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Southern Expansion Dream of Modi-Shah Fizzles Out

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Spread the love           Modi and Shah have been treating themselves as the first among the equals. Party sources even maintain that, barring four or five leaders, none dares to speak out on their face. Modi talks of internal democracy, but he interacts only with a group of his favourite leaders. He even does not care for […]


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Indian Stability Innovations get Global Recognition

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Spread the love           The result of a global research and crowdsourcing effort, the Atlas features more than sixty innovations from around the world that help individuals, households, communities, and countries continue to survive and prosper even in the face of economic volatility. A report, for Different Truths. In the last decade, India has emerged as the […]


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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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Mainstreaming Religious Politics can be Tricky

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Spread the love           It is only now when the BJP has succeeded in exploiting the Congress’s mishandling of the secular concept that the latter is trying to erase the image of being a “Muslim party”, as Sonia Gandhi recently said. But, as the Karnataka initiative shows, religion has returned to centre-stage in the Congress’s politics. A […]


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F**k Honesty!

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Spread the love           It’s an era when reporters are called upon to be fixers. They have to do the dirty jobs. Those who cannot, like the protagonist, Badshah, are ejected out of the system. All names have been changed to conceal identities. Arindam fictionalises a real-life incident, in this short story, exclusively for Different Truths. “People […]


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In Search of Silver Lining: Far-reaching Ramifications of the Kashmir Issue, Terrorism, Hafiz Saeed, UN Plebiscite, and Indo-Pak Settlement

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Spread the love            It is a known fact that in Pakistan governments are formed and destroyed based on issues around Hafiz Saeed, terrorism, Kashmir and such ‘identity wars’. Which way then is peace of Kashmir headed? Our Associate Editor, Nivodita, examines the international ramifications of the Mumbai terror attack mastermind released recently, terrorism, the Kashmir […]


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Anita Nair, a Journey towards Melliorism: The Better Man to Chain of Custody

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Spread the love            Basudeb critiques the novels of Anita Nair, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.   Shornur at the district of Palakkad, Kerala, is Anita Nair’s birth place. She was born on 26 January 1966. She got her college education in Madras. After obtaining the B.A. degree with Major in English literature […]


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The Vulnerability of Religiosity: How Fake Godmen Rule the Roost!

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Spread the love           Nagpur-based Sunita exposes the chinks – rather cracks – in the armours of the socio-political and socio-economic structures. These bizarre figureheads continue to draw vulnerable people in the name of religion.  Much like the axiomatic Pied Piper, be it the aged dhoti-clad reader-of-scriptures or the bling-apparelled, gem-studded glib talker – hundreds of thousands […]


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Friends: The Precious Wealth that Money Cannot Buy!

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Spread the love            Friends are an inestimable treasure. Age difference, generation gap etc. are not a bar; friendship is the meeting of two minds and hearts that understand, love and accepts each other non-judgementally. Shernaz talks about friends and friendship, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Friendship is a garden of many hued […]


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