Friday, October 12, 2012


1) Name the three primary colours. Red, yellow and blue.
2) In needlework, what does UFO refer to? An unfinished object.
3) Name the famous ballet Russian dancer who changed the face of modern ballet. Rudolf Nureyev.
4) What is the painting, La Gioconda, more usually known as? The Mona Lisa.
5) What does the term 'piano' mean? To be played softly.
6) Name the Spanish artist, sculptor and draughtsman famous for co-founding the Cubist movement. Pablo Picasso.
7) How many valves does a trumpet have? 3.
8) Who painted How Sir Galahad, Sir Bors, and Sir Percival were fed with the Sang Grael; But Sir Percival's Sister Died Along the Way? Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
9) If you were painting with tempera, what would you be using to bind together colour pigments? Egg yolk.
10) What is John Leach famous for making? Pottery.

                                                                  HAPPY QUIZZING

Thursday, August 23, 2012


"Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo."
- H. G. Wells (1866-1946)
"Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever."
- Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
"The fundamental cause of trouble in the world is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt."
- Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)
"Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake."
- Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower (1887-1956)
"Don't be so humble - you are not that great."
- Golda Meir (1898-1978) to a visiting diplomat
"His ignorance is encyclopedic"
- Abba Eban (1915-2002)
"If a man does his best, what else is there?"
- General George S. Patton (1885-1945)
"Political correctness is tyranny with manners."
- Charlton Heston (1924-2008)
"You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."
- Ayn Rand (1905-1982)
"When one person suffers from a delusion it is called insanity; when many people suffer from a delusion it is called religion."
- Robert Pirsig (1948-)
"Sex and religion are closer to each other than either might prefer."
- Saint Thomas More (1478-1535)
"I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better."
- A. J. Liebling (1904-1963)
"People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid."
- Soren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813-1855)
"Give me chastity and continence, but not yet."
- Saint Augustine (354-430)
"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
"You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you."
- Leon Trotsky (1879-1940)
"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."
- Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)
"We are all atheists about most of the gods humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further."
- Richard Dawkins (1941-)
"The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work."
- Emile Zola (1840-1902)
"This book fills a much-needed gap."
- Moses Hadas (1900-1966) in a review
"The full use of your powers along lines of excellence."
- definition of "happiness" by John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)
"I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart."
- e e cummings (1894-1962)
"Give me a museum and I'll fill it."
- Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
- Arturo Toscanini (1867-1957) to his orchestra
"I'll moider da bum."
- Heavyweight boxer Tony Galento, when asked what he thought of William Shakespeare
"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But in practice, there is."
- Yogi Berra
"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
"Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems."
- Rene Descartes (1596-1650), "Discours de la Methode"
"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
- Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)
"Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right."
- Henry Ford (1863-1947)
"Do, or do not. There is no 'try'."
- Yoda ('The Empire Strikes Back')
"The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it."
- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
"Don't stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed."
- George Burns (1896-1996)
"I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves."
- Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)
"There are no facts, only interpretations."
- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."
- Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)
"The use of COBOL cripples the mind; its teaching should, therefore, be regarded as a criminal offense."
- Edsgar Dijkstra (1930-2002)
"C makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot; C++ makes it harder, but when you do, it blows away your whole leg."
- Bjarne Stroustrup
"A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems."
- Paul Erdos (1913-1996)
"Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by fighting back."
- Paul Erdos (1913-1996)
"Try to learn something about everything and everything about something."
- Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895)
"Dancing is silent poetry."
- Simonides (556-468bc)
"The only difference between me and a madman is that I'm not mad."
- Salvador Dali (1904-1989)
"If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you'd best teach it to dance."
- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
"But at my back I always hear Time's winged chariot hurrying near."
- Andrew Marvell (1621-1678)
"Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws."
- Plato (427-347 B.C.)
"The power of accurate observation is frequently called cynicism by those who don't have it."
- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
"Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called 'Ego'."
- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
"Everybody pities the weak; jealousy you have to earn."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947-)
"Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain."
- Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805)
"We have art to save ourselves from the truth."
- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."
- Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
"I think 'Hail to the Chief' has a nice ring to it."
- John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) when asked what is his favorite song
"I have nothing to declare except my genius."
- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) upon arriving at U.S. customs 1882
"Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe."
- H. G. Wells (1866-1946)
"Talent does what it can; genius does what it must."
- Edward George Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873)
"The difference between 'involvement' and 'commitment' is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast: the chicken was 'involved' - the pig was 'committed'."
- unknown
"Women might be able to fake orgasms. But men can fake a whole relationship."
- Sharon Stone
"If you are going through hell, keep going."
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
"He who has a 'why' to live, can bear with almost any 'how'."
- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
"Many wealthy people are little more than janitors of their possessions."
- Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)
"I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters."
- Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)
"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go."
- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
"God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh."
- Voltaire (1694-1778)
"He is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death."
- H. H. Munro (Saki) (1870-1916)
"I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter."
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
"I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them."
- Ian L. Fleming (1908-1964)
"If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars."
- J. Paul Getty (1892-1976)
"Facts are the enemy of truth."
- Don Quixote - "Man of La Mancha"
"When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world."
- George Washington Carver (1864-1943)
"How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself."
- Anais Nin (1903-1977)
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
- Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)
"I begin by taking. I shall find scholars later to demonstrate my perfect right."
- Frederick (II) the Great
"Maybe this world is another planet's Hell."
- Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)
"Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact."
- George Eliot (1819-1880)
"Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth."
- Sherlock Holmes (by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1859-1930)
"Black holes are where God divided by zero."
- Steven Wright
"I've had a wonderful time, but this wasn't it."
- Groucho Marx (1895-1977)
"It's kind of fun to do the impossible."
- Walt Disney (1901-1966)
"We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time."
- Vince Lombardi
"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true."
- James Branch Cabell
"A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship."
- John D. Rockefeller (1874-1960)
"All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher."
- Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
"You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it."
- Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936)
"An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered."
- Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936)
"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth."
- Umberto Eco
"Be nice to people on your way up because you meet them on your way down."
- Jimmy Durante
"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good."
- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), Inaugural Address, January 20, 1953
"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them."
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
"Basically, I no longer work for anything but the sensation I have while working."
- Albert Giacometti (sculptor)
"There's a limit to how many times you can read how great you are and what an inspiration you are, but I'm not there yet."
- Randy Pausch (1960-2008)
"It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring."
- Carl Sagan (1934-1996)
"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."
- Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)
"Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street."
- Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915)
"There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life."
- Frank Zappa
"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."
- Antoine de Saint Exupery
"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome."
- Isaac Asimov
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe."
- Carl Sagan (1934-1996)
"It is much more comfortable to be mad and know it, than to be sane and have one's doubts."
- G. B. Burgin
"Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action."
- Auric Goldfinger, in "Goldfinger" by Ian L. Fleming (1908-1964)
"To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance"
- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
"Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens."
- Jimi Hendrix
"A clever man commits no minor blunders."
- Goethe (1749-1832)
"Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours."
- Richard Bach
"A witty saying proves nothing."
- Voltaire (1694-1778)
"Sleep is an excellent way of listening to an opera."
- James Stephens (1882-1950)
"The nice thing about being a celebrity is that if you bore people they think it's their fault."
- Henry Kissinger (1923-)
"Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance."
- Will Durant
"I have often regretted my speech, never my silence."
- Xenocrates (396-314 B.C.)
"It was the experience of mystery -- even if mixed with fear -- that engendered religion."
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough."
- Mario Andretti
"I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure -- that is all that agnosticism means."
- Clarence Darrow, Scopes trial, 1925.
"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal."
- Henry Ford (1863-1947)
"I'll sleep when I'm dead."
- Warren Zevon (1947-2003)
"There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread."
- Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)
"When you gaze long into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you."
- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
"The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is truly free. First, society begins by trying to beat you up. If this fails, they try to poison you. If this fails too, they finish by loading honors on your head."
- Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)
"Everyone is a genius at least once a year; a real genius has his original ideas closer together."
- Georg Lichtenberg (1742-1799)
"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it"
- Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
"While we are postponing, life speeds by."
- Seneca (3BC - 65AD)
"Where are we going, and why am I in this handbasket?"
- Bumper Sticker
"God, please save me from your followers!"
- Bumper Sticker
"Fill what's empty, empty what's full, and scratch where it itches."
- the Duchess of Windsor, when asked what is the secret of a long and happy life
"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."
- Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)
"Luck is the residue of design."
- Branch Rickey - former owner of the Brooklyn Dodger Baseball Team
"Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die."
- Mel Brooks
"Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so."
- Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)
"Wit is educated insolence."
- Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)
"My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher."
- Socrates (470-399 B.C.)
"Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't"
- Erica Jong (1942-)
"Show me a woman who doesn't feel guilty and I'll show you a man."
- Erica Jong (1942-)
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
- Maya Angelou (1928-)
"Egotist: a person more interested in himself than in me."
- Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
"A narcissist is someone better looking than you are."
- Gore Vidal
"Wise men make proverbs, but fools repeat them."
- Samuel Palmer (1805-80)
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
"The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows."
- Aristotle Onassis (1906-1975)
"Sometimes when reading Goethe I have the paralyzing suspicion that he is trying to be funny."
- Guy Davenport
"When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite."
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
"Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has no heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains."
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
"The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth."
- Niels Bohr (1885-1962)
"We all agree that your theory is crazy, but is it crazy enough?"
- Niels Bohr (1885-1962)
"When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong."
- Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983)
"In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite."
- Paul Dirac (1902-1984)
"I would have made a good Pope."
- Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994)
"In any contest between power and patience, bet on patience."
- W.B. Prescott
"Anyone who considers arithmetical methods of producing random digits is, of course, in a state of sin."
- John von Neumann (1903-1957)
"The mistakes are all waiting to be made."
- chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower (1887-1956) on the game's opening position
"It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims."
- Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)
"Grove giveth and Gates taketh away."
- Bob Metcalfe (inventor of Ethernet) on the trend of hardware speedups not being able to keep up with software demands
"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
"One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important."
- Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)
"A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation."
- H. H. Munro (Saki) (1870-1916)
"There are two ways of constructing a software design; one way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult."
- C. A. R. Hoare
"Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler."
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
"What do you take me for, an idiot?"
- General Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970), when a journalist asked him if he was happy
"I heard someone tried the monkeys-on-typewriters bit trying for the plays of W. Shakespeare, but all they got was the collected works of Francis Bacon."
- Bill Hirst
"Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do."
- Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980)
"A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines."
- Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)
"It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid."
- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
"If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me."
- Alice Roosevelt Longworth (1884-1980)
"A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies."
- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."
- John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)
"Logic is in the eye of the logician."
- Gloria Steinem
"No one can earn a million dollars honestly."
- William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925)
"Everything has been figured out, except how to live."
- Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980)
"Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech."
- Martin Fraquhar Tupper
"Thank you for sending me a copy of your book - I'll waste no time reading it."
- Moses Hadas (1900-1966)
"From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it."
- Groucho Marx (1895-1977)
"It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating."
- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
"When ideas fail, words come in very handy."
- Goethe (1749-1832)
"In the end, everything is a gag."
- Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977)
"The nice thing about egotists is that they don't talk about other people."
- Lucille S. Harper
"You got to be careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there."
- Yogi Berra
"I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known."
- Walt Disney (1901-1966)
"He who hesitates is a damned fool."
- Mae West (1892-1980)
"Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater."
- Gail Godwin
"University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small."
- Henry Kissinger (1923-)
"The graveyards are full of indispensable men."
- Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970)
"You can pretend to be serious; you can't pretend to be witty."
- Sacha Guitry (1885-1957)
"Behind every great fortune there is a crime."
- Honore de Balzac (1799-1850)
"If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning."
- Aristotle Onassis (1906-1975)
"I am not young enough to know everything."
- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
"Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same."
- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
"The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his."
- General George Patton (1885-1945)
"Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
"There is no sincerer love than the love of food."
- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
"I don't even butter my bread; I consider that cooking."
- Katherine Cebrian
"I have an existential map; it has 'you are here' written all over it."
- Steven Wright
"Mr. Wagner has beautiful moments but bad quarters of an hour."
- Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868)
"Manuscript: something submitted in haste and returned at leisure."
- Oliver Herford (1863-1935)
"I have read your book and much like it."
- Moses Hadas (1900-1966)
"The covers of this book are too far apart."
- Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
"Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them."
- Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964)
"Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end."
- Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
"Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung."
- Voltaire (1694-1778)
"When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before."
- Mae West (1892-1980)
"I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to."
- Elvis Presley (1935-1977)
"No Sane man will dance."
- Cicero (106-43 B.C.)
"Hell is a half-filled auditorium."
- Robert Frost (1874-1963)
"Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you."
- Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961)
"Vote early and vote often."
- Al Capone (1899-1947)
"If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?"
- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
"Few things are harder to put up with than a good example."
- Mark Twain (1835-1910)
"Hell is other people."
- Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980)
"Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds."
- Robert J. Oppenheimer (1904-1967) (citing from the Bhagavad Gita, after witnessing the world's first nuclear explosion)
"Happiness is good health and a bad memory."
- Ingrid Bergman (1917-1982)
"Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate."
- Thomas Jones
"You can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone."
- Al Capone (1899-1947)
"The gods too are fond of a joke."
- Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)
"Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes."
- Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
"The difference between pornography and erotica is lighting."
- Gloria Leonard
"It is time I stepped aside for a less experienced and less able man."
- Professor Scott Elledge on his retirement from Cornell
"Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work."
- Robert Orben
"The cynics are right nine times out of ten."
- Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956)
"There are some experiences in life which should not be demanded twice from any man, and one of them is listening to the Brahms Requiem."
- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

"And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him."
- Herb Kimmel, Behavioralist, Professor of Psychology, upon hearing the above quote (1981)

"How can I lose to such an idiot?"
- A shout from chessmaster Aaron Nimzovich (1886-1935)
"Not only is there no God, but try finding a plumber on Sunday."
- Woody Allen (1935-)
"I don't feel good."
- The last words of Luther Burbank (1849-1926)
"Nothing is wrong with California that a rise in the ocean level wouldn't cure."
- Ross MacDonald (1915-1983)
"Men have become the tools of their tools."
- Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."
- Mark Twain (1835-1910)
"It is now possible for a flight attendant to get a pilot pregnant."
- Richard J. Ferris, president of United Airlines
"I never miss a chance to have sex or appear on television."
- Gore Vidal
"I don't want to achieve immortality through my work; I want to achieve immortality through not dying."
- Woody Allen (1935-)
"Men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all the other alternatives."
- Abba Eban (1915-2002)
"A consensus means that everyone agrees to say collectively what no one believes individually."
- Abba Eban (1915-2002)
"To sit alone with my conscience will be judgment enough for me."
- Charles William Stubbs
"Sanity is a madness put to good uses."
- George Santayana (1863-1952)
"Imitation is the sincerest form of television."
- Fred Allen (1894-1956)
"Always do right- this will gratify some and astonish the rest."
- Mark Twain (1835-1910)
"In America, anybody can be president. That's one of the risks you take."
- Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965)
"Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research."
- Wilson Mizner (1876-1933)
"Why don't you write books people can read?"
- Nora Joyce to her husband James (1882-1941)
"Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers."
- T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)
"Criticism is prejudice made plausible."
- Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956)
"It is better to be quotable than to be honest."
- Tom Stoppard
"Being on the tightrope is living; everything else is waiting."
- Karl Wallenda
"Opportunities multiply as they are seized."
- Sun Tzu
"A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar."
- Lao-Tzu (570?-490? BC)
" The best way to predict the future is to invent it."
- Alan Kay
"Never mistake motion for action."
- Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)
"I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours."
- Sir Stephen Henry Roberts (1901-1971)
"Hell is paved with good samaritans."
- William M. Holden
"The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains that I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time."
- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
"Silence is argument carried out by other means."
- Ernesto"Che"Guevara (1928-1967)
"Well done is better than well said."
- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
"The average person thinks he isn't."
- Father Larry Lorenzoni
"Heav'n hath no rage like love to hatred turn'd, Nor Hell a fury, like a woman scorn'd."
- William Congreve (1670-1729)
"A husband is what is left of the lover after the nerve has been extracted."
- Helen Rowland (1876-1950)
"Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century."
- Lewis Perelman
"Dogma is the sacrifice of wisdom to consistency."
- Lewis Perelman
"Sometimes it is not enough that we do our best; we must do what is required."
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
"The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready."
- Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
"There is a country in Europe where multiple-choice tests are illegal."
- Sigfried Hulzer
"Ask her to wait a moment - I am almost done."
- Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855), while working, when informed that his wife is dying
"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
- Thomas Watson (1874-1956), Chairman of IBM, 1943
"I think it would be a good idea."
- Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948), when asked what he thought of Western civilization
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
- Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
"I'm not a member of any organized political party, I'm a Democrat!"
- Will Rogers (1879-1935)
"If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?" "
- Will Rogers (1879-1935)
"The backbone of surprise is fusing speed with secrecy."
- Von Clausewitz (1780-1831)
"Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions - it only guarantees equality of opportunity."
- Irving Kristol
"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
- Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977
"The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a 'C', the idea must be feasible."
- A Yale University management professor in response to student Fred Smith's paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service (Smith went on to found Federal Express Corp.)
"Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?"
- H. M. Warner (1881-1958), founder of Warner Brothers, in 1927
"We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out."
- Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962
"Everything that can be invented has been invented."
- Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899
"Denial ain't just a river in Egypt."
- Mark Twain (1835-1910)
"A pint of sweat saves a gallon of blood."
- General George S. Patton (1885-1945)
"After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one."
- Cato the Elder (234-149 BC, AKA Marcus Porcius Cato)
"He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know."
- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
"Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something."
- last words of Pancho Villa (1877-1923)
"The right to swing my fist ends where the other man's nose begins."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841-1935)
"The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense."
- Tom Clancy
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog."
- Mark Twain (1835-1910)
"It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both."
- Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527), "The Prince"
"Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame."
- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
"The President has kept all of the promises he intended to keep."
- Clinton aide George Stephanopolous speaking on Larry King Live
"We're going to turn this team around 360 degrees."
- Jason Kidd, upon his drafting to the Dallas Mavericks
"Half this game is ninety percent mental."
- Yogi Berra
"There is only one nature - the division into science and engineering is a human imposition, not a natural one. Indeed, the division is a human failure; it reflects our limited capacity to comprehend the whole."
- Bill Wulf
"There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher."
- Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964)
"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire."
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
"Write drunk; edit sober."
- Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)
"I criticize by creation - not by finding fault."
- Cicero (106-43 B.C.)
"Love is friendship set on fire."
- Jeremy Taylor
"God gave men both a penis and a brain, but unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time."
- Robin Williams, commenting on the Clinton/Lewinsky affair
"My occupation now, I suppose, is jail inmate."
- Unibomber Theodore Kaczynski, when asked in court what his current profession was
"Woman was God's second mistake."
- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
"This isn't right, this isn't even wrong."
- Wolfgang Pauli (1900-1958), upon reading a young physicist's paper
"For centuries, theologians have been explaining the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-knowing."
- Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956)
"Pray, v.: To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy."
- Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats."
- Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956)
"Now, now my good man, this is no time for making enemies."
- Voltaire (1694-1778) on his deathbed in response to a priest asking that he renounce Satan.
"Fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run."
- Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
"He would make a lovely corpse."
- Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
"I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial."
- Irvin S. Cobb
"I worship the quicksand he walks in."
- Art Buchwald
"Wagner's music is better than it sounds."
- Mark Twain (1835-1910)
"A poem is never finished, only abandoned."
- Paul Valery (1871-1945)
"We are not retreating - we are advancing in another Direction."
- General Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964)
"If you were plowing a field, which would you rather use? Two strong oxen or 1024 chickens?"
- Seymour Cray (1925-1996), father of supercomputing
"#3 pencils and quadrille pads."
- Seymoure Cray (1925-1996) when asked what CAD tools he used to design the Cray I supercomputer; he also recommended using the back side of the pages so that the grid lines were not so dominant.
"Interesting - I use a Mac to help me design the next Cray."
- Seymoure Cray (1925-1996) when he was told that Apple Inc. had recently bought a Cray supercomputer to help them design the next Mac.
"Your Highness, I have no need of this hypothesis."
- Pierre Laplace (1749-1827), to Napoleon on why his works on celestial mechanics make no mention of God.
"I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need."
- Francois-Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), when asked how he managed to make his remarkable statues
"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them."
- Mark Twain (1835-1910)
"The truth is more important than the facts."
- Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)
"Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing."
- Wernher Von Braun (1912-1977)
"There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it."
- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

"Attention to health is life's greatest hindrance."
- Plato (427-347 B.C.)
"Plato was a bore."
- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
"Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal."
- Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)
"I'm not going to get into the ring with Tolstoy."
- Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)
"Hemingway was a jerk."
- Harold Robbins

"Men are not disturbed by things, but the view they take of things."
- Epictetus (55-135 A.D.)

                                                                   COMPILED BY PROF. GABRIEL ROBBINS



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1. At the 1908 London Olympics, much of the focus during the marathon event fell on Dorando Pietri, the Italian runner who entered the stadium first. However, he took a wrong turn, collapsed, was helped up by doctors, fell three more times, before being half-carried across the finish line by race officials. However, all this help got him disqualified. He did receive a special silver cup from Queen Alexandra of Denmark. Who was declared the winner after Pietri was disqualified?
 Johnny Hayes (USA)

2. The Olympic Creed - "The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph, but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered, but to have fought well." This was adopted by Baron de Coubertin after hearing it from a sermon by the Bishop of Philadelphia. In what year was the creed first used?
 1912 Stockholm
3.Which young gymnast from the U.S.S.R. won the hearts of many for her alistic style in the 1972 Munich Olympics?
Olga Korbut
3. In the first Olympic Winter Games, who won a Silver Medal in the 5000m speed skating event and a Gold Medal in the 10,000m speed skating event?
 Julius Skutnabb (Finland)
4. On February 12, 2010, luger Nodar Kumaritashvili died after crashing, flying over a wall, and hitting his head on a metal support beam on the Whistler Sliding Center in Vancouver, Canada. Which country was he competing for?
5. In 1980 Lake Placid Games, the USA men's ice hockey team beat the USSR 4-3 in the round-robin tournament. What was this game nicknamed?
Miracle on Ice
6. In the 1908 London Olympics, Jay Gould of the USA won the first (and to date only) Olympic Gold medal awarded for "Jeu de Paume". By what name is this sport better known in English-speaking countries?
Real Tennis
7. In the 1908 London Olympic Games, the finalists in this event were two 8-man teams of British policemen, from London (who took Gold) and Liverpool (Silver). A third team of British police took the Bronze medal by default, when their Swedish opponents didn't bother to turn up for the match. What now discontinued sport was this?

8. The Olympic Rope Climb was competed for on five occasions between 1896 and 1932, competitors being timed on the speed with which they ascended a free-hanging rope. But in the 1896 Athens Games, why did only two competitors reach the top of the 14-metre rope?

The rope was too long for most competitors

9. In the 1900 Paris Olympics, why did Frederick Lane of Australia have to climb over a pole and a row of boats, and swim under another row of boats. In which event he won the gold medal?
"Obstacle Race - Swimming" event
10. Not all discontinued sports appeared only in the earliest Olympic Games. This individual event was featured in three Games in 1984 (Los Angeles), 1988 (Seoul) and 1992 (Barcelona), during which period the USA, Canada and Japan were the only countries to win medals.

Solo Synchronised Swimming

                                           WITH LOVE AND REGARDS

Friday, August 12, 2011


Presidents of India

Name Tenure
Dr Rajendra Prasad (1884-1963) 26 January 1950-13 May 1962
Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888-1975) 13 May 1962-13 May 1967
Dr Zakir Hussain (1897-1969) 13 May 1967-3 May 1969
Varahagiri Venkatagiri(V V Giri) (1884-1980) (Acting)3 May 1969-20 July 1969
Justice Mohammad Hidayatullah (1905-1992) (Acting)20 July 1969-24 August 1969
Varahagiri Venkatagiri (1884-1980)24 August 1969-24 August 1974
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed (1905-1977)24 August 1974-11 February 1977
B.D. Jatti (1913-2002) (Acting)11 February 1977-25 July 1977
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy (1913-1996) 25 July 1977-25 July 1982
Giani Zail Singh (1916-1994) 25 July 1982-25 July 1987
R. Venkataraman (B-1910) 25 July 1987-25 July 1992
Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma (1918-1999) 25 July 1992-25 July 1997
K.R. Narayanan (1920-2005) 25 July 1997-25 July 2002
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Birth-1931) 25 July 2002-25 July 2007
Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil (B - 1934) 25 July 2007 - Continuing

Vice-Presidents of India

Name Tenure
Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888-1975) 1952-1962
Dr Zakir Hussain (1897-1969) 1962-1967
Varahagiri Venkatagiri (1884-1980)1967-1969
Gopal Swarup Pathak (1896-1982)1969-1974
B.D. Jatti (1913-2002)1974-1979
Justice Mohammad Hidayatullah (1905-1992)1979-1984
R. Venkataraman (B-1910)1984-1987
Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma (1918-1999)1987-1992
K.R. Narayanan (1920-1925)1992-1997
Krishan Kant (1927-2002)1997-2002
Bhairon Singh Shekhawat(1923- 2010)2002-2007
Mohammad Hamid Ansari (B - 1937) 11 August 2007 - Continuing

Prime Ministers of India

Name Tenure
Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964)15 August 1947-27 May 1964
Gulzari Lal Nanda (1898-1997) (Acting)27 May 1964-9 June 1964
Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904-1966)09 June 1964-11 January 1966
Gulzari Lal Nanda (1898-1997) (Acting)11 January 1966-24 January 1966
Indira Gandhi (1917-1984)24 January1966-24 March 1977
Morarji Desai (1896-1995)24 March 1977-28 July 1979
Charan Singh (1902-1987)28 July 1979-14 January 1980
Indira Gandhi (1917-1984)14 January 1980-31 October 1984
Rajiv Gandhi (1944-1991)31 October 1984-1 December 1989
Vishwanath Pratap Singh (1931-2008)02 December 1989-10 November 1990
Chandra Shekhar (b-1927)10 November 1990-21 June 1991
P.V. Narasimha Rao (1921-2004)21 June 1991-16 May 1996
Atal Bihari Vajpayee (b-1926)16 May 1996-01 June 1996
H.D. Deve Gowda (B-1933)01 June 1996-21 April 1997
I.K. Gujral (b-1933)21 April 1997-18 March 1998
Atal Bihari Vajpayee (B-1926)19 March 1998 -13October 1999
Atal Bihari Vajpayee (B-1926)13 October 1999 - 22 May 2004
Dr. Manmohan Singh(B-1932) 22 May 2004 – continuing

Chief Justices of India

Harilal J. Kania
26 January 1950 - 6 November 1951
M. Patanjali Sastri
7 November 1951 - 3 January 1954
Mehar Chand Mahajan
4 January 1954 - 22 December 1954
B.K. Mukherjea
23 December 1954 - 31 January 1956
S.R. Das
01 February 1956 - 30 September 1959
Bhuvaneshwar Prasad Sinha
1 October 1959 - 31 January 1964
P.B. Gajendragadkar
1 February 1964 - 15 March 1966
A.K. Sarkar
16 March 1966 - 29 June 1966
K. Subba Rao
30 June 1966 - 11 April 1967
K.N. Wanchoo
12 April 1967 - 24 February 1968
M. Hidayatullah
25 February 1968 - 16 December 1970
I.C. Shah
17 December 1970 - 21 January 1971
S.M. Sikri
22 January 1971 - 25 April 1973
A.N. Ray
26 April 1973 - 27 January 1977
M.H. Beg
28 January 1977 - 21 February 1978
Y.V. Chandrachud
22 February 1978 - 11 July 1985
P.N. Bhagwati
12 July 1985 - 20 December 1986
R.S. Pathak
21 December 1986 - 18 June 1989
E.S. Venkataramaiah
19 June 1989 - 17 December 1989
S. Mukherjee
18 December 1989 - 25 September 1990
Ranganath Mishra
26 September 1990 - 24 November 1991
K.N. Singh
25 November 1991 - 12 December 1991
M.H. Kania
13 December 1991 - 17 November 1992
I.M. Sharma
18 November 1992 - 11 February 1993
M.N. Venkatachalaiah
12 February 1993 - 24 October 1994
A.M. Ahmadi
25 October 1994 - 24 March 1997
J.S. Verma
25 March 1997 - 17 January 1998
M.M. Punchhi
18 January 1998 - 9 October 1998
A.S. Anand
10 October 1998 - 31 October 2001
S.P. Bharucha
01 November 2001 - 5 May 2002
B.N. Kirpal
6 May 2002 - 7 November 2002
G.B. Pattanaiak
8 November 2002 - 18 December 2002
V.N. Khare
19 December 2002 - 1 May 2004
S. Rajendra Babu
02 May 2004 - 31 May 2004
R.C. Lahoti
01 June 2004 - 31 October 2005
Y.K. Sabharwal
01 November 2005 - 14 January 2007
14 January 2007 - 12 May 2010
12 May 2010 – continuing-----

Chief Election Commissioners of India

Sukumar Sen
21 March 1950-19 December 1958
K.V.K. Sundaram
20 December 1958-30 September 1967
S.P. Sen Verma
01 October 1967-30 September 1972
Dr Nagendra Singh
01 October 1972-6 February 1973
T. Swaminathan
07 February 1973-17 June 1977
S.L. Shakdhar
18 June 1977-17 June 1982
R.K. Trivedi
18 June 1982-31 December 1985
R.V.S. Peri Sastri
01 January 1986-25 November 1990
Smt V.S. Rama Devi
26 November 1990-11 December 1990
T.N. Seshan
12 December 1990-11 December 1996
M.S. Gill
12 December 1996-13 June 2001
J.M. Lyngdoh
14 June 2001 - 7 February 2004
T.S. Krishna Murthy
08 February 2004 - 15 May 2005
B.B. Tandon
16 May 2005 - 29 June 2006
N. Gopalaswamy
30 June 2006 - 20 April 2009
Navin Chawla
21 April 2009 - 29 July 2010
S.Y. Qureshi
30 July - Continuing

Chiefs of Army Staff

General Maharaj Rajendra Sinhji
01 April 1955-14 May 1955
General S.M. Srinagesh
15 May 1955-7 May 1957
General K.S. Thimayya
08 May 1957-7 May 1961
General R.N. Thapar
08 May 1961-19 November 1962
General J.N. Choudhuri
20 November 1962-7 June 1966
General P.P. Kumaramangalam
08 June 1966-7 June 1969
General S.H.F.J. Manekshaw
08 June 1969-31 December 1972
Field Marshal S.H.F.J. Manekshaw
01 January 1973-14 January 1973
General G.G. Bewoor
15 January 1973-31 May 1975
General T.N. Raina
01 June 1975-31 May 1978
General O.P. Malhotra
01 June 1978-31 May 1981
General K.V. Krishna Rao
01 June 1981-31 July 1983
General A.S. Vaidya
01 August 1983-31 January 1986
General K. Sunderji
01 February 1986-30 April 1988
General V.N. Sharma
01 May 1988-30 June 1990
General S.F. Rodrigues
01 July 1990-30 June 1993
General B.C. Joshi
01 July 1993-18 November 1994
General S. Roychowdhury
22 November 1994-30 September 1997
General V.P. Malik
01 October 1997-30 September 2000
General S. Padmanabhan
30 September 2000-31 December 2002
General J.J. Singh
01 February 2005 - 30 September 2007
General Deepak Kapoor
30 September 2007-30 March 2010
General V.K. Singh
31 March 2010 - Continuing

Chiefs of Naval Staff

Rear Admiral J.T.S. Hall
15 August 1947-14 August 1948
Admiral Sir Edward Parry
15 August 1948-13 October 1951
Admiral Sir Mark Pizey
14 October 1951-21 July 1955
Vice Admiral Sir Stephen Carlill
22 July 1955-21 April 1958
Vice Admiral R.D. Katari
22 April 1958-4 June 1962
Vice Admiral B.S. Soman
05 June 1962-3 March 1966
Admiral A.K. Chatterjee
04 March 1966-27 February 1970
Admiral S.M. Nanda
28 February 1970-28 February 1973
Admiral S.N. Kohli
01 March 1973-28 February 1976
Admiral J.L. Cursetji
01 March 1976-28 February 1979
Admiral R.L. Pereira
01 March 1979-28 February 1982
Admiral O.S. Dawson
01 March 1982-30 November 1984
Admiral R.H. Tahiliani
01 December 1984-30 November 1987
Admiral J.G. Nadkarni
01 December 1987-30 November 1990
Admiral Ramdas
01 December 1990-30 September 1993
Admiral V.S. Shekhawat
01 October 1993-30 September 1996
Admiral Vishnu Bhagwat
01 October 1996-30 December 1998
Admiral Sushil Kumar
31 December 1998 - 29 December 2001
Admiral Madhvendra Singh
29 December 2001 - 31 July 2004
Admiral Arun Prakash
01 August 2004 - 30 October 2006
Admiral Sureesh Mehta
30 October 2006 - 31 August 2009
Admiral Nirmal Verma
31 August 2009- Continuing

Chiefs of Air Staff

Air Marshal Sir Thomas Elmhirst
15 August 1947-21 February 1950
Air Marshal Sir Ronald Chapman
22 February 1950-9 December 1951
Air Marshal Sir Gerald Gibbs
10 December 1951-31 March 1954
Air Marshal S. Mukherjee
01 April 1954-8 November 1960
Air Marshal A.M. Engineer
01 December 1960-31 July 1964
Air Chief Marshal Arjan Singh
01 August 1964-15 July 1969
Air Chief Marshal P.C. Lal
16 July 1969-15 January 1973
Air Chief Marshal O.P. Mehra
16 January 1973-31 January 1976
Air Chief Marshal H. Moolgavkar
01 February 1976-31 August 1978
Air Chief Marshal I.H. Latif
01 September 1978-31 August 1981
Air Chief Marshal Dilbagh Singh
01 September 1981-4 September 1984
Air Chief Marshal L.M. Katre
05 September 1984-1 July 1985
Air Chief Marshal D.A. La Fontaine
03 July 1985-31 July 1988
Air Chief Marshal S.K. Mehra
01 August 1988-31 July 1991
Air Chief Marshal N.C. Suri
01 August 1991-31 July 1993
Air Chief Marshal S.K. Kaul
01 August 1993-31 December 1995
Air Chief Marshal S.K. Sareen
01 January 1996-31 December 1998
Air Chief Marshal A.Y. Tipnis
01 January 1999-31 December 2001
Air Chief Marshal S. Krishnaswamys
31 December 2001-31 December 2004
Air Chief Marshal S. P. Tyagi
31 December 2004-31 March 2007
Air Chief Marshal M.F. Major
31 March 2007-31 March 2009
Air Chief Marshal P.V. Naik
31 March 2009 - Continuing

Chairmen of Union Public Service Commission

Sir Ross Barker
Sir David Petrie
August 1932-1936
Sir Eyre
Sir F.W. Robertson
Sh. H.K. Kripalani
1 April 1947-13 January 1949
Sh. R.N. Banerjee
14 January 1949-9 May 1955
Sh. N. Govindarajan
10 May 1955-9 December 1955
Sh. V.S. Hejmadi
10 December 1955-9 December 1961
Sh. B.N. Jha
11 December 1961-22 February 1967
Sh. K.R. Damle
18 April 1967-2 March 1971
Sh. R.C.S. Sarkar
11 May 1971-1 February 1973
Dr. A.R. Kidwai
5 February 1973-4 February 1979
Dr. M.L. Shahare
16 February 1979-16 February 1985
Sh. H.K.L. Capoor
18 February 1985-5 March 1990
Sh. J.P. Gupta
05 March 1990-2 June 1992
Smt. R.M. Bathew (Kharbuli)
23 September 1992-23 August 1996
Sh. S.J.S. Chhatwal
23 August 1996-30 September 1996
Sh. J.M. Qureshi
30 September 1996-11 December 1998
Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Surinder Nath
11 December 1998-25 June 2002
Sh. P.C. Hota
25 June 2002-8 September 2003
Sh. Mata Prasad
08 September 2003-04 January 2005
Dr. S.R. Hashim
04 January 2005-01 April 2006
Sh. Gurbachan Jagat
01 April 2006-30 June 2007
Prof. D.P. Agrawal