Author: Arindam Roy

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

Reading Time: 5 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: 4 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: 3 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: 5 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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Women Hold up Half the Sky[i]: A Special Issue on IWD 2017, in Different Truths

Reading Time: 7 minutesDifferent Truths (DT) has been publishing special issues and has also brought out seven Anthologies of Poems on several topics in the past. Here’s the eighth Anthology of Poems, on International Women’s Day 2017, as part of the three-day thematic issue. We thank our writers, poets, editorial team members. Without their active participation, this special […]

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The V-Day Special Feature in Different Truths

Reading Time: 2 minutesWe, bring to you a Special Feature on the V-Day. Arindam thanks the Managing Editor, Anumita, all writers and poets, and the DT Team for making this a wonderful package. Hope you enjoy the exclusive package to celebrate Love in Different Truths. Love, in its various forms, has been a part of our humanising process. Though all […]

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True Crime Story: When Marriages are made in Hell!

Reading Time: 4 minutesArindam shares a true crime story that he had witnessed closely during his stay in Bombay, in the mid-1980s. Trusting and gullible men were enticed and trapped in marriages. Within a few months, they were looted. It is necessary that we crosscheck and verify about a person’s antecedents before we decide to marry that person, especially in these […]

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Om Puri Passes Away: A Brief Interaction Made a Lasting Impression on me!

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe versatile and gifted actor Om Puri passed away at his Andheri residence, following a massive heart attack on Friday (Jan 6, 2017). Arindam recalls a brief interaction with the actor, when he was working with the Times of India, in Bombay, in the mid-1980s. Here’s his tribute to the great actor. Om Puri is no more. The […]

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The Costly Trade off!

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe adage, “Power corrupts absolute power corrupts absolutely,” is indeed true. Here’s the modus operandi of a senior bank manager – not all are like him – unscrupulous and wily. Tall and handsome Zafar had the charms of a devil. A white collared criminal, he was likable too. Arindam reveals the nexus of the high and the mighty, […]

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