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Celebrating Women: The Year That Was!

Reading Time: 7 minutesFirebrand feminist, Payal, our columnist, says that from within the murk and gloom of crime against women, there were many who rose from the ashes like the mythical Phoenix. There was much to celebrate in 2017. Read more in the Special Feature, exclusively for Different Truths. As 2017 comes to a close, my daily scan […]

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Looking Back, Looking Forward: In the Twilight of a Year-end and a New Year

Reading Time: 4 minutesOur Editor-in-Chief, Arindam, and the entire Different Truths Team celebrate the twilight of a year-end and a New Year. Here’s a three-day long Special Feature, exclusively in Different Truths. Or say that the end precedes the beginning, And the end and the beginning were always there Before the beginning and after the end. ~ Burnt […]

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Virat and Anushka Wed, Panda Creates Toilet Paper, Burger King Fined for Child Labour, Camel Hospital Opens in Dubai, and Tribals Show the Way

Reading Time: 4 minutesTwo celebrities, the skipper, Virat Kohli, and Bollywood actor, Anushka Sharma, were most talked about, for their destination wedding, in an Italy, in a 13th century resort with five villas; Panda’s poo breaks down the fructose to extract fibre, a process of turning bamboo into toilet paper; a Burger King franchisee with 43 stores in Massachusetts […]

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Kunatla Ghosh Dastidar: Former Captain and an Inspiration of Indian Women-Football

Reading Time: 4 minutesKuntala Ghosh Dastidar captained the Indian women’s team in Women’s World Cup. Aparajita profiles the former coach of Mohun Bagan, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. The verdant arcade of Calcutta Referee Club welcomed me with the vivacity of the person I love dearly. The birthday girl was in her usual jersey and […]

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Rubia: the Ruby of Paralympics, the Star of West Bengal

Reading Time: 3 minutesDifferently Abled Rubia Chatterjee is the rising star of West Bengal in the arena of Paralympics. Aparajita profiles the promising athlete, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. West Bengal has always been the land of powerful female icons since ancient times. They have not just been consorts of great men, but they have […]

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Brilliant Captaincy of Michael Tissera Scripted Ceylonese Test Match Victory in Mid-Sixties

Reading Time: 5 minutesA 25-year-old youngster, Michael Tissera, was asked to lead Ceylon. It was not a Test playing country at the time and had only one international victory to its credit against the Pakistan A-Team. Ashoka tells us how he used his acumen and won a match for his country, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different […]

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Deepa Malik Honoured with Padma Shri Award on Republic Day 2017

Reading Time: 5 minutesAshoka, who has known Deepa for many years, said that now she is a Padma Shri recipient. Those who have followed my columns here and elsewhere would be familiar with my disdain for any system of state awards. Notwithstanding some very remarkable individuals who have won the awards in India, I have major problems with the opaqueness of […]

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Akashganga: They also Serve, who Just Stand and Wait – XV

Reading Time: 7 minutesBehind the risk of life and limb stood the woman by his man. Running from sick quarters to banks and schools, buying groceries riding cycles or by walk, receiving and seeing off loved relatives all by themselves, while her loved man was away is a quality taken for granted and an unwritten part of the wife’s job description. […]

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Akashganga: Daffodils in the Sky and Butterflies in the Belly – XIV

Reading Time: 7 minutesAkashganga never had it so good. Enthused and awed by the sense of spectacle, for the first time in the history of the Air Force, a full load of 37 skydivers in spanking new and fancy dungarees jumped to join an assembled parade contingent on ground consisting of nine Squadrons of three flights each of about a thousand […]

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Akashganga: Trails of Stardust and Swirling Black Holes – XIII

Reading Time: 7 minutesMembers of Akashganga moved on to multi-tasking and become a lean mean fighting machine. Sport and military parachuting complemented each other. But, behind all of these unique achievements paradoxically, an equally important conflict raged on. The ‘sporty’ blitzkrieg led by the imaginative daring of Thapar, a veritable ‘one-man- Army’ from the House of Adventure was a frontal, daylight assault […]

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