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A Wrinkled Smile

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Spread the love           A short story based on real life that explores various layers of relationships, by Anumita, our Managing Editor, exclusively for Different Truths. Kathy watched the bony fingers holding her arm and smiled at the twinkling eyes looking at her. Those eyes were surrounded with wrinkles yet a vibrancy emitted from this person. She […]


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Do the Lions Have Their Own Storytellers?

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Spread the love           Arindam, our Editor-in-Chief, talks about the ownership of the narrative of Africa, by its people, using the ‘lion’ metaphor, by Chinua Achebe. He tells us how he discovered Africa within him, during his formative years. Four insightful edits by the Africa Special Issue editors, Michele Baron, Luz María López, Olaitan Maryam Mojisola, and Swati […]


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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Vrindavan Longs for Krishna – LXXXIV

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Spread the love            Nilanjana recounts the tale of Vrindavan’s longing for Krishna, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Parikshit said, “So Krishna was now busy in his new role?” Sukha sighed, “Yes, the cosmic consciousness took the human form for a purpose. But then he never forgot his dear ones at Vrindavan. Krishna […]


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Charles Dickens Depicts the Outrage of Child Abuse and its Vicious Circle – IV

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Spread the love           On the basis of his admissions and family dynamics, Joe is implicated in his wife’s sadistic treatment of Pip. An abused child, he seems to have chosen a spouse who resembles his abusive father. Unable to defend himself from a battering father, Joe prefers not to defend Pip from a battering stepmother. From […]


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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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Bowlby: Expressions of Loss, Grief, and Anxiety in a Child and Psychoanalysis – IX

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Spread the love           Bowlby makes the common observation that the psychoanalytic theory of normal development is almost entirely based upon work with adult patients. Obviously, in clinical practice, the psychoanalyst is constantly preoccupied with the understanding of defences that, although once useful for survival, are now obsolete. When these findings are projected back onto the theory […]


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My Story: Renu – I

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Spread the love           Here are four stories from a novella that deals with love, marriage, and relationship, by Meenakshi, in the weekly column. Here’s the first part, exclusively for Different Truths. Hi! Well now that you want to hear about me, let me tell you, it’s pretty boring. I am a housewife who gave up her […]


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Bowlby: Normal and Pathological Processes of Mourning in Response to Separation and Loss – VIII

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Spread the love           Bowlby looks at human loss and distress on two levels: first, the inevitable grief, anger, and despair that result when ties are broken, and second, the ways we organize ourselves to deal with these painful and often conflictual feelings. Just as in his study of affectional ties Bowlby first searched for regularities in […]


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Rain

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Spread the love           An evocative rain poem, celebrating the many shades and hues of nature, by Dr. Amrinder, exclusively for Different Truths. Raindrops drum upon my window Like a bunch of jolly drummers I cannot help but drum my fingers Merrily, on my wooden desk Raindrops tap on my window Like a tap dancers on a […]


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Cosmic Drama: Views of Tagore on Death

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Spread the love           On the 77th death anniversary of the Nobel laureate, Rabindranath Tagore, Ruchira talks about the Bard’s views on death. A tribute to the poet, from all of us at Different Truths. An exclusive Special Feature. On 8th August 1941 (22nd Shravana, 1348) the radiant sun of India’s (read Bengali) literary domain was eclipsed forever by […]


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