(NOTE: This quiz is now over. See below for quiz answers and winners)

Week 575 Special Quiz Winners

Dear Rasikas,

The 'Fix the Bug' quiz was a fun quiz designed mainly to test the understanding of the theoretical and practical knowledge of ragas.

The difficulty level of this quiz is not too high but it might be one that is a bit tedious and time consuming. That is probably the reason why we have received only a limited number of responses this time.

However, I am extremely happy to share with you that those you have sent in their answers have taken a lot of time and interest to do it right.

I was amazed to see the thoroughness and the detailedness in their submissions. Hats off and special congratulations to all participants!

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Almost there - Sarath Ravikumar and S Rajarathnam have got all correct except one. Both of them have missed just one bug each in the practical segment. Hearty congratulations and three cheers!!

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Missed just a few- Lalitha S, Ramadass V, Nila Krishnan, Aditya Mahesh, Raveendranathan R M, Prerna S V

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Creditable Performance - Satkrit S, Geetha N, Uddhavan G, Vidya Shankar S, Umagiri S, Deepa R, Hema C, Anuradha S, Tundra Vasi, Geetha S.

Answers

A thing of beauty is a joy forever, isn't it? Would like to share the joy of going through these beautiful answers with you as well :).

**Happy to feature the answers of Sarath and Rajaratnam here....with an asterisk pointer at the place where they have missed the bug.**

Musically yours,

Uma Ram.
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Introduction

Dear Rasikas,

Time for celebration again! We are delighted to welcome you to another episode of special quiz on the occasion of reaching two milestones - completion of 575 weeks which also coincides with the 11th anniversary of Raga Surabhi!

So what is special this time? This quiz is a dedication to all the Software Developers who toil day and night to find and fix the bugs in their software! Well, the name of the quiz is ‘Fix the bug!’

Curious? Read on...

Rules of the game

1. There are two segments in this quiz, a theory segment and a practical segment but the good news is the approach to solving the quiz remains the same in both these segments :)

2. Normally ‘bug’ refers to an error or flaw that produces an undesired result in the context of a software program. In the present context, bug refers to a mistake made in a raga, that is, it could be a note that is out of place, or a prayoga that does not belong to that raga and so on……so basically something that is not permitted to occur in that raga.

3. There are five clues each in theory and practical segments. Rasikas need to find and report the following parameters -

A. Identify the raga featured in the clue.

B.Identify the place of occurrence of the bug. For audio clues, the time stamp (the timing) of the occurrence should be given.

C. What is the nature of the bug or otherwise, what is the mistake, is it a note or a phrase?

Useful tips -

The first few phrases are all bug free and should be used for identifying the raga in the clue.
There can be one or more bugs in the same clue….watch out :)

A better understanding would come once you take a look at the sample questions.

4. Please send in your answers to ragasurabhi@ragasurabhi.com on or before 18.September.2020.

Fix the Bug Quiz - Segment - I - Theory

Sample clue -

S R2 G3 P D2, D2 P G3 R2 G3 P D2 S, D2 S R2 G3 S, S R2 D2, D2 S P, P D2 G2, D2 P G3 R2 S, S G3 R2 P G3 D2 P S, D S R2 G3 P G3 R2 S, D2 D2 S P P D2 G3 G3 P R2 R2 G3, S R1 G3 P D2 S.

Answer - Raga is Mohanam. One bug in the phrase 'P D2 G2' - the note G2 cannot come in Mohanam. Second bug in the last phrase - the note R1 which doesn’t belong to Mohanam.

In this case, the bugs were only faulty swaras but remember the bugs could also be faulty phrases or sequences.

Simple right??

So get started right away…..have fun and enjoy solving! All the best!!

Q I-1. N2 D2 P M1 G2 R2 S, D2 N2 S R2 G2 M1, R2 G2 M1-G2 M1 P-M1 P D2, R2 G2 M2 P D2 N2, S N2 D2 N2 S R2 G2 R2, G2 R2 R2 S S N2 N2 D2 D2 P P M1 M1 G2 G2 R1 R2 S.

Q I-2. G3 P D2 S N3 D2 P, D2 P M1 G3 R2, G3 P M1 G3 R2 S N3 D2, S R2 G3 G3 P, P M1 G3 R2 S R2 G3 P, G3 M1 P D2 - D2 P M1 G3 R2, S R2 G3 P D2 G3 R2 S, D2 S R2 G3 P M1 G3 R2 S D2 P, P D2 N3 S; N3 D2 P M1 G3 R2 S.

Q I-3. S G3 R2 M1 P, R2 M1 P N3 M1 P, G3 R2 S N3 P N3 S G3 R2, R2 M1 P N3 P; N3 P M1 ; G3 R2, S G3 R2 M1 P N3 MI P N3 S, P N3 S G3 R2, S R2 G3 R2 M1 G3 R2, R2 S ; N3 P M1; G3 R2, P N3 S G2 R2 S.

Q I-4. S R1 G3 M2 P, P M2 G3 M2 P N3, G3 M2 P N3 S N3 P M2 G3, P M2 G3 R1 S N3, S R1 G3 R1 S, P M2 G3 S N3 P, N3 S R1 S R1, S R1 G3 - R1 G3 M1 - G3 M1 P D1- P M2 P N3 S R1 G3 R1 S, N3 S R1 S, R1 N3, S N3 P M1 G3, G3 M2 P N3 P M2 G3 R1 S.

Q I-5. R2 M1 P N3 S, N3 R2 S N2 P, N2 P M1 R2 S; N3 S R2, S R2 N3 S R2, R2 M1 P N3 S, M1 P N2 - N2 P M1 R2, R2 P M1 N3 P S, P N3 S R2 M1 R2 S, P N3 S P N3 P, N2 P M1 R2, P M1 R2 S, N3 S R2 N2 S P, M1 R2 M1 P N3 S.

Fix the Bug Quiz - Segment - II - Practical

Raga is Mohanam. Two bugs occur at 0.28 and 0.38 secs, at both places the note D1 occurs which doesn’t belong to Mohanam. Now you can proceed to the clues….all the best :)

Mail from Rajarathnam S

Dear Madam,

At the outset, I would like to thank you for putting together this special quiz. I am sure a lot of thoughts and efforts must have gone into preparing such a wonderful and challenging quiz.

I have put together my answers below to your above special quiz.

Segment 1:

Q1-1. The Raga is Karaharapriya

a) In the phrase R2 G2 M2 P D2 N2, the bug is M2.It should have been M1.

b) In the last phrase G2 R2 R2 S ..........R1 R2 S,the bug is R1.

Q1-2. The Raga is Bilahari

a) In the phrase G3 M1 P D2, the bug is M1 which should not come in Arohana

b) In the phrase P D2 N3 S, the bug is N3 which should not appear

Q1-3. The Raga is Nalinakanthi

a) In the phrase S R2 G3 R2 M1 G3 R2, the bug is R2 between S R2 G3 R2

b) In the last phrase P N3 S G2 R2 S, the bug is G2.

Q1-4. The Raga is Mandari

a) In the phrase P M2 G3 S N3 P, the bug is that R2 is missing between G3 and S

b) In the phrase R1 G3 M1, the bug is M1. It should have been M2.

c) In the phrase G3 M1 P D1,the bug is M1.It should have been M2.

d) In the phrase S N3 P M1 G3, the bug is M1.It should have been M2

Q1-5. The Raga is Brindavana Saranga

a) In the phrase R2 P M1 N3 P S, the bug is N3. It should have been N2.

b) In the phrase P N3 S P N3 P, the bug is N3. It should have been N2.

c) In the phrase N3 S R2 N2 S P, the bug is S which should not be there.

Segment 2:

Q2-1. The Raga is Keeravani

a) The bug is during 0:20- 0.21 sec. M2 is used like Shanmugapriya

Q2-2. The Raga is Lalitha

* 0.39 : Vasantha

a) The bug is during 0.23-0.25 sec. The swara P is used like Mayamalava Gowla

Q2-3. The Raga is Aarabhi

a) The bug is during 0.23-0.30 sec. touches Devagandhari

b) The bug is during 0.37-0.39 sec. touches Sama

Q2-4. The Raga is Ananda Bhairavi

a) The bug is during 0.23-0.31 sec. It touches Reethigowla

Q2-5. The Raga is Madhyamavathi

a) The bug is during 0.18-0.23 sec. Touches Sri Ragam

b) The bug is during 0.39-0.42 sec. Touches Brindavana Saranga

c) The bug is during 0.49-0.52 sec. Touches Surutti

d) The bug is during 0.59-1.03 sec. Touches Manirangu

Regards,

S Rajarathnam
Bangalore

Mail from Sarath Ravikumar

Fix the Bug Quiz - Segment - I - Theory

Please note: The bugs are highlighted in green

Q I-1. N2 D2 P M1 G2 R2 S, D2 N2 S R2 G2 M1, R2 G2 M1-G2 M1 P-M1 P D2, R2 G2 M2 P D2 N2, S N2 D2 N2 S R2 G2 R2, G2 R2 R2 S S N2 N2 D2 D2 P P M1 M1 G2 G2 R1 R2 S.

Answer: Raga is **Kharaharapriya**. The first bug occurs in the phrase R2 G2 M2 P D2 N2 - M2 is not allowed in Kharaharapriya. The second bug occurs in the final phrase - R1 is not permitted in this raga.

Q I-2. G3 P D2 S N3 D2 P, D2 P M1 G3 R2, G3 P M1 G3 R2 S N3 D2, S R2 G3 G3 P, P M1 G3 R2 S R2 G3 P, G3 M1 P D2 - D2 P M1 G3 R2, S R2 G3 P D2 G3 R2 S, D2 S R2 G3 P M1 G3 R2 S D2 P, P D2 N3 S; N3 D2 P M1 G3 R2 S.

Answer: Raga is **Bilahari**. The first bug is in the phrase G3 M1 P - G3 M1 P is not allowed in Bilahari since in arohanam only G3 P is permitted (M1 is the bug). The second bug is in the phrase S D2 P - In avarohanam, S N3 D2 P should be used instead of S D2 P (N3 is missing, which is the bug). The third bug is in the phrase D2 N3 S - Only D2 S is allowed in the arohanam sequence (N3 in arohanam is the bug).

Q I-3. S G3 R2 M1 P, R2 M1 P N3 M1 P, G3 R2 S N3 P N3 S G3 R2, R2 M1 P N3 P; N3 P M1 ; G3 R2, S G3 R2 M1 P N3 MI P N3 S, P N3 S G3 R2, S R2 G3 S R2 G3 R2 M1 G3 R2, R2 S ; N3 P M1; G3 R2, P N3 S G2 R2 S.

Answer: Raga is **Nalinakanthi**. The first bug occurs in the phrase S R2 G3 - Only S G3 R2 is allowed in the arohanam of Nalinakanthi (S R2 G3, instead of S G3 R2, is the bug). The second bug occurs in the final phrase P N3 S G2 R2 S - G2 is not permitted in this raga.

Q I-4. S R1 G3 M2 P, P M2 G3 M2 P N3, G3 M2 P N3 S N3 P M2 G3, P M2 G3 R1 S N3, S R1 G3 R1 S, P M2 G3 S N3 P, N3 S R1 S R1, S R1 G3 - R1 G3 M1 - G3 M1 P D1- P M2 P N3 S R1 G3 R1 S, N3 S R1 S, R1 N3, S N3 P M1 G3, G3 M2 P N3 P M2 G3 R1 S.

Answer: Raga is **Mandari**. The first bug occurs in the phrase P M2 G3 S N3 P - M2 G3 S is not allowed, only M2 G3 R1 S is allowed (R1 is missing, which is the bug). The second bug is the phrase R1 G3 M1 - M1 is not permitted in Mandari. The third and fourth bugs are in the phrase G3 M1 P D1 - M1 and D1 are not allowed in this raga. The fifth bug is the phrase S N3 P M1 G3 - M1 is not allowed in Mandari.

Q I-5. R2 M1 P N3 S, N3 R2 S N2 P, N2 P M1 R2 S; N3 S R2, S R2 N3 S R2, R2 M1 P N3 S, M1 P N2 - N2 P M1 R2, R2 P M1 N3 P S, P N3 S R2 M1 R2 S, P N3 S P N3 P, N2 P M1 R2, P M1 R2 S, N3 S R2 N2 S P, M1 R2 M1 P N3 S.

Answer: Raga is **Brindavana Saranga**. The first bug is in the phrase R2 P M1 N3 P S - Here N3 is used as a descending phrase which is a bug. If one goes from M1 to N3 in the ascend, then the next note should be higher then N3, but here M1 N3 P is used as a descending phrase which is the bug. It should be N2 instead of N3. The second bug occurs in the phrase P N3 S P N3 P - Here N3 is used in the descending sequence which is not permitted. It should be P N2 P, instead. The third bug occurs in the phrase N3 S R2 N2 S - Here N2 is used in the ascending sequence which is not allowed. It should be N3 S R2 N3 S.

**Fix the Bug Quiz - Segment - II - Practical**

Question II - 1: Raga is Keeravani. The bug occurs at 0:20-0:22, where R2 G2 M2 is used - M2 is not allowed in Keeravani.

Question II - 2: Raga is Lalitha. The first bug occurs at 0:24, where G3 M1 P M1 is used - P is not permitted in Lalitha. The second bug occurs at 0:38-0:39, where N3 S D2 M1 is used - D2 does not belong to Lalitha.

Question II - 3: Raga is Arabhi. The first bug occurs around 0:22-0:24, where an oscillated R2 is used; a phrase which is permitted only in Devagandhari. The second bug occurs around 0:32-0:33 where M1 P D2 S D2 P is used - For Arabhi S N3 D2 P is more appropriate (M1 P D2 S D2 P sounds more like Suddha Saveri). The third bug occurs around 0:34-0:36 - M1 P D2 P M1 R2 which is not allowed in Arabhi - M1 P D2 P M1 G3 R2 is most suitable.

Question II - 4: Raga is Anandabhairavi. The bug occurs around 0:22-0:24, where N2 N2 S N2 D2 M1 is used which is not permitted in Anandhabhairvai (which is only allowed in Reethigowlai) - Only S N2 D2 P is allowed in Anandabhairavi

Question II - 5: Raga is Madhyamavathi. The first bug occurs at 0:17-0:19, where R2 G2 R2 S is used - G2 is not allowed in Madhyamavathi (which is a characteristic phrase in Shree ragam). The second bug occurs at 0:39-0:40, where N3 S R2 is used - N3 is not allowed. The third bug occurs at 0:59-1:00, where M1 G2 R2 is used - G2 is not permitted in Madhyamavathi ( a characteristic phrase of Manirangu P M1 G2 R2, not allowed in Madhyamavathi).

* 0.50 : Surutti