Monthly Archives: January 2018

What is the distinction percentage at Mumbai University?

By Sunil Kumar I got 77% for my bachelor’s degree many years back. That was classified as first class with distinction. Also; depends on the stream; I guess. Engineering, science, arts, commerce have different criteria. Slight difference in institutions. A …

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What would happen if Sherlock Holmes would investigate a case in Bihar?

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By Sunil Kumar Depends on which Sherlock would be investigating; a 19th century Victorian Sherlock Holmes or a 21st century social media savvy new-age Sherlock . If Holmes along with Watson would be coming to one of “our colonies”; India …

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What was the role of Maratha kings in the fall of Vijaya Nagar Empire?

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By Sunil Kumar Founded in 1336 after rebellions against Tughlaq Rule in the Deccan; the Vijaynagar empire was a mighty kingdom that sparked a cultural and artistic renaissance in South India. Harihara and Bukka who established the kingdom are generally …

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Winds of Change

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By Sunil Kumar Watching Netflix and Obama with Letterman. So; flashing back to one of the final events I attended last year; a discussion on China featuring an Australian Richard Rigby; an ex-diplomat and Pramit Pal Chaudhari; who was I …

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Litfest: Day 3

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By Sunil Kumar Finally; concluding my account of the 6th TOI Mumbai Litfest I went to(2017) and the Sunday(Dec 17) in general. After a delightful, spiritually uplifting lecture by an ISKCON Prabhu; I decided to take an UBERPool to the …

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Day 2: Litfest

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By Sunil Kumar Day 2: Litfest So; the surreal journey into a modern-day mindscape and the world of words continued. For the first time; my father accompanied me to see what the fuss was all about. After a taxi ride …

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How did the RSS fight the 1975 Emergency?

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By Sunil Kumar My Quora answers continued; Retired justice K.T Thomas recently praised the RSS for opposing the 1975 Emergency. Some quotes from his speech; ““If asked why people are safe in India, I would say that there is a …

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Litfests: 12 or more and Counting

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  By Sunil Kumar Litfests: 12 Or More And Counting So; this week I attended the 6th Times of India Mumbai Litfest; bringing my grand count to around 12; 4 in Jaipur-2012,13,15,17 and 1 in Delhi. Before memory fades; I …

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Who was the 10th Sikh Guru?

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By Sunil Kumar The 10th guru of the Sikhs was Guru Gobind Singh. The only son of Tegh Bahadur and Mata Gujri; he is often held up as an exemplar of bravery, dedication and fearlessness. Born in Patna, present-day Bihar …

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