Innocence

Locked with Lantern and a Good Luck

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Spread the love           Atrayee tells us an intriguing story about a NGC team, caught in the Eritrean-Ethiopian conflict and a kidnapping. What happened to Twisha? Here’s a literary thriller, exclusively for Different Truths, for the Africa Special Issue. Is it night already? So soon! The trace of daylight that has been permeating through that precarious locked […]


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Take Me to the World of My Dreams

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Spread the love           Ritambhara dreams of a beautiful world of her dreams, where there is happiness, joy, and glee, a safe world for children. A Different Truths exclusive. A smile on every face Contentment in every heart Respect and empathy in every attitude Forgiveness and helpfulness is where the norm This is the human race of […]


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Kabuliwala of the Eden Gardens

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Spread the love            As an homage to Tagore, Atrayee writes a modern version of Kabuliwala. This Mini’s world is that of crayons, TV, Cricket matches, and more. But, the echoes of the well-known story is distinct. Here’s a short story, as Special Feature, exclusively for Different Truths. Mini was angry. Nobody had time for her. […]


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Always Listening, Always Recording Masters of the Universe: No Matter Phone on or off, Snooping is on

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Spread the love           Facebook has data about complete strangers, never logged, never clicked ‘like’ or ‘share’. That is the bigger cover-up. Tech giants like Facebook and Google, besides being evasive, are also invasive. They invade your privacy going back to your grandmother, in many cases right back to great-grandmother. Here’s an expose, for Different Truths. Ten […]


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Makar Sankranti: A Pan-Indian Solar Festival Celebrating Bounty

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Spread the love            Makar Sankranti is an important pan-Indian solar festival, known by different names. It is known as Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Pedda Panduga in Andhra Pradesh, Bihu in Assam, Magha Mela in parts of central and north India, as Makar Sankranti in the west, Lohri in North India and by other names. Makar […]


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Moon and Madness

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Spread the love           An intense, inward-looking poem, by Deeya, for Different Truths. The whining noon Eavesdrop on the dead shore Of your eyes, it saunters on The purring lips The death of my cat Is moon and madness to me?   The girl in satin  With auburn hair peanut eyes Speaks the Inca tongue I see death […]


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Braveheart Captain M.N. Mulla Chose the Dignity of Death over Dishonour

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Spread the love           Braveheart Capt. Mahendra Nath Mulla MVC wilfully chose never to forsake his men; leave them behind when a torpedo fired from the Daphne-class Pakistani submarine PNS Hangor struck his ship, INS Khukri, sliding it to its final resting place, off the Kathiawar coast. Maj Gen Raj pays a tribute to the Braveheart, in Different […]


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From Silence to Resilience!

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Spread the love           Here’s an inward-looking, women-centric poem where Aishwarya talks of her voyage, her insecurities and strengths, for Different Truths. as I pondered in silence… my life reeled before me from when I’d my sensibilities a myriad of collages replayed some clear, some cluttered, yet, somehow they all mattered!   a journey indeed ~ it’s […]


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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: The Forest Fire – LIV

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Spread the love            Nilanjana recounts a tale of the Maya or Cosmic Game of Lord Krishna, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. “The innocence of the cowherds is amazing. They liked being led on by Krishna.” Parikshit observed. Sukha answered, “Oh, yes. To be a part of the cosmic drama, where one is […]


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She

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Spread the love           An evocative poem by Sarala that celebrates the innocence of a girl-child within an old woman, in Different Truths. Behind her silvery threads  Creaking bones  Wrinkled face Lifeless eyes  Still, there is an innocent Child  Wanting to fly kites Cutting her friend’s kite And holding her tight  Saying sorry, I will buy you more!  […]


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