The owners at 66, Perry Street, NYC
have been very irritated with fan
behaviour, and have put up a no
trespassing sign, and a chain across the
steps to prevent people going up and
Why so much attention?
The building houses a Cherry Tree
Inn, a bed and breakfast business,
in Woodstock, Illinois. It stands in
somewhere for Punxsutawney, PA.
Where might we have noticed the
“I am delighted by your praise
of the movie version of my book
and aghast at your reference to
its apartment-house setting as
the ‘Branford,’ rather than the
Somebody responding to a review.
Who? If this is the building used ,
then give the film/writer, and the
tribute in the name given to the
A show inspired by a
newspaper article which
argued that 30% of all
marriages had children from
This is one room from the
1. The Home in Home Alone
2. Sex in the City’s Carrie Bradshaw is said to live here.
3. Groundhog Day
4. Rosemary’s Baby; Ira Levin called the apartment Bramford in tribute to
Dracula’s creator, Bram Stoker.
5. The Brady Bunch
Miss Stormé de Larverie, the lady who
appears to be a gentleman, is the title of this
1961 photograph by Diane Arbus.
Eight years later, this person would ask the
question ‘Why don’t you do something?, and
the rest, as they say, is history.
At which specific location did she ask this
These are two different formats for an
old-school element with an Indian
It has multiple names, but the common
Indian English term comes up
repeatedly in one context.
What term? What context?
Not named after an
explorer, this World
Heritage site in the Table
Bay takes its name from
the Dutch word for seal.
A different sort of seal
made this location world
famous in the 1980s.
This is the flag of a dynasty of Pakhtun
descent whose name we know for
The most famous ruler was an ardent
conservationist. The misadventure
associated with him was actually
executed by his premier, another
person with a famous surname.
Give dynasty and misadventure, or
conservation effort and premier.
The Babi dynasty/line ruled Junagadh, which attempted to join Pakistan after
1947. The Nawab, Mahabat Khanji, set up the reserve that became the Gir Lion
Their prime minister was Shahnawaz Bhutto, father of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.
20. 06. Two monuments on Prince Edward Island. The one on
the right celebrates the premier who got them into Canada.
The other was raised by Indians to celebrate a cousin.
Both are raised in honour of members of the Pope family.
G.U.Pope came to India, learnt Tamizh, and authored a well-knownEnglish
translation of the Tirukkural.
Hippolyte Bayard’s 1842 work Arrangement
With Specimens was created using no
camera but a distinctive compound.
The names for this technique come from
the substance used, and the fact that no
camera was used. Give both names.
Somebody held a Give Me a Name contest in 1954, offering a prize of
Rs 500 for the best name. 47,000 entries poured in, and the winning
name,was suggested independently by two people ~ a Mr Rele from
Girgaum and a Mr Aras from Sion.
The name came after the creation, and some felt that the creation
itself took something from the works of Richmal Crompton.
What creation? What name?
Prudence Farrow, leading TM practitioner.
The Beatles wrote Dear Prudence in Rishikesh inspired/irritated by her eagerness
to soak up all that Mahesh Yogi had to offer.
This is Val MacClatchey,
a real estate agent from
Pennsylvania, , posing
with the camera that got
her a lot of trolling .
Decades before this
photo, she was watching
the news when she head
something, and rushed
out to capture it. What?
32. The crash of the United Airlines flight 93 after passengers mutinied against
hijackers on 11 September 2001.
Conspiracy theorists keep trolling this woman.
His original 1880s patent was vacated
on the grounds that it was not
different from existing patents. This
one survived, and still bears his name.
This Scottish veterinarian didn’t have
too much luck with his business idea ,
and was forced out of the company.
Who? What was the original patent,
designed because of the
cobblestone paving in Belfast,
where he practised?
John Boyd Dunlop, who also designed a tyre tube valve still known as the Dunlop.
His patent on the pneumatic tyre was vacated b because it ruled not very different
from an existing patent on a different size.
The statue of this American pioneer includes a
telescope pointed at one of his original
artefacts. He put this town on the map with his
experiments, but something else from two
decades after him got the place some
Name him, the town, and the river on which it
Robert Goddard, rocketman, who made Roswell his base, decades before the so-
called UFO activity there.
Roswell stands on the River Pecos, a tributary of the Rio Grande with some
The BBMB is not a Keralite version of the BBMP but a non-profit
associated with the state governments of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh,
Haryana and Rajasthan.
Their job is to manage a project centred around the Suni and Badu
Expand BBMB, or tell us what they do.
Phaethon lepturus is often called the
X Bird, either on account of its
shrieks which could sound like a X’s
whistle on board ships, or because
their tail-feathers look very much
like a tool that the X always carried.
Take a good look at the bird, and
give us X and the tool.
At 11.35am on 8 August 1969, a traffic cop was requested to step in
and help Iain Macmillan achieve something while standing on a
step ladder. The cop obliged, but only enough to give Macmillan six
attempts since it was peak time on a Friday. We’ve probably come
across the fourth attempt.
What are we talking about?
What does this abbreviation refer to?
Also name the popular historian who wrote
The East Indian community is associated
with a cooking strategy that gave their
food a fresh spice feel round the year. You
can now buy the stuff.
Cozinha, in the company name, is
Portuguese for kitchen.
What is such a mix called?
Lost power in 1986, died in 2014. Best known by a dismissive nickname given by
foreign journalists. Name this dictator.
X is a Latin word meaning both pond and hole, and we often use it in the latter
sense. Captain Cook borrowed the Italian form of the word to describe stretches fo
enclosed water that he came across on his travels.
Give both 6-letter words.
1. Boy, by Roald Dahl
2. Senate & people of Rome, Mary Beard
3. Bottle Masala
4. Baby Doc Duvalier of Haiti
5. Keith Moon of The Who
6. Lacuna and Lagoon (from laguna)
7. THEME: Blue ( Blue Boy, Bluebeard, Bluebottle, Blue baby, Blue Moon, Blue