Author: Arindam Roy

Do the Lions Have Their Own Storytellers?

Reading Time: 17 minutesArindam, 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 Kumar, deepen […]

God Runs this Country: Trials and Tribulations of Filmmaking

Reading Time: 4 minutesThere 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 what it […]

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

Reading Time: 3 minutesA 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 16). The […]

Is our Education System a Farce? – I

Reading Time: 5 minutesThese 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 Truths. Arre […]

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

Reading Time: 1 minutePutting 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 JDS MLAs […]

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

Reading Time: 18 minutesOur 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 Tapati Sinha, […]

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

Reading Time: 9 minutesWorking 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. Four editors, Luz […]

F**k Honesty!

Reading Time: 4 minutesIt’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 praise you […]

Still I Rise: Celebrating Womanhood on IWD 2018

Reading Time: 9 minutesOur 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 theme for the […]