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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How were mathematical symbols written in ancient India?

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By Sunil Kumar Mathematical symbols in ancient India. As every right-thinking Indian knows; without regarding the liberal bias for Western reworking of historiography; zero; the decimal system; infinities, infinitesimals, quadratic equations etc can all trace their lineage to Indic thought …

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Why did the East India Company become hostile towards Tipu Sultan?

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By Sunil Kumar Tipu Sultan was the ruler of Mysore in the last two decades of the eighteenth century(1700s). After the death of his father Haider Ali; Tipu fought three wars against the British East India Company; and it was …

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What were the motifs and patterns used in the Mauryan period?

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By Sunil Kumar The Mauryan period is regarded as one of general affluence and a stable, unified empire in ancient India. Stone sculpture and architecture was prevalent in vast swathes of the subcontinent since the Indus Valley Civilization. However; we …

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In Sherlock Holmes, how can Watson say to Holmes that he had never heard of Professor Moriarty in Final Problem, when he had already heard about him in the novel prior to it, the Valley of fear?

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By Sunil Kumar Writing fatigue or carelessness from the creator Arthur Conan Doyle probably. Any fictional world is the creation and vision of the author. And for a universally renowned canon like Holmes; amazingly so; as we have been imagining …

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Why is the Rummandei inscription of Ashoka famous?

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By Sunil Kumar Simple; The Rummandei inscription is close to the Buddha’s birthplace in Lumbini. Apparently; the Lumbini Pillar Edict or the Rummandei inscription recorded that sometime after the twentieth year of his reign, Ashoka travelled to the Buddha’s birthplace …

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What is the real cause behind Jawaharlal Nehru’s death?

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By Sunil Kumar Apparently; India’s betrayal by China in the 1962 war led to mental trauma; and caused a deterioration in his health leading to his death due to “an internal haemorrhage, a paralytic stroke, and a heart attack.” He …

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In Indian history, which British citizen or soldier rebelled against the British Raj to defend Indians?

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By Sunil Kumar Off-hand; there are a few historical accounts of British citizens helping Indians in their official capacity as lawyers; positions of authority or activists. Have not read any “authentic” historical account as of now; where they rebelled outright. …

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Why did the British give the title Sir to Allama Iqbal? Was he a man of Brits, who worked for the interest of Britain in India?

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By Sunil Kumar  While the other answer is factually correct in stating that knighthood and the consequent “Sir” is given for some notable achievement in the field; the British Empire of the time usually recognised people from the Indian colonies …

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What does the Bhagavad Gita say about a person with a neurological disorder?

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By Sunil Kumar The Bhagavad Gita is a conversation between Lord Shri Krishna and Arjuna; an attempt to show the path of dharma and an exhortation to Arjuna to do his duty in the Mahabharata war. That is the literal …

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