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Chetan Bhagat is an Indo-Anglian author. He is the author of four bestsellers: Five Point Someone - What not to do at IIT, One Night @ the Call Center, The Three Mistakes of My Life and Two States. He is also the scriptwriter for Hello, the Bollywood movie based on One Night @ the Call Center. After eleven years in Hong Kong, the author was relocated to Mumbai in 2008, where he works as an investment banker. He studied at The Army Public School, New Delhi, and graduated from IIT, Delhi. He completed his post-graduate studies from IIM-Ahmedabad. At IIM-Ahmedabad, he received a medal for the ‘best outgoing student award’. His first book, Five Point Someone - What not to do at IIT (May 2004), is a novel about three boys who join IIT, Delhi and try to cope with the notoriously heavy workload of the institute. This book has continued to stay on the India Today bestseller list ever since its publication. It won him the Society Young Achiever’s award in 2004 and the Publisher’s Recognition award in 2005. Rajkumar Hirani, in his new film, is taking the script of Five Point Someone with Aamir Khan in the lead role. His second book, One Night @ the Call Center, was released in India in October 2005 and continues to be a bestseller. The book is about six people who work at a call center and the one night, which changes it all for them. The book was made into a big budget Bollywood film called Hello starring Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Sharman Joshi and Gul Panag, among others.
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1) Picture Clue: He played the role of Rowdy Yates in the classic TV western series Rawhide. Name him.
2) What is the name of the holiday celebrated in the United States of America on 11th November?
3) The ‘zapateado’ is a national dance of which country?
4) Who is missing from this list of Czar Nicholas II’s children – Alexis, Olga, Tatania, Maria and …?
5) Which US President is the subject of Walt Whitman’s poem When Lilacs Last in the Courtyard Bloom’d?
6) Complete the title of the 1974 Clint Eastwood movie: Thunderbolt and ….
7) How many times did Sean Connery play James Bond?
8) Akira Kurosowa’s film The Throne of Blood was his adaptation of which William Shakespeare play?
9) Wearing a cape is a fashion. What is the name of the cape worn by Ihudi on different occasions? (Sonmani Das, Nalbari)
10) Whose signature can be found on any standard keyboard now? (Manjil P. Saikia, Tezpur University)
11) “…Clock-hands joined palms in respectful greeting as I came…at the precise instant of India’s arrival at independence, I tumbled forth into the world.” From which famous novel of Salman Rushdie are these lines taken? (Gunjana Dey, Christianpatty, Nagaon)
12) The film A Mighty Heart starring Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt is based on the true story of an American journalist slain in Pakistan in 2002. What was his name? (Polly Dutta, Jorhat)
13) Leela Chitnis was the first Bollywood diva to accomplish this in 1934. Later on, almost all the top actresses of their era – Hema Malini, Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit, Aishwarya Rai, etc, accomplished the same feat. What trend did Leela Chitnis start? (Deepjyoti Deka, Nalbari)
14) Who had spearheaded the Beat movement in American poetry? (Debashish Bora, Senior Lecturer, Deptt. of English, BBS College, Shillong)
15) This King holds the record for having the most number of weddings – 9000, and as many wives. Name this king. (Devika Deuri Bharali, North Lakhimpur College, Khelmati)
1) Clint Eastwood 2) Veterans’ Day 3) Spain 4) Anastasia 5) Abraham Lincoln 6) Lightfoot 7) Seven times 8) Macbeth 9) Yarmulko 10) Qwert Yuiop 11) Midnight’s Children 12) Daniel Pearl 13) Appeared in an ad for Lux beauty soap 14) Allen Ginsberg 15) King Mogut of Siam (the King in the movie The King and I)