Why did Lord Krishna say in the Srimad Bhagavad Gita, that among all powerful weapons he was Vajra? Why didn’t he say Sudarshan Chakra, which is the most powerful weapon and many times stronger than Vajra?

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By Sunil Kumar Any answer to this question is in the realm of speculation. I will hazard an answer. The Sudarshan chakra is a discus and it has a lot of power, probably more than the Vajra. But it is …

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Who do you like better, Hercule Poirot or Sherlock Holmes? And why?

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By Sunil Kumar Tricky question, but simple answer. I like both of them, but Sherlock Holmes definitely ranks higher in my mind. Reasons- Probably because I read ‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ earlier, when I was 10 years old, and …

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Which character should be made responsible for the Mahabharata war?

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By Sunil Kumar I think your way of viewing the Mahabharata War as a blame game is totally wrong. Everybody is entitled to his or her own opinion, but this was a ‘dharma yuddha’, not a normal terrestrial conflict where …

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Do Indian texts like the Vedas mention the ancient Persians and Iranians at all?

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By Sunil Kumar Giving an answer to your question would be reaching far back into hoary antiquity, when the concept of modern nation-states was not there, and the world was in a fluid civilizational construct. For example, the history of …

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What actually happened to the leg of King Henry VIII?

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By Sunil Kumar Henry VIII was involved in a jousting accident in a tournament at Greenwich Palace on 24 January 1536. His queen was Anne Boleyn, for which he had taken on the Pope, created a new Christian denomination(Anglican) in …

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Why did Indian soldiers not revolt against the British during WW-I?

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By Sunil Kumar World War I or what European academics terms as the ‘Great War’ was early days for the Indian revolutionary movement. If you remember, India’s most famous icon M.K Gandhi also supported the British in this war, as …

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Do you think ‘Henry Cavill’ could have been a better choice to play ‘King Henry VIII’ instead of ‘Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ in ‘The Tudors’?

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By Sunil Kumar Frankly, no. Neither actor looks like the real Henry VIII- an obese man who was reportedly massive – this comes across in many portraits and artifacts. I can vouch for this as a fact as I’ve seen …

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What is the scientific reason according to Hinduism for ringing a bell before entering a temple?

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By Sunil Kumar There is a scientific, mystical and contemplative reason behind nearly every Hindu practice. Indic culture in general(includes Hinduism and Indic religions such as Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism etc) emerged from a world view that was focused on liberation …

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Is it ironic that Nawazuddin Siddiqui, a man from UP playing the role of Bal Thackeray in his biopic who was against migrants from UP?

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By Sunil Kumar Yes, it is indeed ironic that Siddiqui is playing the part of Bal Thackeray in the biopic. I believe that this is going to be a 2-part series. But, this question would be better answered by the …

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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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