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Coal Miners and the Canary

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Coal was used as a common fuel in homes and it also energised the steam engines. Ashok travels from lumps of coals to coal mines. He finds that the canary, sensitive to toxic gases in the coal mines, saved their lives. The relationship of canary and coal miners has many layers. It saddens the writer-artist, who tells us […]


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Different Truths!

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The Truth is not absolute. In the era of information explosion, there are many ways, many truths. The Truth is not just the cardinal principles laid down by theology or scriptures. Here Anita explores layers of truths. She postulates the soul of this webzine, Different Truths. They say, ‘Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.’   […]


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‘Swachh Bharat’ and Elections

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Swachh Bharat is a dream project of the Prime Minister. In Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, such projects exist only on paper. Electoral politics is very different from noble projects of the Centre.  Here’s a report.   In his Independence Day speech last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was eloquent in making the masses understand the importance of […]


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Superwoman and the Fourth Wave of Feminism

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Ratan examines the emergence of Superwoman and the fourth wave of feminism, in a historical perspective. The New Woman has to strive very hard to establish her identity in the oppressive patriarchal system. In her book, Super Woman Syndrome, Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz describes women as excelling both in career and family. But recently in science fiction and comics Superwoman emerges […]


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It’s all in the Genes!

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Champa recounts a true bedtime story about her mother. Many years later, the wheel turns full circle. Here’s an engrossing personal story by a wonderful storyteller. This is a story about a small town girl and her pet. This girl was different from her other three sisters. The sisters were happy to get married at early ages. […]


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Is Pen Mightier or Paper Dead!

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Here the writer reminisces about pen. He is anguished that in this paper free era, pen has become redundant. Bygone is the day when we can stick to the famous words of Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton, ‘Pen is mightier than the sword’. Everyone knows and feels that ‘pen and paper’ bond is a priceless one. You feel naturally creative […]


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A Simple Durga Puja Far from the Maddening Crowd

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Far from the madding crowd and the razzmatazz of Kolkata, where Durga Puja, or any other puja, is more about pomp and show, the reporter Mallika’s sister visited Gorjangal, on the outskirts of Shantiniketan. Here’s a report. For most of us in Kolkata, the joy of pandal hopping is enhanced manifold by the razzmatazz and several thousands of […]


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Restoring Allahabad’s Glory

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Sanchaari Allahabad, a social initiative, organised a three-day event, earlier this  month, between November 13 and 15. It brought together the literati and the glitterati, discussing literature, showcasing select writers and staging a play. This group aims at restoring the glory of Allahabad. Here’s a report. Sanchaari’s third event, Allahabad Sanskritik Parv 2015, showcased the various literary and cultural flavours […]


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Fusion Style: Break to Make!

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Break established rules. But, remember to do it cautiously. Different Truth’s stylist Susmita takes cue from Krishna. How he broke rules and endeared himself by being the charming naughty boy. Here, she gives invaluable tips on how to dress differently.  Someone once asked why Lord Krishna charms us all. Well, he broke the established norms and rules. The Natkhat (naughty) child in […]


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What is Life Coaching?

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  Nita is an ‘Internationally Certified Life Coach’, with clients in India and abroad. She specialises in coaching people about their thought processes and works with their belief systems. She believes that everyone is capable of tapping into the universal energy and using it to their advantage. Nita is one of our Agony Aunts. She will reply […]


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