling asleep. The next day, when Y arrived at the prince’s doorstep in the guise of a Serpent, his eyes were dazzled and blinded by the brilliance of the lamps and the jewellery. Y could not enter the Prince's chamber, so he climbed on top of the heap of gold coins and sat there the entire night listening to the stories and songs. In the morning, he silently went away. Thus, the young prince was saved from the clutches of death by the cleverness of his new bride, and the day came to be celebrated as X.
Id X and Y.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The name's Bond, Vagabond

In Life on the Mississippi (1883), X provides an account of his pseudonym, which he claims he took from the senior riverboat captain Isaiah Sellers. X describes Sellers as “a fine man, a high-minded man, and greatly respected both ashore and on the river,” but he highlights the needling pedantry Sellers showed in his observations of the Mississippi:

"The old gentleman was not of literary turn or capacity, but he used to jot down brief paragraphs of plain practical information about the river, and sign them “X,” and give them to the “New Orleans Picayune.” They related to the stage and condition of the river, and were accurate and valuable; and thus far, they contained no poison. But in speaking of the stage of the river to-day, at a given point, the captain was pretty apt to drop in a little remark about this being the first time he had seen the water so high or so low at that particular point for forty-nine years; and now and then he would mention Island so and so, and follow it, in parentheses, with some such observation as “disappeared in 1807, if I remember rightly.” In these antique interjections lay poison and bitterness for the other old pilots, and they used to chaff the “X” paragraphs with unsparing mockery

Id X.

Monday, February 17, 2014

...Requires he should be more confined, and none,
Nor not the princess ; suffered or to ask
Or speak with him.
Till you talk to the king.
Vile and ingrate I too late thou shalt repent,
 The base injustice thou hast done my love
Yes, thou shalt know, spite of thy past distress,
And all those ills which thou so long hast mourned;
Heaven hath no rage like love to hatred turned,
___________________________________


FITB.
In 1977, X had finished producing Y and went to Alabama where Z was shooting Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
X was depressed and told Z that Y did not live up to his vision and thought he just made a kids’ movie. In a move to make some extra money after Y, X proposed that each director give 2.5% of their movie’s profits to the other. 
Fortunately, Close Encounters got X money and saved Columbia movie studios from bankruptcy. However, it was better for Z. He still receives tons of money constantly from Y merchandise, DVDs, and re-releases.
 
ID X, Y, Z.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

A closely guarded secret that was supposed to change the world upon its release in 2001, X never brought about its promised revolution in transportation. Though the technology is pretty cool — very expensive gyroscopes make the thing nearly impossible to tip over (though George W. Bush found a way) — X's sales far underperformed predictions. It lives on as the vehicle of choice for mall cops and lazy tourists, but the its best contribution might be as the vehicle of choice for failed magician Gob Bluth in Arrested Development.

Id X.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

The things you own end up owning you.

  • When X attempted to publish his novel publishers rejected it for its disturbing content. This led him to work on his most famous novel, Y, which he wrote as an attempt to disturb the publisher even more for rejecting him.
  • Writing in his spare time while working for Freightliner, Y was  initially published as a short story in the 1995 & was later expanded it into a full novel which—contrary to his expectations—the publisher was willing to publish
  •  Y was later adapted into a film which was a box office disappointment and the critical reaction was mixed, but a cult following soon emerged as the DVD of the film became popular upon release.
  • X later commented that Y ,the movie, was so good that he was “ sorta embarrassed by the book.”

Nonsensical Vocabulary


"A sophisticated rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity and gifted with an egotistical imagination that can at all times command an interminable and inconsistent series of arguments to malign an opponent and to glorify himself.”
A very famous speech made by then British PM Benjamin Disraeli taking a jibe at his opposition WE. Gladstone at Riding School, London, July 27, 1878.

How is this quote famously
spoofed?

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The feeling is mutual.

Id and give his claim to fame.


What is this known as? What is its significance?

Articles 114, 115, 117, 118, 123, 124 and 153 of the Constitution of the _________ are suspended until further notice. It is therefore permissible to restrict the rights of personal freedom [habeas corpus], freedom of (opinion) expression, including the freedom of the press, the freedom to organize and assemble, the privacy of postal, telegraphic and telephonic communications. Warrants for House searches, orders for confiscations as well as restrictions on property, are also permissible beyond the legal limits otherwise prescribed.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Quite the buzz


X was founded in April 2010 by ex-Kingsoft CEO, as a software company creating a new custom ROM based on Google’s Android. Their aim was to provide additional functionality that Android had yet to offer and an easy to use user interface.The ROM which the team created, became a huge success and has been ported to many devices. As of 2014 the ROM can be downloaded and installed to over 200 devices.Their name literally means “love or passion to mobile internet”.Id X.

Riddle Me This?

Question:Whose abiiities are being dicussed here:1.  Knowledge of Literature – nil.
2. Knowledge of Philosophy – nil.
3. Knowledge of Astronomy – nil.
4. Knowledge of Politics – Feeble.
5. Knowledge of Botany – Variable. Well up in belladonnaopium and poisons generally. Knows nothing of practical gardening.
6. Knowledge of Geology – Practical, but limited. Tells at a glance different soils from each other.
7. Knowledge of Chemistry – Profound.
8. Knowledge of Anatomy – Accurate, but unsystematic.
Knowledge of Sensational Literature – Immense. He appears to know every detail of every horror perpetrated in the century

Thursday, October 23, 2014

X was a courtesan in the city of Vaishali, the capital city of the Lichchavi Clan, one of the eight Kshatriya clans that had united to form the Vajjian confederacy. The Vajjian confederacy is reputed to be the world’s oldest democracy where the King was elected by an electoral college consisting of princes and nobles from the Kshatriya clans. Many young nobles of the republic desired her company. 
later invaded Vaishali due a dispute with his brothers. He was so moved by X's  beauty that when X was imprisoned, he burned the whole of Vaishali. Almost everyone died in the massacre, except his beloved X, but when she saw the condition of her motherland, she renounced her love to him.
Identify X and Y?

This iconic actress X , born on 18 April 1916 was a prolific Indian actress,
who later became famous as a character actress, appearing in over 700 films in Hindi and Marathi cinema ,where she gave hits like, Netaji Palkar (1938),New Hana Pictures’ Sant Damaji, Navyug
Chitrapat’s Amrit,Chhaya Films’ Gora Kumbhar. Her other memorable roles were in film, Anari (1959), Shri 420 and Mr & Mrs 55, and the role of Y, in Ramanand Sagar's television epic serial, Ramayan.
•Id X and Y.
Hint:Festival Connect

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Which international organization owns the restaurants ?

Govinda's is a chain of pure vegetarian restaurants found around the globe, offering various cuisines like Indian, Mexican, Chinese, Thai and Italian.
Which international organization owns these restaurants ?

Identify the Vain Queen, X.

X was the Queen of Ethiopia, mother of the lovely Andromeda. When she boasted that her daughter was more beautiful than the Nereids, Poseidon sent a sea monster to devour the girl. She was rescued by Perseus, who slew the beast. As a memorial the whole family were placed amongst the stars, but because of her pride,X was set to hang eternally upside down on her throne. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Happy X :)

An ancient legend ascribes X occasion to on interesting story about the 16 year old son of King Hima. His horoscope predicted his death by snake-bite on the fourth day of his marriage. On that particular day, his newly-wed wife did not allow him to sleep. She laid out all her ornaments and lots of gold and silver coins in a heap at the entrance of the sleeping chamber and lit lamps all over the place. Then she narrated stories and sang songs to keep her husband from falling asleep. The next day, when Y arrived at the prince’s doorstep in the guise of a Serpent, his eyes were dazzled and blinded by the brilliance of the lamps and the jewellery. Y could not enter the Prince's chamber, so he climbed on top of the heap of gold coins and sat there the entire night listening to the stories and songs. In the morning, he silently went away. Thus, the young prince was saved from the clutches of death by the cleverness of his new bride, and the day came to be celebrated as X.
Id X and Y.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The name's Bond, Vagabond

In Life on the Mississippi (1883), X provides an account of his pseudonym, which he claims he took from the senior riverboat captain Isaiah Sellers. X describes Sellers as “a fine man, a high-minded man, and greatly respected both ashore and on the river,” but he highlights the needling pedantry Sellers showed in his observations of the Mississippi:

"The old gentleman was not of literary turn or capacity, but he used to jot down brief paragraphs of plain practical information about the river, and sign them “X,” and give them to the “New Orleans Picayune.” They related to the stage and condition of the river, and were accurate and valuable; and thus far, they contained no poison. But in speaking of the stage of the river to-day, at a given point, the captain was pretty apt to drop in a little remark about this being the first time he had seen the water so high or so low at that particular point for forty-nine years; and now and then he would mention Island so and so, and follow it, in parentheses, with some such observation as “disappeared in 1807, if I remember rightly.” In these antique interjections lay poison and bitterness for the other old pilots, and they used to chaff the “X” paragraphs with unsparing mockery

Id X.

Monday, February 17, 2014

...Requires he should be more confined, and none,
Nor not the princess ; suffered or to ask
Or speak with him.
Till you talk to the king.
Vile and ingrate I too late thou shalt repent,
 The base injustice thou hast done my love
Yes, thou shalt know, spite of thy past distress,
And all those ills which thou so long hast mourned;
Heaven hath no rage like love to hatred turned,
___________________________________


FITB.
In 1977, X had finished producing Y and went to Alabama where Z was shooting Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
X was depressed and told Z that Y did not live up to his vision and thought he just made a kids’ movie. In a move to make some extra money after Y, X proposed that each director give 2.5% of their movie’s profits to the other. 
Fortunately, Close Encounters got X money and saved Columbia movie studios from bankruptcy. However, it was better for Z. He still receives tons of money constantly from Y merchandise, DVDs, and re-releases.
 
ID X, Y, Z.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

A closely guarded secret that was supposed to change the world upon its release in 2001, X never brought about its promised revolution in transportation. Though the technology is pretty cool — very expensive gyroscopes make the thing nearly impossible to tip over (though George W. Bush found a way) — X's sales far underperformed predictions. It lives on as the vehicle of choice for mall cops and lazy tourists, but the its best contribution might be as the vehicle of choice for failed magician Gob Bluth in Arrested Development.

Id X.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

The things you own end up owning you.

  • When X attempted to publish his novel publishers rejected it for its disturbing content. This led him to work on his most famous novel, Y, which he wrote as an attempt to disturb the publisher even more for rejecting him.
  • Writing in his spare time while working for Freightliner, Y was  initially published as a short story in the 1995 & was later expanded it into a full novel which—contrary to his expectations—the publisher was willing to publish
  •  Y was later adapted into a film which was a box office disappointment and the critical reaction was mixed, but a cult following soon emerged as the DVD of the film became popular upon release.
  • X later commented that Y ,the movie, was so good that he was “ sorta embarrassed by the book.”

Nonsensical Vocabulary


"A sophisticated rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity and gifted with an egotistical imagination that can at all times command an interminable and inconsistent series of arguments to malign an opponent and to glorify himself.”
A very famous speech made by then British PM Benjamin Disraeli taking a jibe at his opposition WE. Gladstone at Riding School, London, July 27, 1878.

How is this quote famously
spoofed?

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The feeling is mutual.

Id and give his claim to fame.


What is this known as? What is its significance?

Articles 114, 115, 117, 118, 123, 124 and 153 of the Constitution of the _________ are suspended until further notice. It is therefore permissible to restrict the rights of personal freedom [habeas corpus], freedom of (opinion) expression, including the freedom of the press, the freedom to organize and assemble, the privacy of postal, telegraphic and telephonic communications. Warrants for House searches, orders for confiscations as well as restrictions on property, are also permissible beyond the legal limits otherwise prescribed.