Marriage

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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A Gold Watch of the Bishop, a Stick of the Gardener and the Train

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Spread the love           A Bishop had blamed the son of the gardener for stealing his gold wristwatch. The gardener too had beaten his son blue-black. Was the boy a thief? A story by Swapna. A Different Truths exclusive for the Special Feature in Different Truths. There was a hue and cry in the morning! Lo, behold. […]


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Do the Lions Have Their Own Storytellers?

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Spread the love           Arindam, our Editor-in-Chief, talks about the ownership of the narrative of Africa, by its people, using the ‘lion’ metaphor, by Chinua Achebe. He tells us how he discovered Africa within him, during his formative years. Four insightful edits by the Africa Special Issue editors, Michele Baron, Luz María López, Olaitan Maryam Mojisola, and Swati […]


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Status of Childescents in India Worrying, says CRY Report

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Spread the love           The report coming out on the World Population Day, last week, highlights that there are nearly a 100million childescents between 15 and 18 years in India, and this huge population remains largely invisible as children and hence, under-addressed. A report, for Different Truths.    Highlighting the continuum of childhood and emphasising that the age-group within […]


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Have a Heart

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Spread the love           ‘Have a heart.’ People say figuratively to the heartless but what of the mite who literally did not have a heart to speak of, or rather one too small to sustain her after birth? Imagine a beautiful brilliant son abroad, who soared skywards career wise but had no time for marriage and a family […]


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2019 Election Launch Pad of BJP is Out

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Spread the love           Arun Shourie, like one BJP spokesperson says, is cursed with “too many grey cells for his own good” – he loses himself in the labyrinth. What to make of Shourie, Hamlet or Othello? Or just plain lost in the woods! A tongue-in-cheek take on politics, for Different Truths. “What the hell’s going on?” […]


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The Wood Wide Web: Why we need a Mowgli in us!

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Spread the love           Mowgli’s woody world is full of deep love for the jungle and animals of all shapes and sizes, within it. Rudyard Kipling’s story is laced with moral lessons to respect Nature and greenery. Mamta tells us how Joginath Sahoo’s green brigade in Odisha, and P.T. Shinde, a school teacher, near Pune, helped reforestation. […]


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Indian Eve: Still a Long Way to Go

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Spread the love            Ruchira tells us about the trials and tribulations of being a girl-child or a woman in the patriarchal Indian society, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. For fifty odd years, India has been my homeland. A city-bred educated woman, (to put it modestly), hailing from a comfortable middle-class family, I […]


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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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