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Festival Lights in Singapore, Blotting History, Stoned to Study, Lost and Found

Reading Time: 3 minutesShail talks of four news, in the last week, in her regular column. Diwali-themed trains, a station and five buses in Singapore to run until October 31. Taj Mahal is being communalised by a BJP MLA, supports UP government to remove it from the booklet on tourism. Northern Michigan University is offering a marijuana-focused degree […]

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A Man in a Cage

Reading Time: 3 minutes  Suveera tells us of a man living in a cage in the old part of Hong Kong, his struggle, strife, and victory, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Liu is a happy man. His petite frame defies his strength. Every single day I see him transporting heavy boxes on his handheld trolley, […]

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Of Tragedies and Human Bonding.

Reading Time: 4 minutesBig tragedies bring out the best in human beings. The nameless-faceless mass of people offers their resourcefulness. This is what is so significantly remarkable. Their altruism goes beyond them even as they themselves may be at risk. Yet they offer it all – kindness in adversity, unmatched improvisations and support to survive. How one even […]

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Our Opinion about Kashmir Changed!

Reading Time: 4 minutesWe are often conditioned by our biases and prejudices. This is what Soumya felt during a visit to Kashmir. A different shade of writing from our humourist, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. A few years back, we had gone for a family vacation to Kashmir. We had the usual apprehension that the […]

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Backpack to One of the Oldest and Charming Cities of India

Reading Time: 3 minutesKolkata-based Soma tells us about a backpacking trip to Varanasi and Saranath, exclusively in Different Truths. Well, it’s an easy guess – Varanasi! That evening I checked my watch umpteen times as if it would help me time travel and catch the train for which I was running late. My manager had taken a virtual […]

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Mind and Muscle

Reading Time: 3 minutesHong Kong is the world’s tallest city. The iconic buildings that dot the skyline of this wonderful city are by no means second-fiddle to its natural beauty. Each one is unique and standing tall in reverence and saluting the mind and muscle and the caliber of the people who engineered it. This picture of perfection […]

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Reclaiming Pink: The Story of Sampat Pal and her Gulabi Gang

Reading Time: 4 minutesPayel profiles Sampat Pal Devi and the lathi wielding Gulabi Gang that stood up against violence and other wrongs perpetrated by husbands, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Twelve-year-old Sampat Pal Devi was married off to a much older man in Banda district of UP.  Too young to protest, she succumbed to the […]

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Happy Birthday Dalai Lama

Reading Time: 3 minutesBorn on a straw mat in a cowshed to a farmer’s family, little Lhamo Thondup was recognised as the 14th Dalai Lama, in 1939. He was rechristened as Tenzin Gyatso, on being recognised as the Dalai Lama. On July 6, 2017, he turns 82. Eswar profiles His Holiness, in the regular column. Different Truths wishes […]

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Velu had a Dream

Reading Time: 4 minutesBina profiles Velu, who paid no heed to the ridicule about his buck teeth from other children. His hard work and sincerity helped him climb up the social ladder. Here’s the inspiring story of the simple village lad, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Velu was the cook’s son in my husband’s ancestral home. […]

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Indian Spice in Moscow: Love and Time

Reading Time: 3 minutesJeeva opened his first spice market in Moscow over fourteen years ago, when he was a student importing bags of curry and turmeric in his luggage. The spices he imported and sold were known to foreign diplomats, some of his first and most loyal customers, desperate for a taste of home in a country where many foods are […]

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