Monthly Archives: March 2009

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290: These Indians are all recipients of the honour shown. Two other well known Indian recipients are not shown. What prize?

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289: The sculpture at Mahabalipuram was traditionally held to depict Arjuna’s penance. People now believe that it depicts Bhagiratha’s tapasya to bring the river Ganges to earth.

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289: What is /was the controversy over this sculpture?

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288: Mammootty appearing as Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar in the 1998 film.

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288: Which national award winning performance?

287: The two scripts of the Punjabi language which evolved on the basis of religious / political affiliations – the Gurmukhi script used in India and the Shahmukhi script used in Pakistan.

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287: What’s the difference?

286: The Chauri Chaura Incident.

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286: What dark episode?

285: Hamsa (Swan) and Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. The obvious connection is that the swan is a symbol of the Ramakrishna Mission, the other is that the title Paramahamsa may be translated as “supreme swan,” and is based on “the swan being equally at home on land or water and the true sage is equally at home in the realms of matter and of spirit.”

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285: Two ways you can connect these images. Give me both.

284: Lala Lajpat Rai, Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Bipin Chandra Pal, known as Lal Bal Pal.

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284: What were they collectively known as?

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283: Indonesia, an Islamic majority country, to celebrate its multicultural nature, chose to carry the Hindu god Ganesha on one of their currency notes.