Feathers

Diplomatic Struggle of India against Racial Apartheid[1] in South Africa and its Contemporary Hypocrisy on Human Rights

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Spread the love           India since its Independence until the 1970s has played a central role in mobilising third world countries on the issue of Self-determination and racial equality. Amit, our Editor-at-Large (Europe) critically analyses India’s diplomatic move employing ‘human rights’ in United Nations General Assembly to counter racial discrimination in South Africa[2]. Along with discussing a […]


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The Enchanting, Enigmatic Turban and Other Headdresses for Women – VI

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Spread the love            In the sixth and last part of the erudite research article, Fashionista Shameena tells us about turbans and other headdresses, particularly for women. She traces the current trends, tracing its antiquities, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Turban evolves and turns chic when women adorn it in various parts of […]


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Turbans are the Identity of the Sikhs – IV

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Spread the love            Shameena tells us about the importance of turbans amongst Sikhs. It’s a part of their identities, she says, in the fourth part of her weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. A very important and exciting event in the life of a Sikh boy is when he starts tying the turban. In a […]


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Germany Coalition has New Faces but Old Polices: Left Wing Linke Weakened by Dissensions

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Spread the love           Although the SPD kept floundering in opinion polls, currently at 18 percent, Angela Merkel needed it to obtain enough Yes seats in the Bundestag to stay in power. She found it necessary to treat the SPD generously so that SPD members would vote “Ja” in their referendum. Here’s a report, for Different Truths. […]


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Hail President Xi Jinping, Emperor of China: India Will Need to Keep a Weary Eye

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Spread the love           Media with few exceptions are already cautious not to ruffle Chinese feathers, refusing to acknowledge openly that Xi-President-for-Life is tantamount to Xi the de facto monarch, a throwback to 1911 when the last Chinese emperor was overthrown. Here’s an analysis, for Different Truths.  There is a slight change in the status of President […]


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The Origin of the Pugree – I

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Spread the love            Shameena tells us the origin of the turban or Pugree, in the first part of the regular column, exclusively for Different Truths. Turban, a headdress or Pugree, as a concept of costume, had come down from hoary past. In the pre-historic era, men felt the need to protect himself against the natural odds […]


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Durga Puja: A Five-day Extravaganza of Food, Feast, Fun, and Frolic

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Spread the love            Eyes closed each of us disappear into own consciousness where we perhaps see a beloved departed parent, or remember a past when they stood above us uttering these same words after shoving a crumpled flower and a bael leaf into our small fist. Chennai-based Sumita gives us an overview of the Durga […]


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With this Will

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Spread the love           A poem of integration and hope from Neelam for Different Truths. There is nothing to conquest in this sky, and not theirs or ours if it is cut enough to be your roof, tight as mist around, transpires to shed inhibition, completely takes in its horizon, dark and darkest burning misery and tears, […]


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A Caged Bird / Colour

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Spread the love           Here are two poems by Simran. She feels the agonising pain of a bird held captive in a cage and the sweet pain of love. A Caged Bird A caged bird put behind the metal bars, Unable to look through, And locate the night stars. Her dreams, long lost. Through the cage, Went the […]


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