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Osun: The River Goddess of Africa

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Spread the love           The Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove is situated along the Osun River in the city of Osogbo and is a UNESCO world heritage site. Here, a statue of the goddess Osun stands by the river with her arms outstretched as if to welcome visitors to her forest. Since ancient times, worshippers arrive at the Osun […]


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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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Of Pizzas and Governance

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Spread the love           Hemashri likens the money back Pizza policy of Domino’s to the government departments. Sadly, no one is accountable for the huge delays – in some cases to nearly 100 years. Two state governments, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar, have brought about changes in the governance. It’s time for other state governments and the Centre […]


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Work Hard, Spend Harder: Beware! It is Ruining Your Mental Health

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Spread the love           India is the fastest growing market for any and every product you can find on the Earth. Why? Because we are 1.3 billion consumers base. Are you taking pride in it? There is a dark side to this so-called pride, warns Mahima, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Globally, India is […]


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Sunny Rain-N-Snow: An Olio of Poetry for Pleasure

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Spread the love           Bhaskaranand reviews the poetry of U Atreya Sharma and critiques his book Sunny Rain-n-Snow, exclusively for Different Truths. Sunny Rain-n-Snow is a beautiful folio of sixty-three poems well-wrought by U Atreya Sarma, a seasoned writer, mature poet and impartial critic of contemporary times. Divided into twelve sections, the collection explores various themes – from […]


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The Hunger of Oleg Sentsov

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Spread the love           On the 15th of May 2018, one month before Russia celebrated the opening of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Oleg Sentsov began an indefinite hunger strike, which continues today — not only to protest his own imprisonment, but that of nearly 70 compatriots, fellow Ukrainian artists, actors, political prisoners. And, today, Sentsov is battling […]


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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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How Classical is Our Yoga?

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Spread the love           There are various ways of attaining the sublime and the surreal – Yoga takes you towards that. But today’s scientific day and age ask for more – how can energy be viewed while doing Pranayama and meditation, some ask and doubt the real effects of Yoga. For such skeps, Yoga is more of […]


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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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Muscle, Money, Corruption, and Education Mafia are Deeply Entrenched in the Examination System– II

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Spread the love20          20SharesThe examination system is rife with corruption. Its sanctity is highly suspect. It’s a big farce. Doctored and fake degrees are the passport to success in the job and marriage market. Witness the huge rush of students in temples and majars before and after the board and other examinations. If not men, perhaps […]


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