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Alok Mishra

Alok Mishra

Born in India in 1981, an award-winning poet, Alok Mishra has been writing poems since a very young age. He is a teacher by profession. He loves to write poems replete with divinity and romance.
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A sensuous poem that celebrates the beauty of nature and the beauty of the bride on the nuptial night, by Alok, for Different Truths. Searching for beauty I stroll around the steep mountains, Dales, alongside the singing and dancing rivers; Peep through the dew drenched blades Of green and velvety grass, Covering the ground untravelled; Touch every feeling Of […]

After the Taste of Juicy Zobo-Blood

Martins Tommyson

Martins Tommyson

Martins started writing poems at the age of 18. HIs first poem was titled ''My journey of life'' which rationalised about the journey of Man till his last breath. He is a karate instructor living in Lagos, Nigeria.
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An anti-war protest poem by Martins, for Different Truths. After fuddled in thought around 12am, in the serene night I depleted my thought which was flitting through my mind my thought I proffered no ears but nature reasoned with me. When depleted, it was just like a cannikin tipsy with water and then disgorged. Night […]

Annual Moksha on Sand Banks

Mamta Joshi

Mamta Joshi

Mamta Joshi did her post graduation in History from University of Allahabad. She writes short stories, reflective essays, prose pieces on every day life in national dailies and international e-magazines. She writes with equal ease in Hindi. For over two decades, as a teacher of English in college section at SMC, Allahabad, she has been
interacting with young minds, understanding their pulse and in turn being savvy on technology, fitness, fashion, humour and rumour too.
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Mamta beautifully depicts the supermarket of religion that springs up, in Allahabad, every year, where religion is commerce. Here Moksha (salvation) is an annual dose. The imagery and metaphors are picturesque in this verse, for Different Truths. My City A drowsy settlement Located on the confluence Of three holy rivers Singing primeval epiphanies Transforms annually Into a […]

Rape, Secrets of the Virtual World dealt with in the Woman-centric Novel of Sujata

Mahua Maharana

Mahua Maharana

Mahua Maharana did her M.A. in Modern History from Calcutta University. She was an insurer for 22 years before taking voluntary retirement from service to pursue what she wanted to do. From Kolkata she landed up in a remote village in Ganjam, Odisha with her dog and started working with the villagers. She now stays in Bhubaneswar with her husband, daughter and dog, volunteers with Bakul Foundation and works freelance as a translator and ilk.
Mahua Maharana

The novel, The Other End of the Corridor, by Sujata Rajpal, has a free flowing story line, with plots and sub-plots blending seamlessly. Changes happen, relationships changes, relationships crashes but these all happen slowly and not in a day. Leela, the protagonist, has a secret. Her virtual life provides her with hope and a sense of adventure. It […]

I Wanna

Maya Khandelwal

Maya Khandelwal

Maya, happily married to writing, is a published author of three books- My favourite Mistake Ever, Just Zindagi and A Beautiful Mistake. She’s alsoco-authored I Am a Woman, a tribute to Kamala Das. She’s been a regular contributor at blogsand e- magazines like Womanatics, Bonbology, Learning and Creativity etc. A passionate lover of nature, she can commune with it for hours. Nature, in its various guises, enthrals her.
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A soulful love poem by Maya, for Different Truths. I wanna kick up the heels!  I wanna have full moon nights with You my love.  I wanna have some soul-stirring music  singing lullaby to us.  I wanna flower and ripple with the virgour of passion.  I wanna have crackling bonfires.  Solitary walks.  Long drives.  Gypsy […]

The Old Lady

Monika Arora

Monika Arora

“Words are living thing - I believe,” she lives by this idea about life. Monika Arora is a central government employee by work, an artist by choice, a writer by passion and a homemaker by love and fate. Bronze medallist in a state level essay competition by the vice-president of India. District topper in English. Her crafts have been published by few online journals. Also selected by an international fashion magazine for an upcoming issue.
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Here’s an enigmatic portrayal of an old lady by Monika, for Different Truths. Her eyes, like an ocean calm and composed One could sense them, carry all the pain, that the whole world holds. They clearly flaunted her weakness, her fears and the huge storm of those uncried tears. Keeping aside All that she held […]

On my Darling’s Cheekbones

Martins Tommyson

Martins Tommyson

Martins started writing poems at the age of 18. HIs first poem was titled ''My journey of life'' which rationalised about the journey of Man till his last breath. He is a karate instructor living in Lagos, Nigeria.
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A love poem by Martins, where he likens her sensuousness to the intoxication of Palm-wine, for Different Truths. I see on her cream, fleshy cheekbones a pellucid colour glimmers like of a pink rose that harmonise with her lips. I see in her a full moon love which pops up in the welkin. Her love flicking in the […]

True Crime Story: When Marriages are made in Hell!

Arindam Roy

Arindam Roy

Arindam Roy has 35 years experience in various newsrooms. He was the Managing Editor of a reputed Gurgaon-based Citizen Journalist portal and has held senior positions in several publications. As Correspondent and Bureau Chief, he has written extensively for Associated Press, Times of India, Hindustan Times and multiple news outlets. He has contributed 13 chapters to various publications. Of these, seven chapters were published in two Coffee Table Books, published by the Times Group. He is a co-author of a novel, Rivers Run Back that he penned with Joyce Yarrow. The novel was launched at the American Centre, New Delhi, on January 2015. He lives in Allahabad.
Arindam Roy

Arindam shares a true crime story that he had witnessed closely during his stay in Bombay, in the mid-1980s. Trusting and gullible men were enticed and trapped in marriages. Within a few months, they were looted. It is necessary that we crosscheck and verify about a person’s antecedents before we decide to marry that person, especially in these […]

Naked

Monika Arora

Monika Arora

“Words are living thing - I believe,” she lives by this idea about life. Monika Arora is a central government employee by work, an artist by choice, a writer by passion and a homemaker by love and fate. Bronze medallist in a state level essay competition by the vice-president of India. District topper in English. Her crafts have been published by few online journals. Also selected by an international fashion magazine for an upcoming issue.
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A sensuous poem of passion and love by Monika, for Different Truths. Strip me naked of my guard Accept me as a retard Look me in the eyes in silence Beckon me into forever dalliance Don’t be afraid to cry, burn I promise I’ll take the next turn Let’s undress in calm movements Let’s take […]

Fleeting Time!

Durgesh Verma

Durgesh Verma

Durgesh Verma is working with the NGO, 'Sparsh...Touching Lives', at Varanasi, as a president. This year, he has participated in national workshops on 'Role of Higher Education in the Development of Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship in India' in Institute of Management Studies & 'Development Dialogue 2016' in Swatantrata Bhawan Auditorium, B.H.U., Varanasi. His compositions are published in the USA, Canada and Australia.
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A poem about death, by Durgesh, that sees life in harsh reality, for Different Truths. Fleeting time digs grave so deep. From the spade of pendulum which does sound like tick-tock. Sometimes we throw the pebbles of delusion into sediments of fate. Which leaves us speechless at the final end. When a fetus takes birth […]

Postcard from Nepal – Mount Kailash

Bruce Louis Dodson

Bruce Louis Dodson is an American expat living in Borlänge, Sweden, where he writes fiction and poetry. Some of his most recent work has appeared in: Foreign & Far Away – Writers Abroad Anthology,Sleeping Cat Books – Trip of a Lifetime Anthology, Northern Liberties Review, Pirene’s Fountain, Tic Toc, and Storm Cycle Anthologies - Kind of a Hurricane Press, Vine Leaves, and Cordite Poetry Review.

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An evocative poem that’s more like a prayer to Lord Shiva, by Bruce, for Different Truths. The climb is more than is imagined Higher than the Sherpas dare to go They say goodbye with friendly curiosity:                “Is life not hard enough?”           “Why why would you climb to Shiva’s feet?”           “There’s […]

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

Subhajit Sanyal

Subhajit Sanyal

Born in October, Subhajit is an open minded soul of 19. A son of Bengal, Subhajit belongs to a small town, Purulia. He has completed his schooling in 2015, May, when he begun scribbling as a hobby, affected by all that is happening in his surroundings. He is fond of reading, writing, music and photography, solely dedicated to writing and learning. He began writing by chance but now, is a wanderer by choice.
Subhajit Sanyal

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 […]

True Love, at Last!

Vatsala Radhakeesoon

Vatsala Radhakeesoon

Born in Mauritus, in1977, Vatsala Radhakeesoon has had a keen interest in poetry writing since a very young age. Her poems have been featured in local and international newspapers, magazines, journals and anthologies. Her first poetry book ‘When Solitude Speaks’ was published in 2013 on the approval of the Ministry of Arts and Culture (Mauritius). She is currently self-employed and continues to write poems in English, French, Kreol and Hindi.
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Here’s a soulful love poem by Vatsala, for Different Truths. Like an elegant knight he softly holds my hand, Lovingly, he imprints protective kisses on my forehead In contrast to my past- Scars and bruises left by mechanical love, all this is so different I touch the tropical greenness, O my God! This is real, On […]

Steal a Glance at the Sky

Martins Tommyson

Martins Tommyson

Martins started writing poems at the age of 18. HIs first poem was titled ''My journey of life'' which rationalised about the journey of Man till his last breath. He is a karate instructor living in Lagos, Nigeria.
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Here’s Martins’ nature poem and his invocation to the Sun, in this poem that operates at many layers, for Different Truths. Look! Hey, look up see the sun sitting still on the cloudy sky flaring on the days of worry and slitting through the sky; eyeballing on the earth with a beautiful smile and then gyring […]

Rantings of my Heart

Anoucheka Gangabissoon

Anoucheka Gangabissoon

Anoucheka Gangabissoon is a primary school educator in Mauritius.She writes poems and short stories on a wide range of subjects.She publishes regularly on online poetry sites and manages her own poetry blog.She has published a collection of poems in print, in her country, titled “Awakened Fancies.”
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An evocative protest poem, where Anoucheka and her heart converse about a cruel world, for Different Truths. Tell me, urged my heart Tell me why the world is so cruel Wars wave their mighty flags at us Poverty pulses proudly Crimes carry their own grim smiles Diseases scare death away Rights riot against the repressed And […]

A New Year Soiree

Neelam Dadhwal

Neelam Dadhwal

Neelam Dadhwal is a poet from Chandigarh, India. She has recently authored, ‘Footprints’, which deals with aspects of womanhood. Her poems has been published in Readomania, Indian Poetry Review, Literary Yard, Kritya, Muse India. The Unknown Pen and anthologies on women international, peace and humanity. She blogs at Prism of Joy.
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A poem dedicated to the New Year, in the Special Feature on New Year, exclusively in Different Truths. A night when ushers into new dawn tripping on the past without exhaustion, a momentary persuasion is life this does not ends, burning a bright flame our least possibilities, meagre circumstances sometimes in deep trench of ocean only we know […]

Virtual Reality: The Literature of Suspending Disbelief

Dr. Amit Shankar Saha

Dr. Amit Shankar Saha

Dr. Amit Shankar Saha is a professor in Seacom Skills University. He is also a short story writer and a poet. He did his PhD in English from Calcutta University. He has won the Poiesis Award for Excellence in Literature (Short Story-2015), Wordweavers Prize (Poetry-2011, Short story-2014), The Leaky Pot - Stranger than Fiction Prize (2014), Asian Cha – Void Poetry Prize (2014), Reuel Prize (Poetry, Shortlisted-2016). He is the co-founder of Rhythm Divine Poets group.
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‘Virtual Reality’ is a poetry anthology born out of interactions between eight poets (Aakash Sagar Chauhan, Anindita Bose, Daipayan Nair, Geethanjali Dilip, Gauri Dixit, Sunila Khemchandani, Fatima Afghan and Lily Swarn) in the virtual domain of Facebook. The launch of the book was held in Kolkata, on December 24, 2016, at Asutosh Birth Centenary Auditorium, Indian Museum. The chief guests at […]

Inverse World!

Sunila Khemchandani

Sunila Khemchandani

Sunila Khemchandani, a double graduate from India, now based in the Canary Islands, has several poems published in international English anthologies like Synthesis - Duet Anthology, Umbilical Cords, Aquarelle -Wall 6, Selfhood, etc. Her poems have been highly recommended. She’s a winner of the Reuel International prize for Writing and Literature, 2016, for fiction and best annual poet, 2008, in poetriesonline.com. Her anthology, ‘The Virtual Reality’ with seven poets awaits its release.
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Here’s a nonsense verse by Sunila, where everything is topsy-turvy. Head and legs change positions and the heart inverse the blood flow, for Different Truths. Imagine the heart to inverse All the blood would go to your legs Blood would reach all organs deprived Everything would be reversed Legs would be head and head the legs […]

Resurgence

Lopamudra Banerjee

Lopamudra Banerjee

Lopamudra Banerjee is a writer based in Dallas, USA. She is the co-editor of ‘Defiant Dreams: Tales of Everyday Divas’, published in collaboration with Incredible Women of India and Readomania. Her unpublished memoir Thwarted Escape has been First Place Category Winner at the Journey Awards 2014 hosted by Chanticleer Reviews. Her English translation of Rabindranath Tagore’s novella The Broken Home has been serially published at Café Dissensus. She is also an editor of Learning and Creativity.
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A voice that cannot be stifled, a protest that breaks shackles is the poetic voice of Lopamudra. Her protest poem envisions change. Here’s her firebrand poem for Different Truths. Every single day, we gulp down stones. Stones thrown, pelting on the Dalit, the untouchable mass, breathing on existential ashes. Every single day, pride of a Brahmin blood […]

The Sun-god at Mount Horeb

Martins Tommyson

Martins Tommyson

Martins started writing poems at the age of 18. HIs first poem was titled ''My journey of life'' which rationalised about the journey of Man till his last breath. He is a karate instructor living in Lagos, Nigeria.
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An evocative poem to Nature – a prayer to the Sun-god – showing the deep connect with the heavenly bodies in African culture by Martins, for Different Truths. Sun-god sitting still on Mount Horeb amidst the stark clouds, sweeping towards the swept open space between trees and pawing at white and dark fleshy flesh. Sun-god your […]

People Pleaser

Shalini Samuel

Shalini Samuel

Shalini Samuel hails from Kanyakumari. She graduated in IT (2006) and did her Masters in Computer Science from Noorul Islam College of Engineering (2008), Kanyakumari. She started writing as a blogger and composed poems that was published in International journals and anthologies. She has ventured into fiction and essays too. She authored a poetry collection ‘Singing Soul’. Her passions include photography, gardening and cooking. She is eager to learn and cherish all kinds of writing.
Shalini Samuel

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This poem operates at several levels. It’s about a person and India’s future. Shalini asks us to treat him Gently, with loving care. This poem, in Different Truths, transcends the individual realms deftly. Have you seen that lonely Indian man Disguised in colourful coats – the people pleaser Neither his friends knew, who he is. […]

Bangalore Literature Festival 2016: A Delicious December Treat!

Rachna Singh

Rachna is one of India’s leading Organizational Development and Gamification experts and has consulted with leading organizations extensively within the country and outside. She has worked with Tata Motors, Infosys and Dell Computers. She writes in the areas of humour, love and organizational development. Rachna is currently writing a tongue-in-cheek diary on her battle with cancer and counselling those grappling with the big C. Rachna’s humorous debut novel, ‘Dating, Diapers and Denial’ remained on the bestsellerstands for over a year.

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Well-known humourist-author, Rachna, gives us an insider’s view into the recently concluded two-day Bangalore Literary Festival (BLF) 2016. Her first session was a stand-up inspired by her new release, ‘Band, Bajaa, Boys!’ She had picked anecdotes from life in Allahabad and woven them into an interactive narrative. The audience was simply wonderful – the more they laughed, the more […]

The God Within

Geethanjali Dilip

Geethanjali Dilip

Geethanjali Dilip celebrates life through her soul's expression in poetry. Her first published anthology is 'Between Moms and Sons' co-authored with Aakash Sagar. She contributes poems to many online pages and communities in Facebook. Her pages on Facebook are Alcove ATMA and Geethatmaa. She heads Zone Francofone, a French Coaching/ Teaching center at Salem, India.
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Here’s an evocative poem by Geethanjali that operates at several layers – from the mundane to the sublime, in Different Truths. Breathe with me in your desire to imbibe the heaviness of having manifested! Come breathe in every pore that you have covered yourselves with, Layers of births and aeons that you incarnated as forests, raging […]

Oldest Pal (Palindrome Poem)

Shalini Samuel

Shalini Samuel

Shalini Samuel hails from Kanyakumari. She graduated in IT (2006) and did her Masters in Computer Science from Noorul Islam College of Engineering (2008), Kanyakumari. She started writing as a blogger and composed poems that was published in International journals and anthologies. She has ventured into fiction and essays too. She authored a poetry collection ‘Singing Soul’. Her passions include photography, gardening and cooking. She is eager to learn and cherish all kinds of writing.
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In this evocative verse, Shalini searches for the oldest pal, the comfort and joy of being with him, in Different Truths. the age old scroll unfolds itself, once again the vintage smell enthrals my soul I feel so possessive when my fingers move on it I try to read word by word, embossed letters smile the […]

When the Lies are Gone

Olaitan Maryam

Olaitan Maryam

Olaitan is a Nigerian. She is also a Student, Blogger, Sales Representative, Poet, Writer and an Essayist. Some of her poems have been published in anthologies, on webzines and blogs.
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An intense and powerful protest poem by Olaitan that explores ‘living shadows of truths’ and ‘pleasant tortures’, in Different Truths. The living shadows  Of truths visit The tombs Of our minds, And the pristine silence  Of their battered, starved And naked voices echo The joyful sorrow Of truth To the deadness Of our living ears… With […]

My World

Maya Khandelwal

Maya Khandelwal

Maya, happily married to writing, is a published author of three books- My favourite Mistake Ever, Just Zindagi and A Beautiful Mistake. She’s alsoco-authored I Am a Woman, a tribute to Kamala Das. She’s been a regular contributor at blogsand e- magazines like Womanatics, Bonbology, Learning and Creativity etc. A passionate lover of nature, she can commune with it for hours. Nature, in its various guises, enthrals her.
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As a poet, Maya, has the capacity to create a world that’s her own – away from the divisions and dissensions, the mundane existence. Here’s an evocative verse, in Different Truths. It’s a world of reasons,  arguments,  naked truths,  bitterness,  monotony,  satiety,  loves,  hates,  bitterness,  despair…  It’s world out there…  mundane to the core.  You can’t […]

Why fret for the Bygone Days

Shalini Samuel

Shalini Samuel

Shalini Samuel hails from Kanyakumari. She graduated in IT (2006) and did her Masters in Computer Science from Noorul Islam College of Engineering (2008), Kanyakumari. She started writing as a blogger and composed poems that was published in International journals and anthologies. She has ventured into fiction and essays too. She authored a poetry collection ‘Singing Soul’. Her passions include photography, gardening and cooking. She is eager to learn and cherish all kinds of writing.
Shalini Samuel

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The hardships, pain and agony of life, the iceberg of death, creates the need to escape from its clutches. Shalini achieves it, in this verse, in Different Truths. Yes I have floated on the iceberg of death Strange creatures I met where do you go, I ask the white clouds to faraway land they say I ask […]

The Costly Trade off!

Arindam Roy

Arindam Roy

Arindam Roy has 35 years experience in various newsrooms. He was the Managing Editor of a reputed Gurgaon-based Citizen Journalist portal and has held senior positions in several publications. As Correspondent and Bureau Chief, he has written extensively for Associated Press, Times of India, Hindustan Times and multiple news outlets. He has contributed 13 chapters to various publications. Of these, seven chapters were published in two Coffee Table Books, published by the Times Group. He is a co-author of a novel, Rivers Run Back that he penned with Joyce Yarrow. The novel was launched at the American Centre, New Delhi, on January 2015. He lives in Allahabad.
Arindam Roy

The adage, “Power corrupts absolute power corrupts absolutely,” is indeed true. Here’s the modus operandi of a senior bank manager – not all are like him – unscrupulous and wily. Tall and handsome Zafar had the charms of a devil. A white collared criminal, he was likable too. Arindam reveals the nexus of the high and the mighty, […]

Dedicated to all my Poet Friends

Durgesh Verma

Durgesh Verma

Durgesh Verma is working with the NGO, 'Sparsh...Touching Lives', at Varanasi, as a president. This year, he has participated in national workshops on 'Role of Higher Education in the Development of Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship in India' in Institute of Management Studies & 'Development Dialogue 2016' in Swatantrata Bhawan Auditorium, B.H.U., Varanasi. His compositions are published in the USA, Canada and Australia.
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Poems are the life and blood of the poets. In this verse that Durgesh dedicates to all his poet friends, he reviews the many virtues of poems, in Different Truths. Though my word expressions are not so poetic. Yet, I’m proceeding little steps to refine my confined thoughts. Muse of my mind are made for the […]

The Rule of Ego

Anoucheka Gangabissoon

Anoucheka Gangabissoon

Anoucheka Gangabissoon is a primary school educator in Mauritius.She writes poems and short stories on a wide range of subjects.She publishes regularly on online poetry sites and manages her own poetry blog.She has published a collection of poems in print, in her country, titled “Awakened Fancies.”
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Here’s an inward looking love poem by Anoucheka, for Different Truths. The verse examines the paradoxes of ego. She finds resolution in the ego that is often decried by one and all. I let Love go For Love showed itself as rough and tough Rude and rash Selfish and egocentric Arrogant and brutal Ugly and roguish […]