Crime

Three Most Heinous Crimes Commonly Committed by the Self-Acclaimed Indian Godmen

Reading Time: 3 minutesRitambhara tells us about the self-styled criminal Godmen and how they dupe people, in her weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. In India, self-acclaimed Godmen are a type of charismatic gurus with dynamic profile presence and huge supporters from all areas from leading businessmen to politicians across the world, which increases their popularity and wealth. […]

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Shall our Children Inherit a Future Replete with Shame, Molestation, Rape, and Murder?

Reading Time: 3 minutesEditor-in-Chief, Arindam, anguishes about the unsafe and insecure future that our children would inherit if we do not wake up to the growing crimes against children. He introduces the Special Feature, wherein Ratan Mani Lal and Vedatrayee Dutta take a hard look at this menace. He sees light in Tapati Sinha’s piece on Shantiniketan. Read […]

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Difficult Time for Those Having a School-going Child

Reading Time: 4 minutesSeveral studies and reports have indicated that children are prone to exploitation even within homes, and most of the cases of molestation are perpetrated by someone the victims have known closely. It indicates a dangerous trend related to children’s safety. There has been growing incidence of crime against children in the National Capital Region (NCR). […]

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Red Alert: Future is Dead!

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe recent shameful cases of an International school in Gurgaon where a seven-year-old boy was brutally murdered in the toilet of the school, a famous school in Delhi where a small girl was raped by the school staff and the slapping case of a school in Noida, are skid marks in the criminal history of […]

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A Child murdered in Ryan; Tom Alter Fights Cancer; Sasikala Ousted; Blast in London Tube and Rohingya Refugees

Reading Time: 3 minutesThis week, Shail recasts five major events in the week that was in verse. A seven-year-child was brutally murdered in Ryan International School, Gurgaon, actor Tom Alter fights Cancer, Sasikala was ousted from her party in Tamilnadu, a blast in London tube injured many as terrorism raised its ugly head once again and the plight […]

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A Soliloquy of a Grandmother

Reading Time: 5 minutesSunday (September 10) was Grandparents’ Day. Shernaz recounts the playfulness and bickering with her two adorable grandchildren. She worries about the world that they would inherit. From media reports blasted at us daily, it would seem that no child is safe anywhere. Read more in her weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Being a grandma […]

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Killing those Voices

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhy the people who raise their voices are being silenced, perpetually, asks Vedatrayee, a young Kolkata-based lawyer, and an eminent danseuse, reflecting on the death of Gauri Lankesh – and others before her – for they dared to raise their voices against injustice. We begin a new weekly column that would reflect on legal and […]

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Godmen: Happiness Comes with a Price Tag

Reading Time: 5 minutesGurus whose USP is smart marketing; Swamis whose fortunes would shame a Rockefeller; Godmen with unbridled libido who believe it is their right to rape and murder; Babas in saintly garbs close to political power – the pivot in an unseemly nexus – these quick rise men with feet of clay then are our ‘happiness’ […]

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Gauri Lankesh Gunned Down, Brit Paedophile Assaults Blind Children, Personal Data as Currency and Golf through Fire

Reading Time: 2 minutesShail re-creates four news of the week gone by in verse. A fearless journalist, Gauri Lankesh, was gunned down at point blank range at her Bangalore home, by unknown assailants. A Brit paedophile assaulted three blind children in Delhi.  The Data Dollar Store, a pop-up shop in London, accepts personal data as currency. In the […]

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The Blue Whale Challenge and other Suicides: Parental Guidance Must Stop this Menace

Reading Time: 11 minutesMahima discusses the dangerous Blue Whale Challenge, an Internet game, and other causes of depression that affects the tender minds of teenagers, leading to suicides. Anitha, a student activist, became a prey to depression. There is a felt need of parental guidance to stop this menace, she reasons, in the regular column, exclusively in Different […]

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