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50 minutes ago, Mariyam said:

Right you are! That was a tough one.

Maybe clue 3 gave it away. 'Promised Land' = Israel.

Fan of his work?

2 was obvious.  Read it a long time ago and had forgotten all about it.  Not a fan of poets of that period- save maybe Kolatkar. 

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27 minutes ago, NameGoesHere said:

2 was obvious.  Read it a long time ago and had forgotten all about it.  Not a fan of poets of that period- save maybe Kolatkar. 

I don't want to sound like a prude, but Kolatkar was far too crass for my liking. Perpetually angry poetry. I've read just Jejuri as a part of an anthology of Indian English language poets of that era.

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1 hour ago, Mariyam said:

Q8 Identify the celebrity cameo in this song along with the time stamp.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETzPpAjnYqE

 

Apart from Aaditya, in the end it has Yash Chopra and Pamela Chopra

Siddharth Kak and wife at :46

 

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1 minute ago, coffee_rules said:

Apart from Aaditya, in the end it has Yash Chopra

Siddharth Kak and wife at :46

 

Sahi Jawab.

Yash Chopra and Pamela Chopra at the end.

 

I didn't know about Siddharth Kak!

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9 minutes ago, Mariyam said:

I don't want to sound like a prude, but Kolatkar was far too crass for my liking. Perpetually angry poetry. I've read just Jejuri as a part of an anthology of Indian English language poets of that era.

Oh I think him wonderful; excellent imagery,  to me he defined how (even via translations) Indians could write poetry in English. 

 

Not the rhyming bland fare of Sarojini Naidu, the neither -here-nor-there of Ezikiel, or the 'non' Indian verse of Moraes.

 

He was as spare and as elegant as the best haikus sometimes.

 

And as for crass, that's one of the reasons I liked him.    I don't want to mess up your thread but I'd have quoted his entire poem, the one that begins: 

 

मै भाभीको बोला  

क्या भाईसाबके ड्यूटीपे मै आ जाऊ ?

 

:laugh:

 
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Q9

What is being spoken about here?

1. They have an ad hoarding known for witty punchlines on Peddar Road for the last ~50 years. 

2. They were responsible for a 'revolution' of sorts.

3. In the totally forgettable 2017 Champions Trophy, they were the title sponsors of a participating team 

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3 minutes ago, Mariyam said:

Q9

What is being spoken about here?

1. They have an ad hoarding known for witty punchlines on Peddar Road for the last ~50 years. 

2. They were responsible for a 'revolution' of sorts.

3. In the totally forgettable 2017 Champions Trophy, they were title sponsors of a participating team 

 

Amul ads?

 

Milk revolution- of sorts.  Maybe even an ad revolution

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41 minutes ago, NameGoesHere said:

 

Amul ads?

 

Milk revolution- of sorts.  Maybe even an ad revolution

Right once again

Amul.

They sponsored the NZ cricket team in the 2017 Champions Trophy.

Started the White revolution and made India a milk surplus nation from a milk deficit nation in the matter of 8-10 years.

 

PS: I agree with you assessment of Ezekiel. he *was* neither here nor there. Very apt. There must have been an identity crisis of sorts seeing all his relatives migrate. His work highlighted this schism.

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Q10

 

What connects the following?

1. Bunburying

2. To lose one parent, maybe regarded as a misfortune. To lose both looks like carelessness.

3. I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.

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9 minutes ago, Mariyam said:

Q10

 

What connects the following?

1. Bunburying

2. To lose one parent, maybe regarded as a misfortune. To lose both looks like carelessness.

3. I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.

Oscar Wilde.

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5 minutes ago, NameGoesHere said:

Importance of Being Earnest?  That's the one I most remember

Spot on!

Haven't seen a wittier playwright. Haven't seen/read a funnier play.

 

6 minutes ago, NameGoesHere said:

Bunburying, by the way, in later critical analyses is believed to be a code among his gay circle

That I didn't know. Could do without knowing. :p:

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12 minutes ago, Mariyam said:

That I didn't know.

There was a book written on him a few years ago, I forget which one, that focused mostly on his homosexuality and his gay associates. It reads like they were all hooking up - aristos and sailors, dukes and dons - across half the boudoirs of London.

 

Sorry for disillusioning you - definitely don't read that book!

 

Edit again:  This one IIRC https://www.amazon.in/Secret-Life-Oscar-Wilde-Biography/dp/0465044387

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6 hours ago, Malcolm Merlyn said:

Love......

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Close. But very generic. Looking for a specific set of names.

Additional clue provided below.

 

Q11
What connects the following?  
 
Clues
1. Qais
2. Aaja Nachle
3. Ab dua arsh pe jaati hai asar lane ko (part of a song)

4. We are talking about characters from folklore.

 

 

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4 minutes ago, NameGoesHere said:

 

Pangong Lake? Wild ass guess, no idea about the Satrangi clue though.

That's a good guess! You are right.

Satrangi re was shot around the lake. So were parts of 3 idiots.

 

Only one question remains unanswered:

 

Q11
What connects the following?  
 
Clues
1. Qais
2. Aaja Nachle
3. Ab dua arsh pe jaati hai asar lane ko (part of a song)

4. We are talking about characters from folklore.

 

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Close. But very generic. Looking for a specific set of names.
Additional clue provided below.
 
Q11
What connects the following?  
 
Clues
1. Qais
2. Aaja Nachle
3. Ab dua arsh pe jaati hai asar lane ko (part of a song)
4. We are talking about characters from folklore.
 
 
Laila majnu

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12 hours ago, coffee_rules said:

Tom Alter?

 

Right!

 

Q14

 

What were the last words of this famous personality:

1. I claim to be a descendant of Zeus.

2. It is said by some that elephants were the main cause of my undoing.

3. According to Nasir Hussain, all you have to do is win an inter collegiate cycle race.

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Come on all you history lovers, this one is for you

 

Q14

 

What were the last words of this famous personality:

1. I claim to be a descendant of Zeus.

2. It is said by some that elephants were the main cause of my undoing.

3. According to Nasir Hussain, all you have to do is win an inter collegiate cycle race.

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