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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Did Achilles meet Hercules during the war? After the death of Achilles, who led the Greek Army?

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By Sunil Kumar Although there is no comparison; let us for a moment compare Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey with Veda Vyasa’s Ramayana and Mahabharata. If Hercules can be compared(only strength wise to Hanuman) and Achilles to the greatest war in …

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What could be a different ending to the Scandal in Bohemia by Doyle?

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By Sunil Kumar The original story ends with Holmes being outwitted by “the woman” Irene Adler; his tacit admiration and the King of Bohemia ruing the fact that she was not of his social class; otherwise he would have surely …

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Did Arthur Conan Doyle have any addiction?

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By Sunil Kumar Did Arthur Conan Doyle have any addiction? Your question probably stems from his most famous creation; Sherlock Holmes and his drug addiction. I’ve read a few biographies of Doyle after spending many happy hours reading Sherlock’s adventures …

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How did England emerge as the dominant force among the colonial powers?

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By Sunil Kumar How did England emerge as the dominant force among colonial powers? Complex answer which is simple at the same time. The primary reason is the history of the countries themselves. Look at England vs its primary competition; …

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What if Fox Mulder met Sherlock Holmes?

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By Sunil Kumar Fox Mulder meeting Sherlock Holmes is a very improbable scenario. However; as we are talking about two fictional characters they can meet in some sort of comics crossover or a science-fiction/fantasy scenario on British/American TV. Now if …

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How many of you support Narendra Modi just because there is no other better option?

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By Sunil Kumar  Definitely want a better option than every leader we have currently. Politics globally is muck-raking; but it seems to have reached endemic proportions in India. Wishful thinking; but even so-called “educated” technocrats and self=proclaimed social reformers rehash …

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What was the objective of Dalhousie behind the doctrine of lapse?

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By Sunil Kumar Simple. Dalhousie was a Scottish thief, charlatan and a swindler who wanted to please his Queen Victoria by manipulative legal agreements that denied Indian kings, princes and small chieftains their justified rights. European colonists did not care …

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What TV series did you enjoy so much you wish you could watch it again without the knowledge of what will happen and why?

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By Sunil Kumar As an Indian who enjoys watching TV series from around the world; here’s a short list from whatever I can recall currently. Will keep on changing. From India: Mahabharata(B.R Chopra); Indradhanush, Darr(95–96: Irfan with Anurag and Abhinav …

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