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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Jaipur, LitFests And Life

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By Sunil Kumar My 244th Post on this site. About the flowing river of partial cerebral ecstasy that is the Jaipur Literature Fest. By now; I’m sort of a veteran of this relentless idea/thought/self-importance blabbering described as a meeting crossroads …

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Is Bollywood movie ‘Rustom’ based on a real incident?

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By Sunil Kumar Yes; the movie ‘Rustom’ is a fictional reworking of a real-life incident. Here’s some of it in detail; On the afternoon of April 27, 1959 Commander Kawas Maneckshaw Nanavati stepped out of his home in Cuffe Parade, …

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An Ode To Identity: Kitne Pakistan

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By Sunil Kumar Events in the past few days have convinced me of the fact that the people who forget history are condemned to repeat it. Noted Hindi film-writer Kamleshwar has created a poignant masterpiece that tugs at the very …

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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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The Wrath Of Khan

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By Sunil Kumar Khan Noonien Singh; the arch-nemesis of Captain James T. Kirk in the Star Trek Universe is an interesting antagonist. Without realizing it; Gene Roddenberry created a syncretic character; reflective of India’s secular and pluralistic society. Getting a …

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Beyond The Taj: Development In The Rustic Heart Of India

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By Sunil Kumar The Taj Mahal is one of the most potent symbols of India around the world. It conjures up an idyllic vista; of an endlessly mysterious land; a timeless civilization. Was this a monument to love; or an …

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Two To Tango; Three To Jive

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By Sunil Kumar A sultry evening in Mumbai. I zip through crowded roads and reach the venue; where there’s an assortment of people; young and old; the “supposedly” creative types; and VJ Ranvir Shorey who’s posing with a few people …

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The Tao Of Nature

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By Sunil Kumar “Wu Wei” in Taoism is equated with effortless action; or following the stream of consciousness. In simple words; non-action in action; not coveting any goal; a concept similar to the Bhagavad Gita. View image | gettyimages.com But …

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