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  • Is the Indian Democracy Declining?

  • Kannur: Where Beauty and Death go Hand in Hand

  • Madhuri Dixit: The Prima Donna of Indian Cinema

  • Islamic Contributions to Science

  • Balraj Sahni, An Activist Writer-Actor, believed a Good Actor is a Good Person

  • Man and his Universe: Evolution of Chemical Elements – II

  • Right of Housing in India and Forced Eviction: Does the Disadvantaged have Enough Protection?

  • Man and his Universe: Understanding the Formation of Galaxies is the Key to our Cosmic History

  • Buro Shibtola: Oracles and Miracles Prove the Prowess of Shiva till date!

  • A Tour into the Fearsome, Doomed World of the Freemantle Prison

An Open Letter to Ms. Maneka Gandhi

The Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Ms. Maneka Gandhi, had sought suggestions from the public on how to make India better and safer for women. Our columnist, Payal, voices her concern on the said issue. Here’s her open letter to the minister, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. A few days […]


The Unique Satyanarain: Secularism, Goan Style!

Humourist Soumya keenly observes rituals in government offices in various parts of India. Goa holds the surprise. Smile with him, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Traditionally, offices in the government sector in our secular country do not observe any religious ceremony of any faith. This is largely followed in the Eastern sector, […]


Trees: The Givers!

Sunita celebrates the tree in a poem replete with rich images, in Different Truths. A row of trees Looks the same And yet so different- These glowing greens- Some the colour of moss, Others light as spring or shining emeralds Swaying in the breeze, They can put the mind to ease, Providing shade and comfort […]


Battle of Inclusiveness and Privacy

Seattle-based Chhavi analyses an Op-Ed piece, published in the New York Times, on October 15, 2016. She, thus, unveils the identity issue of a transgender girl, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Judith Shulevitz’s article, ‘Is it Time to Desegregate the Sexes?’, was published in the New York Times on October 15th, 2016. […]


Shreeja: The Journey from Three Tulsi Leaves to a Football Academy for Tribal Girls

About 30 years ago, a sage had told Dr. Shib Shankar Dasgupta about the magical mystery of three Tulsi leaves. The fire in his belly made New York-based Dr. Dasgupta start a football academy for tribal girls, Shreeja. His holistic approach in empowering those in the margins have attracted many youths. Beginning this week, we […]


Overcoming Three Kleshas or Way of Life through Yoga

Yoga is another word for equanimity, poise, and harmony. Our Associate Editor, Navodita, a Yoga expert, tells us how to face the three Kleshas (way of life), in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.   Yoga is about equanimity and poise and harmony. If something is disturbed or in a state of constant flux, […]


Is the Indian Democracy Declining?

Our Editor-at-Large, Norway-based Amit, focuses on the declining democratic values and rising fascistic, extremist and dictatorial tendencies in contemporary Indian politics and society. An expose with hard facts, exclusively in Different Truths. These are the dark times for democracy and freedom in India; times when reason is being replaced by the revelations; logic replaced by […]


Pankaj Kapoor, Paresh Rawal: Talented Actors, Celebrate Birthdays on May 29 & 30

Two versatile actors, Pankaj Kapoor, remembered for the clumsy detective role, Karamchand, won three National Awards, celebrates his birthday on Monday, May 29. Paresh Rawal, an actor-politician, has his birthday on May 30. He is known for his roles as a villain and a comedian. Paresh has been in the eye of the storm, in […]


Urdu and the Influence of Punjab

Urdu, which was till now thought to have roots in Delhi, actually took birth in Lahore and adopted Old Punjabi contrary to Braj as its base language. Later, the influence of Khari Boli can be seen on Urdu as the language journeyed through the lands of India. Almost 166 years later, the troops entered Delhi […]


The Voice

A storm rages in a voice, dispelling tranquillity. Aparajita, the poet, seeks peace and harmony in her Muse. Here’s a poem that moves from despair to hope, in Different Truths. Just a voice And the Herculean storm Hides in air. The scrapped beats now Cool in the harmonica. There’s a break in the meditation, A […]