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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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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What if Hitler hadn’t killed himself?

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By Sunil Kumar Interesting. Let us consider the day Hitler commits suicide in his underground bunker; April 30, 1945. Along with him; his two-day old wife Eva Braun and Alsatian dog Blondi.   In any case; the Germans were …

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Who do you think are more wealthy- today’s billionaires like Jeff Bezos or great emperors like Akbar?

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By Sunil Kumar Consider the context in which both operated; Jeff Bezos in a 21st century globalized world; and Akbar; as an emperor of one of the richest countries of the medieval universe; India.  As per Forbes- click on …

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What would have happened if Chandragupta Maurya and Acharya Chanakya had tried to extend the Mauryan empire towards China?

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By Sunil Kumar To try to give an answer to this fictional scenario; let us consider the Mauryan empire at the time of Chandragupta Maurya and the “China” of the time period. In fact the word “China” in English comes …

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How accurate are the events of the movie “The Darkest Hour” to the actual historical events?

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By Sunil Kumar Watched this a few weeks back and the movie sticks close to fact; but adds a little bit here and there for dramatic effect. Cinematography and acting by Gary Oldman as the old man is engaging; obvious …

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Are black cabs the only cabs in London?

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By Sunil Kumar Apart from London black cabs called “hackney carriages” for historical reasons; the English have had “mini-cabs” for more than 50 years. Have seen Adverts and cards in many restaurants, hotels, hostels and establishments in the U.K. Uber …

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Who is the actual architect of the NE election triumph for the BJP, Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, or Ram Madhav?

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By Sunil Kumar Apart from the reasons mentioned in the other answer; the architects of the BJP triumph in the North East are PM Narendra Modi’s charisma, anti-incumbency against a government which ruled for 25 years; Ram Madhav, Sunil Deodhar; …

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What was winnowing in world history?

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By Sunil Kumar An agricultural method. Threshing is separating the grain from the stalks. In early days this was accomplished by men hitting it with a flail(an implement consisting of handle with a free swinging stick at the en). After …

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