Potpourri

Potpourri

Saying yes Always? Say no too!

Being 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

Farheen 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

Shernaz 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

Susmita 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…

Strange 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

Shernaz 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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In the age of Postcards

Souma remembers the romance of letters (snail mail these days) and misses its enigma in the era of advanced technology, exclusively in Different Truths. I was in class three when I was introduced to postcards. I still remember that yellowish card with a tiger face as the stamp at top right corner. Six nos. of […]

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Velu had a Dream

Bina profiles Velu, who paid no heed to the ridicule about his buck teeth from other children. His hard work and sincerity helped him climb up the social ladder. Here’s the inspiring story of the simple village lad, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Velu was the cook’s son in my husband’s ancestral home. […]

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Be the Best you can!

Success, failure, happiness are often misunderstood. It’s never too late to discover one’s true talent. Age is just a number. Shernaz analyses these concepts, in her weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. If you can’t be the highway, then just be a trail; If you can’t be the sun, be a star; It isn’t by […]

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Awakening to Every Breath

Awareness means being awake to every breath, thought, and action. We become unbiased and more receptive, learning to recognise all as a part of our self. We start to perceive our commonality as, the fact that we are all shimmering filaments of the same Universal Energy, permeates consciousness. Shernaz takes an inward journey, realising the immense […]

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