What is/was the greatest strength and the greatest weakness of the X-Files reboot?


By Sunil Kumar  Since the X-files was something I liked very fervently along with Star Trek at the time of its original run- the 90s, I am not going to subject it to an analytical critique. Frankly, I’ll just …

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How did the Congress party manage to win the 1980 elections even after imposing an emergency for a period of 19 months?


By Sunil Kumar Wrong question. Reread history of India. In 1977; for the first time in Indian democracy; a non Congress government assumed power at the centre. In 1980; Indira Gandhi again became the Prime Minister. 57 Vie

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What can be done to counter the atrocity literature developed against India by Western propagandists?


By Sunil Kumar The answer to your question is very complex. A process of systematic denigration of India’s ancient traditions has been in motion for the past 200 years, since the conquest of the subcontinent by the British. For all …

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Is overpopulation the main cause of India not producing great mathematicians like Aryabhata, Brahmagupta, Sridharacharya and Ramanujan?


By Sunil Kumar According to me; no. All of these mathematicians you mentioned were the product of a different cultural milieu. A way of life that prized learning above all else. The Greek philosopher/polymath Pythagoras acknowledged his debt to the …

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How would the U.K. be different if not for colonialism?


By Sunil Kumar As an Indian who lived in the U.K; is fond of the English language, their literature and the beautiful landscapes of the country, I have mixed feelings when answering this question. How would the U.K be different …

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Sunil – Manzar E Khuda – Meri Nazm

By Sunil Kumar Baat Se Baat Nikli zubaan pe aa gayi Socha Tha Kashish Hai Thi Vo Tanhai Kya Malum Bewafa Vakt Ka Samundar Se Nikle Hue Darakhth ka Main Kahil hun Shamiane ke saaz ka Aasman mein udte hue …

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Is the Wodeyar dynasty of Karnataka (Mysore) an extension of Lord Krishna’s Yadu dynasty?


By Sunil Kumar   A lot of kings, petty chieftains and politicians claim descent from the gods; or being Suryavanshi(the sun) or Chandravanshi(the moon). You should recognise it for what it is; an attempt to instil or garner respect …

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Sometimes we feel that what is happening right now has been done or seen before. What is the reason?


By Sunil Kumar Psychologists and pop culture refer to this phenomenon as “deja vu”. Scientists reject any notion of any supernatural explanation of precognition. Neurologists probably relate this to “temporal lobe” epilepsy. In a book I read recently by Arun …

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What is your view about Shashi Tharoor’s Hindu Pakistan remark? Will it prove the last nail in the coffin of Congress?


By Sunil Kumar   Tharoor’s remark should be disregarded as it is in line with the Congress policy of minority appeasement which has become a template for most half-assed parties in the country; and political expediency. Worst deal for the …

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What is your review of Sacred Games by Netflix?


By Sunil Kumar Had read the sprawling world building novel by Vikram Chandra nearly a year back; so was waiting with bated breath for the TV adaptation. Also met the author at a literary event; and asked him about the …

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