Potpourri

Potpourri

Friends: The Precious Wealth that Money Cannot Buy!

Reading Time: 6 minutesFriends are an inestimable treasure. Age difference, generation gap etc. are not a bar; friendship is the meeting of two minds and hearts that understand, love and accepts each other non-judgementally. Shernaz talks about friends and friendship, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Friendship is a garden of many hued flowers nurtured with […]

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Three Facts about International Friendship Day

Reading Time: 2 minutesThough July 30 is the official International Friendship Day (IFD), according to the United Nations, the majority of the countries across the world celebrate this day on the first Sunday in the month of August each year including the United States. Ritambhara tells us three facts about IFD. We, in Different Truths, wish Happy Friendship […]

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Five Fears that we must Understand!

Reading Time: 5 minutesFear that is birthed by doubts, suspicions, distrust of the other, misunderstandings and ignorance is the xenophobic roar within…. It sees foes where there are none and can translate into acts of divisiveness and terrorism. It is the embryo of violent ethnic cleansing, bigotry, anti-secular mind sets, disruptive societies and lynching mobs. Shernaz talks of […]

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I Rant in the Name of the Time

Reading Time: 4 minutesTauseef is not here to make a victim’s cry for the fading sense of ownership in his country. He is also not here to play the argumentative Indian. Here’s an inward gaze by the author and his threat perceptions as a minority, exclusively in Different Truths. Don’t worry! You don’t need to keep your mutton […]

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Saying yes Always? Say no too!

Reading Time: 6 minutesBeing compliant at the drop of a hat is a metaphor for ‘I am a door mat, walk all over me with your dirty feet.’ We need to exit this club of ‘people pleasers’ in a hurry and put back the word ‘no’ in our personal interactions. Shernaz dwells on the art of saying no, […]

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The Magic for My Soul

Reading Time: 2 minutesFarheen is a moon lover. Her endless monologues with the moon made her realise that her secrets are well-guarded. A selenophile, she likes all the eight phases of the moon. Her communion with the moon holds the magic of her soul. Read more about it, exclusively in Different Truths. How Oscar Wilde rightly said, “I think it’s […]

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Prayer: A Unifying Force

Reading Time: 6 minutesShernaz dwells on the issue of prayers for all, theist, atheist, deist or agnostic. She eruditely reasons that prayer is synonymous with poetry, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. After the deadly terror attack near British Parliament on 22nd March this year, writer Laurie Penn’s tweet received flak that left her flummoxed! What […]

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My Adhaar Experience

Reading Time: 3 minutesSusmita shares her experience of a visit to the Adhaar card office, in Kolkata. The ennui and disinterestedness of the employees match the squalor and rot all around. Here’s a tongue-in-cheek account, a Different Truths exclusive. Yes, my birthright and strong patriotic feeling urged me to get an Adhaar card. I wished to deepen my […]

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Gayathri had a Story to tell…

Reading Time: 3 minutesStrange are the twists and turns of life. A doctor, who had built a clinic, was being dispossessed of it by his sister, informed Gayathri. Life had a pleasant surprise for her though, says Bina, in the regular column, exclusively in Different Truths. I was at our family doctor’s clinic waiting for my turn. I […]

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The Ripple Effect of Kindness

Reading Time: 6 minutesShernaz talks about the act of kindness, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. After a small exchange on WhatsApp, a friend asked me “Are you short-tempered?” I denied it. Then more than once my sisters pointed out that I often snap impatiently at them. It set me thinking about the dichotomy of my […]

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