Interviews

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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Eid Special: Rozas beyond Religion!

Reading Time: 6 minutesIn a nation where the citizens stand tense and in fear polarised by those with secret motives, our Delhi-based columnist Mahima, in a weekly column, brings you the story of a young girl, who has moved beyond religion. Meet journalist Neelima, who is breaking the barriers of faith and celebrating the spirit of Ramzan by […]

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Unravelling the Mysterious Truths of Shane Brookman

Reading Time: 5 minutesSeattle-based Chhavi profiles Shane Brookman, a 38-year-old student at South Seattle College, talking about his experiences from being a high-school dropout to now continuing and completing his Associate’s of Arts degree in Materials Science Engineering. A musician, he was the former Student Body President. Read more about his search for identity, in the weekly column, […]

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Adite Banerjie: Her Journey in no Way Has Been Banal!

Reading Time: 5 minutesAdite Banerjie, author of three published novels, in Mills & Boon (Indian Author Collection) and Harper Collins, and a journalist with financial dailies, in conversation with Roxy, a young author, and our columnist. Adite tells us about the making of her novels, the bold female protagonists, the publishing industry, etc. Here’s an interview, in the […]

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French Author Charles Dantzig: European Nations are Conservative, not Progressive!

Reading Time: 5 minutes“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” This quote by Roosevelt echoed the emotion which reigned while interviewing the French author Charles Dantzig. Archana interviewed the renowned novelist, poet, essayist, and editor, in the regular column, exclusively […]

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Gandhian Nonviolence Inspired Martin Luther King Jr for Redemption of Afro-Americans

Reading Time: 6 minutesAshoka pays a personal tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., one of his teenage icons, on his 88th birthday, on Sunday (Jan 15). He was presented to the Indian people as a ‘Negro Gandhian’, who was propagating Gandhian ideology amongst the blacks in the United States. The writer says, “Like all impressionable teenagers of my generation, I also fantasised […]

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Thwarted Escape: How a Letter to an Unborn Daughter Evolved into a Book!

Reading Time: 8 minutesThwarted Escape: An Immigrant’s Wayward Journey, the debut memoir/autobiographical narrative nonfiction by Lopamudra Banerjee, is a subtle, complex and organic journey of her transformation from a small-town girl in India to a woman who reconnects with her ancestral home, her emotionally fraught childhood and puberty, all the while looking for the meaning and essence of ‘home’. The book, published […]

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