Potpourri

Potpourri

Bring Me a Book

Reading Time: 3 minutesSuveera takes us on a pleasurable journey into the world of books and reading, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Have you ever felt so involved in a book that you feel an inexplicable sadness when you turn the last page?  When you purposely avoid reading the book… just like you distance yourself […]

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The Lie That Cambridge Analytica can Sway FB Indians: 90 percent of Personal Data are Fake

Reading Time: 5 minutesFB boasts it can influence more than half the human population. Maybe. But not all the personal data of 2 billion human beings locked in FB is authentic data. That is because human beings lie to friends more often than they tell the truth. A week of revelations about Cambridge Analytica’s use of data harvested […]

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Instead of Laughing at Others Mould Yourself

Reading Time: 4 minutesLaughter relaxes and rejuvenates us. But, should we laugh at others? Ruchira tells us how the brutality of the society is exposed when they make fun of and laugh at others. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. “Laughter is the best medicine,” goes the old adage. Everybody laughs while enjoying a […]

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Tyger! Tyger! Burning Bright

Reading Time: 4 minutesHumourist Soumya narrates a real-life incident of tiger watching, in a different genre, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. The tiger, I had come to the conclusion, was a mythical beast. Years of tramping up to its supposed haunt on days spent peering out of car windows, open jeeps, elephant backs and machans on freezing […]

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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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