Monday, February 7, 2011

Theme Round Answers: Wonder how the Times will change


All the monuments are listed as 'The 7 wonders of India by Times of India" in a poll conducted by them.

Times of India's list of seven Wonders of India

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Various lists of the Wonders of the World have been compiled over the ages to catalogue the most spectacular man-made constructions and natural things in the world. But, for the first time the Times of India (TOI) News paper carried out a SMS poll, from 21 July to 31 July 2007, to vote for the seven greatest wonders of India, out of a list of 20 identified ancient or mediaeval sites for the purpose. The Seven Wonders of India (four of them are UNESCO World Heritage Sites) have now been chosen by the readers of Times of India (TOI) only. The winners range from a majestic monolith to places of worship, a mausoleum and a university.[1]
Except for the Golden Temple and the Taj Mahal, the Seven Wonders are all located in small towns or in the countryside. However, four of the twenty monuments listed for voting are located in three metros viz., Delhi's Lotus Temple and Qutab Minar, the Victoria Terminus at Bombay and the Howrah Bridge at Kolkatta.
The seven wonders of India, in the order of their voting are the following.
1. Gomateshwara - a place called Shravanabelagola in the Hassan district of Karnataka state
2. Harmandir Sahib (Golden temple) - located in the city of Amritsar in Punjab
3. Taj Mahal - located in AgraUttar Pradesh
4. Hampi located in a village in northern Karnataka
5. Konark Sun Temple - located a small town in the state of Orissa
6. Nalanda - an ancient university near Patna in Bihar
7. Khajuraho - a village in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh
Brief details are provided below, while individually more details are provided in linked wiki pages.


Theme Cracked by:

  1. Nagaratna - at Question 3: +60
  2. Appuchin: at Question 3: +60
  3. Arvind V: at Question 4: +50
  4. Archimonde: at Question 5: +40
  5. Diabolos: at Question 5: +40
  6. Manish Hn: at Question 5: +40
  7. Rohan Dhanait: at Question 7: +20

Wrong Guesses:

  1. Rohan Dhanait: at Question 4: - 25
  2. MadeAfterKnowledge: at Question 4: -25
  3. Deepti: at Question 5: -20
  4. Suraj: at Question 5: -20

Red Herring Guesses: (+20)
  1. Nagaratna
  2. Archimonde
  3. Manish Hn

If there are any discrepancies with the scoring, please comment under this.
Also, next time, please post your theme guesses only once.


appuchin said...

i got the theme in the third question...why would you not give me the credit?????????

Siddarth Pai said...

Has been rectified, overlooked that comment
mea culpa