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Using Home Cameras to Monitor the Elderly

Rita tells us how technology can be used to take care of the elders, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. We’ve always had our parents keep tabs on us and that’s something we often take as a given. But what happens when our parents become old and require medical care? It becomes our responsibility to keep […]

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Students Debate Global Child Rights Issues at Model United Nations

CRY organised a two-day debating session called Model United Nations in Kolkata. A report in Different Truths. The rain-soaked city of Kolkata witnessed a bunch of young students step into the shoes of seasoned diplomats, and talk about serious global issues ranging from child rights to cross-border human trafficking, stated a media release of CRY. […]

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Education, Employment, and Empowerment of Women in India: From 1986 Onwards

Deblina and Debjani’s research shows that women are in better position than before, which was unimaginable even two or three decades back. They talk about the various initiatives taken by the government to empower women. A Different Truths exclusive. Education and employment are the two major milestones of women’s empowerment because they enable women to respond to […]

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Bad to the Bone: How to Effectively Manage Osteoporosis – II

In the second part on Osteoporosis, Rita tells us the precautions, care and effective management of the disease, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Treatment Although you can’t completely reverse osteoporosis, there are ways to manage it. Once you know you have osteoporosis, you have many options for treating the condition and strengthening […]

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…And the World Heard the Sisak of the Actors Jitin and Dhruv

Our columnist Mahima brings you the candid and bold interview of the two actors Jitin Gulati and Dhruv Singhal, as the second and final part of the two-part interviews with the director and the actors of the silent LGBTQ film, Sisak. The film bagged seven international awards. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in […]

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Technology Helping the Differently-abled People

Bangalore-based Farheen tells us how some gadget, app, or a device is empowering differently-abled people. Read more about these, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. It’s heartening to know that with each passing day, Special people, who are physically challenged (read differently-abled) are being empowered by different technological advancements. These days, some gadget, […]

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Bad to the Bone: Everything You Need to Know about Osteoporosis – I

Kolkata-based Rita, who works with the elders, tells us about a geriatric problem, osteoporosis. Here’s part one of her write-up. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.    What Is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis means “porous bones.” Our bones are strongest at about age 30, then begin to lose density. More than 25 million […]

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Let Us Talk About Rape

Rape is not just sex. It’s about control and power. Payal takes a hard look rape, its survivors and suggests viable solutions to this problem, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Nobody does. To those of us who are lucky enough, it is something that we discuss in hushed voices, with pity or […]

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Memories of Sangla Hill

This is a question that we all have to answer. Shia, Sunni, Catholic, Protestant, Bengali, Marathi, Brahmin, Jathav, Black, White, Brown, Yellow, do we all mark our territories and drive away everyone, who is anyway different? Where is our home? Where can we feel safe from persecution? Soumya, our humourist, takes a somber view at […]

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