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Notes on Translating Poems of Ado Ahmad Gidan Dabino into English

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Spread the love           Every language has its own qualities, not only in the poetic or linguistic sense, but also in the manner in which through the uniqueness of that language, the speakers of the language interpret its history and express their reality. In translating a poet like Ado Ahmad Gidan Dabino, one has to be aware […]


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The Magical Mystery of Enigmatic and Enchanting East Africa

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Spread the love           Nayna takes us on a tour of two East African countries, Tanzania and Rawanda. She tells us the wondrous tales of a world heritage site, Stone Town, in Zanzibar, the largest national parks, including Serengeti and Ngorongoro, and camping under the open sky, in tents, in Tanzania. Kigali, a very pretty hill station; […]


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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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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Arishta and Krishna – LXIX

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Spread the love            Nilanjana recounts the tale of Krishna vanquishing the Ausra Arishta, from the Bhagavatam, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. Sukha continued narrating the stories from Bhagavad Purana, which his father Ved Vyasa had authored. “Now,” he began, “another asura called Arishta comes in search of Krishna.” Parikshit responded, “One more!” “Yes,” Sukha […]


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Self-Love and Thomas Hardy: Jude the Obscure, a Psychologically Rich Novel – I

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Spread the love            Jude the Obscure remains one of the most psychologically rich novels in our language, as the published criticism confirms. However artistically contrived Father Time’s ending may be, the fictional suicide reveals many of the characteristics of real-life suicides. More importantly, Father Time’s actions foreshadow the murderous impulses culminating in Sue’s grim return […]


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Women as Sex Symbols: Are we Predators and Prey at Workplace?

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Spread the love64          64Shares Are the two genders nothing more than the hunted and the hunting, the predator and the prey, in the jungle of primeval consciousness. Why are fashionable women seen as sex objects at social gatherings or at the workplace? Singapore-based Rina reacts against the ogling and groping, in the new column, every week. […]


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What it is to be a Wife of a Geologist!

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Spread the love13          13SharesHere’s a tongue-in-cheek account by Dr. Preeti about what it’s to be a geologist’s wife. A humourous account of a rocky relationship, exclusively for Different Truths.   “Civilisation exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.” ~ Will Durant An army wife is called a ‘Braveheart’ but a geologist’s wife is called a […]


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Political Kite Flying, App Looking at the Big Picture, Child-Friendly Police Station, Mice Have a Field Day

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Spread the love           Narendra Modi and Benjamin Netanyahu, two PMs, bond over kite-flying at Sabarmati Ashram and they paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi. The App WeCroak is born of Bhutanese folklore saying that to be happy, one ought to contemplate death five times a day. A police station in Kerala serves as a clinic for children too. A pair […]


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Close Encounters of the Wild Kind –1

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Spread the love            Fancy-free and footloose, three friends decide on an adventurous trip. They meet an Australian bicyclist and decide to visit a wildlife resort, meeting villagers and a sadhu. Here’s the first part of the two-part serial, by Soumya, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. The tourists spotted some movement in the […]


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A Tale of Two Statues

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Spread the love           An intense ballad, the fury of nature and an old woman, in this verse by Sumita, in Different Truths. “The Old Woman’s escaping!” reported my sons. The flood water rising high had vanquished Six feet tall gates and barbed wire crowned compound walls, A serene brown sea rippled to the horizon from my […]


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