Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Sa Re Ga Ma Pa: The Quiz

Ok, how many of you have the guts to take our resident Sherlock Manish's SRGMP quiz?

Let us know your answers (if you dare) in the comments section, which Saritha invites everyone to read since it is turning out to be so funny.

Manish will be back to reveal the answers in about a week!

  1. An easy one to warm you up: we all know Amanat Ali's father and uncle have been winners in past SRGMPs. What are their names?


  2. He is a noted Television actor and is now making his way into Bollywood films. A Tamilian who rocked the SRGMP stage by singing in Marathi. Who is this person?


  3. There was a moment in one of the episodes this season, when a man with a saxophone came on stage, playing a tune that Ismail Darbar's father had originally played in a recording. From which movie was the original song?


  4. Vishal Dadlani had a short stint as a Channel [V] VJ. Name the show that he anchored.


  5. There can't be an SRGMP quiz without Mauli Dave. What is she majoring in at her University?


  6. In which movie did Himesh Reshammiya first make an appearance as an actor? (Hint: it's not Aap Ka Surroor - The Moviee).


  7. In which 1974 movie did Bappi Lahiri make his acting debut?


  8. Where in London did Head complete his diploma in English Contemporary Music?


  9. What are the names of Himesh's wife and son?


  10. Shekhar was a participant in SRGMP way back in 1997. We did see those video clips. But who was the wise judge who kicked him out of the show?

29 comments:

megan said...

i only know one

10. The person who will get some Megan Justice done to him, Hostel style

Aspi said...

That's hilarious enough to count as a correct answer. Ding-ding.

Sania said...

I, in my nerdy glory, shall attempt to actually answer the questions!! Just a warning Aspi, I'll be in Chicago in September, so you better make good. ;-)

An easy one to warm you up: we all know Amanat Ali's father and uncle have been winners in past SRGMPs. What are their names?
Sharafat Ali, Nazakat Ali

He is a noted Television actor and is now making his way into Bollywood films. A Tamilian who rocked the SRGMP stage by singing in Marathi. Who is this person?



There was a moment in one of the episodes this season, when a man with a saxophone came on stage, playing a tune that Ismail Darbar's father had originally played in a recording. From which movie was the original song?

- Kashmir Ki Kali


Vishal Dadlani had a short stint as a Channel [V] VJ. Name the show that he anchored.



There can't be an SRGMP quiz without Mauli Dave. What is she majoring in at her University?

Graphic communications, whatever that is.

In which movie did Himesh Reshammiya first make an appearance as an actor? (Hint: it's not Aap Ka Surroor - The Moviee).



In which 1974 movie did Bappi Lahiri make his acting debut?


Where in London did Head complete his diploma in English Contemporary Music?

Aw I swear I used to know this.

What are the names of Himesh's wife and son?

wife = ? ; son = swayam

Shekhar was a participant in SRGMP way back in 1997. We did see those video clips. But who was the wise judge who kicked him out of the show?

Anup Jalota?

Aspi said...

Sania, you put us all to shame with your encyclopaedic knowledge of SRGMP. Shoot me an email whenever you come.

Anu G said...

I dont think I will ever be going to the US.So Aspi, you can add up my marks to Sania's....if it will help her get an extra dessert for the extra marks!!!
The answer to 2 is Sumeet Raghavan.....he is the guy who acts in Sarabhai vs Sarabhai
The answer to 9 is
Himesh's wife is Komal and son of course is 'Swayam'.
I feel embarassed that I seem to know such nonsense about these guys.....My image of being a no-nonsense cerebral person is taking a beating. Sigh!

Aspi said...

anu g, excellent try. Unfortunately I can't tell you if you are right or wrong. Manish will do that next week.

Rupal said...

My first instinct was to get the answers from the Internet. But then the seed of honesty is sown so deep within me, I voted against it.

I knew Himesh was married, very recently, when he was on Koffee with Karan.

Aspi, how about a consolation prize for honesty. Imandari ki bhi kuch kadar karo.

Excellent Idea, Manish and Aspi! Loved it!

But then, for 'Kachcha Khiladis' like me, there should have been be some easy questions. : (

Aspi said...

Wah Rupal. We do have kadar for your honesty. Actually given that I didn't know the answers, the quiz becomes fun with the answers, which will happen soon.

As for that consolation prize: sure, but I can't think of anything. So name your prize.

Anonymous said...

OMG. First time visiting this site. Just like to say one thing...

THIS SITE ROCKS!!!!!

clix said...

1. abba ali and chacha ali
2. an allrounder
3. baap numbari beta dus numbari
4. dariwala bakra
5. actually, the university is majoring in mauli
6. SRGMP - 2005 edition
7. haathi mere saathi [one of the elephants was actually bappida in the elephant's costume]
8. do u seriously believe this kid is old enough to complete any diploma or degree?
9. himesh II and himeshiben
10. who kicked him out? he is still there, isnt he?

Harsh & Raw said...

First visit here. Awesome site. Loved clix's answers above.
I'll give the quiz a shot:
1. Nazakat Ali and Shafaqat(sp?) Ali
2. Naresh Iyer (just b/c you said Tamilian)
5. Graphic communications
7. Badhti ka Naam Dadhi
10. Talat Aziz

Manish said...

LOL...Abba Ali and Chacha Ali!

That reminds me a funny moment in cricket commentary involving Jeff Thomson, the legenday Aussie fast bowler.

Local hero Marvan Atapattu had reached a Test double hundred, and the camera picked up his parents in the stands. Thommo was flummoxed when the TV producer asked him to provide some colour, not knowing the names of Attapattu’s parents, but that did not stop him from coming up with this gem: “Joining in Atapattu’s happiness and celebration are Mamapattu and Papapattu.”

Anonymous said...

Thanks to Shetty from Naachgaana.

http://www.naachgaana.com/2007/08/22/sa-re-ga-ma-pa-the-quiz/

My first time to this site. I will be a regular from now on.

Thanks Aspi

NG Member

Aspi said...

Anon, H&R and NG Member you are too kind but its good to have you stop by.

Clix, my mom would have said "if you had only put in so much effort into your studies you would have come first class first!" And to that I would now say "Yes, but would my friends and I have had so much fun?"

clix said...

aspi,

thats an affront to someone who *did* come first class first for better part of one's career!!

grrr...

Aspi said...

Geez, smart and funny. Are you in Bollywood?

Rupal said...

Thanks Aspi. You are too kind... Wah, Dariya Dil Aspi...

Yes, I agree, it will be more fun with the answers next week.

I hope Manish has some interesting tidbit on each of his questions. He is an encyclopedia of information.

As for the prize, I have kind of lost interest in SRGMP and II3 with Ankita and Mauli still going strong, but your blog is more than a consolation prize with all the chapatti khabarein and now you have new reporter for StarVOI... So dude, you are off the hook for that consolation prize.

Disclaimer-
Any Mauli (or Ankita) fans upset by my statement(there will be plenty, I am sure), please contact Aspi, do not send any hate comments to me.

Saritha said...

hey Clix,who ARE you,man?...had a friend in college who was as nuts as you....LOL+LOL+LOL for answers 5,6,7.

On behalf of Aspi,no matter what you do,drop in a line or two once in a while.

Rupal,ur disclaimer is too funny.Iam ready to join the bandwagon.

To Aspi-

Can you change ur intro on the top of the site and ask everyone to read the comments as well-they are as funny as the posts.

Sania said...

hey - I resent that blip on my imaandari! I knew those answers!

And trust me.. they're really hard to google. I tried. After I submitted my answers here first, of course. :)

Sania said...

Oh, and Aspi - I really need to figure out how you get your blog results to climb the google results ladder so quickly! Most of the time, when I was looking for answers, I'd get this blog. And we all know there ain't no answers here.

Aspi said...

Sania, its interesting you bring this up. I started this blog primarily because I like to write and secondarily because I wanted to figure out how search traffic works. So I don't know how it does but I do know things you should NOT do to make sure your search ranks don't get messed up.

For example, I tweaked the titles on Saritha's posts on VoI just a tad each time and they seem to be climbing the Google ladder differently.

One of these days, I'll read all those Google papers and figure out a few things worth sharing.

clix said...

saritha, thanks, and meself is almost inspired by this to start my own blog one of these days :)

aspi, no i am not "in" bollywood. "in" india :)

Rupal said...

After a long tedious day, I personally long for some entertainment and humor and Aspi'sdrift promises to do that.

Clix- More blogs like these are welcome. Please send us a link to your blog.

Sania said...

Aspi, I've been an interactive marketer for a fair bit, so I can definitely try to explain. While no one knows the exact mystery of the google algorithm, there are a number of things that have been documented to help search results. If I had to guess what your secret was, I would say it's twofold:

1 - Your posts are very funny, and us brown people like to plagiarize. Um, I mean link. While I came across your stuff through Amit Varma's blog, I have seen it linked from india-forums, and other strange internet gatherings of those from the desh. And I have also seen it posted without attribution, which surprisingly helps your page rank too, believe it or not.

2 - Your posts are very well-tagged. Blogs have an edge over sites, as the text exists independent of the CSS, and google reads text only. Plus, it can't hurt that you're using blogspot which is owned by google.

And last but not least, there are very very few people writing intelligently about SRGMP or II3 - so, if you write it, they will come. You know, given that the shows have a built-in audience of like half a billion people.

Probably more than you wanted to know, and probably silly of me to expound upon it here, but.. there ya go. The reason I brought it up in the first place was that your blog was the first on the search results the day this post was published! That's just all sorts of insane. Google karma I suppose.

Manish said...

The most important thing to get it up the G ladder would be to write for the audience - not for search engines. Blogs have a tendency to quickly rank high on search engines and soon fall away. This site has original, focussed, interesting, addictive and interactive content. That's precisely why it does well. There are a lots of other technicalities, but those are secondary.

Aspi said...

Man, I'm glad we are having this discussion so I can increase my gyan. Sania, yes on the tags - I worked on them after talking to someone. Agree with your other points. But the thing you said that surprises me is that if my posts are published in multiple places my rank goes up.

This is a bit contrary to my experience. I used to double-publish at Desicritics and my blog and get very few hits. When I stopped publishing to DC, my hits went up instantly! So I'm going to revisit your observation and see what I missed first time around.

Manish, you're right. I rarely write for hits but there is a geek in me that loves to analyze hits.

Finally, I've always felt that my stuff takes a while to climb up the Google index, so your observations are interesting. You can always look at my site traffic by clicking on the Spotplex logo at the bottom of the middle column and see how things are going for various posts.

Aspi said...

Clix, you should definitely start your blog!

clix said...

thank you aspi! maybe this was the trigger i needed to do that. if i can come out of the comfort zone of reading your blog and commenting on it, this forum will be the first to know :)

Vishal Shekhar Fan Club said...

The Man who kicked Shekhar out of the Show he proved him. now Shekhar is one of the finest and hit Music Directors of Bollywood