Advocacy

Using Home Cameras to Monitor the Elderly

Rita tells us how technology can be used to take care of the elders, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. We’ve always had our parents keep tabs on us and that’s something we often take as a given. But what happens when our parents become old and require medical care? It becomes our responsibility to keep […]

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Students Debate Global Child Rights Issues at Model United Nations

CRY organised a two-day debating session called Model United Nations in Kolkata. A report in Different Truths. The rain-soaked city of Kolkata witnessed a bunch of young students step into the shoes of seasoned diplomats, and talk about serious global issues ranging from child rights to cross-border human trafficking, stated a media release of CRY. […]

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Bad to the Bone: How to Effectively Manage Osteoporosis – II

In the second part on Osteoporosis, Rita tells us the precautions, care and effective management of the disease, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Treatment Although you can’t completely reverse osteoporosis, there are ways to manage it. Once you know you have osteoporosis, you have many options for treating the condition and strengthening […]

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Technology Helping the Differently-abled People

Bangalore-based Farheen tells us how some gadget, app, or a device is empowering differently-abled people. Read more about these, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. It’s heartening to know that with each passing day, Special people, who are physically challenged (read differently-abled) are being empowered by different technological advancements. These days, some gadget, […]

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Bad to the Bone: Everything You Need to Know about Osteoporosis – I

Kolkata-based Rita, who works with the elders, tells us about a geriatric problem, osteoporosis. Here’s part one of her write-up. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.    What Is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis means “porous bones.” Our bones are strongest at about age 30, then begin to lose density. More than 25 million […]

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Seven Tips to Help Your Aging Parents Battle Loneliness

As children leave the nests for greener pastures, aging parents are often left behind, battling loneliness. Rita gives us seven invaluable tips to help aging parents deal with the deep problem. Read more in the regular column, exclusively in Different Truths.    Is your aging parent lonely? It’s a sad fact that our elders often […]

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Happy Birthday Dalai Lama

Born on a straw mat in a cowshed to a farmer’s family, little Lhamo Thondup was recognised as the 14th Dalai Lama, in 1939. He was rechristened as Tenzin Gyatso, on being recognised as the Dalai Lama. On July 6, 2017, he turns 82. Eswar profiles His Holiness, in the regular column. Different Truths wishes […]

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Eid Special: Rozas beyond Religion!

In a nation where the citizens stand tense and in fear polarised by those with secret motives, our Delhi-based columnist Mahima, in a weekly column, brings you the story of a young girl, who has moved beyond religion. Meet journalist Neelima, who is breaking the barriers of faith and celebrating the spirit of Ramzan by […]

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A Nation in Exile

In 1959, the situation inside Tibet led His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama to seek refuge in India and ever since millions of Tibetans are living as refugees in exile, in fact, there are more Tibetans living outside Tibet than in Tibet. On the occasion of the World Refugee Day, Eswar talks of a nation […]

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