Relationship & Lifestyle

Relationship & Lifestyle

Celebrity Marriages are ending: Is the Media Evil?

Why are we becoming a society of stalkers? Why is the media feeding us personal stories of celebrities? It is a question we all need to ask ourselves. We are all guilty of relishing in the negative news about celebrities. Nikita takes a hard look at the media, rather a section of it that aggravates […]

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The Communication of Identity

We tend to unconsciously construct identities of ourselves but also form identities of other groups who we identify as different from through communication, based on stereotypes. These stereotypes or prejudices act as barriers towards successful intercultural communication. Seattle-based Chhavi examines the communication of identity issues, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. “Culture is […]

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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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Life is a Blessing when Four Mothers are there to Nurture!

Anumita pays tribute to her mother and mother-in-law, whom she calls Ma, and two mother figures on the occasion of Mother’s Day. She also tells about the person who started Mother’s Day and how, later, she spent every ounce of her energy to undo it, sad with its commercialisation. Read about these splendid women, as […]

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Gori Bahu: An Indian Obsession for Fair-skinned Brides

Fair skinned brides are an archetype of the Indian society. Everyone wants a Gori Bahu (fair daughter-in-law). From trophy wives to the beauty industry, fairness creams and soaps dominate with a large market share. Nikita analyses why this obsession with light coloured skin in our country, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. India […]

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Being Grateful Keeps us Happy

Suddenly everything became magical. Bina got everything she wanted. She got abundant love, beautiful children, adorable grandchildren, loving friends and a lovely home.  It was magical.  She didn’t ask for it.  Most of her dreams had come true. The secret, says the columnist, was, and is, being grateful, as she gazes inwards, in the weekly column, […]

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How Chetna Broke the Glass Ceiling!

Chetna Teckchandani, a meritorious student, walked out of a marriage and carved a niche for herself. A graphology and graphotherapy expert, she explores the connection between handwriting and the human mind. Roxy profiles the brave woman, who is an inspiration to many, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Behind every successful woman is […]

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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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They sat Smiling: A Journey from under the Neem Tree to Supermarket

Bina profiles the success stories of two brothers, Nagesh and Suresh, and talks of their journey from under a Neem tree in Chembur, Mumbai, to metamorphosing into a supermarket chain. Here’s a story of honest, hardworking people, succeeding in life, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Nagesh Nadar is someone who has inspired […]

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How much Criticism is too much?

The word criticism is associated with judgment, evaluation and fault-finding; and who likes being judged?  Being harshly evaluated puts a person on the defensive; impedes his vision; curtails his growth. His intellect, sentiments, and spirit are punctured, at times beyond easy repair. So, should we do away completely with criticism or change its definition? Or […]

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