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V-Day Blues!

Reading Time: 5 minutesHumourist Soumya shares a fictionalised story of his daughter, Medha, and her Valentine’s Day blues. Here’s a special feature, on the eve of the V-Day, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. My little girl had shared this funny story of heartbreak with me, which I am trying to fictionalise. Medha had just moved […]

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The Year that Was: Between Hellos and Goodbyes

Reading Time: 4 minutesYoung poet and writer, Samrudhi shares her journey in the year 2017, with the challenges in the coming year. Here’s her account, as a Special Report, exclusively for Different Truths. 2017 is almost about to depart and with the chiming of the church bells, the spirit of Christmas in the air, 2018 is just round the corner. Though […]

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Crossing the Threshold

Reading Time: 2 minutesHarshali describes her journey through the year as she is ready to cross the threshold into the New Year, as part of the Special Feature, exclusively for Different Truths.   As I bask in the glow of the golden sun,  Falling prey to the warmth of the merry rays The last few days of this […]

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Rape of Innocence: Is Humanity Dying?

Reading Time: 5 minutesHuman Rights Day (10th December) is observed globally. Pledges are taken to grant all human beings their basic inalienable rights. Yet millions of tortured and damned girl children continue to live in darkness, shame, pain, and agony.  Ruchira files a report on the Human Rights Day, as part of the Special Feature, exclusively for Different Truths. I hate to pick […]

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International Day of the Girl Child

Reading Time: 1 minuteHere’s an evocative and poignant verse by Sarala on International Girl Child’s Day, exclusively in Different Truths. She is a precious stone Value unknown She is a bundle of joy Smiling away happily She is daddy’s little girl Mamma’s heartbeat Curling up her little toes Playing with her own Li’l fingers getting knotted Sweet nectar […]

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Yoga, Meditation, and Psychotherapy: Concepts & Misconceptions

Reading Time: 7 minutesOn the occasion of World Mental Health Day (October 10 every year), Prof. Ashoka tells us how he has been guiding young psychotherapists. He draws an interesting parallel between Yoga, meditation, and psychotherapy, dispelling the Western misconceptions about it, in the first part of the two-part erudite research on the subject, in his weekly column. […]

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Live from Kailash

Reading Time: 11 minutesHere’s Tapati’s fictional Durga-Shiva dialogues, full of banter, repartee, wit, and humour, create a laughter riot, in the special feature. A Different Truths exclusive. “Shiva seems too busy these days! Don’t know what’s going on behind the closed doors. Some meeting is going on, but such a long meeting; I need to check and keep […]

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Looking Forward, Looking Back: Durga Puja in my Eyes

Reading Time: 3 minutesVedatrayee reminisces of Durga Puja and tells us what it means to her, in the special feature, exclusively in Different Truths. I am not very good with dates. So unlike any Bengali, I have no record as to when Durga Puja is at the starting of the year. But I have some ways, I like […]

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Durga Pujo in Delhi: Then and Now

Reading Time: 4 minutesRuchira remembers Durga Pujo of her childhood days. She tells us about the slow and sure changes that are taking place, for various reasons, in the celebrations. Read more in the special feature, exclusively in Different Truths. A mention of Durga Pujo, conjures up images of golden sunlit azure skies dotted with cumulous clouds,  immaculately […]

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Durga, the Matri Shakti

Reading Time: 2 minutes  Deeya, a feminist poet, invokes Durga, the Divine Mother, the fountainhead of Shakti (Energy), in an intense poem, as the special feature, exclusively for Different Truths. The porous moon on the Ubiquitous sky of a placid evening Reflects the pool of waters and Madness in Durga’s eyes. The autumn blooms in her skin She […]

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