नरेंद्र मोदी बद्दल तुमचे निष्पक्ष मत काय आहे?

By Sunil Kumar मला वाटत नाही श्रीमान नरेंद्र मोदी यांचे निष्पक्ष दृष्टिकोन असणे शक्य आहे. भारत हा एकमात्र देश आहे जो भाषा, जात इ. वर इतकी विभागणी करण्यासाठी पुरेसे दयनीय आहे. नोबेल पुरस्कार विजेते लेखक व्ही. एस. नायपॉल यांनी म्हटले …

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What is it like to attend the Jaipur Literature Festival?

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By Sunil Kumar I can answer this question as I’ve attended the Jaipur Literature Festival 5 times, 2012, 2013, 15, 17 and this year 2019. Mixed feelings about this self-proclaimed ‘largest show on earth.’ Admittedly, first experiences are often the …

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Who do you like better, Hercule Poirot or Sherlock Holmes? And why?

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By Sunil Kumar Tricky question, but simple answer. I like both of them, but Sherlock Holmes definitely ranks higher in my mind. Reasons- Probably because I read ‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ earlier, when I was 10 years old, and …

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Which character should be made responsible for the Mahabharata war?

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By Sunil Kumar I think your way of viewing the Mahabharata War as a blame game is totally wrong. Everybody is entitled to his or her own opinion, but this was a ‘dharma yuddha’, not a normal terrestrial conflict where …

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Why was the ‘Emergency’ period under Indira Gandhi neither discussed nor even mentioned in school?

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By Sunil Kumar Good question and observation. Even in Maharashtra, where I was in school, the Emergency was never discussed or mentioned. My school was a Jesuit institution, and although we had the usual skits on national integration etc, this …

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Do Indian texts like the Vedas mention the ancient Persians and Iranians at all?

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By Sunil Kumar Giving an answer to your question would be reaching far back into hoary antiquity, when the concept of modern nation-states was not there, and the world was in a fluid civilizational construct. For example, the history of …

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What actually happened to the leg of King Henry VIII?

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By Sunil Kumar Henry VIII was involved in a jousting accident in a tournament at Greenwich Palace on 24 January 1536. His queen was Anne Boleyn, for which he had taken on the Pope, created a new Christian denomination(Anglican) in …

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Why did Indian soldiers not revolt against the British during WW-I?

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By Sunil Kumar World War I or what European academics terms as the ‘Great War’ was early days for the Indian revolutionary movement. If you remember, India’s most famous icon M.K Gandhi also supported the British in this war, as …

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Why didn’t King Henry viii’s son from the third wife become the next king of England but his daughter from second wife became the queen?

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By Sunil Kumar The son did become the next king of England. By the second wife, I think you mean Anne Boleyn who Henry VIII executed. His son Edward from his third beloved wife Jane Seymour did become King (Edward …

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भूतकाळाचा विचार केल्यास एक सामान्य नागरिक म्हणून तुमचे ‘त्यावेळी’ आणीबाणीबद्दलचे मत काय होते? तेव्हाचे मत आणि आत्ताच्या मतामध्ये काही फरक पडला आहे का?

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By Sunil Kumar प्रथम मला स्पष्टीकरण द्यावे लागेल की मी ‘आपत्कालीन’ नंतर जन्माला आलो; माझी मते पूर्णपणे पुस्तके आणि त्या वेळी सुमारे असलेल्या लोकांची मते यावर आधारित आहेत. हे हानिकारक ठरणार नाही, मी जसजसे मला ऐकलंय की लोक मला माहित …

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