A Tale of Two Events: Writing, Cyberlaw And All That Jazz

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By Sunil Kumar   Time is quick. It zips by; giving you just a short window to reminisce and introspect. So; this blog post is going to be about two events that happened last week. Blah-blah on cyberlaw, cybersecurity at …

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Why did Emperor Domitian banish all the philosophers in Rome in around 93 A.D.?

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By Sunil Kumar According to historians; Titus Flavius Domitianus or Domitian was hated by the aristocracy; and is mainly known for the reign of terror in the final years of his reign. Writers Tacitus and Pliny the Younger claim that …

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Why did the Soviet government censor the opera “Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District” by Shostakovich?

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By Sunil Kumar Some of the reasons this opera was banned include; in-your-face sexuality that was perceived by the Soviet authorities as vulgar and anarchic; that would lead to disruption in society. Success abroad was termed by communist ideologues in …

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What is the impact of the Tudor period in the history of England?

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By Sunil Kumar Effects of the Tudor period on the history of England are quite profound. Indirectly; they were also quite substantially important for the country’s richest colony-to-be, India. England was a provincial backwater at the edge of Europe in …

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What if Hitler hadn’t killed himself?

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By Sunil Kumar Interesting. Let us consider the day Hitler commits suicide in his underground bunker; April 30, 1945. Along with him; his two-day old wife Eva Braun and Alsatian dog Blondi.   In any case; the Germans were …

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Did Alexander have ambitions on conquering Nubia?

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By Sunil Kumar There are accounts that Alexander was certainly interested in conquering Nubia(present-day Southern Egypt and Central Sudan); to bolster his claims of being a “world” conqueror. However; his plans for going south of Egypt into Nubia were supposedly …

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The Age of Modi

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By Sunil Kumar In the digital age; the quest for fifteen minutes(seconds, nanoseconds) of fame has led to an explosion of ideas; and egotist odes to oneself. The current PM of India seems to have ridden the cusp of this …

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