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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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Fables are Never Too Old

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe continuity of the oral tradition attested by The Fox and the Crow story found on the pottery of Mohenjo-Daro and Lothal archaeological sites of a civilisation six thousand years old. Tapati unearths the many layers of folk-stories, in the regular column, showing how they reappear in many modern folk-stories and in stamps of many […]

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Deborah Smith and Ray Meeker­: Founders of Golden Bridge Pottery

Reading Time: 2 minutesChennai-based Sumita, an artist, and author, profiles Deborah Smith and Ray Meeker. She tells us how they came to Pondicherry and founded the Golden Bridge Pottery, exclusively in Different Truths. Deborah Smith and Ray Meeker came to Pondicherry within three months of each other in early 1971 and in the process of making it their […]

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Masquerade

Reading Time: 1 minuteHere’s a ballad from Sarala about the sensuousness of a woman, ready to unmask and take revenge, in Different Truths. Don’t take me for granted  She swayed her curvaceous body  Among the crowded audience  Teasing the young and old alike  With her touch, they were waiting for  Her sensual pouting lips  They dreamt of kissing  […]

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Mumma, Never Let me go Away!

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn evocative poem about a child speaking to its mother, by Ritambhara, in Different Truths. The warmth of your arms defines my world The care you give is untold When you are away, I go astray Mumma O’ Mumma! Please never let me go away.   Unsafe is the world, I am unable to judge […]

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