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The Britannica Quizmaster India; Sex, Lies & Aids; The Good Morning Cookbook

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The founders of Encyclopaedia Britannica would have approved. When three shrewd Scotsmen—a scholar, an engraver and a businessman—launched the world's most ambitious publishing venture in 1768, they cashed in on their unique and reliable package of all the world's knowledge in three thick volumes. Over two centuries later, Dr Dale Hoiberg, editor and vice-president of the 44-million-word Britannica empire, flew into Delhi for the launch of their latest print venture: The Britannica Quizmaster India. In two slim volumes, priced at an irresistible Rs 100 each, the quiz books are on everything Indian, from Aryabhatta to Vikram Seth and Venkataraghavan. Cashing in on India's quiz mania? It will only raise the standards of kbc, assures Dr Hoiberg, not lower the standards of Britannica.


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