Life

A Wrinkled Smile

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Spread the love           A short story based on real life that explores various layers of relationships, by Anumita, our Managing Editor, exclusively for Different Truths. Kathy watched the bony fingers holding her arm and smiled at the twinkling eyes looking at her. Those eyes were surrounded with wrinkles yet a vibrancy emitted from this person. She […]


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Oh, this Beer …

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Spread the love2          2SharesSarala tells us about the plight of an alcoholic, who lost everything to his beer, in the verse, for Different Truths. I curse myself every day  Why I started drinking beer  From teenage years  Every time making me run to the loo  To empty my bladder  Again, I reach out to the next […]


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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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Respect Our Basic Human Right: Aretha Franklin

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Spread the love           A tribute to the music Diva, Aretha Franklin, who blossomed into a fine acclaimed artiste, but also a Civil Rights advocate, Native Americans’ rights supporter, Women’s rights advocate, varied causes that she supported silently, or through performances, and with money. Rupa profiles the African American icon, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different […]


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Living on in Death and Back to College Too

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Spread the love           Rupa talks about her mother-in-law’s progressive views. In life and death, she carried her will. In death, her body is going to medical research which will benefit waitlisted organ recipients and medical research community that may find miracle cures a step short of discovery. Here’s a new weekly column, beginning today, exclusively for […]


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My Story: Ravi – III

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Spread the love           Here’s the third part of the four-story novella, by Meenakshi. Ravi tells his story, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Hi! I am Ravi. I work for a large multinational corporation that is trying to integrate modern mechanisations to our handloom industry and help restructure and rebuild the weaving community with […]


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Ayushman Bharat far from Universal Healthcare

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Spread the love           PM Modi’s announcements of building toilets, Ayushman Bharat, and opening up of more AIIMS do not fulfill the requirements for universal comprehensive health care to our citizens. The social determinants of health, like supply of clean drinking water, adequate sanitation system, proper housing, nutrition and sufficient wages to meet the day to day […]


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Malayali Greed has Come Home to Roost: Unprecedented Flood Devastation is Man-Made

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Spread the love           It is no time for a blame game. And yet it may be not be inappropriate to do a reality check. The agonising experience has put the fear of God back into the Malayali mind, which he had long exchanged for material and matter. And God, who had lost his own country to […]


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With Love, From Benares

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Spread the love           For building the premise of sex-workers in Benares many literary pieces had delineated several tales. Zamindars and their consorts, atrophies of Baaijibaris over the time, the fate of their true love labours that was stamped to be illegitimates and many more. A graduate of TISS, social work was Atrayee’s profession. She talks about […]


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The Dancing Bees

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Spread the love           An evocative poem about nature by Ritambhara, exclusively for Different Truths. The first bloom of the season The blossoming flowers in their utmost beauty  The beauty that is to be cherished, a feast to the eyes A feast for the squandering bees O’ what a beautiful day it is, quells the little bee […]


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