Literature

Literature

Not so Funny

Reading Time: 3 minutesHumourist Soumya plays Love Guru and advices a young couple, recalling what his wife had to say about marrying him, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Recently at a friend’s house, I met a stand-up comic, who strongly resembled the laughing Buddha figurines. He was brilliant in his repartees and had all of us in tears with […]

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The Letter

Reading Time: 1 minuteHere’s an intense poem by Olaitan, her last wish to her fellow-beings, wherein she speaks of the Judgment Day, in Different Truths. When The gate Of Jerusalem swallows My spirit before dawn, And The breeze of Celestial realms Fill my mortal body, When The grave Awaits my flesh To fill its mouth, When You hear The […]

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Neelam Saxena Chandra Emerging as an Important Indian Woman Novelist

Reading Time: 3 minutesBasudeb profiles Neelam Saxena Chandra, an emerging important woman novelist of India, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.  Neelam Saxena Chandra is a versatile and prolific writer. She is a bilingual poet, and an Indian woman novelist in English, short story writer both in Hindi and English and a lyricist. She is a winner […]

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Woes of Yesterday

Reading Time: 2 minutesAnoucheka warns us of yesterday’s woes that’s past and is gone, in this evocative poem, in Different Truths. Yesterday’s woes should be left where they are In a reality which has already disappeared Meant not to be dug up Meant not to be sought for Yesterday’s woes should be forgotten As if they had been […]

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Bollywood Films: Mélange of Coincidence and Fantasy

Reading Time: 3 minutesRuchira journeys through the masala Bollywood movies and tells us, tongue-in-cheek, with oodles of humour, who gains from it. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. For B-town filmmakers, each film is a vast, unlimited canvas upon which they can pour out their hearts’ fondest desires and longings, pet fantasies, and oodles […]

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Do not breathe in Ragged Breaths

Reading Time: 1 minuteHere’s an evocative, spiritual poem by Mary, in Different Truths, that seeks answers from the soul for humanity. Do not breathe in life in ragged breaths as though your battle scars cloak you in darkness. For they are the light that beckons you from the depths of your humanity… Begging you to succumb to their […]

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Devi in Dilemma

Reading Time: 2 minutesHere’s a tongue-in-cheek account of the plight of Goddess Durga, on Earth, her parents’ abode, in verse, by Tapati, in Different Truths. Here arrives autumn with sky, a deep blue crystal, With clouds floating like huge cotton balls, The earthy aroma is calling with sweet smell of Lotus, For my descent, the yearly invite from […]

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Phase Where Gauri Died

Reading Time: 2 minutesHere’s a tribute for Gauri Lankesh, in verse, by Kabir, in Different Truths. I am a pen  Many use me for pleasure  By writing on domestic islands Few use me to erupt the island Making the civilians peek into the outer world  Del Carnegie wrote for the initiation  Plato kept thinking of how to write […]

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Anita Nair, a Journey towards Melliorism: The Better Man to Chain of Custody

Reading Time: 5 minutesBasudeb critiques the novels of Anita Nair, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.   Shornur at the district of Palakkad, Kerala, is Anita Nair’s birth place. She was born on 26 January 1966. She got her college education in Madras. After obtaining the B.A. degree with Major in English literature she returned to […]

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Harmonised

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn evocative poem by Elsy, in Different Truths. They moved into an abode new by the railway line when she was nine.   Sleep became alien as chugged the trains along the tracks loud and heavy, heavy and loud.   Even the water in the jar in dread did shiver!   Years sped by… she […]

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