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


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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Jaipur, LitFests And Life


By Sunil Kumar My 244th Post on this site. About the flowing river of partial cerebral ecstasy that is the Jaipur Literature Fest. By now; I’m sort of a veteran of this relentless idea/thought/self-importance blabbering described as a meeting crossroads …

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Did the Sikh Gurus ever debate with Jain monks?


By Sunil Kumar Before I touch on the story of a debate; according to Khushwant Singh, many eminent Jains admired the Sikh Gurus and came to their help in difficult times. When the ninth Guru Tegh Bahadur was preaching in …

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How is jet fuel traded?


By Sunil Kumar Jet fuel is rarely traded in exchanges and usually involves hedging; an “over-the-counter” futures contract between two parties. Fuel prices and airline profits are volatile; so to stabilize this component in their balance sheet; jet fuel is …

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What is the best thing about being a poet?

By Sunil Kumar To paraphrase a famous scientist; the best thing about being a poet is the ability to navigate strange seas of thought alone. Depending on the nature of poetry; you grapple with profundity, discover new idioms or cope …

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Will proponents of Akhanda Bharat now face criminal charges?


By Sunil Kumar “Akhanda Bharat” which is a snide reference by this questioner; does not connote anything wrong or offensive. The Indian government has always acted in conformance with the sensitivities of the people; and this has been the case …

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Teen Kavitayein


By Sunil Kumar Need to key this in Latin/English script; Jeevan Ki Madhushala By Sunil Kumar Duniya ke daldal mein panv rakha mainein! Majhi mil gaya; karvan banta gaya! Sarsarati garmi; thand ka aseem kahar, aur jvalamukhi jaisi tapti hui …

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