Maverick Unchanged – Jethmalani’s Tour De Thought

By Sunil Kumar A book review after some time. Just finished reading noted lawyer Ram Jethmalani’s book “Maverick: Unchanged, Unrepentant”. Although I’ve never been a fan of the loud, opinionated blabbermouth that he is; there is a lot of informative …

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Why did India-China relations go bad?

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By Sunil Kumar   Thanks. You’re right in saying that India and China never had any large-scale conflicts for thousands of years. But; both countries were not a single political unit in the modern sense until the middle of the …

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What is the depth of the Strait of Malacca?

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By Sunil Kumar The Strait of Malacca connects the Andaman sea(Indian Ocean) and the South China sea(Pacific Ocean). Running between the Indonesian Island of Sumatra to the West; and peninsular(West) Malaysia and extreme southern Thailand to the east; it has …

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Will proponents of Akhanda Bharat now face criminal charges?

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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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Is the film Seven Years In Tibet based on historical facts?

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By Sunil Kumar I have seen this movie a long time back; but I remember some debate on the historical authenticity of this movie. The mountaineer Heinrich Harrer was in real life; a member of the Nazi SS; a fact …

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Q Answers Series: History Of The Sikhs In Shanghai

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By Sunil Kumar The Qtn: What is the History of Sikhs in Shanghai? I read somewhere that the Shanghai Military police recruited Sikhs from British India for proper law and order implementation.. Can anyone provide detailed information about this please. …

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St. Arnab And The Dragon

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By Sunil Kumar With International Yoga Day out of the way; and Lalitgate still raging on; it is time to investigate the curious phenomenon of St. Arnab and the Dragon. Christian theology equates the dragon with evil; an all-encompassing phenomenon …

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India, China And Tibet

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By Sunil Kumar Global geo-politics is the law of the jungle. And in this rather competitive world; the idea of Tibet is a strange phenomenon; merged into the surreal consciousness of this universe. Since I’m proud and sometimes sad to …

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Pollution Jane

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By Sunil Kumar With the national capital Delhi’s air quality being rated as worse than Beijing; the former pollution capital of the world; it is high time our government woke up to the fact that we are sitting on a …

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India: A Wounded Civilization

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By Sunil Kumar If a mass of articles and daily analysis were not enough to remind me of the fact that India is a wounded civilization; V.S Naipaul‘s 1975 book on his perceptions surely has. Landing in an antique Bombay …

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