We do not put a row of Christmas cards on a string in our living rooms anymore. No one has the time, or so they say, to go over to the post office and mail the cards. Since 1982, when the word first appeared in our venerable lexicon as a noun, e-mail has replaced an age-old tradition of proudly displaying Christmas cards. Britain’s Royal Mail still issues special postage stamps for Christmas but their numbers have dwindled drastically in recent years. I miss my cards, there’s something magical about them.
1 Which lake is referred to as Darya-ye Khezer in Persian?
Subhashish Acharya, Burnpur
2 Who was the first monarch to use Buckingham Palace as his/her official residence?
Alokananda Bhattarcharya, Calcutta
3 Which cartoon character has a pet dog named Ruff?
Chaitali Kundu, Tezpur, Assam
4 Yoknapatawpha County is a fictional county created by which American author?
Nandogopal Sahu, Calcutta
5 Who played the role of Inder Lal in the 1983 film Heat and Dust?
Mrinalini Ray, Hooghly
6 Who was the only Indian governor-general of independent India?
Kinshuk Banerjee, Burdwan
7 Iodine is concentrated in which part of the human body?
Roshelle Liang, Calcutta
8 My Son Sanctuary is a Unesco World Heritage site in which country?
Brinda Ghosh, Calcutta
9 In ODIs, which opening batsman has had the most number of partners?
Indranil Sinha, Calcutta
KNOW & GROW WITH DEREK
Today, in the Greek and Russian orthodox churches, Christmas is celebrated 13 days after the 25th, which is also referred to as the Epiphany.
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Which Indian leader was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1990?
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Who was the last man to walk on the moon?
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POINT OF VIEW
1. Identify this politician from Thailand
2. Name this coach
1 Caspian Sea
2 Queen Victoria
3 Dennis the Menace
4 William Faulkner
5 Zakir Hussain
6 C. Rajagopalachari
7 Thyroid gland
9 John Wright
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