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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Valentine Buddha

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By Sunil Kumar Love, compassion and the renunciate’s way. The marketing gimmickry of Valentine’s Day ended yesterday; and for once I got a flower and a chocolate. But picking on one of my favorite subjects these days; my valentine for …

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Jesus Christ Superstar

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By Sunil Kumar The poor man’s Rio. A description of Mumbai somewhere streaming through my consciousness. Except that it’s not factually correct. Neither is it Navi Kolkata! The island city is somewhere in between; a phantasmic illusion of happiness and …

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Oh Kolkata!

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By Sunil Kumar The Bengali renaissance is one of the most poignant aspects of Incredible India‘s multi-fangled story. So; my first trip to Bharat’s East was a semi-exciting event in my mental calendar. After all; the land of Aurobindo, Tagore, …

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The Media”Cracy” Of Thought

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By Sunil Kumar Pun intended. The last few years have seen an explosion of information; a surfeit of excess unlike anything ever in human history. Has more awareness led to something new; a constructive change? Yes; and maybe no at …

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Shantaram

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By Sunil Kumar Back to Bombay; the sultry city of “je ne sais quoi”. After I have exhausted all the tried and tested adjectives and epithets I could use about the place; there came “Shantaram”. Although I had heard about …

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Art, Museums And Collages

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By Sunil Kumar   “Art illuminates the mind”- This saying can be attributed to me; as this is my website; all ye denizens of the great beyond. My recent visit to the capital(distinctive in its rather obfuscatory manner and unique …

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