Tuesday, September 28, 2010


X’s(the guy with the sword) image was used in several pamphlets circulated by various Agorakshanasabh  (“cow protection leagues”) and “wandering ascetics” as a protest against the Muslim practice of beef-eating during the British raj. These pamphlets were produced in a time when Hindu-Muslim riots over cow slaughter occurred in several areas of India. They portrayed X raising a sword above the head of a sacred cow, whose body was illustrated to be a microcosmic paradise in which all the Hindu gods resided.

Id X.

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12 Faith
51 Reliablity
57 Generosity
76 Knowledge
78 Asceticism
41 Disobedience
44 Arrogance
49 Vulgarity
52 Theft
58 Lying
62 Drunkenness
69 Debt
84 Anger
92 Greed
95 Pride
73 Murder
99 Lust

common man

The next few questions are from India quiz-Festember X.

__________ de Albuquerque(the guy in the pic)(1453 – December 16, 1515) was a Portuguese nobleman, a naval general officer whose military and administrative activities as second governor of Portuguese India conquered and established the Portuguese colonial empire in the Indian ocean. He is generally considered a world conquest military genius. He was responsible for building numerous fortresses to defend key points that he was taking and established a net of diplomatic relations. Shortly before his death he was awarded viceroy and "Duke of Goa" by king Manuel I of Portugal, being the first Portuguese duke not from the royal family, and the first Portuguese title landed overseas.

Despite his fame, the city of Albuquerque in New Mexico is not named after him. It was named after a Spanish Viceroy of Mexico named Don Francisco Fernández de la Cueva, who also held the title Duke of Alburquerque. There is, however, a town near the Spanish-Portuguese border named Alburquerque which may be the root of both names.

However he is immortalized in the form of something else which he used to bring on his journeys to Goa......what?
Id the blank.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


X  aka Y gave a faked press conference at the White House gates on 29 September 2006, just one day before an official visit of Z's president. The Z government hired two Western public relations firms to counter Y's claims, running a four-page advertisement in The New York Times implicitly rebutting many of the claims made by Y.
Z has since changed their strategy by playing along, going so far as inviting Y to visit Z.

Johnny Depp, George Clooney and Steve Martin, all of whom are huge fans of X, contacted him about having a cameo in the movie. But X refused because it would have ruined some of the gags if they knew what was going on.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

yet another ety-mo

In printing, a X was a printing plate cast from movable type. When letters were set one at a time, it made sense to cast a phrase used repeatedly as a single slug of metal. X came to mean such a ready-made phrase. The French word X comes from the sound made when the matrix is dropped into molten metal to make a printing plate.

What is X?

Saturday, September 4, 2010


Connect / put funda.