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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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 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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How did the Congress party manage to win the 1980 elections even after imposing an emergency for a period of 19 months?

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By Sunil Kumar Wrong question. Reread history of India. In 1977; for the first time in Indian democracy; a non Congress government assumed power at the centre. In 1980; Indira Gandhi again became the Prime Minister. 57 Vie

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What can be done to counter the atrocity literature developed against India by Western propagandists?

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By Sunil Kumar The answer to your question is very complex. A process of systematic denigration of India’s ancient traditions has been in motion for the past 200 years, since the conquest of the subcontinent by the British. For all …

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Is overpopulation the main cause of India not producing great mathematicians like Aryabhata, Brahmagupta, Sridharacharya and Ramanujan?

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By Sunil Kumar According to me; no. All of these mathematicians you mentioned were the product of a different cultural milieu. A way of life that prized learning above all else. The Greek philosopher/polymath Pythagoras acknowledged his debt to the …

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What is your view about Shashi Tharoor’s Hindu Pakistan remark? Will it prove the last nail in the coffin of Congress?

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By Sunil Kumar   Tharoor’s remark should be disregarded as it is in line with the Congress policy of minority appeasement which has become a template for most half-assed parties in the country; and political expediency. Worst deal for the …

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What is your review of Sacred Games by Netflix?

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By Sunil Kumar Had read the sprawling world building novel by Vikram Chandra nearly a year back; so was waiting with bated breath for the TV adaptation. Also met the author at a literary event; and asked him about the …

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