Opinion

Opinion

Does Diversity of India Require Structural Changes to Manage Ethnic and Religious Tussles?

The Indian party system is more or less based on the caste system and religious affiliations; political parties tend to support their ethnic and religious affiliations/ideology, thus creating an ‘ethnic/religious rift’ in society. This rift in society often takes the forms of ethnic and communal conflict. Our Editor-at-Large. Amit, takes a hard look at the […]

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Why the Hullabaloo about Beef Consumption and Religious Identity in India?

The underlying reason, of course, is that it is easier to stick to ritualistic beliefs to cement the postulates of our identities rather than make a sincere endeavour to make a personal analysis of the philosophical edifices on which a religious identity stands. Beef consumption has succeeded in polarising the entire discourse. Nearly half a […]

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Two Sides of a Woman: Rebellion and Submission

By subverting our politically inclined feminism, boys exploited us even further by a pretend admiration for the fact that we were breaking taboos that made us, in fact, more available to them. Of course, when you are young, stupid, and thoroughly confused by your rampant sexuality, which suddenly makes you ‘popular’, you can’t see this. […]

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Prayer: A Unifying Force

Shernaz dwells on the issue of prayers for all, theist, atheist, deist or agnostic. She eruditely reasons that prayer is synonymous with poetry, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. After the deadly terror attack near British Parliament on 22nd March this year, writer Laurie Penn’s tweet received flak that left her flummoxed! What […]

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Hairy Lesbians, Man-Hating Women, Rabid Feminists and Other Weirdos!

Payal takes a hard look at either side of feminism, with its various colours and hues. Her bold, erudite, tongue-in-cheek approach makes us pause and think. Read more about it, in her weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. It’s not a surprise that not just men but women as well apply pejorative terms to Feminists. […]

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Shaming the National Bird is like Smearing Mud on Your Face: Jaago Indians, Jaago!

Delhi-based freelance journalist, Mahima, makes an ardent appeal to stop cracking jokes and shaming the National Bird. Why give so much space to such petty and insignificant incident (read news), when burning issues are being swept under the carpet? A Different Truths exclusive.  CBSE board results are out and many memes are doing the rounds, […]

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The Choice to Eat: Restrict it to Your Platter, no Blood Splatter Please!

In the wake of the Kerala Beef Fest row in early May, Mahima, an animal lover, urges us to restrict the food on our platter and avoid blood splatter, in a soulful appeal, exclusively in Different Truths. My esteemed readers, before you begin to read this opinion piece, I would like to tell you a […]

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Spirituality is…

Bina talks about spirituality and many myths, biases, and prejudices surrounding it. Here’s her opinion piece, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. I met a lady the other day, who spoke about spirituality.  I was surprised when she was critical of people acquiring degrees or spending money. She believed if a person dressed […]

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PC meets PM: So will Dhoti-clad Society decide if Priyanka Chopra did a Leg-show?

Delhi-based journalist, Mahima, lambasts the patriarchal mindset about how Priyanka Chopra should have dressed while meeting the PM Narendra Modi, in Berlin, on Tuesday. An exclusive on Different Truths. When a strong woman is out in open to challenge the world, the world mostly infested with a patriarchal mindset, in turn, tries to put her […]

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The Communication of Identity

We tend to unconsciously construct identities of ourselves but also form identities of other groups who we identify as different from through communication, based on stereotypes. These stereotypes or prejudices act as barriers towards successful intercultural communication. Seattle-based Chhavi examines the communication of identity issues, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. “Culture is […]

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