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Politeness: To Be or Not to Be!

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Spread the love           Politeness has many nuances and hues. Soumya explains what politeness cost his father-in-law in the hands of his nephew-in-law. And later, the price that polite nephew-in-law had to pay, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths.  The traditional view of the mild and polite people south of the Vindhiyas or from our […]


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A New Chapter in Russia-India Friendship

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Spread the love           Just a day ahead of Putin’s visit the US had cautioned its allies, especially India, not to enter into transactions with Russia and warned that it would trigger American sanctions. The audacity of the US could be gauged from the fact that a state department official said, “We urge all of our allies […]


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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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Empowerment and Wellbeing of African Women

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Spread the love           Many cultural customs and traditions infringe on the rights of women and children by subjecting them to abuse, in keeping with Africa’s gender equality and women’s empowerment agenda, and as part of its advocacy activities. As African women receive education and are recognised with a higher legal status, they provide their households with […]


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A Visionary Auteur Goes Gently Into The Good Night

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Spread the love           “People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.” —Edmund Hillary Armed with a pedigreed background in film world and a  distinct persona of her own, Kalpana Lajmi(1954) carved a special niche for herself as a sensitive film director on gender issues. Surrounded by trail blazers, she was the […]


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Travelling the World in NYC: Conversations with Cab Drivers and Other Multi-Cultural Excursions

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Spread the love           The interplay of different cultures – read multiculturalism – opens the horizons to a person, who is compassionate and deeply observant. As a Dance/Movement Therapist, nonverbal communication is the soul of communication for Johanna. Here’s an insightful exploration of Ghana, in New York, because of her housekeeper, Rose, and her conversations with cab […]


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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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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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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 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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