Author: Ruchira Adhikari Ghosh

Rape of Innocence: Is Humanity Dying?

Reading Time: 5 minutesHuman Rights Day (10th December) is observed globally. Pledges are taken to grant all human beings their basic inalienable rights. Yet millions of tortured and damned girl children continue to live in darkness, shame, pain, and agony.  Ruchira files a report on the Human Rights Day, as part of the Special Feature, exclusively for Different Truths. I hate to pick […]

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Bangkok: As You Like It!

Reading Time: 4 minutes  Ruchira takes us on a trip to Bangkok, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. “You will find Bangkok a lot like older parts of New Delhi,” the guy at the travel agency had told me while booking my trip to Thailand. Later, I discovered that he was right.  On a warm October […]

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Sashi Kapoor, the Charming Hero of Bollywood Bids Adieu

Reading Time: 2 minutesShashi Kapoor, the gentleman-hero of Bollywood, passed away in Mumbai, this evening, after a prolonged illness, barely three months before he turned 80. Ruchira pays a tribute to the charming actor, in Different Truths. Shashi Kapoor, the handsome hunk of Bollywood’s yesteryears is no more. He died Monday evening at a Mumbai hospital after a […]

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Age is Just a Number

Reading Time: 4 minutesHere’s a tongue-in-cheek view on aging and how society views the elders, by Delhi-based Ruchira, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Honestly, I am thoroughly peeved with the ‘age’ obsession harboured by millions of my countrymen. Personally, yes I have completed 50 revolutions around the sun. I wear reading glasses, can’t thread my […]

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Potatoes on My Plate!

Reading Time: 4 minutesRuchira tells us about the antiquity and history of potatoes and its varied uses, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. I am a non-vegetarian, by default, since I was born a Bengali. Nevertheless, I also include a good deal of vegetables in my daily diet, for health reasons. There is a lot you […]

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Olympus to Meru: Pantheons of Gods and Goddesses

Reading Time: 4 minutesRuchira draws a parallel between the Hindu and Greco-Roman pantheons of gods and goddesses, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. I am an avid reader of fiction. And one of my favourite areas happens to be mythology.  In the course of my reading, I have extensively read legends and myths from Vedas, Puranas, Upanishads, and legends […]

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Dazzling Dubai: A Travel Paradise

Reading Time: 4 minutesRuchira takes us on a tour of Dubai, in her weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. On a pleasant December afternoon, I saw Dubai for the first time. It was a nice end to an otherwise bad day. Well, first things first. On that chilly, winter morning, at Delhi airport we learned with dismay that […]

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Sultanate of Oman: Pristine Beauty Blended with Modernity

Reading Time: 3 minutesRuchira takes us on a tour of the Sultanate of Oman, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. I am footloose by nature. My fondest dream is to go on a world tour before I leave this world.   The Middle East or West Asia whatever you may call it, has always fascinated me. That’s […]

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Kishore Kumar: The Maverick Singer-Comedian Lives amongst his Fans

Reading Time: 3 minutesRuchira pays a tribute to the maverick singer-comedian, Kishore Kumar, on his 30th death anniversary (Oct 13). This Friday, the 13th, need not be scary, as we remember the talented singer, who continues to live amongst us. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. On 13th October 1987, the golden voice that had […]

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Mother of my Daughter

Reading Time: 3 minutesRuchira recalls about her mother and how she was brought up. The wheel turned full circle. Now, she is a mother to her daughter. Here’s an interesting article on relationship and parenting, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Amidst the maze of human relationships, the one that exists between a mother and her […]

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