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Confetti in a Storm

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Spread the love           n intriguing story by Ismail that describes a day in the life of a poet. A Different Truths exclusive for the Special Feature on Africa. I’ve got to. Got to write it. Yes; the poem. It’s been on my mind for sometime: for quite a long time. I haven’t got any idea on […]


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Notes on Translating Poems of Ado Ahmad Gidan Dabino into English

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Spread the love           Every language has its own qualities, not only in the poetic or linguistic sense, but also in the manner in which through the uniqueness of that language, the speakers of the language interpret its history and express their reality. In translating a poet like Ado Ahmad Gidan Dabino, one has to be aware […]


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Locked with Lantern and a Good Luck

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Spread the love           Atrayee tells us an intriguing story about a NGC team, caught in the Eritrean-Ethiopian conflict and a kidnapping. What happened to Twisha? Here’s a literary thriller, exclusively for Different Truths, for the Africa Special Issue. Is it night already? So soon! The trace of daylight that has been permeating through that precarious locked […]


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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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The First Shadows of Cruelty

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Spread the love           Here’s a short story by Aarathi that explores the complexities of relationships. It was penned during a Creative Writing Workshop, conducted by our Editor-in-Chief, Arindam. A Different Truths exclusive. She wasn’t quite the girl with blue eyes, but she was the kindest spirit I ever knew. She always watered the plants after school […]


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The Beginning of an End

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Spread the love           Anumita brings out the agonising pain of a mother contesting her child’s custody in a courtroom, exclusively for Different Truths. “Are you ready, June? – the question was just that. A question. No emotions, nothing else. June got up and straightened her dress and took a deep breath. It is today. Today is […]


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I Met Myself Far From the Madding Crowd

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Spread the love           Sarika took a break from the routine. She packed her backpack and travelled solo to meet herself. Read about her adventure, exclusively in Different Truths. Travelling is very much there on my card, since childhood. I have travelled a lot! At times people wonder about my whereabouts. We keep travelling; if there are […]


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You Need a Classroom to Break the Chain

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Spread the love           It’s time we understand how education can do wonders in eliminating child labour, opines Atindra, for Different Truths. A little less than 1.5 crore children call Jharkhand their home. And one of the big problems about 11 lakh of them face while growing up, is how to balance school and work or to […]


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Muscle, Money, Corruption, and Education Mafia are Deeply Entrenched in the Examination System– II

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Spread the love20          20SharesThe examination system is rife with corruption. Its sanctity is highly suspect. It’s a big farce. Doctored and fake degrees are the passport to success in the job and marriage market. Witness the huge rush of students in temples and majars before and after the board and other examinations. If not men, perhaps […]


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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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