Author: Anumita Chatterjee Roy

The Bengali Fever called Durga Pujo

Reading Time: 5 minutesAnumita, our Managing Editor, travels back to her childhood days, in her nostalgic piece. She recalls the military-like-parade of six girls along with her Jethu and other interesting details, as part of the special feature, exclusively in Different Truths. During late September and early October, the Bengalis, all over the world get high on one […]

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Mean and Monstrous Hurricane Irma set to Batter Florida Brutally

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe eye of the Hurricane Irma is scaring people affected by it and many others all around the world. Irma is mean and monstrous. Anumita, our Managing Editor, reports, exclusively in Different Truths. Every half hour I pick up the remote of the TV and switch on to CNN. “Irma is here,” says the reporter, […]

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The World of Waters

Reading Time: 1 minuteAnumita captures the enigmatic mystery of water bodies that she had visited, in an enchanting photo essay, exclusively for Different Truths. Water, a compound with two parts Hydrogen and one part Oxygen, so fluid, yet so strong. It molds and carves while caressing in its gentle waves. It envelopes more than half of the earth, […]

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Ottawa, a City Named after the Riverine Trade – III

Reading Time: 4 minutesOttawa is on the south bank of Ottawa River and so its name. “Odawa,” in Algonquin means “to trade”. In 1800, a New Englander named Philemon Wright, along with five families and twenty-five laborers, created the first settlement in this area. His idea was to start an agricultural trade and became the pioneer in timber […]

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Ganesha in my Life

Reading Time: 3 minutesOften, Anumita forgot to join her palms in prayers. It was more of a discussion rather than a prayer. These talk sessions never failed. Here’s a candid account of her relationship with Ganesha, as a special feature. A Different Truths exclusive. “Go tell Ganesha,” said Ma. I was five and was going to a new […]

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Quebec City: A Slice of France in Canada – II

Reading Time: 5 minutesQuébec City (French, pronounced as kebɛk), is one of the oldest city in North America. It was founded, in 1608, by Samuel de Champlain. Anumita relives the four hundred years of history, in the second part of the three-part travelogue. A Different Truths exclusive. Québec City (French, pronounced as kebɛk), is rightfully the capital of […]

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From a Small Village to a Metropolis, 19th Century Montreal is Replete with History – I

Reading Time: 3 minutesAnumita tells us about Montreal, one of the most populous metropolis of Quebec Province, in Canada. The Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal is a magnificent Gothic Revival style structure. Here’s the first part of the three-part Canada travelogue, exclusively in Different Truths.   Summer brings warm temperatures and is perfect for a trip to Canada.  Loading […]

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Life is a Blessing when Four Mothers are there to Nurture!

Reading Time: 6 minutesAnumita pays tribute to her mother and mother-in-law, whom she calls Ma, and two mother figures on the occasion of Mother’s Day. She also tells about the person who started Mother’s Day and how, later, she spent every ounce of her energy to undo it, sad with its commercialisation. Read about these splendid women, as […]

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Delicious Jhatpat Mixed Rice

Reading Time: 2 minutesAnumita shares the recipe of Jhatpat (instant) Mixed Rice, a one-dish meal. It is a version of biriyani, polao and fried rice. It has the component of all of these yet not strictly any. Find out more about this versatile, finger-licking rice dish, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Like most Indian families, […]

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Aromatic Mint Water and Lemon Water has Healing Properties – IV

Reading Time: 3 minutesAromatic mint water and lemon water acts like a panacea. Anumita, our Managing Editor, talks about the magical qualities of this two miracle water, in the fourth part of the five-part serial on Miracle waters. These inexpensive home remedies are time-tested. Find out more, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. In continuation with the […]

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