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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Why did Eastern Europe become so violent post the dissolution of the Soviet Union?

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By Sunil Kumar Eastern Europe has always been a violent place. In Communist times; there was a sense of outward order as the media was not free and there was enforced order; as most of the countries were vassal states …

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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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Who is your favourite character from Indian history; and why?

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By Sunil Kumar Who i My favorite character from Indian history is the unknown man/woman; citizens of the idea of India who had to bear witness to the unfolding of so many different changes/upheavals in their world; physically, mentally and …

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What is your opinion on the writings of Christopher C. Doyle?

By Sunil Kumar Our “so-called” information age is rich in data; but short on understanding. On a positive note; we have “gyan” in relentless “torrents”(pun intended). Coming to Christopher C. Doyle; I’ve read a few of his books; including “The …

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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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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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