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Gender

Celebrating Women: The Year That Was!

Reading Time: 7 minutesFirebrand feminist, Payal, our columnist, says that from within the murk and gloom of crime against women, there were many who rose from the ashes like the mythical Phoenix. There was much to celebrate in 2017. Read more in the Special Feature, exclusively for Different Truths. As 2017 comes to a close, my daily scan […]

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Looking Back, Looking Forward: In the Twilight of a Year-end and a New Year

Reading Time: 4 minutesOur Editor-in-Chief, Arindam, and the entire Different Truths Team celebrate the twilight of a year-end and a New Year. Here’s a three-day long Special Feature, exclusively in Different Truths. Or say that the end precedes the beginning, And the end and the beginning were always there Before the beginning and after the end. ~ Burnt […]

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Am I Modern or Liberated?

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn introspection, Ruchira asks some hard questions, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. I never blindly followed social norms and customs. Period.  For this, I have to thank my parents. Though essentially middle class, yet they literally were avant-garde in their own quiet little ways.I was brought up as an individual, not a girl. For my […]

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Voice against Violence: A Silent Protest Sensitises on Crime against Women

Reading Time: 6 minutesCrime against women has increased rapidly in India over the past ten years. A total number of 3,27,394 cases of crime against women were reported in the country during the year 2015 as compared to 11,887 in the year 2005. Violence against women is a serious violation of human rights. It affects the physical and […]

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The Right Shade of Feminism

Reading Time: 3 minutesFeminism has many layers of meanings. Tooba critiques it, saying that with concepts like feminism, it is sad that much of what it never stood for is now attributed to it. Read more in the regular column, exclusively in Different Truths.  If you are a young woman of this century, especially in a country like […]

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Empowered Women Stand Tall

Reading Time: 4 minutesIt takes conscience, compassion, clarity, and courage to empower a victim of abuse. This whole business of empowerment is a sham, opines Mona, showing us the light at the end of the tunnel, exclusively for Different Truths. There has been a great deal of band baja about women’s empowerment lately. I was at a gathering last week, […]

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The Womb Mates

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhen the kids become parents themselves then only they discover their parents’ awesomeness. The mother-daughter bond strengthens when the daughter becomes a radiant expectant mother. She trusts her mother implicitly for every advice she had till now ignored. From a mother who knew nothing, her mother is upgraded to a person who knows everything, opines Mamta, […]

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Rape of Innocence: Is Humanity Dying?

Reading Time: 5 minutesHuman Rights Day (10th December) is observed globally. Pledges are taken to grant all human beings their basic inalienable rights. Yet millions of tortured and damned girl children continue to live in darkness, shame, pain, and agony.  Ruchira files a report on the Human Rights Day, as part of the Special Feature, exclusively for Different Truths. I hate to pick […]

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Dawood Depressed, Dawn of a New Son, Peak XV Everest, and From Akhila to Hadiya

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Mafia don Dawood’s only son has become a Maulana. Is he paying for his father’s sin, who is depressed with his son’s decision?  The gharana politics is so deep in the Congress party that he is the sole contender for the post of Congress Party. The highest mountain in the world is named after […]

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Is it True that Women are for Women?

Reading Time: 3 minutesMaking someone feel bad about themselves won’t make you feel any better. It’s about time we made “catfights”, jealousy and competition a thing of the past. Let’s not degenerate our sisters into a sum of their body parts. Let’s not deconstruct their bodies and their minds, says Mariyam, in the new weekly column, wherein the […]

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