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The Magic Mantra

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Spread the love           Jernail unveils the mystery of existence through the magic mantra. This poem has been translated into Albanian language too. A Different Truths exclusive.   I don’t know This is the magic mantra which set voyagers on discovery of the lands across seas which led the Europeans to colonise the world. If you wish […]


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Two Women Characters of Dickens: Cold, Bitter, Narcissistic Mother Images – VI

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Spread the love15          15SharesMiss Havisham has much in common with Mrs. Joe, including a cold heart, blinding self-preoccupation, and a need for omnipotent control. They represent similar images of a narcissistic mother, brooding, hypochondriacal, and inattentive to the child’s needs. Both women are furious with men, whom they regard as weak, ineffective, and, in Miss Havisham’s […]


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A Wrinkled Smile

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Spread the love           A short story based on real life that explores various layers of relationships, by Anumita, our Managing Editor, exclusively for Different Truths. Kathy watched the bony fingers holding her arm and smiled at the twinkling eyes looking at her. Those eyes were surrounded with wrinkles yet a vibrancy emitted from this person. She […]


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Oh, this Beer …

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Spread the love2          2SharesSarala tells us about the plight of an alcoholic, who lost everything to his beer, in the verse, for Different Truths. I curse myself every day  Why I started drinking beer  From teenage years  Every time making me run to the loo  To empty my bladder  Again, I reach out to the next […]


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Everlasting Relationship

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Spread the love5          5SharesAn evocative poem about dream and life experiences, by Nancy, exclusively for Different Truths. Yesterday A strange thought crossed my mind To ride in the glittering chariot of the moon Feeling the world under my feet Suddenly it stopped and I started awake And then I realised, Oh! It was just a dream! […]


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Was Dickens Convinced that his Father had Failed him, Despite Loving Him? – V

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Spread the love           Through Joe, Dickens indicts yet finally exonerates his ineffective father. Pip is incredulous that Joe views his wife as a “master-mind”, a judgment that invests her with additional power and rationalises his own passivity. Joe’s abandonment of Pip is less conspicuous than De Lacey’s desertion of the Frankenstein Creature, but both failures are […]


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Order in Nature

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Spread the love           In 1735, Carl Linnaeus discovered that all living plants and animals can be grouped and organised into a simple hierarchy. He discovered order and organisation in that seeming randomness, informs Prof. Ashoka, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Until the eighteenth century, nature was viewed as a wild profusion of life. […]


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Anansi and the Wisdom Pot

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Spread the love           Anansi is a part of the African folklore. He a popular character in many regions of Africa and is known by many names. He is a trickster character, someone who tries to trick others, but often finds himself trapped in his own web. Here’s a story, recounted by Kiren, how wisdom came to […]


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PK, a Hope for Rawanda Fights against Fate and Fortune

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Spread the love           The protagonist, PK, says that the world had let Africa down by not giving African people a chance to succeed. His opinion though was this shouldn’t stop African people from excelling and stop using this as an excuse to be lazy and dependent on foreign aid. Africa still had humanity and nature to […]


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The Punishment

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Spread the love           A young student had to face punishment because he had spoken against the corrupt principal. Stanslaus tells us about the deep-rooted corruption in schools in Tanzania. A Different Truths exclusive for the Special Feature on Africa.  In 1992, I was in form five at Tosamaganga Secondary School and there was a crisis between […]


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