What is Qwikipedia?

Ever been on Wikipedia to look up an article? More often than not, we start with one topic, click a few links and within no time are reading about something else.

Qwikipedia is a game that tries to quench this curiosity in us. The objective is to get to a particular wiki page, starting from a specific article, using minimal clicks. There is no single correct answer, so we might surprise ourselves by finding new routes each time!

Friday’s Free rider

Humayun's Tomb —> Tony Abbott

Humayun’s Tomb

The tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayan, located in Nizamuddin East, Delhi  was commissioned by his first wife Bega Begum. Built in 1569-70, it was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. Humayun’s tomb also has the credit of being the first structure to use red sandstone at such a scale. Several smaller monuments are found on the way to the tomb which was declared as the Unesco World Heritage site in 1993. The complex houses the graves of Bega Bugam, Hamida Begum, Dara Shikoh (son of the Shah Jahan). Lord Curzon played a major role in restoring the monument between 1903 and 1909.

Lord Curzon

A British conservative statesman, George Nathaniel Curzon, was the Viceroy of India and the Foreign Secretary. He was also known as the Lord Curzon of Kedleston. Curson was born on 11 January 1859 in Kedleston, Derbyshrine, United Kingdom and he was of Norman ancentry. His alma mater was Balliol College, Oxford.  

In the month of January, 1899, he was appointed as the Viceroy of India and almost immediately he inaugurated the North West Frontier Province. Mahsud- Waziri Campaign of 1901 was the only major armed outbreak during his tenure. He dies aged 66 on March 20, 1925.

University of Oxford

This premier collegiate research university is located in Oxford, England, United Kingdom.  There is no evidence as to when the foundation was started but many believe it was started way before 1096.  Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world and the second-oldest surviving university in the world. Though it is commonly abbreviated as Oxon, the official university publications use ‘Oxf’.  Oxford always competes with Cambridge in the UK league tables. Rhodes and Clarendon are the two prestigious graduate scholarships of the University of Oxford. Tony Abbott studied Master of Arts as a Rhodes Scholar at Queen’s College, Oxford.

Tony Abbott

Anthony John Tony Abbott is the leader of the Liberal party who is the 28th Prime Minister of Australia. He was sworn in on 18 September 2013.  He was the Member of Parliament for Warringah since 1994.  He has studied in University of Sydney and also at Oxford.  Abbott has worked as a journalist, Business Manager and political advisor before taking up politics full-time. He led the National coalition to a landslide victory at the elections against the Australian Labor Party which was led by Kevin Rudd.

So the path that we have traversed today is:

Humayun’s Tomb —> Lord Curzon —> University of Oxford —> Tony Abbott

Three clicks! Hop over. It’s time for the next question:

Monday’s Marauder

AK-47 —> Pearl

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