Did Morarji Desai hate Marathis?

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By Sunil Kumar Truthfully – to some extent, yes, I think so. Most of what I’ve read about Morarji Desai gives one the impression that he was a strict puritan, a proud Gujarati and a follower of Gandhi. He’s also …

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Is Bachi Karkaria anti-Hindu?

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By Sunil Kumar In a few words – probably Yes. Have met and seen Karkaria in many events across Mumbai- my U.K university event in Mumbai, organizing lit fests and an audience in plays etc. According to me, she’s more …

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Is the Mumbai Mirror pro-BJP or pro-Congress?

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By Sunil Kumar The Mumbai Mirror is a Bennett Coleman publication(i.e the Times of India group – firmly under the Jain family). Media coverage is dependent on editorial stance and owner pressure(their likes and dislikes as well as proximity to …

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What is/was the greatest strength and the greatest weakness of the X-Files reboot?

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By Sunil Kumar  Since the X-files was something I liked very fervently along with Star Trek at the time of its original run- the 90s, I am not going to subject it to an analytical critique. Frankly, I’ll just …

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How did the Congress party manage to win the 1980 elections even after imposing an emergency for a period of 19 months?

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By Sunil Kumar Wrong question. Reread history of India. In 1977; for the first time in Indian democracy; a non Congress government assumed power at the centre. In 1980; Indira Gandhi again became the Prime Minister. 57 Vie

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What can be done to counter the atrocity literature developed against India by Western propagandists?

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By Sunil Kumar The answer to your question is very complex. A process of systematic denigration of India’s ancient traditions has been in motion for the past 200 years, since the conquest of the subcontinent by the British. For all …

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Is overpopulation the main cause of India not producing great mathematicians like Aryabhata, Brahmagupta, Sridharacharya and Ramanujan?

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By Sunil Kumar According to me; no. All of these mathematicians you mentioned were the product of a different cultural milieu. A way of life that prized learning above all else. The Greek philosopher/polymath Pythagoras acknowledged his debt to the …

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How would the U.K. be different if not for colonialism?

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By Sunil Kumar As an Indian who lived in the U.K; is fond of the English language, their literature and the beautiful landscapes of the country, I have mixed feelings when answering this question. How would the U.K be different …

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What is your view about Shashi Tharoor’s Hindu Pakistan remark? Will it prove the last nail in the coffin of Congress?

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By Sunil Kumar   Tharoor’s remark should be disregarded as it is in line with the Congress policy of minority appeasement which has become a template for most half-assed parties in the country; and political expediency. Worst deal for the …

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What is your review of Sacred Games by Netflix?

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By Sunil Kumar Had read the sprawling world building novel by Vikram Chandra nearly a year back; so was waiting with bated breath for the TV adaptation. Also met the author at a literary event; and asked him about the …

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