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  • 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

  • Tipu Sultan: A Hero or a Charlatan?

  • National Anthem Debate and the Apex Court: Individual Identity vs. National Identity?

  • Old Habits Die Hard

  • The Me Too Campaign: Women Stand Tall Against Sexual and Domestic Violence

  • An Abundant Life with Little

How Interests Rate Affect us?

Reading Time: 4 minutesIndia is going through a slowdown, as 4% real interest rate is making people to go slow on consumption. The government’s need to cut down on fiscal deficit is also making Indian economy a higher taxed economy, thus affecting savings of the common man. Tarun critiques interest rates, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different […]


Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Pralambha and Balarama – LIII

Reading Time: 2 minutesNilanjana recounts the tale of Pralambha Asura and Balarama, from the Bhagavatam, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. “Another of Kamsa’s cronies?” Parikshit asked. “Will they never give up?” Sukha answered, “Not so easily. Kamsa’s henchmen were all dedicated and committed to the cause. It looks like they were all brainwashed into believing […]


The Culprit

Reading Time: 1 minuteA powerful protest poem by Bushra. Here we see the poet as a Social Journalist, in Different Truths. My poem, The Culprit, was written when I was in the US a few months ago after a certain communal incident took place in Delhi at the end of Ramadan 2017. The situation has not eased since […]


Understanding Antisocial Behaviour in Children: Four Cases – I

Reading Time: 6 minutesProf. Ashoka, a renowned psychiatrist, helps us understand the antisocial behaviour in children, in his erudite research. Here’s the first part of the four-part erudite research, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.   Antisocial behaviour takes a variety of forms and shapes. Four cases referred for treatment reflect the diversity of situations that may […]


The 500-year-old Legacy of Stuffed Turkey during Christmas Dinner in Britain Continues

Reading Time: 2 minutesWilliam Strickland from Yorkshire introduced turkeys to Britain more than 500 years ago. Even though King Edward VII made turkey eating fashionable at Christmas, it was King Henry VIII who first ate turkey in the 16th century. Lily traces the culinary history of stuffed turkeys, a favourite Christmas dinner, in the weekly column, exclusively for […]


Embrace the Spirit of Travel when you cannot get Away!

Reading Time: 4 minutesTravel is a state of mind, other than the journey. Mahima tells us how she was bitten by the travel bug. She tells us how to prepare for a getaway, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.  There have been times when I have over-burdened myself with work and responsibilities. And then came the […]


The Odyssey of Life: Beyond Trials and Tribulations

Reading Time: 1 minuteHere’s Ritambhara evocative poem about life and faith in God, in Different Truths. In the blink of an eye, everything rejiggered The world that existed a second ago, is a distant dream Bright days turned into gloomy nights No purpose we seem to be left with Shattered in the corner sobbing we lay Utterly wildered, […]


Is Economic Growth a Mere Statistic or is it Reaching the Common Man in India?

Reading Time: 4 minutesGDP does not provide a complete picture of economic and societal progress. Despite being a broad measure, GDP leaves out several things. The enormous value of the country’s natural capital and ecosystems is also not reflected in the GDP. GDP growth alone cannot be a good measure of the human quality of life index (HQLI). […]


Close Encounters of the Wild Kind – II

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn the second and final part of the adventure, Soumya tells us of an escape by the skin of the teeth. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.  We left our hero, i.e. me, in a dilemma, at the close of part one. This was resolved, quite literally, by a cliffhanger. I […]


Empowered Women Stand Tall

Reading Time: 4 minutesIt takes conscience, compassion, clarity, and courage to empower a victim of abuse. This whole business of empowerment is a sham, opines Mona, showing us the light at the end of the tunnel, exclusively for Different Truths. There has been a great deal of band baja about women’s empowerment lately. I was at a gathering last week, […]