Fiction

The Vengeful Five – II

Reading Time: 3 minutesHere’s the second part of the two-part story by Sumita. The narration in macabre humour is intriguing, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. “Make way, make way, hot crunchy finger-chips on the way,” sang rotund little Varun. He backed in through the door with a large tray piled high with their favourite fries. […]

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Vanished – I

Reading Time: 7 minutesSumita tells us an engrossing story, in two parts. Here’s the first part, a horror-humour, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Dainagri: Police and government officials admit their miserable failure to dispense justice. Angry protesters, waving placards and demanding answers, have besieged the Town Hall through the week. Our elected leaders hang their heads […]

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Trifle

Reading Time: 3 minutesHere are four micro-fictions – Air, The Peacock Strut, Helmets, and Repartee – presenting four slices of life, Trifle, by Sumita, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Air   Being able to fart loud and long was so satisfying. She blessed the darkness, the loud music, and grateful that her loud farts did […]

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Journeys Lost

Reading Time: 15 minutesHere’s a story by Sumita, about a journey, exclusively in Different Truths. Dr. Sen’s house was in a state of excitement. His niece was bringing their grandnephews to meet them that very evening. The last time she had visited had been before her wedding more than a decade back. Mrs. Sen was on a high […]

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Friends Online

Reading Time: 9 minutesWe introduce a new weekly column from this Sunday. Chennai-based Sumita tells us a story about online friendship, exclusively in Different Truths. September 11 Monday, 09:45 pm Aryan Chelvam hi rams, what’s up man? T. Ramesh hey Aryan! long time no hear. where are u dude? at home da. exams starting soon. mom’s after me […]

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Live from Kailash

Reading Time: 9 minutesHere’s Tapati’s fictional Durga-Shiva dialogues, full of banter, repartee, wit, and humour, create a laughter riot, in the special feature. A Different Truths exclusive. “Shiva seems too busy these days! Don’t know what’s going on behind the closed doors. Some meeting is going on, but such a long meeting; I need to check and keep […]

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How did the Socioeconomic Undercurrents Survive Political Upheavals in India?

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe wheel turns full circle when we find that many of the modern day concepts are rooted in our rich socioeconomic and sociopolitical heritage. Tapati finds hordes of interesting data in various libraries, spread across the various cities, in India. She gives us interesting insights into the socio-economic undercurrents that continued to survive countless political […]

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How Writing Became a Dream Come True!

Reading Time: 5 minutesWriting about writing is rather intriguing. Soumya, a humourist and an author, recounts how he became a writer and penned, rather keyed his first novella, befittingly titled, ‘Memories – A Novella: The Hilarious Nightmare of Growing Up’, exclusively in Different Truths. This is a story about how I acquired this nasty addiction to writing. I […]

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Plight of the Peacock

Reading Time: 7 minutesHere’s a modern fable about an old peacock and a three-legged dog – other than a Brahma bull and a king cobra. Mary beautifully explores how the peacock and the dog became friends. Layers of meaning are unravelled, in this story, exclusively in Different Truths. As the sun went down a peacock sat dozing on […]

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The Orchids

Reading Time: 9 minutes  The beautiful patch of Orchids, in the neighbourhood of Neeta’s Hyderabad home, was mysterious. Rich women were vanishing. Here’s a short story by Tapati, that unfolds the mystery, exclusively in Different Truths.   Neeta checked her watch, “Hurry up Vasu!” she started uttering a monologue in her mind narrating to unfold the mystery she was […]

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