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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How did World War I lead to the appointment of Hitler?

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By Sunil Kumar World War I was mainly due to the rivalry of Germany under Kaiser Wilhelm and Britain. Ironically; Germany had only become united in the 19th century; with the strongest state being Prussia controlled by a Chancellor Bismarck. …

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Why was Ardhamagadhi Prakrit used to write the scriptures of Jainism?

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By Sunil Kumar The reason for this is quite simple; it was the language of the court in the most powerful empire of the time – the Magadha janapada which later morphed into the Mauryan empire. The Jain agamas were …

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Who are the most significant goddesses in Greek mythology?

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By Sunil Kumar From what I’ve read a long time back; book by Edith Hamilton, a few major Greek goddesses. After the Roman empire conquered Greece; many of their names had Roman equivalents which are equally famous. Aglaia: The Greek …

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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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Global Infobabble

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By Sunil Kumar The three tectonic shifts for news in India this year have been; Demonetization, Brexit and Trump. Although the latter two are significant only for the reams of global newsprint devoted to discussing their implications; demonetization is the …

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Would you visit Westworld?

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By Sunil Kumar Would be an interesting experience. There should also be scope for mods; tweaks in the whole spectrum; so that we could visit different times and places. Related articles CIO interview: Mia Forsäng, Swedish municipality Vara

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