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An Open Letter to Ms. Maneka Gandhi

The Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Ms. Maneka Gandhi, had sought suggestions from the public on how to make India better and safer for women. Our columnist, Payal, voices her concern on the said issue. Here’s her open letter to the minister, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. A few days […]

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Battle of Inclusiveness and Privacy

Seattle-based Chhavi analyses an Op-Ed piece, published in the New York Times, on October 15, 2016. She, thus, unveils the identity issue of a transgender girl, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Judith Shulevitz’s article, ‘Is it Time to Desegregate the Sexes?’, was published in the New York Times on October 15th, 2016. […]

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Shreeja: The Journey from Three Tulsi Leaves to a Football Academy for Tribal Girls

About 30 years ago, a sage had told Dr. Shib Shankar Dasgupta about the magical mystery of three Tulsi leaves. The fire in his belly made New York-based Dr. Dasgupta start a football academy for tribal girls, Shreeja. His holistic approach in empowering those in the margins have attracted many youths. Beginning this week, we […]

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Is the Indian Democracy Declining?

Our Editor-at-Large, Norway-based Amit, focuses on the declining democratic values and rising fascistic, extremist and dictatorial tendencies in contemporary Indian politics and society. An expose with hard facts, exclusively in Different Truths. These are the dark times for democracy and freedom in India; times when reason is being replaced by the revelations; logic replaced by […]

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COPD in the Elderly: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

COPD is a deadly medical condition with under-estimated mortality and morbidity rates across the globe. It remains undiagnosed probably because it progresses gradually and shows signs at a very late stage. The National Commission on Macroeconomics and Health (NCMH) has identified India as one of the countries most affected by COPD. The Commission identified about […]

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Vaidehi Sachin: One Woman, Many Lives!

Vaidehi Sachin is a distinguished law graduate, editor, ethical hacker, philanthropist, and author. She has produced, directed and edited over fifty documentaries under the Newsmakers banner and for leading channels. She has authored a biography titled, Mujhe mera kaam karne do’ and has penned many screenplays. She empowers acid attack victims and daughters of red […]

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Amma la: The Agony of Separation from Mother and Motherland

As the world celebrated Mother’s Day, on Sunday, it sharpened the agonies of separation of mother and motherland for the Tibetan Refugees, in India. Eswar profiles their pain, in the regular column, exclusively in Different Truths. How does one feel when one hears about the loss of a loved one and not able to do […]

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The Peace Anthology – People against Genocide: Stop Chemical War in Syria. Save Humanity!

Different Truths presents The Peace Anthology – People against Genocide: Stop Chemical War. Save Humanity! It features 56 poets, with as many poems, from various parts of the world. These responsive, Social Journalist-Poets (a term unique to this Global Participatory Social Journalism Platform), have come together, to express their solidarity against the use of Chemical […]

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Motherhood Can Wait, Education Cannot

As the latest Census (2011) data reveals, there are over 13 million adolescent girls who are married between 10 and 19 years of age and a startling 3.8 million adolescent girls in India have children and are shouldering the responsibilities of motherhood, oblivious to the celebration of mothers worldwide on the second Sunday of every […]

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To Sleep, Perchance to Dream: How to Treat Sleep Problems in the Elderly

Old age causes loss of sleep. Rita tells us all about sleep disorders and how to deal with it, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. An in-depth study. Older adults need the same seven to nine hours of sleep that younger adults do. However, if you are an older adult, you might find […]

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