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Sep
1
comment Which nation on Earth has been under foreign rule the longest?
I think this is an interesting question & should not be closed. We can get all pedantic about 'nation','foreign' etc. but it is clear what Ian is asking & it is an interesting question related to history.
Aug
14
comment Buddha in Ardha-Naarishvara sculpture in Badami Cave temples?
@Lennart - Thanks for your answer. I had a couple of related follow up questions. Do we know for sure that "Bringhi" predates 6th century i.e. is not a mythical story born after the cave temples were built/carved? Why does he look eerily like starving Buddha?
May
18
comment How pro-Soviet was India join during the cold war?
Excellent answer! But I have to disagree on your point that USS Enterprise was present & was ready to help India. This Wikipedia article says the exact opposite. "December 11: Liberation of Hilli, Mymenshingh, Kushtia and Noakhali. USS Enterprise is deployed by the USA in the Bay of Bengal to intimidate Indian Navy."
Feb
4
comment Are there romance stories outside western civilization or before western influence?
Care to explain why "not monogamous" make it non-romantic?
Jul
18
comment Mountain flags from Batman Begins
Some darchor flags have long single piece, some have multiple fragments. As an example for ones with a single piece, see here. Also the poles look similar in this image.