Appreciating

Rewards or Recognition, Which Works Well?

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Spread the love1          1Share Material rewards such as a hefty bonus or gifts just add up to the junk we have at home and we really do not have any memory left of what we did with that amount or gift we got. But a memento, a certificate, a medal or a badge has always found […]


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Return of Gussy Fink Nottle

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Spread the love            The principal of an international school has read my book and admired it greatly and has shared her opinion and appreciation of the book in particular and my writing in general on the social media. Totally flattered on having an intelligent articulate attractive young lady fan, we were in touch through social […]


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Week-Long Campaign to Curb Child Marriage

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Spread the love           To build awareness against child marriage and address the issue in a holistic manner, Jawhar Jyoti Bal Vikas Kendra (JJBVK), a grassroots level organisation supported by CRY-Child Rights and You, announces the launch of a week-long mass awareness campaign in Samastipur district in Bihar. A report, for Different Truths. Despite a decline in under-age marriage among […]


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Women as Sex Symbols: Are we Predators and Prey at Workplace?

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Spread the love64          64Shares Are the two genders nothing more than the hunted and the hunting, the predator and the prey, in the jungle of primeval consciousness. Why are fashionable women seen as sex objects at social gatherings or at the workplace? Singapore-based Rina reacts against the ogling and groping, in the new column, every week. […]


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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Krishna and the Art of Unconditional Service – LVIII

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Spread the love            Nilanjana retells a tale of seva (unconditional service) that Krishna narrated, from the Bhagavatam. He cites the examples of a tree and wives of wise men. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Sukha had paused for a while before narrating the next story of Krishna. Parikshit followed his […]


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Self-acceptance: A Realistic and Subjective Understanding of our Worth

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Spread the love            Self-acceptance can be nurtured. It is not anybody’s exclusive property. The first step towards promoting self-healing is to be self-compassionate. Cultivating this compassion, helps us to like ourselves and eventually accept those parts that we have erroneously striven to hide or hate, writes Shernaz, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. […]


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What is Man?: A Shared System of Symbols Necessary for Cooperative Action – IV

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Spread the love            A shared system of symbols is the necessary condition for cooperative action. Science uses prepositional language. Art uses poetic language. History, which examines man’s past to judge or sanction his actions, or law, which sanctions, uses rhetorical language. Religion uses ethical language. Each type of language, as a special mode of persuasion, […]


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My Adhaar Experience

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Spread the love           Susmita shares her experience of a visit to the Adhaar card office, in Kolkata. The ennui and disinterestedness of the employees match the squalor and rot all around. Here’s a tongue-in-cheek account, a Different Truths exclusive. Yes, my birthright and strong patriotic feeling urged me to get an Adhaar card. I wished to […]


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Balraj Sahni, Anushka Sharma and Satyajit Ray Celebrate Birthdays on May 1 and 2

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Spread the love            While Satyajit Ray, the God of Cinema, was born on May 2, Balraj Sahni, who lived the characters he portrayed with realism, shares his birthday with bubbly, bouncy Anushka Sharma, on May 1. The actress has shown acting prowess. Smriti profiles the three Bollywood birthdays this week, in her regular column, exclusively […]


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Raag Jhanjhavati

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Spread the love            Here’s a story about Madhumalati’s marriage with musically illiterate Satish Mohan, who called her ‘Raaga Jhanjhavati’, given her temper and fuss. Through various twists and turns, they land in their daughter’s residence in Bangalore, as Satish was suffering from cancer. How did their moving in affect the marital life of their daughter? […]


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