Cover Story

  • An Abundant Life with Little

  • A Critical Analysis of Human Rights with Focus on Foundational Weakness and Dual Nature of Human Rights

  • Durga, a Lesser Goddess Grew in Stature during the Gupta Period

  • A Wonder that is India!

  • Difficult Time for Those Having a School-going Child

  • Godmen: Happiness Comes with a Price Tag

  • Why Jaishankar Prasad Deserves the Bharat Ratna?

  • Nobel or Not so Nobel

  • A Comparative Evaluation of the Scholastic Excellence of Nalanda and Al-Qarawiyyin

  • Playing Ducks and Drakes with the Unique Ethos of Kerala

The 1962 Sino-Indian War: Recalling a War that was not …it was an Indian Rout

Reading Time: 5 minutesFought both along the 890 km long McMahon Line and opposite Western Tibet in the Ladakh region of our 4056 km long Sino-Indian borders, the 1962 War showed us at our worst in terms of strategic, operational level and tactical decision making. The Indian Army fought last-man-last-round in a manner, which the world and even […]

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Yoga, Meditation, and Psychotherapy – Karma, Guru, and Liberation – II

Reading Time: 8 minutesFor the patient, psychotherapy may be seen as an attempt to improve Karma in this life. In part, the therapist offers this in the role of the guru who shows the patient ways to unhook from old patterns by the liberation of self from attachment to the neurotic past, opines Prof. Ashoka, in this erudite […]

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Protests against WTO Restrictions on Food Subsidy: India has the Largest Number of Hungry and Malnourished People

Reading Time: 2 minutesAIKMS has stressed that today India has the largest number of hungry and malnourished people. It has 48% of the under-fives who are seriously malnourished and 56% of its childbearing age group women suffer from severe anemia. Here’s a report in Different Truths. Led by AIKMS hundreds of poor peasants and workers protested at various blocks and […]

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Streetlights

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn intense poem by Olaitan, in Different Truths. Are the beautiful faces  That paint the nights,  They are the resounding tick-tocks  Of silent kisses Only found in dark corners. Streetlights are the four legs Of one soul in two bodies. Streetlights are the weary hips  Of glowing figures. Streetlights are the mute walks  Of lonely […]

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Health: Care or Scare?

Reading Time: 6 minutesEvery profession has black sheep. The health sector is ailing with deep-rooted corruption. Shernaz exposes the rot, as one section of ethical doctors go hammer and tongs on the corrupt ones, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. A headline in Pune Mirror some months back screamed, “MCI a den of corruption, says Symbiosis […]

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How the Ancient Mariner Lost his Albatross

Reading Time: 4 minutesHere’s a story within a story from Soumya, in a genre different from humour, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. He wasn’t that ancient really, being a well preserved old sailor, and he did not have to hold me with his glittering eye, as his tales of exotic places around the world were […]

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Arz Hai: A Symphony of Minds with Imagination and Creativity

Reading Time: 2 minutesArz Hai, a debut publication of six young, creative persons of Allahabad, was launched on Friday. A report in Different Truths. Six young minds met and gave their dream a real face in the form of a book titled Arz Hai, which was launched on Friday (October 13) by eminent academicians and poets of the city, Prof Sonjoy […]

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Sexual Harassment at Workplace: 20 Years after Vishaka Verdict

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe Apex Court, for the first time, laid down a volume of guidelines and principles, apparently to be followed by all employment institutions state governed or private. In 2013, 16 years after the landmark judgement, The Sexual Harassment at Workplace (Prohibition, Prevention, and Redressal) Act, 2013 was passed, which superseded all the existing guidelines, states […]

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Loving-Kindness, a Buddhist Meditation on Positive Thoughts

Reading Time: 4 minutesMindful breathing brings you to a state of equanimity where nothing outside can bother you much and you learn to take every step in your stride without much stress and without tensing your nerve cells. Another form of Buddhist meditation, called ‘loving-kindness meditation’, which can be practiced by dwelling on the ‘positive thoughts’ of love, […]

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Three Reasons for Mental and Physical Well-Being Equally Important

Reading Time: 3 minutesRitambhara tells us the three reasons of mental and physical well-being, the interdependence, depression, and suicides, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.  Mental health is a level of psychological well-being or an absence of mental illness. It is the psychological state of someone, who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and […]

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