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paisepagal

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Competition: 2012: Possible Indian Commemorative Coins
« on: December 30, 2011, 04:49:53 AM »
C'mon Sanjay... Let's play the guessing game  ;D ...maybe to make it interesting, I'll have to think of a little prize to whoever's guess eventually turns out to be an actual theme..
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paisepagal

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Competition: Possible Indian Commemorative Coins in 2012
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2011, 08:57:33 AM »
I hereby ban Sanjay Kansal from playing the guessing game  ;D. I hereby ban The Oracle from the game also by virtue of the prize I shall soon unveil (it's too LITTLE for his taste)  ;D

Watch this space and keep your eyes peeled  :o  :o  :o

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Competition: Possible Indian Commemorative Coins in 2012
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2012, 09:05:01 AM »
As promised.... the prize has now been unveiled  8)

Since we are guessing about the future, I thought it would be poignant that the prize should come from the past ;D. Check out the sample picture. Whoever guesses themes that turn out correct will receive 10 pieces of these (I would grade the coins between XF+ to AU).

The ground rules to receive the prize
- Anyone can participate whether in India or not
- There's no first, second or third prize. If your guess turns out to be true, you win!
- You guess two themes correctly, you win 20 pieces and so on.
- The competition is opened until 31 Jan 2012 and only applicable to coins that are officially unveiled until 31 Dec 2012
- I will know whether you are randomly guessing or not ! If you are referring to a reliable source (like Sanjay or Pabitra), it won't be counted. I'm on most mailing lists possible, so I'll know  >:D

So far we have two participants by default (let me know if i missed anyone out)
-Bimat : 125th Anniv S Ramanujan
-Vivek : Centenary of Jana Gana Mana

PS.Can the moderator change the headline to "Possible Indian Commemorative Coins in 2012"

Good Luck!
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Re: Competition: Possible Indian Commemorative Coins in 2012
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2012, 10:11:56 AM »
The Centenary of Indian cinema.

Now I would also like a second guess if that is allowed.

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Re: Competition: Possible Indian Commemorative Coins in 2012
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2012, 11:17:20 AM »
 I already voted previously  for Swami vivekananda's coin as one of the possible commemorative.

- Swami Vivekananda's  commemorative.

2nd Theme would be
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- 150 years of Madan Mohanama Malaviya.

Cheers ;D
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Re: Competition: Possible Indian Commemorative Coins in 2012
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2012, 12:32:04 PM »
Ah wait, I must clarify, it must be something that I have not already suggested... So no Indian cinema, ASI etc (possible themes I've posted)... vivekananda is mostly confirmed since last year. I shall not make further guesses till the competition is closed..

A partial aim of this competition is to encourage members to rummage though historical facts and come up with proposals thereby bringing to light facets of our rich and diverse cultural and historical legacy

So far only bimat and Vivek qualify with their guesses
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Re: Competition: Possible Indian Commemorative Coins in 2012
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2012, 12:33:58 PM »
And yes, you can make as many new and even random guesses as you like... If you turn out right... That many you win   ;D

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Re: Competition: Possible Indian Commemorative Coins in 2012
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2012, 12:45:40 PM »
Hmmm I was unaware of a posting about Indian cinema.

Well this one won't happen but it should for a variety of reasons.

Lawrence Durrell Born in India 100 years ago

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Re: Competition: Possible Indian Commemorative Coins in 2012
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2012, 01:01:55 PM »
Ah wait, I must clarify, it must be something that I have not already suggested... So no Indian cinema, ASI etc (possible themes I've posted)... vivekananda is mostly confirmed since last year. I shall not make further guesses till the competition is closed..

A partial aim of this competition is to encourage members to rummage though historical facts and come up with proposals thereby bringing to light facets of our rich and diverse cultural and historical legacy

So far only bimat and Vivek qualify with their guesses


i knew there was a catch to the contest.  BTW if the mints issue more coins because of this thread you will be buying them for me with money from your own pocket.  I am already out of 30000 and you are playing a dangerous game  ;D

BTW since i cant play i am willing to outsource my guesses all i ask is for half of your winnings  ;D

you have to send the coins to me in advance though
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Re: Competition: Possible Indian Commemorative Coins in 2012
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2012, 05:02:52 PM »
Hmmm I was unaware of a posting about Indian cinema.

Well this one won't happen but it should for a variety of reasons.

Lawrence Durrell Born in India 100 years ago

I'll post in a bit those themes I've suggested and that are off limits now... So we have a third contender in akona20 !
Lawrence durell ... 27 feb ...http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Durrell

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Re: Competition: Possible Indian Commemorative Coins in 2012
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2012, 05:07:47 PM »
Organizing my first contest so do bear with me  ;D

Just to keepin mind, only one person can guess a particular theme... For example... 100 years of the national anthem has been proposed by Vivek... So no second person can propose this theme As well

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Re: Competition: Possible Indian Commemorative Coins in 2012
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2012, 09:19:11 AM »
It is 100th anniversary of Basappa Danappa Jatti. He was born on 10th September 1912. He was an Indian politician who served as the acting President of India from 11th February 1977 to 25th July 1977.  :D :D
Why so serious?

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Re: Competition: Possible Indian Commemorative Coins in 2012
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2012, 09:36:00 AM »
Excellent Akash...you are now the 4th Contender

As of now we have the following guesses

Ashwin (these will not count and I will not make any further guesses till after 31 Jan)
- 100 years of New Delhi ... Year long Celebrations started early this month
- 50 years of Goa, Daman & Diu ... Celebrations commenced on 19th dec
- 150 years of Archeological Survey of India.... Started on 20 Dec
- 150 years of Mohanama Malaviya... Celebration starts on 27th dec CONFIRMED
- Centenary Tea research association... Started 23 nov ... http://www.teanewsdirect.com/2011/12/india-tea-research-association-celebrates-centenary/
- Centenary Sugarcane breeding institute ... Started 24 oct ... http://www.icar.org.in/en/node/3778
- Centenary Indian cinema... Starts next year ... http://m.moneycontrol.com/news/wire-news/iftda-to-celebrate-centenary-yearindian-cinema_631376.html
- Centenary World guiding in India.... http://www.girlguides.org.sg/cos/o.x?c=/ggs/pagetree&func=view&rid=5073
- Centenary of Bihar ... Starts 22 mar... http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-10-31/patna/30341603_1_pandit-jasraj-nitish-kumar-anniversary-celebrations
-150th Anniversary of Calcutta highcourt... Celebrations started in July... http://indiatoday.intoday.in/gallery/calcutta-high-court-celebrates-150-years/1/4998.html
- 150th anniversary of first Indian emigration to south Africa... Celebrations in RSA started 16 nov.. http://www.joburg.org.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5916&catid=197&Itemid=344
- Maulana Abdul Kalam azad was born on 11 nov 1888... So they may yet commemorate his 125th anniversary next year....http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abul_Kalam_Azad
- 125th anniversary raising of the gorkha regiment ... Started 11 nov ... http://www.cricforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=5331
- 60th anniv of first session of the rajya sabha (13 may 1952) CONFIRMED

Bimat : 125th Anniv S ramanujan ... Celebrations start 26 dec... http://m.ibnlive.com/news/pm-declares-2012-as-national-mathematical-year/3/215054.html
Vivek : 100 years of the National Anthem starts 27 dec ...http://www.citehr.com/313479-our-national-anthem-100-years-old-please-read-more-details-avss-desk.html
Akona20 : Centenary Lawrence durell ... 27 feb ...http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Durrell
- 250 years of Vadda Ghallughara...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wadda_Ghalughara
Akash : 100th anniversary of Basappa Danappa Jatti. He was born on 10th September 1912. He was an Indian politician who served as the acting President of India from 11th February 1977 to 25th July 1977. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basappa_Danappa_Jatti
-50 years of Paradip port is exactly today. The foundation stone for Paradip port was laid on 3 January 1962.    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradip_Port
- XII South Asian Games    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_South_Asian_Games
- 150th birth anniversary of Ramabai Ranade  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramabai_Ranade
- 100 years of the life insurance companies act  http://www.insurancehistory.org/history-of-insurance-in-india/
-1st women's science congress....http://orissadiary.com/CurrentNews.asp?id=31218
aan09 : 60th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and India...http://www.in.emb-japan.go.jp/2012celebrations/guidelines.html
anand : 125 years of Victoria Terminus. Started in 1878 and completed 1887-88....http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Terminus
- 500 years of Hampi...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hampi
- 500 years of Konark Sun Temple...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konark_Sun_Temple
- 1000 years of Khajuraho...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khajuraho
- 150 years of Calcutta Polo Club. The oldest polo club in the world. Though this just went by, 26th Dec 2011, with almost no notice....http://www.calcuttapolo.com/
- 100 years of Mysore Palace. March - April 1912....http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mysore_Palace
Figleaf : Battle of Suvali 400 years ago...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Swally
- Jagdish Chandra Bose died 75 years ago...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jagdish_Chandra_Bose
- International Mother Language Day institution inspired by incidents from 1952, leading to the recognition of the Bengali language (theme for Bangladesh also)...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Mother_Language_Day
- Death of Paramahansa Yogananda 60 years ago..http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paramahansa_Yogananda
- Victims of the Sino-Indian war, 50 years ago...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-Indian_War
akhedia : 99th Indian Science Congress...starts 3 Jan 2012...http://www.isc2012.com/
srinath : The Tata Iron and Steel Company Limited (Tata Steel) was registered in Bombay on 26th August 1907. The construction of the steel plant was then taken up in earnest with the first stake being driven in February 1908. R.G. Wells, an American with steel plant construction experience took over as the General Manager in 1909. Success came when the first blast furnace was blown-in on 2nd December 1911, and the first ingot rolled on 16th February 1912.... http://www.tatasteel100.com/story-of-steel/index.asp
- VITAMIN (hypothesis of disease deficiency) Sir F. G. Hopkins, Casimir Funk, England, 1912 .... http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0004637.html
- Xrays were discoved in 1895 but Xrays were discovered to be electromacgnetic waves in 1912...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-ray_crystallography
- discovery of Harappa and Mohenjodaro civilizations.....http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indus_Valley_Civilization
Yogesh5101 : 60 Yrs of first general election....http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_general_election,_1951
- December 1952 - First five-year plan is tabled in the Parliament....http://www.generalknowledgetoday.com/indias-five-year-plans-at-a-glance-2269.htm
- 100 yrs of introduction motor vehicle registration in india.
- 60 Yrs of alipore mint, The Alipore Mint was opened by the Honorable Finance Minister of Government of India Shree C. D. Deshmukh on the 19 March 1952....http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India_Government_Mint,_Kolkata CONFIRMED
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Re: Competition: Possible Indian Commemorative Coins in 2012
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2012, 10:48:01 AM »
2nd Attempt.

60th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and India.

http://www.in.emb-japan.go.jp/2012celebrations/guidelines.html
Cheers ;D
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Re: Competition: Possible Indian Commemorative Coins in 2012
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2012, 10:54:27 AM »
2nd Attempt.

60th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and India.

http://www.in.emb-japan.go.jp/2012celebrations/guidelines.html
Cheers ;D

V Good! We Have a 5th Entrant (I've amended the previous post to include your entry)....remember you are free to keep guessing and if more than one of your guesses turn out correct you will receive that many more quarter annas