Sunday Samskritam

By Sunil K देव:   (God) 1st case  देव:  (God) (In Contrast to English where the noun only changes form when in plural or possession (Rama’s bow etc) 2. देवं   (To or towards God) 3. देवेन (By God) 4. …

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Who was Shashigupta Maurya?

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By Sunil Kumar Interesting question. After some research from different sources; what you’ve mentioned is partially true. First of all; there was definitely a Shashigupta. The Maurya dynasty came later after Chandragupta made them popular launching a dynasty etc. As …

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Why is Mumbai not doing anything to clean mithi river?

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By Sunil Kumar If you’re concerned; start an activist group or a petition; write to some local corporator or political interest group, NGO; and get some action initiated to clean the Mithi river. One of the reasons ascribed to the …

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Will Sherlock(the series) return?

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By Sunil Kumar There have been no official announcements; but the BBC is hopeful that Sherlock will maybe return in two years time. It depends on the schedules of Benedict Cumberbatch(Sherlock) and Martin Freeman(Watson) who juggle television and movies a …

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Can Ashwini Kumaras be compared with Castor and Pollux?

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By Sunil Kumar Apart from the fact that both of them are twins; and invoked for helping people(either through medicine or sailors); it is a stretch to draw a comparison. The Ashwins are sons of Surya and Saranyu; sometimes Samajna; …

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How did Ramayana and Mahabharata influence the art and culture of India?

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By Sunil Kumar The Ramayana and Mahabharata are synonymous with the art and culture of India. They have had a greater impact on the Indian mindscape as billions of people have been affected and many have lived their lives based …

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Did Helena actually conspire with her father to destroy Bindusara?

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By Sunil Kumar Television history is usually a soap-opera; mostly far from reality; spiced up to feed the audience with intriguing storylines; and keep them engaged. Now; the real story is sometimes even stranger than fiction. According to the academic …

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Is Kanhaiya Kumar misleading the people of India? How?

I agree with Abhishek Pawar’s answer. It is very surprising that Kanhaiya Kumar is enjoying some very unusual perks; such as an Iphone; travel by air, 21 lakh car to travel; and above all synchronized coordination with a fawning media; …

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Bindusar

By Sunil Kumar Ajivika is one of the nastika schools of Hindu philosophy. It believed that everything in the world is pre-ordained(niyati) and the theory of karma is not true. This is in direct contrast to the Buddhists; Jains and …

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Q&A: What are some facts related to Shaheed Udham Singh?

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By Sunil Kumar Another one of my Quora answers; The Qtn: What are some facts related to Shaheed Udham Singh? Answer: Quoting from Yasmin Khan’s “India At War: The Subcontinent and the Second World War”; “On the evening of 13 …

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