Economical

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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Status of Childescents in India Worrying, says CRY Report

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Spread the love           The report coming out on the World Population Day, last week, highlights that there are nearly a 100million childescents between 15 and 18 years in India, and this huge population remains largely invisible as children and hence, under-addressed. A report, for Different Truths.    Highlighting the continuum of childhood and emphasising that the age-group within […]


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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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Mexico is Poised for a Regime Change on July 1

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Spread the love           Trump denounced Mexican migrants to the U.S. as rapists and murderers and promised to build “a big beautiful wall” at the U.S.-Mexico border – and get Mexico to pay for it. Mexican politicians of all stripes resolutely refused and denounced him. AMLO is no fan of Trump’s wall, either. Nor are organised labor […]


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Learning is a Habit

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Spread the love           Preeyan tells us the value of learning – a process that’s unending, a habit, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Every one of us, at any given point in time, is learning something or the other, the learning process is complete only when that learning gets registered in the brain. Till […]


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Global Meet in Patna to Debate Marxian Thought

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Spread the love           An international conference in India on Karl Marx – ‘’Karl Marx-Life, Ideas and Influence: A Critical Examination on the Bicentenary’ (16-20 June 2018) under the aegis of the Asian Development Research Institute will take place in Patna, the capital of one of India’s most economically backward states. Its significance lies in the state’s […]


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Marxism is a Living Science 200 Years Later: Its Revolutionary Ideas are Guide to Action

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Spread the love           Marxism is a revolutionary theory. Without it, protests against capitalist exploitation and oppression are limited to demands for reforms, to efforts to alleviate symptoms, without curing the disease. Here’s an analysis, for Different Truths. The ideas of Marxism originated in the middle of the 19th century. It was then that two great social […]


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In Pursuit of a Normal Life

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Spread the love            Anjali shares the trials and tribulations of being a mother of a Special Needs child, diagnosed with ASD, with her diary, in this short story. She’s dismayed that even the NCR does not have proper schools for such children. An exclusive for the Special Feature, for Different Truths. Dear Diary, The month […]


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Singapore: It is a Faustian Deal

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Spread the love            Singapore tops the ranks in Asia as the city with the best quality of living, well ahead of Tokyo and Hong Kong because of its efficient infrastructure. The multiculturalism of Singapore is felt through a lack of overly obvious religious symbols for all religions and ensuring that celebrations are truly joyous affairs. […]


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Mapless in Madras

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Spread the love            The columnist and his young wife were next woken up at Kanyakumari, which was completely deserted and pitch dark, at about two in the morning, and the bus went off, as did the passengers who alighted there. We two were left quite literally in the dark, lost souls in what appeared to […]


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