Here are the answers to last weeks questions. 1. Which neighbouring country of India refers to Bijoya Dashami as Dashain? Nepal 2. In 1910, which organisation started Calcuttas first community Puja at Balaram Basu Ghat in Bhawanipore? Sanatan Dharmotsahini Sabha 3. Since 1930, what programme has been broadcast by All India Radio every year on Mahalaya? Mahishasura Mardini 4.Which country imports the largest number of Durga idols every year? The US.
P.S. The winner will be announced next week.
1 Which monument in Calcutta was built in the honour of Sir David Ochterloney?
Gunja Bose, Jamshedpur
2 Which Indian actor was nominated for a BAFTA for A Passage to India?
Shoumava Ganguly, Calcutta
3 What does a vexillologist study?
Shibashish Datta, Calcutta
4 Name the science fiction author who coined the term Big Bang.
Rajiv Khandelwal, Orissa
5 For which Mulk Raj Anand novel did E.M. Forster write the foreword?
Karan Biswas, via e-mail
6 Who was the first recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awards?
Pritha Nandy, Calcutta
7 Which legendary character is the son of Uther Pendragon?
Ronee Das, Assam
8 Which waterfall makes a leap from the Devils Mountain?
Kumarjit Ghosh, via e-mail
9 How is the board game pachisi better known?
Paromita Das, Calcutta
KNOW & GROW WITH DEREK
The Shobhabazar Rajbari Durga Puja was organised because Lord Clive wished to pay thanks for his victory in the Battle of Plassey. He was unable to do so in a church because the only one in Calcutta at that time had been destroyed by Siraj-ud-Daulah.
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Which sportswear brand shares its name with a small South African antelope?
Suparna Pal, Bankura
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