Alone

The First Shadows of Cruelty

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Spread the love           Here’s a short story by Aarathi that explores the complexities of relationships. It was penned during a Creative Writing Workshop, conducted by our Editor-in-Chief, Arindam. A Different Truths exclusive. She wasn’t quite the girl with blue eyes, but she was the kindest spirit I ever knew. She always watered the plants after school […]


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The Unseemly Noise over Taj Mahal: Judges Wade into Unchartered Territory

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Spread the love           “Either we will shut down the Taj Mahal or you demolish or restore it”, a two-member bench comprising Justices M B Lokur and Deepak Gupta were reported to have said while considering a petition that called for the proper maintenance of the16th century mausoleum, which has over the years changed colour from white […]


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Opening the Door to Gay Room

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Spread the love           Gay activist Harish Iyer, in a counter to BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, who says homosexuality is “deviant”, insisted that homosexuality was a “variant” and that psychiatrists have said that. It was as if Iyer was announcing the discovery of a new species. An analysis, for Different Truths. The thief who has no opportunity […]


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Ghosts and Vultures Wait in the Wings: There is Killing to be made in Realty

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Spread the love           The first “sightings” of ghosts in Charki-Dadri, where two aircraft fell after colliding midair, killing over 300, were reported nearly two-and-a-half months after the horrific mishap. The ‘House of Horror’ deaths are not even a week old. Also, the police are camped outside and cop-fear follows the “guilty” to the grave, and beyond! […]


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Have a Heart

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Spread the love           ‘Have a heart.’ People say figuratively to the heartless but what of the mite who literally did not have a heart to speak of, or rather one too small to sustain her after birth? Imagine a beautiful brilliant son abroad, who soared skywards career wise but had no time for marriage and a family […]


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To My Own Demise

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Spread the love           An evocative poem about life and death, where Ayub talks to his demise, exclusively for Different Truths. O! My demise, Alter your route, Dislodge yourself from my heart, Walk alongside but be at arm’s length.   O! My demise, I have yet to perform obligations More significant than you are, Which I have […]


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I Met Myself Far From the Madding Crowd

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Spread the love           Sarika took a break from the routine. She packed her backpack and travelled solo to meet herself. Read about her adventure, exclusively in Different Truths. Travelling is very much there on my card, since childhood. I have travelled a lot! At times people wonder about my whereabouts. We keep travelling; if there are […]


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The Straw That Broke the Back of the Camel

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Spread the love           Aurangzeb’s father Mohammad Haneef took Modi’s name several times and warned that if Modi failed to deliver his son’s killers, his family would do the honours – “72 hours is all I give,” ex-soldier Haneef told the media, sitting distraught under a tree in his village, waiting to receive his soldier son’s body. […]


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Three Ways to Keep Yourself Happy When You are Alone

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Spread the love            Happiness is just a state of mind. No matter where you are, no matter what you do, you should be happy with that. Even if you are alone, you should make the best use of your time and keep yourself happy, says Ritambhara, suggesting three ways to be happy, in the weekly […]


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Break Those Shackles

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Spread the love           A protest poem where there is liberation in death, where one breaks the shackles of caste and colour, by Sarala, exclusively for Different Truths. Oh! Let me break those shackles  Put on me years ago  Keeping me away from my love  I broke them with my will  Now I am free to enjoy  The […]


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