Desire

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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Ayushman Bharat far from Universal Healthcare

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Spread the love           PM Modi’s announcements of building toilets, Ayushman Bharat, and opening up of more AIIMS do not fulfill the requirements for universal comprehensive health care to our citizens. The social determinants of health, like supply of clean drinking water, adequate sanitation system, proper housing, nutrition and sufficient wages to meet the day to day […]


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Sunny Rain-N-Snow: An Olio of Poetry for Pleasure

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Spread the love           Bhaskaranand reviews the poetry of U Atreya Sharma and critiques his book Sunny Rain-n-Snow, exclusively for Different Truths. Sunny Rain-n-Snow is a beautiful folio of sixty-three poems well-wrought by U Atreya Sarma, a seasoned writer, mature poet and impartial critic of contemporary times. Divided into twelve sections, the collection explores various themes – from […]


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Three Reasons You Should Abjure Proving Yourself to the World

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Spread the love           All of us crave for attention. In the process, people try to be flawless with the desire to be liked and appreciated by others, forgetting the fact that it is not possible to please everyone every time. Ritambhara tells us three ways to accept ourselves, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. […]


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What Makes Jaitley Go Berserk: His Hitler or the Historical Hitler of the Yore?

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Spread the love           The Hitlerian mindset is in full force. This time it might be an expensive gaffe by the great nonperformer, Arun Jaitley. That millions died, killed by barbaric methods under Hitler did not happen during the Emergency. Only a hapless Jaitley was taken away for short while from his air-conditioned comfort to the jail. […]


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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Krishna in Mathura – LXXVI

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Spread the love            Nilanjana recounts the tale of Balarama and Krishna in Mathura from the Bhagavatam, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. “A city must be very new for Balarama, Krishna and his friends. Till now they were just living amidst nature.” Parikshit reflected. “Oh, yes,” Sukadeva said, “it was all very new […]


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Preamble: John Bowlby Helps Understand Human Behaviour Caught Between Attachments and Separations – I

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Spread the love            The crux of Bowlby’s thesis is that the pains and joys of attachment cannot be reduced to something more primary such as the sexual or death instincts. Just as a child’s love for his mother does not result from the gratification of his oral desires, so the heart-rending expressions of grief quoted […]


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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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O! My Enemy

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Spread the love           An evocative poem, by Ayub, exclusively for Different Truths.   O! My enemy, There was no route to reach you, The wastelands of my eyes and heart In the deep silences, Scorching sunlight, And profound exhaustion, Used to search an ocean for the thirsty soul, They inscribed their desires, On the shade-less walls […]


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Electricity to all Villages, but Issues Remain: Mission Unfulfilled until Every Home has Power

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Spread the love           There are six lakh villages in India and majority of the population still lived in rural areas. What Modi government has done in the last four years is to provide electricity to nearly 19,000 villages, which still did not have power. Electricity was provided to other 5.8 lakh villages by the previous governments […]


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