Potpourri

Potpourri

How the Ancient Mariner Lost his Albatross

Reading Time: 4 minutesHere’s a story within a story from Soumya, in a genre different from humour, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. He wasn’t that ancient really, being a well preserved old sailor, and he did not have to hold me with his glittering eye, as his tales of exotic places around the world were […]

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Self-acceptance: A Realistic and Subjective Understanding of our Worth

Reading Time: 5 minutesSelf-acceptance can be nurtured. It is not anybody’s exclusive property. The first step towards promoting self-healing is to be self-compassionate. Cultivating this compassion, helps us to like ourselves and eventually accept those parts that we have erroneously striven to hide or hate, writes Shernaz, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. The loving acknowledgment […]

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The Winged Chair and Champagne

Reading Time: 3 minutesSuveera shares the plastic joys of a Diwali party in Hong Kong, in her weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. It’s a beautiful day. Perfect for the cup of coffee that has been beckoning me for the past few minutes. I pick it up and just as I’m able to enjoy it at my favourite […]

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The Silver Bowl

Reading Time: 2 minutesRuchira reminisces about a silver set for a cousin’s wedding, many moons ago, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Looking back now, I am inclined to believe it was merely a whim of a middle aged woman. However, little did she imagine that her idea would snowball into a big issue, causing heart […]

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Three Strategies on how to Subterfuge Stress in the Modern World

Reading Time: 3 minutesRithambara tells us the three things we need to do to subterfuge stress in our lives, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Building pliancy or resilience has nothing to do with veneering over tough times and purporting they didn’t happen; it’s about coping with them and finding out ways that allow bouncing back […]

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An Ode to Hinglish

Reading Time: 2 minutesLanguages evolve and transform with time and usage (read misuse and abuse too). Ruchira tells us about the advent of Hinglish, a new kind of lingo, where English has a smattering of Hindi, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.  “Yaar, I have pataod the chick; maaroed money from my dad to treat her […]

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My Jigsaw Fairy

Reading Time: 5 minutes  Tooth Fairy or not, a fairy guided Shernaz through the jigsaw puzzle of life. Read more about it in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. When I lost my first milk tooth, I was told to wrap it, put it under my pillow, and make a wish for the tooth fairy to grant. […]

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Boys Do Not Cry!

Reading Time: 3 minutesIn a different flavor, humourist Soumya talks about what made him cry, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. This is one maxim that made life difficult for me. Long before it was macho and cool for men to be in touch with their emotions and not being afraid to show sensitivity, I had […]

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Three Reasons why you should Inculcate a Habit of Reading

Reading Time: 3 minutesRitambhara tells us the benefits of inculcating a habit of reading, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Way back, in the early 90s, as a child, I was given a task by my father to visit the library every weekend and read some books of my interest. On having completed the task, he […]

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Ganesha in my Life

Reading Time: 3 minutesOften, Anumita forgot to join her palms in prayers. It was more of a discussion rather than a prayer. These talk sessions never failed. Here’s a candid account of her relationship with Ganesha, as a special feature. A Different Truths exclusive. “Go tell Ganesha,” said Ma. I was five and was going to a new […]

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