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A Wrinkled Smile

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Spread the love           A short story based on real life that explores various layers of relationships, by Anumita, our Managing Editor, exclusively for Different Truths. Kathy watched the bony fingers holding her arm and smiled at the twinkling eyes looking at her. Those eyes were surrounded with wrinkles yet a vibrancy emitted from this person. She […]


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A Visionary Auteur Goes Gently Into The Good Night

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Spread the love           “People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.” —Edmund Hillary Armed with a pedigreed background in film world and a  distinct persona of her own, Kalpana Lajmi(1954) carved a special niche for herself as a sensitive film director on gender issues. Surrounded by trail blazers, she was the […]


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Travelling the World in NYC: Conversations with Cab Drivers and Other Multi-Cultural Excursions

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Spread the love           The interplay of different cultures – read multiculturalism – opens the horizons to a person, who is compassionate and deeply observant. As a Dance/Movement Therapist, nonverbal communication is the soul of communication for Johanna. Here’s an insightful exploration of Ghana, in New York, because of her housekeeper, Rose, and her conversations with cab […]


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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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I Feel the Essence of My Doting Dad

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Spread the love           It is eleven years to lunar date since his larger than life colorful persona was amongst us, yet his essence, words, royal laughter, humour linger stronger every day for me. His penchant for Telugu sametlu (proverbs); English proverbs, and appropriate usage by pulling out right one for situations was mind-boggling. When I found lazy-person-tricks to […]


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North East Heading Towards Bitter Political Battle

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Spread the love           The way the political scenario is changing in the region is indicative of a virulent political battle on communal lines. NRC is emerging as the most important political issue that can affect the fortunes of all political parties. The sharp polarisation may trigger violence in the region, particularly during the elections. The region […]


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Media Remembers Kuldip Nayar as a Great Fighter for Free Press

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Spread the love           Kuldip Nayar’s anti-Emergency journalism in the service of a free, fair and intrepid press has landed him a top spot in the journalistic hall of fame, it has been duly acknowledged that his commitment was to the “scoop” and his “conscience” — and not fame or money, as historian Ramachandra Guha aptly observes. […]


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Sir VS Naipaul: A Literary Giant; an Apparent Bundle of Contradictions

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Spread the love           Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul was a very misunderstood character and the interesting part is that he never made any effort to erase that misunderstanding wither through his writings or his personal life. He could be disarmingly charming, but for that to happen, the other person would have to make an effort to see […]


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Phil: Nigeria is Alive to the Demands of an Emerging and Demanding Job Market

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Spread the love           In an extensive interview with Swati, Phil Diana Maduagwu addresses many queries about Nigeria as a middle-income, mixed economy and emerging market. A Different Truths exclusive. Phil holds a Master’s Degree in International Human Resources Management from the Cranfield University, UK, and a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the University of Benin. She is an alumnus of […]


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My Story: Renu – I

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Spread the love           Here are four stories from a novella that deals with love, marriage, and relationship, by Meenakshi, in the weekly column. Here’s the first part, exclusively for Different Truths. Hi! Well now that you want to hear about me, let me tell you, it’s pretty boring. I am a housewife who gave up her […]


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