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A Child murdered in Ryan; Tom Alter Fights Cancer; Sasikala Ousted; Blast in London Tube and Rohingya Refugees

Reading Time: 3 minutesThis week, Shail recasts five major events in the week that was in verse. A seven-year-child was brutally murdered in Ryan International School, Gurgaon, actor Tom Alter fights Cancer, Sasikala was ousted from her party in Tamilnadu, a blast in London tube injured many as terrorism raised its ugly head once again and the plight […]

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How Adhiraj made Naseeruddin Shah an Internet Sensation with the Award Winning Film, Interior Café Night?

Reading Time: 5 minutes  Adhiraj Bose, a young director, was just 23-years-old, when he directed the 13-minute film, Interior Café Night, with renowned actors like Naseeruddin Shah and Shernaz Patel. Three years later, the short film on the Internet is a sensation with six million views. Mahima interviews Adhiraj, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. The […]

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Importance of Music as a Regular Subject in our Education Curriculum

Reading Time: 2 minutesAn award-winning and internationally acclaimed Sitarist and multi-instrumentalist, Dr. Sanjeeb, tells us about the importance and relevance of music in our education curriculum, exclusively in Different Truths. Music plays a very significant role in the overall development of a personality especially from childhood through adulthood till old age.  Sounds that a child hears, even before […]

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Sahir Ludhianvi: A Soulful Love Poet, Failed in Love and Died, a Bachelor, Forlorn!

Reading Time: 4 minutesSahir Ludhianvi’s divorced mother remained a great influence on him. Some even say he suffered an Oedipus complex. An interesting and intriguing, passionate and sensitive aspect of his has been his love affair with Amrita Pritam. Unsuccessful in love, he penned soulful love poems. Samina profiles him, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. […]

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My Mother is a Tribute to a Cancer Patient who battled with Fortitude

Reading Time: 6 minutesSubhrajyotri details the year-long struggle of his mother against Cancer. He talks about the doctors who tried their best to help her revive. Here’s a soulful tribute by a son, exclusively in Different Truths. I had landed in my hometown, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, on a weeklong leave from work, the first one after a gap of […]

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…And the World Heard the Sisak of the Actors Jitin and Dhruv

Reading Time: 12 minutesOur columnist Mahima brings you the candid and bold interview of the two actors Jitin Gulati and Dhruv Singhal, as the second and final part of the two-part interviews with the director and the actors of the silent LGBTQ film, Sisak. The film bagged seven international awards. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in […]

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A Retrospective of Concern for Human Values: Letters to Namdeo Dhasal by Chandramohan S

Reading Time: 5 minutesChandramohan’s poems portray subaltern life with exactitude and his concern for human values is quite evident in almost all poems in this collection. Poem after poem one can sense the essence of his attitude to stand up with all forms of discrimination. Pankajam reviews his poems, exclusively in Different Truths. Letters to Namdeo Dhasal Author: […]

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Ten Selected Poems of Prof. Pushpita Awasthi from Echoes in the Earth

Reading Time: 7 minutesHere are ten selected poems of Prof. Pushpita Awasthi, selected by her, in the Book Extract, from her book, Echoes in the Earth (2016) this week. A Different Truths exclusive. Eternal Raga In the tender fist of my experience I want to hold the absolute delight of love Seeping out of the body I permeate […]

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Will the Strong Social Message from Phullu ever reach the Right Masses?

Reading Time: 5 minutesOur Delhi-based columnist Mahima tells us why Phullu, a film meant for the masses to educate them about menstrual hygiene at the right age, will not reach them. And how are the educated masses reacting to the ridiculous act behind it? Read more about it, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. I was […]

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Unravelling the Mysterious Truths of Shane Brookman

Reading Time: 5 minutesSeattle-based Chhavi profiles Shane Brookman, a 38-year-old student at South Seattle College, talking about his experiences from being a high-school dropout to now continuing and completing his Associate’s of Arts degree in Materials Science Engineering. A musician, he was the former Student Body President. Read more about his search for identity, in the weekly column, […]

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