Author: Arindam Roy

Do the Lions Have Their Own Storytellers?

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Spread the love           Arindam, our Editor-in-Chief, talks about the ownership of the narrative of Africa, by its people, using the ‘lion’ metaphor, by Chinua Achebe. He tells us how he discovered Africa within him, during his formative years. Four insightful edits by the Africa Special Issue editors, Michele Baron, Luz María López, Olaitan Maryam Mojisola, and Swati […]


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God Runs this Country: Trials and Tribulations of Filmmaking

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Spread the love           There is an opportunity in filmmaking. There is business. Earlier, it was more like prostitution (for women who wished to act in films). Film world was taboo. Things have changed. The government has recognised it and has given it the status of an industry. Banks give loans. The cine industry is no longer […]


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Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Statesman-Journalist-Poet, Former Prime Minister of India, Passes Away at 93

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Spread the love           A parliamentarian for 47 years, a three-time Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, passed away this evening (Aug 16), at AIIMS, New Delhi. A report by Arindam, for Different Truths. A tall statesman of modern India, former Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, passed away at AIIMS, New Delhi, at 5:05 PM, on Thursday (Aug […]


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Muscle, Money, Corruption, and Education Mafia are Deeply Entrenched in the Examination System– II

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Spread the love20          20SharesThe examination system is rife with corruption. Its sanctity is highly suspect. It’s a big farce. Doctored and fake degrees are the passport to success in the job and marriage market. Witness the huge rush of students in temples and majars before and after the board and other examinations. If not men, perhaps […]


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Is our Education System a Farce? – I

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Spread the love9          9SharesThese days if a student secures 70% marks, s/he is sad. It like bad second division in our times. Arindam reminisces about examinations during his time. Here he recounts real-life incidents in examination centres which was akin to the theatre of the absurd. Here’s the first part of his article, exclusively for Different […]


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BS Yeddyurappa Resigns: BJP Fails to Lure MLAs from Congress and JDS to Vote in its Favour

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Spread the love           Putting all speculations to an end, BS Yeddyurappa, declared that he was resigning. He did not face the strength of the house. A flash report by Arindam, exclusively for Different Truths. BS Yeddyurappa resigns on the floor of the Vidhan Soudha gracefully, on Saturday (May 19). The BJP could not get the Congress and […]


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My Poet, My City: Owning Tagore and the Bard in Allahabad

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Spread the love           Our Editor-in-Chief, Arindam, shares his personal relationship with Tagore. It deepened when he learned that Gurudev had a close connection with Allahabad, the scribe’s birthplace. Tagore’s niece was married to a legal luminary in the City of Confluence. Moreover, the Bard had an interesting relationship with the Indian Press. The three editorials of […]


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Worldwide, Right-Minded People Unite for Autism Awareness, Reject Tall Claims of Big Media Houses

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Spread the love            Working in the midst of the advocacy issue, Autism awareness, for the second year, we find that a large number of poets, storytellers, authors, and researchers, from 19 countries have come together for this noble cause. Here’s a curtain raiser for the three-day coverage, on the Special Feature, by our Editor-in-Chief, Arindam. […]


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F**k Honesty!

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Spread the love           It’s an era when reporters are called upon to be fixers. They have to do the dirty jobs. Those who cannot, like the protagonist, Badshah, are ejected out of the system. All names have been changed to conceal identities. Arindam fictionalises a real-life incident, in this short story, exclusively for Different Truths. “People […]


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Still I Rise: Celebrating Womanhood on IWD 2018

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Spread the love            Our Editor-in-Chief, Arindam, tells about this year’s theme of the International Women’s Day (IWD) 2018. He introduces three erudite editors and includes their editorials in this editorial. His thank you note to five amazing women and the curtain raiser gives an overview of the special issue. A Different Truths exclusive. This year’s […]


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