Relationship & Lifestyle

Relationship & Lifestyle

Wish Colleagues Could be Friends?

Reading Time: 7 minutesHemashri looks inwards and wonders if colleagues could be friends, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Somewhere I read that colleagues are friends ‘imposed’ upon us! Just wonder why impose friendship? Life offers choice in very few areas. So why not we at least wear clothes as per our choice and be friends […]

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Childhood Aggression and Child Abuse: Need for Integrating the Two Findings – IV

Reading Time: 7 minutesParallel research in the areas of child abuse and childhood aggression is taking place, but findings from the two areas have not been integrated well. Child abuse studies and child aggression studies may be describing the same children, or there may be considerable overlap, which suggests that research groups must be much more carefully described […]

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The Future is Smiling in Hong Kong, the Jewel of Asia

Reading Time: 5 minutesSuveera began penning the Hong Kong Diary, a weekly column, in 2017. She glances back at the close of the year and tells us what life has been in the Far East. Her gaze is focussed in the future too, with her wish list. Read more in the Special Feature, exclusively in Different Truths. The year 2018 is […]

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Looking Back, Looking Forward: In the Twilight of a Year-end and a New Year

Reading Time: 4 minutesOur Editor-in-Chief, Arindam, and the entire Different Truths Team celebrate the twilight of a year-end and a New Year. Here’s a three-day long Special Feature, exclusively in Different Truths. Or say that the end precedes the beginning, And the end and the beginning were always there Before the beginning and after the end. ~ Burnt […]

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The Curtain Call of 2017

Reading Time: 4 minutesRuchira recalls the year gone by with mixed feelings. She moves from the individual to the social and political realms, exploring the many layers, in the Special Feature, exclusively in Different Truths. 2017 has been a fairly good year. Good because, on the personal front, there were no mishaps, sickness or bereavements. On the contrary, there was a […]

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A Babu-Crazy Bureaucracy: Alexander the Great Syndrome Bamboozles Dignity!

Reading Time: 6 minutesHemashri, an officer in the Northeast, gives us an insider’s view on exploitation, discrimination, the rude and arrogant behaviour of the creamy layer of people in the administrative services. Here’s a fictional account of a real-life situation. We are introducing a new weekly column, beginning this Tuesday. A Different Truths exclusive. He walked with a […]

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Three Ways to Tutor Your Brain to Cease Disquietude

Reading Time: 3 minutesWorrying in its severe form leads to depression as zeroing into events that we cannot actually choose to take action to help prepare for whatever one is overly thinking about. Ritambhara tells us three ways to combat it, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Disquietude or worrying is unwarranted as it serves nothing […]

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Virat and Anushka Wed, Panda Creates Toilet Paper, Burger King Fined for Child Labour, Camel Hospital Opens in Dubai, and Tribals Show the Way

Reading Time: 4 minutesTwo celebrities, the skipper, Virat Kohli, and Bollywood actor, Anushka Sharma, were most talked about, for their destination wedding, in an Italy, in a 13th century resort with five villas; Panda’s poo breaks down the fructose to extract fibre, a process of turning bamboo into toilet paper; a Burger King franchisee with 43 stores in Massachusetts […]

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A Lesson in Love

Reading Time: 4 minutesThere’s an interesting place called Grandpa’s Garden, in Discovery Bay, in Hong Kong, hidden by the lush greenery, almost waiting to be discovered. It is a beautiful organic farm, run by a charming, elderly Chinese couple. We rent a small plot of farmland there to grow our own organic vegetables. It is important for the […]

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Am I Modern or Liberated?

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn introspection, Ruchira asks some hard questions, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. I never blindly followed social norms and customs. Period.  For this, I have to thank my parents. Though essentially middle class, yet they literally were avant-garde in their own quiet little ways.I was brought up as an individual, not a girl. For my […]

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