31 March 2014

Question of the day #207 Lost & Found

The Booker Prize Foundation announced in January 2010 the creation of a special award. It was given first time in 2010.The award was won by Troubles by J. G. Farrell.

Name the award and the reason for institutionalizing this award.

30 March 2014

Question of the day #206 Weekly

X was an English weekly newsmagazine which started publication in 1880, renamed in 1923 & ceased publication in 1993. Khushwant Singh was one of the most prominent editors among the eminent league of editors this magazine had.

Identify X.

29 March 2014

Question of the day #205 Life

X is a Khushwant Singh’s book that spans his life, career and reminisces about the people he has met and fallen out with and the one he has befriended. This list includes politicians, civil servants, writers, filmmakers, as well as other relatively unknown personalities.

Identify X.

28 March 2014

Question of the day #204 Dusk

X is a book written by Khushwant Singh (2010) that throws light on the loneliness and problems faced by the elderly. The three main characters in this book are Pandit Preetam Sharma, Sardar Boota Singh, and Nawab Barkatullah Baig.

Identify X.

27 March 2014

Question of the day #203 Group

X is a book written by Khushwant Singh which is based on an unfaithful husband Mohan Kumar. Khushwant Singh’s book shares its name with one of the books written by an Irish-American author Mary Gordon.

Identify X.

26 March 2014

Question of the day #202 Ridiculous

X is the last book of Khushwant Singh, released in the year 2013. This book was coauthored by a freelance reporter & columnist who has written a book “Kashmir: The Untold Story”.

Identify X.

25 March 2014

Question of the day #201 Emergency

X is a bold and thought provoking collection of essays on India's Emergency which explained the reasons why Khushwant Singh supported the proclamation on June 25, he goes to point out the mistakes which were made then and which, he says, must be avoided the next time conditions require suspension of democratic norms for the preservation of law and order.

Identify X.

24 March 2014

Question of the day #200 Train

X is one of the most popular books of Khushwant Singh which is based on story of Mano Majra, the fictional village on the border of Pakistan and India which recounts partition of India in 1947.

Identify X.

23 March 2014

Question of the day #199 Reporter !!

 Identify the animation show based on the following characters :

General Alcazar
General Tapioca
Bianca Castafiore

22 March 2014

Question of the day #198 Hunting Trilogy!

This trilogy of cartoons directed by Chuck Jones and was distributed by WB. They were released in 1951,1952 and 1953 respectively and are among the greatest cartoons ever. The cartoons had the same set of trio characters. The characters include a human, an animal and a bird.

Name the three cartoons. 

21 March 2014

Question of the day #197 Grifffin!

X is an animation tv show which began airing in 1999. It stopped airing in 2003 due to the various controversies it created with its mature humor content but was brought back in 2005 and has since been very successful. The creator of this show was the host in the Academy Awards ceremony last year. One of the characters in X was voiced by Mila Kunis.
Identify X.

20 March 2014

Question of the Day #196 Eeeeew

Identify this cartoon character and the animated series associated with it

19 March 2014

Question of the Day #195 Balls!!

X is a manga turned animated tv show. The lead role of X was from another planet was one of the few survivors of a race from the planet. The creators named the characters from this race as puns on various vegetable names. Name translate into Broccoli, Carrot, Potato, Parsley, onion, cabbage,etc. In the same show another series of names relate to underwear. (Actually women's "panties" play a crucial role in the series).

Identify X.

18 March 2014

Question of the Day #194 Meow

X was a Animated Cartoon TV series. The plot consists of two vigilante pilots possessing a state of the art fighter jet and advanced weaponry. The story is based on a fictional city populated with anthropomorphic felines called Megakat city. One of the pilot was nicknamed T-bone. Identify X.

17 March 2014

16 March 2014

Question of the Day #192 Rae

X is a British singer who released her debut album in 2006 and became the fourth female British act in history to have her first album debut at number one. She received three Grammy Nominations in 2007 for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist.
Identify X.

15 March 2014

Question of the Day #191 East West

X is an Indian musician associated with The Beatles for a very long time. X has won three Grammy awards and once has been nominated along with one of his daughters for the same.
Identify X.

14 March 2014

Question of the Day #190 Jai ho

In 2009 Time placed him in its list of World’s Most Influential People. Over time music recording and mixing studio started by him became the most advanced recording studio in India, and arguably one of Asia’s most sophisticated and high-tech studios. His original name was R. S. Dileep Kumar. Who is he?

13 March 2014

Question of the Day #189 Heartbreak Hotel

When his music teacher told him he had no aptitude for singing, he brought in his guitar the next day and sang a recent hit, "Keep Them Cold Icy Fingers Off Me", in an effort to prove otherwise. He became one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. He was often termed as “The King”. Who is he?

12 March 2014

Question of the Day #188 Brothers' Trio

Y is a 1977 John Travolta starer film which gave birth to disco craze all over the world. Y is also the name of the soundtrack used in the film. It is the 4th bestselling (claimed sales) albums of all time recorded by band X. Identify X and Y.

11 March 2014

Question of the Day #187Obscure

X was the guitarist for the band Yardbirds. After being disbanded, he formed a new band called “New Yardbirds”. Today we know this band by a different name 'Y'. Identify X and Y.

10 March 2014

Question of the Day #186 Underneath

X is an American singer-songwriter. X rose to fame from American idol. Before getting in music industry X was a cocktail waitress at local comedy clubs in Arlington and Fort Worth, Texas.
Identify X.

9 March 2014

Question of the Day #185

The "45 second rule" for acceptance speeches was established after the 2002 telecast set record for length. How long was it?

8 March 2014

Question of the Day #184 Run_Run

Inspired from the novel of the same name, this movie was the first for American actor Haley Joel Osment. This movie bagged a total of 6 Oscars in the year of its nomination, including the awards for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor in a leading role. In the movie, the protagonist always wears a blue plaid shirt in the first scene of each age transition.

Name the movie.

7 March 2014

Question of the Day #183 Hitch

Rebecca, Lifeboat, Spellbound, Rear Window, Psycho were 5 movies where he was nominated but never won an award. When bestowed with the Thalberg Memorial Award in 1968 his speech was simply: “Thank you... Very much indeed”. 
Who is he?

6 March 2014

Question of the Day #182 All

The below mentioned movies are connected to each other in some way. Find the link.
It Happened One Night (1934)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991).

5 March 2014

Question of the Day #181 Debut

Connect the below personalities:
Delbert Mann
Jerome Robbins
Robert Redford
James L. Brooks
Kevin Costner
Sam Mendes

4 March 2014

Question of the Day #180 Chilled

This is the first movie from Disney Animation to have won the Oscars, although Pixar, which it bought in 2006, has won seven times in 11 years. Based on "The Snow Queen"- this movie has finally succeeded in ending the Disney drought.

Which movie is being referred to?

3 March 2014

Question of the Day #179 Game Theory

The movie was awarded four Academy Awards in 2002 for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay. The lead actor in the movie could not bag the award for the best actor in a leading role although nominated for the same.
Name the movie & director of the movie. 

2 March 2014

Question of the Day #178 YCD

X, known for his “Spread the Smile” concept, connotes happiness, pleasure and satisfaction that the tasty biscuits promise. It amplifies the emotional connection with the activity of acquiring energy and delight while having the glucose biscuits. With such a strong impressionistic mascot, Y has prospered in terms of branding, outsourcing due to a universal appeal and distribution.
Identify X & Y.

1 March 2014

Question of the Day #177 Post

X is a cartoon character used by Y in 1960s to encourage use of zip code in mails. X was based on an original design by Howard Wilcox, son of a letter carrier and a member of the Cunningham and Walsh advertising agency, for use by a New York bank in a bank-by-mail campaign.
Identify X & Y.