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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Tales From The Hills: Shimla

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By Sunil Kumar Moving away from the rather jaded, foul-mouthed and loud subject of politics; I move on to the hills; or more precisely the mountains; the Himalayas. The summer capital of the raj; Shimla. Just to put in a …

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Mumbai Metro: Things I Did Not Want To Know But Heck!

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By Sunil Kumar As somebody from Bombay(I like the old name); proudly belonging to arguably the most patriotic inclusive state in the Indian Union; I wanted the Mumbai Metro to start. Heck; after reading all these writers with their own …

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