Author: Samrudhi Dash

Silent Sun: Poignant and Strikingly Evocative Poems

Reading Time: 4 minutesA young News Reporter at CNN-IBN and News 9 shows how deeply he is affected by human trauma through a recent anthology of profound, powerful and deeply insightful poems. Samrudhi reports about a book launch, in New Delhi, for Different Truth. A product of the famous Doon School at Dehradun, India, Ayushman Jamwal who has […]

72 Voices Question the Meaning of Independence

Reading Time: 4 minutesMeena Mishra, a school teacher, and an award-winning author, launched an anthology of poems, articles and stories aptly named “Are We Mere Spectators?” The book, that brings together powerful voices of dissent, uniting 72 individuals from across the globe, is a thought-provoking read, questioning the ideals, value systems, laws, ethical and moral dimensions of a […]

The Year that Was: Between Hellos and Goodbyes

Reading Time: 4 minutesYoung poet and writer, Samrudhi shares her journey in the year 2017, with the challenges in the coming year. Here’s her account, as a Special Report, exclusively for Different Truths. 2017 is almost about to depart and with the chiming of the church bells, the spirit of Christmas in the air, 2018 is just round the corner. Though […]

An Eerie Beauty in the Poems of Wani Nazir

Reading Time: 4 minutesBecause beauty at its purest is fierce, powerful and terrible captivates the reader. Wani Nazir’s poems have that eerie beauty in them, says Samrudhi, reviewing his book of poems, And the Silence Whispered, exclusively in Different Truths. Genre: Poetry Author: Wani Nazir Year of Publication: 2017 Published by: Global Fraternity of Poets, Haryana. ISBN: 978-93-83755-36-3 […]

Tracing the Roots of Change: Feminism in India and the 50s and 60s Born Women

Reading Time: 5 minutesFeminism being multicultural and diasporic, the needs of women across nations are grossly dissimilar, conditioned by familial, societal, racial, marital, economic, cultural and individual subjectivity. Samrudhi analyses feminism, tracing the roots of change, in the regular column, exclusively in Different Truths. Talking about feminism in a general sense brings to mind the names of Virginia […]

Voices Beyond Barriers: Time to Bring out the Real Feminism in India

Reading Time: 4 minutesDelhi-based Samrudhi reviews the narrative about feminism and feels that the true spirit is missing in India. Here’s her opinion, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. The majority of the populous of the world’s largest democracy seems grossly unaware of the various systems of oppression, often subtle in their avalanche, that we become […]

Petrichor Dreams

Reading Time: 2 minutesWomen are different in many ways, yet bound to a web of patriarchy. They knit dreams and rise again like a valiant warrior after every fall. Here’s is a poem by Samrudhi dedicated to women, in Different Truths. High atop my terrace I inhale the fragrance of the morning blossoms Effervescent dewdrops moistening my long […]

Why Women Stalk ex-Boyfriends and Crushes on Social Media?

Reading Time: 5 minutesSocial media often brings out the ugly side of our persona. Women, at times, are no different from men. Some of them stalk their ex-boyfriends and crushes. Samrudhi finds out why some women behave like this, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. “The world’s gone social and women are more social than men,” […]

Why do Men woo Women on Social Sites?

Reading Time: 6 minutesAre men lecherous and debauch? If not, why do men flirt, woo and sextet women? Quoting personal experiences and studies, Samrudhi attempts to answer this question, in the new weekly column, Women’s Worldview, beginning this Monday, exclusively in Different Truths.   Mark Zukerberg’s pet creation Facebook – “an American for-profit corporation and an online social […]

Tripolar Creative Ashtray Tabletop: An Impugnment of Woman by Amazon!

Reading Time: 4 minutesWho gives Amazon India or the artist the explicit right to design a vulgar and obscene artifact? This particular product, so aggrandising described as a “Tripolar Creative Ashtray”, even going to the ludicrous extent of naming it “Gold Women” is something to ponder over – this is now magnified as a social issue, which brings […]