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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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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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Who Mourns the Last Ones?

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Spread the love           Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be the last of your species? To wander ceaselessly across land, water, sky in search of another like you and to find nothing but illusions. Radhika tells us about the vanishing species, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. There are few […]


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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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Dandora Dumpsite is a Bedroom for the Urban Poor in Nairobi

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Spread the love           Dandora is the biggest dumpsite in Nairobi, an estate littered with dirt and overflowing sewers pouring into the drainage system. For most though, it is the high level of crime, thanks to the jobless youth, who idle in the area, youth who strike fear in residents, even in broad daylight. It is a lifeline […]


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The Story of the Gumballs

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Spread the love           It’s believed that its invention was accidental by an anonymous German grocer, in New York. Whether this story is true is not known, but there were supposedly vending machines for stick or block-shaped gum as early as 1888. Prof. Ashoka tells us the story of the gumball, in the weekly column. A Different […]


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Vitamin G – Gift from the Generations Gone: Walk Barefoot, Sleep on the Floor

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Spread the love           Our ancestors well understood the miracles of body-earth-universe harmony. We knew that connecting to earth’s natural energy prevents fatigue, chronic pain, regulates stress hormone, enhances good sleep, neutralises cell-damaging molecules, promotes optimal biological rhythms, body reverts faster to relaxed state, builds a strong immune system. All this came naturally to grounded generation by […]


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The Pain of Childhood Suffering Never Left Charles Dickens: A Psychoanalytical Study – I

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Spread the love           The theme of the Autobiographical Fragment is the child’s expulsion from Eden, a fall from grace into poverty, neglect, shame, and despair. Written more than twenty years after the event, the Autobiographical Fragment poignantly captures the feelings of confusion, disbelief, and helplessness Dickens experienced as a youth. The narration is clearly from a […]


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Protest against Dumping Unprocessed City Waste in Village under Swachh Bharat

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Spread the love           Allahabad Nagar Nigam is dumping more than 100 trucks of city waste in Village Baswar, under Chaka Block, without processing and cleaning it. Nagar Nigam pays Rs 600 per tonne for processing and cleaning but the filthy waste is dumped without cleaning. A report for Different Truths. Karchana Committee of AIKMS held a […]


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How was Bacteria Discovered?

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Spread the love           Microscopic organisms, bacteria, exist that cannot be seen by the human eye. It was in 1680, Anton van Leeuwenhoek, with no formal education, discovered it. Prof. Ashoka tells us more about this revolutionary finding, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. Just as Galileo used his telescope to open the human horizon […]


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