Reading Time: 5 minutesFears and karmas often catch up with us. Soumya shares a real-life incident, when rivals in hockey field, met as friends, years later. How were the worst fears of the protagonist dispelled? Read more, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. This story was told to me by a friend over drinks. I have […]

South India with its Polite People was a Pleasant Shock

Reading Time: 5 minutesCarefree and happy-go-lucky student days in Delhi came to an end when Soumya received an appointment letter. He had to report to the Madras office. He shares the juicy details of his train journey and his arrival in a city that seemed like another country. Here’s a humourous take, in the weekly column, exclusively for […]

Return of Gussy Fink Nottle

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe principal of an international school has read my book and admired it greatly and has shared her opinion and appreciation of the book in particular and my writing in general on the social media. Totally flattered on having an intelligent articulate attractive young lady fan, we were in touch through social media. Incidentally, a […]

Is our Education System a Farce? – I

Reading Time: 5 minutesThese days if a student secures 70% marks, s/he is sad. It like bad second division in our times. Arindam reminisces about examinations during his time. Here he recounts real-life incidents in examination centres which was akin to the theatre of the absurd. Here’s the first part of his article, exclusively for Different Truths. Arre […]

Confessions of a Tech Challenged Blogger

Reading Time: 3 minutesIt’s worth noting that an author is an incurable multitasking addict – he is writing the blog, reading Fay Weldon, watching Anger Management on TV channel, has FB open on laptop, reading WhatsApp messages on phone, sipping beer, munching chips, smoking and trying to keep the ash from burning holes in his Bob Marley T-shirt. […]

Mapless in Madras

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe columnist and his young wife were next woken up at Kanyakumari, which was completely deserted and pitch dark, at about two in the morning, and the bus went off, as did the passengers who alighted there. We two were left quite literally in the dark, lost souls in what appeared to be a ghost […]

Giving out the Prizes

Reading Time: 5 minutesA new legislation made it mandatory to spend money on CSR. This excited the author and brought him back to his activist college days, before decades of selling to earn his daily bread and tipple had dulled all sensibilities. What happened in a village school, reveals Soumya, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. […]

The Custodian

Reading Time: 5 minutesSoumya shares the highs and lows of hitch-hiking in a truck, after a cancelled flight to Delhi, with two men and a lady. Read more about this adventure, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. It was the worst trip of my life. My guardian angel was working overtime battling some ancient curse which […]

When Names Determine the Sex!

Reading Time: 3 minutesHumourist Soumya tells us the gender confusion that names create, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. In the days before gender identity became infra dig and when fond parents gave toy cars and guns to little boys and dolls and ribbons to little girls without being politically incorrect. I was burdened with a […]

Close Encounters of the Wild Kind –1

Reading Time: 6 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 […]