Author: Mahima Sharma

Top 10 Outstanding Indian Short Films of 2017

Reading Time: 6 minutesWith the growing influence of the digital media, expanding wingspan of the Internet and very less time at the hands of the modern film viewer, short films are increasingly attracting more eyeballs. Mahima lists the 10 outstanding films that you must watch, as Special Feature, exclusively for Different Truths. Short films, the new-age cinema of and for those […]

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Embrace the Spirit of Travel when you cannot get Away!

Reading Time: 4 minutesTravel is a state of mind, other than the journey. Mahima tells us how she was bitten by the travel bug. She tells us how to prepare for a getaway, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.  There have been times when I have over-burdened myself with work and responsibilities. And then came the […]

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Meera Shenoy of Youth4jobs wins National Award for Placing Disabled Youth in Job

Reading Time: 7 minutesIn India, people with disabilities are either looked-down upon, seen with sympathy or made fun of. Rarely people go beyond these actions. Mahima, in the weekly column, interviews Meera Shenoy, Founder of Youth4Jobs Foundation that is changing lives of disabled youth by making them self-reliant. A Different Truths exclusive.  What do you see, when you […]

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Meet Sonia Jolly, a Mother and a Good Samaritan to 45 Daughters

Reading Time: 6 minutesSonia Jolly, a lady from an affluent family, runs ‘Upkaar Hum Hain’, an NGO, at Satna, Madhya Pradesh. She has been taking care and looking after 45 girl children, entirely on her own, since 2014. She is bringing the change single-handedly. She is a role model and an inspiration to many others. Here’s an exclusive […]

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Amma Meri, a Bold Film, Exposes the Bitter Truth of Agrarian India

Reading Time: 6 minutesHere’s an exclusive interview, by Mahima, of the independent writer-director Tarun Jain whose short film, Amma Meri, has got the honour to be screened at the IFFI, Goa. A thought-provoking film on how aging elders of the family are pushed to the margins. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Mother is the pivot […]

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Solo Travels of a Married Woman

Reading Time: 5 minutesMahima shares her experiences of travelling solo after her marriage. She also discusses her fears and demons, in the regular column, exclusively in Different Truths.  We met at a formal interaction during the early winters of 2004 over a cup of coffee at a media-management learning seminar. We both were students then. Later, we met […]

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Am I too Modern to Handle?

Reading Time: 5 minutesWomen from cities are often perceived or tagged as notorious for being too modern. However, they have their connotations of the term ‘modern’. Mahima explores the meanings of modernity, as she sees it, in her weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. In my surroundings, I have always been tagged as being ‘too modern to handle’. […]

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Divorced Women should not Lose Their Self-esteem

Reading Time: 5 minutesWhether it’s the fault of women or not, they are the ones who are almost always blamed for divorce in the patriarchal society. Mahima, with the help of noted psychiatrists, finds out how they should regain confidence after divorce, in the weekly column, for Different Truths. I decided to pen this piece after a close friend […]

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Social Media: Why Men Gang-up Against Women?

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe rule-maker of social media is coming out to be a lobby of men which dictates the women what they must write, how they must dress up and even how they must behave. Mahima explores the reason behind this male-dominated social media, which is a threat to women’s freedom-of-expression, in her regular column, exclusively in […]

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Rana Safvi: The Untold Story

Reading Time: 10 minutesThe world knows her as a famous historian who came out with her first book at the age of 58, a firm believer in the Ganga-Jamuni Tehzeeb of India and an inspiration to today’s women. Our columnist Mahima brings you the woman behind the icon Rana Safvi, in a candid interview, in the regular column, […]

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