My 2nd Day At The 9th Tata Lit Fest

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By Sunil Kumar   Hello world, wordpress universe and my blog! Lest I forget and the globe soaks in my wisdom, here are my recollections set in digital stone. May the ephemeral winds of server pings keep them safe. Was …

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My Day At The 9th Tata Annual Lit Fest

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By Sunil Kumar Another day in the cross-currents of life. A literary sun is a different day, so yesterday found me at the inauguration ceremony of the 9th Annual Tata Lit Fest. After an understated beginning, attended by lesser people …

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What did Mrs. Indira Gandhi and Bhindrawale achieve and lose in the Punjab conflict/terrorism/destruction?

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By Sunil Kumar Today is an auspicious day in India, Bhaiya-Dooj in the North and Bhau-Beej in Maharashtra. So, spreading the good vibes of this festival and cheer is better. Somewhat inappropriate to dwell on the existential angst and suffering …

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How can I become an ISKCON devotee?

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By Sunil Kumar ISKCON is Srila Prabhupada’s gift to the modern world. Based on the teachings of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, it is open to all regardless of caste, nationality, gender or religion. Reading Prabhupada’s life, you are struck by the unmatched …

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What are some series like Stranger Things on Netflix?

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By Sunil Kumar Dark; the German science fiction series was spookier than Stranger Things. It is kind of like it, but with a more dense and philosophical overtone. After you start watching- it may be as engaging(obviously dependent on whoever …

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Before 1935, did India have or allow elected legislative assemblies for provinces or princely states?

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By Sunil Kumar The answer to your question can possibly be on two levels; firstly India as it existed in antiquity or the present-day republic that evolved out of partitioning of the subcontinent in 1947. Ancient India that had a …

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Did Morarji Desai hate Marathis?

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By Sunil Kumar Truthfully – to some extent, yes, I think so. Most of what I’ve read about Morarji Desai gives one the impression that he was a strict puritan, a proud Gujarati and a follower of Gandhi. He’s also …

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Is Bachi Karkaria anti-Hindu?

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By Sunil Kumar In a few words – probably Yes. Have met and seen Karkaria in many events across Mumbai- my U.K university event in Mumbai, organizing lit fests and an audience in plays etc. According to me, she’s more …

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Is the Mumbai Mirror pro-BJP or pro-Congress?

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By Sunil Kumar The Mumbai Mirror is a Bennett Coleman publication(i.e the Times of India group – firmly under the Jain family). Media coverage is dependent on editorial stance and owner pressure(their likes and dislikes as well as proximity to …

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What is/was the greatest strength and the greatest weakness of the X-Files reboot?

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By Sunil Kumar  Since the X-files was something I liked very fervently along with Star Trek at the time of its original run- the 90s, I am not going to subject it to an analytical critique. Frankly, I’ll just …

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