Reviews

Reviews

My Dream Man: A Romance with a Pink Cover and Kamasutra Drawings

Humourist Soumya reviews an M&B kind of Romance, My Dream Man, by Aditi Bose, in his style. An exclusive in Different Truths. The stewardess scrutinis­­ed the book in my hand and gave me an amused look, or so I thought. My co-passengers too seemed to share her views. Maybe I was oversensitive, having been ribbed […]

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Exemplary of Poetic Excellence: Taming the Tides by Dilip Mohapatra

Pankajam reviews a book of poem by Dilip Mohapatra, Taming the Tides, exclusively for Different Truths. Book:                          Taming the Tides: New and Selected Poems                Poet:                           Dilip Mohapatra Publisher:                 Authorspress New Delhi Price:                          Rs. 395/$ 20 No. […]

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An Art Exhibition Called From Creative Destruction to Destructive Creation!

Ashish reviews an art exhibition currently on in New Delhi, till the end of this month, exclusively for Different Truths. Let’s talk about art. The question then comes how we should talk about art. A philosopher of Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai, Ravindran, used to give an example to his student while talking about how to […]

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Behind Bars of Sunetra Choudhury Exposes the Deep Rot inside the Gaols

Young journalist Sunetra Choudhury deserves kudos for taking up this issue in her recently released tome Behind Bars published by the Roli Press. A volume like this was long overdue. She has identified a number of individuals and elaborated on their experiences within the custodial setup. The prose she employs is lucid and the narration […]

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Jaya, Swara, and Lara: Three Natural, Versatile Actresses win Hearts of Cine-goers

Smriti profiles three actresses, Jaya Bachchan, Swara Bhaskar, both born on April 9, and Lara Dutta, whose birthday is on April 16, in the second part of Bollywood Birthdays. All these three actresses have one thing in common, they are natural, versatile actresses, who have won the hearts of cine goers effortlessly. Read more about […]

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The Saffronisation of UP and In Search of Ram Rajya: A Journey Through UP Politics

A journey through the political history of India’s most populous state Uttar Pradesh sends 80 MPs to the Lok Sabha, giving it more say in national affairs than any other state. No less than eight of its politicians became prime ministers of our country as if leadership was in the very air they breathed. The state stands […]

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A Love Affair that Became a Story

Pankajam reviews In the Flickering of an Eye, a novel by Neelam Saxena Chandra, which is a love story between two people of the same gotra. The village panchayat and the community are against the marriage of these two lovers. Find out more, in Different Truths. In The Flickering of an Eye by Neelam Saxena […]

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A Country Between Worlds

Amidha was amazed to think that Stephanie would, after this first book, Bread of Angels, return not to Syria – we know what tragedy is transforming that ancient culture beyond belief – but to Jerusalem, with her husband, and in the life story she tells, this reviewer was struck by the evolving story of the unfoldment of the […]

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Rules of Desires rooted in the Earthly Mantle of Life

Knowledge of the history and culture of the backdrops of Dipika Mukherjee’s stories are remarkable. The plots are based across urban Kuala Lumpur to cosmopolitan Shanghai, small towns of India, and the wilderness of Unites States of America. The characterisation of the protagonists with their trappings of desire could have been a bit more varied. In some stories, the […]

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Old is Gold: These are few of my Favourite Films about Aging and the Elderly

Rita revisits seven sensitive films that break the stereotypes of the elderly – grumpy old men or kindly, self-sacrificing grandmothers. Only once in a while does a movie with interesting senior characters comes along and when it does, bravura performances by the elderly cast are an added bonus. Here are the thumbnail reviews, by the columnist, of the films […]

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