Will Sherlock(the series) return?

By Sunil Kumar There have been no official announcements; but the BBC is hopeful that Sherlock will maybe return in two years time. It depends on the schedules of Benedict Cumberbatch(Sherlock) and Martin Freeman(Watson) who juggle television and movies a lot. They wanted to pull out of the Sherlock TV series; and Steven Moffat and…

Why did Morarji Desai resign?

By Sunil Kumar Morarji Desai’s reputation as a tough nut and a strong follower of fellow Gujarati M.K Gandhi was forged even before independence. Interesting snippets: The oldest of eight children and son of a school-teacher Morarji Desai became part of the Gujarat civil service after graduating from Wilson college, Mumbai. Resigning as deputy collector…

Why did India-China relations go bad?

By Sunil Kumar   Thanks. You’re right in saying that India and China never had any large-scale conflicts for thousands of years. But; both countries were not a single political unit in the modern sense until the middle of the 20th century. The same can also be said about countries around the world; including Germany…

What were the opinions of Swami Vivekananda on British rule in India? How did socio-religious movements like this help the freedom struggle?

By Sunil Kumar Swami Vivekananda aka Naren Dutta was a man with a keen intellect; who was quite well-read. Like other Bengalis of the time; he joined the Brahmo Samaj; an organization which worked for social upliftment; but disagreed with it as it believed that British rule was a blessing. He detected the clever packaging…

Jaipur, LitFests And Life

By Sunil Kumar My 244th Post on this site. About the flowing river of partial cerebral ecstasy that is the Jaipur Literature Fest. By now; I’m sort of a veteran of this relentless idea/thought/self-importance blabbering described as a meeting crossroads for the creative mind. At last count; I’ve attended 11 so far; 4 in literary…

Why are Sherlock and Watson never arrested for letting criminals get away?

By Sunil Kumar Qra answers continued; Sherlock and Watson are usually called upon to assist Lestrade(the inspector) in his cases. As the hero of the short stories; Sherlock is supposed to be the wizard; who dazzles everybody with his brilliance; finds clues; and outwits the villain.   Unless the writer Arthur Conan Doyle wanted to…

How did World War I lead to the appointment of Hitler?

By Sunil Kumar World War I was mainly due to the rivalry of Germany under Kaiser Wilhelm and Britain. Ironically; Germany had only become united in the 19th century; with the strongest state being Prussia controlled by a Chancellor Bismarck. Wilhelm was also the grandson of the British queen Victoria; who died in 1901. WWI…

Why couldn’t the French maintain control over their colonies like the British?

By Sunil Kumar Possible reason according to me: turmoil in France compared to relative stability in Britain. In 1789; France had a bloody revolution when most of their royals lost their heads; i.e were guillotined. After that France saw the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte; who after many initial successes lost in continental Europe to an…

Who said E=MC Squared And What Does It Mean?

By Sunil Kumar Albert Einstein gave this equation; and it explains the correlation between matter and energy i.e both are two different forms of the same thing. Energy is neither created nor destroyed; it is only transformed.   Read more here; A Fun Way of Understanding E=mc2 – Universe Today Related articles Today’s “Galaxy” Stream…

Can Ashwini Kumaras be compared with Castor and Pollux?

By Sunil Kumar Apart from the fact that both of them are twins; and invoked for helping people(either through medicine or sailors); it is a stretch to draw a comparison. The Ashwins are sons of Surya and Saranyu; sometimes Samajna; brothers of Manu, Yama and Yami. Symbolizing sunrise and sunset; they are represented as humans…

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