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Kaifi Azmi Centenary: A Humanitarian Poet, who Rose Against Religious Boundaries

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Spread the love12          12SharesIt’s poet Kaifi Azmi’s birth centenary, today. Prof. Ashoka pays a befitting tribute to the humanitarian poet, who rose against narrow and parochial religious boundaries. An exclusive for Different Truths. Today (Jan 14) is the birth anniversary of one Akhtar Hussain Rizvi who was born exactly 100 years ago! We know him better […]


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A Visionary Auteur Goes Gently Into The Good Night

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Spread the love           “People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.” —Edmund Hillary Armed with a pedigreed background in film world and a  distinct persona of her own, Kalpana Lajmi(1954) carved a special niche for herself as a sensitive film director on gender issues. Surrounded by trail blazers, she was the […]


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Grace of Black Panther: Spirit, Self and the Shaman in the Mother Continent

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Spread the love           It is a source of boundless energy and power that an animal totem like the panther represents. Shamans of the world intuit that secret. Let us journey into the heart of Africa where that elemental vibration of life can be sensed by those who are ready to leave their mundane mind and its […]


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Do the Lions Have Their Own Storytellers?

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Spread the love           Arindam, our Editor-in-Chief, talks about the ownership of the narrative of Africa, by its people, using the ‘lion’ metaphor, by Chinua Achebe. He tells us how he discovered Africa within him, during his formative years. Four insightful edits by the Africa Special Issue editors, Michele Baron, Luz María López, Olaitan Maryam Mojisola, and Swati […]


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God Runs this Country: Trials and Tribulations of Filmmaking

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Spread the love           There is an opportunity in filmmaking. There is business. Earlier, it was more like prostitution (for women who wished to act in films). Film world was taboo. Things have changed. The government has recognised it and has given it the status of an industry. Banks give loans. The cine industry is no longer […]


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Fire Raging Over Re-Admission of Accused Actor

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Spread the love           The newly elected Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes (AMMA) president, actor Mohanlal, told actor Dileep, accused in a sexual assault case, to stop moping and start embracing AMMA once again like any good son should. That set many tongues wagging, some dripping acid against the “old men of Kerala cinema”. A report, for […]


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Virat and Anushka Smitten by the Modi Bug

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Spread the love4          4SharesModi was the guest of honour at one of Virushka’s marriage receptions. That seems to have kind of left a halo around the heads of Virushka. Anushka became a Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan ambassador with photographs of her promoting open defecation free India with the image of a toilet in the background, nowhere like […]


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Rajini and Kamal Cross Swords over Tuticorin

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Spread the love           The gloves are off between the two superstars, Rajini and Kamal. Politics has branded them apart and whose histrionics wins the day, and the state, is a topic of heated discussion in Amma Canteens and places of worship in all of Tamil Nadu with the gods listening, eavesdropping shamelessly on the conversation like […]


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Reetwika Banerjee: Five Books, Three Films, 13 Awards makes her a Young Achiever

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Spread the love           Reetwika Banerjee, a columnist with Different Truths, is a young achiever. She has won 13 awards for her five books and three films. T Mukherjee interviews her, exclusively for Different Truths. TM: Tell us about yourself, Reetwika Banerjee. RB: I am a professional Cyber Security expert and I aim to be a face of […]


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Revisiting the Idea of School Education of Rabindranath Tagore

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Spread the love            Tagore wanted to defend freedom he enjoyed in his family, for all humanity. He remained firmly opposed to colonial education that aimed at material prosperity. He believed that only education could promote freedom of humans and made real effort to carry out his educational mission almost unaided and alone. He was fully […]


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