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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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Every Soul has its Song of Life!

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Spread the love           There is a tribe in central Africa, some say it is the Himba Tribe, while some say it is the Ubuntu Tribe, which have a unique tradition. When a woman wants to become a mother, she recluses herself from the tribe and goes to stay in the forest. She stays amongst nature and […]


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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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The Challenges of Working in Africa

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Spread the love           Preeyan tells us about the challenges of relocating to work abroad, particularly in Africa. He cautions that if you are moving to a country in Africa you expect what you see on TV, but for any country it is not the case. A Different Truths exclusive for the Special Issue on Africa. Your […]


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Living on in Death and Back to College Too

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Spread the love           Rupa talks about her mother-in-law’s progressive views. In life and death, she carried her will. In death, her body is going to medical research which will benefit waitlisted organ recipients and medical research community that may find miracle cures a step short of discovery. Here’s a new weekly column, beginning today, exclusively for […]


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Opening the Door to Gay Room

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Spread the love           Gay activist Harish Iyer, in a counter to BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, who says homosexuality is “deviant”, insisted that homosexuality was a “variant” and that psychiatrists have said that. It was as if Iyer was announcing the discovery of a new species. An analysis, for Different Truths. The thief who has no opportunity […]


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Human Rights Justice: Who are the Torture Victims? – I

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Spread the love           Amit, our Editor-at-Large (Europe) analyses role of an India based Non-Governmental Organisation working for the torture victims of marginalised groups (such as Dalits, Muslims) using novel methods of testimonial therapy – employing it for the rehabilitation of torture victims providing voice for voiceless, mobilising human rights movement by bringing narratives of injustices of […]


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The Wood Wide Web: Why we need a Mowgli in us!

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Spread the love           Mowgli’s woody world is full of deep love for the jungle and animals of all shapes and sizes, within it. Rudyard Kipling’s story is laced with moral lessons to respect Nature and greenery. Mamta tells us how Joginath Sahoo’s green brigade in Odisha, and P.T. Shinde, a school teacher, near Pune, helped reforestation. […]


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Indian Eve: Still a Long Way to Go

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Spread the love            Ruchira tells us about the trials and tribulations of being a girl-child or a woman in the patriarchal Indian society, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. For fifty odd years, India has been my homeland. A city-bred educated woman, (to put it modestly), hailing from a comfortable middle-class family, I […]


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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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