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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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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What is the scientific reason according to Hinduism for ringing a bell before entering a temple?

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By Sunil Kumar There is a scientific, mystical and contemplative reason behind nearly every Hindu practice. Indic culture in general(includes Hinduism and Indic religions such as Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism etc) emerged from a world view that was focused on liberation …

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My 2nd Day At The 9th Tata Lit Fest

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By Sunil Kumar   Hello world, wordpress universe and my blog! Lest I forget and the globe soaks in my wisdom, here are my recollections set in digital stone. May the ephemeral winds of server pings keep them safe. Was …

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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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