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A Gold Watch of the Bishop, a Stick of the Gardener and the Train

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Spread the love           A Bishop had blamed the son of the gardener for stealing his gold wristwatch. The gardener too had beaten his son blue-black. Was the boy a thief? A story by Swapna. A Different Truths exclusive for the Special Feature in Different Truths. There was a hue and cry in the morning! Lo, behold. […]


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Growing Up in Wilderness: African Stories of Doris Lessing

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Spread the love           Doris Lessing was born to British parents, Alfred Taylor and Maud Me Veigh, in 1919. After the First World War, her father migrated to Africa and purchased three thousand acres of land to do farming. Her parents, her isolated and lonely childhood influenced not only the themes in her fiction but also shaped […]


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My Story: Ravi – III

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Spread the love           Here’s the third part of the four-story novella, by Meenakshi. Ravi tells his story, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Hi! I am Ravi. I work for a large multinational corporation that is trying to integrate modern mechanisations to our handloom industry and help restructure and rebuild the weaving community with […]


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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Kuvalayapida and Krishna – LXXVIII

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Spread the love           Nilanjana retells the famous story from the Bhagavatam about how Krishna vanquished Kuvalayapida, the mighty elephant of Kamsa, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. Sukha was narrating Krishna’s stay in Mathura to Parikshit. “The next morning, the entire city was dressed up for the festival. The great bow was already broken […]


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One More Child in School is One Less Child Labourer

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Spread the love           Though shocking, almost 73% of the 33 million working children in India in the age group of 5-18 years do not go to school, as the Census 2011 data suggests. Going by absolute numbers, out of 359 million children in the same age-group, close to 33 million children are working, out of which […]


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Amit Shah Using Sampark to Redefine Political Contours

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Spread the love           Modi rode to power riding on the support of the urban middle class. But unfortunately, this middle class has turned his bitter critic, notwithstanding every attempt to refurbish his image. It is this class which Shah is targeting for his mission. Shah knows that while the government and the party must fulfill the […]


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Take Me to the World of My Dreams

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Spread the love           Ritambhara dreams of a beautiful world of her dreams, where there is happiness, joy, and glee, a safe world for children. A Different Truths exclusive. A smile on every face Contentment in every heart Respect and empathy in every attitude Forgiveness and helpfulness is where the norm This is the human race of […]


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Anti-BJP Front Has to Avoid Fate of Janata Party in 1979: Regional Leaders Must Have a National Vision

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Spread the love           There is a modicum of truth in Jaitley’s argument that the “chemistry” of a New India will overcome the “arithmetic” of “disparate” political groups because of Narendra Modi’s personal popularity. Yet, what is undeniable is the possibility that the addition of the voting percentages of the anti-BJP parties can substantially erode the BJP’s […]


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A Remarkable Horizontal Vastness and a Rare Vertical Depth in the Poetry of Basudeb Chakraborti – IV

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Spread the love           Basudeb Chakraborti’s poetry has a remarkable horizontal vastness and a rare vertical depth. His poetry concerns itself with all the essential aspects of life and one feels the imprint of his originality of thought and expression. The riches of experience that he brings to bear invest his poetry with the authenticity of feeling […]


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Caught Between Files and Life: Diagnosis of a Restless Bureaucrat

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Spread the love            Hemashri recounts the harrowing incident of a wrong decision by the government, when her father, a mid-level police officer had to face tough times. It took its toll on the family. Her father had to fight several court cases to get his rightful due but it left him with a neurological problem. […]


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