Literature

Literature

Fables are Never Too Old

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe continuity of the oral tradition attested by The Fox and the Crow story found on the pottery of Mohenjo-Daro and Lothal archaeological sites of a civilisation six thousand years old. Tapati unearths the many layers of folk-stories, in the regular column, showing how they reappear in many modern folk-stories and in stamps of many […]

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Masquerade

Reading Time: 1 minuteHere’s a ballad from Sarala about the sensuousness of a woman, ready to unmask and take revenge, in Different Truths. Don’t take me for granted  She swayed her curvaceous body  Among the crowded audience  Teasing the young and old alike  With her touch, they were waiting for  Her sensual pouting lips  They dreamt of kissing  […]

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Tagore and the Indian Press: Chintamani Babu Acted like a Friend, not a Businessman – II

Reading Time: 2 minutesTagore sent his emissaries to Babu Chintamani Ghosh with a request to make some arrangement for the benefit of Vishwa Bharati. At that time Tagore was in Colombo. Tagore had promised that he would abide by whatever decision Chintamani Babu took. Chintamani Babu didn’t think like a businessman but like a true friend and advised […]

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Mumma, Never Let me go Away!

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn evocative poem about a child speaking to its mother, by Ritambhara, in Different Truths. The warmth of your arms defines my world The care you give is untold When you are away, I go astray Mumma O’ Mumma! Please never let me go away.   Unsafe is the world, I am unable to judge […]

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Compensations

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn evocative poem about various aspects and attributes of life, by Elsy, in Different Truths. Two-in-one, bane and boon: this hyper sensitivity!   The bane is when even a word wounds, a smile deceives a silence kills!   The boon is when a word ignites, a silence inspires a smile impels.   For the hypersensitive […]

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Great Expectations

Reading Time: 1 minuteSarala talks of her dreams of better India, in this poignant verse, in Different Truths. I have a dream  I have a dream  To see my motherland bloom  With vibrant colours of love and care  A government to organise the flow  The smooth flow of the nation To see the poor are fed and clothed  […]

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To Communicate, Connect, and Grow!

Reading Time: 1 minuteHere’s an evocative verse from a teacher, in Different Truths. While teaching skills of communication at some university, Came across a bevy of gems, whose teacher I was to be. As they mastered skills of presentations, interviews, GD’s and CVs. I got tutored in some amazing life lessons from these students of me: To communicate, […]

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Love Bloomed Amongst Hatred, Revenge Violence and Deaths of the 1984-Carnage in When a Mighty Tree Falls by Amrinder Bajaj

Reading Time: 5 minutesDespite the deep hurt, Amrinder Bajaj’s novel, When a Mighty Tree Falls, remained objective. In the novel, she described how some Hindus, risking their lives and limbs, saved their suffering brethren. Her thorough research and journalistic acumen did not cloud her narrative.  An exclusive Book Review by Arindam, in Different Truths. Discrimination, deception, and stratification […]

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The Vengeful Five – II

Reading Time: 3 minutesHere’s the second part of the two-part story by Sumita. The narration in macabre humour is intriguing, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. “Make way, make way, hot crunchy finger-chips on the way,” sang rotund little Varun. He backed in through the door with a large tray piled high with their favourite fries. […]

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Sliver of Memories

Reading Time: 2 minutesAn inward-looking, evocative verse by Mamta, in Different Truths.  She tells us that in this ephemeral, ever-changing world, something doesn’t change.  Like migratory birds I return home to the verdant hills Throbbing pull of the native place Through continents, airports Stations, bus, and taxi-stands Swarms of people, cattle, flies The stench of urine and faecal […]

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