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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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The Chai that Cheers: The Inside Story

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Spread the love           Ruchira tells us the story of tea. She traces the antiquity of this wonder drink and how it spread to other parts of the world. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths.  “Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea! How did it exist? I am glad […]


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Religious Fervor and Symbolism of Weddings in Andhra Pradesh

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Spread the love            Ruchira tells us about weddings in Andhra Pradesh, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Nearly four years ago, along with my family, I had flown down to Hyderabad to attend…yes you have guessed right … a typical traditional elaborate Telugu (read Brahmin) wedding. And trust me it was an eye […]


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Christians Dressed in Crusade Mail

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Spread the love           No names have been taken, neither that of man nor party, in the Archbishop’s letter. But the Church’s David versus Goliath slingshot is aimed at the Modi government. That is for sure. Logic says Christians should form a political party and get into the thick of battle political. The Election Commission cannot stop […]


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An Insight into the Psyche of the Modern Man in the Poems of Basudeb Chakraborti – III

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Spread the love           Basudeb Chakraborti’s poems, on loneliness, offer mature insight into the psyche of the modern man.  In his poem, ‘Love to be a Loner’, he declares:  “A life of complete fulfilment I do not desire”, but he is also aware that if he wants to enjoy the space for tomorrow, he will have to transcend his […]


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Organic Sensibility of Tagore

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Spread the love            Bina tells us about the love of Nature in Tagore and compares it with Wordsworth. Nature was organic to both these poets. Here’s an interesting insight, as part of the Special Feature, exclusively for Different Truths. It seems the poetic growth for Wordsworth and Tagore started looking at an ordinary commonplace scene […]


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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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Tribute to Tagore: An eAnthology of Poems

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Spread the love            Thirteen poets with as many poems, from three countries, pay their homages to Tagore, in verse, as Special Feature, exclusively for Different Truths.    #1. twenty-eight line ©Michele Baron The US, currently Kyrgyzstan       #2. Birth of an Icon The sun baked Earth, On receiving first rain, Sweats out fragrance of […]


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Rabindranath Tagore: An Inspiration in Art

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Spread the love            Sudhi Ranjan pays his tribute to Tagore, tells us about the Poet-Painter’s concept of art and how the Alpana art of Santiniketan, influenced his work, as Special Feature. A Different Truths exclusive.  Tagore has been immortalised not only by his poetry but also by his paintings and his great contribution to Indian […]


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Tagore and Einstein: Two Kindred Spirits

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Spread the love            Tagore’s meetings with Einstein which took place in 1930 and which elicited reactions, both respectful and not-so-respectful, from the scientific community were significant if only because of the opportunity they offered to two great minds of the modern age to know each other.  The apparent dissonance between the temperament of a poet and […]


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