Author: Anumita Chatterjee Roy

Yummy-n-Wholesome Sandwich Time

Reading Time: 2 minutesAnumita, our Managing Editor, tells us how to make a yummy and wholesome sandwiches, fast, for lunch, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. Few days of summer is mine to share with my younger son, who is fast growing and would be leaving home soon. The favorite time during my busy schedule, the […]

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The Beginning of an End

Reading Time: 6 minutesAnumita brings out the agonising pain of a mother contesting her child’s custody in a courtroom, exclusively for Different Truths. “Are you ready, June? – the question was just that. A question. No emotions, nothing else. June got up and straightened her dress and took a deep breath. It is today. Today is going to […]

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Delicious Maacher Kaliya: A Fish Delicacy in a Bengali Home

Reading Time: 3 minutesMaacher Kaiya is a fish delicacy in a Bengali home. Anumita, our Managing Editor, shares the recipe, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Geography has a vital influence on the food habits of the people. I hail from Bengal, and one side of that state in India had a beautiful coastline and many […]

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Beguni and Aam er Chatni: The Perfect Companion to Khichuri – II

Reading Time: 3 minutesIn the second part of Bengali comfort food, Anumita, our Managing Editor, shares the recipes of Beguni and Aam er Chatni, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. With the comfort food of khichuri, there is a need for its favorite side dishes. Salty Beguni and sweet Chatni make the perfect combination.   All […]

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Khichuri: The Perfect Comfort Food – I

Reading Time: 3 minutesOur Managing Editor, Anumita, shares the finger-licking recipe of Khichuri, Bengali style, in the first part of her two-part article, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. It was raining the night before. The grey sky and the incessant drumming of the water droplets on the roof were creeping into my conscious mind. The […]

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One Less Ma

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe trials and tribulations of staying far away from homeland are many. Our Managing Editor, Anumita, shares the grief of losing one of her Mas (mothers). Here’s her soulful tribute to all her Mas and her departed Mejoma, as Mother’s Day Special, exclusively for Different Truths. Last week, my call lasted for 10 minutes and […]

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Is the Mother of High Functioning Autism Children Nothing More Than a Fraud?

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe author’s children are high functioning autistic. The term “autistic”  used with her children felt wrong as if she used that as a label to get things to work. In medical terms, nothing like high-functioning autism exists. But, Wikipedia defines high-functioning autism (HFA) as a term applied to people with autism who are deemed to […]

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Dhoka, the Savory Lentil Dumplings

Reading Time: 4 minutesAnumita, our Managing Editor, shares a traditional Bengali vegetarian cuisine, Dhoka r Dalna (gravy of Lentil Dumplings). There are numerous vegetarian recipes in the Bengali cuisine, quite contrary to the belief that Bengalis just eat fish. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Vegetarian dishes in a Bengali home would mean excluding […]

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Avocado: The Good Fat Salad

Reading Time: 3 minutesAvocado, a fruit, is a single-seeded berry. Although green in color and a creamy texture, this fruit is high in potassium and protein. So here is to the vegetarians, this green berry is a perfect source of protein. It is commonly used in food south of the American border, and now with the health benefits […]

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Delicious Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Reading Time: 3 minutesAnumita shares the recipe for a delicious and healthy dessert, Pineapple upside-down cake. It’s easy to make. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Cakes are desserts which are accepted and loved all around the globe. I believe desserts take a different level of sweetness when fruits are added to them. Presently, […]

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