Author: Soumya Mukherjee

How the Ancient Mariner Lost his Albatross

Reading Time: 4 minutesHere’s a story within a story from Soumya, in a genre different from humour, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. He wasn’t that ancient really, being a well preserved old sailor, and he did not have to hold me with his glittering eye, as his tales of exotic places around the world were […]

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Our Opinion about Kashmir Changed!

Reading Time: 4 minutesWe are often conditioned by our biases and prejudices. This is what Soumya felt during a visit to Kashmir. A different shade of writing from our humourist, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. A few years back, we had gone for a family vacation to Kashmir. We had the usual apprehension that the […]

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A Bollywood Analysis: AAP Yahan Aye, Kisliye?

Reading Time: 3 minutes  The intellectual in the drawing room had reached the conclusion, depending on affiliation, that AAP is BJP’s B team and Congress mole, says our humourist Soumya, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. The phenomenal rise of the mango people party raised the skeptic’s eyebrows. No one believed them except the gullible mango […]

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Not so Funny

Reading Time: 3 minutesHumourist Soumya plays Love Guru and advices a young couple, recalling what his wife had to say about marrying him, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Recently at a friend’s house, I met a stand-up comic, who strongly resembled the laughing Buddha figurines. He was brilliant in his repartees and had all of us in tears with […]

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Cast(e)ing Aspersions on a new Bride

Reading Time: 2 minutesOur humourist, Soumya, tells us how the grandmother-in-law of his new bride from another community was questioned. Find out more, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. The new bride was undergoing an interview with her grandmother-in-law. It was their first meeting. They did not share a common language so a bevy of eager […]

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The Story of a Boy Going to School

Reading Time: 4 minutesHumourist Soumya tells us about the ordeals of going to school, as a little child, replete with black humour, as part of the special feature, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. A Boy was taken one day to a strange building by his parents, and after some bewildering conversations, with a man in […]

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Boys Do Not Cry!

Reading Time: 3 minutesIn a different flavor, humourist Soumya talks about what made him cry, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. This is one maxim that made life difficult for me. Long before it was macho and cool for men to be in touch with their emotions and not being afraid to show sensitivity, I had […]

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The Agony of Ganesha

Reading Time: 1 minuteGanesha in conversation with His beloved mother, Parvati, and His unwillingness to visit the earth, while His mother reasons with him. Here’re beautiful dialogues, by Soumya, as part of the special feature, in Different Truths. I won’t go down there this year Duty calls dear son, why fear? The din, the lights, the rush, the […]

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A Suitable Boy

Reading Time: 3 minutesOur humourist, Soumya, travels down the memory lane and talks about the apprehensions of parents about the choice of a life partner for their child(ren), in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. A friend recently posted a link on my Facebook page which listed answers of various American children to the question “How do […]

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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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