Hear Ye, Hear Ye. The themed week here be.
From Monday, till the coming Friday, my questions will be loosely based on this topic right here.
. er, that is, western classical music and Operas.
Note: The questions are unconnected. [ i.e, no stage-2 ]
So, the first one in the series.
- A smurfy fan-art, but fairly accurate representation.
Some people would consider even that kerchief as a give-away, so no clues.
What was the popular name for this trio?
or for glory, identify them.
Cracked by Chandrakant, Capt. P J Vogon, and Hasan
Oh gaad, you people even got the accent marks right.
Such sharp Diacritics 🙂
A bollywood+current affairs question. Hopefully easy.
Name this writer and short film director, and what is his claim to fame.
He’s credited in the movie in more ways than one.
Update: will keep this question open for one more day. People who’ve posted can attempt again.
Clue : Think Hindi.
Apologies for the arbitness, and the delay with the clue.
Cracked only by nikhil dubey. Kudos.
A slightly funny question for today.
X was this communisty personality, a major tycoon, art collector, a philanthropist, and as was the norm of commies in U.S those days – a spy.
The 2nd picture is the logo of a company Y from the U.S of A, in which X served on the board for a while.
There’s a speculation about a strong connection of this logo to X. [ citation needed 🙂 ],
but X actually owes it to the strong communist leanings of his dad.
For those regular readers, I’d add that Y’s “monkey business” wares ‘ T’, sell the most in the U.S of A, which is very surprising since most people automatically assume it is ‘D’.
On similar lines of ‘Cola wars’, this fight between T and its competitors has a punny name, based on T.[ as seen on a popular online news magazine headline, sorry]
Name X and Y. [ and by that I mean, T and D are not necessary ]
Kindly note: This gentleman has enough matters about him to fuel atleast a dozen questions. I’m just putting one. Thank you.
Cracked completely by Chandrakant ( nice work ),
and lazily by v0g0n, srikanthnv and Thejas VR.
X was a German academic in the field of literature and linguistics, and a librarian. During his extended period of free-book-readings, he coined the term Y in his language, to describe a particular sort of educative novels.
Few examples of the sort of novels, are shown here. Figuring out a common motif might help.
harry potter series
So, I’ll have the usual please. X and Y?
Cracked only by Shri. Royan.
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Here is a question sent in by Maga aka Goutham DL.
Connect the two gentlemen with a particular song.
Cracked by Chandrakant and raklodramA.
A random movie was X, whose cover is shown in its Technicolor glory.
For those well-versed in African languages, X is a word meaning danger/risk, and has Arabic roots.
The only reason this movie would be known is for this particularly joyous n jazzy theme song Y, which should hopefully play if you click on it.
The tune became very popular, covered and copied by zillions of artists.
The composer of the tune was Mr.Z, who’s a celebrity in the music world for composing another tune, which should be apparent if you listen to Y.
Id X, Y, and Z.
[ Note : Boogie usually means the blues, and Jungle Boogie was a funk song. Consider it as a desperate pulp fiction reference, and NOT as a clue. much thanks ]
Cracked by everybody
@Chandrakant – cool.
Identify the polyhedral dude, who is depicted in this TIME magazine cover dated “i don’t know” years back.
This cover was drawn by this illustrator.
I’d be giving you the added joy of identifying him as well, for the sole reason that he drew something as arbit as this, and managed to get it published in a very modest National magazine.
Cracked by everybody.
Refer to Capt. P J Vogon’s answer for extra info.