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  • 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

  • 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!

Sex during Normal Pregnancy does not harm the Foetus

Reading Time: 3 minutesDelhi-based gynaecologist, Dr Amrinder, breaks the taboo of sex during pregnancy. She tells us the dos and don’ts of coitus in this condition. A Different Truths exclusive. Sex during pregnancy is a taboo subject on account of our cultural tendency to dissociate sex from motherhood. Mothers, mothers in law, even some doctors prohibit sex during […]


Of Unwanted Guests and the Guest who Came for Dinner and Never Left!

Reading Time: 3 minutesHere’s a humourous account, by Soumya, of gatecrashing parties as unwanted guests and how the misdeed caught up with the protagonist, many moons later, much to his embarrassment. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.  Having read Ten Days that Shook the World and having seen the film Reds, where John Reed is played brilliantly […]


The World Today…

Reading Time: 2 minutesKabir agonises about the meaninglessness of contemporary existence, giving us a slice of the urban life, in this verse, in Different Truths. More kisses, fewer conversations One truth is yet to be seen when love arrives Hands weaving around the other Books closing with scared libraries Meeting today happens in a restaurant Where he talks […]


Zen Meditation for Inner Peace and Salvation

Reading Time: 3 minutesOur Yoga expert, Navodita, tells us about Zen meditation, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Meditation is an important technique to get you grounded in yourself and find inner peace and salvation which can help you focus better on your work and daily busy lives. Yet another form of meditation we discuss here […]


Three Healthy Foods to Help Check Depression

Reading Time: 2 minutesRitambhara tells us how food can help fight depression, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Depression is one of the chronic diseases amounting to increasing suicide rates among the students, men and women alike. Depression dubiously and silently raises the risk of early deaths too. Recent studies reveal stress and anxiety as the […]


Those Industrious Palms

Reading Time: 1 minuteArun tells us about city life, in this verse, in Different Truths. The gush of light coming Through the window, The chirping of the birds, The bell of the milkman, The yell of the newspaper man, The bustling life outside after the lull, May not bring the owners Of those industrious palms The mellow morning […]


Designer Vaginas are in Vogue

Reading Time: 3 minutesA new branch of medicine RVS – Reconstructive Vaginal Surgery has emerged in recent times. The one way in which this branch differs from other aspects of plastic surgery is that it has a dual role to play. Not only is it responsible for making the area aesthetically appealing but also improves sexual function. The […]


Fables are Never Too Old

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe continuity of the oral tradition attested by The Fox and the Crow story found on the pottery of Mohenjo-Daro and Lothal archaeological sites of a civilisation six thousand years old. Tapati unearths the many layers of folk-stories, in the regular column, showing how they reappear in many modern folk-stories and in stamps of many […]


Deborah Smith and Ray Meeker­: Founders of Golden Bridge Pottery

Reading Time: 2 minutesChennai-based Sumita, an artist, and author, profiles Deborah Smith and Ray Meeker. She tells us how they came to Pondicherry and founded the Golden Bridge Pottery, exclusively in Different Truths. Deborah Smith and Ray Meeker came to Pondicherry within three months of each other in early 1971 and in the process of making it their […]



Reading Time: 1 minuteHere’s a ballad from Sarala about the sensuousness of a woman, ready to unmask and take revenge, in Different Truths. Don’t take me for granted  She swayed her curvaceous body  Among the crowded audience  Teasing the young and old alike  With her touch, they were waiting for  Her sensual pouting lips  They dreamt of kissing  […]