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Calcutta Cameo: Of Fetidness and Joy!

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Spread the love            Humourist Soumya presents two snapshots of Calcutta as he saw it, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. During a recent visit to my hometown – the city that defies definition, a couple of scenes, framed by the rattling windows of the city’s cacophonic local buses, stay frozen in my mind. […]


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V-Day Blues!

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Spread the love            Humourist Soumya shares a fictionalised story of his daughter, Medha, and her Valentine’s Day blues. Here’s a special feature, on the eve of the V-Day, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. My little girl had shared this funny story of heartbreak with me, which I am trying to fictionalise. Medha […]


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A Nude Interlude!

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Spread the love            Soumya, our humourist, recounts a real-life story, an incident from the life of his maternal great-grandfather, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. This is a story of my maternal great-grandfather, the scion of a feudal family in strained circumstances, who was pursuing his higher education in Calcutta with a view […]


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What it is to be a Wife of a Geologist!

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Spread the love           Here’s a tongue-in-cheek account by Dr. Preeti about what it’s to be a geologist’s wife. A humourous account of a rocky relationship, exclusively for Different Truths.   “Civilisation exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.” ~ Will Durant An army wife is called a ‘Braveheart’ but a geologist’s wife is called a […]


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Idiosyncrasies of the Administrator

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Spread the love            No amount of agitation, street theater, or NGOs can accomplish what one civil servant who is ‘civil’ and believes in ‘service’ can. So the time and energy spent in deciding how to change the world, like we did in our misspent youth, would be better-used mugging up thick tomes and Manorama Yearbooks, […]


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Memorable Meals I Have Had

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Spread the love            Humourist Soumya tells us of the many adventures of his, in the company of others, between 1983 and 2013. He mixes humour, food, drinks, fancy-free, and footloose bohemian life of a backpacker, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. I am a foodie.  My girth gives credence to the fact. But […]


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The Sight of Policemen gives me the Heebie-Jeebies

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Spread the love            It was during the impecunious student days that we traveled the city and even the country using public transport, whenever we couldn’t persuade kindly strangers to offer lifts, but neglected the formality of coughing up the fare. Sometimes the keepers looked askance at these liberties, and ingenious ruses would keep us from […]


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Need for Urgent Deontological Instruction to our Legislators

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Spread the love           The Indian politicians should imbibe some lessons in political decorum from their British counterparts. It has distressed Prof. Ashoka for a long time to observe the revoltingly foul language used by the political cronies of various political parties in this country. Here’s an interesting take on the subject, exclusively in Different Truths.  I […]


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Of Unwanted Guests and the Guest who Came for Dinner and Never Left!

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Spread the love            Here’s a humourous account, by Soumya, of gatecrashing parties as unwanted guests and how the misdeed caught up with the protagonist, many moons later, much to his embarrassment. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.  Having read Ten Days that Shook the World and having seen the film Reds, where John Reed […]


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A Bollywood Analysis: AAP Yahan Aye, Kisliye?

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Spread the love             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 […]


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