By Sunil Kumar According to Dr. Deepak Chopra, it is best to put Swami Vivekananda’s ‘model of spirituality’ into practice, not his ideas. According to him, Vedanta reduced to ideas is lifeless. In his words ‘The secret is: There is …

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By Sunil Kumar आज़ादी सबसे पहले तो हम भारतियों को ही चाहिए| आप कह सकते हैं कि हम 70 साल से अधिक समय के लिए स्वतंत्र हो गए, लेकिन यह एक गिरावट है। उत्तर से दक्षिण, पूर्व से पश्चिम तक …

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By Sunil Kumar मला वाटत नाही श्रीमान नरेंद्र मोदी यांचे निष्पक्ष दृष्टिकोन असणे शक्य आहे. भारत हा एकमात्र देश आहे जो भाषा, जात इ. वर इतकी विभागणी करण्यासाठी पुरेसे दयनीय आहे. नोबेल पुरस्कार विजेते लेखक व्ही. एस. नायपॉल यांनी म्हटले …

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By Sunil Kumar In the current situation, I don’t find many ways in which the Indian political system is better than the US and the UK. It’s trying to find a silver lining in a swirling mass of dark, foreboding …

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What is your review of ‘Malice’ by Keigo Higashino?

By Sunil Kumar ’ve read nearly all of Higashino’s books except ‘Naoko’ which is exorbitantly priced and the latest one. Regarding ‘Malice’, I read it more than a year back, and Higashino comes up with another gem. This one has …

 

Is it illegal, or just rude, to not call a royal by their royal title in Britain? If I were in the room with Queen Elizabeth II, and just called her “Elizabeth,” what would happen?

By Sunil Kumar I don’t think it’s illegal to not call a royal by their title, and simply by their first name. But, it would definitely be perceived as rude by some sections of the population. In the long line …

 

What is it like to attend the Jaipur Literature Festival?

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By Sunil Kumar I can answer this question as I’ve attended the Jaipur Literature Festival 5 times, 2012, 2013, 15, 17 and this year 2019. Mixed feelings about this self-proclaimed ‘largest show on earth.’ Admittedly, first experiences are often the …

 

Why did Lord Krishna say in the Srimad Bhagavad Gita, that among all powerful weapons he was Vajra? Why didn’t he say Sudarshan Chakra, which is the most powerful weapon and many times stronger than Vajra?

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By Sunil Kumar Any answer to this question is in the realm of speculation. I will hazard an answer. The Sudarshan chakra is a discus and it has a lot of power, probably more than the Vajra. But it is …

 

Who do you like better, Hercule Poirot or Sherlock Holmes? And why?

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By Sunil Kumar Tricky question, but simple answer. I like both of them, but Sherlock Holmes definitely ranks higher in my mind. Reasons- Probably because I read ‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ earlier, when I was 10 years old, and …

 

Which character should be made responsible for the Mahabharata war?

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By Sunil Kumar I think your way of viewing the Mahabharata War as a blame game is totally wrong. Everybody is entitled to his or her own opinion, but this was a ‘dharma yuddha’, not a normal terrestrial conflict where …