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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What do you think about the relationship between Kirihara Ryoji and Yukiho in Journey Under the Midnight Sun by Higashino Keigo?

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By Sunil Kumar Finished reading “Journey Under The Midnight Sun” recently. Intricately plotted; the book only suggests the relationship between Kirihara Ryoji and Yukiho(incidents in the library, the paper cut-outs for example); and although the reader is pretty sure about …

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While Bhagat Singh hogs all the limelight; why is Chandrashekhar Azad lost in oblivion?

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By Sunil Kumar The reason for this according to me is the media and the movies. The Punjabis are more sympathetic to Bhagat Singh; the Sikh; even though there were Rajguru and Sukhdeo apart from Singh. Since they formed and …

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Why did Amitabh Bachchan and Naseerudin Shah never work together?

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By Sunil Kumar Amitabh Bachchan made special appearances in two Naseeruddin Shah movies; Hero Hiralal and Jalwa. They were slated to work together in a movie along with Vidya Balan named “Badla”; but it never got made. Also; due to …

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Why did India-China relations go bad?

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By Sunil Kumar   Thanks. You’re right in saying that India and China never had any large-scale conflicts for thousands of years. But; both countries were not a single political unit in the modern sense until the middle of the …

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What were the opinions of Swami Vivekananda on British rule in India? How did socio-religious movements like this help the freedom struggle?

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By Sunil Kumar Swami Vivekananda aka Naren Dutta was a man with a keen intellect; who was quite well-read. Like other Bengalis of the time; he joined the Brahmo Samaj; an organization which worked for social upliftment; but disagreed with …

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Why are Sherlock and Watson never arrested for letting criminals get away?

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By Sunil Kumar Qra answers continued; Sherlock and Watson are usually called upon to assist Lestrade(the inspector) in his cases. As the hero of the short stories; Sherlock is supposed to be the wizard; who dazzles everybody with his brilliance; …

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What happened to Nachiketa?

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By Sunil Kumar Nachiketa was given to Yama(the god of death) by his father Vajashravasa after he noticed that only old, lame cows were being offered; and asked which god he would be given to.   After waiting for three …

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What is Moriarty’s past? What could have turned him into the brilliant criminal villain that we know of in Sherlock Holmes?

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By Sunil Kumar According to the stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle; Moriarty is a man of good birth and excellent education; endowed with a phenomenal mathematical faculty. When he was 21; he wrote a treatise on the Binomial theorem; …

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What is the difference between Cleopatra and Tryphaena?

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Tryphaena was a Ptolemaic princess; the oldest daughter of the Egyptian king Ptolemy VIII Physcon and his niece and wife Cleopatra III. Therefore, she was the sister of Ptolemy IX Lathyros, Ptolemy X Alexander I, Cleopatra IV and Cleopatra Selene …

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