The Midnight Post

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The early days of V W’s career: –

V W was born in 1933 in Haradanahalli village of Holenarasipura taluk, Hassan District in Karnataka. A Civil Engineering diploma holder, he plunged into politics at the early age when he joined the Congress Party in 1953 and remained a member till 1962. He was the President of Anjaneya Co-operative Society and later as a member of Taluk Development Board, Holenarasipura.

In 1962, V W contested from Holenarasipura constituency as an independent candidate for the State Legislative Assembly elections and became an MLA. Later he was elected from the same constituency for three more consecutive terms: the fourth (1967-71), the fifth (1972-77), and the sixth (1978-83) Assemblies.

Later he resigned his membership of the sixth Assembly on 22 November 1982. As a member of the     seventh and the eighth Assembly, he served as the Minister of Public Works and Irrigation. He resigned from the Cabinet in 1987 in protest against insufficient allocation of funds for irrigation. V W yaaru?

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The P is an ancient tool, dating at least to the Egyptians and, known and used in Assyria, Greece, the Roman and Byzantine Empires. Its dates to around 1300BC when the Egyptians first developed a two-person P. One person would turn the wood work piece with a rope while the other used a sharp tool to cut shapes in the wood. The Romans improved the Egyptian design with the addition of a turning bow. Early bow Ps were also developed and used in Germany, France and Britain. In the Middle Ages a pedal replaced hand-operated turning, freeing both the craftsman’s hands to hold the woodturning tools. The pedal was usually connected to a pole, often a straight-grained sapling. The system today is called the “spring pole” P. Spring pole Ps were in common use into the early 20th Century. During the industrial revolution the P was motorized, allowing wooden turned items to be created in less time and allowing the working of metal on a P. The motor also produced a greater rotational speed, making it easier to quickly produce high quality work. Today most commercial Ps are computer-operated allowing for mass-production that can be created with accurate precision and without the cost of employing craftsmen. P=?

Answers:

1)Captain Haddock: Barnacles, Typhoons, Bashi-bazouk, sea gherkin (Haddock insults)

loch lomond whisky, Chateau de Cheverny- inspiration for Marlinspike Hall

2)Reichenbach Falls

3)Deve Gowda

4)Lathe

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The Personalities Quiz

1.This famous cricket personality developed his strange style due to his rheumatoid arthritis. These antics have attracted him both fans and critics alike. Fellow New Zealander Martin Crowe has referred to him as Bozo the Clown. He recently enrolled the services of Delhi-based celebrity management agency, Creatigies Communications. He was a feature of the recently concluded IPL. ID the person in question

2.X is an American film actor, director, voice-over artist, writer and film producer He is also one of only three actors in the history of film to have seven consecutive US$100 million blockbusters. He made his film debut in the low-budget slasher film, He Knows You’re Alone. X executive produced, co-wrote and co-directed the HBO docudrama From the Earth to the Moon. A fan of NASA‘s manned space program, X said that he originally wanted to be an astronaut but “didn’t have the math.”. In August 2005, X was voted in as vice president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.He was in the news recently for his endorsement of Barrack Obama for the Presidential Elections. ID X.

3.Comrade Z is currently the leader of the Union of Social-Democrats, a political party founded after the official dissolution of the Social Democratic Party of Russia. In 1987 he rehabilitated many opponents of Stalin, another part of the De-Stalinization, which began 1956, when Lenin’s Testament was published as a booklet there. In 1990, Z was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for “his leading role in the peace process which today characterises important parts of the international community”.Famous the world over for his philosophy of perestroika and glasnost.ID Z

4.The son of a politician, he is from the town of Ludhiana in Punjab. He started his first business in 1976 at the age of 18, to make crankshafts for local bicycle manufacturers. In 1982 he became the exclusive dealer for Suzuki Motors‘s portable electric-power generators imported from Japan. The importing of telecom equipment were banned by the Indian Government as ITI (Indian Telecom Industry ) monopoly practices & sole OEM for Department of Telecommunication. He established the first company to manufacture push button telephones in India.His numerous awards include the Padma Bhushan in 2007,Asia Businessman of the Year, Fortune Magazine 2006.He made headlines a year back with his retails joint venture which is yet to be launched in India.

He was not so successful this year in a similar partnership bid. Who are we talking of?

5.Y was a Dutch physical and organic chemist and the winner of the inaugural Nobel Prize in chemistry. In 1874 he accounted for the phenomenon of optical activity by assuming that the chemical bonds between carbon atoms and their neighbors were directed towards the corners of a regular tetrahedron. This three-dimensional structure perfectly accounted for the isomers found in nature (stereochemistry). Y helped to found the discipline of physical chemistry as we know it today.ID Y