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Was Dickens Convinced that his Father had Failed him, Despite Loving Him? – V

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 severe enough […]

Why are we a Nation of Citizens Without Conscience?

Are we a nation that plays the blame game best and point fingers at others? All these are done to shirk away our own responsibilities, states Hemashri, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Within a couple of hours of joining in a new district, a university classmate called on me. I was naturally […]

Indian Polity Moves to Peril Under Modi Rule: Economic Situation Worsening

Rich are becoming richer. ‘Barclay’s Hurun India’ has published the ‘Rich list for 2018’. It is a list that carries the names of individuals with net worth exceeding Rs.1000 crore. The wealth of India’s top 100 richest people has jumped by Rs.3.08 lakh crore in 2018 to Rs.30.59 lakh crore, from Rs.27.51 lakh crore in […]

Progressive Judiciary Eyesore For Regressive Sangh

The government remains uneasy about the judicial “overreach” was evident when finance minister Arun Jaitley went to town recently with his criticism of a number of recent judgments relating to homosexuality, adultery and the entry of women of all ages into the Sabarimala temple. In nearly all these cases, the gulf is obvious between what […]

Is Mayawati Playing Politics of Opportunism?

Mayawati has refused to be part of the greater alliance (mahagathbandhan ) unless she is given a major chunk of seats to contest. She may be right in her assertion. But politically she is wrong. The main problem with Mayawati, however, is that she does not comprehend the new idiom of Dalit assertion. It is […]

Politeness: To Be or Not to Be!

Politeness has many nuances and hues. Soumya explains what politeness cost his father-in-law in the hands of his nephew-in-law. And later, the price that polite nephew-in-law had to pay, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths.  The traditional view of the mild and polite people south of the Vindhiyas or from our Eastern climes […]

Table Mountain: One of the New Seven Wonders of Nature

Dr. Paramita takes us on a tour of the Table Mountain a World Heritage site is natural home to fynbos a unique and endangered variety of shrubs and plants, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Table Mountain in Cape Town in South Africa was declared a New 7-Wonder of Nature on the 11th   of […]

Dollar and Gold Smuggling up: More Trouble for Shaky Rupee

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has launched a nationwide crackdown on foreign exchange smuggling, particularly of US$. For long, legal gold inflow occupied an important position, after petroleum and natural gas, in the country’s total import basket. Weakening Rupee seems to have further pushed the domestic demand for gold, especially among the rich, to […]

Urban Ayyappas File Commonsense Petition: Jallikattu-Type Movement Gains Momentum

A Jallikattu-like movement has started and fiery debates on television have spurred people to spontaneously come out on to the streets. Led by women devotees of Ayyappa, the protests seek to impress that the #ReadyToWait outnumber #RightToPray by miles! NADA in its petition claims the top court’s verdict “shocked millions of devotees” and the decision […]

Who Mourns the Last Ones?

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 stories which […]