Cover Story

  • Dispute over Honorary Doctorate for West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

  • Professor Obaid Siddiqi: A Tribute on his Birth Anniversary!

  • Celebrating Women: The Year That Was!

  • How fair is the First Past the Post for Indian Democracy?

  • Hinduism Never Considered Homosexuality a Disease or a Crime

  • Crisis of Western Human Rights: No Answer for the Suffering Millions Globally

  • Ethiopia: Panoramic Beauty and a Primitive State Untouched by Colonialism

  • The US Military: Extended Reach and Challenges in the Face of Budgetary Pressures

  • Designer Vaginas are in Vogue

  • Maximillian Isidore Robespierre and Tipu Sultan: Virtuous or Villainous

RaGa and NaMo Need to Review their Leadership Styles Ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections

Reading Time: 4 minutesNarendra Modi cannot afford to sit on his laurels as the margin of votes declined despite his party’s victory in Gujarat elections, recently. Rahul Gandhi needs ha a daunting task ahead of him. Navodita analyses the two different styles of leadership with a to-do list for both the leaders, in the weekly column. A Different […]


Spare the Judiciary: Five Topmost Judges of India Need Patient Hearing to Tide Over the Crises

Reading Time: 5 minutesJudiciary is the only institution that sustains our faith in democracy as the filthy politicians of all shades have vitiated both the legislature and the executive; and as far as the press is concerned, the less said the better! It is fatally compromised, opines Prof. Ashoka, reacting to the mudslinging and barbs at the five […]


Were the Britishers Wrong?

Reading Time: 4 minutesHemashri, takes a stock of how government offices work, with all the accompanying absurdities, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. They say life begins at forty! That is great, I thought. But forty-five years of age seems to be an age when turbulence of introspection leads to too much of self-questioning. What have […]


A Letter to my Favourite Books

Reading Time: 4 minutesAshu pens a letter to his favourite books, as gratitude, in the regular column, exclusively for Different Truths. Dear Books, I hardly remember the day we met for the first time but I am sure it was probably one of the best. Some of you grew up with me as my best pals whereas many […]


The Class of 92 of Hyderabad Public School Celebrated Silver Jubilee Reunion

Reading Time: 4 minutesEstablished in 1923 as Jagirdars College by the Seventh Nizam of Hyderabad, Sir Osman Ali Khan, the school was meant exclusively for the aristocrats and elites. Sometime in the early fifties, when the Zamindari tradition was abolished, the name of the school was changed to Hyderabad Public School. Mira reports the Silver Jubilee Reunion of […]


Buddhist Meditation Aims at the Development of Awareness

Reading Time: 4 minutesZen meditation uses two different tacks: the first is the direct plunge into awareness by sheer will. You sit down and just sit, meaning that you toss out of your mind everything except pure awareness of sitting. This sounds very simple. It is not. The second Zen approach, used in the Rinzai School, is that […]


Braveheart Captain M.N. Mulla Chose the Dignity of Death over Dishonour

Reading Time: 4 minutesBraveheart Capt. Mahendra Nath Mulla MVC wilfully chose never to forsake his men; leave them behind when a torpedo fired from the Daphne-class Pakistani submarine PNS Hangor struck his ship, INS Khukri, sliding it to its final resting place, off the Kathiawar coast. Maj Gen Raj pays a tribute to the Braveheart, in Different Truths. When […]


Indigenous Publishing Industry under Threat from eBooks

Reading Time: 2 minutesWith the advent of e-publishing, there has been a sharp decline in the traditional publication of books. Many peoples are getting e-books. This has plunged the publishing industry into an abysmal state, opines Manthena, exclusively for Different Truths. Publishers in India are facing a crisis. The dearth of the prospects of printing has been the […]


India-ASEAN Economic Ties for the Future

Reading Time: 4 minutesIn September 2009 India had signed a free trade agreement (FTA) with the ASEAN to promote economic ties. It was seen as a major foray into a formidable regional trade block. Officials are working on the re-activation of the ASEAN-India Business Council (AIBC), the holding of the ASEAN-India Business Summit (AIBS) and an ASEAN-India Business […]