Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Wild Frontier

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By Sunil Kumar Could be a misnomer; but yesterday’s conversation between Shekhar Gupta(famous in India for “Walk The Talk”) and Abdul Basit(Pakistani High Commissioner To Our Country) reminded me of the “Wild Frontier”. Mr. Basit very eloquently answered everybody; and …

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News, Politics And Outcomes

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By Sunil Kumar Less than 3 weeks before we know who forms the country’s next government. In the daily charade of electioneering; BJP releases a video targeted at the Vadra-Gandhi combine. A few thoughts running through my head: educational qualifications …

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Game of Thrones

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By Sunil Kumar As we near the final leg of the 2014 Indian elections; it’s a “Game of Thrones” episode a day. 1/5th of the world’s population: More than 800 million Hindus; 190 million Muslims(the largest in the world); 30 …

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Geronimo, EKIA!

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By Sunil Kumar “Men sleep peacably at night because rough men stand ready to do violence for them”- George Orwell. My blog post for the day, review of “Duty: Memoirs of A Secretary At War” by Robert Gates, former U.S …

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The Great Indian Vote

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  By Sunil Kumar     The last few months have seen a barrage of messages; leading to the most contentious election ever. The true face of 2014 India has come to the fore; with all the murky debates; counter …

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The Ship of Theseus

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By Sunil Kumar The meandering lanes of Mumbai have been shown relentlessly in the movies. In fact; done to death. Meeting somebody last year who called the “Ship of Theseus” banal and pretentious intellectual pseudo-babble made me semi-interested in watching …

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Bhootnath Returns

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By Sunil Kumar What did I expect going into a movie on the supernatural? Certainly not a sermon on the need to vote. A poignant and interesting insight into contemporary India; something that has surfaced chronically in films lately; Bhootnath …

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The Kargil War

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By Sunil Kumar Now in the great land of India; there are the blind men and the elephant. It’s a poem; man; meant to mean somthing; or how people are prone to their own perceptions. The most populous state in …

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The Chinese Fire Breather

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By Sunil Kumar Before I forget; let me write about another subject that may escape my attention. The dragon next door; China. After editing an entire book on the nation; the country oozed out of my consciousness for some time. …

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Comedy Nights With Kapil, Humour And Chamchagiri

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By Sunil Kumar(Actually the last name’s not Sharma there’s an “ani”)(Indus Ancestry)(Proud of it). Watched the episode with Amitabh Bachchan yesterday. One of the positive outcomes of the “Comedy Nights With Kapil” show is that the slummy shitty Mumbai brand …

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