Literature

Literature

Battle of Inclusiveness and Privacy

Seattle-based Chhavi analyses an Op-Ed piece, published in the New York Times, on October 15, 2016. She, thus, unveils the identity issue of a transgender girl, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Judith Shulevitz’s article, ‘Is it Time to Desegregate the Sexes?’, was published in the New York Times on October 15th, 2016. […]

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Urdu and the Influence of Punjab

Urdu, which was till now thought to have roots in Delhi, actually took birth in Lahore and adopted Old Punjabi contrary to Braj as its base language. Later, the influence of Khari Boli can be seen on Urdu as the language journeyed through the lands of India. Almost 166 years later, the troops entered Delhi […]

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The Voice

A storm rages in a voice, dispelling tranquillity. Aparajita, the poet, seeks peace and harmony in her Muse. Here’s a poem that moves from despair to hope, in Different Truths. Just a voice And the Herculean storm Hides in air. The scrapped beats now Cool in the harmonica. There’s a break in the meditation, A […]

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We are the Children of Time

Here’s an intense poem by Anca, a lyric with epic proportions, in Different Truths. We are the Children of Time, our dew drops mirror our World, crossing the edges of eternal visions as strings of inception crossing immortal times.   We move along with and through Time, seeking the effervescence of future tenses with stardust […]

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Kamala Markandaya: An Important Twentieth Century Indian Woman Novelist in English

Basudeb profiles one of the early woman novelists of India, Kamala Markandaya. A critique, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. The Bronte sisters, Mrs. Gaskell, Dorothy Richardson and Virginia Woolf come to our minds as the brilliant story tellers. It is very often believed that by nature and instinct women are inborn storytellers. […]

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Loving You

Here’s an intense love poem by Nilakshi, in Different Truths, that catalogues her love.   Let me talk of love…   Of Fossil fragrance Of rock-hard chest Of ponytailed haze Of man-bun frame Paco guitar And Rodin-hands.   Derelict muscles Toothless grin Aching heart Blazing eyes Cushiony hands Grey-black beard Wodehouse wit And Saigal songs.   […]

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Love to me

An intense love poem for her spouse by Sailasree, in Different Truths.   Love to me is longing for you Which I cannot overcome No matter what For it is only your love which I would long forever   Love to me is looking at you And admiring my reflection in your eyes No matter […]

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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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Mirror

Here’s a love poem by Shameena, in Different Truths. For there is none whom I have met To see what’s there I’ll never let When you touched within, I knew, Smother off my chest will clear the blue. I’ve learned to grow up rather fast With so much future and not much past Of things […]

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I will get you a Condom!

Here’s a fiction by Kumar, where a university student shares his experiences among his group of friends, guzzling beer. An interesting story, full of twists and turns, exclusively in Different Truths. “I will never make out with a girl at her home.” “Bhai isse chaddh gayi hai…he is talking rubbish. No more beers for him.” […]

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