Author: Soumya Mukherjee

Krishna Consciousness and the Story of the First Metrosexual Man in History

Reading Time: 2 minutesKrishna happily spends time with the women and his music, chills out with friends, takes care of his looks; in fact, he is the first metrosexual man in history. Humourist Soumya pays tribute to Lord Krishna, on Janmashtami, in the regular column. A Different Truths exclusive. On Janmashtami, I was flooded by messages on WhatsApp […]

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How Writing Became a Dream Come True!

Reading Time: 5 minutesWriting about writing is rather intriguing. Soumya, a humourist and an author, recounts how he became a writer and penned, rather keyed his first novella, befittingly titled, ‘Memories – A Novella: The Hilarious Nightmare of Growing Up’, exclusively in Different Truths. This is a story about how I acquired this nasty addiction to writing. I […]

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Round is a Shape

Reading Time: 2 minutesHumourist Soumya talks about workouts, gym, swimming and his resolve to exercise seriously, in his typical style, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. I love workouts. I enjoy watching people sweating it out on treadmills, huffing and puffing on myriad contraptions, pumping iron, rowing on solid ground, and doing stomach crunches accompanied by […]

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Getting Married: A Sudh Filmy Romance

Reading Time: 5 minutesHumourist Soumya tells us all about the trial and tribulations of a Bong getting married to a Sardar girl, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Having posted a few stories about being hit by lightning, getting hitched and its repercussions, which seemed to meet with some degree of readers’ approval, I thought I […]

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Ode to Social Media

Reading Time: 1 minuteA tongue-in-cheek verse on the social media, by Soumya, in Different Truths. Your every ping Makes my heart sing A chat a day Keeps blues away Through emoticon The heart is won Your status update Could seal my fate Your profile pix Is a heady mix Of hot and sweet I follow your tweet And […]

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Puppy Love: The K9 Kind

Reading Time: 6 minutesHumourist Soumya talks about canine love, with paroxysms of emotions, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. The first canine love in my life was my grandfather’s Daschund, Bhulo, sleek black and short, who would let me cuddle her, which I did whenever we visited. She had a keen musical ear and would join […]

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My First Kiss

Reading Time: 1 minuteHere’s a candid poem about the first kiss by Soumya, in Different Truths. I do not remember my first kiss And I doubt if you do For when I received this first kiss My age was a minute or two.   Over the next decade or so I must have been kissed by many But […]

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And a Chipko is Born…

Reading Time: 3 minutesHumourist Soumya tells us how a Chipko was born in their home. He shares the experiences with a young girl from the hills and her love for nature, weeds, wild flowers and all. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. We have a young girl from the hills to help out with […]

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Memories of Sangla Hill

Reading Time: 5 minutesThis is a question that we all have to answer. Shia, Sunni, Catholic, Protestant, Bengali, Marathi, Brahmin, Jathav, Black, White, Brown, Yellow, do we all mark our territories and drive away everyone, who is anyway different? Where is our home? Where can we feel safe from persecution? Soumya, our humourist, takes a somber view at […]

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The Liquid Path

Reading Time: 3 minutesHumourist Soumya talks about coming of age and an initiation in drinking, in his style, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. I feel that the idyllic memories of schooldays, the nostalgia for the carefree happy days of school, without worries stress and tension, are largely exaggerated, and fuelled by alcohol induced amnesia. The […]

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