Author: Arindam Roy

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 […]

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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 […]

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Looking Back, Looking Forward: In the Twilight of a Year-end and a New Year

Reading Time: 4 minutesOur Editor-in-Chief, Arindam, and the entire Different Truths Team celebrate the twilight of a year-end and a New Year. Here’s a three-day long Special Feature, exclusively in Different Truths. Or say that the end precedes the beginning, And the end and the beginning were always there Before the beginning and after the end. ~ Burnt […]

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Different Truths has 93% Global Reach: Second Anniversary Report and Felicitations

Reading Time: 16 minutesDifferent Truths completes two years at the strike of the midnight hour, in India. Two years back, two Founders dreamed that there was a felt-need. While most of the mainstream media houses and the TV channels have many ‘holy cows’, there is growing disbelief and restlessness amongst the Target Audience (readers/viewers). The ‘Paid Media’ is caught […]

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Love Bloomed Amongst Hatred, Revenge Violence and Deaths of the 1984-Carnage in When a Mighty Tree Falls by Amrinder Bajaj

Reading Time: 5 minutesDespite the deep hurt, Amrinder Bajaj’s novel, When a Mighty Tree Falls, remained objective. In the novel, she described how some Hindus, risking their lives and limbs, saved their suffering brethren. Her thorough research and journalistic acumen did not cloud her narrative.  An exclusive Book Review by Arindam, in Different Truths. Discrimination, deception, and stratification […]

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Durga, a Lesser Goddess Grew in Stature during the Gupta Period

Reading Time: 6 minutesArindam, our Editor-in-Chief, traces the history of Durga iconography. Historians at Allahabad Museum opine that the stature of the Goddess grew during the Gupta period. He introduces the three-day long special feature on Durga Puja, between Tuesday (Sept 26) and Thursday (Sept 28). Special mention of Anumita Chatterjee Roy, our Managing Editor, must be made […]

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Durga and her Entourage in a Jawed Habib Salon: Reverence, Irreverence, Trolls, Erotica and the Liberal Hindu Mind

Reading Time: 5 minutesThere’s public outrage on the social media about the newspaper advertisement of Goddess Durga’s family dolling themselves in a Jawed Habib salon. The celebrity hairstylist is being trolled on Twitter. There have been advertisements of underwear and shoes too using the Durga image. No one cried foul then. Arindam delves into evidence of the liberal […]

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Give your Son Good Food was the Advice of a Teacher to his old Student

Reading Time: 4 minutesArindam, Editor-in-Chief of Different Truths (DT), pays his homage to an exemplary teacher that he met during a train journey, many moons ago. He thanks, Anumita Chatterjee Roy, Managing Editor, for her advice about this special feature on Teachers’ Day, other than the splendid special feature logo (just above the intros in all articles) and […]

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Ganesha Utsava: The Ten-Day Celebrations Begin

Reading Time: 2 minutesHere’s a curtain raiser-cum-editorial on Ganesha Utsava, in Different Truths, by the Editor-in-Chief, Arindam. The countdown begins, as the Special Feature shall be released at midnight, just a few hours from now.    Ganesha, the harbinger of everything auspicious and the destroyer of all hurdles, the pot-bellied God, is a lovable deity. The 10-day Ganesha […]

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Six Men and Ulta Bhoot

Reading Time: 7 minutesHere’s an interesting story of six men, based on true life incidents, by Arindam, for the regular column, exclusively in Different Truths. On the rooftop of a well-known lodge in Varanasi, in busy Godholia, there was a row a six rooms for semi-permanent boarders. Six married bachelors, an artist-cum-photographer, an insurance officer, a journalist, two […]

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