Humor

Close Encounters of the Wild Kind –1

Reading Time: 5 minutesFancy-free and footloose, three friends decide on an adventurous trip. They meet an Australian bicyclist and decide to visit a wildlife resort, meeting villagers and a sadhu. Here’s the first part of the two-part serial, by Soumya, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. The tourists spotted some movement in the grass and a […]

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Was it a Brush with Ghosts?

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhat do we fear more, ghosts or the scare of ghosts? In black humour, Soumya tells us that he almost had three brushes with ghosts, in his weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Since my teenage days, I had been fascinated by the idea of ghosts.  From Doyle to Poe to more popular contemporary writers […]

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Out of the Mouths of Babes and Infants

Reading Time: 3 minutesOur humourist, Soumya, shares hilarious moments with his baby daughter, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. There was a popular American Television programme where a celebrity host asked some questions to various toddlers and get perfectly honest and logical responses which sound hilarious to adults. All parents I am sure have gone through […]

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Live from Kailash

Reading Time: 9 minutesHere’s Tapati’s fictional Durga-Shiva dialogues, full of banter, repartee, wit, and humour, create a laughter riot, in the special feature. A Different Truths exclusive. “Shiva seems too busy these days! Don’t know what’s going on behind the closed doors. Some meeting is going on, but such a long meeting; I need to check and keep […]

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Not so Funny

Reading Time: 3 minutesHumourist Soumya plays Love Guru and advices a young couple, recalling what his wife had to say about marrying him, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Recently at a friend’s house, I met a stand-up comic, who strongly resembled the laughing Buddha figurines. He was brilliant in his repartees and had all of us in tears with […]

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Bollywood Films: Mélange of Coincidence and Fantasy

Reading Time: 3 minutesRuchira journeys through the masala Bollywood movies and tells us, tongue-in-cheek, with oodles of humour, who gains from it. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. For B-town filmmakers, each film is a vast, unlimited canvas upon which they can pour out their hearts’ fondest desires and longings, pet fantasies, and oodles […]

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Boys Do Not Cry!

Reading Time: 3 minutesIn a different flavor, humourist Soumya talks about what made him cry, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. This is one maxim that made life difficult for me. Long before it was macho and cool for men to be in touch with their emotions and not being afraid to show sensitivity, I had […]

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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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