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The Chosen Family

Reading Time: 3 minutesSuveera tells us how her family-of-friends became her family in a distant land in Hong Kong, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. I still remember very clearly how five years ago, we tried to gather our life and packed it into four suitcases,  bid teary goodbyes to our families back home in Delhi […]

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Bangkok: As You Like It!

Reading Time: 4 minutes  Ruchira takes us on a trip to Bangkok, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. “You will find Bangkok a lot like older parts of New Delhi,” the guy at the travel agency had told me while booking my trip to Thailand. Later, I discovered that he was right.  On a warm October […]

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A Sprinkling of Joy

Reading Time: 3 minutesNisha, our helper, is like thousands of other women, who have left behind their home and families in their countries, to seek a better future for themselves and their loved ones. Foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong, come from the Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Nepal amongst others. They step out of their home countries […]

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Padma Shri Sardar Gurcharan Singh: Father of Studio Pottery in India

Reading Time: 3 minutesSumita profiles Ceramicist Sardar Gurcharan Singh, a Padma Shri recipient, who pioneered the Delhi Blue Art Pottery, which later became the Delhi Blue Pottery Trust. Read more about the great artist, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. In a subcontinent where the traditions of pottery have passed down the generations almost unchanged from […]

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Put Life into Your Years

Reading Time: 3 minutesA couple of days back, we went for a picnic, to a picturesque country park. One of many in Hong Kong. We set base on top of a hill, where it was particularly windy. It is intriguing how in a relaxed atmosphere, the child trapped within us escapes. Before long we were all infected by […]

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The Last Visit of Rabindranath Tagore and the Continuum of his Legacy in Allahabad – III

Reading Time: 3 minutesHere’s the third and concluding part of the three-part article on Tagore and his Allahabad connection. Arindam suggests that the Central/State governments need to act and help preserve the Allahabad legacy of Tagore, exclusively in Different Truths. In 1935, at the age of 74 Tagore came to Allahabad for the last time with his musical […]

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Amma Meri, a Bold Film, Exposes the Bitter Truth of Agrarian India

Reading Time: 5 minutesHere’s an exclusive interview, by Mahima, of the independent writer-director Tarun Jain whose short film, Amma Meri, has got the honour to be screened at the IFFI, Goa. A thought-provoking film on how aging elders of the family are pushed to the margins. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Mother is the pivot […]

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The First Step

Reading Time: 3 minutesMotivation comes easy in Hong Kong. People take time out to exercise and work on their health. Every region has its own swimming pools and sports clubs and they are put to good use by the residents, says Suveera, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. The pleasant chill in the air is just […]

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Tagore and the Indian Press: Chintamani Babu Acted like a Friend, not a Businessman – II

Reading Time: 2 minutesTagore sent his emissaries to Babu Chintamani Ghosh with a request to make some arrangement for the benefit of Vishwa Bharati. At that time Tagore was in Colombo. Tagore had promised that he would abide by whatever decision Chintamani Babu took. Chintamani Babu didn’t think like a businessman but like a true friend and advised […]

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Anger in the City

Reading Time: 3 minutesMovies we do not like are banned, paintings that we do not fancy are not exhibited. Authors who do not mirror out thoughts are banished from countries. Newspapers shut down and even people killed in road rage. It’s all getting a bit too much. Suveera asks why this intolerance, in the weekly column, exclusively in […]

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