Author: Ruchira Adhikari Ghosh

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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Durga Pujo in Delhi: Then and Now

Reading Time: 3 minutesRuchira remembers Durga Pujo of her childhood days. She tells us about the slow and sure changes that are taking place, for various reasons, in the celebrations. Read more in the special feature, exclusively in Different Truths. A mention of Durga Pujo, conjures up images of golden sunlit azure skies dotted with cumulous clouds,  immaculately […]

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A Roman Holiday

Reading Time: 2 minutesRuchira tells us of her visit to Rome, the eternal city, many moons ago, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Rome has as sobriquet: The Eternal City. It has carved a niche for itself as the cradle of several splendid civilisations-from pre-Christian to medieval times. Today, it is a popular and much-sought-after tourist […]

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Bollywood Films: Mélange of Coincidence and Fantasy

Reading Time: 3 minutesRuchira journeys through the masala Bollywood movies and tells us, tongue-in-cheek, with oodles of humour, who gains from it. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. For B-town filmmakers, each film is a vast, unlimited canvas upon which they can pour out their hearts’ fondest desires and longings, pet fantasies, and oodles […]

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The Silver Bowl

Reading Time: 2 minutesRuchira reminisces about a silver set for a cousin’s wedding, many moons ago, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Looking back now, I am inclined to believe it was merely a whim of a middle aged woman. However, little did she imagine that her idea would snowball into a big issue, causing heart […]

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An Ode to Hinglish

Reading Time: 2 minutesLanguages evolve and transform with time and usage (read misuse and abuse too). Ruchira tells us about the advent of Hinglish, a new kind of lingo, where English has a smattering of Hindi, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.  “Yaar, I have pataod the chick; maaroed money from my dad to treat her […]

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Jaya Jaya Ganapathy

Reading Time: 2 minutesDelhi-based Ruchira tells us about the ten-day Ganesha Utsava that begins on Friday, Aug 25. We are introducing a new weekly column, every Friday. A special feature, here’s a Different Truths exclusive. In the Hindu pantheon comprising 33 crores (and more) of gods and goddesses, Ganesha (Lord of the masses) comes across as the most […]

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