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Love at First Sight with Kuala Lumpur

Reading Time: 5 minutesKuala Lumpur is where Asia melts into a brilliant rhythm of people, sounds, cultures, cuisines, lifestyles, architectures, and incredible nature. The city itself is another bustling urban hub full of busy days and people getting through sweaty and sunny days to work and home. What’s not lost is the humane approach to life through all […]

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Malayali Weddings: Simple Low-Key Affairs

Reading Time: 4 minutesMalayali weddings are utterly devoid of all the pomp and fanfare that mark lavish Punjabi / Sikh/Bania weddings. These are summed up as Band Baaja Baraati. At a Malayali wedding there is neither loud music nor dancing, no mehendi, and sangeet, which are almost Sine Qua Non for weddings in northern parts of the country, […]

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Life is Short and the World is Wide

Reading Time: 3 minutesHong Kong in that sense is conveniently located, with its proximity to so many beautiful cities just a couple of hours away.  From Cambodia, Bali to Vietnam and Thailand…all can be accessed on a long extended weekend. Discovery Bay, with its predominantly expat population, becomes very quiet during holidays with almost everyone leaving for a vacation, […]

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The Lie That Cambridge Analytica can Sway FB Indians: 90 percent of Personal Data are Fake

Reading Time: 5 minutesFB boasts it can influence more than half the human population. Maybe. But not all the personal data of 2 billion human beings locked in FB is authentic data. That is because human beings lie to friends more often than they tell the truth. A week of revelations about Cambridge Analytica’s use of data harvested […]

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Women Achievers Inspire Us to Fight Against all Odds

Reading Time: 5 minutesAs we look into the lives of the women achievers who could overcome extreme situations and hurdles of life against all obstacles, we are forced to mull over reasons why we brood over being women instead of taking a right call as a confident woman. We don’t know how many of us know the real-life […]

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That Old Lady in the Plaza

Reading Time: 3 minutesOne in three elderly in Hong Kong aged 65 and over are living in poverty. They spend the remaining of their lives, looking through trash that we throw, trying to salvage something out of it and make money, says Suveera, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. I gaze at her as she moves […]

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Dubai, a Young City, is Future Perfect

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe most remarkable sight is being able to see women and men walk with a feeling of safety and assurance at any hour of the night or day and not be worried about theft or abuse of a person or personal belongings. Rina talks about her relationship with Dubai where she lived with her husband […]

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Prayers and Hope: A Severe Outbreak of Flu in Hong Kong

Reading Time: 3 minutesHong Kong is an overpopulated, crowded place where people are closely packed together for lack of space. Add to that high humidity levels, and it is the perfect breeding ground for viruses. It witnessed one of the worst ever outbreaks of Flu, says, Suveera, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. It feels like […]

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A Life Coach Reveals the Secrets of Happiness

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn spite of high-stress levels at work, Rachana Gupta rarely experienced Monday blues. People around her were intrigued. But, over a period of time fancy designations, income, awards, none of it made her happy anymore. A strong urge to share the secrets of happiness inspired her to bid adieu to a corporate career. Mahima picks […]

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Calcutta Cameo: Of Fetidness and Joy!

Reading Time: 3 minutesHumourist Soumya presents two snapshots of Calcutta as he saw it, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. During a recent visit to my hometown – the city that defies definition, a couple of scenes, framed by the rattling windows of the city’s cacophonic local buses, stay frozen in my mind. The first was […]

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