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starter question 1

Son of Augustine Joseph, which playback singer trained in Carnatic music under the legendary Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar'

bonus questions

Topic: Airlines of the world

A. In which country would you find domestic airlines called Shangrila Air, Buddha Air, Yeti Airlines and Necon Air'

B. To publicise which decision in 1999 did Air India carry out an advertisement saying 'Fresh Air Limited'

C. Who claims to be The Spirit of Australia'

starter question 2

Which German physicist stated in 1927 that the position and the velocity of an object can not both be measured exactly, at the same time, even in theory'

bonus questions

Topic: Directions in the Hindu mythology

A. By what common name do we refer to the unique cluster of Gods ' Indra, Agni, Yama, Nirriti, Varuna, Vayu, Kubera and Ishana'

B. One of the interpretations of the 'Panchanan' name of Shiva is that the five faces point in different directions. If Mahadeva points to the East, Bhairava ' South, Nandivaktra ' West and Umavaktra ' North, what does Sadashiv point to'

C. Who assists the ashta dikpalas in guarding the eight directions'


1.K J Yesudas: A) Nepal B) No smoking (C) Qantas 2. (Werner) Heisenberg A) Ashta dikpalas/ dikpalas (Guardian of the eight directions) B) Upwards or Zenith C) The Ashta Diggajs (eight elephants)

Question of the week

By what name is Joseph Ratzinger now known the world over'

ANSWER to last week's question:

Bio-mechanical experts (on ICC's specialist panel) to analyse the actions of bowlers reported for chucking.

Winner of the April 13 contest question:

Ira De, Midnapore

Send in your entry within seven days to The Telegraph, 6 Prafulla Sarkar Street,Calcutta 700001


All correct entries will be eligible for a lucky draw. Watch this space on May 11 to see if you have bagged the prize.

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