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When Faith Turns the Divider

Reading Time: 4 minutesRuchira anguishes that the Indian society is becoming increasingly intolerant and parochial. The walls of religious divisions are sharper now. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Oh, lift me as a wave, a leaf, a cloud! I fall upon the thorns of life! I bleed!                                                                         ~P.B. Shelley Mazhab nehi […]

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Tempting Soft Red Velvet Cookies

Reading Time: 3 minutesSarika shares the recipe of red velvet cookies, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. I didn’t cook during December holidays. I know it is hard to believe. I was travelling to two different countries and discovered most of it. We love walking, even my 11-year-old lad is also a walking enthusiastic. We walked, […]

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Bitcoin: Every New Bubble is the Same Old Story

Reading Time: 5 minutesBitcoin is a virtual currency, which is generated through a mathematical formula by a computer software at regular time intervals. By 2040, 21 million bitcoins would be generated, explains Tarun, analysing how it works, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. As I was leaving the clinic, my good friend, a specialist doctor asked, […]

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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Krishna and the Art of Unconditional Service – LVIII

Reading Time: 3 minutesNilanjana retells a tale of seva (unconditional service) that Krishna narrated, from the Bhagavatam. He cites the examples of a tree and wives of wise men. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Sukha had paused for a while before narrating the next story of Krishna. Parikshit followed his gaze that had […]

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Salvage

Reading Time: 1 minuteHere’s an intense, enigmatic poem, by Kabir, that deals with the cruelty of the society, for Different Truths. The hell replenishes itself  Pleased by her evil desires as mirage  An unborn child kicks her mother  While she smiles with that tremor  From this pen, I write a poem  Not about the smile she just gave  […]

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Freud and the Processes of Thinking in Schizophrenia – II

Reading Time: 4 minutesFreud debated whether it might be more useful to conceptualise the difference between consciousness and unconsciousness in terms of a functional change of state of the psychic apparatus—as we might say, of the system of symbolic processes and internalised symbolic forms, explains Prof. Ashoka, in the second part of the three-part erudite research, in the […]

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Dispute over Honorary Doctorate for West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe debate about conferring an Honorary Doctorate to the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is mired in controversy. In the United Kingdom there was a fierce debate on whether Margaret Thatcher should be conferred an honorary doctorate by her alma mater, the University of Oxford, recalls Prof. Ashoka, citing his viewpoint on the subject. […]

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