Potpourri

Potpourri

Three Ways Decluttering Helps

Reading Time: 3 minutesClutter is not just physical stuff, its old ideas, toxic relationships and bad habits. Clutter is anything that does not support your better self”. Let us have a look at three ways de-cluttering helps, be it with regard to relationships, physical stuff or bad habits, opines Ritambhara, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. […]

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Modi vs. Modi, From Chicken Soup to Indian Marriage Vows, Alone on Valentine, Pumpisthan the Evil Eye

Reading Time: 3 minutesNirav Modi, in connivance with bank officials and political masters, left a $1.8 billion hole in Punjab National Bank’s books. Taxpayers will have to bear the brunt of this loot. A self-confessed feminist and an author of chicken soup books, Marci felt that Indian women are more empowered; she renewed her wedding vows in Madurai. […]

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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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Offensive Song Sung in Muslim Marriages for Ages

Reading Time: 4 minutesAsked what she felt being declared the ‘National Crush’ after winking to glory and fame, Priya Prakash Varrier expressed happiness: “I feel so happy to be loved by so many people.” Little did she know the “fringe” was waiting to invade, raise a couple of eyebrows of their own! Here’s a report for Different Truths.   […]

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V-DAY is Alien to our Culture: Dating has no Equivalent in Indian Languages

Reading Time: 3 minutesGrowing up in India, many born before the millennial years did not need a V-Day to express love, get tied. It was so much more peaceful. The flirting was year-round and there was no particular day to date. Dating itself was alien, and still is. The British, who ruled India for a couple of centuries, […]

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Feel the Jail, Ice Chunks Fall from Skies, Temple Idol Goes Savvy, Shikkari Shambu Sued

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Telangana prison department runs the unique jail tourism programme called ‘Feel the Jail’ where anyone can stay for 24 hours inside the Sangareddy Prison, built during the Nizam era in 1796. An icy ball which fell on a Haryana village that was suspected to be an extra-terrestrial object was frozen human waste leaked from […]

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Losing Out the Loved Ones…

Reading Time: 7 minutesLife is about moving on. Hemashri shares the transient world of love and affection, working in different offices, in the inward-looking realisation. Here’s the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. She looked resplendent in bright yellow silk saree! She presented her Ph.D. thesis. God was perhaps having a relaxed day while creating her! She was […]

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Cakes or Kebabs: We owe it to the Alien Cultures

Reading Time: 4 minutesRuchira tells us how the composite Indian culture developed synergizing with other cultures, which the jingoists prefer to call alien, something that is corrupting the pure Hindu culture. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. This has been going on for quite a while. Might go out of hand anytime soon.   We […]

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What it is to be a Wife of a Geologist!

Reading Time: 3 minutesHere’s a tongue-in-cheek account by Dr. Preeti about what it’s to be a geologist’s wife. A humourous account of a rocky relationship, exclusively for Different Truths.   “Civilisation exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.” ~ Will Durant An army wife is called a ‘Braveheart’ but a geologist’s wife is called a ‘Stone-heart’. She […]

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Political Kite Flying, App Looking at the Big Picture, Child-Friendly Police Station, Mice Have a Field Day

Reading Time: 3 minutesNarendra Modi and Benjamin Netanyahu, two PMs, bond over kite-flying at Sabarmati Ashram and they paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi. The App WeCroak is born of Bhutanese folklore saying that to be happy, one ought to contemplate death five times a day. A police station in Kerala serves as a clinic for children too. A pair of mice […]

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