Humor

A Suitable Boy

Reading Time: 3 minutesOur humourist, Soumya, travels down the memory lane and talks about the apprehensions of parents about the choice of a life partner for their child(ren), in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. A friend recently posted a link on my Facebook page which listed answers of various American children to the question “How do […]

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Krishna Consciousness and the Story of the First Metrosexual Man in History

Reading Time: 2 minutesKrishna happily spends time with the women and his music, chills out with friends, takes care of his looks; in fact, he is the first metrosexual man in history. Humourist Soumya pays tribute to Lord Krishna, on Janmashtami, in the regular column. A Different Truths exclusive. On Janmashtami, I was flooded by messages on WhatsApp […]

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How Writing Became a Dream Come True!

Reading Time: 5 minutesWriting about writing is rather intriguing. Soumya, a humourist and an author, recounts how he became a writer and penned, rather keyed his first novella, befittingly titled, ‘Memories – A Novella: The Hilarious Nightmare of Growing Up’, exclusively in Different Truths. This is a story about how I acquired this nasty addiction to writing. I […]

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Round is a Shape

Reading Time: 2 minutesHumourist Soumya talks about workouts, gym, swimming and his resolve to exercise seriously, in his typical style, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. I love workouts. I enjoy watching people sweating it out on treadmills, huffing and puffing on myriad contraptions, pumping iron, rowing on solid ground, and doing stomach crunches accompanied by […]

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Getting Married: A Sudh Filmy Romance

Reading Time: 5 minutesHumourist Soumya tells us all about the trial and tribulations of a Bong getting married to a Sardar girl, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Having posted a few stories about being hit by lightning, getting hitched and its repercussions, which seemed to meet with some degree of readers’ approval, I thought I […]

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Puppy Love: The K9 Kind

Reading Time: 6 minutesHumourist Soumya talks about canine love, with paroxysms of emotions, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. The first canine love in my life was my grandfather’s Daschund, Bhulo, sleek black and short, who would let me cuddle her, which I did whenever we visited. She had a keen musical ear and would join […]

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The Wedding

Reading Time: 3 minutesHumourist Soumya takes a dig at the cross-cultural wedding of a Bong and a Punjabi. The cultural differences were sharply magnified to the woes of each side – later he married a Punjabi girl too. Have a hearty laugh, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Cross-cultural weddings are great for national integration, but […]

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Cities I Have Lived in and Loved

Reading Time: 3 minutesHumourist Soumya talks of the cities that he lived in, the four metropolises. In his tongue-in-cheek style, he compares the four cities to women, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. I grew up in Kolkata, which was Calcutta those days, then moved to Delhi for college. My working life started in Chennai or […]

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My First Dance

Reading Time: 4 minutesHumourist Soumya talks of his first dance, in his tongue-in-cheek manner, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. I grew up in the East, where leaping about and making a spectacle of yourself was abhorrent to the Bhadralokethos. I studied in a Catholic boys’ school where this vertical expression of horizontal intentions was severely […]

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Desperately Seeking Readers

Reading Time: 3 minutesDesperately seeking suggestions, humourist Soumya, a newbie blogger, seeks advice from the veterans, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Dearest Sir or Madam, more likely the latter, Please guide a confused babe in the woods in this confusing virtual world of letters, where writers outnumber readers by a ratio of 10:1. That is […]

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