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The Girl Who Married a Stranger

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Spread the love           Tutu recounts a popular folktale from the Calabar region of Nigeria. It’s about a stunning young woman, Afiong. She had bright eyes and velvety smooth skin, the colour of the deepest golden honey. She was also tall and carried herself with poise and grace. But, she was vain and turned down several marriage […]


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Work Hard, Spend Harder: Beware! It is Ruining Your Mental Health

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Spread the love21          21SharesIndia is the fastest growing market for any and every product you can find on the Earth. Why? Because we are 1.3 billion consumers base. Are you taking pride in it? There is a dark side to this so-called pride, warns Mahima, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Globally, India is […]


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A Lesson on Life Management

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Spread the love           Appearances are often deceptive. Hemashri tells us the story of Gitali, a cleaner in a government office. At a young age, life taught her much more than the books of the educated and well-placed women. Read this real-life story, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. I first saw this pretty girl, […]


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The Unnamed Fame

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Spread the love           Here’s an evocative short story by a young storyteller, Kabir. He penned this story, during a recent Creative Writing Workshop, conducted by our Editor-in-Chief, Arindam Roy, under the aggies of Arz Hai. A Different Truths exclusive. I don’t remember whether it was Friday or Saturday but all I can recall was that it […]


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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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An Invalid Character Certificate

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Spread the love           A loose comments by a senior officer about the character of the author, in the presence of her husband – they are officers in the Assam state services – was humiliating for both of them. Hemashri bares the working of a government department, the insensitivity of some of its officers, lack of respect […]


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The Ancient Walled City

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Spread the love           The walls around Toledo are an example of one of the most fortified complex systems of the Middle Ages in Europe. It is one of the oldest cities of the region. We saw ruins which date back to 3000 years. This city on hills has seen several different cultures sweep over it. Paramita […]


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Virat and Anushka Smitten by the Modi Bug

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Spread the love4          4SharesModi was the guest of honour at one of Virushka’s marriage receptions. That seems to have kind of left a halo around the heads of Virushka. Anushka became a Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan ambassador with photographs of her promoting open defecation free India with the image of a toilet in the background, nowhere like […]


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Trump Restaurant at the End of the Universe: All Sins of Kim Stand Pardoned

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Spread the love           How dare Trump forgive Kim’s original sins, his human rights record: The rabid K9s he set on his uncle. The general he rocket-launched to kingdom come. The brother he poison-smeared to death. The starving incarcerated in North Korea. The Yalu-drowned. Here’s an analysis, for Different Truths. Lessons from around the world. One of […]


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Prayers, Process, and Reforms: Some Things do Not Change for Ordinary People

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Spread the love            The state administrative service is rife with arbitrariness and discrimination. Hemashri recounts how her study leave prayer for a higher study to JNU, New Delhi, was not granted, while two other batch mates of hers were allowed relaxation of rules. It will soon be 20 years, the administrative process is yet to […]


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