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Designer Vaginas are in Vogue

Reading Time: 3 minutesA new branch of medicine RVS – Reconstructive Vaginal Surgery has emerged in recent times. The one way in which this branch differs from other aspects of plastic surgery is that it has a dual role to play. Not only is it responsible for making the area aesthetically appealing but also improves sexual function. The […]

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Maximillian Isidore Robespierre and Tipu Sultan: Virtuous or Villainous

Reading Time: 4 minutesSome regard Tipu as the premier freedom fighter, while others tend to view him in the same manner as a section views Robespierre. An ardent marauding communalist who was responsible for the deaths of several Hindus and Christians. And the debate is getting uglier by the day. Prof. Ashoka draws parallels between Robespierre and Tipu, […]

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Tipu Sultan: A Hero or a Charlatan?

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe deeds and misdeeds of Tipu Sultan are aired, discussed, debated and washed like dirty linen by all and sundry again and again even 300 years later, while a few among the clueless emotion driven ‘Janata’ get violent and are clobbered or lathied to death for no reason at all except of course for protesting […]

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National Anthem Debate and the Apex Court: Individual Identity vs. National Identity?

Reading Time: 7 minutesThe Supreme Court had earlier ruled that non-observance of respect towards the National Anthem was a criminal offence wishes to re-visit the issue and has asked the Union Government to elaborate its contention once again. The fundamental issue that they would have to rule upon is whether an individual’s right to disrespect the national symbols […]

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Old Habits Die Hard

Reading Time: 4 minutesThinkers had started eulogising light and darkness and various other elements of nature, a leading factor towards the concept of gods; this thought created stories imagining evils being killed by the gods. Now the killing of Dhumrasura by all-powerful mother goddess seemed quite relevant. But this revealing also left Tapati puzzled if smoke was understood […]

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The Me Too Campaign: Women Stand Tall Against Sexual and Domestic Violence

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe “Me Too” campaign has brought together women in a show of solidarity, of courage to make visible the enormity of sexual and domestic violence against them – their age, skin colour, social stature and economic background notwithstanding. Shernaz takes a hard look into gender discrimination, exclusively in Different Truths. The “Me Too” campaign that […]

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An Abundant Life with Little

Reading Time: 3 minutes  We have been conditioned over time that ‘more’ is good. It’s a life of excesses. More of everything. More clothes, more jewellery, more houses, and even more things to fill them with. The hunger for more has come to a point where it’s almost insatiable, opines Suveera, in her weekly column, exclusively in Different […]

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A Critical Analysis of Human Rights with Focus on Foundational Weakness and Dual Nature of Human Rights

Reading Time: 9 minutesOur Editor-at-Large (Europe), Amit, raises questions that are of immediate relevance to international politics, as human rights are increasingly ‘mainstreamed’ into the policy framework of states. He critically reflects on the dual nature and double standard of human rights deployed by some western nations in the strategic use of human rights discourse. He also critically analyses […]

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Durga, a Lesser Goddess Grew in Stature during the Gupta Period

Reading Time: 5 minutesArindam, our Editor-in-Chief, traces the history of Durga iconography. Historians at Allahabad Museum opine that the stature of the Goddess grew during the Gupta period. He introduces the three-day long special feature on Durga Puja, between Tuesday (Sept 26) and Thursday (Sept 28). Special mention of Anumita Chatterjee Roy, our Managing Editor, must be made […]

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A Wonder that is India!

Reading Time: 6 minutesAmit, our Editor-at-Large (Europe), highlights the schism between Hindu politics (Hindutva) and Hinduism, the Sanatan Dharma. This article is an attempt to highlight how Hindu and other Indian religious traditions contributed to communal peace and harmony. A Different Truths exclusive. Amidst rising intolerance against religious minorities, increasing restrictions on freedom of expression and speech in […]

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