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A Nation in Exile

In 1959, the situation inside Tibet led His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama to seek refuge in India and ever since millions of Tibetans are living as refugees in exile, in fact, there are more Tibetans living outside Tibet than in Tibet. On the occasion of the World Refugee Day, Eswar talks of a nation […]

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Life is a Blessing when Four Mothers are there to Nurture!

Anumita pays tribute to her mother and mother-in-law, whom she calls Ma, and two mother figures on the occasion of Mother’s Day. She also tells about the person who started Mother’s Day and how, later, she spent every ounce of her energy to undo it, sad with its commercialisation. Read about these splendid women, as […]

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Motherhood Can Wait, Education Cannot

As the latest Census (2011) data reveals, there are over 13 million adolescent girls who are married between 10 and 19 years of age and a startling 3.8 million adolescent girls in India have children and are shouldering the responsibilities of motherhood, oblivious to the celebration of mothers worldwide on the second Sunday of every […]

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An Anthology of Poems on Autism Awareness

In solidarity of those suffering from autism, we, at Different Truths, bring to you an anthology of poems on autism awareness, featuring 40 poems, by as many poets, from different parts of the world. Felicitations to the Anthology Editor, Luz Maria López, for her erudite insights. Here’s the anthology, exclusively in Different Truths. The Autism […]

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Five Older Women Characters in Fiction who do Feminism Proud

Rita remembers five older women characters in fiction, who are strong feminist characters, in the weekly column, as part of the special feature on International Women’s Day (IWD), exclusively for Different Truths. Books are instrumental in shaping us into the people we become and the best part is that they never leave us. They continue […]

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Beena Lived the Change

They say you need only one person, yourself, to win the battle. And Beena’s journey is a living example of that. Herself being a victim of child marriage, she has crusaded a long way to prevent at least 65 such cases till date, in a remote village in Samastipur. Here’s a report how she stopped child […]

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We Mean Business, Baby

Here’s a protest poem by Abha, on the occasion of International Women’s Day (IWD), exclusively in Different Truths.    They say You have come a long way, baby. I say I have a long way to go, baby. But I am getting there. I know The long and weary path We women have trudged for […]

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Hundreds of Rural Women Rally for Equality and Women Rights, near Allahabad

Rural women, under the banner of PMS, raised slogans and held meetings, demanding equality and women rights, at Ghoorpur market, on the outskirts of Allahabad, on the occasion of International Women’s Day. Here’s a report in Different Truths. On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, on March 8 (Wednesday), hundreds of women assembled in […]

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Gurmehar Kaur: Shaping Heroism in Women by Women

Gurmehar’s push for peace has not gone unnoticed. She has quite a following in Pakistan and she hopes to visit the neighbouring country sometime. This may be criticised like many positive steps but like all idealists, she couldn’t care about the naysayers. People are now blaming her for asking for a right to freedom of expression. This is […]

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…And Two Women Suffered

She was a slim, tall, elegant woman, too pretty to be a cook in our house, but as she was not very young, my mother kept her immediately. She looked so sophisticated when the van driver brought her from Kolkata where she had been looking for a job and a place to stay. She had […]

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