Humor

The Wedding

Humourist 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

Humourist 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

Humourist 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

Desperately 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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I Forget…

Humourist Soumya takes a jibe at himself for his forgetfulness, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Being absentminded is the privilege of the genius. We hear stories of the ridiculous stupidity and feeble-mindedness in everyday matters by such greats as Einstein and Newton and chuckle appreciatively. However, if we of acknowledged mediocre intellect […]

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Cracking the IAS Mains in Shillong Style

Humorist Soumya shares an interesting account of his friend cracking the IAS Mains exams, with a difference, in Shillong. Here’s a hilarious account, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. There is a rite of passage to manhood ritual that is practiced by all graduates in India, called cracking the UPSC, the acronym for […]

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When Aloo was Lonely!

Humourist Soumya tells us about the journey of Aloo (potato) from South America, via Europe, to India. How was Aloo paired off in India? Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.   Aloo was lonely. He had travelled the world. Far from his homeland in South America, he had travelled with the […]

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Krishna and Karl

Marxism was formulated in the Geeta. Karl merely stole it from Krishna, says humourist Soumya. He tells us that the basic premise of Marxism is that History is a story of a struggle for the ownership of means of production. The ruling class is unwilling to surrender this ownership without a battle. This leads to […]

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Balancing the Books

We just crossed over to a new financial year in India, on April 1. This is the time to balance the books, says humourist Soumya, tongue-in-cheek. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. I had been battling the auditors these last few days, a real challenge for me, given that my understanding […]

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Bangalore Literature Festival 2016: A Delicious December Treat!

Well-known humourist-author, Rachna, gives us an insider’s view into the recently concluded two-day Bangalore Literary Festival (BLF) 2016. Her first session was a stand-up inspired by her new release, ‘Band, Bajaa, Boys!’ She had picked anecdotes from life in Allahabad and woven them into an interactive narrative. The audience was simply wonderful – the more they laughed, the more […]

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