Relationship & Lifestyle

Relationship & Lifestyle

Not so Funny

Reading Time: 3 minutesHumourist Soumya plays Love Guru and advices a young couple, recalling what his wife had to say about marrying him, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Recently at a friend’s house, I met a stand-up comic, who strongly resembled the laughing Buddha figurines. He was brilliant in his repartees and had all of us in tears with […]

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A Soliloquy of a Grandmother

Reading Time: 5 minutesSunday (September 10) was Grandparents’ Day. Shernaz recounts the playfulness and bickering with her two adorable grandchildren. She worries about the world that they would inherit. From media reports blasted at us daily, it would seem that no child is safe anywhere. Read more in her weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Being a grandma […]

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Cast(e)ing Aspersions on a new Bride

Reading Time: 2 minutesOur humourist, Soumya, tells us how the grandmother-in-law of his new bride from another community was questioned. Find out more, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. The new bride was undergoing an interview with her grandmother-in-law. It was their first meeting. They did not share a common language so a bevy of eager […]

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A Nomad between Goodbyes and Hellos

Reading Time: 3 minutesEfficiency is what Hong Kong runs on. It drives the people here. A city that sees a good number of typhoons every year, still gets back on its feet the next day, mending and fixing but never resting, in the end leaving little proof of the destruction and chaos that was caused. Different Truths ventures […]

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The Blue Whale Challenge and other Suicides: Parental Guidance Must Stop this Menace

Reading Time: 11 minutesMahima discusses the dangerous Blue Whale Challenge, an Internet game, and other causes of depression that affects the tender minds of teenagers, leading to suicides. Anitha, a student activist, became a prey to depression. There is a felt need of parental guidance to stop this menace, she reasons, in the regular column, exclusively in Different […]

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In Reverence

Reading Time: 6 minutesगुरुर्ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णुर्गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः । गुरुरेव परं ब्रह्म तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥१॥ Gurur-Brahmaa Gurur-Vissnnur-Gururdevo Maheshvarah | Gurureva Param Brahma Tasmai Shrii-Gurave Namah ||1|| Here’s an inspiring tribute to all teachers by Shernaz, as part of the special feature. She talks about exemplary teachers, from a child to those who dedicated their lives, while on jobs or post retirement. A Different Truths exclusive. Come September and […]

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A True Teacher is a Beacon of Light, Dispelling Darkness of Ignorance

Reading Time: 4 minutesA teacher not only imparts gyan or information but also imparts knowledge and life skills to the student. It is said that a teacher is a motivator, an influencer, a role model for some and an icon to be emulated by others. This makes a teacher a catalyst, shaping the characters of the students, opines […]

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A Child Needs Love, Faith and a Teacher has to become a Child

Reading Time: 6 minutesMeenu Kaushal is a young, cheerful nursery teacher of Apeejay School, Noida, often surrounded by her students. A postgraduate in Guidance and Counselling and a graduate in BA Psychology, she is a lovable teacher. Ankita interviewed her, for the special feature on Teachers’ Day, exclusively in Different Truths. It is always said, “The influence of […]

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The Story of a Boy Going to School

Reading Time: 4 minutesHumourist Soumya tells us about the ordeals of going to school, as a little child, replete with black humour, as part of the special feature, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. A Boy was taken one day to a strange building by his parents, and after some bewildering conversations, with a man in […]

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Give your Son Good Food was the Advice of a Teacher to his old Student

Reading Time: 3 minutesArindam, Editor-in-Chief of Different Truths (DT), pays his homage to an exemplary teacher that he met during a train journey, many moons ago. He thanks, Anumita Chatterjee Roy, Managing Editor, for her advice about this special feature on Teachers’ Day, other than the splendid special feature logo (just above the intros in all articles) and […]

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