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India is corrupted , from the Arabic word for a fleet namely, Sind. To test your knowledge about this holy country (not in contradiction with the above statement) burrow your way through INDI-GENIUS. So, as we say in Kannada, welcome you rabbits - "Bunny".

  • Will revolve around India - myth, history, fundaes and everything Indian
  • Prize money:
    First place : Rs. 5000/-
    Second place : Rs. 3000/-
    Third place : Rs. 2000/-
  • Teams of 3
  • Mixed Teams not allowed (All participants should belong to an educational institution)
  • Entry : Free
  • Prelims : Written
  • 6 teams qualify for the final
  • Date: Prelims: Saturday, 16th June, 2001 Finals: Saturday, 16th June, 2001
  • Time: Prelims: 9.30am-10.15am Finals: 10.45am-12.45pm
  • Quizmaster(s) : Siddhartha V., Dhivakar J. and Mihir J.

    Here are some of the questions asked last year. Please move your cursor over the word "Answer" to see the answer to a question.

    1) Kishan Chander wrote a novel about the life of Santokben Jadeja. How has it been immortalized ?

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    2) This work of literature written in AD 300 included a comprehensive account of Indian Painting as a fine-art. The author expounded the six Shadangas or principles of art. He is also supposed to have incorporated into his book earlier works like Chitra Lakshana , Shilpa Shastra and Shilpa Ratna. The book also contained descriptions of the various types of gardens in India. Name the book.

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    3) Who starred opposite Waheeda Rehman in the movie 'Dharthi' ?

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    4) The concept of Trinity exists in several different faiths.The Christians, for instance, believe in the trinity of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. It is illustrated by the Shamrock - a plant whose leaf is made of three leaflets. What is the Indian equivalent?

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    5) "The importance of its creation can never be exaggerated. This giving to airy nothing, not merely a local habitation and a name, a picture, a symbol but helpful power is the characteristic of the Hindu race from whence it sprang. It is like coining the Nirvana into dyanamos. No single creation has been more potent for the general on go of intelligence." - Prof. Halsted talking about?

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    6) What word entered the language from the Arabic word for 'Perspiration'?

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    7) What is being published here in Prosper Alpinas , a Latin book published in 1580 : "Altero Modo .... ipsam in parva frustra dissectum et verucillis ferreis accuum modo infixam , super crates ferreas igne suppsito positam tarrefacicent quam succo linonum asperum avide esitant."

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    8) According to Buddhism what are Arijja , Tanha , Upadana , Bhava , Jati , Dukha , Sankhara , Vinnana , Namaruja , Satyatana , Phassa and Vedana ?

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    9) Connect - Champawat , Chowgarh , Powalgarh , Mohan , Kanda , Pipal Pani , and Thak.

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    10) What are the seeds of the Elacocarpus most commonly used as ?

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