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The Telegraph Online   |   Published 18.11.12, 12:00 AM

Derek O'Brien

Rani Lakshmi Bai, Sushmita Sen and Indira Gandhi — are three ladies who symbolise woman power. There are many more! However, these three remarkable women also have something else in common; they share a birthday (tomorrow, November 19). Here is a nugget about each one of them: a) Rani Lakshmi Bai, named Manikarnika at birth, was called ‘the best and the bravest of all the rebel leaders’ by Sir Hugh Rose; b) Indira Gandhi organised her own army called the Vanar Sena at the age of 12 to liberate India from the British; c) Sushmita Sen is the founder of I Am She, a national beauty pageant, which sends its winner to the Miss Universe and Miss Asia Pacific pageants.


1. Which river creates the Jog Falls in India?

Atin Guha Thakurta, New Barrackpore

2. With which ruler would one associate the literary work Amuktamalyada?

Mohan Dey, North 24 Parganas

3. Who is generally credited with coining the term Cold War?

Bijay Kumar Singh, Calcutta

4. The first Otis elevator in Calcutta was installed in the late 19th Century in which famous building?

Debasree Sinha, Calcutta

5. Emilio Marcos Palma was the first known person to be born in which continent?

Raju Kumar Giri, Calcutta

6. What is Sciophobia the fear of?

Tina Bannerjee, Bihar

7. Block, Cascade, Horsetail, Plunge, Tiered and Chute are all types of which natural formation?

Dipkona Roy, Calcutta

8. The name of which Italian dessert literally translates to ‘pick me up’?

Aprateem Mukherjee, Calcutta

9. Who was Hamlet referring to when he said ‘Frailty, they name is woman’?

Shreya Ghosh, Calcutta


November 19 is also celebrated as National Integration Day in India.


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