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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What is the impact of the Tudor period in the history of England?

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By Sunil Kumar Effects of the Tudor period on the history of England are quite profound. Indirectly; they were also quite substantially important for the country’s richest colony-to-be, India. England was a provincial backwater at the edge of Europe in …

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Where was the 1979 film ‘Junoon’ by Shyam Benegal shot?

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By Sunil Kumar Junoon was a 1978 film starring Shashi Kapoor; his wife Jennifer Kendal, Tom Alter etc. The timeframe is around the 1857 “First War of Indian Independence”.Based on noted “hills” writer Ruskin Bond’s fictional novella “A Flight Of …

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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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What will happen to the BJP after Narendra Modi?

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By Sunil Kumar  Undeniable fact that PM Narendra Modi’s charisma; his fame/infamy(depending on your personal opinion) has led to a resurgence of the BJP. The BJP was in a very fractured state before the rise of Modi; and it …

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How did Ashoka’s conversion impact others beyond India?

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By Sunil Kumar Ashoka is one of the most revered figures in Indian history; but everything is not always black and white. As per many historians including Sanjeev Sanyal; Ashoka was not as noble as he is made out to …

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What is the distinction percentage at Mumbai University?

By Sunil Kumar I got 77% for my bachelor’s degree many years back. That was classified as first class with distinction. Also; depends on the stream; I guess. Engineering, science, arts, commerce have different criteria. Slight difference in institutions. A …

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Winds of Change

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By Sunil Kumar Watching Netflix and Obama with Letterman. So; flashing back to one of the final events I attended last year; a discussion on China featuring an Australian Richard Rigby; an ex-diplomat and Pramit Pal Chaudhari; who was I …

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Litfest: Day 3

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By Sunil Kumar Finally; concluding my account of the 6th TOI Mumbai Litfest I went to(2017) and the Sunday(Dec 17) in general. After a delightful, spiritually uplifting lecture by an ISKCON Prabhu; I decided to take an UBERPool to the …

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देववानी प्रवेसिका

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By Sunil Kumar आ नो भद्राः करतवो कष्यन्तु विश्वतो. – Let noble thoughts come to us from every side(Rig Veda) An attempt to get acquainted with the divine language has led me to understanding the many variations of its grammar. …

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