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The History of the Iteru – The Nile

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Spread the love           The Nile which is one of the longest rivers in the world passes through nine countries in Africa before it reaches Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea. It covers from start to finish a length of 4000 miles, flowing south to north, of which only 900 miles actually go through Egypt. The origins of […]


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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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How was Instant Coffee Invented?

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Spread the love           The antiquity of instant coffee could be traced back to 1771, when it was invented in Britain. The first American version was developed in 1853 during the Civil War. The journey continued till 1963, says Prof. Ashoka, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Instant coffee, also called soluble coffee or coffee […]


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Bowlby: Attachment, Fears, Phobias, Death Drive from Infancy to Old Age – V

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Spread the love           Bowlby’s interpretations of children’s fears and phobias spring from the evolutionary view of attachment and entail a very different theory of explanation to that of the death drive. The new concept of instinctive behaviour, familiar to ethologists for many years, makes the traditional antithesis between innate and acquired characteristics unnecessary. Every class of behaviour […]


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The Enchanting Journey of Coffee from Ethiopia to the Rest of the World

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Spread the love           Ruchira documents the journey of coffee, from the arid tracts of Ethiopia to Yemen and Turkey. It then reached Europe and the USA. Coffee is not just a drink. It came to be known as the beverage of the intellectuals. In England, coffee houses were nicknamed ‘Penny Universities’. Read more in the weekly […]


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The Story of the Tea Bags

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Spread the love           Prof. Ashoka tells us the intriguing story of the invention of the tea bags, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. The first patent for a tea bag, entitled Tea-Leaf Holder, was issued to Roberta Lawson and Mary McLaren of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1903. Their invention, which was a little pouch made of […]


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In Defence of Social Media

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Spread the love           Ruchira celebrates the influx of social media sites that have made like enchantingly interesting. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. To see a World in a Grain of Sand  And a Heaven in a Wild Flower  Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand  And Eternity in an hour […]


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Unworthy Political Manoeuvrings at the Cost of the Nation – I

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Spread the love           This undeniable fact of black money being the basis of our proud democracy is sad. For all of the elections and land acquisitions are done by utilising this undeniable acquisition through various allocations, be it coal or spectrum, opines Dr. Kulmeet, in part one of his opinion piece, exclusively for Different Truths. The […]


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Thousands of British Citizens Trapped in High Debt: Social Care Cuts Hit Working Class Families

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Spread the love           Despite an ageing population, the social care sector is rapidly decreasing, with figures released in 2017 suggesting that as many as 49 percent of frontline care jobs have vanished since 2011. Sharon Wilde urged the need for a “clear, coherent” strategy for funding social care in order to help reverse “acute” levels of […]


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Confessions of a Tech Challenged Blogger

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Spread the love            It’s worth noting that an author is an incurable multitasking addict – he is writing the blog, reading Fay Weldon, watching Anger Management on TV channel, has FB open on laptop, reading WhatsApp messages on phone, sipping beer, munching chips, smoking and trying to keep the ash from burning holes in his […]


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