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Dollar and Gold Smuggling up: More Trouble for Shaky Rupee

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Spread the love           The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has launched a nationwide crackdown on foreign exchange smuggling, particularly of US$. For long, legal gold inflow occupied an important position, after petroleum and natural gas, in the country’s total import basket. Weakening Rupee seems to have further pushed the domestic demand for gold, especially among the […]


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Dalits Uprooted: Houses Burnt Forcibly by SDM Karchana

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Spread the love           SDM Karchana Kuldev Singh clandestinely uprooted and broke into the hutments with JCB machines and set fire to the 40-year-old houses of 19 Dalit landless labourers in Kaundhiyara yesterday. AIKMS Allahabad President, Comrade Ram Kailash tried to reason with the SDM, explaining to him the facts, but he refused to listen to reason. […]


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Constitutional Crisis Post-Karnataka Election Results: Supreme Court has set Precedence

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Spread the love           Much has been written about the significance of the Karnataka developments for the wider Indian politics, and whether it signifies the coming together of the major opposition parties to take on the all-powerful might of Narendra Modi-Amit Shah duo. But what is of equal importance is the critical role of the Courts to […]


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Crime against Women in India: The Black Dot of Shame

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Spread the love           Our society is ruled by two “M’s” – Males and Money. Genders were never equal and I doubt that they ever will be in this country. Ours is a social system in which men hold primary power and a woman’s life lies between pleasures at one end and danger at another end. We prefer […]


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Victory of Putin is a Challenge to the Western Hegemony

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Spread the love           That Putin will get elected was a certainty, but how the world fraternity would react was a matter of conjecture though the perspective of western hostility was on the cards. In this backdrop, it is really intriguing to watch the mute attitude of the West. A report, for Different Truths. Vladimir Putin’s re-election […]


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Tyger! Tyger! Burning Bright

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Spread the love            Humourist Soumya narrates a real-life incident of tiger watching, in a different genre, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. The tiger, I had come to the conclusion, was a mythical beast. Years of tramping up to its supposed haunt on days spent peering out of car windows, open jeeps, elephant […]


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Tripura: Beyond the Politics

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Spread the love            The important question of Tripura ethnonational identity, inevitable as the Tripuri masses come to self-consciousness in the course of their development, may no longer be ignored by any political party in Tripura. It is perhaps a simplification to regard the left as complicit in the Bengali chauvinist oppression of Tripuris, opines Navodita, […]


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Memorable Meals I Have Had

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Spread the love            Humourist Soumya tells us of the many adventures of his, in the company of others, between 1983 and 2013. He mixes humour, food, drinks, fancy-free, and footloose bohemian life of a backpacker, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. I am a foodie.  My girth gives credence to the fact. But […]


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Close Encounters of the Wild Kind –1

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Spread the love            Fancy-free and footloose, three friends decide on an adventurous trip. They meet an Australian bicyclist and decide to visit a wildlife resort, meeting villagers and a sadhu. Here’s the first part of the two-part serial, by Soumya, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. The tourists spotted some movement in the […]


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Amma la: The Agony of Separation from Mother and Motherland

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Spread the love            As the world celebrated Mother’s Day, on Sunday, it sharpened the agonies of separation of mother and motherland for the Tibetan Refugees, in India. Eswar profiles their pain, in the regular column, exclusively in Different Truths. How does one feel when one hears about the loss of a loved one and not […]


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