Author: Shernaz Wadia

Patriotism vs. Nationalism: Beware of the Jingoism of in the Name of a Nation

Reading Time: 5 minutesThere is a worldwide resurgence of the nationalist pitch in politics. A globally surging separatist oratory is slowly and surely pushing back the strides made towards an international integration. To every nation, community and ethnic group the outside world, ‘the other’ has become a den of enmity and hostility. This kind of nationalism poses a threat, reasons Shernaz, […]

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A Soliloquy of a Grandmother

Reading Time: 5 minutesSunday (September 10) was Grandparents’ Day. Shernaz recounts the playfulness and bickering with her two adorable grandchildren. She worries about the world that they would inherit. From media reports blasted at us daily, it would seem that no child is safe anywhere. Read more in her weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Being a grandma […]

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In Reverence

Reading Time: 6 minutesगुरुर्ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णुर्गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः । गुरुरेव परं ब्रह्म तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥१॥ Gurur-Brahmaa Gurur-Vissnnur-Gururdevo Maheshvarah | Gurureva Param Brahma Tasmai Shrii-Gurave Namah ||1|| Here’s an inspiring tribute to all teachers by Shernaz, as part of the special feature. She talks about exemplary teachers, from a child to those who dedicated their lives, while on jobs or post retirement. A Different Truths exclusive. Come September and […]

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My Jigsaw Fairy

Reading Time: 5 minutes  Tooth Fairy or not, a fairy guided Shernaz through the jigsaw puzzle of life. Read more about it in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. When I lost my first milk tooth, I was told to wrap it, put it under my pillow, and make a wish for the tooth fairy to grant. […]

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Get Around the Molehills of Life

Reading Time: 6 minutesWe often imagine situations far worse than they are. In short, we create a mountain out of molehills. Shernaz tells us how to overcome this problem, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Going for a picnic? Travelling abroad to meet your daughter?  Oops! There’s a bit of dust on that one table. Is […]

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Friends: The Precious Wealth that Money Cannot Buy!

Reading Time: 6 minutesFriends are an inestimable treasure. Age difference, generation gap etc. are not a bar; friendship is the meeting of two minds and hearts that understand, love and accepts each other non-judgementally. Shernaz talks about friends and friendship, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Friendship is a garden of many hued flowers nurtured with […]

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Five Fears that we must Understand!

Reading Time: 5 minutesFear that is birthed by doubts, suspicions, distrust of the other, misunderstandings and ignorance is the xenophobic roar within…. It sees foes where there are none and can translate into acts of divisiveness and terrorism. It is the embryo of violent ethnic cleansing, bigotry, anti-secular mind sets, disruptive societies and lynching mobs. Shernaz talks of […]

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A Sense of Wonder

Reading Time: 4 minutesWe ourselves are miracles we need to delve into. Those who stop to wonder and ask life what it is trying to divulge, are attuned to an awareness that looks beyond a given situation. Shernaz takes us into the amazing world of wonder, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. The first apple that […]

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Let the Eagle Soar

Reading Time: 6 minutesShernaz tells us about effective parenting and the relationship that we must have with children, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Parents who keep hovering over their children like clucking mother hens often raise unhappy children. Their finest intent can still extinguish an aspiring flame before the pure oxygen of true understanding enlivens […]

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The 1971-War Hero Commander B N Kavina VrC Passes Away in Australia

Reading Time: 6 minutesCommander Bahadur Nariman Kavina is the Navy officer we are talking about. As a husband, father, friend, boss and even stranger he was extraordinary, adoring, sensible, sensitive, wise, kind, charitable, adorable, considerate, and compassionate. Above all, this upright gentleman with a twinkle in his eye and an endearing smile on his lips was most unassuming […]

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