Did Aristotle have any role in Alexander’s conquests, like Chanakya in Chandragupta?

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By Sunil Kumar Aristotle and Chanakya have a few similarities, but many differences. Unlike Kautilya a political and pragmatic strategist, who was instrumental in Chandragupta Maurya’s dethroning of the Nanda dynasty and laying the foundation of one of the ancient …

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यदि आप भारत के प्रधानमंत्री होते तो आपकी प्रथम प्राथमिकता क्या होती? कृपया अपनी प्राथमिकता की व्याख्या भी करें?

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सुनील कुमार द्वारा अगर मैं भारत का प्रधानमंत्री होता, तो मैं यह सुनिश्चित करता कि मुझे कम से कम 20 साल का कार्यकाल मिलता। भारत एक विशाल देश है जिसे नियंत्रित करना और निर्देशित करना बहुत मुश्किल है। लोकतंत्र अक्षम …

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¿El Bhagavad Gita sigue siendo leído en India?

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Por Sunil K Sí, el Bhagavad Gita todavía se lee en millones de hogares indios. La base de la cultura y el pensamiento de la India se ejemplifica en religiones como el hinduismo, el budismo, el jainismo y el sijismo. …

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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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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 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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Why did no one ever dethrone the Mughals despite the fact that Delhi was conquered so many times by the Maratha, Durrani, British, etc.?

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By Sunil Kumar Interesting question. I will attempt to analyze the three disparate forces mentioned here and possible reasons for why nobody ever tried to dethrone the Mughals. After the invasions in the early 11th century, the Sultanates starting from …

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