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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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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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The Year of the Dog: Chinese New Year 2018

Reading Time: 3 minutesWe celebrated Chinese New Year yesterday (Friday, Feb 16). Legend has it that ‘Nian’, a monster used to terrorise the people of a village. Everyone would leave their houses to go to safer grounds, before the monster’s annual visit. However one night, a wise old man decided to stay and confront it. It’s year of […]

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The Bridge across the Oceans

Reading Time: 4 minutesIt is a concern for most expats, with increasing number of people finding employment overseas, it’s a continuous endeavor to strike a balance between aging parents back home, and the promise of a new land. A struggle between the three generations feels Suveera. She talks about the balance between various relationships, in the weekly column, […]

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Beauteous Sunset at Kanyakumari, the Southernmost Tip of India

Reading Time: 4 minutesRuchira takes us to Kanyakumari, where the waters to two seas mingle with an ocean, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Mahatma Gandhi had once remarked about Kanyakumari, “…this is no port of calls for vessels. Like the Goddess, the waters around are virgin.”  Decades later his words ring true. Indeed Kanyakumari, or the erstwhile […]

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The Future is Smiling in Hong Kong, the Jewel of Asia

Reading Time: 5 minutesSuveera began penning the Hong Kong Diary, a weekly column, in 2017. She glances back at the close of the year and tells us what life has been in the Far East. Her gaze is focussed in the future too, with her wish list. Read more in the Special Feature, exclusively in Different Truths. The year 2018 is […]

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Looking Back, Looking Forward: In the Twilight of a Year-end and a New Year

Reading Time: 4 minutesOur Editor-in-Chief, Arindam, and the entire Different Truths Team celebrate the twilight of a year-end and a New Year. Here’s a three-day long Special Feature, exclusively in Different Truths. Or say that the end precedes the beginning, And the end and the beginning were always there Before the beginning and after the end. ~ Burnt […]

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Embrace the Spirit of Travel when you cannot get Away!

Reading Time: 4 minutesTravel is a state of mind, other than the journey. Mahima tells us how she was bitten by the travel bug. She tells us how to prepare for a getaway, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.  There have been times when I have over-burdened myself with work and responsibilities. And then came the […]

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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: 5 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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