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After the Crux

Joseph Ferguson

Joseph Ferguson

Joseph Ferguson, author, poet, and journalist, appears in various publications, and wrote propaganda some 25 years. His books include short story collections - Southbound, and Shillelagh Law, and a spoof of "how-to-get-a-job" books, Dave Doolittle's Resumes That Work, So You Don't Have To. He is a former editor and critic for Hudson Valley, ran the Fiction Workshop for the Poughkeepsie Library, and has reviewed books for Climbing, The American Book Review, and other publications.
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Here’s an excerpt story from the New York-based Joseph Ferguson’s earlier short fiction collection, Southbound. Critically acclaimed, it’s a must read. The story originally appeared in Swift Kick No. 5/6, “Death and Transformation” 1987. The author submitted the opening tale, After the Crux, which focuses on one of the main characters, Basement Man, to appear as […]

A Modest Menu Encourages Dialogue on Poverty, Hunger, Ethics and Inclusion

Michele Baron

Michele Baron

She has a self-illustrated book The Dreaming Rugs awaiting publication.
Michele Baron

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A Modest Menu looks beyond the measurable aspects of poverty, hunger, global land use and food security, waste and pollution, human trafficking, exclusion, and the myriad other challenges which affect our lives, and will impact our future. A varied selection of essays, poetry and short stories shed light of conditions shared by those most impacted by lack of […]

My Favorite Christmas Tree

Joseph Ferguson

Joseph Ferguson

Joseph Ferguson, author, poet, and journalist, appears in various publications, and wrote propaganda some 25 years. His books include short story collections - Southbound, and Shillelagh Law, and a spoof of "how-to-get-a-job" books, Dave Doolittle's Resumes That Work, So You Don't Have To. He is a former editor and critic for Hudson Valley, ran the Fiction Workshop for the Poughkeepsie Library, and has reviewed books for Climbing, The American Book Review, and other publications.
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Here’s an excerpt story from the New York-based Joseph Ferguson’s latest short fiction collection, Shillelagh Law. It’s a must read. The story originally appeared in Ellipsis: An Anthology of Humorous Short Stories, August 2016. The author submitted this humourous story, to appear as a Book Extract, exclusively for Different Truths. The names in this story are true. Only […]

Rules of Desires rooted in the Earthly Mantle of Life

Nanditaa Bannerjee

Nanditaa Bannerjee

Nanditaa is presently trying to sculpt the art of scriptwriting. A Mumbaikar, she holds the subjects ofhuman emotions and their interrelationship with the environment, close to her heart.
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Knowledge of the history and culture of the backdrops of Dipika Mukherjee’s stories are remarkable. The plots are based across urban Kuala Lumpur to cosmopolitan Shanghai, small towns of India, and the wilderness of Unites States of America. The characterisation of the protagonists with their trappings of desire could have been a bit more varied. In some stories, the […]

French Author Charles Dantzig: European Nations are Conservative, not Progressive!

Archana Sharma

Archana Sharma

Archana’s resume speaks of a career in HR, armed with a Management Degree, and a career which spanned for more than 15 years. Now, she is following her heart’s pursuit on a journey from being a writer in closet to a published writer. Publications include articles in leading national newspapers and online blogs. An avid traveller seeking refuge and solace amidst Himalayan magnificence and sublimity.
Archana Sharma

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” This quote by Roosevelt echoed the emotion which reigned while interviewing the French author Charles Dantzig. Archana interviewed the renowned novelist, poet, essayist, and editor, in the regular column, exclusively […]

Rape, Secrets of the Virtual World dealt with in the Woman-centric Novel of Sujata

Mahua Maharana

Mahua Maharana

Mahua Maharana did her M.A. in Modern History from Calcutta University. She was an insurer for 22 years before taking voluntary retirement from service to pursue what she wanted to do. From Kolkata she landed up in a remote village in Ganjam, Odisha with her dog and started working with the villagers. She now stays in Bhubaneswar with her husband, daughter and dog, volunteers with Bakul Foundation and works freelance as a translator and ilk.
Mahua Maharana

The novel, The Other End of the Corridor, by Sujata Rajpal, has a free flowing story line, with plots and sub-plots blending seamlessly. Changes happen, relationships changes, relationships crashes but these all happen slowly and not in a day. Leela, the protagonist, has a secret. Her virtual life provides her with hope and a sense of adventure. It […]

Jihad in my Saffron Garden: A Search for Global Peace among Terrorism and Turmoil

Roshina is a famous writer. Love has eluded her and her passions are her work and her son Zohaib, who she has brought up single-handedly. Despite possessing grit and substance, she has never been able to journey back to Kashmir. But at the behest of her Muslim son she returns to the place she once knew as home. […]

The Adventures of Puti: A Book for Children between Nine and Ninety by Nilanjana

This is the story of Puti, a six-week- old mouse who lives with his friend and family in Burrow Land. A challenge in school leads him to a forbidden journey, where he finds new friends – two ants names Chuno and Tiktiki. With these new friends, Puti dares to take on a whole new world and meet his challenge […]

Dangle is a Journey, not Destination, of Facing Secrets and Overcoming Fears

Stunning, svelte, smart Ipshita is a globetrotter. She treks across the world to gather bytes for the travel chats she designs and hosts for TV channels. Despite being a self-assured and sophisticated entrepreneur, she is haunted by a nameless fear. Social interaction with men unleashes psychotic turmoil inside her, making her wary of male attentions. Yet, the cold […]

A Thousand Unspoken Words Documents the Journey of an Underdog Writer

A hero, a person who displays great courage for the greater good, can also fall. But what happens to a fallen hero? Paulami DuttaGupta’s A Thousand Unspoken Words is the unique journey of a hero who falls. The champion of the underdogs, the writer who uses the nom de plume Musafir is famous in Kolkata. His incisive criticism of […]

31 Miles Explores the Changing Dynamics of Relationships by Sociologist Vinita Bakshi

Here’s an excerpt from Vinita’s debut fiction, 31 Miles. Published by Rupa (Nov 2016), it has caught the attention of the bibliophiles and reviewers alike. The Huffington Post recently carried a feature on her. This novel is about the protagonist Mansa, who has a perfect family. Till one fateful day when she finds herself embroiled in a passionate […]

Band, Baaja, Boys! A Hilarious Account of Small Town Life by Humourist Rachna Singh

A prominent humour writer, Rachna’s fifth book, ‘Band, Baaja, Boys!’ has received rave reviews in the national media. The back cover of the book says, “She would like to work towards world peace after eliminating people who write ‘ossum’.” Here’s an excerpt from her latest book, published by Amaryllis Publishing. Beginning this Saturday, Different Truths introduces a new weekly column, […]

Book Extract: For the Love of a Man

The book For the Love of a Man is a heavily fictionalized account of her life that lays bare taboo subjects like female sexuality, exposing what right-thinking people would carry to their graves with sealed lips. The first chapter of this book won a prize amongst 1700 entries for being one of the best 1 st chapters of […]

Author Rachna Singh says Writing Romantic Comedy Helped her Fight Cancer

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Different Truths New Service

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Bangalore-based humour writer, Rachna Singh, had an interactive session with students of SHIATS, this afternoon (Nov 21). An Allahabad girl, she was an illustrious student, having topped in the city in I.S.C (Arts) in her batch. She was picked by Tata Motors for a job on completion of her post-graduation. She told the audience, “But just then I […]

Dad and The Longings

Maya Khandelwal

Maya Khandelwal

Maya, happily married to writing, is a published author of three books- My favourite Mistake Ever, Just Zindagi and A Beautiful Mistake. She’s alsoco-authored I Am a Woman, a tribute to Kamala Das. She’s been a regular contributor at blogsand e- magazines like Womanatics, Bonbology, Learning and Creativity etc. A passionate lover of nature, she can commune with it for hours. Nature, in its various guises, enthrals her.
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Here are two chapters of the autobiographical novel, A Beautiful Mistake, by Maya Khandelwal. The author says, “These are two of my favourite chapters from my novel that beautifully describes my relationship with my father.” This is part of the special feature of Different Truths on Father’s Day.                     […]