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Table Mountain: One of the New Seven Wonders of Nature

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Spread the love           Dr. Paramita takes us on a tour of the Table Mountain a World Heritage site is natural home to fynbos a unique and endangered variety of shrubs and plants, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Table Mountain in Cape Town in South Africa was declared a New 7-Wonder of Nature on […]


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South Sudan: A Country in Perpetual Turmoil

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Spread the love           Salva Kiir Mayardit took oath as the first president of the Republic that day in 2011, the new nation not only gratefully savored its first moments of independence from North Sudan but also remembered with sadness the more than two million people who had sacrificed their lives for that very moment. Tears rolled […]


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In Defence of Social Media

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Spread the love           Ruchira celebrates the influx of social media sites that have made like enchantingly interesting. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. To see a World in a Grain of Sand  And a Heaven in a Wild Flower  Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand  And Eternity in an hour […]


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Summer Vacations: Then and Now

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Spread the love            Ruchira reminisces about summer vacations. Life in the past was simpler and uncluttered. The simple joys of yesteryears are passé. The concept of family outings has changed now. The tech-savvy generation, joy is just a flick of a button away, she opines, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Seeing summer vacations […]


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What Causes Human Misjudgement?

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Spread the love            Tanya tells us what causes human misjudgements, according to Charlie Munger, exclusively for Different Truths. Charlie Munger, the famous investor, and partner of Warren Buffet stated the following reasons for human misjudgement. Psychological denial: This is the situation we find people or ourselves in quite a lot. I think we need to learn […]


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Enchanting Bengali Wedding Rituals, Rites, and Banters

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Spread the love            Ruchira tells us about the many rituals of Bengali wedding, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Twenty-six years ago I got hitched. However, I had neither the time nor energy to undergo a traditional ritualistic Bengali wedding. It was a simple court affair. Nevertheless, I love to attend Bengali wedding […]


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World Record Holder Anshu Jamsenpa, Queen of the Everest, the only Woman to Scale Mt. Everest Five Times

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Spread the love           Anshu is a world record holder to have scaled Mt. Everest five times. The first Indian woman, she is rightly called the ‘Queen of the Everest’. She is also an acclaimed actress and celebrated model. Lovita profiles the young achiever, on the first anniversary of record holding feat, exclusively for Different Truths. Tsering […]


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Religious Fervor and Symbolism of Weddings in Andhra Pradesh

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Spread the love            Ruchira tells us about weddings in Andhra Pradesh, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Nearly four years ago, along with my family, I had flown down to Hyderabad to attend…yes you have guessed right … a typical traditional elaborate Telugu (read Brahmin) wedding. And trust me it was an eye […]


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The Colourful Kashmiri Wedding

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Spread the love            The picturesque northernmost Indian state of Jammu& Kashmir has its own distinct cultural heritage. Here, in a nutshell, are their wedding customs and traditions of the Kashmiri Hindus. A matrimonial alliance is fixed once the horoscopes match. For the Kasamdry (formal engagement), the two parties assemble at a temple. Prayers are followed by an […]


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Touching Lives

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Spread the love            She wanted to marry a classmate from her business school, who was from a different community and working in another small town at the end of the country.  They seemed perfectly matched with similar job profiles and taste and knowing that the young man was also a wannabe writer who had also read […]


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