Author: Mahima Sharma

Solo Travels of a Married Woman

Reading Time: 4 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: 4 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: 4 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: 3 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: 7 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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The Blue Whale Challenge and other Suicides: Parental Guidance Must Stop this Menace

Reading Time: 11 minutesMahima discusses the dangerous Blue Whale Challenge, an Internet game, and other causes of depression that affects the tender minds of teenagers, leading to suicides. Anitha, a student activist, became a prey to depression. There is a felt need of parental guidance to stop this menace, she reasons, in the regular column, exclusively in Different […]

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Does the World Really Deserve Democracy?

Reading Time: 4 minutesMahima asks if we deserve Democracy, in her regular column, exclusively in Different Truths. I pen this piece in times, which I feel are dark times of Democracy, whether in India or other countries. In my opinion, religion has replaced science and logic; undeclared war has taken over, ruling minds’ urge to conquer the world […]

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Freedom! Woman, you hold your Key

Reading Time: 2 minutesMahima was inspired by her cousin to pen this poem. Most of the women are chained to their thoughts. They have to set their minds free first. A tribute to the women of this country, on the I-Day, exclusively in Different Truths.   At the stroke of the midnight hour,                             This 15th August just […]

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How Adhiraj made Naseeruddin Shah an Internet Sensation with the Award Winning Film, Interior Café Night?

Reading Time: 5 minutes  Adhiraj Bose, a young director, was just 23-years-old, when he directed the 13-minute film, Interior Café Night, with renowned actors like Naseeruddin Shah and Shernaz Patel. Three years later, the short film on the Internet is a sensation with six million views. Mahima interviews Adhiraj, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. The […]

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…And the World Heard the Sisak of the Actors Jitin and Dhruv

Reading Time: 12 minutesOur columnist Mahima brings you the candid and bold interview of the two actors Jitin Gulati and Dhruv Singhal, as the second and final part of the two-part interviews with the director and the actors of the silent LGBTQ film, Sisak. The film bagged seven international awards. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in […]

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