Monthly Archives: April 2018

What is the real cause behind Jawaharlal Nehru’s death?

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By Sunil Kumar Apparently; India’s betrayal by China in the 1962 war led to mental trauma; and caused a deterioration in his health leading to his death due to “an internal haemorrhage, a paralytic stroke, and a heart attack.” He …

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Whom should I follow, Rajiv Malhotra or Devdutt Pattanaik?

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By Sunil Kumar Don’t follow anyone in particular; keep a spirit of inquiry alive; and draw your own conclusions. I’m not commenting on the relative merits and demerits of Malhotra or Pattanaik; it depends on your perception and what you …

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How does the Patanjali Mahabhashya throw light on Mauryan history?

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By Sunil Kumar Difficult dating anything in ancient history(Indian and global); but Patanjali’s Mahabhashya was most probably written in the latter half of the Mauryan empire according to most accounts. With the glory days of the Mauryan Golden age now …

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What was the approximate GDP of India during the times of Emperor Ashoka?

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By Sunil Kumar Very speculative question to answer. At the most; you can extrapolate from a data set and then also; the conclusions drawn can be wrong. Contemporary methods of measuring GDP are subject to skepticism; since society as such …

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What was opinion of Hitler about Indian Freedom Struggle? Whether he had commented anytime on Mahatma Gandhi or Jawaharlal Nehru?

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By Sunil Kumar Hitler had a very negative opinion about the Indian freedom struggle. He admired the British Empire and their adept exploitation of the “jewel in the crown”; the Indian dominion. In Churchill’s words; a descendant of Huns, Vandals …

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