Interviews

Poetry and a Call for Change

Reading Time: 6 minutesHere’s an interview by Abha Iyengar, exclusively for Different Truths, with Aabha Vatsa, who brings the winds of poetic change to Faridabad. Vatsa feels that we are living in times of terror and social maladies. So poems on change will work as a wakeup call for where we are today, and where we need to be, for […]

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There and Back Again: A Poetic Journey Breaking Boundaries

Reading Time: 3 minutesSufia interviewed Vaijayantee Bhattacharya during the recent launch of her book of poems, Mosaic Vision, exclusively in Different Truths. Hometown, birthplace, motherland/ fatherland; these words hold special significance in the life of any individual. No matter where one lives in this world, a very special corner of the heart is bound to be drawn towards […]

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Rana Safvi: The Untold Story

Reading Time: 7 minutesThe world knows her as a famous historian who came out with her first book at the age of 58, a firm believer in the Ganga-Jamuni Tehzeeb of India and an inspiration to today’s women. Our columnist Mahima brings you the woman behind the icon Rana Safvi, in a candid interview, in the regular column, […]

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A Child Needs Love, Faith and a Teacher has to become a Child

Reading Time: 6 minutesMeenu Kaushal is a young, cheerful nursery teacher of Apeejay School, Noida, often surrounded by her students. A postgraduate in Guidance and Counselling and a graduate in BA Psychology, she is a lovable teacher. Ankita interviewed her, for the special feature on Teachers’ Day, exclusively in Different Truths. It is always said, “The influence of […]

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Why Jaishankar Prasad Deserves the Bharat Ratna?

Reading Time: 3 minutesThis article is written with the intention to generate support for the candidacy for Bharat Ratna award for Jaishankar Prasad, a Hindi language legend, simultaneously spreading awareness about his contribution to Hindi literature. A community called, ‘Bharat Ratna for Jaishankar Prasad’ has started a campaign for Bharat Ratna award in Varanasi on 30th August 2017. […]

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Amarnatha Jha: A Quintessential English Gent, an Exemplary Teacher, Respected Vice Chancellor

Reading Time: 3 minutesAshoka pays rich tributes to an exemplary teacher, an outstanding scholar, and an able administrator Prof. Amarnatha Jha, on his 63rd death anniversary, on Sept 2 (Saturday). He was Vice Chancellor of Allahabad University for three terms and that of Banaras Hindu University. He seemed to convey the impression of a snobbish quintessential English gent but […]

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How Adhiraj made Naseeruddin Shah an Internet Sensation with the Award Winning Film, Interior Café Night?

Reading Time: 5 minutes  Adhiraj Bose, a young director, was just 23-years-old, when he directed the 13-minute film, Interior Café Night, with renowned actors like Naseeruddin Shah and Shernaz Patel. Three years later, the short film on the Internet is a sensation with six million views. Mahima interviews Adhiraj, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. The […]

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Prof. Yash Pal, Former Chairperson of UGC, Passes Away; he Promoted Scientific Temperament

Reading Time: 4 minutesProf. Yash Pal, a celebrated scientist, and an erudite thinker passed away on Tuesday (June 25). He had once stated that it was the absence of scientific analysis that ultimately led to the partition of the country. A soulful tribute to the great scholar by Ashoka, exclusively in Different Truths. There are individuals who succeed in […]

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…And the World Heard the Sisak of the Actors Jitin and Dhruv

Reading Time: 12 minutesOur columnist Mahima brings you the candid and bold interview of the two actors Jitin Gulati and Dhruv Singhal, as the second and final part of the two-part interviews with the director and the actors of the silent LGBTQ film, Sisak. The film bagged seven international awards. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in […]

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Rousseau: A Citizen of Geneva and a Truest Cosmopolitan

Reading Time: 15 minutesRousseau was not shy about his disdain for cosmopolitanism. In his political treatise, The Social Contract, he identified the cosmopolitan as a person who “pretended to love the whole world in order to have the right to love no one.” At the beginning of his pedagogical treatise, Emile, he placed a similarly cutting remark. Later […]

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