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Is the Indian Democracy Declining?

Our Editor-at-Large, Norway-based Amit, focuses on the declining democratic values and rising fascistic, extremist and dictatorial tendencies in contemporary Indian politics and society. An expose with hard facts, exclusively in Different Truths. These are the dark times for democracy and freedom in India; times when reason is being replaced by the revelations; logic replaced by […]

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Kannur: Where Beauty and Death go Hand in Hand

The agrarian peasant-landlord clashes that turned feudalism on its head in Kerala provided a fertile hunting ground for Communists. And this erstwhile fief of the12th Century Hindu Kolathiri Rajahs and the 17th century Muslim Sultanate of Arakkal soon became the nurturing ground of great political activism. The spread of Communism and the birth of the […]

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Madhuri Dixit: The Prima Donna of Indian Cinema

Madhuri Dixit’s endearing smile wins the heart of one and all. The prima donna of Indian cinema turns 50 on May 15. Smriti profiles the actress, a cult figure of Bollywood, exclusively in Different Truths.   Her smile dazzles the silver screen. Her dance moves make the hearts of millions go dhak dhak. Her ethereal […]

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Islamic Contributions to Science

Islamic scholars and scientists played a significant role in defining and shaping philosophy and science. What were the points of agreements and departures from the western thoughts? Ashoka, in this in-depth research, uncovers an area less visited, exclusively in Different Truths.   The word ‘Islam’ in the title denotes both Islam as religion and as […]

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Balraj Sahni, An Activist Writer-Actor, believed a Good Actor is a Good Person

Two films, Do Bigha Zamin and Garam Hawa, are enough to showcase the acting range of this versatile actor, Balraj Sahni. The pathos of the farmer entrapped in the zamindari system, and the dilemma of a Muslim, caught in the chaotic trauma of the partition of his country, struggling to prove his patriotism, is so […]

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Man and his Universe: Evolution of Chemical Elements – II

The fact that all elements except hydrogen, helium, and lithium are made in stars and their subsequent explosions has only been known for less than sixty years. With the elucidation of how and where the chemical elements are forged in stars came the realisation that there is a chemical evolution in the universe, causing a […]

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Right of Housing in India and Forced Eviction: Does the Disadvantaged have Enough Protection?

This article examines the protection mechanism of housing rights in India. The roles of Supreme Court and High Court have been discussed. In addition, NGOs roles are illustrated. For background information, Indian Constitution, International Law and cases of forced eviction have been given. Here’s an erudite research by Norway-based, Amit, our Editor-at-Large, on the Human […]

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Man and his Universe: Understanding the Formation of Galaxies is the Key to our Cosmic History

The mysteries of Galaxies and the Universe is mind boggling. It contains nearly all the stars and planets in the Universe, play host to the supermassive black holes in their centres, and serve as signposts delineating the large-scale cosmic web of dark matter structure. How galaxies were formed is a central question in astronomy. And […]

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Buro Shibtola: Oracles and Miracles Prove the Prowess of Shiva till date!

Tales of oracles and miracles have survived for about two hundred years surrounding a Shiva temple, known as Buro Shib, beside the Ganga, near the port of Budge Budge, on the outskirts of Kolkata. On the last day of the Bengali year (usually the 14/15 April) the branch floats up. This branch is positioned straight […]

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A Tour into the Fearsome, Doomed World of the Freemantle Prison

The Freemantle Prison is the only World Heritage listed building in Western Australia. Built in the 1850’s by the prisoners themselves, it was used as a barracks for convicts shipped from England and Ireland. It was the state’s prime maximum-security prison till it was decommissioned. Today, it is one of the largest surviving prisons in […]

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