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Togo: The Largest Voodoo Market in the World

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Spread the love           Togo’s capital city of Lomé is the birthplace of the largest Voodoo market in the world – a kind of super supply store for fetishes, charms and anything else one might need for a ritual. It is known as the Akodessewa Fetish Market. Practitioners from all over the African continent travel here in […]


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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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Tharoor in the Dock Kicks Up a Farrago of Emotions

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Spread the love           Here’s a humourous, fictional account of Shashi Tharoor and the pending court case against him, for Different Truths. Jocko Street cut short the overseas call. “Shashi Tharoor is in trouble, what will I tell my friends in Thiruvananthapuram? Their hearts will be broken, especially the women.” Alec Smart stabbed a finger in the […]


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I Feel Your Presence

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Spread the love           A verse in memory of a loved one, by Ritambhara, in Different Truths. I feel your presence, no matter where I am I feel your presence, no matter what I do I can sense the touch when I first held your fingers and took my first step I can sense you in every […]


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G-String Holding the Alliance Together: Congress Slowly Getting Back to Centre of Action

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Spread the love           Opposition unity has still a long way to go, blighted as it is by individual personal ambitions. There are wheels within wheels in the opposition. And when Rahul Gandhi says, “we will work with the opposition to defeat the BJP”, he places himself and the Congress outside the pale of the “opposition”, as […]


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Adieu Sweet Yeddy, 112 Times!

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Spread the love           The Supreme Court judgement puts to rest at least one anxiety: No horse-trading. With the DGP told to provide security to MLAs till they arrive to vote, the Chief Minister’s hands are tied and the Governor more or less confined to the Raj Bhavan to make faces at himself in the mirror! Here’s […]


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In the Inner Recesses of his Heart: Painting of Rabindranath Tagore in the History of Art

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Spread the love            Rabindranath Tagore’s art combines both Indian and European aspects. The range of colours used in his work are reminiscent of the expressionist era, and Tagore’s style is close to that of Kandinsky, Picasso, and Matisse. It is also influenced by Japanese and Chinese art. It also documents what prominent art historians and […]


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Crime against Women in India: The Black Dot of Shame

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Spread the love           Our society is ruled by two “M’s” – Males and Money. Genders were never equal and I doubt that they ever will be in this country. Ours is a social system in which men hold primary power and a woman’s life lies between pleasures at one end and danger at another end. We prefer […]


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God of Everything Falls

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Spread the love            An intriguing fiction by Lovita, for the Special Feature, exclusively for Different Truths. Love is these rays of being,                                Love is this readiness to begin. Few to love in concrete time. Please don’t hug! He would squeeze out his body from mine, defensively, protest like a coming of a revolution. He […]


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An eAnthology of Poems on Autism

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Spread the love            Autism: An Advocacy Initiative is a campaign programme of this webzine. We present an eAnthology of Poems, wherein 42 poets, with as many poems, spread across 19 nations [India (17), Mexico (4), Puerto Rico (3), Poland & Germany (2 each) and one each from Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Macedonia, The Netherlands, Viet Nam, […]


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