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Nun and Bishop Joke is on the State, Blushing Law Keeps Looking the Other Way

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Spread the love           The devil lacks predictability. Satan describes himself often and then he could be Asaram Bapu or Bishop Franco. Both religious frauds who used their religion-endowed family jewels to force disciples of God to surrender the hymen to high men. Asaram got his comeuppance but will Bishop Franco Mulakkal? The 44-year-old rape survivor nun […]


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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Gurudakshina of Krishna – LXXXIII

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Spread the love           Nilanjana recounts the tale of Krishna’s Guridakshina from the Bhagavatam, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. Sukha’s eyes twinkled as he remembered the love that Krishna extended towards his Guru. He said, “Rishi Sandipani had lost his only son to the oceans many years back. His wife and he kept longing […]


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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Krishna Goes to Gurukul – LXXXII

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Spread the love           Nilanjana recounts the tale of Krishna going to Gurukula, from the Bhagavatam, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Sukha was narrating the stories of Krishna to Parikshit. With a sad look in his eyes, for he felt the pathos that Krishna was experiencing, he said, “Nanda and his people left Mathura […]


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Versions of Vara Lakshmi Devi on Sravana Shukravaar

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Spread the love           Rupa tells us about the Vara Lakshmi Vratam, which is performed on Sravana Shukravaaram (Friday, Aug 24), in parts of South India, mostly Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. A Different Truths exclusive. As per mythology, Goddess Parvati was advised by Lord Shiva to perform Varalakshmi Vratam on Sravana Shukravaaram(Hindu month of Sravan as per lunar calendar and 2nd Friday ideally (or […]


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Killing Malikappurathamma: There is more to Sabarimala than Constitutional Rights

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Spread the love           The Supreme Court is seized of the matter. The five-judge Constitution bench has heard all sides of the argument. Fine high-flaunting law-points. But can Lord Ayyappa and Malikapurathamma be sacrificed and Sabarimala still be saved? What is Ayyappa without eternal celibacy? What is Malikapurathamma without eternal patience? Who will Tripti Desai go to […]


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Time the Church Took the Confession Test

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Spread the love           A woman confessed to pre-marital sex with a priest to another priest. That libido in robes told the secret to two other ‘brothers’. And all three had a time blackmailing her to submit to the missionary position! Four priests in all. It was exploitative. It was humiliating. A report, for Different Truths. A […]


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A Tale of Two Villages: Cradle of Spirituality

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Spread the love           In Hooghly district of West Bengal, lie two nondescript yet idyllic villages, Kamarpukur and Jairambati. The two idyllic villages are the birthplaces of Sri Ramakrishna and Sri Saradamoni. Ruchira tells us about a visit to these two divine places, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. In Hooghly district of West Bengal, […]


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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Krishna in Mathura – LXXXI

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Spread the love           Nilanjana recounts the tale of Krishna in Mathura after he had vanquished Kamsa, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. Pariskhit was also moved to tears by the incidents that Sukha was narrating at Mathura. Sukha continued narrating, “Mathura was now a happy city. Everybody was rejoicing the end of a tyrant. […]


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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Kamsa and Krishna – LXXX

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Spread the love           Nilanjana recounts the well-known tale of how Krishna crushed the life out of Kamsa, from the Bhagavatam, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. Sukha took a pause and began narrating the end of Kamsa, “The citizens of Mathura, and the gopalas, in particular, were thoroughly enjoying this festivity. Everyone was rejoicing, apart […]


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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Wrestlers of Kamsa and Krishna – LXXIX

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Spread the love           Nilanjana recounts the tale of Krishna and Balarama, the two lads, who vanquished the wrestlers of Kamsa, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. “Krishna had killed so many asuras so easily. He took so much time to kill an elephant!” Pariskshit could not help but wonder. Sukha replied, “Krishna was just […]


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