Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad is a physician /psychiatrist holding doctorates in pharmacology, history and philosophy plus a higher doctorate. He is also a qualified barrister and geneticist. He is a regular columnist in several newspapers, has published over 100 books and has been described by the Cambridge News as the 'most educationally qualified in the world'.
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We all witnessed a bunch of thugs muscle their way in and rough up the hapless producer on the television. Once a narrative enters folklore, it acquires a quasi-religious conviction and is difficult to reason with it. Any attempt to present an interrogatory is looked upon as blasphemy. Something similar seems to have happened with Rani Padmini’s account. […]
Nikita Goel is a Texas-based writer. She is actively associated with Aagaman Literary and Cultural Society’s English Publications. She has worked as the managing editor for Purple Hues. She has co-authored three books. Her poems have been published in five anthologies. She has been featured online on Readomania, Aagaman -The Arrival, Writers e-zine, Writing Geeks, Literary and Creativity Magazine. Her blog, Enchantress, has been adjudged India’s best blog for three consecutive years.
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In real life, Gauri Khan says, she is much more of an all-rounder. She is a TV host, a painter, costume and interior designer, an entrepreneur and a producer. Being a SRK’s wife, Gauri predominantly remained the quintessential glamorous wife of a superstar. However, beyond the power, glamour, and limelight, she comes across as a woman of […]
Arindam Roy has 35 years experience in various newsrooms. He was the Managing Editor of a reputed Gurgaon-based Citizen Journalist portal and has held senior positions in several publications. As Correspondent and Bureau Chief, he has written extensively for Associated Press, Times of India, Hindustan Times and multiple news outlets. He has contributed 13 chapters to various publications. Of these, seven chapters were published in two Coffee Table Books, published by the Times Group. He is a co-author of a novel, Rivers Run Back that he penned with Joyce Yarrow. The novel was launched at the American Centre, New Delhi, on January 2015. He lives in Allahabad.
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The versatile and gifted actor Om Puri passed away at his Andheri residence, following a massive heart attack on Friday (Jan 6, 2017). Arindam recalls a brief interaction with the actor, when he was working with the Times of India, in Bombay, in the mid-1980s. Here’s his tribute to the great actor. Om Puri is no more. The […]
Geethanjali Dilip celebrates life through her soul's expression in poetry. Her first published anthology is 'Between Moms and Sons' co-authored with Aakash Sagar. She contributes poems to many online pages and communities in Facebook. Her pages on Facebook are Alcove ATMA and Geethatmaa. She heads Zone Francofone, a French Coaching/ Teaching center at Salem, India.
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Geethanjali, who met the cine star, Jayalalithaa, as a child, pays a soulful tribute to the fiery, feisty and the proverbial Iron Lady of Tamilnadu, endearingly called ‘Amma’ by one and all. In her pinafore days, as student of Bishop Cotton Girls’ School, Bangalore, she was affectionately called ‘Ammu’. Her long and arduous journey from […]
Purnita Banerjee is a Mumbai-based writer. She is almost Bollywood insider. She writes on films and is a foodie.
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Purnita explores the delicate equation between the two female leads, Nyra Banerjee and Sunny Leone, of the forthcoming film, One Night Stand, releasing on April 29. A Different Truths exclusive. Nyra is a very beautiful name! The response to the name is unique in its repetitiveness. Meaning ‘the beauty of goddess Saraswati,’ Nyra also represents the liquid appeal of […]
Born and wedded, into a confluence of different cultures, Anita has lived in both, a traditionalstate and a cosmopolitan city. She has seen an assortment of unfavorable rustic practices, as much as philanthropic efforts. Her latest novel is set in this backdrop. She is a software developer and loves to dabble in digital Art.She is married to an architect. Anita is a film buff and has a good sense of humour.
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Spotlight faces a dilemma, where egos and friendships clash, as disguise and pretense filter into the language, in the Temples of God. Finally, it becomes a quest of loyalty to one’s own self. Here’s a review by Anita. For the news of the world we breathe in to be brought to us clear and fair, we depend […]
Mira is is an avid traveler and loves writing travelogues.
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Mira talks about the life and times of Omar Sharif in a tribute to the great actor. A heartthrob of millions, he was a linguist, excellent Bridge player, author and a person after whom cigarettes and perfumes were named. Praised to the skies for the spellbinding entry in Lawrence of Arabia, Omar Sharif – heartthrob of millions of […]