Humour

Politeness: To Be or Not to Be!

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Spread the love           Politeness has many nuances and hues. Soumya explains what politeness cost his father-in-law in the hands of his nephew-in-law. And later, the price that polite nephew-in-law had to pay, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths.  The traditional view of the mild and polite people south of the Vindhiyas or from our […]


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I Feel the Essence of My Doting Dad

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Spread the love           It is eleven years to lunar date since his larger than life colorful persona was amongst us, yet his essence, words, royal laughter, humour linger stronger every day for me. His penchant for Telugu sametlu (proverbs); English proverbs, and appropriate usage by pulling out right one for situations was mind-boggling. When I found lazy-person-tricks to […]


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Quoting Vajpayee to Bring Modi to Heel: When Insaniat with Pakistan Could Not Deliver

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Spread the love           Told by Nehru when young that he will become PM one day, Vajpayee never looked far for a role model. Vajpayee wept “like a child” at Nehru’s death, says journalist Sharma. But Vajpayee forgot that the BJP cannot be Congress and the Congress vice versa. The hard truth is the right wing base […]


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The Story of Masai, a Fascinating African Tribe

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Spread the love           The most fascinating tribe who constitute the largest section of the population are the Masai.  Their language, Swahili, is the official language of both Tanzania and Kenya and is widely spoken across central Africa.  The Masai are nomadic herders who have chosen to maintain their lifestyle and culture over the centuries with the modern world […]


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The Price of Life

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Spread the love           Here’s an evocative real-life account of the survivors during the partition, in 1947. A little lad was celebrating the survival of his mother and him, dancing the Bhangra – a unique example of Black humour, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. The story goes back about 30 years when the boy’s […]


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Sunny Rain-N-Snow: An Olio of Poetry for Pleasure

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Spread the love           Bhaskaranand reviews the poetry of U Atreya Sharma and critiques his book Sunny Rain-n-Snow, exclusively for Different Truths. Sunny Rain-n-Snow is a beautiful folio of sixty-three poems well-wrought by U Atreya Sarma, a seasoned writer, mature poet and impartial critic of contemporary times. Divided into twelve sections, the collection explores various themes – from […]


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Jambo: Welcome to the Endless Grasslands

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Spread the love           We drove on through the Ngorang Ngora highlands and into the Savannah, where the great animal migration was gathering steam. We encountered thousands of herbivores from the gigantic giraffe to the diminutive diki diki, the ubiquitous gnu, the spectacular zebra, six types of antelopes and dozens of predators from the mighty Simba the […]


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Nemesis

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Spread the love            Fears and karmas often catch up with us. Soumya shares a real-life incident, when rivals in hockey field, met as friends, years later. How were the worst fears of the protagonist dispelled? Read more, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. This story was told to me by a friend over […]


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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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Say it With Feeling: The World of Emojis!

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Spread the love            Many people prefer using text messages to communicate these days, so they look to emojis – small digital images or icons to express an idea or emotion – to convey their feelings. Rina tells us about the world of emojis, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. It was a smooth […]


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