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

Adite 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 […]

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

“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 […]

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

Ashoka 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 […]

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

Thwarted 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 […]

Dr Raghu Vira: A Forgotten Founding Father of India

Dr. Raghu Vira was regarded as perhaps the most erudite figure in the Constituent Assembly of India. He was a great Sanskrit scholar plus a polyglot who could not just speak and write in nine Indian and seven European languages, but also deliver learned oration and conduct debates in them. He went on a study tour of China […]

Is the Enigmatic Jayalalithaa India’s Eva Peron?

There is a curious sense of déjà vu that we experience when we recapitulate Jayalalithaa’s remarkable life and career. There was another woman who strode like a colossus in a country almost as large as India and commanded the same devotion and loyalty, who died 64 years ago. Her name was Maria Eva Duarte de Peron and she […]

95-year Astronaut John Glenn, the Oldest Man on Space, Passes Away

John Glenn, other than being the senator from Ohio, was also the oldest man in space. He is, and will always be, one of us, an Ohioan’s favorite. His demise at the ripe age of 95, on December 8, 2016, is mourned by many. He breathed his last at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, in Columbus. […]

Gandhi with Gandhi: The Mahatma and Indira Priyadarshini

“Here is a mantra. A short one that I give you, you may imprint it in your hearts and let every breath of yours give expression to it. The mantra is Do or Die. We shall free India or die in the attempt. We shall not live to see the perpetuation of slavery,” thundered Mahatma Gandhi in 1942. […]

Youngest DJ of India, Atom, Storms the Music World

Life is a series of accidents, happy and unhappy. During my recent visit to Bangalore, I met Atom, the youngest DJ of India; sheer serendipity.  Atom, as the name suggests, is small but packed with power. Here’s an impromptu interview with Atom in a food court of a Bangalore mall by Anumita for Different Truths. My trip to […]

Lenin, my Friend: Empowering the Marginal, Restoring Dignity

Arindam profiles the life and times of the human rights activist, Lenin Raghuvanshi, who has been working tirelessly to empower and emancipate the lowest of the low among Dalits, the Musahars and Nuts. A caste-driven society that functions on the exclusion of the Sanathan Dharma has to be replaced with the democratic and secular Sramana traditions. He has […]