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Confetti in a Storm

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Spread the love           n intriguing story by Ismail that describes a day in the life of a poet. A Different Truths exclusive for the Special Feature on Africa. I’ve got to. Got to write it. Yes; the poem. It’s been on my mind for sometime: for quite a long time. I haven’t got any idea on […]


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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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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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The Chai that Cheers: The Inside Story

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Spread the love           Ruchira tells us the story of tea. She traces the antiquity of this wonder drink and how it spread to other parts of the world. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths.  “Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea! How did it exist? I am glad […]


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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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Are we not all Privileged and Unprivileged in Some Way?

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Spread the love           Ritambhara looks at the emptiness and void in the lives of the rich and pits it against the have-nots, in this verse, exclusively for Different Truths. The homeless on the roads longing for the life of a rich Little does he know, the problems the rich are facing Little does he know, the […]


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Translation and the Readers Response Theory – II

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Spread the love           Basudeb dwells into the complexities of translation and readers response theory, in the second and final part of his erudite research, exclusively for Different Truths. Translator’ construction of the text which he translates may not be identical to the text of the Source Language Text (SLT) author. It is his understanding of the […]


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Jeremy Irons Mesmerises in a Semi-Autobiographical Play

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Spread the love           Long Day’s Journey into Night, currently being staged at Los Angeles, is a masterful rendition of Eugene O’Neill’s masterpiece about the human condition. The British cast is led by the venerable Jeremy Irons. The approximately 3.5-hour play is the stuff of Greek tragedy and Shakespearian drama, following the descent of the Tyrone family […]


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Amit Shah Using Sampark to Redefine Political Contours

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Spread the love           Modi rode to power riding on the support of the urban middle class. But unfortunately, this middle class has turned his bitter critic, notwithstanding every attempt to refurbish his image. It is this class which Shah is targeting for his mission. Shah knows that while the government and the party must fulfill the […]


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Pranab Strikes Big Bang, Congress Hits Black Hole

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Spread the love           Pranab Mukherjee did not have to “die first” to go back in time to retell history. He’s 82 and in his memory-cache there is enough of reading of history told and written to recollect, which he did, linking it to “nation, nationalism and patriotism,” drawing differences between the Indian nation and the western […]


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