Monthly Archives: March 2018

In Indian history, which British citizen or soldier rebelled against the British Raj to defend Indians?

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By Sunil Kumar Off-hand; there are a few historical accounts of British citizens helping Indians in their official capacity as lawyers; positions of authority or activists. Have not read any “authentic” historical account as of now; where they rebelled outright. …

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Why did the British give the title Sir to Allama Iqbal? Was he a man of Brits, who worked for the interest of Britain in India?

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By Sunil Kumar  While the other answer is factually correct in stating that knighthood and the consequent “Sir” is given for some notable achievement in the field; the British Empire of the time usually recognised people from the Indian colonies …

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What is the old name of Indira Point?

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By Sunil Kumar Indira point is the southernmost tip of India; situated on Great Nicobar island; part of the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago. Formerly known as Pygmalion or Parsons point; it was named after Indira Gandhi(1917–1984); India’s former Prime Minister …

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What does the Bhagavad Gita say about a person with a neurological disorder?

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By Sunil Kumar The Bhagavad Gita is a conversation between Lord Shri Krishna and Arjuna; an attempt to show the path of dharma and an exhortation to Arjuna to do his duty in the Mahabharata war. That is the literal …

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Is Cambridge Analytica really helpful to the Congress?

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By Sunil Kumar Yes; Cambridge Analytica has been helpful to the Congress; and talks were ongoing since October 2017 last year for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. https://economictimes.indiatimes… In fact; Ajit Ranade has mentioned in today’s Mumbai Mirror that the …

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A Tale of Two Events: Writing, Cyberlaw And All That Jazz

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By Sunil Kumar   Time is quick. It zips by; giving you just a short window to reminisce and introspect. So; this blog post is going to be about two events that happened last week. Blah-blah on cyberlaw, cybersecurity at …

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Was Jawaharlal Nehru a fit candidate for the first PM of India?

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  By Sunil Kumar Was Jawaharlal Nehru a fit candidate to become the PM of India? The answer is that we have to live with the fact that he was; and the nation was moulded initially at least in a …

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Why did Emperor Domitian banish all the philosophers in Rome in around 93 A.D.?

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By Sunil Kumar According to historians; Titus Flavius Domitianus or Domitian was hated by the aristocracy; and is mainly known for the reign of terror in the final years of his reign. Writers Tacitus and Pliny the Younger claim that …

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Why did the Soviet government censor the opera “Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District” by Shostakovich?

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By Sunil Kumar Some of the reasons this opera was banned include; in-your-face sexuality that was perceived by the Soviet authorities as vulgar and anarchic; that would lead to disruption in society. Success abroad was termed by communist ideologues in …

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What is the impact of the Tudor period in the history of England?

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By Sunil Kumar Effects of the Tudor period on the history of England are quite profound. Indirectly; they were also quite substantially important for the country’s richest colony-to-be, India. England was a provincial backwater at the edge of Europe in …

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