Monthly Archives: February 2018

What was the name and status of Mumbai during the times of Emperor Ashoka?

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By Sunil Kumar Mumbai as it is today is the result of British reclamation of 7 islands and building of connecting roads by Indian entrepreneurs under colonial rule. Only the port of Sopara(near present-day Nala Sopara(technically Thane district) was famous …

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What will happen if we acquire the knowledge reserves of Nalanda and Taxila in some way? Is there any use of that knowledge in today’s world?

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By Sunil Kumar Hypothetical answer to a hypothetical question. If there had been no invasions of India; no partition and the entire library of Nalanda and Taxila was retrieved intact; then classical scholars and researchers would be able to determine …

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Why didn’t Hitler invade Leichtenstein?

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By Sunil Kumar Leichtenstein is a very small country; so irrelevant to the Nazi war machine which had much bigger aims and huge countries in mind in order to achieve Lebensraum: more land for the Germanic people E.G: The former …

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Are PM Modi’s statements about Nehru in the Indian parliament true?

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By Sunil Kumar With due respect to PM Modi; his opinions are partially true. So;yes and no.We know that jihadi toadies and their media outlets have an oversized impact in India with their own blinkered self-serving version of history; and …

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Why did the British come up with the idea of Commonwealth of Nations? What is the utility in that?

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By Sunil Kumar The British came up with the idea of the Commonwealth for a simple purpose: national self-importance. Even if its former colonies grudge centuries of brutal enslavement; the U.K was a very important nation in world affairs for …

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How did Ashoka’s conversion impact others beyond India?

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By Sunil Kumar Ashoka is one of the most revered figures in Indian history; but everything is not always black and white. As per many historians including Sanjeev Sanyal; Ashoka was not as noble as he is made out to …

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Did Alexander have ambitions on conquering Nubia?

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By Sunil Kumar There are accounts that Alexander was certainly interested in conquering Nubia(present-day Southern Egypt and Central Sudan); to bolster his claims of being a “world” conqueror. However; his plans for going south of Egypt into Nubia were supposedly …

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Can somebody list all the disastrous moves made by Congress since independence?

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By Sunil Kumar Let’s see ;Congress has been in power for most of Independent India’s existence; from 1947 to 2018(presently). Only exceptions; 1977 to 79; 97 to 2004; and 2014 to now. Starting with the cardinal sin of India’s Partition …

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