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Murshidabad: A Land of Grandiose Monuments of the Bengal Nawabs – Day Two

Anumita C. Roy

Anumita C. Roy

Anumita Chatterjee Roy is an artist at heart. She has an eye for the unusual. Her naturescapes make her the quintessential Romantic. She paints, is passionate about photography, creates word images in her verses and loves to write. She cooks delicacies and is a foodie. Born in India, she was brought up in several countries. These strengthened the global citizen in her. She now lives in the Columbus, Ohio, with her husband and two sons.
Anumita C. Roy

Murshidabad, the land of the Nawabs of Bengal, is a must-see for history buffs and those who love grandiose monuments. The architectural beauty, despite ravages of time and utter neglect, speaks of an opulence of a bygone era. Here’s the second and final part of the two-day trip of Anumita, with her family. She tells us about Katgola Bagan, House […]

Guruvayur: Divine Abode of Sri Krishna Created by the Gods

Sreelata Menon

Sreelata Menon

When computers hit the scene, life changed for Sreelata Menon. A Masters in History (Mumbai University) she was with the Onlooker and world Trade Magazines before teaching History to undergraduates and doing a stint in an advertising agency. A web content writer, she wrote blogs on freelance writing, and current happenings for online and print publications. Author of ‘Freelance Writing for the Newbie Writer’ her books also include Guru Nanak and Indira Gandhi for Penguin-Puffin.
Sreelata Menon

Guruvayurappan came to Guruvayur from Dwarka carried by Guru Brihispati on the wings of the wind God Vayu. Hence the name ‘Guruvayur’. A ‘Purna Swarup’ manifestation of Vishnu but worshipped as an infant Krishna, it was Sri Krishna himself who ordered the Guru before His death – to salvage the idol that came floating on the waves after […]

Manava Dharma Espouses Tolerance, Fraternity and Sharing to help Manage Biodiversity -VII

Dr. Krishna Hota

Dr. Krishna Hota

Dr. Krishna Hota did her post graduation and Ph.D from Jadavpur University and PG Diploma in Human Rights from IIHR, New Delhi, in Social Development. She is associated with the NGO sector for 22 years. She has authored two books, occasionally write articles for various publications.
Dr. Krishna Hota

Krishna tells us how the essence of Hindu culture is full of hidden treasures of sanskara (practices) that are good and green. There are loaded messages of equality, love and respect for all creatures. These help save and protect all life forms in nature. Today, we are facing the crisis of climate change and global warming. Effective biodiversity […]

Conserving Nature and the Flora are Integral to the Hindu Mind: Managing Biodiversity- V

Dr. Krishna Hota

Dr. Krishna Hota

Dr. Krishna Hota did her post graduation and Ph.D from Jadavpur University and PG Diploma in Human Rights from IIHR, New Delhi, in Social Development. She is associated with the NGO sector for 22 years. She has authored two books, occasionally write articles for various publications.
Dr. Krishna Hota

Hindus have traditionally respected Nature: trees, rocks, sea, river, air and soil, the earth, planets, sun, moon, the natural habitat as divine. Many plants and trees like Tusli, Bel, Vat, Peepul, etc. are considered Holy. Fragrant flowers hold a special place in the worship of deities. Gods and Goddesses are assigned particular colours and flowers. Krishna tells us […]

Hindu Temples are Haven and Home for Animals: Managing Biodiversity- II

Dr. Krishna Hota

Dr. Krishna Hota

Dr. Krishna Hota did her post graduation and Ph.D from Jadavpur University and PG Diploma in Human Rights from IIHR, New Delhi, in Social Development. She is associated with the NGO sector for 22 years. She has authored two books, occasionally write articles for various publications.
Dr. Krishna Hota

Mapping the Hindu consciousness, Krishna elucidates how Hindu temples are haven and natural homes for large numbers of animals. In the first part that appeared last week, she told us how birds and animals have been a part of the Hindu iconography. In this column, she tells us that the reverence for the animal world is not just […]

Enigmatic Rome: Majestic Capitolini and Colosseum

Piyali Callahan

Piyali Callahan

Piyali Callahan is primarily a reader. In her spare time, she is a mother, a wife and a librarian. Her joys in life are her family and her beautiful world of books. Her sorrow, there are too many books, too little time to read. She likes to scribble once in a while.
Piyali Callahan

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Rome with its grandeur and beauty inspires awe. The might of the Roman Empire is palpable as one walks through its streets. Here we present an extract from the travel diary of Piyali. She takes us through the city and we see its splendor through her eyes. Here’s a special feature of Different Truths on the World Heritage […]

Nagda Nestled in Lonesome Solitude

Lalee Chatterjee

Lalee Chatterjee

Anindita writes under her pet name Lalee. As a curious and forever intrigued observer of life, she notices nuances and intricacies around her as a source of entertainment and education. Her observations are personal and not intended at any linguistic group. Anindita lives and works in Johannesburg South Africa in the minerals commodities sector.
Lalee Chatterjee

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An avid traveler and researcher, Anindita strayed from the beaten track. She decided to forgo Chittorgarh and instead chose to visit Eklinji and Nagda. Here’s a report on the choices of a connoisseur traveler, as a part of the World Heritage Day special feature of Different Truths. There is always a much desired ‘bucket list’, and then […]

Allahabad Fort: From the Grandeur of Akbar to the Tyranny of Raj

Arindam Roy

Arindam Roy

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.
Arindam Roy

Allahabad Fort was built by Emperor Akbar due to military compulsions. After Akbar, the fort was under several rulers. During the British regime, General Kyd was its commandant. The Britishers had converted it into a modern stronghold by the year 1938. Irreparable damage was caused to its architecture, by several rulers, particularly the English. After, independence, the legacy of […]

Mahabalipuram: Chariots of Stone

Anumita C. Roy

Anumita C. Roy

Anumita Chatterjee Roy is an artist at heart. She has an eye for the unusual. Her naturescapes make her the quintessential Romantic. She paints, is passionate about photography, creates word images in her verses and loves to write. She cooks delicacies and is a foodie. Born in India, she was brought up in several countries. These strengthened the global citizen in her. She now lives in the Columbus, Ohio, with her husband and two sons.
Anumita C. Roy

Mahabalipuram is the epitome of Dravidian art between 6th and 7th century AD. It was named after the Pallava king Narashimhavarman-I. Situated on the coastal Bay of Bengal, it has been exposed to the corrosive winds and sand. This site has been recognised by the UNESCO. Here’s a Different Truths Special Feature on the World Heritage Day by […]

Machu Picchu: Revisiting the Wonders of the Lost Incan City

Sukanya Juno Biswas

Sukanya Juno Biswas

Sukanya Juno Biswas grew up in Kolkata, India. She did MA in English from Calcutta University. She loves books, Bob Dylan, Baez and Boxer dogs. When she gets time away from two human kids and two animals, she writes. A complete realist, off and on romantic, an atheist – in the present climate of uncertainty, would have loved a perfect world, though aware it’s not possible. She has been living in Texas for last 17 years.
Sukanya Juno Biswas

Sukanya takes us down the memory lane. She recalls that it was in 1999 that she went to Peru. They hiked four days up the Andes to finally reach the lost city of Machu Pichhu, the Incan citadel, curled up in the Andean mountains, above the Urubamba river valley. Here’s a Different Truths’ special feature on the World […]

Jamshedi Navroze: Spring Equinox and Harvest Festival

Beyniaz Edulji

Beyniaz Edulji

Beyniaz is a Law Graduate from Mumbai; shehas Master’s Degrees in Economics and Politics from Mumbai University. She has written many Political Commentaries, Book Reviews, Sports Articles and Features on various Personalities, Travel, Food and Geospatial Technology for magazines and newspapers in India and abroad. She loves flying, adventure sports and cricket. A history buff, Beyniaz's sparkling wit is a part of her persona.
Her interests include reading, writing, cooking and travelling. She lives in Secunderabad, India.
Beyniaz Edulji

Beyniaz tells us about Jamshedi Navroze, the Parsi New Year, tracing its antiquity. She discuses the tradition of the celebrations of the harvest festival in Parsi homes. Different Truths wishes its readers, world over, Happy Navroze. Jamshedi Navroze is celebrated by the Zoroastrians and all Iranis on March 21, the day of the Spring Equinox. […]

…And God Played Hide and Seek in Guptipara

Sisir K Chatterjee

Sisir K Chatterjee

Sisir is a retired designer with a passion for life. Art in all its forms are a part of him. With two daughters settled away from the country, he and his wife, his partner in crime, are often out for historical quests on the paths less taken. He resides in his ancestral home in Batanagar.
Sisir K Chatterjee

Sisir brings alive the magic and mystery of Guptipara. Here God played hide and seek with his devotee, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. He unfolds the story of a village situated in the confluence of history, mystery and myths. Here’s an in-depth report. Villages and towns flowing in time, along the river banks, have countless stories woven in their rich […]

President of India Inaugurates the Sesquicentennial Celebrations of Allahabad High Court

Different Truths New Service

Different Truths New Service

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Different Truths New Service

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, inaugurated year-long the sesquicentennial celebrations of the Allahabad High Court, on Sunday (March 13) afternoon. The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, said that Allahabad High Court will complete 150 years of its existence on March 17, 2016. He was speaking at the inauguration of the year-long sesquicentennial celebrations of the Allahabad High […]

President to Inaugurate the Sesquicentennial Celebrations of the Allahabad High Court

Different Truths New Service

Different Truths New Service

DTNS stands for our stingers and reporters spread out in select cities, all over the world. The webzine, Different Truths, is fully responsible for the accuracy of the reports published under the DTNS byline.In all other reports, which bear the names of the authors/contributors/columnists, the views expressed are those of that particular author whose byline is mentioned in the report/feature/column.
Different Truths New Service

The President of India Pranab Mukherjee shall inaugurate the sesquicentennial (150 years) celebrations of the Foundation Day of the Allahabad High Court on Sunday (March 13) afternoon. He shall release a postal stamps and a 10-rupee coin. Round the clock vigil around the decked up High Court has converted it into a fortress. Here’s a curtain raiser. On […]