Answers to Law Biriyani 1 – What was Meghnad Saha’s suggestion? Toho owned the copyright in whose roar?

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These are the answers to the quiz questions that appeared in the Law Biriyani column yesterday.

A 1. The Planning Commission. According to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent announcement, the Planning Commission shall soon be abolished.

A 2. The Tamil Nadu government has passed a law, to make it unlawful for recreational clubs to restrict the entry of persons on the grounds of them wearing a dhoti. An amendment made to the Tamil Nadu Entry into Public Places (Removal of Restriction on Dress) Act, which now provides for the removal of restrictions imposed by recreation clubs and many such organisations on wearing a dhoti, has been notified in the Gazette of the state government.

GodzillaA 3. Godzilla. A film (reboot of the Godzilla film franchise) going by the same name was released sometime in May 2014. A sequel is officially in the works featuring other Toho properties including Rodan, Mothra, and Ghidorah.

A 4. Prohibition, from latin word “prohibere” which means ‘keep in check’. Kerala recently announced a prohibition policy.

GoolamVahanvatiA 5. Goolam E. Vahanvati. His paternal great-grandfather had been a builder of wooden ships, hence the family name: ‘vahan’, in Gujarati, is a ship.


A 6. Joel Zimmerman is better known as Deadmau5.


He is trying to trademark his device that he calls mau5head. The company in question is Disney, who believe that due to the visual similarity with Mickey Mouse, granting Deadmau5 the trademark would damage its business in the U.S. and around the world.


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