The Romanovs

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By Sunil Kumar 9th month of 2017. On my visit to the U.K last month; picked up 3 books in Heffer’s Cambridge including this massive tome from Simon Sebag Montefiore; a history of Russia’s last imperial clan; the Romanovs. A …

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What does Nehru write about Shivaji in the “Discovery of India”?

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By Sunil Kumar My Qra answers continued: Excerpts from Nehru’s Discovery of India; “Only an Akbar might have understood the situation and controlled the new forces that were rising. Perhaps even he could have only postponed the dissolution of his …

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Sacred Games – Book Review

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By Sunil Kumar A post after a long time. So here goes. Managed to read Vikram Chandra‘s 900+ pages book; Sacred Games. Since it’s going to be on Netflix; this spiked interest and I managed to decipher why the commissioning …

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What happens if Mumbai is the capital of India?

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By Sunil Kumar If Mumbai is the capital of India; then it will become a centre for political wheeling-dealing much like Delhi. Also; new infrastructure will have to be created for every different state and Maharashtra will have to shed …

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Are Indian textbooks teaching true history?

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By Sunil Kumar(My Quora answers continued) Well; my answer to this question is subjective; based on my personal opinion, like most of Quora on a daily basis. We have to fundamentally examine what we mean by history. Is it the …

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Buddhist Theory of Apoha

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By Sunil Kumar Interesting article produced verbatim on my site: I THE STUDY OF THE problem of word-meaning in Indian philosophy has had a very complex and interesting development, much more interesting than is usually realized. It has probably sustained …

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Nainital: The Woods Were Lovely, Dark and Deep

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By Sunil Kumar There’s a charm, a “je ne sais quoi” about mountains and valleys that evokes a feeling of instant tranquility by even thinking about them. Before I start sounding like Frasier; a very remote possibility; as an Indian, …

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Bhagavad Gita 2.13 and 4.9

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By Sunil Kumar A discussion on two shlokas from the Bhagavad Gita; First 2.13 dehino ‘smin yathā dehe kaumāraṁ yauvanaṁ jarā tathā dehāntara-prāptir dhīras tatra na muhyati [Bg. 2.13] Note the use of the diacritical marks(showed to use emphasis) dehinah—of …

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What do you think about the relationship between Kirihara Ryoji and Yukiho in Journey Under the Midnight Sun by Higashino Keigo?

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By Sunil Kumar Finished reading “Journey Under The Midnight Sun” recently. Intricately plotted; the book only suggests the relationship between Kirihara Ryoji and Yukiho(incidents in the library, the paper cut-outs for example); and although the reader is pretty sure about …

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While Bhagat Singh hogs all the limelight; why is Chandrashekhar Azad lost in oblivion?

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By Sunil Kumar The reason for this according to me is the media and the movies. The Punjabis are more sympathetic to Bhagat Singh; the Sikh; even though there were Rajguru and Sukhdeo apart from Singh. Since they formed and …

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