Saturday, 26 January 2013

The Daily Teaser — 26-1-2013: India’s Republic Day

You know, it’s not THAT often I get an early night.

But I have to admit, I got one, last night.

Curled up with Ben Miller’s It’s Not Rocket Science, if you must know.

That, after a day’s jobhunting: and having caught the first episode of Game Of Thrones on Pick TV, this week.   Glad to see the hit series come to terrestrial tv: I can see what all the fuss is about … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we?

Yes, let’s … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: happily admitting she’s flattered to be considered a lifeline, but also busily writing and re-designing*, she also managed to bag 6 out of 6.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s Republic Day questions: here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 26th January saw India become a republic: in which year of the 1950s … ?
Q2) More to the point, how is this known in India … ?
Q3) Who was sworn in as its first president … ?
Q4) 26th January, 1965, saw WHAT named as an official Indian language … ?
Q5) India has many constitutionally recognised regional languages: in what it calls its 8th Schedule.   How many of these languages are there .… ?
Q6) What’s the general international nickname for India’s flamboyant film industry … ?
Q7) What’s India’s currency … ?
Q8) Ajay Bhatt — Indian-American computer engineer — famously co-designed what: the mouse, the optical drive or the USB socket … ?
Q9) Which famous Indian sportsman was the first batsman to score 10,000 runs in one day cricket … ?
Q10) And finally … Which renowned sitarist died in December of 2012 … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 25th January, 1759, saw the birth of Scotland’s much loved poet,  Robert Burns.   He’s also know as the Bard of where: Ayrshire, Aberdeenshire or Fife … ?   A1) Ayrshire.
Q2) His first poem, Once I lov’d a Bonnie Lass, was inspired by a coworker called what: Amelia Pond, Nelly Kilpatrick or Elspeth MacDonald … ?   A2) Nelly Kilpatrick.   (I made Elspeth up: and Amelia Pond … that’s Karen Gillan!!!!!)
Q3) In an STV poll in 2009, Burns was named as the The Greatest Scot: narrowly beating whom … ?   A3) William Wallace.   (Who doesn’t look a BIT like Mel Gibson)
Q4) Which John Steinbeck novel takes its name from a Robert Burns poem … ?   A4) Of Mice And Men.
Q5) More to the point … which poem … ?   A5) To A Mouse.
Q6) And finally … what was the first country to issue memorial Burns stamps … ?   A6) The USSR: what’s now Russia.
As it is Republic Day … ?

I can live you with this quote from Mark Twain
“India has 2, 000, 000 gods, and worships them all. In religion all other countries are paupers; India is the only millionaire.”Mark Twain
With a bit of Bollywood to brighten the day up … 

Have good day, folks: especially if you’re celebrating Republic Day!

*        Oh, you’ll have to let me know how the redesign’s going, Debbi!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I'll keep you posted on the website redesign, of course! :)

1. 1950
2. the Republic of India
3. Dr Rajendra Prasad
4. Hindi
5. 22
6. Bollywood
7. the Indian rupee
8. the USB socket
9. Sunil Gavaskar
10. Ravi Shankar