Literature

Literature

Child Labour

Reading Time: 1 minuteA poem about social awareness and a protest against employing a child as a labour, by Sarala, exclusively for Different Truths. Carrying heavy loads on their tender heads going through unbearable pains on their weak shoulders and necks stooping down, bent, disfigured with hardly anything to eat except the throwaway by the rich aside   These […]

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Self-Love and Thomas Hardy: Sue Submits to a Vindictive God, a Reflection of Her Bad Father – VI

Reading Time: 5 minutesA shadowy bad parent haunts Jude the Obscure, linking three generations of Fawleys. Each generation executes a death sentence in the name of the parents. Sue interprets her children’s deaths as a sign of divine punishment for her wicked union with Jude. Sue submits herself to a vindictive God, a reflection of her bad father, […]

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A Remarkable Horizontal Vastness and a Rare Vertical Depth in the Poetry of Basudeb Chakraborti – IV

Reading Time: 6 minutesBasudeb Chakraborti’s poetry has a remarkable horizontal vastness and a rare vertical depth. His poetry concerns itself with all the essential aspects of life and one feels the imprint of his originality of thought and expression. The riches of experience that he brings to bear invest his poetry with the authenticity of feeling and variety […]

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My Service to Mankind

Reading Time: 1 minute In this verse, Ashok tells us about his commitment as a poet and a person, exclusively for Different Truths. I woke up for humanity  I walk and walk for peace  I learn from my knowledge  I believe in non-violence    I work for my humble brains  I write for society welfare  I teach for brotherhood  […]

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Reetwika Banerjee: Five Books, Three Films, 13 Awards makes her a Young Achiever

Reading Time: 8 minutesReetwika Banerjee, a columnist with Different Truths, is a young achiever. She has won 13 awards for her five books and three films. T Mukherjee interviews her, exclusively for Different Truths. TM: Tell us about yourself, Reetwika Banerjee. RB: I am a professional Cyber Security expert and I aim to be a face of women in […]

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The Story of Tea Strainers

Reading Time: 3 minutesTea strainers can be traced back to the Chinese who developed bamboo strainers to remove wet tea leaves from a clay pot, in the 10th century BC. But it wasn’t until the 17th century that tea made its way from China into the drawing rooms of the British gentry. With its entry into British culture […]

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The Caste of Cars

Reading Time: 2 minutesHere’s a social commentary and protest through the caste of cars, by Elsy, exclusively for Different Truths. Cars are moulded in many casts, and they have their castes too. Some are upper caste, some middle, and some lower. Some are sleek in style, some hefty, some hatchback. Left-hand drives are there, so are, right-hand drives. […]

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In the Absence of God

Reading Time: 2 minutesAn intense live poem by Ayub, exclusively for Different Truths. It was the secret you told me, I had faith in it too, That your heart is a trustee of the delicate mystery, You told that He always Breathes in us, Sees to us, Listens to us, And He is the bystander, He is the […]

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Self-Love and Thomas Hardy: Conflicts of Sue Understood through Definition of Melancholia by Freud – V

Reading Time: 5 minutesFreud’s definition of melancholia (depression) describes many of Sue’s conflicts: “a profoundly painful dejection, cessation of interest in the outside world, loss of the capacity to love, inhibition of all activity, and a lowering of the self-regarding feelings to a degree that finds utterance in self-reproaches and self-reviling, and culminates in a delusional expectation of […]

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An Insight into the Psyche of the Modern Man in the Poems of Basudeb Chakraborti – III

Reading Time: 5 minutesBasudeb Chakraborti’s poems, on loneliness, offer mature insight into the psyche of the modern man.  In his poem, ‘Love to be a Loner’, he declares:  “A life of complete fulfilment I do not desire”, but he is also aware that if he wants to enjoy the space for tomorrow, he will have to transcend his ‘complacency’ and […]

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