Monthly Archives: July 2016

Sherlock Holmes And James Bond

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By Sunil Kumar Qtn asked: What is the difference between Sherlock Holmes and James Bond? My answer: James Bond is a character created by Ian Fleming named after an American ornithologist. His fame stems largely from the Albert Brocolli franchise; …

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Why is Ayodhya often called Koshala and Mithila often Videha?

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By Sunil Kumar Kosala(Koshala) is the area synonymous with the present-day Awadh region(close to Lucknow). The Kosala region had three major cities, Ayodhya, Saket and Shravasti, and a number of minor towns as Setavya, Ukattha,Dandakappa, Nalakapana and Pankadha. According to …

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Bindusar

By Sunil Kumar Ajivika is one of the nastika schools of Hindu philosophy. It believed that everything in the world is pre-ordained(niyati) and the theory of karma is not true. This is in direct contrast to the Buddhists; Jains and …

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Qtn: Was Gandhi a hero or a villain?

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By Sunil Kumar Let us analyze Mohandas K. Gandhi. He was indeed a very shrewd organizer who managed to definitely shake the British empire; and became a global icon due to the media of the time; the barbarity of colonialism; …

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Why did Dr. Ambedkar say “Aham Brahmasmi” should be asserted with ‘Tattvamasi’?

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By Sunil Kumar Another one of my answers on Dr. Ambedkar; This statement shows that Dr. Ambedkar was a rationalist above all else; and was firmly invested in the idea of a spiritual basis for geographical unity(essentially how India remained …

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Which character came first: Byomkesh Bakshi or Sherlock Holmes?

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By Sunil Kumar Answers continued; Sherlock Holmes is an outcome of the Victorian era; Arthur Conan Doyle wrote “A Study in Scarlet” in 1887. He was himself inspired by earlier detectives and writers such as Edgar Allan Poe and his …

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Qtn: Why did the British connect the 7 islands of Mumbai?

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By Sunil Kumar Another one of my answers; so here’s something about the building of this city; The seven islands of Bombay were an archipelago of islands that were, over a span of five centuries, connected to form the area …

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Qra Answers Continued: Why doesn’t any media criticize Ambedkar ever?

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By Sunil Kumar Another Quora answer to a question on Dr. B.R Ambedkar. Answer: It is not politically convenient to criticize Dr. Ambedkar. So all parties are planning to co-opt him for their own agenda. For what it’s worth; there …

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Qtn: Do you think Rishi Kapoor’s onslaught on Twitter was justified?

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By Sunil Kumar Continuing with my Qra answers; here’s one on Rishi Kapoor… Rishi Kapoor was very forthright with his views. In my opinion; he was just speaking his mind; no malice intended. He is perfectly entitled to whatever he …

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Qtn: Is Chicago O’Hare International Airport One Of The Busiest In The World?

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By Sunil Kumar My Qra answers continued;   According to 2015 Airport Council International’s full-year figures; Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the busiest in the world(passenger traffic stats). Chicago O’Hare is the 4th. So; it is among the most used …

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