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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Why did India-China relations go bad?

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By Sunil Kumar   Thanks. You’re right in saying that India and China never had any large-scale conflicts for thousands of years. But; both countries were not a single political unit in the modern sense until the middle of the …

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Why are Sherlock and Watson never arrested for letting criminals get away?

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By Sunil Kumar Qra answers continued; Sherlock and Watson are usually called upon to assist Lestrade(the inspector) in his cases. As the hero of the short stories; Sherlock is supposed to be the wizard; who dazzles everybody with his brilliance; …

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Why couldn’t the French maintain control over their colonies like the British?

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By Sunil Kumar Possible reason according to me: turmoil in France compared to relative stability in Britain. In 1789; France had a bloody revolution when most of their royals lost their heads; i.e were guillotined. After that France saw the …

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Who are the most significant goddesses in Greek mythology?

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By Sunil Kumar From what I’ve read a long time back; book by Edith Hamilton, a few major Greek goddesses. After the Roman empire conquered Greece; many of their names had Roman equivalents which are equally famous. Aglaia: The Greek …

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What is the depth of the Strait of Malacca?

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By Sunil Kumar The Strait of Malacca connects the Andaman sea(Indian Ocean) and the South China sea(Pacific Ocean). Running between the Indonesian Island of Sumatra to the West; and peninsular(West) Malaysia and extreme southern Thailand to the east; it has …

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What were the contributions of Jawaharlal Nehru in achieving freedom?

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By Sunil Kumar Let us take a look at Jawaharlal Nehru’s life story(1889–1964). Cynicism left aside due to the current barrage of information detailing his numerous mistakes; I was a great fan of Nehru as a child. And I managed …

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The Brown Man’s Burden

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By Sunil Kumar Reading Shashi Tharoor and Obama the past week; the Brown Man’s Burden surfaced in my consciousness with alarming regularity. Although the only dreams appealing are mine alone; yet the eloquence, deep and probing intellects of these two …

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Global Infobabble

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By Sunil Kumar The three tectonic shifts for news in India this year have been; Demonetization, Brexit and Trump. Although the latter two are significant only for the reams of global newsprint devoted to discussing their implications; demonetization is the …

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How is jet fuel traded?

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By Sunil Kumar Jet fuel is rarely traded in exchanges and usually involves hedging; an “over-the-counter” futures contract between two parties. Fuel prices and airline profits are volatile; so to stabilize this component in their balance sheet; jet fuel is …

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