Reviews

Reviews

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

Our 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

Chandramohan’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

Here 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?

Our 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

Seattle-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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Shaming the National Bird is like Smearing Mud on Your Face: Jaago Indians, Jaago!

Delhi-based freelance journalist, Mahima, makes an ardent appeal to stop cracking jokes and shaming the National Bird. Why give so much space to such petty and insignificant incident (read news), when burning issues are being swept under the carpet? A Different Truths exclusive.  CBSE board results are out and many memes are doing the rounds, […]

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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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