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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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Political Delicacies: Congress to Harden Soft Hindutva Line

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Spread the love           Political tidbits from various parts of India, for Different Truths. The AICC session, taking place over the next couple of days, is expected to reinforce Congress party’s new line of distancing itself from the image of being a pro-Muslim party and further the soft Hindutva line. As part of this approach, Rahul Gandhi […]


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Self-acceptance: A Realistic and Subjective Understanding of our Worth

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Spread the love            Self-acceptance can be nurtured. It is not anybody’s exclusive property. The first step towards promoting self-healing is to be self-compassionate. Cultivating this compassion, helps us to like ourselves and eventually accept those parts that we have erroneously striven to hide or hate, writes Shernaz, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. […]


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Godmen: Happiness Comes with a Price Tag

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Spread the love           Gurus whose USP is smart marketing; Swamis whose fortunes would shame a Rockefeller; Godmen with unbridled libido who believe it is their right to rape and murder; Babas in saintly garbs close to political power – the pivot in an unseemly nexus – these quick rise men with feet of clay then are […]


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Durga and her Entourage in a Jawed Habib Salon: Reverence, Irreverence, Trolls, Erotica and the Liberal Hindu Mind

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Spread the love           There’s public outrage on the social media about the newspaper advertisement of Goddess Durga’s family dolling themselves in a Jawed Habib salon. The celebrity hairstylist is being trolled on Twitter. There have been advertisements of underwear and shoes too using the Durga image. No one cried foul then. Arindam delves into evidence of […]


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Bihar School of Yoga: Preparing for Tough World, Keeping Positive Attitude and a Selfless Service

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Spread the love            The Bihar School of Yoga propagates certain forms of Yoga like Living Yoga propounded by Swami Niranjananda Saraswati. It spells out a certain vision of Sannyasa. Navodita, our Yoga expert tells us more about it, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. The Bihar School of Yoga believes in training young […]


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Akashganga: The Unsung Backroom Jumping Jacks – IX

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Spread the love            Into the melting pot of trial and tribulations at ADR&DE the baby-faced but stylish, dexterous and skillful Ajoo, our very own whiz kid brought his medicine chest of magazines and manuals, of rigging lines, fabric pieces, to repair and restore the bruise and boils of the hurt canopies. There was no formal training or […]


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Living Beyond the Margins: Hijras of Kolkata, a Curse or a Prayer!

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Spread the love           US-based Padmini has been working for the emancipation of the hijras. She recounts a chance meeting with them during one of her visits to Kolkata. She tells us about the paroxysms of their emotions, the rejection and various exploitation they face. How they are duped or how the lower police officials demand sexual gratification. She also […]


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