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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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Why are we a Nation of Citizens Without Conscience?

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Spread the love           Are we a nation that plays the blame game best and point fingers at others? All these are done to shirk away our own responsibilities, states Hemashri, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Within a couple of hours of joining in a new district, a university classmate called on me. I […]


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South Sudan: A Country in Perpetual Turmoil

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Spread the love           Salva Kiir Mayardit took oath as the first president of the Republic that day in 2011, the new nation not only gratefully savored its first moments of independence from North Sudan but also remembered with sadness the more than two million people who had sacrificed their lives for that very moment. Tears rolled […]


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The Inspiring Story of the African American, George Washington Carver

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Spread the love           Veena Gavankar came across the English biography, George Washington Carver, an African American agriculturist, botanist, inventor and environmentalist, written by Shirley Graham and George Lipscomb. She was fascinated with his life and wanted to share his inspiring story with her children. She went on to do a lot of research on Carver and […]


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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 Day with the Maasai Tribe

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Spread the love           The Maasai people are one of the tallest tribes in Africa. They are a unique and popular tribe of Kenya due to their long preserved culture. Their distinctive culture, dress style and strategic territory along the game parks of Kenya and Tanzania have made them one of East Africa’s most internationally famous tourist […]


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The Punishment

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Spread the love           A young student had to face punishment because he had spoken against the corrupt principal. Stanslaus tells us about the deep-rooted corruption in schools in Tanzania. A Different Truths exclusive for the Special Feature on Africa.  In 1992, I was in form five at Tosamaganga Secondary School and there was a crisis between […]


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tea, salt, and teranga

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Spread the love           Not all salt harvesters are held in equal esteem. As in many economically-challenged zones across the world, outside Dakar, in the shallow basin of Senegal’s Lac Rose, salt workers labour under the unrelenting heat of the dry-season sun, earning a pittance compared to the sums received by the package-marketers of the salt they […]


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Dandora Dumpsite is a Bedroom for the Urban Poor in Nairobi

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Spread the love           Dandora is the biggest dumpsite in Nairobi, an estate littered with dirt and overflowing sewers pouring into the drainage system. For most though, it is the high level of crime, thanks to the jobless youth, who idle in the area, youth who strike fear in residents, even in broad daylight. It is a lifeline […]


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The Boon and Bane of Relationships – Complicatedly Yours!

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Spread the love           Preeyan delves into the complexities of relationships, with nuclear families and changing contours, exclusively for Different Truths.   There are times, when I feel I need some love, there are times when I feel I need some care, most of the time I crave for attention and there are times when I want […]


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