Special Feature

Durga Puja: A Five-day Extravaganza of Food, Feast, Fun, and Frolic

Reading Time: 5 minutesEyes closed each of us disappear into own consciousness where we perhaps see a beloved departed parent, or remember a past when they stood above us uttering these same words after shoving a crumpled flower and a bael leaf into our small fist. Chennai-based Sumita gives us an overview of the Durga Puja and its […]

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Durga Puja Nostalgia: Opening an Old Album and the Paroxysms of Emotions

Reading Time: 2 minutesFreshly returned from South America, first time Durga Puja to experience yet the vast unsettled feeling from being brought to a quite stringent and conservative environment in Batanagar from the freedom of life in outside India, in Venezuela, rues Susmita, as she walks down the memory lane, as part of the special feature, exclusively in Different […]

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Ode to Devi Durga

Reading Time: 2 minutesWhich Durga we should worship, asks a little girl. Sutapa pays tribute to the mortal Durga and the Goddess, in this verse, in Different Truths. ‘Durga Puja?’ My little Juhi asks And giggles, ‘Will we worship our Durga? She, who sweeps and swabs our home?’   I look at her five-year-old innocence And wonder… Is […]

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The Mother

Reading Time: 1 minuteShail invokes Goddess Mother Durga, in a verse, in Different Truths Mother has come home visiting her children like she does every year for nine days in various forms and hues – the epitome of power, compassion, and love. All-encompassing I see her in everything, every day – in the largest of occurrences, in the […]

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Three Findings on Learning to Live with Alzheimer

Reading Time: 2 minutesRitambhara reminds us what we need to do to ensure that elders in our family, in the neighbourhood or around us, are taken good care of to avoid one of the worst forms of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease. Here’s a special feature, on the occasion of the World Alzheimer’s Day, on Sept. 21 (Thursday), this year. […]

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Shall our Children Inherit a Future Replete with Shame, Molestation, Rape, and Murder?

Reading Time: 3 minutesEditor-in-Chief, Arindam, anguishes about the unsafe and insecure future that our children would inherit if we do not wake up to the growing crimes against children. He introduces the Special Feature, wherein Ratan Mani Lal and Vedatrayee Dutta take a hard look at this menace. He sees light in Tapati Sinha’s piece on Shantiniketan. Read […]

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Difficult Time for Those Having a School-going Child

Reading Time: 4 minutesSeveral studies and reports have indicated that children are prone to exploitation even within homes, and most of the cases of molestation are perpetrated by someone the victims have known closely. It indicates a dangerous trend related to children’s safety. There has been growing incidence of crime against children in the National Capital Region (NCR). […]

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Red Alert: Future is Dead!

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe recent shameful cases of an International school in Gurgaon where a seven-year-old boy was brutally murdered in the toilet of the school, a famous school in Delhi where a small girl was raped by the school staff and the slapping case of a school in Noida, are skid marks in the criminal history of […]

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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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