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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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Terrible Twins, Their Big Brother, and a Doting Grandmother

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Spread the love           Dr. Amrinder takes a break for her busy schedule to spend a day with her grandchildren, big brother, Jashn, and twin little sisters, Anya and Alia. With three grandchildren, Dr. Amrinder finds her hands are more than full. A humourous take on life by a doting grandmother, exclusively for Different Truths.   When […]


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Beautiful and Peaceful

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Spread the love           An evocative poem that sees the cruelty of modern times against the beauty of nature, by Dr. T Ashok, exclusively for Different Truths. Oh Earth and nature! Both are so very beautiful To every living being they give a view, delightful; But, of what mind-set the worldly beings are? The essential life-givers, if […]


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Oxytocin Ban Would Put Many Patients in Serious Difficulty

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Spread the love           Oxytocin is not the only the drug; several medicines which have been used in the past are now banned. Byproducts of opium, which are useful in many cases in psychosomatic disorders, have now been banned because these medicines have been pushed for use for addiction. Codeine, which has been so useful to control […]


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The Price of Life

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Spread the love           Here’s an evocative real-life account of the survivors during the partition, in 1947. A little lad was celebrating the survival of his mother and him, dancing the Bhangra – a unique example of Black humour, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. The story goes back about 30 years when the boy’s […]


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Have a Heart

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Spread the love           ‘Have a heart.’ People say figuratively to the heartless but what of the mite who literally did not have a heart to speak of, or rather one too small to sustain her after birth? Imagine a beautiful brilliant son abroad, who soared skywards career wise but had no time for marriage and a family […]


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The Beginning of an End

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Spread the love           Anumita brings out the agonising pain of a mother contesting her child’s custody in a courtroom, exclusively for Different Truths. “Are you ready, June? – the question was just that. A question. No emotions, nothing else. June got up and straightened her dress and took a deep breath. It is today. Today is […]


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Caught amidst Fierce Rain in Chail

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Spread the love           With lightning flashes and thunder in the background taking shelter under the trees didn’t seem advisable. Anyway, we were reluctant to leave the track and enter the dark woods. The track was fast turning into slush making running impossible. We made our way as fast as possible occasionally slipping and soaked up to […]


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Summer Vacations: Then and Now

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Spread the love            Ruchira reminisces about summer vacations. Life in the past was simpler and uncluttered. The simple joys of yesteryears are passé. The concept of family outings has changed now. The tech-savvy generation, joy is just a flick of a button away, she opines, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Seeing summer vacations […]


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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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