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Chittor: A Bastion of Rajput Glory and Splendour

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Ruchira takes us on a journey to the famous Chittor Fort. Here mythological and historical tales mix and mingle. A Different Truths exclusive.   During my schooldays and growing up years I had read about Chittorgarh in history text books besides Abanindra Nath Tagore’s Rajkahini– a compilation of  heroic tales  from Rajputana (now  Rajasthan). To me […]


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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Family Time – LXXXV

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Nilanjana recounts a tale from the Bhagavatam. Devaki and Vasudeva began telling them of the many relatives that they have had. Balarama and Krishna were eagerly listening to those stories. Of all that they heard the tale of Kunti, and her sons interested them the most. An exclusive for Different Truths.   Parikshit said, “So […]


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The Magic Mantra

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Jernail unveils the mystery of existence through the magic mantra. This poem has been translated into Albanian language too. A Different Truths exclusive.   I don’t know This is the magic mantra which set voyagers on discovery of the lands across seas which led the Europeans to colonise the world. If you wish to colonise […]


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Two Women Characters of Dickens: Cold, Bitter, Narcissistic Mother Images – VI

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Miss Havisham has much in common with Mrs. Joe, including a cold heart, blinding self-preoccupation, and a need for omnipotent control. They represent similar images of a narcissistic mother, brooding, hypochondriacal, and inattentive to the child’s needs. Both women are furious with men, whom they regard as weak, ineffective, and, in Miss Havisham’s case, treacherous. […]


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A Wrinkled Smile

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A short story based on real life that explores various layers of relationships, by Anumita, our Managing Editor, exclusively for Different Truths. Kathy watched the bony fingers holding her arm and smiled at the twinkling eyes looking at her. Those eyes were surrounded with wrinkles yet a vibrancy emitted from this person. She was new […]


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Oh, this Beer …

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Sarala tells us about the plight of an alcoholic, who lost everything to his beer, in the verse, for Different Truths. I curse myself every day  Why I started drinking beer  From teenage years  Every time making me run to the loo  To empty my bladder  Again, I reach out to the next bottle  To […]


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Kaifi Azmi Centenary: A Humanitarian Poet, who Rose Against Religious Boundaries

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It’s poet Kaifi Azmi’s birth centenary, today. Prof. Ashoka pays a befitting tribute to the humanitarian poet, who rose against narrow and parochial religious boundaries. An exclusive for Different Truths. Today (Jan 14) is the birth anniversary of one Akhtar Hussain Rizvi who was born exactly 100 years ago! We know him better as Kaifi […]


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Ngorang Ngora: Our African Safari Ends

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Ngorang Ngora is a sunken bowl-shaped valley surrounded by high ridges on all sides and is the crater of an extinct volcano. The rich mineral land makes the vegetation lush and green throughout the year. It is fed by streams flowing into the crater and water supply is all year round. Thus, it happened that […]


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Election Verdict 2018: Revision of Strategies

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It’s important to revise electoral strategies, reasons Navodita, our Associate Editor. Here’s an exclusive report for Different Truths. The recent legislative assembly elections across five states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram sounded the trend for months to come in 2019 and the parliamentary elections.  The people’s verdict was clear – Congress is […]


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Everlasting Relationship

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An evocative poem about dream and life experiences, by Nancy, exclusively for Different Truths. Yesterday A strange thought crossed my mind To ride in the glittering chariot of the moon Feeling the world under my feet Suddenly it stopped and I started awake And then I realised, Oh! It was just a dream! Today A […]


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